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As noted a 570 is overkill for your requirements.

I just picked up an Asus 6850 (AMD) for about $105.00 after rebate which makes an excellent card for a media PC (which is what I am using it for).

A 2500k might also be a better choice. HT doesn't really add too much to the mix except with the odd multi threaded application.
The extra threads will help with encoding times, but if the software supports AVX then it may not matter either way. I agree with Robilar, something along the lines of a 6850 will give you plenty of umph without going overboard. could always fold on the GTX 570 tho if you weren't using it often
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Hey everyone!

I will get to the point quick. I am building a new "work" PC and I have all my parts picked out . This PC is being used for video encoding, burning and ripping along with streaming - no gaming. I just wanted to get some feedback and see if there's something I may be overlooking or maybe there's something someone else could suggest to help stretch my dollar further.

Basically, this system has slowed down and has trouble converting, burning and ripping at the same time-that and I'm running out of room. Here's what I had in mind for my new build.

i7 2600K
MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3)
Gskill Ripjaw series 1600 (16gb)
Will reuse optical drives
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 64GB (boot only)
other HDD will be consolidated to bigger drives.
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD

I have looked through countless blogs and looked over millions of graphs and intel just seems to be better for what I'm doing. Any suggestions?
It would be interesting if you could offer a brief explanation of the type of work you do -- if most of the work you do on a computer involves the standard MS Office suite, the GTX 570 is extremely-overqualified. OTOH, if you're using some sort of AutoCAD or engineering simulation software, a 570 would suit your needs well.

I'm looking at something you wrote in another post:

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I was just looking at upgrading to a better GPU with HDMI out that could support 1080 playback to my monitor because I do have a HD capture card that I (cough, cough) pull stuff my DVR... The 9600gt is just dual dvi out.
I just put together a computer for a family member -- ended up with a build centering around a i3-2100 with Intel's HD 2000 graphics. The HD video playback was fantastic and standard MS Office applications performed very smoothly.

The board that you've selected, the Z68A-GD65 has a HDMI port already, so unless I'm misreading your post -- it has the port you need and the 2500k/2600k series both have HD3000 graphics. I don't think you need any stand-alone video card at all.

Even if you did elect to purchase one, even a GT220 would be able to do 1080p playback effectively -- there are hundreds of folks with GT220s in home theatre PCs outputting to the family-room big-screen LCD playing Blu-Rays.

My recommendation -- stick with the build you have (many minus the 2600k? Seems like overkill; my 2500k runs faster than I could ever imagine needing) and hold off on the video card.

If you notice choppiness using the onboard Intel graphics processor with 1080p video playback (unlikely), spend another $40 on a GT220...

I did a little googling around for "Intel HD 3000 Graphics 1080p" and there were benchmarks indicating favorable performance with blu-ray playback.
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It would be interesting if you could offer a brief explanation of the type of work you do -- if most of the work you do on a computer involves the standard MS Office suite, the GTX 570 is extremely-overqualified. OTOH, if you're using some sort of AutoCAD or engineering simulation software, a 570 would suit your needs well.

I'm looking at something you wrote in another post:



I just put together a computer for a family member -- ended up with a build centering around a i3-2100 with Intel's HD 2000 graphics. The HD video playback was fantastic and standard MS Office applications performed very smoothly.

The board that you've selected, the Z68A-GD65 has a HDMI port already, so unless I'm misreading your post -- it has the port you need and the 2500k/2600k series both have HD3000 graphics. I don't think you need any stand-alone video card at all.

Even if you did elect to purchase one, even a GT220 would be able to do 1080p playback effectively -- there are hundreds of folks with GT220s in home theatre PCs outputting to the family-room big-screen LCD playing Blu-Rays.

My recommendation -- stick with the build you have (many minus the 2600k? Seems like overkill; my 2500k runs faster than I could ever imagine needing) and hold off on the video card.

If you notice choppiness using the onboard Intel graphics processor with 1080p video playback (unlikely), spend another $40 on a GT220...

I did a little googling around for "Intel HD 3000 Graphics 1080p" and there were benchmarks indicating favorable performance with blu-ray playback.
Thanks for the input. I have no problem saving money!!! I will take a look at the gt220. As far as the "work" I do, this pc handles, stores, streams (zumocast for iphone) all my media. It run my itunes, video play back, converting, burning and ripping media. I do not use it for anything other than that.
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