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November 7, 2012 11:36:43 PM

Here's what I'm looking at so far. Usage is gaming, light to moderate video editing. Thoughts?

CPU - i5-3570K 3.4GHz, LGA 1155, 77W

Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit

Board - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Memory - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Optical - ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS

PSU - Seasonic SS-560KM, 560W, 80Plus Gold Certified

Case - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black

OS - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SSD

Media - VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM (I also have a 1.5TB external already)

Screen - ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD

Grand Total: $1,539.90

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November 8, 2012 2:44:30 AM

You don't need a VelociRaptor nor a 10000RPM for a storage drive. You can get away with a Caviar Green.

The 570 is no longer a good buy, get the 7870 - way better performance, less power consumption.

Everything else looks good to me.
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November 8, 2012 11:55:49 AM

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure on the card. What would you recommend on the Nvidia side of the fence :) 
November 8, 2012 12:06:22 PM

The GTX 660 Ti is about on-par with the 7870 right now, but it's often more expensive.
November 8, 2012 12:07:37 PM

The GTX 670 is nice for about $50 more than the 570 but it's about $100 more than the 7870. I have the EVGA 660 SC ($230) and really like it. I can play most games on ultra without problems.
November 8, 2012 12:12:20 PM

larrym said:
The GTX 670 is nice for about $50 more than the 570 but it's about $100 more than the 7870. I have the EVGA 660 SC ($230) and really like it. I can play most games on ultra without problems.


Yeah, but factory overclocked and Boost model 7950s compete with the 670 in performance despite being much cheaper and the GTX 660 is generally beaten by the similarly priced 7870. AMD also has their "Never Settle" deals going on with several free games, making it even more difficult to recommend a Nvidia card right now.
November 8, 2012 12:14:53 PM

Alright well I'll try to budge a little and look at some 7870's. Have always run Nvidia cards, but a deal's a deal!
November 8, 2012 12:19:03 PM

Setting gaming aside for a moment, what would be a lower budget card for V-edits? I know its CPU intensive so don't know how much stress is put on the card. I'll be using Vegas and a friend will be running Lightworks on the same system. Any difference in what these programs require for hardware? Thanks
November 8, 2012 12:19:09 PM

blazorthon said:
Yeah, but factory overclocked and Boost model 7950s compete with the 670 in performance despite being much cheaper and the GTX 660 is generally beaten by the similarly priced 7870. AMD also has their "Never Settle" deals going on with several free games, making it even more difficult to recommend a Nvidia card right now.


Ok, but he was asking about Nvidia Cards.
November 8, 2012 12:20:04 PM

larrym said:
Ok, but he was asking about Nvidia Cards.


And I talked about them relative to their competition rather than just themselves because that wouldn't be giving OP the whole picture.

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November 8, 2012 12:22:34 PM
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Setting gaming aside for a moment, what would be a lower budget card for V-edits? I know its CPU intensive so don't know how much stress is put on the card. I'll be using Vegas and a friend will be running Lightworks on the same system. Any difference in what these programs require for hardware? Thanks


I'm not sure about that. If those applications only support CUDA, then Nvidia is the only way to go at that point, but if they support OpenCL and/or Direct Compute, then chances are that AMD would have the advantage, especially if you get a 79xx card.
November 8, 2012 12:26:36 PM

blazorthon said:
And I talked about them relative to their competition rather than just themselves because that wouldn't be giving OP the whole picture.



This is what I was replying too..

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure on the card. What would you recommend on the Nvidia side of the fence
November 8, 2012 12:31:58 PM

larrym said:
This is what I was replying too..

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure on the card. What would you recommend on the Nvidia side of the fence


I'd already suggested the 660 Ti as an (albeit often more expensive) alternative to the 7870. It's an inferior value thanks to AMD's Never Settle deal and often being a little more expensive, but it is at about the same performance and power consumption points.
November 8, 2012 12:44:44 PM

blazorthon said:
I'd already suggested the 660 Ti as an (albeit often more expensive) alternative to the 7870. It's an inferior value thanks to AMD's Never Settle deal and often being a little more expensive, but it is at about the same performance and power consumption points.


I agree, that's why I did not recommend the 660ti. At it's current price point, it's not a good deal for price per performance although it is still a nice card.
November 8, 2012 12:55:23 PM

Alright so Vegas is OpenCL and Lightworks doesn't specify OpenCL or CUDA however they say they use Nivida cards for their internal testing and use. So it seems i have to decide which program I want to tailor to and then go Nvidia or AMD accordingly.
November 8, 2012 8:32:46 PM

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