Nvidia GT 430 right for my needs?

I am in the process of building my first custom build pc and have a question.
I want to learn how to make computer games and will be installing 3ds Max and using the unreal engine once the machine is put together. My question is whether the video card that i want to purchase will be sufficient enough to run those applications in order to display the rendered graphics.

GeForce GT 430
link to video card http://tiny.cc/d7o2h

will this be good, or in what direction should i head towards.


Also i will have an amd phenom II x4 955
with 8gb of ram

thanks for any help that the community can provice
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  1. no, refer to your other post, no need to post twice about the same question. get a gt240, the gt 430 is slow despite being called a higher number.
  2. Thank you so much for replying. One more thing though.

    I found a gt 240, will this be good enough--- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121353R

    Or should i go for a Radeon HD 5670, even though its more expensive it's a whole lot better correct?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121362 ---ASUS brand
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127528 ---MSI brand


    thanks again
  3. the Difference between the nvidia 240Gt and ati 5670 isn't so much huge. Just go with nvidia 240Gt and save the bucks for some huge future upgrades. but if you really want a 5670 you can go with some 512Mb version they are pretty cheap and moreover some models of this card can be found for $65. Good luck.
  4. the gt240 does support cuda which may be useful for your video rendering depending on the program you use.
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