What card to get

Ok,
I'm new to all this and need some help. I need a prebuilt that I use for Auto Cad/ Photo Shop and Sketchup.
On prebuilts .... for around $1,000 I can get either the AMD PhenomII Six core / 8 GB Memory? 1 TB HHD The card that come with them are HD 5450 /5750 /6670 I can also get a i7 same Memory etc: with a GTX 530.
So what card do I go with, or what prebuilt would you recommend?
Thanks for your help.
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  1. 6670 is better.
  2. GTX 530? wuttt? do you mean GT 530. or is it GTX 580?. well if its a 580 you will be ok for what your gonna do. You don't need anything pro. But that I7 will last you alot longer than the Phenom six core
  3. Rockdpm said:
    GTX 530? wuttt? do you mean GT 530. or is it GTX 580?. well if its a 580 you will be ok for what your gonna do. You don't need anything pro. But that I7 will last you alot longer than the Phenom six core

    Ok the it's the GT530 seems like I need a HD 6970. theres so much out there and I don't want to make a mistake.
  4. The i7 would be better but you'd probably want to replace the gpu.

    The 6 core with the 6670 is decent.
  5. esrever said:
    The i7 would be better but you'd probably want to replace the gpu.

    The 6 core with the 6670 is decent.

    Your the second person that said go with the i7 why... also if I look for the i7 which seem to come mostly with the GT or GTX, and I get .... 8 GB Memory...1TB...HDD
    what card is going to work.
  6. well the i7 cpu is more powerful

    its fine if it comes with a gt as long as its more powerful than the 530.

    Something with 440 or higher would be good.
  7. i'm the third person to recommend to go with i7 they have too strong power as compared to AMD 8 cores even..
  8. how about the i7 with the HD6750
  9. perfect....
  10. Or compare it to the GTX 550 or 560
  11. then gtx 560 is alot better.
  12. This is the closes thing that is decent in a prebuilt if I go that way.
    http://www.frys.com/product/6664984
    And I can't seem to find a i7 with a 560 prebuilt.
  13. yes, but many people make thier custom built cause they are cheaper and better.
  14. Time I add software and give a friend a couple bucks to help me I'd be about 1300 for the same machine.
  15. list all of the components.
  16. Give me a few...
  17. i7 2600k
    gtx 560
    8gb ddr3 1600mhz
    1tb
  18. you can save a lot of money getting a gts 450 and maybe a cheaper case. you don't need a gpu that powerful if you don't game
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    cheaper mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    slightly cheaper memory
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