I’ve been bouncing all over this forum trying to put together a new system.
All this talk about the fastest GPU’s. What’s so confusing is I am NOT a gamer, but most of all the graphic crads like XFXGeforce8600GT and all of the other series of cards tout their card as being the blazingly fast GPU’S to date.
As someone like myself, who uses photoshop mostly everyday to edit my digital Photographs, and going to deal with Macromedia Flash,and video editing my old Camcorder tapes and posibly buying a new new Digital Firewire Video Camera, (or not) what would be the bestest GPU card for what I would need?
All I ever hear is solely about the extreme gaming speed and effects of the new cards,and not so much about the graphic importance…are they the same thing? I was told that the 2600GT was a low-end,the middle of the road budget card,so should I be looking at the 8000 series of cards?
I was told on another forum…
“”“For now I’d say that Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H is thebest board around, the only drawback is that the 16x PCI-slot is only 4x if you decide to get a video card later on. You should also have a look for the new G35-based motherboards since they have much better video performance”""
Then I thought…
Video performance? See what I mean? The board has a lot to do with the card too. I was also looking at the ABIT IP35-LGA775 Mobo,and people talk about overclocking…I am not going to do that, but I like all the features of this board…(like I know what I’m talking about)
For this rebuild…
Prematurely, I already pre-bought 4GB DDR2 PC6400/800 matched Corsair ram, but told that it’s fine whether with the Q6600 or E6850 CPU.
I will probably use WinXP (heard alot of stability issues with VISTA,
Two 500GB Internal Hard Drives, primary partitioned 40GB for O.S. and Applications,remainder for temp files.documents, and 2) second 500GB HD for Video files and PSD’s,JPG’s,MP3’s, and other stuff.
700w or 750w PSU Thermaltake or similar.
CPU - E6850 or Q6600 with a SCYTHE Ninja CPU cooler fan
I have a Viewsonic 22" Flat panel LCD.
I have a DSL Ethernet Modem,so I would need that on a board.
I have two older Roms, - 1) CD-RW/DVD-R Combo and 2) DVD-RW,DVD-RW About two years old…need I upgrade?
Then whatever the GPU would be. I don’t think about crossfire or SLi duo cards in my future at all,but maybe…just maybe. whatever card I do get, maybe a few games wouldn’t be out of the question,but I am not going to base the GPU on that.
Apps - NERO8,WINXP,CANON Digital Software, Adobe Photoshop,freehand,and Flash,Microsoft Office,Winamp media Library,etc.
I would like to get what I need to be prepared for VISTA if I would need more than 4GBG Ram, that XP can only handle 3.2GB, at present.
I have about $800.00 -$1100.00 budget to work with. (or whatevr works)
Any ideas? Thanks! oh…BTW…Happy Holiday!