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System build (for the purpose of video editing )

CPU AMD FX-9590

M/B SABERTOOTH 999FX R2.O

RAM. G. SKILL SNIPER 16GB

OS 500 GB SSD

2 X 1TB HD RAID 0

2X 2TB HD RAID 0

HERE'S my question...
GPU... was thinking of getting GPU GTX 750 TI.
Any suggestions on possible upgrade.

Thanks
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    For simple video editing, the 750 TI is fine. For intermediate to advanced processes, you'll want something higher end than that.

    More importantly, for the cost of the FX-9590, which, to put it bluntly, sucks, you could get a much better performing Intel configuration. Both of the FX 9xxx series processors are extremely power hungry and all but impossible to cool except with the very highest end coolers. They tend to throttle the VRMs even with high end air or water cooling, and even on the highest end Crosshair gaming boards, they still suck. Most owners end up downclocking them, the result of which is that you just end up with an FX-8350 or 8370, so you might as well just buy one of those if you're going to buy an FX chip.


    What is your budget for the full build, and what country are you in?
  2. for simple video editing a 750 ti or gtx 950 is good for more advanced editing you need something more powerful like a 970 390x or 980.
    for a 9590 you cant keep it cool and i swear after 6 months you will be lucky if it doesn't melt a 9590 is basically a pre overclocked 8350 so just get a 8350 or 8370 for an amd chip if you can get a intel chip get a 6600K
  3. I'm in the US

    My intended use for this computer... serious hobby. For friends and family
  4. This is my first build, so now the question becomes can I use an Intel processor with this motherboard
  5. DKWIND58 said:
    This is my first build, so now the question becomes can I use an Intel processor with this motherboard


    No. Do you already have the motherboard?
  6. darkbreeze said:
    DKWIND58 said:
    This is my first build, so now the question becomes can I use an Intel processor with this motherboard


    No. Do you already have the motherboard?
  7. Yes
    I do have this mother board
    Also have H100i gtx water cooler
  8. Ok, in that case, I'd simply get an FX-8320 or 8350, depending on whether or not you're willing to overclock, you can achieve very decent results, at a much lower price than with the 9370 or 9590, and without the probable issue of VRM throttling. ESPECIALLY since you have a liquid cooler, which means there will be NO residual airflow over the voltage regulator modules (VRMs) on the motherboard since there will be no CPU heatsink with a fan on it blowing in that area.

    I just upgraded to Intel Skylake, but prior to that I was running an FX-8320 on a Sabertooth 990FX board, as you can see here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2528266/140mm-rear-exhaust-storm-enforcer.html

    As mentioned above, the 9xxx series chips are identical to the FX-8xxx processors, they are just the highest binned chips with a factory overclock configured out of the box and they run with very high preconfigured voltage settings, so they run hotter than hell. Only the very best boards will even run them at all. As good as the Sabertooth is, I'm not sure I'd want to do that on one. The only board I've seen to date that handled the 9xxx series chips without troubles of some kind, is the Gigabyte 990FX Gaming, and that might be a fluke, I don't know yet.

    And had a fairly respectable 4.5Ghz full time overclock with no overheating issues. Since you're using a liquid cooler, and depending on what case you have, you will probably want to have at LEAST one rear exhaust and two intakes, preferably two of each, but a lot depends on where you are planning to, or can, mount the radiator.

    Back to your original question, for editing video, I think you ought to consider nothing less than the 4GB version of the GTX 960 or the R9 380. Either of those will handle most non-gaming video needs effortlessly and won't completely break the bank. In a pinch, the 750 TI would be ok, but you'd probably be somewhat limited in larger projects. A lot of video related tasks are CPU dependent though, so it would really depend on what you were doing with the video data.
  9. For the case I have NZXT 820 PHANTOM
  10. Just so you know, you don't need to hit the "+ button to quote somebody. Simply click the "Reply to xxxx" at the bottom right of each post with the little up arrow to the left of it, and the quoted text will already be in place in the box that opens up. Then just click below the quoted text and type your message then hit submit. Otherwise, you keep making posts that have quotes, but no message in them, which I then have to delete. :)
  11. darkbreeze said:
    Just so you know, you don't need to hit the "+ button to quote somebody. Simply click the "Reply to xxxx" at the bottom right of each post with the little up arrow to the left of it, and the quoted text will already be in place in the box that opens up. Then just click below the quoted text and type your message then hit submit. Otherwise, you keep making posts that have quotes, but no message in them, which I then have to delete. :)
  12. If you have the 820 Phantom, then you have PLENTY of room for fans. I'd mount the cooler up top, in the front two of the three 120mm locations, as an intake configuration with the fans bringing cool air through the radiator and into the case. Use the other top location towards the rear for a 120mm exhaust, the back rear location as an exhaust, the front 200mm location as an intake and if you need to you can also mount a fan on the pivot fan location on the back of the drive bays, and point it towards the CPU area for a little extra cooling on the VRMs and waterblock.

    That still leaves you a few other locations on the side and bottom you can utilize if you need to.

    OR, you can mount the radiator on the bottom, which makes more sense because the cooler air will be down there, and it will leave all the top locations open so you can use one or two of those as exhaust along with the rear location. The only problem with that is whether or not there will be clearance due to the GPU card or power supply, depending on how long those are, and whether the water lines to the cooler will reach from the waterblock to the bottom or not. With that case being so large, they may not.

    Either way, I'd utilize as many of the case fan locations as you have room, and fans for. Get a few additional fans if you need to but be sure to get high quality, low noise PWM fans (And you may need to get a couple of PWM fan cable splitters since that motherboard has only four fan headers for the case fans. You can however utilize the CPU_OPT fan header for one of the rear exhaust fans if you don't need both the CPU fan and CPU OPT fan headers for your cooler.

    I'd recommend PWM fans from Noctua, Cougar, Phanteks, Cryorig, Noiseblocker (Blacknoise), Thermalright (NOT Thermaltake) or Scythe. All of those brands have models that are low noise, high quality and still have good airflow.
  13. darkbreeze said:
    If you have the 820 Phantom, then you have PLENTY of room for fans. I'd mount the cooler up top, in the front two of the three 120mm locations, as an intake configuration with the fans bringing cool air through the radiator and into the case. Use the other top location towards the rear for a 120mm exhaust, the back rear location as an exhaust, the front 200mm location as an intake and if you need to you can also mount a fan on the pivot fan location on the back of the drive bays, and point it towards the CPU area for a little extra cooling on the VRMs and waterblock.

    That still leaves you a few other locations on the side and bottom you can utilize if you need to.

    OR, you can mount the radiator on the bottom, which makes more sense because the cooler air will be down there, and it will leave all the top locations open so you can use one or two of those as exhaust along with the rear location. The only problem with that is whether or not there will be clearance due to the GPU card or power supply, depending on how long those are, and whether the water lines to the cooler will reach from the waterblock to the bottom or not. With that case being so large, they may not.

    Either way, I'd utilize as many of the case fan locations as you have room, and fans for. Get a few additional fans if you need to but be sure to get high quality, low noise PWM fans (And you may need to get a couple of PWM fan cable splitters since that motherboard has only four fan headers for the case fans. You can however utilize the CPU_OPT fan header for one of the rear exhaust fans if you don't need both the CPU fan and CPU OPT fan headers for your cooler.

    I'd recommend PWM fans from Noctua, Cougar, Phanteks, Cryorig, Noiseblocker (Blacknoise), Thermalright (NOT Thermaltake) or Scythe. All of those brands have models that are low noise, high quality and still have good airflow.
  14. So in your opinion I should go with fx8370 cpu
    Gtx 960 ti
  15. That would be a lot better than the 9xxx series chip with your motherboard and cooling solution. Personally, I'd never pay for anything more than an 8320 and then I'd overclock the shizbiits out of it, but that's me. If you had a big air cooler like the Noctua NH-D15 or Cryorig R1, and a very high end board (The Sabertooth is a VERY good board, but not probably good enough with enough power phase like the 990fx gaming or Crosshair) you MIGHT be ok with the 9xxx series, but regardless, you can achieve the same clock speeds if you DO have that hardware and sufficient cooling, with a lower model FX chip anyhow, so it's a waste of money in either case.

    If you don't want to overclock, go with the 8370. If you feel you might overclock, go with the 8350 or 8320.
  16. Darkbreeze
    Thanks for all your help
  17. For sure. If you have additional questions or concerns later, just let me know.
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