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Need Help: radeon 7790 or 7850 or gtx 560 ti or gtx 650 ti

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 26, 2013 2:09:26 PM

Hello All,

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. 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 a ton!

August 26, 2013 2:33:47 PM

Bang for buck I'd get the 7850 hands down!
August 26, 2013 3:31:27 PM

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
August 26, 2013 7:55:24 PM

byogamingpc said:
+1 for the HIS HD 7850 2GB

Thanks. One last question. Is there going to be a huge difference between the 1gb and 2gb cards for my particular use?

I noticed this card on newegg

Xfx core edition fix 7850

It has a 12% off promo code, and I have a $15 off of $100 code as well. The card also has a $20MIR, which should bring the price down to about $105...if they will let me stack those codes.