I'm going to be building my own rig this summer because I have outgrown the "house computer" and am heading off to college and was wondering what you all think I should put in it. I am looking to spend anywhere from 1,500 - 2,500 dollars - whatever will give me the optimal bang for buck + longevity. I have a good idea for specs. of most of the components; 2gb RAM, Intel core 2 duo, 150 or so gb hd, (I have an external to supplement) I have a monitor but will get another for dual. I am lacking specifics - part of the reason being I will not be building until end of summer and do not want to purchase anything now... Do any of you recommended a certain brand or line of products specifically for 3D? What video card would you recommend assuming I were to purchase it today - keep in mind this would be primarily a workstation not for games - and how much would you recommend spending on said graphics card? Would a card like this
NVIDIA QUADRO FX1500 PRO VIDEO EDITION PCIE 256MB 3D GRAPHICS CARD - PNY QUADRO - VCQFX1500-PCIE-PB-V - SPARCO.COM
be good... more? less?
Thank you for taking the time to read this, any responses would be very helpful
P.S while on the subject, would you recommend any laptops specifically for 3D?