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Gonna buy the best graphic card! which is it?

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December 9, 2011 12:57:32 AM

I do HD editing from video uploaded from a HD camcorder, and I currently using Pinnacle 14 video editing software. However, the graphics is choppy in the preview window, stops moving, and the rendering takes for ever. I would like to know which graphics card would be best suited for HD (AVCH) editing. Also, should I upgrade my mbo and processor as well. Below are the current specs of my computer:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 125W 3.2 MHz
Socket AMS (938)
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UDP
8 gigs DDR2 running at 400 MHz PC2-6400
Radeon HD 5830
Using two monitors

Before I upgrade I really need some advice on what part need to be upgraded to handle HD editing. You help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Frank

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a c 253 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 1:23:02 AM

To be honest I believe you would be better off with a complete make over;
Intel 2600k.
16gb DDR 3 ram.
GTX 580 3gb.
Asus , Gigabyte or Asrock motherboard.
The 3gb version of the 580 is needed for the two monitors and will help out greatly with video resolutions and of course the two monitors should be HD capable. I have never done video editing but I think that the 3gb of video ram will help out greatly with the editing.
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December 9, 2011 1:57:15 AM

inzone said:
To be honest I believe you would be better off with a complete make over;
Intel 2600k.
16gb DDR 3 ram.
GTX 580 3gb.
Asus , Gigabyte or Asrock motherboard.
The 3gb version of the 580 is needed for the two monitors and will help out greatly with video resolutions and of course the two monitors should be HD capable. I have never done video editing but I think that the 3gb of video ram will help out greatly with the editing.


Thanks. I was kinda of figuring I would need a complete make over, but was wishful thinking.
These are the specs I was looking at: What do you think? Sufficient enough? I just might wait a little for the prices to drop :) 

Intel Core i7 3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
ASUS P9X79 Pro Model
G.Skill Ripjaws Z 4x4 GB kit
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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December 9, 2011 2:17:51 AM

Looks good I like it , make sure you get a good psu and one large enough in case you go with a second video card for SLI. Will the 560Ti be good enough for your video editing? It is good that you are going with the 2gb version.
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December 9, 2011 2:29:17 AM

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$74.99 If going with one card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

High Current Pro HCP-750 750W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$149.99 and a $10 rebate for $139.99 If going with two cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 9, 2011 2:43:21 AM

Thanks for your advice and I will look into these.
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December 16, 2011 1:24:15 AM

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