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A family friend is asking me to make a new computer for them. Having come from an iMac, they want the build to be able to run a 4k display under smaller workloads (Light CAD, not gaming applications). The only problem is that they want to use as small of a case as possible. In looking for a graphics card that fits the case they wanted (a Lian-Li Q19A), I can only find cards with gtx 960 chip sets or lower that fit. I just don't know if those cards are enough to drive the monitor under the light loads and would like to be sure before giving them a quote for the build. Any help you guys could give in picking a card would be appreciated. I don't have a problem with using amd graphics cards, but don't have as much experience with them, as all of my other client builds, as well as my personal rig, have used NVIDIA chip sets, so any recommendations there are very welcome. Thank you all in advance. 

 

P.S. Because the Lian-Li case is relatively easy to open, I would like to find a card that sticks with a white/black/silver color scheme like the rest of the build. If possible, I would like to avoid a red, orange, or blue GPU

 

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A GTX 960 would be enough.


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R9 280-280x-380-380x and the GTX 960 would all be good GPU's to handle standard 4k tasks. 


Currently have a Zotac Amp 1080 TI with a Ryzen 5 3600.

Nothing fancy but it does well for 4k gaming.

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15 minutes ago, leofoam said:

A family friend is asking me to make a new computer for them. Having come from an iMac, they want the build to be able to run a 4k display under smaller workloads (Light CAD, not gaming applications). The only problem is that they want to use as small of a case as possible. In looking for a graphics card that fits the case they wanted (a Lian-Li Q19A), I can only find cards with gtx 960 chip sets or lower that fit. I just don't know if those cards are enough to drive the monitor under the light loads and would like to be sure before giving them a quote for the build. Any help you guys could give in picking a card would be appreciated. I don't have a problem with using amd graphics cards, but don't have as much experience with them, as all of my other client builds, as well as my personal rig, have used NVIDIA chip sets, so any recommendations there are very welcome. Thank you all in advance. 

 

P.S. Because the Lian-Li case is relatively easy to open, I would like to find a card that sticks with a white/black/silver color scheme like the rest of the build. If possible, I would like to avoid a red, orange, or blue GPU

 

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maybe an evga 960? 


I am stupid and far from enthusiast.

 

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4 hours ago, leofoam said:

 

Don't buy a kingston SSD

 

Don't buy an OEM windows key if you're going to buy an OEM key

If CAD work is the only goal why don't ya just get a workstation GPU?

the W4100 here has 4 mini display port outputs and is low profile with a low profile bracket, it's also ya know, built for CAD workloads, it's $150 ish, next step up is the W5100 and it's around $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195132&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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