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February 18, 2012 4:39:20 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2009
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Our Computer needs to be cable of handling a lot of HD videos. We constantly edit videos(Sony Vegas 10 Pro, Adobe After Effects CS5.5). It needs to support a lot of video processing. We want the best for the price and are willing to pay for the best. Alot of video multitasking.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, about 896MB of Dedicated Memory. ( Got it 2 years ago). The Power Supply is: Corsair 750W TXW Power Supply
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: First of we have AZZA Solano 1000 Full Tower Case, AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor, CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), ASUS Crosshair III Formula Republic of Gamers - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3 - AMD 790FX - Socket AM3

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Which ever one works best.
OVERCLOCKING: Never done overclocking

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1200. We use two monitors. Main one is 26' second one is 24'. But we only need one video card that can support both.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must support HD and preferably have HDMI ports. Support a lot of frame rate.

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a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2012 6:58:43 AM

It's pretty difficult to go back to 2009 and purchase stuff, or maybe you have something we don't know about already :) 
An i7 ought to help you out with the multi threaded applications.
16GB of RAM should be sufficient if not 8GB.... 4GB is a waste, I can't imagine you've been on 4GB for 2 years....
GTX260??? whoever in the world advised you to go for those cards ever?
Go for a Quadro or FirePro if you're into video editing and stuff like that.

From the specs of your older rig, it looks like it was just a gaming rig (Minimum Requirement Config) and not a video workstation.

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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 18, 2012 7:07:24 AM

man its 2012 now not 2009. :lol:  or it will may be an mistake.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 18, 2012 7:08:42 AM

btw whats your budget for the card ?
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February 19, 2012 6:25:02 AM

Guys im asking for what card to upgrade..... I wanna upgrade from the 260... its Garbage now. Budget is 250$
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 6:30:20 AM

go for the hd 6950 on that budget which will do nice job on higher resolution in gaming and overclock your cpu for more performance.:) 

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

its an gigabyte one good card cooling is quite well overclocks nicely and you can unlock shraders.:) 

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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 10:51:00 AM

560 ti or 6950, you decide, except if you are really on 2009 now :lol: 
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February 19, 2012 8:05:36 PM

I prefer Nivideo, so the best choice would be the 560 ti?
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 1:48:05 AM

Yeah, presently looking at the Nvidia gallery the 560Ti does seem to be the most popular one out there.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 2:56:53 AM

Yes 560 ti :D . It's the best among all nVidia cards for bang-to-buck cards.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 11:47:58 AM

yes gtx 560 ti will be good overclock it get the best performance from the card.:) 
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