Generally, you would buy a Quadro card only if you have a 10 bit monitor... A GTX card will cost less, and run faster
For a PARTIAL comparison of nVidia cards http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/GPU.HTM
-and Harm's comparison http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1217145 for i7-3930 CPU
The official list for CS6 is not very long, but the 'hack' http://forums.adobe.com/thread/629557 works well as long as the card has at least 1Gig of video ram
In addition to what John stated, those three Quadros are all substantially slower than even a cheapo GeForce GT 640, let alone the higher-end GTX 660+ GPUs that we generally recommend. In fact, depending on the rest of the specs on your system, any of those Quadros might be slower in GPU accelerated mode than any plain old GPU is in software-only mode. And that's not to mention that the Quadro 400 and 410 each have too little video RAM (only 512MB total graphics RAM) to even enable GPU acceleration at all in Premiere Pro (Premiere Pro generally requires 1GB or more graphics RAM to even enable GPU acceleration at all).
As such, if you absolutely MUST have a Quadro, the only model that's worth anywhere close to its asking price is the K4000, which at over $700 street price is way over your maximum budget. And even then, it is no faster than a GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost that sells for four to five times less money.
Thanks much for the replies!
Since i'm a beginner, i have compiled a configuration with my budget.. Please let me know what will be the best Graphics card for the below configuration and also is this configuration ok for running Adobe Creative Cloud without any glitches. I'm gonna use this config for editing short films.
i7-3rd GEN i7-3770/3.4 GHz 8M Cache,3.4To3.9GHz
Intel-Ivy DZ77SL-50K 16x,8.Ch.S,L/DVI,USB 3 ES,F/W
Seagate SATA HDD – 1TB
Still seriously underequipped, IMHO. You need at least 16GB (or better, 32GB) of system RAM for Premiere CC. And unless the Ivy Bridge (LGA 1155) CPU/Z77 motherboard combo is substantially less expensive than a comparable Haswell (LGA 1150) CPU/Z87 motherboard combo, go for the newer (Haswell/i7-4770K, Z87) platform,
And one disk is nowhere near enough for any decent NLE to run smoothly, You will need at least two to three additional disks for Premoere Pro CC to run at its best.
Great! Thanks for the suggestion. So with this config will 660Ti be a better option for graphics card.
Go to http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM and scroll down a page or two for 3 price/performance level computers for Premiere Pro... these are, of course, MY ideas about what to build, if I was building a new computer for myself... YOUR ideas may wind up being different
Also, lots of build ideas in these links
-what PC to build http://forums.adobe.com/thread/947698
-2 how to build videos http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1104182
-another video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1145366
-another video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1132363
-planning & Building http://ppbm7.com/index.php/intro-part-1
-memory for LGA2011 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1098759
-an Adobe FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878520
-several more links http://forums.adobe.com/thread/815798
-build tuning http://ppbm7.com/index.php/final-results
Hey John, thank much for this help... the links helped me a lot.
Regarding the hard drive spec, you really must have at least TWO hard drives - one for the OS/programs, and another "dedicated" drive for media and projects. Never put your video assets on the C: drive. Make sure the video hard drive is high-performance, meaning 7200rpm SATA such as Western Digital Caviar Black. Do NOT use "green" drives, they are low-performance.
Optionally, if budget allows, use two drives for video and create a RAID 0 (two drives act as one) to double drive performance. This is easily done in Windows Disk Management when formatting, just create a Stripe Set.
Safe Harbor Computers
Thanks a lot! Your suggestions made me to learn many things. Appreciate it.