I recently built myself a new machine consisting of an Asus P8Z77-V Pro mobo, Intel i7-3770K CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a Corsair H80 liquid cooling system in a CoolerMaster HAF-X tower. Oh, and a 128GB OCZ Vertek 4 SSD for my C drive running Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Plus I have a pair of 3TB and a pair of 2TB HDD's for storage.
I am not into gamming but I am the (randomly educated) go-to guy for archiving family videos. I still have hundreds of DV cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and Super8 mm films to go through. Capturing, cleaning and digitizing. I live in fear of the lossy algorithms used by 99% of the comercial 8 mm film archival companies found on-line.
Unfortunately, the not inexpensive graphics card which was used with my former socket 775 and quad CPU system will not play nice with my new system. I am hopeful that my Hauppaugh WinTV HVR 2250 video capture card which has TV cable RF in, S-video in, and L-R stereo in, will work with my new system.
Because of the improved graphics capability of the Intel Ivy Bridge chips, I am unsure if I even need a discreet graphics card at all (only for video out?).
BTW, it is not chisled in stone but I would prefer a graphics card that consumed only one slot at the rear of the PC chassis. Recomendations?
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Just try the on board gpu then and see if it is enough.
Tks robjordy, I am currently happy with the on-board gpu out. The PowerColor card seems to be a dead end. Whatever happened to dual DVI out? HDMI is nice but who needs VGA? Any further suggestions will be gratefully received.