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    I am building a new desktop and this one I put a evga gforce 285 gt 1000 and at the time It cost 450 bucks what i want advice on is it really necessary to spend that much this time on just graphics (not to say graphics are just graphics) I play first person shooters and play with photo shop
    any suggestions?
     
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    You can get a good off the shelf desktop for $450 complete.
    Then get an xbox or ps3 for your fps.
    Photoshop doesn't require deluxe graphics card.
     
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    Depends. Are you looking at playing the latest games on the highest settings? You'll want something state-of-the-art -- i.e., hideously expensive.

    If you can live with a lower frame rate and fewer polygons, you can go cheaper.

    As Mr H said, Photoshop doesn't care about your graphics card. What it does need is lots of RAM, especially if you're using filters on high-resolution images.
     

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