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    What should I look out for when buying a graphics card?

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    You have to ask yourself what you are going to be doing with it(games, CAD) and how much money you are going to spend first.

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    Around £60 and will use it for some video watching and basic video editing.

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    Video watching, an intel graphics card would be fine. However for video editing, something along the lines of the nVidia Quadro 285 for the amount of money that you want to spend. As the Quadro's (or the ATi version) support OpenGL and were designed for this kind of work, as well as CAD/CAM work.

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    Ideally you want dual monitor support as video editing is so much easier spread across two monitors.

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    Or just get a chuffing big 24" (or even 30") Widescreen monitor! The resolution should be amble without having dual monitors!

    Dell do a nice range, prices are dropping for the 24", but the 30" is still v. expensive.

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    Another vote for dual/massive monitors. I do music production (which is very similar in method to video editting) and i really couldnt be without dual monitors. I cant even stand doing normal work without them now, they are so so handy.

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    Can people explain the stuff like RAMDAC?

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