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CAD/Gaming Computer GPU Question

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August 7, 2011 3:17:42 PM

Just want some opinions on which video card to buy. I am getting ready to build a new system, and I know every component I am going to buy with the exception on the GPUs. I use CAD and Revit throughout the day, and I play FF and COD in the evenings. I am looking at buying the following:

Dual GTX 590s or Radeon 6990 (Will run 2 if they will Crossfire and fit in the system.) Using a Asus Rampage III Extreme MB and Raven RV02 Case.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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August 7, 2011 3:21:31 PM

will this computer be making you money???

if it is- pls consider a pro style workstation card......they'll still play your games at night......but will leave you with much more support for all professional 3d type programs

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...

another thing to consider is the lack of supply of 6990s and 590's as well........altho there seems to be a few 590's around
August 7, 2011 4:43:21 PM

Yes this computer makes me money. I have looked a workstation cards, and a total workstation build. To build an equal workstation versus a gamer based PC is a difference of approx $3000.00. And since I am building two of these systems, I can get two for the price of approx. one workstation computer. If I went with a workstation card it would be a nVidia 5000 most likely, but even with the 5000 or 6000 I would have to have two cards to run my 6 monitors, which at $3700 for a 6000 would be quite expensive (over $10,000 rig). Have you played any MMOs with a 5000 WS card? If so did you get good performance? Would be interested to know. Thank you for the responcse.
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