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Old 04-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm building a new PC soon (with the help of a friend - my friend is much better at building PCs than me this is my first time =)) and I'm looking at this graphics card:

AMD FirePro

(I hope it's okay to post links - it's the AMD FirePro V7900 in case the link doesn't work.)

I'm going to be using the computer as a render farm for my graphics related projects (I'm a graphic designer so I'll be using a lot of After Effects, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Maya, etc.) I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on this card or if anyone has recommendations on similar items within this price range ($500-$800 max). If it's higher priced than this one, can you let me know why it's better and how much better it is? I'm only going to be using 1-2 monitors max so I'm trying to figure out what the best option is.

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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the FirePro costs around $650 i think, but i was thinking something like 2 ATI Radeon 6950's, which would run very well with CrossFire and even with EyeFinity ! hope this helps
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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the FirePro costs around $650 i think, but i was thinking something like 2 ATI Radeon 6950's, which would run very well with CrossFire and even with EyeFinity ! hope this helps
The FirePro isn't that expensive. They start around $110.

Something like this would work well.

Newegg.com - AMD 100-505637 FirePro V3900 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card

The FirePro cards are designed for graphic design and video editing.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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Hi guys! Thanks for the recommendations - I was wondering what your guys opinion is of this one also:

Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win DUAL GPU 2048MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Dual DVI + miniHDMI Graphics Card 02G-P3-1569-KR Black: Electronics

(in case the link doesn't work, it's EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win - $490)

My friend and I went to our local electronics/computer store and the guy there recommended this one as a possibility (we didn't buy it but took down the information about it).
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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omg im so sorry, i was looking at the wrong *face palm*
a gtx 560 ti would be fine, maybe even a gtx 560 ti OC which should only be about $50 more
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you will need a card with a lot of graphics memory, atleast 2gb in my opinion
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even just getting an average card, but finding one with 2gb of DDR5
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Hi guys thanks so much for the responses! =)
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have you got any ideas mustardgirl yet ?
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I will go with nVidia GTX 560 Ti. Its performance is quiet good compared to costlier AMD models.
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