Which Video Card

Nvidia / Gts 450
January 17, 2011 at 11:31:42
Specs: Windows 7 Home or Bus 64 bitXP
I'm buying a new system with the new Sandy Bridge Intel I 5 2400 QUAD CORE processors.

My needs are simple: I utilize my time, about 6 - 8 hours a day on the internet and trading stocks and wish to upgrade to a three screen format since I have two new AOC 22 inch monitors along with my current Sync master 22 in 225bw Samsung monitor that I would like to utilize.
I don't do heavy graphics nor play games, at least not yet, operational reliability a must.
I have narrowed it down to two set ups witch is my dilemma.
Go with two NVidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB or one ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB.
Any recommendations would be helpful, is this over-kill?
Thank You in advance.
Rayman
PS Is it better to have a local build just in case?


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#1
January 17, 2011 at 11:34:22
Hell yes its overkill (The faster it is the longer you go without an upgrade) I would go with the GTS 450 but really any one will do just fine. An I5 Sandy will fly with just about anything.

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#2
January 17, 2011 at 12:20:37
According to your purpose for this machine, i.e. no gaming or heavy graphics, you could use the onboard video chipset that comes with the computer. No need for an add in card for general purpose. If there's someone in your area that builds, that would be fine. Just make sure they offer follow up support and a good warranty.

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#3
January 17, 2011 at 14:16:12
Yep...Overkill...and your right. When I bought my last computer, Gateway 700X Windows XP PRO 2 GB ATI Radeon R350 128mb in 2003 it was top of the consumer line, pricey but its still running except for a little video ram issue, so yes it has lasted. Why not go for the latest technology and cheap memory, thats why I'm very happy that Sandy is out, just didn't know enough about grahic cards...and especially since I own NVidia stock and with the way its moved in the last six months, they have paid for my new computer and more...I owe it to them. So...I guess I'll stick with Nvidia since they are really paying...LOL

Thxs Again
R


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#4
January 17, 2011 at 14:22:47
Thanks Grasshopper.
It probaley makes sense to go local if they have good support. Its just hard for me to think that I would have problems and have to load it into my car but heck, it handy and does make sense, and my neighbor swears by them. Although I really like the thermal scanning that Puget Sound does. its that extra step that I like.
THXS
R

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