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I'm buying a computer, need advice on hardware components

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I want to buy a computer, to be build by the computer supplier.
I need some good advice. I will do graphic and 3D work among other, but I will not be a prof. graphic artist. I want a strong and fast computer that shows graphics sharply, but have to watch the price. One of my questions:
What graphic card is better, a Geforce GTX 560 (TI) or a PNY NVIDIA QUADRO 600? What is the difference between them? Or has someone a better idea for choosing a graphic card?
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Hi MissElly< Posted Image

What software will you be using?
What is your budget?
Will you be doing any video editing/transcribing at all? If the answer is NO, this is a list of cards that have been tested and are supported.
If you do use video, for best results you should stick with Nvadia cards.

Geforce GTX 560 (TI) or a PNY NVIDIA QUADRO 600? What is the difference between them?

This is not a ccomparison with the power of the cards as they are vastly different, (i doubt that the Quadro would play the Sims)
A GTX is aimed at consumers, with drivers optimized for gaming, watching videos, etc.. A Quadro is almost identical, same GPU but different RAM amount and the drivers are optimized, aimed at professorial photographers, more reliable drivers, direct support, so you pay top dollar.

Have a browse on this page for more informed information. https://www.google.c...cr=&safe=images

This will give you a couple of builds to look at and some useful tips.


Edited by iammykyl, 19 January 2012 - 09:57 PM.

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