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May 27, 2012 11:08:11 PM

Hi,
Building a new system for a client. He's VERY into gaming and video editing and recording, things like that. Apparently he wants something he can hook a PVR up to, in the future have dual display, maybe more connected up. He plays Minecraft, WoW, etc,.

I'm looking for suggestions for a video card, CPU and motherboard. Mainly just the first 2 though. Low to medium cost for the video card. Preferably NO micro boards and an INTEL CPU... thanks

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May 27, 2012 11:14:07 PM

krikle said:
Hi,
Building a new system for a client. He's VERY into gaming and video editing and recording, things like that. Apparently he wants something he can hook a PVR up to, in the future have dual display, maybe more connected up. He plays Minecraft, WoW, etc,.

I'm looking for suggestions for a video card, CPU and motherboard. Mainly just the first 2 though. Low to medium cost for the video card. Preferably NO micro boards and an INTEL CPU... thanks



Budget ?
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May 28, 2012 3:35:12 PM

Niklas_13 said:
Budget ?



hi,

About 1000.00 bucks for the whole build. Needs a good video card, dual display. From the low to medeium price range I guess, for the video card. TY.
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 7:12:15 PM

1K with the 2 Monitors ?

Does he use this video editing and recording for work ? I would go with a i5 or i7 setup for this build.

GPU mid range with CUBA maybe a GTX 560 Ti / or on the higher end GTX 670

GTX 670s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Some higher end GTX 560 Ti with more CUBA Cores
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

CPUs

i5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

MoBo with sli/crossfire If he would like to add a 2nd GPU down the road
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...
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May 28, 2012 7:21:02 PM

Niklas_13 said:
1K with the 2 Monitors ?

Does he use this video editing and recording for work ? I would go with a i5 or i7 setup for this build.

GPU mid range with CUBA maybe a GTX 560 Ti / or on the higher end GTX 670

GTX 670s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Some higher end GTX 560 Ti with more CUBA Cores
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

CPUs

i5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

MoBo with sli/crossfire If he would like to add a 2nd GPU down the road
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...


Hi,

I've done builds of this nature before but I'm not a gamer so I always look for some advice on the video cards. I mean I know what's good and what's not but it's always nice to get some opinions.

He's willing to go a little over 1000. When i said that, I moreso meant the tower itself. I'll definitely be going with either an i5 or an i7 build. Just not sure which yet or what motherboard. I will be probably going with 8GB of ram, maybe 4. But no less than that. I'm thinking probably 8. it's really up to him if he wants to pay the bit extra.

I haven't had a chance to check out those links but will do so and get back to you later on. Thanks :) 
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 8:13:35 PM

Sounds good, Is this system for work and play ? or is it fun ? thats what we need to find out...... because if time is money you want the best CPU for his video editing and recording. if its more of a hobby and he dont need CUBA he can get a sweet 7850 GPU for around 260
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May 29, 2012 3:59:39 PM

Hi. right now, it's more of a hobby i think. But will probably play into work later on down the road. He's just a student but will more likely be going into something in this line of work after he's done school.
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May 29, 2012 4:55:17 PM

I know if this rig is for video editing/gaming/future dual display...it's not good to cheap out on the graphics card. But the 3-4 hundred dollar range is a bit pricey.
anything DECENT that will run minecraft, wow, COD games like that and video editing software that would be in the 40-100 dollar range?
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May 29, 2012 5:06:22 PM

Niklas_13 said:
Sounds good, Is this system for work and play ? or is it fun ? thats what we need to find out...... because if time is money you want the best CPU for his video editing and recording. if its more of a hobby and he dont need CUBA he can get a sweet 7850 GPU for around 260


Whats your take on this one?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I know the brand name is probably not the best. Looking for a good capable card for as cheap as possible. As I said I'm not a gamer so I'm not all that familiar with CUBAs and all that... I'm a computer tech and do builds all the time and I know the jest of what's good and what's not when it comes to video cards but I'm not into gaming so I try to keep up on it as best I can.
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a b U Graphics card
May 29, 2012 5:21:44 PM

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

HDD-DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM-PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU-MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

950 Shipped + 50MIR

Not sure if the 1K is with tax out the door ?

You could add 16GB of ram ( IMO i would ) for 48 bucks < for his work

This rig will do his work and play game well @ 1920X1080

You could add a 2nd GPU down the road

If you live by a mircocenter you could get the MOBO and CPU there for a good savings and maybe fit in a GTX 670 that would kick butt


anyways hope this helps also he can add a SSD or more HDD down the road
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May 29, 2012 6:14:11 PM

Hi,

I'm in Canada so the prices at newegg.com and the prices and deals on newegg.ca are different.

I was going to go with probably the gigabyte board you recommended in your first batch of links: the GA-Z77X-UDBH and right now I can get the i7-2600K for actually a little cheaper than the i7-2600.

With regards to your GPU suggestion, I notice that only has 2 DVI ports and no HDMI???? Not a lot of people use DVI now, mostly HDMI
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May 29, 2012 6:52:01 PM

They use HDMI cuz they think they need the poor quality of monitor sound. Unless you're connecting your TV, you don't need HDMI.
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May 29, 2012 6:59:40 PM

He wants to be able to connect his TV, though.
And wants the option of dual display in the future ( 2 monitors)
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May 29, 2012 7:01:09 PM

Then buy an HDMI to DVI cable.
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May 29, 2012 7:19:06 PM

Is it possible to get something that is capable of dual display and also has an HDMI port? from what I know, DVI is video only, no audio...so how is that supposed to work with switching display from the PC to TV and having audio? Excuse my ignorance...but you don't have to be rude. I apologize if i took that comment the wrong way but it just seemed a bit rude...
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May 29, 2012 7:22:49 PM

No, I wasn't being rude.
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a b U Graphics card
May 29, 2012 7:36:58 PM

krikle said:
Hi,

I'm in Canada so the prices at newegg.com and the prices and deals on newegg.ca are different.

I was going to go with probably the gigabyte board you recommended in your first batch of links: the GA-Z77X-UDBH and right now I can get the i7-2600K for actually a little cheaper than the i7-2600.

With regards to your GPU suggestion, I notice that only has 2 DVI ports and no HDMI???? Not a lot of people use DVI now, mostly HDMI



Why not use the 1 x Optical from your PC to the TV for sound ?
And use the DVI to the 2 Monitors ?
it also has a mini HDMI port
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May 29, 2012 7:38:52 PM

It has a mini HDMI port, so you are fine..
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May 29, 2012 8:14:22 PM

That does seem like a nice card. Care to elaborate a bit more on the CUBA... what its generally used for...

If I knew the things to look for would help. I mean, should I look for a 1GB or 2GB card or higher... I'm assuming it should be a DDR5, not DDR 3 or anything lower? Dual display, HDMI port, the ability to hook a tv up to it...preferably through HDMI. ANd I'm assuming the dual display would be DVI? How does the audio work i this case? I know when I connect my PC to my TV through HDMI, I can do the dual display thing and I still have audio on both.
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May 29, 2012 8:21:39 PM

Niklas_13 said:
This card would be nice and a tad faster ( BUT ) if if he needs CUBA then your sucks with the GTX

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


what about this one?

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

A lot of the times, I find their prices better than Newegg they also have a way cheaper flat rate shipping.

For the cards that have no VGA port, I assume the monitor would be connected through a DVI cable, then he could use the HDMI for his tv?

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May 29, 2012 8:28:22 PM

Directcanada has that card with free shipping.
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May 29, 2012 10:01:12 PM

What do you think? IS this a decent card for gaming, video editing and all that? According to the reviews, it is ... for the price, too
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 1:53:34 AM

krikle said:
I was thinking about going with one of these for motherboards:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

I'm thinking the first one, but what's your opinion?



The first one is a nice mobo for a single GPU setup. PCI 3 X1 PCI 2 8X 4X < I would make sure it was PCI 8X 8X


What do you want me to say about the 550 ti ( yes it will work ) but he is going to be held back by it.
^ he wont beable to max out games and his work will take longer to do, if he is ok with this then its fine.
It all comes down to speed and money if he only has 1K to spend then he has to cut cost somewhare.

For a gaming system you want the best GPU 70% then CPU 30%

For a gaming / video editing and recording rig ( you want the best of both ) CPU and GPU
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May 30, 2012 2:18:35 AM

Niklas_13 said:
The first one is a nice mobo for a single GPU setup. PCI 3 X1 PCI 2 8X 4X < I would make sure it was PCI 8X 8X


What do you want me to say about the 550 ti ( yes it will work ) but he is going to be held back by it.
^ he wont beable to max out games and his work will take longer to do, if he is ok with this then its fine.
It all comes down to speed and money if he only has 1K to spend then he has to cut cost somewhare.

For a gaming system you want the best GPU 70% then CPU 30%

For a gaming / video editing and recording rig ( you want the best of both ) CPU and GPU



Well I don't think he's be needing a second GPU down the road, but he does want to be able to set up a couple monitors. I understand what you're saying about the cost...the problem is average users don't understand. Or at least, people who know nothing about the cost of components and builds. They don't realize if they want all this and they want something to do thigns like this, they have to pay.

Well, I can get that card for about 150. Anything that you would recommend that would be better and in the same price range? Ultimately, which motherboard would you choose? Thanks for your help
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 2:57:12 AM

I am very lost as to why you dont just get the GTX 560 Ti ?

Is the 1K with tax and your price to build it ?

This rig is 914 - 50 MIR + tax and shipping see what it is to ship

He will have a grate system that he can upgrade

PSU / RAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

DVD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CASE http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MOBO http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU / HDD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

GPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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May 30, 2012 2:58:10 AM

You can get a Radeon 6870 for $10 more and it will perform better, OP.
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 4:34:07 AM

Yeah and he can fit in a 7850 for the budget also but he needs the CUDA for his work
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May 30, 2012 5:14:53 AM

A 560ti is a good choice then. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 7:20:02 AM

krikle said:
That does seem like a nice card. Care to elaborate a bit more on the CUBA... what its generally used for...

If I knew the things to look for would help. I mean, should I look for a 1GB or 2GB card or higher... I'm assuming it should be a DDR5, not DDR 3 or anything lower? Dual display, HDMI port, the ability to hook a tv up to it...preferably through HDMI. ANd I'm assuming the dual display would be DVI? How does the audio work i this case? I know when I connect my PC to my TV through HDMI, I can do the dual display thing and I still have audio on both.



http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

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