Im starting a 3 year course at uni on digital design ie learning to use software like Maya, 3dsmax, Photoshop, blender zbrush and the likes. at the same time my dad is planning to become a heavy Photoshop user and use video editing software. we are planning on mutually owning a computer to do these tasks.
What card would you recommend for doing these tasks. Is something like a quadro 4000 way overkill for non commercial usage and does the brute processing power of a card like a gtx670/680 make it better for workstation use than something like a quadro 600? what are the advantages of a quadro over a gaming card for amateur use?
Also while i’m at it should i go socket 1155 or 2011? if I was gaming I would go 1155 but for workstation i’m lost.
One last thing. The current generation of quadros have been out for a while. Is it better to wait for the next generation as I can wait about 6 months before getting this computer if needs be. Or is the next generation still a while off.