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Hi everybody,

My father recently saw my sig rig and was so impressed by it that he has offered to pay me to build him two new office rigs. He wants two identical machines, one for home and one for his office. I'm pretty sure I can sort out all the details on my own but I'm a little confused about what kind of graphics card he will need.

His usage will be 100% work, no gaming. However, he does do some 3D rendering. He has 2 jobs. He does museum exhibit design and is big into investing. He does some AutoCAD work and does 3D renders of his projects to send to clients to show them what his work will look like. However, it is not crazy detailed so I don't think he will need a killer GPU.

He has also said that he definitely wants dual screen, possibly dual 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 (the new Apple cinema display) monitors. He was pretty adamant about the high res monitors.

What is the cheapest GPU that can handle dual 2560x1600 without having a low frame rate while moving windows and such?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I mentioned the investing stuff because he likes to have a million windows open at once looking at all sorts of market data simultaneously. I think thats why he wants the high res monitors. He wants lots of desktop space to work with. Plus he likes the high res for his 3D work and engineering of his exhibits.
Edited by Epitope - 1/6/11 at 4:50pm
    
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price range?
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post #3 of 19
GTS450 whould be good.
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A 5770 should work well, and you can easily find them for under $125 new.
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Originally Posted by tconroy135;11917402 
price range?

Thats the thing. I'm more concerned about performance than price. I want the cheapest card that can handle the resolution with good performance. Whatever that may be.

As somebody else mentioned already, I was thinking a 450 or 460 but didn't know if those would be overkill or not for office style work.
    
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post #6 of 19
Yes a 5770 would do good. If you really want some security/future proofing a 5830 is the MOST he will ever need.

5770's can be found for $100 if you can find some decent sales.
    
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post #7 of 19
gts 450 all the way
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It seems like I was on the right track. GTS 450, GTX 460, HD 5770 had been my initial thoughts. I really appreciate the help guys. Keep it coming!


EDIT: What do you guys think of this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187129&cm_re=GTS_450-_-14-187-129-_-Product

I like the idea of a passively cooled GPU. I doubt he will ever stress the thing to 100% for any length of time. I plan on having good airflow in the case.
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post #9 of 19
if it's office, a 5770 whould be useless, as he is more than likely to do CUDA. if he is doing office and excel, then a crappy 2005 card whould be ok, but for perfect performance with cuda, and the ability to 3ds MAX and stuff like that, a GTX460 768 is fine!
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;11917668 
if it's office, a 5770 whould be useless, as he is more than likely to do CUDA. if he is doing office and excel, then a crappy 2005 card whould be ok, but for perfect performance with cuda, and the ability to 3ds MAX and stuff like that, a GTX460 768 is fine!

Just so you know, AutoCAD does not use CUDA.

This GTX465 is $10 cheaper than the current cheapest GTX460 768MB on newegg right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162052
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