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I need your help selecting a video card, I have narrowed my build down to pretty much the end. I plan on running Dual OSX with Kakewalk. As far as my build this is what I have:

CPU: i7 920
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I plan on doing light gaming, the occasional Necrovison. But the majority of the time I will be editing 1080P video with Sony Vegas, Adobe After Effects, etc. I will also be doing a lot of photo editing with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, etc.

I'm not really sure what I need but I know I want to keep it under $150. You have been really helpful with all of my questions and concerns up to now and I doubt you'll fail me now. So thank you everybody!


Edited by HOTDOGS - 2/2/11 at 2:46pm
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Nice build, for light gaming, I'd get a 5770, I used to have when before I got back into gaming due to 2011's lineup, it preformed really well, could play quite a bit of games maxed out, including SC2. Its a cheap budget GPU, and preforms quite well for its price.
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How about this? With that price limit you are limited, ya know:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591
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How about this? With that price limit you are limited, ya know:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591
I second this. Didn't realize the 460 price drop occurred. The card is amazing, if you need to save more money though, the 5770 is a great card as well. 460 might be overkill for what your looking for though.
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Originally Posted by croSSeduP View Post
How about this? With that price limit you are limited, ya know:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591
I could squeeze that in my budget if it it is really worth the extra money.

I should also add that I am in Canada so newegg.ca and .ca links would be appreciated
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I have the XFX HD4650 1GB, that plays all the latest games at 1280x1024 fine..

also it can do all your photo editing stuff.
and its EXTREMELY cheap.
I got mine for £35.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-396-_-Product

Did the guy above me recommend a GTX460... really?? he doesnt need that sort of power... thats a waste of money.
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You may find a secondhand 280 or 480 for $150. Good luck though.
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Quote:
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You may find a secondhand 280 or 480 for $150. Good luck though.
seriously? come on.... the max he needs is about 3GB/s, the HD4650 passes that with flying colours..
    
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I don't want to just be on par, I would like to be over it in case I choose to get into gaming a lil more.
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post #10 of 16
Definitely go with the 460. Its cheap, and its a beast. Its worth spending the extra 20-30 dollars.

I have it, best decision I have ever made, I kill everything I play, without even SLI'ing.
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