Acer Solidworks and 3D Printing

by Justin S Posted on: 12/7/2022

Build Description

Small form factor PC for light CAD work in Solidworks and running slicers for 3D printers.

Favorite Feature

A2000 GPU is small Form factor but powerful, replaced the little T600 quadro GPU. Also designed and 3D printed a fan adapter to run a Noctua fan on the stock CPU Heatsink.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake 2.5GHz Six-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake 2.5GHz Six-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $179.99
PNY NVIDIA Quadro RTX A2000 Single-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
PNY NVIDIA Quadro RTX A2000 Single-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $499.99
Build photos show my older T600 quadro card, but I have since replaced it with this 6Gb A2000 which is an absolute monster at a low power requirement. Best GPU for low profile height SFF builds.
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL22 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CT2K8G4DFRA32A - Green
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL22 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CT2K8G4DFRA32A - Green
Qty: 1 $57.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal SMR Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal SMR Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $49.99
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $189.99