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May 1, 2012 9:06:56 PM

Hi guys i will be building a computer mostly for gaming BUT also HD video editing. so im asking you guys which CPU is best for me. i was thinking this:

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

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

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


IF you guys can plz help me if this is good or not. i will take any other suggestions. Thx!
May 1, 2012 9:18:30 PM

Depending on budget and how much editing you REALLY are going to do vs gaming, I would upgrade to an i7. If you are only going to be editing video occasionally, stick with the i5, more editing than gaming, the hyperthreading will be a better choice.
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May 1, 2012 9:52:24 PM

The Intel® Core™ i5-2500K is an outstanding processor maybe one of the best gaming processors we have ever had but when it comes to video editing there is value to moving up to the Intel Core i7-2600K.

Otherwise you have a nice gaming system that should work well for you. I would also add a good 3rd party HSF (heatsink/fan) if you are planning on overclocking. Maybe something like the Cooler Master hyper 212 Evo.


Christian Wood
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May 1, 2012 9:57:37 PM

What application are you using to do your editing? It might not even make use of the extra threads
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May 2, 2012 12:38:38 AM

mfarlow said:
What application are you using to do your editing? It might not even make use of the extra threads


i will be using sony vegas and adobe after effects, but like ill only edit like once a week max 3 times.
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May 2, 2012 12:39:45 AM

jaguarmatt said:
What resolution will you be gaming at, and what editing program will you be using?
The GTX 570 is the same price as the 448, but slightly better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


resolution probs 1920x1080 if not lower but however i am going to stick with the 560ti
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May 2, 2012 12:55:35 AM

560 ti alone will struggle at 1080p resoloutions.
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May 2, 2012 2:52:32 AM

For video editing go with the i7-2600K and have fun overclocking!
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May 2, 2012 3:00:34 AM

At OP:
Your rig is mint. Get a decent heat sink, good PSU and *** mate, you'll be cooking with gas!
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May 2, 2012 5:36:29 AM

cyansnow said:
560 ti alone will struggle at 1080p resoloutions.

No it won't... what made you say that?
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May 2, 2012 6:28:21 AM

For Vegas, CUDA with nvidia graphics cards will help you render super fast! Same thing with all of adobe programs! I would go with the i5-2500k and drop the money on the 560ti 448 cores!
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May 2, 2012 7:10:11 AM

Hyperthreading is also very important for HD video editing, I would say that if the budget is limited then i7-2600 k with 560 ti will perform better than i5-2500 k with 560ti 448 cores..
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May 2, 2012 11:28:41 AM

txfear said:
resolution probs 1920x1080 if not lower but however i am going to stick with the 560ti


If you're going to be gaming, that'll be fine for medium/high settings on most games. However, I would strongly encourage you to get the GTX 570 instead. It has more CUDA cores than the 448, but is the same price....
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May 2, 2012 12:36:25 PM

amuffin said:
For Vegas, CUDA with nvidia graphics cards will help you render super fast! Same thing with all of adobe programs! I would go with the i5-2500k and drop the money on the 560ti 448 cores!


LOL k im new what is cuda? and what do you mean by dropping the money on the 560ti?
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May 2, 2012 12:40:35 PM

jaguarmatt said:
If you're going to be gaming, that'll be fine for medium/high settings on most games. However, I would strongly encourage you to get the GTX 570 instead. It has more CUDA cores than the 448, but is the same price....


How bout a Radeon 6970?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 2, 2012 12:42:50 PM

GUYS I WONT BE EDITING AS MUCH 1 max 3times a week. so like will the i5 2500k handle sony vegas and adobe after effects?
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May 2, 2012 12:47:27 PM

Core i5-2500K will handle Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects very well.
Radeon HD 6970 is a great graphics card.
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May 2, 2012 1:26:42 PM

txfear said:
GUYS I WONT BE EDITING AS MUCH 1 max 3times a week. so like will the i5 2500k handle sony vegas and adobe after effects?

Yes!
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May 3, 2012 2:06:33 AM

EVGA products are superb! Go with the GTX 560 Ti
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May 3, 2012 2:07:12 PM

I would choose the 7870 over the 6970, though. The 560ti wouldn't be a bad choice to save a few $$, either.
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May 3, 2012 2:10:44 PM

Which games are you thinking of playing?
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May 4, 2012 12:33:33 PM

SC2, League of legends and GW2 when it come out.
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May 5, 2012 1:23:46 AM

willzzz said:
Which games are you thinking of playing?



SC2, League of legends and GW2 when it comes out.
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