Question Need advice on new GPU for new build

lsixecho

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I'm building a new PC for home office and need some advice on what GPU to get. I'm currently leaning to get a RTX 3060Ti but considering the shortages and very high cost for GPU's, I'm wondering if I could get and older card that will be more than adequate for my use.
I haven't selected my monitors but will need something that can run two 27" 4k (3840x2160) monitors.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2-3 weeks
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Chrome browser, Word, Excel, No gaming. The heaviest use on this PC will be for architectural drawings using Revit.
Although Revit has it's 3d modelling components, it doesn't seem to take full advantage of a 3d gaming card. My current setup is a with a GTX 680 and it does OK.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
This is the parts list I'm planning for.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor ($559.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($72.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($409.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($284.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 870 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Fanless 700 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply ($277.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2245.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-18 15:52 EDT-0400


Monitors: two 27" (3840x2160) resolution (60hz??)


EDIT
Maybe figuring a card for CAD work is a tough one. Revising question: what would I need to run two 4k monitors for mostly 2D, non-gaming work?

Thank you!
 
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lsixecho

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Since you are not gaming, Maybe consider a Quadro Card as I feel those are more suited to what you are doing.
I've looked into the Quadro and AMD's Professional cards and it seems like the "consumer" cards are just as good or equal in performance without the extra reliability the pro cards have. The pro cards are still way more expensive so for my home office use, I figure a consumer card will work.
 

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