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    New build. What GPU for PhotoShop/graphics work?

    Hi all.

    Been asked to spec. Up a new machine for mother in law for use with PhotoShop primarily. Budget £700-900. I'm loathed to suggest a mac and just wanted to see what I could offer pc wise for now. I can easily put the rest of it together but I have no idea about graphics cards for professional use. Last time I built a workstation style pc was for a film editor friend & that's pretty different, ended up going for a 2nd had relatively underpowered quadro off ebay purely for compatibility reasons.

    I know it will need a lot of RAM to deal with hundreds of layers but I could definitely use advice on gpu. Don't really want to pay over the odds on a 'professional' card, last time I checked they were a rip off.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: New build. What GPU for PhotoShop/graphics work?

    Have a look at the replies to my thread. It's not all about just the GPU:
    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/...ia-9800gt.html

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    Re: New build. What GPU for PhotoShop/graphics work?

    Quote Originally Posted by ERU View Post
    Have a look at the replies to my thread. It's not all about just the GPU:
    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/...ia-9800gt.html
    Thanks. I realise it's not just about the GPU but professional graphics are an area I have very little knowledge of, whereas I know a fair bit about RAM, CPUs, SSDs etc.

    Anyone else care to chip in? I had a look at another thread about an animation set up, thinking of going along similar lines as was suggested in that thread though I know PhotoShop is obviously different ball game to animation software.

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