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Do i need a powerful graphics card?

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November 22, 2012 2:14:56 AM

Hey, I'm building a computer and what i have so far is this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77BH55K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.95 @ Amazon) (lightning deal)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon) (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)

What is the best CHEAPEST card to do basic work on AutoCad, Anime Studio Pro 9, and occasional gaming (Not cod; stuff like the witcher, might & magic, xcom, etc). For gaming i'd be satisfies at 60 Fps because i have an old monitor that probably wouldn't show much over a certain point.

Thanks.

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a c 286 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 2:33:29 AM

rick123123 said:
Hey, I'm building a computer and what i have so far is this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77BH55K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.95 @ Amazon) (lightning deal)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon) (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)

What is the best CHEAPEST card to do basic work on AutoCad, Anime Studio Pro 9, and occasional gaming (Not cod; stuff like the witcher, might & magic, xcom, etc). For gaming i'd be satisfies at 60 Fps because i have an old monitor that probably wouldn't show much over a certain point.

Thanks.



LOL to get 60fps average on witcher 2... takes a bit of power... What is your monitor's resolution?
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November 22, 2012 2:43:33 AM

1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz is optimal. @ 75 Hz is Max. It's a 2006 dell monitor so its w/e but it saves me a $100 so... :p 
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a c 286 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 3:36:41 PM

rick123123 said:
1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz is optimal. @ 75 Hz is Max. It's a 2006 dell monitor so its w/e but it saves me a $100 so... :p 



Hmm, something around a 7850 2gb then, some versions can be had for less than $200, as for autocad and such I am not too familiar with those.
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December 2, 2012 2:25:58 AM

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December 2, 2012 2:27:02 AM

Thanks. I found a 7850 1 gb for super cheap on black friday so i ended up with that.
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