I am looking to upgrade most of my system. Either my power supply or motherboard is currently going bad. So I figuerd I would just replace them both, and while I am at it, I figured I'd basically replace my whole system. My budget is around $275.
I am planning on building a system that would be able to handle AVCHD editing through Sony Vegas 11 pro (I might upgrade to 12 if I need to to get better gpu compute performance)
Here is what I have already decided on.
CPU: AMD FX-4130
MOBO: GA-78LMT-USB3 Socket AM3+ mATX 760G
(microcenter currently has a $40 off mobo/cpu combo, and that mobo has a $10MIR)
I have to go with that Motherboard because it has 4 ram slots and an IDE port. As I have 2 large capacity IDE drives, I can't afford to drop them and get more SATA HDDs. And I've already got 2x2GB ram sticks, so I want to leave some room to upgarde those.
So, on to my dillema. I have chosen a lesser CPU (I was initially going to go with the 8 core fx-8320, then I dropped to the 6 core fx-6300) because the money I can save will get me a better GPU, which should more than make up for the difference with either the CUDA or OpenCL rendering capabilities.
I am looking at these 4 GPUs and trying to figure out which would serve my needs better.
videocardbenchmark.net has them listed as
gtx 650 ti < radeon 7790 < gtx 560 ti < Radeon 7850
Right now, at my local microcenter, they have an open box refurb gtx 560 ti for $75ish. But I'd have to jump on that right away! If I am able to get that deal, than I can bump my CPU up to the fx-6300. I'm leaning more toward the nvidia because it seems like they have the best integration with GPU compute for video rendering, but I could be wrong.
So, can any of you help out? Which card should I get to get the most "bang for my buck" Should I go back and re-consider getting the fx-6300 and maybe drop my GPU down to the 7700 if i can't get the gtx-560. i'm so confused!!
Thanks for the reply. Considering I'm not really going to be doing any gaming on this, is the 7850 really the best option? Like I said before, I want this to be able to do avchd video editing/rendering. If I need to buy another program other than Vegas to get the best performance, I will.
I guess another question revolves around the combo... fx-4130 + hd 7850 vs fx-6300 + gtx 560 ti or hd7700