SolidWorks System requirements for 2023

SolidWorks system’s basic hardware requirements aren’t too hard to meet, but such a computer will not provide you with satisfactory work experience. That is why we have fashioned a selection of high-performance workstations that far outstrip the recommended SolidWorks system requirements.

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Recommended SolidWorks System Configurations

EK Fluid Works workstations are carefully optimized for the highest performance and time-saving during the most demanding design and visualization projects in SolidWorks, all while staying cool and quiet. Check the recommended configurations and choose the workstation that works for You

EK Fluid Works S3000

  • ASUS Prime X570-P/CSM
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • 32GB (2x16GB DIMM DDR4 3200MHz)
  • NVIDIA RTX 3080

EK Fluid Works S3000

  • ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
  • 64GB (2x32GB DIMM DDR4 3200MHz)
  • NVIDIA A6000

EK Fluid Works S5000

  • AsRock TRX40 Creator
  • AMD Threadripper 3990X
  • 128GB (4x32GB DIMM DDR4 3200MHz)
  • NVIDIA A6000
EK-Fluid Works Studio Series S5000 workstation with 4 GPUs and high-performance CPU – well beyond SolidWorks hardware requirements

Highest SolidWorks Performance

These preconfigured EK Fluid Works workstations have been meticulously optimized to deliver the best working environment for any SolidWorks project. EK’s liquid cooling system enables the CPU and GPUs to maintain their highest boost clocks, netting you the ultimate performance and time savings of up to 25%.

EK-Fluid Works Studio Series S5000 workstation with multiple GPUs – the ideal system for SolidWorks Visualize

Reliability Is the Name of the Game

EK Fluid Works workstations utilize server-grade materials and liquid cooling components for long and reliable service life, free of leaks and malfunctions. Liquid-cooled components have a boosted longevity and lower power consumption thanks to considerably lower operating temperatures, ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership.

EK-Fluid Works Studio Series S5000 computer with SolidWorks-recommended AMD Threadripper CPU and EK water cooling

Premium Quality & EK’s Renowned Design Philosophy

Every water block utilized in the EK Fluid Works Studio Series workstations is made of the highest-grade aluminum and features EK’s latest cooling engine for optimal heat transfer, performance, and low coolant flow restriction.

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Configure Your SolidWorks Workstation

Our workstation configurator is at your disposal to customize the best PC for SolidWorks that meets your own requirements.

And if you need some extra help to do so, our liquid cooling experts are always happy to lend a hand.

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  • How does liquid cooling benefit my SolidWorks workflow?

    Liquid cooling has many benefits with little-to-no drawbacks. It is substantially more efficient than standard air cooling, with drastically lower noise output and temperatures, and best of all, it boosts performance – making your PC up to 25% faster! No matter the intensity or time requirement of a design, you can count on the full power of the EK Fluid Works workstation to be at your disposal.

    For more information, visit "“Why Liquid Cooling” where we explore the finer details of water cooling benefits.

  • Can I customize my SolidWorks workstation?

    If unsatisfied with our current selection of SolidWorks computers, you can further adapt the systems adapt the systems

    to suit your particular workflow and requirements. They can be loaded with the highest-performance CPUs, like AMD Threadripper Pro, Intel Xeon Scalable, 2TB of DDR4 RAM, and multiple professional Nvidia RTX GPUs like A6000.

    If you are having difficulty choosing the best computer configuration for SolidWorks, let our experts help out.

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  • What are the upgrade paths?

    You don’t have to go for all the “bells and whistles” right from the get-go. You can purchase a configuration upgrade at a later date. We provide pre-assembled, pre-filled, plug & play GPUs thanks to our industrial-grade dripless QDC. You can easily increase the computational and visualization power of your EK Fluid Works workstations as your workload expands.

  • In the event of component failure, how would I service my workstation?

    In the unlikely event that one of the GPUs fails, it can be easily replaced with a pre-assembled and pre-filled GPU. You would simply disconnect the dripless QDC, remove the faulty GPU, insert the replacement GPU, and reconnect the tubing. It is straightforward and hassle-free servicing.

  • Is liquid cooling safe and reliable?

    All the components and materials used in constructing our EK Fluid Works cooling systems are of the highest quality.

    All tubing is made of automotive-grade EPDM, resistant to considerably higher temperatures and degradation levels than it could ever experience in a desktop computer environment.

    Premium gaskets and high-purity aluminum are used to manufacture the water blocks to ensure long, leak-free service life.

    Industry-proven, redundant Xylem D5 pumps are entrusted with pumping the coolant to all the vital components of the liquid cooling loop.

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