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

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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.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Any decent gaming card in your price range will do the rest of what you need handily.
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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.
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March 3, 2012 8:28:59 PM

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