Mastercam PC Specs

ShopWare understands having a quality, powerful PC will only improve your Mastercam experience.

Below you will find our pre-built Dell® PCs that are configured, optimized, and Mastercam pre-installed and tested.

Although Mastercam may function on a PC with lower specs, it is not advised.  PC pricing has become very affordable.  Save yourself some headaches and invest in a reliable system.

ShopWare is a licensed Dell® Distributor.  Please contact for the latest pricing and to order.

Please note pricing below are ‘ballpark’ numbers. PC pricing changes daily and are subject to change. Systems can be custom configured based on your requirements and will be quoted accordingly.

Recommended Systems:

Basic System Specs (Good for a Basic Mill Standard, Lathe, or Wire system)-$1,750

  • Intel Core™ i5 Quad Core (Or Intel Xeon Quad Core)
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Solid State Hard Drive recommended)
  • DVD-Rom
  • 8 GB Ram- minimum 16GB recommended
  • Nvidia® Quadro Series Graphics Card – Quadro K620 2GB
  • Dell® 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor (optional extra)
  • Windows™ 7 SP1 64-bit Professional

Premium System Specs (Best value and performance for 3D work)- $2,800

  • Intel® Core™ i7 (Or upgraded Intel Xeon Quad Core)
  • 250 GB Solid State Hard Drive and supplementary storage drive
  • DVD-Rom
  • 16 GB Ram (Possible configurations of up to 32GB)
  • Nvidia® Quadro Series Graphics Card – Quadro K2200 4GB
  • Dell® 24” Widescreen Pro Series LCD monitor (optional extra)
  • Windows™ 7 SP1 64-bit Professional

Ask us about Laptop configurations!

General PC Information:

Video Cards, a very important component

There are a number of video cards on the market. Not all offer the same experience. We recommend video cards that utilize the Nvidia graphics chipsets. Make sure your video card drivers are up to date! Go here to update your Nvidia drivers.

Recommended Professional Series Cards

Nvidia Quadro® Series:

Mill Level 1, Lathe, or Wire EDM:  Quadro K620

Mill Level 3, 5-axis, Solid Modeling:  Quadro K620, K2200, M4000 and up

Nvidia’s Quadro Desktop/Workstation Cards

Nvidia’s Quadro Mobile/Laptop Cards

We do not recommend the NVS line of graphics cards or any Integrated Graphic Solutions (On-board motherboard Graphics). On-board graphics will not work with Mastercam X9 and newer. This includes all iterations of Intel HD On Board graphics.

Mainstream Cards

(Video cards that you could find at your local electronics store)

Nvidia GeForce cards as follows:

Mill Level 1, Lathe, or Wire EDM:  GT & GTS Series

Mill Level 3, 5-axis:  GTX Series

Nvidia’s GeForce Product Family

(Note: The GeForce series cards are OK for Mastercam, but are not compatible with Solidworks or other 3D CAD systems. However any ‘gaming’ or consumer based card is not recommended vs. the Quadro line.)

Mastercam looks best at a minimum of 1280 x 1024 video resolution.  Widescreen monitors are beneficial and dual monitors in full 1080p are a plus.  Windows 7 64 bit is recommended for use with the latest Mastercam versions. Windows 8 and 10 64 bit are both compatible as well.

Any questions on PC or laptop recommendations please contact us @ 888-222-7126.