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Good graphics card(s) for mild gaming and video editing?

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March 3, 2012 5:11:41 PM

What's a good graphics card(s) for video and photo editing, and mild gaming? Thanks in advance.

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March 3, 2012 5:56:48 PM

Photo and Video editing does not tax your video card very much, for that memory, hard drive, and processor speed are what you need. Go here and read this.

Any decent gaming card in your price range will do the rest of what you need handily.

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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2012 6:03:24 PM

jitpublisher has it covered for non-gaming, so...

For gaming at resolutions of 1080p or lower you should be looking at either a Geforce 550 Ti or better, or an ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6770 or better. If you have a set amount you'd like to spend then you get a lot more for your money with a Radeon card, similarly for a given performance level the Radeon cards will always be cheaper vs. the Nvidia stuff. Basically, you're looking at around $100 for an entry level card, but keep in mind that you'll need a power supply with a minimum of 400W on the 12V rail and at least one 6-pin PCIe power connector to run these types of graphics cards, so depending on your current setup you may need a new power supply as well which will also run $75-100 for a quality unit. Your mother board will also need a PCIe x16 connector in order to install one, which shouldn't be an issue as long as your PC is was new within the past 5 years or so.
March 3, 2012 8:28:59 PM

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