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Non-Gamer seeking advice on new GPU

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June 5, 2010 3:38:37 AM

EDIT: Building on a budget ~$900 after rebates

In building my first computer I've come across and narrowed down my GPU choices (I think). I'm not a gamer but want Nvidia for CUDA as I do BOINC and also for watching videos and very rarely encoding videos.

So here you go,

124.99 after rebate

EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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79.99 after rebate

XFX GT240XZHFC GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which one would better suit me as I don't play video games?
June 5, 2010 3:44:05 AM

What program do you use? can it utilize the entire 256 bit interface. Actually get 2 gt 240 that a way better deal especially sense they have 1 gb of texture memory.
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June 5, 2010 3:46:08 AM

For encoding I use DVDFab
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June 5, 2010 3:54:46 AM

Save some money and get the GT240 since you are not gaming at all.
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June 5, 2010 4:23:40 AM

Yah that gt is enough for you and it has cuda so cop that.
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June 5, 2010 4:27:32 AM

Best answer selected by Paulson13.
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