Re: here is my final build plz tell me if its good
hmm that's interesting. I did some looking around the autodesk site to see if they had similar information regarding max(my main ap), and i found pretty much the exact same text about how the quadro's are better suited for high end graphics packages. I glanced over the white paper on quadro vs geforce and there is some good info in there.
I still think that in the end it all comes down to what you will be mainly using maya for. Lots of polygons, and being able to move freely in that environment, that award would go to the quadro. I know that I have never had a problem in max 2009 with lag running the 9800. But at the same time I never really have more than 20-30 million tri's in the viewport at once and max is a different 3d package as well. I just DL'd the trial version of Maya 2009 so I am going to play around with it. But I would say if you aren't really sure how much power you are going to need the quadro will have all of your bases covered. If all you are doing is game art then it would be able to do it for sure, and at the same time allow you to adventure into more high end 3d processes if you wanted.
So the quadro is going to be a sure thing, the gaming card a cheaper option. The fun (haha) part about 3d is no matter what your machine can do, you are going to try to push it further, just the natural way of things. The quadro wins in flexibility I think so I guess I just sorta posted away not getting you any further, but it was fun. Good luck with the build and let me know how the card works.