looking for the best "bang for buck" in setting up a cad station that needs 4 screens hooked up.
Debating between going with a quadro nvs 450 + active DP to DVI cables vs anything you guys might suggest.
As the budget for this build is rather tight. (450+ the dongles is quite expensive), are there any reccomendations you guys/girls can offer up?
the NVS450 has 4 cores and only requires a 350W PSU and no PCIe power connectors but only has 512MB of DDR3 memory (256MB per GPU)
if you would use two desktop video cards like a GTX 560 with 2GB of DDR5 ram ($200 each) in SLI mode, you will need a good PSU with 4 PCIe power connectors which might cost an additional $100+, you only run two cores but are clocked faster, uses faster memory and higher 256-BIT rate.
if you have a good PSU and two 16x PCIe slots, I might would consider the second option. it hard to find info on how well professional softwares run on desktop GPUs
the problem with the firepro cards is the need to buy all the active dongles for the screens, as the ones he has lack displayport. i offered a build featuring the v7900 which supports the four, but i hvae to tack on the 120 bucks just for the dongles