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Which of these builds would YOU pick? (AMD VS INTEL)

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August 17, 2012 5:16:56 AM

My intensions are video editing within the Adobe CS5.5 Suite:
(Some of the prices are low due to parts being purchased from friends)

BUILD 1:
i5 2500k ($160) From MicroCenter
8GB RAM ($40) From MicroCenter
Z68 Motherboard (~$70)
GTX 460 SE 1GB ($80)
Antec Three Hundred Case ($45)
Antec 650W Earthwatts ($30)
Hyper 212 Cooler ($25)
TOTAL: $450


BUILD 2:
AMD 965SE/1045T ($90~100) From MicroCenter
8GB RAM ($40) From MicroCenter
AM3+ Motherboard ($40) From MicroCenter bundle deal
GTX 460 SE 1GB ($80)
Antec Three Hundred Case ($45)
Antec 650W Earthwatts ($30)
Hyper 212 Cooler ($25)
TOTAL: $350~$360

Which of these two builds would you chose (for video editing within the Adobe CS5.5 Suite)?

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 5:19:50 AM

the intel is stronger

Id want an antec ONE or 300 TWO for front USB 3 ports

and the psu could be 500 watt , or even less
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August 17, 2012 5:36:47 AM

I'd also skip that gfx card and get something better personally even though $80 for a 460 seems like a decent enough price
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 5:38:59 AM

^ 460 SE is much weaker, about a GTS 450, slightly less if I remember correctly.

If you went with the AMD build, I would try spending that $90 difference and go from the GTX 460 SE to the 6870.
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August 17, 2012 5:42:27 AM

aznshinobi said:
^ 460 SE is much weaker, about a GTS 450, slightly less if I remember correctly.

If you went with the AMD build, I would try spending that $90 difference and go from the GTX 460 SE to the 6870.


I chose the GTX so I can use the Mercury Playback Engine acceleration in the Adobe Suite. Unfortunately, the engine isn't compatible with the Radeon cards.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 5:53:43 AM

OHHHH MY BAD... I didn't quite fully read the purpose of the build, yes the i5 2500K build would be much better. Yeah then your 1st build is good enough. PSU is a bit overboard but for the price that's ok.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 6:08:48 AM

Drop the GTX 460 Suck Edition and get an AMD 6850 or 6870 (114$ on newegg)
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August 17, 2012 6:10:28 AM

I would go for the Intel build as well
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 6:15:08 AM

OP stated the purpose of the system is Video editing, With Premiere and AE CUDA will be useful.
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August 17, 2012 6:16:32 AM

aznshinobi said:
OP stated the purpose of the system is Video editing, With Premiere and AE CUDA will be useful.


and your point is....??
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 6:17:55 AM

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So what??? the i5 2500k beats the phenom in everything else and the diference between the i5 2500k and the phenom in video creating is very fu**ing small.


No need to be harsh! OP, the benchmarks actually show the i5 2500K beating the Phenom in pretty much every benchmark including rendering and encoding. So... IDK, Quick Sync is another plus of the i5 2500K.

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August 17, 2012 6:19:30 AM

aznshinobi said:
No need to be harsh! OP, the benchmarks actually show the i5 2500K beating the Phenom in pretty much every benchmark including rendering and encoding. So... IDK, Quick Sync is another plus of the i5 2500K.


and overclocking too, clock per clock the i5 2500k destroys the phenom, i know the phenom can be overclocked but not as far as a 2500k
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 6:22:23 AM

aqualipt said:
and your point is....??


The point is the 460 SE is a cheap alternative to CUDA and can be used to run the Mercury Engine just fine in Premiere and AE. You may not do a lot of editing so you don't know but CUDA in rendering helps a whole lot no matter how bad the card is. OP I don't believe is gaming so it's just whatever for the graphics card to be gaming oriented. All he needs is a decent amount of CUDA cores.
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August 17, 2012 6:25:14 AM

aznshinobi said:
The point is the 460 SE is a cheap alternative to CUDA and can be used to run the Mercury Engine just fine in Premiere and AE. You may not do a lot of editing so you don't know but CUDA in rendering helps a whole lot no matter how bad the card is. OP I don't believe is gaming so it's just whatever for the graphics card to be gaming oriented. All he needs is a decent amount of CUDA cores.


Hmmm, if that's the case then i think spending a few bucks for this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp31463k... will be worth it.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 6:29:12 AM

^ That is about $50 more than the 460 SE after rebates, before rebates it's $80 more... I don't think that's quite... worth it yet. The 560 only has, I believe 60 more CUDA cores.
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August 17, 2012 4:20:50 PM

Mastashake15 said:
I would go for the Intel build as well


So it's unanimous? I should go with the i5-2500k despite the AMD's performance in "video creation"?
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August 17, 2012 5:47:00 PM

MOKHAN said:
So it's unanimous? I should go with the i5-2500k despite the AMD's performance in "video creation"?


I would just because AMD is going downhill as far as processors go.
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August 17, 2012 6:49:10 PM

MOKHAN said:
So it's unanimous? I should go with the i5-2500k despite the AMD's performance in "video creation"?


look bro.. i know you may be new to this but that diference is BS, the 2500k outperforms the Phenom II in EVERYTHING...adobe suites, maya, mathlab, CAD...etc, the 2500k is simply better.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Core-i5-2500K-... <---- look at how the 2500k rapes the phenom in CS4 and CS5 (FYI, lower is better)
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2012 12:29:09 AM

^Lol.

Yes OP go with the i5 2500K...
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August 18, 2012 6:57:59 AM

Best answer selected by MOKHAN.
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