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March 10, 2012 3:03:14 PM

Hey guys. I'm going to upgrade my computer to edit full HD since I'm an aspiring director. Unfortunately my budget has been largely cut, so I'm trying not to go over the 500 dollar mark. it would be great not to even hit it.

I only have to get a mobo, a CPU and a GPU, since i have the rest. Although if you do have an advice for the power supply, it would be awesome.

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

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

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XUCCS6/ref=cm_cr_a...

I was more oriented towards the PNY Quadro 600 initally for the GPU, but after reading for a while I found out that it won't game for *** and the GeForce is a little better with editing in Premiere Pro too.

Let me know what you think about it and if I can do better without spending too much. Cheers.

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March 10, 2012 3:22:51 PM

Those are fine. You can look at Corsair PSUs and find one of the Gamers or Enthusiasts line that fits your budget. Get 500W +/-, unless you plan to SLi down the road, then look for a 750W.

I personally think ASRock isn't the best mobo, but because of your budget there isn't a lot of options. I like Gigabyte and there are lots of options in the price range, the cheapest Z68 is $109, the cheapest H61 is like $65.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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March 10, 2012 4:29:06 PM


Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+: $180 before $20 rebate

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz: $110 after card


Better than 50% chance of unlocking to 6 cores. I selected the -UD5 because of 8xSATA 6Gb/s plus 2xeSATA 6Gb/s. If that does not interest you, you may drop down to the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ with 6xSATA 6Gb/s and no eSATA.

With 6xSATA 6Gb/s it breaks down like this:

#1 -- OS/Apps
#2 -- Optical

Optimal PP setup provides the ability to split audio and video streams, so you may establish capture and output scratch drives for each with the 4 remaining SATA 6Gb/s connectors. You also have the option of simply RAIDing your capture and output drives without spiting the audio/video.

With 8xSATA 6Gb/s and 2xeSATA 6Gb/s you have all kinds of interesting scenarios for your disks that add storage and backup capabilities, in addition to the RAIDing your capture and output scratch.




March 10, 2012 4:39:01 PM

I would put money that the 2500's 4 cores would outdo the Phenoms 6 cores on most everything you use your computer for. I wouldn't get a Phenom as a new build, only in upgrade situations.
March 10, 2012 4:47:19 PM




This would be, of course, before any over-clocking or unlocking, and disk I/O optimizations as noted above.


March 10, 2012 5:22:26 PM

Looks like the i5 is better then. Sticking with that one.

Also, I got recommended this GPU, is it better than the one I linked? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It does have 1/2 of the GB of the 550Ti so that's why I'm not sure. But then this one has twice the CUDA or something like that, which are helpful with Premiere Pro.
March 10, 2012 6:14:44 PM

I don't know a lot about GPUs, but I've seen on here quite a few recommendations for the 560. Might go through the reviews and see what they say from owners as far as the performance :) 
March 11, 2012 5:44:55 AM

Thanks for all your help dude :)  Anyone else has any suggestions? :p 
March 11, 2012 6:21:18 AM

Hey guys. I'm slightly worried that the cheap motherboard I got won't be enough for my system. I mean, is it ok even if it's not 1600 for the memory? Because I have the chance of getting both the 1333 and 1600 2x4GB memories here in Italy quite cheaply, but I want to be sure 1333 is enough for my tasks. Let me know, cheers.
March 11, 2012 6:32:39 AM

you won't be able to tell the difference between 1333 and 1600 ram, either will work fine with your motherboard.
March 11, 2012 6:54:46 AM

Thanks. Although this motherboard says it only supports 800/1066/1333 ram. So I need to get the 1333 right? Or does it support 1600 anyway?
March 11, 2012 7:12:36 AM

Are you sure it is better? For editing? I heard Radeons are better for gaming and shitty when it comes to editing programs like Premiere Pro. Might be wrong though!
March 11, 2012 7:16:08 AM

Also - Do both the GTX 650 and the one you linked fit in the motherboard I linked above? Aren't they too big?
March 11, 2012 7:28:28 AM

samir0810 said:
Also - Do both the GTX 650 and the one you linked fit in the motherboard I linked above? Aren't they too big?

Nope. It depends on the size of your case.
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