My Step Dad has asked me to build him a new PC for running AutoCAD 2009 on XP (and eventually Win7). He'll be mostly doing 2D work but he's started to do quite a lot of drawing/rendering in 3D. Quite complex stuff, but certainly nothing as detailed as drawing an entire engine or aircraft.
I've decided to go for a package with an ASUS P5Q Pro MoBo, Q9400 Quad Core and 4GB of RAM. I'm just wondering what GPU to go for. I really can't see the need for a top end GTX 295 or even a 9800 GX2 considering what he's doing. I thought maybe a 9500 GT with 1GB RAM would do the job? Considering that card is about £60 I could even SLI a pair for added power if need be later on.
Does this sound like a good set-up? Any suggestions?