I am looking to build my first computer. I work in Maya (CG Animation/Modeling/Texturing/Rendering) and photoshop. I don't care about video games. Preferably, I'd like to buy a big monitor with this budget ($2000).
Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks
Budget Range: $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, Video Editing… Gaming not so important.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: None (need to buy everything)
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: None.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200.
If you could help me out with the parts, that would be great - I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to building a computer.
I use my GTX 660s for 3dsmax but it is more of a hobby. My friend uses Maya and a Nvidia Q4000 for work and he says his system handles 15M polys before it starts to slow down. You can't compare apples to oranges and comparing a 4000 to a 680 is doing just that.
+1 for thinking
Quadros are fine, as are the firepros, bot are meant for workstation based graphical processing...