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September 11, 2009 2:03:00 AM

I am planning a new computer for video editing and general "stuff". I will never use it for games. Ever.
I plan an Intel i7-920 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-Ud5 MoBo. The OS will be Vista 64 bit.
I need to be able to work with High Def video files. I have an idea of what hard drive and blue ray burner I want but I'm baffeled about the video card to use.
I don't have a brand preference but I'd like to keep the cost around $250 maximum.
Any suggestions?

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September 11, 2009 2:20:03 AM

my sugestion would be a nvidia quadro cards, but thoes may be way to advance... but depending on what software u are going to use... if it is high end software, that uses CUDA, then quadro card would be it... but if its just a low end software, then maybe go with the 200 Series , but u will have to research all that info on nvidia's site...

http://www.nvidia.com/page/products.html
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September 11, 2009 3:54:49 AM

Quattro cards are intended for people who use 3D modeling, you will see no benifit for general use or video editing over normal Geforce cards.

Suggesting a 200series nvidia card is retarded, they are high end gaming cards and totally pointless for what the OP wants.

Also CUDA runs on Nvidia Geforce Cards not just on Quattros.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 is essentially a slightly altered 9500GT for twice the cost.
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September 11, 2009 4:09:54 AM

For your uses, you just need something to output onto the screen. Actually, a 9500GT will do just that.
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September 11, 2009 4:12:38 AM

We are probably too late.
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September 18, 2009 12:53:56 AM

no its not too late. I havent purchased hardware yet
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September 20, 2009 12:29:31 AM

You should probably stick to CPU encoding then GPU using CUDA as apparently quality isn't as good so a 9600GT should suffice.
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November 8, 2009 12:16:34 AM

djcoolmasterx said:
Quattro cards are intended for people who use 3D modeling, you will see no benifit for general use or video editing over normal Geforce cards.

Suggesting a 200series nvidia card is retarded, they are high end gaming cards and totally pointless for what the OP wants.

Also CUDA runs on Nvidia Geforce Cards not just on Quattros.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 is essentially a slightly altered 9500GT for twice the cost.



You said that is no gain using Nvidia Quadro Card for editing videos.

I'm going to build my new computer and it will be:

MOBO DP55WB
Core i5-750
4GR DDR3
Seventeam ST550-PAM (550watts)
Video Graphics Nvidia Quadro FX570(580), or
XfX Geforce 260/216.

What you thing about it and which Grafhics card you suggest to work with Premiere C4 and Sony Vegas 8.0.

Tks.
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November 13, 2009 2:07:05 PM

The XFX Geforce GTX260-216 is way too much for what you want to use it for unless you will be doing gaming. A 9600GT should be more then enough and will run CUDA accellerated programs and be faster then a FX580 for what you are using it for.

You will also need a decent PSU. A "Seventeam ST550-PAM (550watts)" will not be good enough, you should get one from a more reputable brand like corsair.
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November 13, 2009 3:06:57 PM

Great!

I don't use game at home. So you say that 9600GT will work fine to me, ok?
Here in Brasil,

I am looking for a radical solution because my current computer makes me cry when i'm editing videos.
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November 13, 2009 3:37:10 PM

The Core i5-750 is a great chip. Which power supply are you looking at?
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November 13, 2009 4:11:15 PM

I need a 550W power supply. I will use 334 watts (8,3A = +3,3v, 12,6A = +5V and 20,3 = +12v).

Corsair is hard to find in Brasil.

I have read some test review http://www.clubedohardware.com.br/pagina/energia

and think that St550PAM model can make my new computer work fine, but i would like to read your opinion.





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November 13, 2009 5:22:46 PM

Ok, looks like Seventeam is a fairly good but obsure brand. I would still be more comfortable with a better known one though.
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November 13, 2009 7:01:06 PM

I Understood it.

Tks.
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