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I am looking to upgrade my graphics card, CPU and motherboard all in one shot. I was going to go with an ASUS Rampage Gene III or possibly a Black Edition version. Mainly for the SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built-in sound chip. I was going to get a Xonar essence for sound work but I am wondering if getting the Gene would allow me to record sound into Audition. My Sabertooth keeps crashing it. Advice for that would be helpful too.

The main question is What graphics card will help me most with encoding video without being a waste of money? I have picked NVIDIA of course but I am having trouble with choosing one of these three cards:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121432
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121429
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121436

The 570 has the least amount of RAM but I can get one for about $350.
The 580 has half the memory of the 590 at 3/4 the price. And the 590 is... awesome! But I am having a hard time justifying it to myself to spend $800 on a graphics card. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a card/brand. I have ruled out most workstation class cards as an option because I don't do enough 3D stuff and any of the other cards I mentioned can handle CAD work. Also The Xonar thing has been bothering me. I need something like a MIDI interface. Any suggestions? I am going to sleep soon, but I would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks!
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Perhaps ASUS has sound driver issues that's inherent in their chipsets. Why don't you try a different AIB like Gigabyte.

As for your main question, get the 570 as you get 90% of a GTX 580 for ~60% less money than than 590. I believe the 580 is not any faster than a 570 for CUDA accelerated application as was the case with the GTX 480 relative to the GTX 470.
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Perhaps ASUS has sound driver issues that's inherent in their chipsets. Why don't you try a different AIB like Gigabyte.

As for your main question, get the 570 as you get 90% of a GTX 580 for ~60% less money than than 590. I believe the 580 is not any faster than a 570 for CUDA accelerated application as was the case with the GTX 480 relative to the GTX 470.
I thought that the performance for heavy rendering and encoding was the amount of video memory? In which case I'm not sure a 480 and for 470 had any difference in actual memory amount. The 3GB vs 1.5GB memory make the 580 and 590 more attractive as well as the multiple chips of the 590. As for other brands of mobo I have seen that the audio chips for any 1366 in the lower price ranges are garbage. The Rampage Gene III is the only one that has a decent chip at about $200.
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