Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:29 PM
An easy way to save money is on the case. You can get pretty bland cases for very cheap which will knock an easy $70 USD off your price.
I would say the weakest point in your system is that video card though. Once you upgrade the video card to an ATI 5850 at least with similar RAM you should be ok. Also note that I said OK and not GREATEST SYSTEM EVER.
AMD Phenom II X6 2.8ghz
8GB DDR3 RAM
XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB DDR5, 26" Widescreen HDMI
500GB + 80GB HDD
Windows 7 Pro, Mozilla Firefox, AutoCAD 2011, Solidworks 2009