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Recommendation for CPU,GPU and MOB

I require a system that can run several virtual machines, photoshop and CAD 3D software

What CPU, GPU ( it would be nice if the GPU supports Linux out of box ) and Motherboard should I buy for this requirement .
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  1. your budget ... ?
  2. My Budget for cpu+gpu+motherboard is around $ 1000
    Which out of nvidia and ATI supports linux better ?
    should I buy Workstation level graphic card ( like quadro and ATI firepro ) for my hobbyist 3ds work/CAD
    or gamer level card will be enough for my needs ?
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    since you're not doing 3D/CAD professionally, a gamer level card like GTX 670 or HD 7950 will be enough, you should focus on CPU for rendering and performance.

    If you want the least possible trouble with linux i would say Radeon is the best to go with

    http://www.geek.com/chips/amd-finally-release-open-source-radeon-7000-gpu-drivers-for-linux-1477183/

    I think this build will be great for you :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $870.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 06:46 EDT-0400)
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