Video Card for New Rig

May 9, 2009 at 09:35:50
Specs: Windows Vista 64 Ultimate, q9550 / 4gb ddr2 1066
hi. I am building a new pc:

q9550,
4gb ddr2 1066,
gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P board
550watt ps with 2x12v 18a rails and a 6 pin
2 x 24" 1920x1200 monitors
BR/DVD RW

The one thing i am having great trouble deciding on is the video card to pair with this.

The use of the machine will be mostly HD video editing and general purpose functions. There will be some gaming, but I will not need to run Crysis...

My budget for this card after rebates, shipping, etc... is in the ~$50 range.

I don't care if the heat sink is passive or fan cooled. I do need two DVI outs that will run 24" monitors at 1920x1200.

I don't really care about overclocking so long as the board does what i need well. Preferably I would like a card that isn't a power hog.

I have gotten as many suggestions as people I have asked, from cheap 9400gt's to more expensive 4770's.

But even after choosing one there are then a multitude of variations - memory, mem speed, stream processors, core clock, etc...

Can any of you guys point me in the right direction? I figured gamers will know video cards the best.

Thanks!


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#1
May 9, 2009 at 17:20:10

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#2
May 20, 2009 at 11:27:41
If you want the best then get the 295gtx. I'm running this card on my system now, and in comparison to my old 8800gtx's...It's boss.

"a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"


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#3
May 20, 2009 at 12:39:21
I don't think madpunter wants to pay 600+ bucks for a 295GTX and new power supply.

The HD4670 will do the job he wants to do.

BTW

""a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon""

should read

"generals will send a soldier to fight long and hard for his new bit of colored ribbon"

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#4
May 20, 2009 at 13:01:39
I would hope that no one would pay $600 for a video card. Shop online. You can find this card down in the $400's. Stop using Best Buy.

Also, my signature should read how I typed it. lmao School must be out.

"a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"


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#5
May 20, 2009 at 13:31:03
Least expensive i found...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Yeah, school was out in 1967.

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#6
May 20, 2009 at 13:37:46
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/p...

you can call on me next time you are buying something. I'll be more than happy to help...rofl

"a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"


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