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Upgrade Graphics Dell Studio 540 for 2560 X 1600 res

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October 21, 2011 9:40:17 AM

I am close to buying a NEC or Dell 27" or 30" monitor with 2560 X1600 resolution. My main use will be for Photoshop editing and to enjoy viewing my digital photos, and HD Home video. My current monitor is NEC 20WMGX2 and I probably would like to use this as my second monitor.

I'd like to get the best graphics card upgrade for my needs for the existing system. Don't want to overdo the upgrade. Also, looking to add internal Blu-Ray burner. If it helps, I can upgrade my PSU as well.

My current system
System: Studio Desktop 540
Processor: Processor, Q8200, 2.33, 4MB Yorkfield, 95W, M1 Video Cable
Hard Drive: 750GB, S2, #1 Hitachi, GEM-K
RAM: 6GB
OS: Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
PSU: 350W

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Thanks for reading my long post.
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October 21, 2011 12:31:10 PM

HD6670 maybe.
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October 21, 2011 12:34:21 PM

Or a gtx 450, adobe likes cuda cores. Though that would be close with a 350W psu.
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October 21, 2011 2:47:58 PM

Euh, yeah, quite :D  Which nvidea btw, in case the op wants cuda, something like a GT 220 ?
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October 21, 2011 3:52:04 PM

Yeah, i have read somewhere that adobe ( who makes photoshop if my memory isn't as bad as i think ) has a liking for cuda cores.
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October 21, 2011 4:42:03 PM

Right.

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October 21, 2011 6:21:25 PM

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TBH, even at that res, if you're not gaming, a HD5450 is enough.


Will this be adequate to handle 25MP photos? I plan to get Sony NEX-7 soon. I just bought a refurbished NEC PA271W-BK and it's already getting shipped :-) .
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October 21, 2011 6:44:07 PM

Also, any link to HD 6670? I see several makers have same numbers and I read a review on Amazon that said he uses 550w PSU. If that is the case I might as well get a PSU and any recommendations it as well with links to Amazon or newegg?

Thanks.
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October 21, 2011 6:55:27 PM
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October 21, 2011 11:29:32 PM

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October 21, 2011 11:30:27 PM

Thanks all. I ordered 6670 from Newegg and it's already shipped. Need to order DVI cable and I should be all set by next week with monster screen :-)
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October 21, 2011 11:34:56 PM

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