Im running an asus N73J. It has been stable for all of the assemblies that I have worked on. No crashes yet
. THe assemblies I work with are probably an order of magnitude larger than anything you are likely to have in your racer.
I can't remember if I have even moved up to 2012 yet lol. Large companies always lag a ways behind the currect rev.
3 words that will give you the biggest bang for your buck : dedicated video ram.
Shared video ram pretty much gets ignored and will cause crashes.
gaming cards are cheaper and will get the job done but be prepared for the crashes.
Solidworks requires goofy video cards because all of the major grunting is done on the GPU not the CPU like it should be. A carryover from when vram was so much faster than ram.