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Graphic card advice needed for $1100 system

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August 13, 2012 7:08:50 AM

I'm needing to get a new desktop system within the next week or so. Budget is ~$1000-1200.
I've put together a number of possible systems from Dell and HP, and I've also looked at a few pre-configured systems. In all instances, I'm wanting an i7-3770 and will end up w/ 16GB of RAM.

I am not a gamer beyond solitaire!
I do, however, need the machine to handle quite a bit of photo editing (Adobe Photoshop Elements) and occasional video editing.
I have 2 flat-screen monitors (DELL E193FP running at 1280x1024 and DELL ST2210 running at 1920x1080) that I'm using with my current system (a 2005 Dell 8400 WinXP with an Nvidia Geforce 6800) that I intend to use on the new one.

For my price range, I'm finding that there are just a few video options available.
AMD Radeon HD 7570 (1 or 2 GB versions)
AMD Radeoon HD 7670 (1GB)
AMD Radeon HD 7770 (2GB)
Nvidia GeForce GT 630 (2GB)
Nvidia GeForce GT 640 (1GB)

For my limited needs, would any of these be satisfactory? From what I've read, it doesn't seem that having 1 or 2GBs on the card makes much difference. Is one of those cards going to make a significant difference compared to the others?

Some representative systems I'm considering:
HP h8-1360t
Dell XPS 8500 (an interesting system at Costco and a slightly different one at Newegg)
Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P (at Newegg)

Or should I be spending more to get something else? Or do I plan to install my own card later?

Thank you for any advice you can offer!

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August 13, 2012 7:20:38 AM

Get the radeon 7770 best choice by far, and if you wanted to in the future you can also game well with it on modern titles,but good enough for video editing :) 
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August 13, 2012 11:18:13 PM

Thank you, godlyhank. I was afraid someone was going to say what you did. The best system for the best price is the Acer Predator, but its nvidia gt 630 sure seems to be the weak point. Now I'll try to figure if it's worth getting the Acer and upgrading the video card later...
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August 21, 2012 2:07:04 PM

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August 21, 2012 7:38:50 PM

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