Originally Posted by Aquinus
He has put a lot of emphasis on multi-threading and as a Comp Sci student VT-d would be nice (something k-edition skt1155 chips do not have.) On top of that, you're spending a premium on memory and the SSD when it isn't necessary.
He wants something that will last a long time and can be upgraded. skt1155 doesn't offer ANY ability to upgrade the CPU or memory if you go this route and get a 3770k.
We're talking about programming, 3D rendering, and and multi-tasking. Gaming doesn't appear to be the primary goal of this rig, in fact it needs to be capable of gaming and being a workstation, which is why I recommended a RAID to begin with.
Def skt 2011 or AM3+ Machine would be up to the task.
this card would definitely fit the task at hand but probably not the bill lol