i'd like to get the community's opinion as to which would be a better setup for my quad screen photography/design workstation...i can either go with the quadro nvs 440 or (2) firegl's - 3350 & 3600. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Since that is the case, you probably want to go with a Nvidia based solution vice an ATI/AMD solution. CS5 can take advantage of CUDA and can off-load some processing to the GPU. This is especially helpful when rendering large files. ATI/AMD Stream support is forthcoming, but not available at this time.
This being the case, the Quadro is your best bet. Good luck!