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Need adice on new build..

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Theebs, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Theebs

    Theebs Member

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    Hi, Guys its time for me to build a new computer and I just want to double check everything here as I always have before building.

    I have an existing computer which I built in 08 that I am going to just take out the mobo, cpu, ram, gpu and main drive. Blu ray drive, 5 other hard drives for storage will stay the same.

    So here is what I am thinking, let me know if this is overkill or if there is a better alternative. I am kind of confused as to where the state of graphics cards are and which ati card competes with the gtx 570.

    here is what I do with the computer, general surfing, uploading pictures, photohoshop, mild gaming...son plays minecraft, and I record Football games and tv programs via a hauppauge tv tuner card using beyond tv and video redo to encode taking out the commercials. So the most stressfull thing I do with the computer is record and encode HD..I encode mpeg2 HD clips to H.264 files and am looking for something faster than my q9650 cpu currently.

    so again, any advice is welcome. Am I overspending on the board and graphics card? is there a better cpu for me, an i7 maybe? and if everything here is a good fit just to double check it will all jive nicely right? thanks in advance.

    here is a youtube page of mine showing how I put up clips in h.264
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Stadium229?feature=mhee

    Windows 7 64bit

    MOBO---Most confused here this time, cant determine what is overkill and what is not.
    Asus Sabertooth z77 lga 1155

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
    http://www.frys.com/product/7028831?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    CPU
    INTEl core I5 2500K Sandy bridge

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    http://www.frys.com/product/6487382?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    GPU
    EVGA GTX 570

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
    http://www.frys.com/product/6480902?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    RAM
    Corsair Vengance 16GB 4x4 ddr3 pc3 12800

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347
    http://www.frys.com/product/6718235?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    and Finally I am replacing my 6 year old happauge tv tuner with a new happauge tv tuner
    Hauppauge wintv hvr 2250 dual tuner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...k=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3

    http://www.frys.com/product/5910254?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     
  2. Ripper

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    You might want to do some reading/ask specifically in these threads:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f-216/the_official_pc_building_thread-4th_edition-867265/198

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/327/677037

    Don't worry about posting your question there as well, just make sure it's on topic.

    I don't know enough about specific gpus/cpus to comment on your questions regarding ati comparison and video editing, sorry. Ivy bridge is the successor of sandy bridge cpu line though, might be important to you to have the latest components.
     
  3. Theebs

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    thanks.

    I wonder if I go with an i7 ivy bridge if it would make more sense.

    I like the motherboard, worried it only has 6 sata inputs though, i have 6 sata drives plus the disc drives so I really need 8

    Not sure if I need the power of the gtx 570 though, I think step down might be just fine.
     
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    If you're doing a lot of hd video editing, an i7 may indeed be worthwhile.

    As for SATA ports, you could always get a PCI-e to SATA card to expand it - I don't think you'll find an intel mobo with more than 6 native sata ports.
     

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