Not sure if I'm posting in the right area but it seemed to make the most sense
I have been looking around this and a few other websites for a similar case as mine but all I keep finding are people doing one or the other- Gaming OR Graphic Design.
Well, I do my fair share of both so I don't feel as though these results fit me as well as I hope to receive now.
My build (or what I am looking at doing right now) is going to be as follows
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
Stock cooler because I have no intentions of OC
ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156
8Gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1333 RAM
1TB WD Caviar Black SATA 3Gb/s HDD
OCZ 700W PSU
and the item I have the question about
XfX GTS 250
All packed inside a CM HAF-932
As stated before, the question I am posting about regards to the graphics card I have selected, I understand it is not a top of the line card (or even the most well received card) but it is cheap.
The reviews I have read on it say that it will work well with Adobe's Creative Suite which I am going to be using quite a bit
But some also say that it will run some newer games on high (if not max) settings
Now I am trying to find some of you with personal experience in this board and whatnot to see if the aforementioned build will do what I need it to
I probably won't be doing much if any 3d rendering or anything
All responses are appreciated.
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What are your budget limitations? You may as well get a better card if you have some flexibility in budget. From what I understand the GTS 250 is a slower performing 9800 GTX+, and ironically the 9800 is about 20 bucks cheaper.
(the reason I picked the 5770 over the 4870 is because of Eyefinity, I may not be able to use it right now due to lack of displayport monitor but I like the idea of it being available.)
3 monitors make me a happy, happy man.