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January 31, 2012 2:08:16 AM

I'm looking to be doing a small amount of gaming and some video editing, Photoshop, and a little bit of 3d modeling in Blender. I've come across this GPU. Is it a decent graphics card for what I need? If not, feel free to make any suggestions, but I really don't want to spend more than 130 or so (MAYBE 150).

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January 31, 2012 2:27:00 AM

azeem40 said:
It really depends on your other components, such as CPU, Motherboard, PSU, and RAM.

However, I would think that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will work well for you.

If your maybe can become a definite, you could get the 6850.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 LINK
PSU: Diablotek LINK
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB LINK

Is there a big difference between the XFX and the 6850?
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January 31, 2012 3:07:06 AM

I believe XFX offers a lifetime warranty.
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January 31, 2012 12:25:27 PM

Don't get the card in your first link, it won't game.

How large is your budget? You need to buy a new PSU and GPU.
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January 31, 2012 12:29:29 PM

Well i hate to tell you Spectrum, but for gaming......The firepro isnt the best in the world. a high low end card will be the best for you. I have ignored the negative reviews on many things and came out best by still getting the product. I have had luck with alot of computer parts that had only a 50% 5 egg rating. However the reviews for that card are as you say.....Negative. If you want to do 3d modeling, get a little bigger PSU and try CUDA. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you could get maybe a Good Quality (Not diablotek) Power Supply and this card which rates better and the same price. Which btw i have a GTS 450 and have nothing bad to say at all about it
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January 31, 2012 4:38:00 PM

4745454b said:
Don't get the card in your first link, it won't game.

How large is your budget? You need to buy a new PSU and GPU.

I thought the PSU didn't affect performance?
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February 1, 2012 12:53:19 AM

But you have a diablotek. It will effect performance when it blows up and your PC doesn't turn on anymore. The GTS450 and 5770/6770 need PCIe power, and I really don't trust your PSU to power a light bulb.
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