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).
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
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.