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3 years ago#1
What CPU/GPU combination should I get for that? I want the computer to be capable of playing Portal 2 on at least medium settings, but if I can get better GPU performance than that for a little more money that would be good. It will probably won't be used for games, but it would be nice if it's capable a little bit. Without a hard drive, I want the total build to be around $400 to $600. Should I go for the CPU with the graphics capabilities built in?
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3 years ago#2
Get at least the 6670.
3 years ago#3
CuteBeans posted...
Get at least the 6670.


I was thinking something a bit weaker than that.
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3 years ago#4
Then you're going to be sorely disappointed when you try do do any hi res work.
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3 years ago#5
Is this one any good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988
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3 years ago#6
Yes, Sapphire is one of the better, if not the best AMD card maker.
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3 years ago#7
Yeah thats fine.

For CPU get a i3 or an i5 if you can, I would also say for for 8gb of ram since its usually not much more then 4gb price wise.
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3 years ago#8
I would also encourage you to do everything you can to get a Core i5 and 8 GB of RAM. More cores and more RAM is always good for Photoshop.
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3 years ago#9
How big are the files you will be working with TC ? Either in pixel dimensions or megabyte.
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3 years ago#10
Thanks for the help. I have one more question. Core i5 2500k or $20 more for 3570k, and what chipset should I get for the motherboard?

I was thinking this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355
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