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Video Card Help, Please!


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#1 bricehoff

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

I've been in the process of ordering all the supplies for building a computer over break. I'm stuck on what Video card to get. I've been reading A LOT of information on what to look for and there's just so many of them that I'm having a hard time deciding, and I don't want to pick the wrong one, since I'm building it for my sister. If you have any free time I'd appreciate the advice of recommendations.
Here's what she does and wants:
-She wants to have 2 monitors hooked up.
-Works with adobe photo shop.
-DOES NOT play games.
-Wants to be able to work at home sometimes. She's a computer programmer, .NET developer
-Will have a blu-ray player.
-She's a very good multi-tasker.

The motherboard she has:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.directron.com/gax58aud3r.html



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:51 AM

what PSU does she have? this is often a deciding factor when looking at video card upgrades.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

She has a built in 480W PSU

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

what kind/brand? not all 480 watts are built equally.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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