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Are these computer specs good enough for avchd video editing in adobe premiere p

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October 29, 2010 9:53:30 AM

Hello,

I am upgrading my prosessor, graphics card and ram i use adobe after effects cs5 and and premiere pro cs5 to edit my avchd, so please tell me if you think these specks will be enough to edit avchd nice and smoothly?



Prosessor: Not sure beetween intel core i7 870 or i7 950????
Graphics Card: not sure beetween the NEW NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800GTX+ 9800 GTX+ 1GB GRAPHICS CARD

or

NEW NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 460 GTX 768MB GRAPHICS CARD
?????


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October 29, 2010 10:00:28 AM

Processor isn't going to make too much of a difference if you use Premiere CS5 in hardware mode.

Personally I'd get a Core i5 760 and use the cash you save to get a 2GB GTX 460 from either Palit or Gainward, put in the CS5 CUDA hack and run everything in hardware mode.

Your edit will fly, and you won't be limited to AVCHD either.

As far as After Effects goes, the i5 760 has enough processing power to render things out in pretty quick time.

Just make sure you pair your i5 760 with 8GB RAM to give Dynamic Link some real stability (and with 4GB RAM modules finally showing up, see if you can stretch to 16GB RAM - CS5 will love you for it).
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October 29, 2010 10:28:12 AM

I thought the GTX465 was a better choice? Its the original Fermi chip that hasn't been scaled back. Its CUDA power is supposed to be better.
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October 29, 2010 10:36:35 AM

Well my budget is $500 for an upgrade so i was quoted $250 to upgrade to 8gb of ram and on ebay 15 processors are $180 so that leaves me with buying windows 7 ultimate for $130 of ebay but i no not much about graphics card as cs5 was designed for nvidia graphics card i would need to no what to get for avchd video editing????
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October 29, 2010 10:38:52 AM

All i need to no is were i should start first by getting more ram, new procssor or new graphics card my current ram is 4gb (500gb).

Thanks
Jacob
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October 29, 2010 11:07:37 AM

jacob1001 said:
All i need to no is were i should start first by getting more ram, new procssor or new graphics card my current ram is 4gb (500gb).

Thanks
Jacob


What's your existing system then?

If you're looking at CPU upgrade you're gonna have to change your motherboard and probably your RAM too. So, you're looking at building a whole new system.

So after that, RAM will be the next choice, but if you're not already running DDR3, 8GB DDR2 can be a bit expensive.

So then it's the graphics card.

Oh, and don't bother with Windows 7 Ultimate - it costs a fortune and doesn't offer you anything of use over the Home version - save some cash and get Home.



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GTX 465 is knocked all over the park by the GTX 460 - Nvidia really messed up with it. The GTX 465 is a cut-down GF100 used in the GTX 470 and GTX 480, so it's hot, power-hungry and not much more powerful than the GTX 460.

The GTX 460 on the other hand is a nicely refined GF104 so it runs a lot cooler with less power draw, and certainly in games often matches or beats the GTX 465.

CUDA-wise, you see excellent Premiere CS5 acceleration from something as low as a 1GB GT 240, so I really wouldn't worry about the 16 less CUDA cores between the GTX 460 and GTX 465.
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October 29, 2010 11:14:22 AM

Thank you am im just a bit confused about when u said changing my whole motherboard i thought it is easy as pulling the graphics card out and putting the new one in touching nothing else???
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October 29, 2010 11:20:15 AM

jacob1001 said:
Thank you am im just a bit confused about when u said changing my whole motherboard i thought it is easy as pulling the graphics card out and putting the new one in touching nothing else???


Not if you're changing processors - you said you're possibly looking at changing processor, so that will require a new motherboard and RAM.



What is your current system?
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October 29, 2010 11:22:28 AM

Do you no how much that new motherboard would cost?
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October 29, 2010 11:23:49 AM

Have you been a member of this website for 40 years wow that alot!
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October 29, 2010 11:26:47 AM

jacob1001 said:
Do you no how much that new motherboard would cost?


It depends entirely on what CPU you want to get.


i7 870 will require socket 1156 motherboard, and they can be anything from $85 to over $300 depending on what you get.

i7 950 will require socket 1366 motherboard, which can be anything from $150 dollars and up.

On top of that, socket 1156 boards use dual-channel DDR3 RAM, socket 1366 boards use triple-channel RAM, which is a bit more expensive.


There is also the AMD route.



But, I'll ask again - what is your current system?????
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October 29, 2010 11:35:53 AM

You are so smart at computers,

am well my computer is at the shops right now getting repaired but i will tell you what i can remember it is but the information is on that computer.

Windows xp 2002 home edition
4gb of ram (500gb)
Graphics card - ?????Not sure will look tommorow
Processor??????
motherboard type???????????????????????
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October 29, 2010 11:53:47 AM

2x2GBs of DDR3 is anywhere from $75- $90 on newegg. x2 and you should be spending $150-180. I would never buy a MS OS used, nor off of ebay. You also don't need Ultimate. I'd be willing to bet Home Premium is enough for what you want to do. Lets say $170 for the ram, a $180 CPU and $100 for Win7 HP and your looking at $450ish spent so far. Here is where it gets tricky.

Its not that "cs5 was designed for nvidia graphics card" but cs5 can support running things with CUDA. Because of this you don't actually need a $180 CPU. You can buy a much cheaper CPU and spend the money on a video card which will be much faster then the CPU. You might want to look at a much weaker CPU ($80) then buy the Nvidia video card.
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October 29, 2010 11:57:41 AM

ohk thanks for the reply well this might sound wierd but windows 7 ultimate is cheaper than home premium and professional as i am getting it offered to me at a discounted price $100 the full thing, i was thinking getting an i5 processor with and really good nivida graphics card and upgrading ram to 8gb????


What do u think?????????????????????????
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October 29, 2010 12:06:27 PM

I know of the differences between GF100 and GF104. I know 104 runs cooler, etc. There are more changes inside however other then the number of SP/CUDA cores. I don't have time to sort through it, but I'm talking about this stuff.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...

I'm not sure if the GTX465 or 460 is better at running this stuff.
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October 29, 2010 12:13:00 PM

jacob1001 said:
ohk thanks for the reply well this might sound wierd but windows 7 ultimate is cheaper than home premium and professional as i am getting it offered to me at a discounted price $100 the full thing, i was thinking getting an i5 processor with and really good nivida graphics card and upgrading ram to 8gb????


What do u think?????????????????????????


By the sounds of it, going with an i5 CPU will require a new motherboard and new RAM so you're looking at a whole new system.


If I were you, I'd just upgrade your existing system to have 8GB RAM and get a decent Nvidia card - 2GB GTX 460 will be excellent for CS5 and gaming in one package.

And make sure you have a good power supply - 500W will be fine if you don't have one already.
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October 29, 2010 12:23:10 PM

Thank you i found $290 for that card not sure if i should upgrade my processor or ram?????
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October 29, 2010 12:28:34 PM

Like I said, upgrading your processor will need a new motherboard AND new RAM, so it's a whole new machine.

But lots of RAM will really help out with your editing and graphics.


I think you're best off doing RAM and graphics card, but when your system comes back from repair let us know what your current processor is so we can give accurate advice.
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October 29, 2010 1:05:42 PM

Ohk thanks ill get back to you tommorow dunno what country you are from but im from australia?
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October 29, 2010 1:06:47 PM

UK here
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October 29, 2010 1:09:33 PM

What are your current computer specs?
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October 29, 2010 1:15:58 PM

jacob1001 said:
What are your current computer specs?


Embarrassing atm :lol: 


Still running with an old 3.2GHz Pentium 4 with 3GB RAM and GeForce 6800 Ultra, but she's tweaked to hell and back and still going strong.

Although I built my housemate a Phenom II X2 550 last Christmas for WoW and build all the systems for where I work.

I do have plans to build a new web server/file server/HTPC in the next month or so - Core i3 mini ITX system, and early next year my new workstation (for video, graphics and gaming) will be based off a i7 980X and Rampage III Extreme.
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October 29, 2010 1:25:47 PM

Ohk my cousin has the best computer specs i have ever seen as he has the money to do all that ill tell you what he is currently running on.


Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Processor LGA1366 12MB
HP nVidia Quadro FX4800 1.5GB PCIe Graphics Card
13gb of ram

not sure the rest of the specs
he built it himself
its so fast


tell me what you think of his computer?
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October 29, 2010 1:49:52 PM

Very nice system, although it's probably 12GB RAM, not 13 ;-)

He'll be using that for work then as the Quadro isn't a gaming card.
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October 29, 2010 10:53:30 PM

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October 29, 2010 10:59:08 PM

yeh he has heavy work programs on his computer as he owns a apple packing factory and that computer controls the machines ect
i just need a little bit of help on my laptop i need to no if these specs are good enough for photoshop cs5


Manufacturer: Toshiba
Model: Notebook
Rating: 5.1 Windows experience index
Processor: Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @2.20GHz
2.20Ghz
Installed Ram (Ram): 4.00GB
System type: 64 Bit operating system
(What do you think of the computers system)????
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October 30, 2010 12:19:51 AM

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