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What non workstation GPU should i throw in a $2000 work build?

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August 6, 2014 9:12:34 AM

Ive put together a build for a family member when they gave me a $2000 budget.

Im use to making gaming builds so i would love some input on which graphics card she would actually need.
She uses the newest adobe suit mainly for photoshop and illustrator as well as a few other programs like articulate storyline because her work is mainly creating E-learning programs for companies.

I have an EVGA gtx780 with 6gb picked out since i wanted to go high end with lots of Vram.
I just need to know if this graphics card is even necessary. Like, would it be much better than a gtx760 for her line of work? Cause if its not i can go from a 4 core i7 to a 6 or maybe add another 16gb ram.

Thank you

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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 9:32:40 AM

I probably need the whole specs to suggest the most compatible card. But generally for photoshop and illustrator work ram is required as much as graphics. So i suggest 8 GB ram with something like gtx 750 Ti or gtx 650. If it is a system like with quad core i5 than yeah you need to go with the gtx 760.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 9:33:12 AM

I believe the Titan Black is an all-around card without the inhibitors usually placed on gamigng cards vs professional cards.

Failing that, a Quadro card is good or the AMD FirePro. Graphics workstations typically require less powerful cards thann gaming computers - just FYI.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 9:39:25 AM

Don't you think Titan is going way over the budget. And if his system is like i3 or i5 than i think Quadro card or amd firepro is going to be a bottleneck.
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August 7, 2014 10:22:43 AM

Sorry I guess more specs woulda been nice. The important stuff is

I7 4790k
16gb vengance 2400 mhz ram
Samsung 256gb evo ssd
3tb 7200 hdd
Evga 850 80 gold psu
And a hyper 212 cpu cooler

She's more than likely getting the 780 with 6gb cause she likes the sound of it but wouldnt mind saving money if its unnecessary.

Shes also coming from a garbage i3 laptop with 4gb of ram so im sure shell be excited for this major performance boost regardless of graphics card
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:25:28 AM

I'd really suggest the R9 295x2 if you're looking for a $2000 card, but if you're spending the $2000 on the system as a whole, I'd say the 780/780TI is your best bet for a solid <$1000 graphics card. It should be plenty fine.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:35:55 AM

LOL R9 295x2 is way over her limit and way over what she needs. If you want the OP to spend money like waterfall tell him to buy Nvidia Grid motherboard and graphic card that way he never need to buy or build another PC that much expensive. Simple gtx 780 like OP said is more than enough.
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:39:13 AM

Lol I thought it means a $2000 graphics card not a $2000 total build :p 

My B.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:40:59 AM

Shadowblade2652 said:
Lol I thought it means a $2000 graphics card not a $2000 total build :p 

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Have to be Bill Gates daughter son in law to afford a 2000$ graphic card xD
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:42:35 AM

goku1234567890 said:
Shadowblade2652 said:
Lol I thought it means a $2000 graphics card not a $2000 total build :p 

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Have to be Bill Gates daughter son in law to afford a $2000 graphic card xD


Isn't it like $1,495 or something.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:44:44 AM

Dude it's a figure of speech, take it as a joke not seriously.
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2014 10:47:05 AM

Haha okay.

@OP
The 780TI should be good enough for her.
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2014 11:18:40 AM

goku1234567890 said:
LOL R9 295x2 is way over her limit and way over what she needs. If you want the OP to spend money like waterfall tell him to buy Nvidia Grid motherboard and graphic card that way he never need to buy or build another PC that much expensive. Simple gtx 780 like OP said is more than enough.


Strange choice for the answer :??: 

I'm not going to argue it though
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