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What Video Card for eBay Sales & Photoshop No Gaming?

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May 13, 2012 12:03:08 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (1st week in June 2012) BUDGET RANGE: (USD $150-250) After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (eBay Sales, Photoshop Photo Editing)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (Corsair 750TX 750W PSU - without this info, it's really hard to help you)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (e.g., make/model of CPU, MoBo, memory - this can help us determine whether or not a given card is compatible with and makes sense for your system. For high-end cards, knowing your case/cooling setup may also be helpful)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

PARTS PREFERENCES: (Nvidia for CUDA support)

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Looking for PCIe 3.0 with low TDP) While I realize most of the cards listed below are not Nvidia related just trying to find a good fit for MOBO, PSU, CPU and Good for Photoshop - No Gaming - No High Power Usage

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($120.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $853.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-12 19:33 EDT-0400)


Include a list of any GPUs you are currently considering or would like opinions on.

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card

Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card

Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Galaxy GeForce GT 520 1GB Video Card

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card

PNY Quadro FX 1800 768MB Video Card

HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
May 13, 2012 12:05:00 AM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, ncix.com) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 3:09:33 AM

Since you're not going to be gaming and will be using a multi threaded application I recommend getting core i7 2600K.

Adobe CS benefit too much from the CUDA cores, read this article
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-b...

So most of the Radeon cards will be excluded, Also since you're not going to be rendering or using animation work no need to grab a nVidia Quadro, so I recommend a GTX 560ti for your usage Also, this card will serve you well if you considered a game in the future.
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May 13, 2012 3:00:08 PM

ilysaml said:
Since you're not going to be gaming and will be using a multi threaded application I recommend getting core i7 2600K.

Adobe CS benefit too much from the CUDA cores, read this article
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-b...

So most of the Radeon cards will be excluded, Also since you're not going to be rendering or using animation work no need to grab a nVidia Quadro, so I recommend a GTX 560ti for your usage Also, this card will serve you well if you considered a game in the future.


Thank you very much for your answer!

I am almost ready for the rest of the parts. I know I will not regret the i72600k. The GPU may be overkill for a non gamer but it should serve all of my needs well. Do you think the PSU will be sufficient for this build or should I go higher? I can build a lesser PC for my brother if I need to buy a better PSU for my build.

Thanks again!
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 3:58:12 PM

It should be sufficient but it's always better to give yourself a more headroom for overclocking or upgrading in the future, Also the GPU I mentioned does require 2 x 6 pin PCIE connectors and I can't see if the PSU has or not. Something like this will be okay
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 13, 2012 9:47:28 PM

Thanks again for your help!

You went out of your way to help and I thank you!
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