Am I making a good choice for a new computer with these specs?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Questions thread
LDHflyguy
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Re: Expensive graphic card could be a waste
In reply to tom graham, Jun 16, 2013

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your interest in and desire to help with my graphics card decision.

F.W.I.W. I do own and use a model airplane flight simulator program that requires at least a 500MB video card to look right. As to how I picked the card I've ordered, it was the card that came with the HP computer, for a computer built with the level of components in my build. I always find it frustrating when I have purchased computers that in a year or two become inadequate for a new version of a software that I want, so, nowadays I shop at the higher end of computers. I've always stuck with HPs like some people stick with Chevy's ;-)) I don't know anything about building computers and I have variable luck installing my own components.

So I'm happy with my video card choice.   Also, I've been pretty happy with the way the pictures on my Samsung 23" monitor match the prints from my Epson 3800 printer. But probably some day I'll up-grade my monitor. That'll be after I get some more "glass" !

Here are some of the components for my new computer again. You'll notice it doesn't include the graphics card listed earlier.  The 2GB I listed earlier was only $40 more.  When I upgraded to the SSD, I decided to drop back to the 1GB to offset the increase in $$.

NEW COMPUTER SPECS : Windows 8 64bit, Intel i7-4770 quad-core processor 3.4 GHz 8MB Shared Cache, 1GB AMD Radeon HD7670 Graphics Card, 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 256GB SSD drive ;-), 1TB 7200RPM SATA secondary Hard Drive

Thanks again.

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