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June 19, 2012 2:05:32 PM

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...


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=N82E168...


Any input, advice, or suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks,

lurn
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June 19, 2012 2:42:14 PM

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=N82E168...
June 19, 2012 4:11:48 PM

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
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June 19, 2012 4:38:10 PM

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=N82E168...

even a cheaper model will probably be OK already:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 20, 2012 2:17:47 PM

thanks guys for the feedback.

this really helps.
a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 2:26:36 PM

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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