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Can I replace this $600 build's $200 graphics/video card for a cheaper one?

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November 29, 2013 7:29:56 AM

Hi. I'm more of a software guy, so I don't know too much about hardware... I've decided to build my own PC using the parts described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfGE4i_A6E4

The problem is, the creator of the video includes a $200 graphics/video card which is simply too much in my opinion (the entire build is $600).

So, my question is, would it be possible to switch out this graphics/video card for a cheaper one? If so, which one?

This is a gaming PC and I honestly won't be doing much gaming. It seems to me that the graphics/video card plays a major role in gaming. I spend most of my time in Photoshop, After Effects, Dreamweaver, etc.

Thanks for all your help! I look forward to seeing this community's answers.

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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2013 7:39:43 AM

Hello,

Yes you can replace the card for a cheaper one if you so desire and it will still be a pretty good computer.

Here's a suggestion:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This card is almost as good as the one the guy showed in the video, so you're not missing too much of a performance.

Hope this helps^^
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2013 7:46:21 AM

This is what I recommend for you as that build is not for CPU intensive tasks.
The CPU is most important for photoshop etc..
$444.45 Without OS http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2b9g2
$599.91 With OS http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2b9sx
The video card is added to aid in video decoding and general rendering (CUDA, DivX etc..)
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