Have to open series of images, generally 2-4 series per exam, each series contains several hundred to several thousand images, each image being roughly 500kb - so studies are routinely 100s mb's to gb's in size. Workstations at work are xeon something or others with 4gb ram and nvidia quadro 3xxx series. Obviously I'm not interested in doing that at home due to cost, and I'm not sure there is even a point since most of the 3d manipulation is done server side and viewed with software thin clients.
Mostly I was wondering if there would be any advantage to >4gb ram in that setting, or there was some feature of a consumer grade video card that would be helpful.
Also, it would be nice if a new computer could eventually support the multi monitor setup I described in the first post.
Considering ati 5850 and 5870 - any comment on noise/heat?
As for the rest of the computer - I think I'm going to drop the SSD for now. Are there any good alternatives to the samsung f3 spinpoint 500gbs - they're out of stock at newegg currently.
Also, I could use some help with the motherboard. Was going to with an ASUS 1156 - not sure if there is much reason to get the ~$120ish board vs 160 vs 200 - reliability, stability would be important.
Thanks for any input - hopefully looking to order in the next 10-14 days.