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June 5, 2012 5:46:27 PM

Hi, I'm buying a new desktop pc but not sure which the best graphics card is for watching internet streamed films and sport. The processor is an i5-2500K and the graphics card either ATI Radeon HD 6670 GDDR3 2GB or Nvidia Geforce GTX 550Ti GDDR5 1GB?

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June 5, 2012 5:49:30 PM

The 550ti is more powerful so if you plan on gaming go for that card. If your just watching videos the 6670 might be the more cost friendly option.
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June 5, 2012 7:07:37 PM

I know this is not your question, but if you're not gaming, the 2500k is way overkill. Get a regular core i5-2500 or 2400 (or 3450, or whatever; you don't need something with a -k on it). Or even an i3. As for the video card, either option is fine if you're watching streamed content; just get whichever one is cheaper.
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June 5, 2012 7:32:22 PM

i don't use Intel 3000 on board graphics but.......... wouldn't that be enough to stream and watch movies without having the cost of a video card ?
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June 5, 2012 7:40:31 PM

Ha, good point. You could easily get by with HD3000, or an IB with HD4000 if you were feeling crazy. Or a Llano for that matter.
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