New PC build geared towards Video Editing/Photoshop...Do I need a GPU also?
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    New PC build geared towards Video Editing/Photoshop...Do I need a GPU also?

    Hello All,
    I built my last PC seven years ago, since then, I have been dabbling with Pinnacle Studio 15 HD Ultimate, and more CS5 Photoshop, using a 1280x1020 Viewsonic, widesceen monitor, and have seen the new intel CPU Generations,and from DDR2, to DDR3 Ram, so needless to say, its a long time overdue, so now that I have the parts for the rebuild, I am not yet convinced I would even need an Nvidia GPU.

    CPU - intel i7 4770 3.4GHz
    MEMORY - Crucial Ballistix 2x 8GB DDR3 (PC3-12800) 1600
    MoBo - MSI B85-G41 PC Mate (LGA 1050)
    PSU - Seasonic 550w S12G Gold
    CPU Heatsink - CoolerMaster Hyper 212EVO
    Boot SSD - Samsung 840EVO 250GB
    O.S. WINDOWS 7 PRO 64

    On my last 7 year old build, I installed a 700W, and it turns out people are telling me that's an overkill, so this around I decided on only a 550w, so as long as I don't do a SLI double Hi-End GPU's, I hope this will he sufficient enough.

    I've heard from others that because the i7 Haswell CPU has the built in HD Graphics, I may not actually need a GPS, but someone mentioned having a card, like the GTX-650 Ti for instance, would be an improvement for watching YouTube and Video editing.

    Given all the new parts for this, Will I be at a loss if I don't get a GPU to supplement this build? I could afford one, but not the more expensive,upper level gaming GPU, or will I see any difference at all? This last build has a Nvidia GeForce 8600GT, because my MSI P-35 did not have integrated graphics, so this time with the intel i7 4770 Haswell, would I need a GPU?

    I guess I could always try it first with Pinnacle, then decide, and install it later, but again, while I'm putting this all in now, it would be easier, and faster.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by rivrbyte; March 2nd, 2014 at 04:44 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Sheboygan, WI
    After reading this

    I would be tempted to forgo the video card.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    If applicable, check your video editing software "Recommendation" list to see if there will be any improvements using specific video cards.

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