1 hour ago, GabeThePCHelper said:
I would stick with 8th gen. 9th gen chips would normally require at least a Z390 board.
I would go with the B360-I, I don't know what the H310 is, but the B360 is something I know.
9th gen can work on any 300 series chipset officially. However, a BIOS update may be required depending on when you bought the motherboard.
1 hour ago, DenvilX said:
All MoBo's will be provided by Asus if that's the concern.
Intel CPU is a requirement from a person, who requested a system and sadly my supply options are limited due to some restrictions.
I have option to opt into Asus Strix b360-i or Asus ROG Strix z390, but the last one will hit over the budget.
If you require Intel, then how about instead of going with the mainstream platform and go with the Xeon E CPUs on the LGA1151 platform? (specifically the 6 core CPUs)
1 hour ago, Turtle Rig said:
The 8700k when overclocked can handle your CAD situation, but I don't know much about CAD and how it uses more cores / threads.
I would personally go HEDT for a CAD workstation. 64GB 3200Mhz and drop in a 9900k which is soo cheap now 480 bucks only. Slap it on a gigabyte Z390 board
For CAD, the 8700K and even the 8700 will beat the 9700K. Specifically something like Autodesk Inventor Pro 2019, that will use up a bunch of threads, at the very least from what I have seen it can take advantage of 16 threads (out of 16, on a Ryzen 7 1700 system), maybe can use more but I personally haven't tested it.
44 minutes ago, bimmerman said:
I've never needed ECC ram for CAD, but if the user will be doing heavy FEA simulations then ECC will be good to have. The far more critical thing is the GPU-- a cheaper Quadro may outperform or enable features the RTX 2060 won't allow. This is highly application dependent though.
I'd go with the stock 8700 and not overclock anything. Reliability and warranties are key for a system you rely on to pay rent.
If you need reliability, you will want the Xeon platform, not necessarily the i7-8700. I should add that the 8700K does have all the business features unlike previous unlocked CPUs.