Is this a decent GPU?

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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  1. 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=N82E16814150540 will work well for you.

    If your maybe can become a definite, you could get the 6850.
  2. 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=N82E16814150540 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?
  3. check out this card if the $150 HD6850 is out of the question: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150564
  4. I believe XFX offers a lifetime warranty.
  5. rage33 said:
    check out this card if the $150 HD6850 is out of the question: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150564

    I read some of the reviews and about half of them were negative.
  6. 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.
  7. 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=N82E16814500187

    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
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Yeah, I'd have to agree, Diablotek's are know for having poor quality. I can recommend some with good quality.

    SeaSonic S12II 520
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600
    XFX Core Edition PRO550W
    Antec EarthWatts EA-500D
    Antec NEO ECO 520C

    All of these have good reviews, a trusted name and a decent price tag.


    Also, the video cards I'd probably chose from would be a GTS450, GTX 460, Radeon 6770 or a Radeon 6850.
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