I understand that the Quadro graphics cards are superior to the Nvidia cards for 3d modeling and rendering, so I can guess I should get one of the top Quadro cards, but I have no clue what to pair it with? I’ve never built a computer and am wondering if it’s wise for me to build one rather than buy one prebuilt.
- What would you recommend?
- Build it or buy prebuilt?
- If build, what components?
- If buy, where?
Budget is $2300.
Quadro is expensive while the cheaper GTX cards does the job for much less money. GPU isn’t much used while modeling (unless you use Raytraced mode, but even then a fast CPU may do the job). Use GTX for rendering speed and put money in a fast CPU (clock speed tends to give you speed more than cores does) for modelling speed.
I’d hold out for the GTX 1180 release. You should see deals on 1070/80/titan cards. As well as even better prices on used ones. If you can hold out that long, you might as wait for Ryzen 7 nm as well.