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Need GPU help!

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  • Acer
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February 1, 2013 12:43:13 AM

I need some help finding the right GPU for my pc. I've been out of the pc loop for quite sometime. My home built died a few years back and I needed a pc, so I went to a big box and bought a Acer.
Now I wish I had the extra cash and understanding wife to build another... Lol
Enough of my ranting...
What in need is a good GPU for post processing photos with photoshop and maybe the odd game here and there. My biggest worry is buying a GPU and finding out it won't fit in my case.... So here I am.

Would like something from AMD/ATI

System specs:

Acer Aspire M1201
AMD Phenom X3 8400
Socket AM2+ (940)
MoBo RS740DVF
PSU Corsair TX750w



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February 1, 2013 1:00:28 AM

You forgot something important, a budget.
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February 1, 2013 1:16:56 AM

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Budget, that's a great question....

$200.00 or less
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February 1, 2013 1:27:17 AM

Flashgordo said:
Oops!
Budget, that's a great question....

$200.00 or less


Hi - for your situation a processor upgrade and a
so-so gpu will suffice better. The photo processing
will benefit much more with an upgraded cpu vs
gpu.

Tom
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February 1, 2013 1:53:30 AM

toyftw said:
Hi - for your situation a processor upgrade and a
so-so gpu will suffice better. The photo processing
will benefit much more with an upgraded cpu vs
gpu.

Tom


So maybe upgrade to a phenom am2 quad core?

Where would that leave me for a GPU? I would still like a decent one to play the odd game.

I'm also going to up my ram to the max 8g.
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February 8, 2013 9:12:27 PM

I bumped the thread, not knowing I couldn't. Sorry! I looked at the read this thread after the fact.
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February 8, 2013 10:15:08 PM

Flashgordo said:
I bumped the thread, not knowing I couldn't. Sorry! I looked at the read this thread after the fact.



I'd recomend a faster processor and a GPU like:

Nvidia:

GTX650
GTX560
GTX550ti
GTX460
GT450
GTX280


AMD:
Radeon 7770
Radeon 6850
Radeon 6870
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