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Tell your friend she needs to nerf the rogues
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two 580s will run you about 1k, after that power supply 1k wattage is around 150+, intel i7 CPU are costly dont get my wrong intel gets the job done you can get 6 gb of ddr3 for about 150 or so then the motherboard if its gonna be a nice one they usely run around 250+ :/ just throwing that out there.
you should throw a 480 slied drop 580s
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No way! As a shadow priest, I play 2s with a rogue, and 3s with rog/dru. Sooo ez!

And that's her main, so GL! =p
  
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post #24 of 33
why not get the 480/70 sli? they have the ecc memory and were kinda meant to be an inbetween for the quadro and gaming cards i think :S if not go for the 570's cheaper and still very powerful and lower power usage
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I recommend going to another forum or at least section of this forum for a question like this. You have to understand that most here are gamers and although extremely well versed in most things computers, don't know much about the professional side of graphics cards. You are going to get way more votes for Geforce due to this. Which may or may not be a bad thing. Only wishing you make the right decision for HER needs and I think you need to get opinions from a crowd that is more informed on 3D applications and have experience with them. Good luck on whatever you choose, either way I think she will be OK IMO, they are both great options.
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why not get the 480/70 sli? they have the ecc mamoey and were kinda meant to be an inbetween for the quadro and gaming cards i think :S if not go for the 570's cheaper and still very powerful and lower power usage
That's why I came here, because I just don't know. I did consider the 570s when she told me 2k budget, but wasn't sure if it could handle the load. Then I came across the Quadro line. So that's when doubt really kicked in.

I keep reading about how people feel that the 500 series is what the 400 series should've been. That's pretty upsetting to hear, so I completely overlooked that set.

I even skipped the 400 series myself. Both my rigs had 280s in SLI, but now 1 has 570 and 1 has 2 6870s in Xfire (I know, wrong forum to mention that I'm trying red. Don't h8 me now!)
  
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I recommend going to another forum or at least section of this forum for a question like this. You have to understand that most here are gamers and although extremely well versed in most things computers, don't know much about the professional side of graphics cards. You are going to get way more votes for Geforce due to this. Which may or may not be a bad thing. Only wishing you make the right decision for HER needs and I think you need to get opinions from a crowd that is more informed on 3D applications and have experience with them. Good luck on whatever you choose, either way I think she will be OK IMO, they are both great options.
Well said. Thank you. As we speak, I've been continuing to browse other forums. I just can't seem to stumble upon a reputable one for this kind of work. OCN is my home for research on most everything computer related, XS as well to a degree. More trust lies here for me, but the avenues are open.
  
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That's why I came here, because I just don't know. I did consider the 570s when she told me 2k budget, but wasn't sure if it could handle the load. Then I came across the Quadro line. So that's when doubt really kicked in.

I keep reading about how people feel that the 500 series is what the 400 series should've been. That's pretty upsetting to hear, so I completely overlooked that set.

I even skipped the 400 series myself. Both my rigs had 280s in SLI, but now 1 has 570 and 1 has 2 6870s in Xfire (I know, wrong forum to mention that I'm trying red. Don't h8 me now!)
i has a red card im an ex green team atm haha. but if its for 3d rendering and the like abd the quadro is out of budget id get the gtx 470/480. as far as i know they were made to be able do all that for the regualr person. fast enough but not fast to the point it was pointless to get a quadro. and they 5xx series doesnt have a few features like the ecc memory and a few others
post #29 of 33
With workstation cards like Quadro/FireGL you're paying more money for older tech, but optimized drivers for industry popular rendering programs like 3dsMax, Poser, etc.

A game like WoW would run better under retail drivers. 3DS, Maya, etc will run better with Quadro drivers.

I suggest you compare benchmark reviews of the retail 580 vs whatever workstation card you're interested in. Retail cards are always better bang for the buck tech-wise. Guess workstation cards are priced accordingly for corporate tax write-offs.
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Just a quick note for now, I will be back:

Most programs that do rendering can NOT use SLI. Sli is for gaming and gaming only. For rendering your better off with 1 better card or a workstation. Be a bit cautious though some programs play better with some cards.

This thread is a good place to read about some of these thoughts : too much computer for me
 
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