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 sales@shopwareinc.com 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 Level 1, Lathe, or Wire system)-$1,200

  • Intel Core™ i5 Quad Core (Or Intel Xeon Quad Core)
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Solid State Hard Drive recommended)
  • DVD-Rom
  • 8 GB Ram
  • Nvidia® Quadro Series Graphics Card – Quadro K600
  • Dell® 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor (optional)
  • Windows™ 7 SP1 64-bit Professional

Premium System Specs (Best value and performance for 3D work)- $2,450

  • Intel® Core™ i7 (Or upgraded Intel Xeon Quad Core)
  • 250 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • DVD-Rom
  • 8 GB Ram (Possible configurations of up to 32GB)
  • Nvidia® Quadro Series Graphics Card – Quadro K2000
  • Dell® 22” Widescreen Pro Series LCD monitor (optional)
  • 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.

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 6xx Series

Nvidia’s GeForce Product Family

(Note: The GeForce series cards are fine for Mastercam, but are not compatible with Solidworks or other 3D CAD systems)

Recommended Professional Series Cards

Nvidia Quadro® Series

Mill Level 1, Lathe, or Wire EDM:  Quadro K600

Mill Level 3, 5-axis:  Quadro K600, K2000, K4000 and up

Nvidia’s Quadro Product Family

Comparison of New Quadro Cards (PDF)

We do not recommend the Quadro NVS line of graphics cards or any Integrated Graphic Solutions (On-board motherboard Graphics)

Mastercam looks best at a minimum of 1280 x 1024 video resolution.  Widescreen monitors are beneficial and dual monitors are a plus.  Windows 7 64 bit is recommended for use with the latest Mastercam versions.

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