I have been tasked with helping put together/select parts for a new computer for an architecture student. He'll be using Adobe CS5 (I'm still trying to figure out exactly what components of CS5), AutoCAD, AutoDesk Revit, AutoDesk 3ds Max (all 2012), and Rhino3D 4. I can figure out everything but which video card to select. How important is getting a Quadro over a GeForce for the above programs? I see that a Quadro 2000 will work for all of the above programs (I can probably get a 600 to work if I change CS5's config file) but it doesn't feel good including what are essentially a $450 GTS 450 or a $170 GT 430. Do the Quadro drivers really improve the software performance enough to justify the price premium for a student? If I went with a consumer grade card it would probably be a $120ish GeForce GTS 450 or a Radeon 5770.