6 months ago
I'm looking to build my first desktop in order to further my education and career in Geographic Information Systems. It will primarily be used for large amounts of spatial and attribute data analysis, but also needs to process high-resolution satellite imagery and interactive maps. Concerning budget, I would prefer to stay under 2,000 dollars but am open to spending a little more for a significant increase in performance if necessary.
Applications I would be using: ArcGIS Pro w/Enterprise, TerrSet, ERDAS These are the requirements for ArcGIS Pro, but I know very little about hardware: CPU: Recommended: 4 cores Optimal: 10 cores platform: x64 with SSE2 extensions RAM: Recommended: 8 GB Optimal: 16 GB or more Display properties: 24-bit color depth DirectX or OpenGL Display: 1024x768 (Dual Monitors) Visualization Cache: up to 32GB Storage: At least 32GB SSD I'm not sure about a motherboard but sites I've visited suggest starting with that, even though other components determine what motherboard I may want. I am really in over my head with this stuff, I don't know if I've been specific enough but any and all suggestions are welcome.