Graphics Card help

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I'm building a new system and I bought the Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard, which has no on board graphics. I won't be playing games or anything of the sort, mainly Photoshop work, music and videos and hoping to run Windows 7 on it.

So I was wondering if you could help me out with picking a cheap graphics card that'll help, around £30 or £40 if possible.

I'm using an AMD Phenom II Tri-Core BE, 4GB of G. Skill DDR3 RAM and have a 550w PSU.

Cheers.
 
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Yeah, 550W would be more than enough for that setup. that cpu uses 95W, and memory barely even needs factoring into power requirements.

I'm using a 650W psu with a GTX260, and thats more than enough. so you'll have no trouble.
 
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You'll be fine sticking pretty much anything into that machine with it's 550W PSU (assuming it's half decent). Personally I'd get something like 9400GT cheap as chips and overall not terrible.
 
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I'd get a 3450 over a 4350 if it's going to be watching HD Videos, half the stream processors yes but the 3450 supports HD acceleration and the 4350 doesn't. A 9400 would also be a good choice...
 
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