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December 13, 2011 9:26:29 AM

Hi guys!

I'm planing to build a PC for video encoding, so what you thing is best processor for video encoding?

my budget for the processor is 300$
December 13, 2011 9:42:52 AM

Whats the rest of your system?
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December 13, 2011 9:48:39 AM

nothing, the processor is the first component i will buy!
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December 13, 2011 9:48:45 AM

nothing, the processor is the first component i will buy!
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December 13, 2011 9:49:13 AM

nothing, the processor is the first component i will buy!
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December 13, 2011 9:52:31 AM

With this budget you can get an i7-2600 Sandy Bridge that will be excellent for video encoding, and any other tasks you eventualy need, to include the lastest games titles.

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 13, 2011 9:58:55 AM

from amd, within $300:
fx 8120
fx 6100
ph ii x6 1100t b.e.
interlagos and valencia < $300.
form intel,
z68:
core i7 2600 (non k)
core i5 2500k
xeon < $300
for video editing you need cores and ram. the higher the number of cpu cores and the higher the size of system memory, the better the performance. at least 16 gb is recommended for video editing.
for gpu accelerated video editing you'll need
nvidia's gtx 570 and higher
nvidia quadro
for over $300 you can get a core i7 2600k or 2700k or better xeon cpu.
sample list from newegg.
if you buy server cpu, your remaining components' costs will go higher than desktop ones.
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December 13, 2011 10:00:23 AM

OK, what about Intel Core i7-2600k version? and Intel Core i5-2500k version?
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December 13, 2011 10:06:38 AM

The Scenes said:
OK, what about Intel Core i7-2600k version? and Intel Core i5-2500k version?

core i7 2600k is $320, core i5 is slower than core i7 in video editing.
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December 13, 2011 10:12:08 AM

The ´K´ versions are for overclockers. So, if you are willing to overclock the cpu at some point then get Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 13, 2011 10:13:02 AM

i think i will buy core i7 2600k, thank you all!
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December 13, 2011 10:14:24 AM

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December 13, 2011 10:22:19 AM

The best CPU based on price/performance is the i5-2500 (with or without the unlocked version). I suggest you should get the K (unlocked) version which costs only around $220 on newegg.

The i7-2600(k) has the same graphic (HD3000) as the i5. The i7 is just faster a little. Not that much a difference IMO.

I5-2500(k) or i7-2600(k) with MediaConverter7 or MediaExpresso utilizing QuickSync is the best video encoding solution you'll have for a very low price. I transcode a 10GB 1080p MKV 100 minutes to 5GB 1080p MP4 in 18 minutes. Awsome!
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December 13, 2011 12:20:27 PM

I5-2500(k) = 220$
i7-2600(k) = 320$

i7-2600(k) is it worth the 100$?
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December 13, 2011 12:24:27 PM

if you can utilize the hyperthreading it offers, yes. otherwise, no.
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December 13, 2011 12:45:13 PM

Sonny73N said:
The best CPU based on price/performance is the i5-2500 (with or without the unlocked version). I suggest you should get the K (unlocked) version which costs only around $220 on newegg.

The i7-2600(k) has the same graphic (HD3000) as the i5. The i7 is just faster a little. Not that much a difference IMO.

I5-2500(k) or i7-2600(k) with MediaConverter7 or MediaExpresso utilizing QuickSync is the best video encoding solution you'll have for a very low price. I transcode a 10GB 1080p MKV 100 minutes to 5GB 1080p MP4 in 18 minutes. Awsome!


I know this topic is close, but i support that, the 2500 - 2600 K or non K are beasts, i proudly own the 2600k, i'm still don't do OC an still, is faster for every use i have, i usually play games like MW3, my wife see movies, I use DVD shrink and encode videos, and use jdownloader at the same time, and i wont see any freeze in my game or the movie, so unless you have 600 dollars for the new cheapest LGA2011 i7 this two are the best option, over evrething else in the market, in my opinion if you use multitask better use the 8 thread of the i7, instead the 4 thread of the i5
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