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July 19, 2010 2:11:53 AM

Wasn't sure if I should post this in the new build or gpu section of the forums, so sorry if I am mistaken.

So after doing some research on pc components, I've narrowed down the list of components to the following:

CPU + MOBO: Phenom II x4 955 + Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX (IGP motherboard) $265

Case +PSU : Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 Black + XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650w $130

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 F3128-CL7D-4GBRM $105

Total comes out to roughly $500 after shipping and rebates and gift card.

I'm pretty sure all of the above is compatible, but feel free to point anything out, or if there is a better deal on any of the components.

My question is basically whether it would be worth it to spend $200 on a GTX 460 in order to accelerate Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. After googling around, it seems like the GeForce cards accelerate video editing with its CUDA capability. I am wondering if anybody can confirm if this is the case, or if I should same some money and get a 5770 and possibly crossfire later. Thanks.

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July 19, 2010 2:44:11 PM

That's absolutely true. nVidia's cards are the only ones that have CUDA. They're also miles ahead of ATI cards in terms of video editing and other non-gaming applications.

Besides, the 460 is a lot more powerful than the 5770 already.
July 24, 2010 5:31:15 AM

Best answer selected by Jzcaesar.