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June 21, 2010 12:25:21 AM

Hi everyone, I'm gonna buy a new CPU as I will be using programs like After Effects, Final Cut etc. I've decided to buy the components that I've mentioned below. Could you please tell me whether these parts are compatible with each other, or would you have any other suggestions? I don't know much about computers so it will be of great help. I will be using Windows-7 64bit.

Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU,

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R INTEL X58 / ICH10R SOCKET 1366 DDR3 2200MHZ (O/C) USB 3.0

Ram: KINGSTON 6GB (3*2GB) KIT HYPERX DDR3 1600MHZ CL9 XMP RAM

Graphics Card: ZOTAC GTX260 AMP!2 GDDR3 896MB 448BIT

Hard disk: WD 3.5" 1TB CAVIAR BLACK SATA 3.0 64MB CACHE 7200RPM


I am definitely buying i7-930, a 6gb ram and NVDIA GTX type graphics card. Though I am not sure about the exact models and brands. I also would like to be able to upgrade my ram to 12gb in the future. Do you think this will work?

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June 21, 2010 12:35:29 AM

The GTX 260 is not a good card by today's standards, you need a DX11 enabled card. I would recommend a 5770, preferably the 5770 HAWK. When the 5770 is overclocked, which it does very well, it will outperform the GTX 260 which doesn't overclock nearly as well and the 5770 will be cheaper and have DX11.

6GB of RAM is only needed in very, very few instances, and not video editing. 12GB is even less necessary.
June 21, 2010 1:15:21 AM

Thnx for the information. I've been strongly advised to buy NVDIA but I'll consider your advise. The place I'll shop from, doesn't have the HAWK model. Though it does have the following models:

SAPPHIRE HD5770 VAPOR-X GDDR5 1GB 128BIT ATI 11

MSI HD5770 GDDR5 1GB 128BIT ATI DX11

SAPPHIRE HD5770 GDDR5 1GB 128BIT ATI DX11

ASUS HD5770 GDDR5 1GB 128BIT ATI DX11

GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD, HD5770, 1 GB, GDDR5, 128 Bit, Super O.C.

Would you have any suggestions among these? By the way I will be using a 24'' screen, would 5770 be good enough?
And what do you think of the rest of the system in terms of compatibility?
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June 21, 2010 1:19:07 AM

I would go with the MSI or the ASUS. The 5770 is about the lowest I would recommend for a 24" monitor, 1920x1200/1080 res for gaming. 2 5770s or a 5850 would be more ideal, but money isn't fluid. However you don't seem to be worried about gaming.

If you are using a program that supports CUDA, then nVidia would be best, but a GTS 250 would do for that.

For gaming, the 5770 is definitely the way to go.
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June 21, 2010 2:06:36 AM

AMW1011 said:
If you are using a program that supports CUDA, then nVidia would be best, but a GTS 250 would do for that.

Lol. You mean the only way to go.

I've been strongly advised to buy NVDIA
I can see people saying this in 2005/2006 but certainly not today. Unless you are using something that supports CUDA or some other Nvidia proprietary software.
June 21, 2010 2:17:00 AM

You do know that Final Cut is Mac only right?

Hope you mean Avid or something...?

I work with TV-post production, so I have to use both MACs and PCs at work unfortunately.

Our 2x quad Xeon PowerMac with 32Gigs of memory is often outperformed by the single Xeon 16Gb PC standing right next to it, when it comes to rendering effects, layers, colourgrades etc.
June 21, 2010 9:02:11 AM

""I've been strongly advised to buy NVDIA"
"I can see people saying this in 2005/2006 but certainly not today. Unless you are using something that supports CUDA or some other Nvidia proprietary software."

There is not much difference between the prices of NVIDIA GTX 260AMP2 and HD5770. DX11. I am not into gaming, I just need the best performance for After Effects. Do you think I'll be better off with HD5770 when price is not an issue? And do you have any suggestions for the brand? (i'll buy GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R INTEL X58 motherboard)

Has anybody have comments on Kingston 3*2gb ram performance? It's much cheaper than Corsair, would that be a good choice?
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June 21, 2010 2:37:11 PM

From what I can see... http://forums.adobe.com/thread/632669?tstart=0 After effects isn't accelerated by a CUDA card, but premier is. You need to look carefully at every bit of software to see if it supports CUDA acceleration. if the answer is no, and you have no intention of gaming on this machine either, then you may as well go for the cheapest graphics card you can find.
June 21, 2010 5:10:35 PM

I will be using premier so i think i will stick with NVDIA. Thanks eveyone for the information, i think i know what i'll buy now.
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