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November 15, 2013 6:19:02 PM

Last system I built was 8 years ago. I've tried to register on PCPartPicker so I could submit a complete list, but they haven't sent me a confirmation email.

We use our system for surfing the web, AutoCAD, Video Editing, Photos and my wife likes her PrintShop.

There are so many graphics cards (not to mention SLI and Crossfire setups) out there it makes my head spin. This is my first AMD system and am interested in the new "ultra-wide monitors". Thought I might ask if anyone has any graphics cards' suggestions or comments (on any of this stuff) based on the below.

Thanks in advance.

Budget (computer only) - $1,200

So far...

CPU: AMD FX-8320
MOB: ASRock 970 EXTREME4
MEM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Cool: Noctua NH-D14
PSU: Rosewill Capstone 450W
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
HDD: From old system
DVD/CD: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Monitor: LG 29EA93-P 60Hz 29.0"
OS: Win 7 Pro

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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2013 6:22:12 PM

So, what's your budget on the GFX Card itself?
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November 15, 2013 6:26:56 PM

Looks like less than $300.
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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2013 6:35:53 PM

you could go with a GTX660ti then or an AMD 7870 or 7950, they are all around 300 dollars and will probably more than enough power for what you're looking to do.
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November 15, 2013 6:56:12 PM

Thanks. I'll start by giving these guys a look see.

I need to do a little more research on the mobo and memory. I went to the ASRock spec site and found the mobo doesn't support the FX 8320 and the memory I've spec'ed. I've found an ASUS mobo, but it hasn't had the best of reviews.

Argh..
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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2013 7:11:46 PM

That mobo will support both the RAM and the Processor perfect. You can actually throw in another 16GB of the same RAM in there and still be safe.

the Socket is AM3+ which is exactly what that processor uses so you're good.
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