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November 28, 2012 7:11:04 AM

Hi, I am trying to figure out which motherboard to buy and a video card with this setup for a new computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im not sure which motherboard I should be going with im looking for one around $150.
Im looking at nvidia cards maybe the Gtx 550? Looking to buy it for around $150 as well.

I do a lot of video editing and gaming. Im trying to get the total cost of the pc to come in at $850.

Recommendations?

Thanks!

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November 28, 2012 9:18:58 AM

hi
Why not go for an i5 3570K, its also overclockable and only a little slower than an i7 2600K but the performance difference may not be noticeable and you would be left with an extra $100 to spend on the GPU.

Benches aren't everything but they do help so posting a processor comparo below
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=287

For compatible mobo's:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QWI9TY/ref=asc_df_B007QWI9...

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/Gigabyte_Technolo...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MKGF82/ref=asc_df_B007MKGF...

considering you'd go with the 2600K and max price of the board being $110 you are left with $160 for the GPU: options below

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you go with the 3570K you up your GPU budget by $100 and that can get you a much powerful card like this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
even better ones like a 7870

good luck
-satyam
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November 28, 2012 10:03:35 AM

Thanks Satyam! This looks good. So if I did go with the 7870 and the i5 3570k that would make more of a difference performance wise than going i7 with a lesser video card? Based off the performance difference from that comparison im assuming yes. I wont be doing any overclocking. My main concern besides video editing/rendering and animation stuff is being able to record high quality gameplays for youtube. So if I did that this is what I would be looking at doing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would those all work together? Sorry to ask so many things I just want to make sure I get it right, I appreciate you taking the time!
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November 29, 2012 2:41:16 AM

I'd say you should rather go with nvidia as you want to game and render videos utilizing the same card. This is because, nvidia's CUDA programming and standards are more refined/mature and commonly supported than AMD's OpenCL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEZ6OnpWHA

Adobe suite for example is nicely optimized for CUDA. Here's a good nvidia gpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That card is the cheapest 660ti on newegg and has just three reviews so do watch the video on that page, search on ebay for gtx660ti and there may be better deals. Same goes for tigerdirect.
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November 29, 2012 3:18:36 AM

The only problem with that one is $279 puts it out of my price range I would definitely do a video card for $230 if it will make more of a difference then going i7. Is there a comparable nvidia card to the 7870 thats better?
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November 29, 2012 4:16:43 AM

tippsybushkin said:
The only problem with that one is $279 puts it out of my price range I would definitely do a video card for $230 if it will make more of a difference then going i7. Is there a comparable nvidia card to the 7870 thats better?

This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is a better mobo than the one you picked (2xPCIE 3.0 slots and better reviews)
That card is $250 after discount but you can consider its non Ti version (still a powerful card)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a reliable source for picking out a card though it is focused at gaming
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

an ebay link i found
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Galaxy-GeForce-GTX-660-Ti-2-GB-...

hope this'll help
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November 29, 2012 7:26:52 AM

Ok I think I will go with that mobo and the 660 than. If that all works together and 600w is enough power I think thats what I will build. It being superclocked isnt going to overheat the comp though is it? With the stock coolers on everything and the extra in case fan?
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November 29, 2012 8:08:23 AM

tippsybushkin said:
Ok I think I will go with that mobo and the 660 than. If that all works together and 600w is enough power I think thats what I will build. It being superclocked isnt going to overheat the comp though is it? With the stock coolers on everything and the extra in case fan?

No don't worry about that. You should only ensure you don't OC the cpu with the stock cooler. :) 
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November 29, 2012 8:51:50 AM

Ok awesome, I dont plan on Ocing at all
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November 29, 2012 9:03:24 AM

Best answer selected by tippsybushkin.
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