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July 4, 2012 8:30:45 PM

After responses to previous Q's ... a new build is on the cards

Thinking of Intel i5 3570k (3.4G) IvyBridge

What I'm unsure of is these chips have Graphics on-board, (HD 4000 graphics set)

Do I still need to get a separate graphics card ? ... if so are the on-board graphics just not used, or does it process what it can and pass rest to graphics card.

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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 8:34:09 PM

Well, the onboard graphics are good for basic needs, but for gaming, an external card is a neccesity.
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 9:43:47 PM

Depends on what you want to do with the computer. If you plan on playing games, then yes, you really want a discrete card. In that case, the HD Graphics inside the CPU won't be used. If you just want a web browsing machine, then the integrated graphics are fine.
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July 4, 2012 10:20:35 PM

I am building a new PC as my current one struggles with HD video editing ... processor flat-lines. I don't do gaming.
I use a 22" monitor at 1680 x 1050

Thinking of build being Intel i5 3750 (3.4G) on an ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard

What would be a good match for a Graphics card ...
seen Radeon HD 7770 ... or nVidia Geoforce GTX560 if I use that as a guide for max price I would pay .. what card would you recommend ?
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 10:47:01 PM

Those are not good for editing. I would say a 560Ti, which is much better, or even a 560 Ti 448, if you're doing HD video editing. If they're out of your price-range wait a bit. Sometimes, they drop to ~$150.
July 4, 2012 11:26:59 PM

Thnx.
Can you educate me why the other choices would not be suitable for editing, keen to increase my understanding.
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 2:36:10 AM

They are weak. The gaming bechmarks tell the story.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...

^^^TH compares the 7750 and 7770 to 560Ti and 560.

The 560 certainly isn't bad, and my recommendations:

7770<560<560 Ti
I say to wait, because the 560 Ti does regularly drop in price to ~$150.
July 5, 2012 10:21:37 AM

which software are you editing in?
July 5, 2012 11:08:53 AM

I typically use Sony Vegas HD 11 for main work, also VideoDub for specific manipulation ... chroma correction, sharpening, colour correction etc.
Use VLC as the player.
2 other apps frequently used are VideoOptimzer2 and SolveigVideo Splitter.

July 5, 2012 8:01:19 PM

obsama1 said:
Those are not good for editing. I would say a 560Ti, which is much better, or even a 560 Ti 448, if you're doing HD video editing. If they're out of your price-range wait a bit. Sometimes, they drop to ~$150.




Notice that the GTX560 is also sold by MSI and cheaper than the nVidea card.

Is MSI a reputable brand, good thing with nVidea & ASUS is being able to get support, driver updates etc.

I have never come across MSI before.
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 8:52:35 PM

All the cards are exactly the same. You get updates directly from nVidia. MSI is right up there with ASUS. They are very reputable.
July 5, 2012 9:44:06 PM

Thnx ..
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 9:49:03 PM

No problem.
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