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Will be used strictly for Autocad Naviworks and CAD. Here's what I came up with:




TD = Tigerdirect, MC = Microcenter

Wishlist:
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=23455548
Edited by manifest3r - 4/30/11 at 9:45am
 
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Looks good to me......more ram would be nice
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I was expecting more comments!

I'll see if I can fit more RAM, but it's gonna be a real tight squeeze.

EDIT: Oops! forgot to put 2 sets of those RAM sticks!
Edited by manifest3r - 4/30/11 at 9:57am
 
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Looks good to me......more ram would be nice
Hear, hear 8gb of ram will suffice but more is always better for a workstation
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Hear, hear 8gb of ram will suffice but more is always better for a workstation
I actually have 16gb of RAM on the excel sheet, just forgot to adjust it on the newegg cart

Also, I changed the HDD to WD Caviar Blue 500GB, 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
 
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You're spending 450$ on a GTX 260?

Why not buy two 8800 Ultras for 100$ and mod them into Quadros?

I'm also not fond of your motherboard choice.

Of all the motherboards at the ~125$ price-point you decided on Biostar?
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I'm not the one building it, so eh...not worth the effort. Plus it wouldn't really be a real Quadro.

What's wrong with Biostar?
Edited by manifest3r - 4/30/11 at 11:37am
 
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I'm not the one building it, so eh...not worth the effort. Plus it wouldn't really be a real Quadro.

What's wrong with Biostar?
Yes, it would be a real Quado, if you simply flash the BIOS.

Do you realize that the only difference between a GeForce and a Quado is the drivers? You're paying for expensive drivers.

Biostar is a lower-tier motherboard manufacturer, as opposed to ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
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Yes, it would be a real Quado, if you simply flash the BIOS.

Do you realize that the only difference between a GeForce and a Quado is the drivers? You're paying for expensive drivers.

Biostar is a lower-tier motherboard manufacturer, as opposed to ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
Point taken, fixed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583

Unfortunately, the GTX 450's can't be soft-modded into a Quadro 2000
 
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Point taken, fixed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583

Unfortunately, the GTX 450's can't be soft-modded into a Quadro 2000
That's why I'm saying you should get two G80/G92 cards.

As far as I know (might want to do some research yourself), they're the last cards to be soft-moddable.
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