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Best CUDA option considering HP p6240f

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December 14, 2009 6:18:35 PM

Over the weekend I picked up the HP p6240f Quad-core machine. I do a fair amount of HD video editing and my old Dell Optiplex GX620 was taking up to 10x realtime to render a movie even though it was a 3.4Ghz Pentium 4, which made it a painful experience.

As the p6240f only has an integrated Intel graphics adapter I planned to add a CUDA-enabled Nvida adapter such as the 9800GT or GTS250 to take some of the load off of the CPU during video decoding and put it on to the GPU. I was disapointed to see that the p6240f only has a 300w power supply though. I think this only leaves me with a low power 9800GT option like the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB PCIe 2.0 with EcoIntelligence Low Power Design http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr981024gtge.aspx if I'm not mistaken and that might not even work? Unless I want to upgrade power supply....

Lastly, I'm still running the p6240f and the Optiplex GX260 through an old Belkin switch which uses the blue graphics adapter plug vs the white HDMI plug and I see the new video cards don't even have the old blue plug anymore, is that always the case?

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December 15, 2009 5:26:45 PM

I think I might have been too vague... what graphics card off of this list would be a good option as well as an ideal match for a system with a psu of 300w?

http://www.divideframe.com/?p=purevideo
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