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Graphic Design Machine - what card?

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July 5, 2010 7:39:15 PM

Hi, I'm planning on upgrading my current set up. I don't play any games but here are my uses:

- I'm a graphic designer so constantly pushing Adobe CS
- Currently getting into 3D design (probably 3D Studio Max and I also use Adobe After Effects)
- I want to edit HD video MTS files and render them
- I also produce music using demanding software synths like Spectrasonics Omnisphere

I'm thinking of going for this bundle so far..

Asus P6X58D-E (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz @ 4.00GHz
Akasa Venom CPU Cooler
Patriot Viper (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Triple Channel

(http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU...)

Thermaltake VA3000BNA < my current case which I think I'll keep

So basically, I don't really know anything about graphics cards etc. I don't want to pay extra for a gaming card if I'll never get the benefit..or maybe there are cards specifically for vector / 3D design and handling AVCHD video ??

Also, what power supply should I need? (currently only 450W)

Thanks!
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