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Need advice on a graphics card

by seasonable / November 24, 2012 5:03 AM PST

I am going to buy components for a new build (my first) on Monday. I don't play any games, but I do use photoshop. I am looking for a graphics card around $100. The parts I have selected for the build are listed below.

COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 [...] 6811119257

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 [...] 6817139010

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz [...] 6819116501

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS [...] 6813131837

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM [...] 6820231568

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [...] 6820147163

I am planning on reformatting the hard drive and the optical drive from my current machine, which is a Dell XPS 435MT that I bought in 2009, and using those components in the new build. (I will take advice about that as well) I am going to use the SSD as my boot drive and keep all the my programs on there and only keep data files on the hard drive. My monitor is a DELL S2409W and has 1920x1080.

I know the mobo has integrated graphics, but I thought I might need a little more considering my use of photoshop. I would like to spend under $100, but a little more won't hurt me too badly.
Thanks in advance for any help.

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