Question about graphics card for new build

hello,

i'm currently in the process of building a new computer for the 1st time.

here is a link to that thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/350887-31-need-advice-time-build


I'm pretty much have everything decided except for a video card. I"m not too familiar with them. I plan on doing some some light video editing in the future with my build. So, I probably would need low-to-midrange video card. So, I'm undecided as to what video card or GPU (same?) I should choose. And if so, would that affect the type of power supply, and memory requirements I would need.

the type of cpu i plan on purchasing is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-Intel-_-19116504


Any input, advice, or suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks,

lurn
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  1. i5-3570K is a great CPU and i think you could use it with any GPU out there. so the point is. what is your BUDGET? you can probably use any gpu there from the cheapest to the more expensive, if you want a midrange video card, it depends to what, is it for gamings? what games you would like to play? at what resolution? check ou for the HD 7770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664
  2. thanks for the response. the video card would not be fore gaming purposes. it would be used for light-to-mid video editing, using programs such as Adobe Premiere.

    regarding my budget, it would probably max out at around the $200-250 range. would that be appropriate for a mid-level video card?

    lurn
  3. lurn said:
    thanks for the response. the video card would not be fore gaming purposes. it would be used for light-to-mid video editing, using programs such as Adobe Premiere.

    regarding my budget, it would probably max out at around the $200-250 range. would that be appropriate for a mid-level video card?

    lurn


    yes i think that the 7770 will be good enough for video editing. you could checkout for Nvidia gpus too, since they work with CUDA and some video editin applications make use of it:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127573

    even a cheaper model will probably be OK already:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125425
  4. thanks guys for the feedback.

    this really helps.
  5. hey why dont you get a older gpu like a gtx 470 which is heavy on the shaders (important for rendering)?
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