I'm currently looking to get a new PC. Mainly interested in a Processor, Motherboard, Ram and video card.
I'd like to get 64gigs of ram, with a Quadro video card.
Thinking of starting with the Quadro 2000 video card, upgrading in the future to include the Tesla with an upgraded Quadro (Maybe Quadro 5000).
This system will run Windows XP 64bit, or Windows Seven 64bit. In the near future, Windows 8... If's it good...
Looking to stay under $2000.
What motherboard would be best to use for the Quadro series and later adding the Tesla? Will I need a specific size case for the motherboard?
I've used Intel processors and they've all worked great. Should I go with an i7 6-core?
All these apps have been available for years. Most of them will run happily in 4GB of RAM. Being able to put 64GB of RAM in a desktop machine is a relatively new thing. I would think very few of the apps are going to make good use of 64GB.
No harm in getting a motherboard with 8 RAM slots however (rather than 4 slots). Then it is an easy upgrade to add more RAM. On the other hand, RAM is cheap wouldn't cost too much to drop 64GB in it. But you'll notice the performance improvement of a good SSD more than you'll notice better performance from an additional 16GB of RAM.