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Can I go lower than a 7850 card for this new build?

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April 30, 2012 8:45:26 AM

Primarily for video editing and mild gaming (CS:GO this summer), I'll be using adobe priemere pro/after effects a lot:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
cooler master case
GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung 500GB 7200 RPM HARD DRIVE

someone in a forum said that I needed a radeon 7850 or else I would be bottlenecking

what do you reccomend?

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April 30, 2012 8:56:18 AM

Well first off, I'd grab a Z68 or Z77 motherboard instead of the P67 board for the added features, since the prices are about the same. Secondly, it depends on how "mild" your gaming is. If you're planning to game in 1080p, you probably want at least something like the Radeon HD 6870 or 7770.
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April 30, 2012 9:01:55 AM

will definatly grab a z68 intel motherboard

will a 6870 or 7770 be any less effecient tham a 7850 in regards to how it handles adobe priemere pro/photoshop?
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April 30, 2012 9:15:14 AM

the hd 6870 is better then hd 7770 because the hd 7770 performs like an hd 6850 which is way less in performance then hd 6870.the hd 6950 is better then hd 6870 and the hd 7850 is better then hd hd 6950 and gtx 560ti so the hd 7850 will be the way and even it will perform better in adobe premier pro and photoshop.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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April 30, 2012 9:23:32 AM

if I wanted to save a hundred dollars though, would I be bottlenecking by going with the 6870?
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April 30, 2012 9:26:17 AM

no hd 6870 will not be bottlenecked by i5 2500k processer its an good one just overclock it to get more performance and you will be happy.:) 
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