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A Workstation PC for 3D Design and CAD usage.

The Tornado is an upper-mid-range workstation PC suitable for programs like 3D AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Revit, Solidworks, Pro Engineer, Catia and of course 3DSmax. It is very powerful machine for those on a tight budget.  It is fitted with the latest Ivybridge quad-core CPU and a Quadro 2000 workstation Graphics card to enable proper 3D design work. The enormous Hard drive (2TB) is a Caviar Black version (which is the fastest 7200rpm Hard Drive available) is speeded up even further with a 60GB Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache drive – an awesome combination.

Price: R14730 + VAT = R15652,38 (Price valid as at 19th November 2012)
Includes Assembly and Stress Testing.

The Tornado is very cost effective but still contains the important components that go into making a very powerful CAD machine. It is ideal for someone who needs a solid workstation.


  • It uses an Intel I5 quad-core Ivybridge processor running at 3.4 / 3.9 GHz  with 16GB of RAM.
  • Reliable high-tech ASUS Motherboard.
  • nVidia Quadro 2000 Workstation Graphics
  • 2TB 7200rpm Twin processor  hard drive
  • Built-in 1000bit/s Network adapter
  • 7.1 Audio built in for surround sound
  • 24x DVD Read/Writer
  • Wireless keyboard and Mouse
  • 2-year warranty

This is what you get:

Built-Up Computer - The Tornado – 3D CAD Workstation

Technical DescriptionDave's CommentPicture
Intel ivybridge lga1155 i5-3570
Quad core / 4threads , 3.4GHz / 3.8GHz turbo boost
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Intel I5-3570 Ivybridge CPU

ASUS 2x Dual Channel
Gigabit LAN, 2x SATA6G, 4x SATA3G, 2x USB3 ports
4x USB2 ports
Further Motherboard details are confidential. It has taken many hours of research and testing to find the optimum motherboard for this system. The exact motherboard designation will be provided on the invoice.
Picture of ASUS Workstaion Motherboard

ASUS Workstation Motherboard

16GB DDR3-1866
See below for more details about the RAM
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16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM DDR-1866

nVidia Quadro 2000 GraphicsProfessional workstation card
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Quadro 2000 Workstation Graphics

Corsair CSSD-C60GB 60Gb Accelerator series 2.5" SATA3G SSD60GB Cache SSD
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60GB Corsair Accelerator Cache SSD

Hard Disk Drive:
WD 2Tb Digital Black, Sata6G, Dual Processors, 7200rpm, 64MB cache
Fastest Performance 7200rpm Hard drive on the market.
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Western Digital Caviar black 2TB Hard drive

DVD Writer:
24x , Sata , black, super-multi : DL dvd+R , dvd±r/rw + dvd-ram + cd+/-rw
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LG 24x DVD Writer

Keyboard and Mouse:
Logitech 920-003161 Wireless Desktop MK220
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Logitech wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Krator Neso4 - N4-20U03 piano Black - 2.0 channel speakers
Surprisingly good sound
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Krator Neso-4 PC Speakers

Corsair 500W
500W is quite sufficient for a Quadro 2000 graphics adapter and an Ivybridge processor
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Corsair CX500 500W Power Supply Unit

Zalman Z9 plus with temperature displaySee below for more details about the chassis
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Zalman Z9+ Chassis

Price does not include a monitor or software.

  • If you purchase Windows, I will install it for you and update it with the latest service packs, patches and drivers.
  • If you purchase Antivirus, I will install it for you and download the latest definitions.
  • If you purchase one of the Microsoft Office suites, I will install it, download the latest updates and set up Outlook to work with your e-mail account.

Optional extras:

There are literally thousands of extra goodies that I can supply you with. Take a look through the “Computer Components” Pull-down Menu at the top of the page.

To browse through the available Windows 7 and Windows 8 versions, click here

Some more info on the RAM and the Chassis:

Picture of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866

Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 RAM

Picture of Zalman Z9 Chassis

Zalman Z9Plus Chassis

To order one or to discuss any changes or additions, please give me a call  on 021 558 7076 during office hours, or simply fill in this form: