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I'm building a computer for my friend and he want's a graphics card for digital imaging. He's not really a PC gamer so he won't need any high end gaming cards but one that will put good quality and detail into graphics. What should I get him? and the budget is around $100
post #2 of 8
Take a look at ATI's 4670 or for a bit more the 4830,good performance within your budget.
 
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post #3 of 8
4670 should save you money, its a really strong card, i can play pretty much anything and everything on ultra right now, except crysis of course, thats a killer xD

with regards to digital imaging its not GPU intensive its CPU intensive, really no matter what GPU u have it falls on the processor to process it. also more ram and hard drive space the better. GPU would be your last option for such work, just my own experience

Rendering on the other had such as cinema 4d and stuff does require some GPU
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id say anything in the 46** series will do him fine
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I'm getting THIS, it should be good
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4670

Low power consumption and very good performance for it's class
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4670 as slowend said low power consumption(no need for 6 pin power connector) and good performance
    
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Hahahah. Thread title sounds like you're buying your graphics card a christmas present.

Go with the 4670.
    
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