22 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2011 4:59 AM by screeen RSS

    NVIDIA Quadro 2000 vs. 4000 or 5000: Is the choice in video card proportional to the motherboard?

    screeen Community Member

      Perhaps the question should have been: will the full functionality of the Quadro 4000, or that of the new Quadro 5000, be facilitated by the system which i am considering to build (see below)?


      Noting the maximum power of a video card, how does one choose a video card to be consistent with the rest of their system, to facilitate that maximum?




      The system that I am planning is intended for making my art work, which includes video and image editing (photoshop, illustrator and fireworks sometimes,) and flash interactive programming and animation; so i will buy the Classic Collection suite to install on this new system.


      Proposed build in progress:
      CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K

      Motherboard - Asrock's Z68 Extreme4 (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4&cat=Specifications)


      Disks: 3 disk setup, NO RAID initially. See how that goes and RAID if necessary:
      120Gb ssd for OS & Programs, which brand?
      Projects disk - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM, 64 MB, SATA III
      or WD WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200rpm 64MB Buffer S-ATAIII HDD for Projects, Media and output
      Output and Storage disk - Caviar Green 3T. (see if the media cache needs to be 7200rpm)
      CPU Cooler - Noctua or CoolerMaster ?
      Tower -  NZXTH2 (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41942-nzxt-h2-silent-mid-tow er-case-video-review.html)
      alternatively - Antec.
      PSU - Gold Label 860W

      Add a Firewire400 PCI card  (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HJ24SI/ref=asc_df_B002HJ24SI1607349?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg -396-34-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B002HJ24SI)
      SD card slot if not onboard
      net device - add wireless
      dvd burner - which?
      bluetooth needed
      Windows 7 Pro English 64 bit


      All comments welcomed.