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post #11 of 16
Go with this mobo dude
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-583-_-Product
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post #12 of 16
Rather than deal with flashing cards to make Quadros, are you sure you will even need a Quadro? Buying a Quadro is NOT just about what BIOS the card has. While some cards can be flashed to match, there are also hardware differences. The real advantage comes with the support you will gain. I've heard plenty of stories of people having issues with X program and Y Quadro card and the Nvidia engineers will write custom drivers just for you and your application.

But if you don't need a quadro, a 450 would probably be plenty. As for motherboards, unless you plan to overclock a ton (which you shouldn't unless you can afford to lose actual work), just about any brand will be just fine.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
I've heard plenty of stories of people having issues with X program and Y Quadro card and the Nvidia engineers will write custom drivers just for you and your application.
That right there is just nothing short of Amazing. I guess that's why they charge a hefty premium for Quadro cards, it's the personal custom service you are paying for then.
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The Quadro 2000 is optimized to Navisworks and Autocad. The guy im building it for, his boss used a 450 on a laptop and the performance is pretty lacking, so yeah i'm pretty sure he needs it
 
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did you think any about redundant hard drives? or do they have a backup system already in place?

I mention this because in a business environment, I would hate to lose a ton of money over something as stupid as an hdd failure.
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Originally Posted by ZHoob2004 View Post
did you think any about redundant hard drives? or do they have a backup system already in place?

I mention this because in a business environment, I would hate to lose a ton of money over something as stupid as an hdd failure.
Yeah, I told him that

He should already have a backup drive in case.

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