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post #21 of 31
If you're going to use a micro-ATX case anyway, then you should absolutely be looking at microATX boards instead of ITX boards, the selection will be better and the prices will be lower.
     
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I'm really confused right now with the video cards for this workstation..

I'm looking at either HD 7750 or 7850 vs a very pricy NVIDIA quadro 2000.

Are these two ATI cards performing better since they are PCI-E and newer cards vs the NVIDIA quadro?
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post #23 of 31
I could be wrong here

But I have heard that ATI is currently Crippled in this sort of work

That you are better off with nVidia for Cuda

Current List of SImple Quaddros

go with the k1000m or k2000m unless the 2000m has gon down is price
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M? those are for the mobile or laptop right? O_o
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I'm really confused right now with the video cards for this workstation..
I'm looking at either HD 7750 or 7850 vs a very pricy NVIDIA quadro 2000.

The quadro 2000 is the workstation edition of a GTS450. For many more standardized acceleration features, like openGL and shading, the newer AMD cards there are the better performers. That said, the raw performance here is not typically all that important as long as the card selected provides adequately smooth workflow, which most any decent GPU likely will in this case.
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Are these two ATI cards performing better since they are PCI-E and newer cards vs the NVIDIA quadro?

ATI doesn't exist anymore, they were bought by AMD years ago. All of the cards in question here are PCIE so I'm not sure what you are talking about.

If you aren't sure whether the workstation card is going to be beneficial enough to warrant its high cost, the best option would be to pick up an inexpensive consumer card for now, and see if it meets the needs of the person whom you are building this for. If it does not, then that card can be sold on the used market at a slight loss, and a workstation card can be purchased instead. If it comes to that, at THAT time, it would be worth investigating whether the W5000 from AMD or the Quadro 2000 from NVIDIA would be better for autodesk applications (I honestly don't know). On paper, the W5000 is a much more powerful GPU for about the same price so that would be my pick if the applications I were intending on using would take advantage of an AMD card correctly.

I thought you had already decided on this route up there in post #15 with the HD5570 2GB card. What happened to that plan?


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I could be wrong here

I'm thinking that is the case here frown.gif sorry
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But I have heard that ATI is currently Crippled in this sort of work

ATI was bought out by AMD years ago. There are plenty of workstation cards still available from the red team. In fact, AMD is in some ways ahead of nvidia in this market, witha better selection of 28nm workstation cards already available.
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That you are better off with nVidia for Cuda

Some programs use CUDA, some use more standardized acceleration like openGL, some rely on more proprietary profiles in the workstation driver for acceleration. As far as I can tell, autodesk apps will be accelerated by the vast majority of workstation cards from either the green or red team just fine. Furthermore, a good number of consumer class cards seem to pass the majority of tests for acceleration as well for autodesk.
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Current List of SImple Quaddros
go with the k1000m or k2000m unless the 2000m has gon down is price

Those are mobile cards. I'm not sure how that is applicable to a desktop build.


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yes I was definitely looking at the wrong chart rolleyes.gif

look how fast I got jumped lol

http://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/product-comparison/Quadro-Product-Comparison.pdf

No new version of the workstation 2000/D =(
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I'm really thinking of not getting a workstation card. and buying a GTX 640 or 650 instead...
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Yes, that's what I'm suggesting. Try to find a GT640 4GB like the one I linked to in post #7, it would make a good "consumer" workstation card.
     
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I know this is overclock.net but the needs of the end user should be considered.

One thing to consider would be to use a non-k version i7 and stock coolers, if they have no desire to overclock then why spend an extra $80?
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@mdocod
I have just found out that GTX 6xx series are very unstable especially for 3D studio Max.

@Shimme
is it really not advisable to use i7-3770k if you're not going to overclock it? (I maybe doing a slight overlock may be done from 3.5-3.9 without changing voltages)

@ALL
I'll be saving up for a workstation card instead. I'll use the intel hd 4000 for now as I am just a beginner in 3ds max.
Now, the last question will be, what will be the best motherboard for my workstation? NO SLI but 2 GPUs(not in SLI) maybe used separately for different autodesk functions. maybe 32GB RAM will be needed. Suggestions are welcomed.
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