Need GPU help!

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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  1. You forgot something important, a budget.
  2. Oops!
    Budget, that's a great question....

    $200.00 or less
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. I bumped the thread, not knowing I couldn't. Sorry! I looked at the read this thread after the fact.
  6. 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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