Video Card Problems/a new graphic card


i am planning  to buy a new pc with these speSamsung S23A700D 23 inch 3D LED LCD Monitor cifics :

cpu : i7 3770k 3.5 ghz 8 mb cash
motherboard : asus P8Z77-V DELUXE(ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)

rams : 16 gb ddr3 1600 or 1866 (G.skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit)

cooler : Noctua NH-d14 CPU Cooler

monitor : Samsung S23A700D 23 inch 3D LED LCD Monitor

but the video card is the problem......since i'm planning this pc for a beginer user to 3d programs (maya,3d max,zbrush,mudbox,) and for intermediate projects
i have to get a quadro card but it's too expensive here and can't afford it so i tend to either gtx 600 series  or amd 7950 or 7970 especially when i'll use it for games

and watching movies too

i heard that gtx 600 series have troubles with 3d applications is that true...?and if it is , are they that much troubles that would make me avoid them (i know they

won't be like quadro cards but at least they can manage my needs for learning and doing small or intermediate projects)

or you advising me to go with amd...but in that case they don't support phsyx for games

the gtx l'm planning to buy is one of these:

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC 3072MB GDDR5 Windforce

ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5    


so can they satisfy my needs for 3d applications  especially maya & zbrush........?

Do you have ATI FirePro hardware available in your region of the world? It tends to cost less than the comparable Quadro hardware (FirePro is to Radeon as Quadro is to GeForce), and would be better suited to the applications you need to run (as they are also certified and optimized - although Quadro generally has the edge for absolute top end performance). Something like the V7800 or V5900 would be very suitable candidates (and cost much less than the flagship Quadro hardware).


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