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post #21 of 86
Use a 2500k and 8 GB RAM maybe an air cooler.
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ok massive difference in 2600K to the 2500K not that drastic,

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288

As well as ram from 16 to 8gb, your computer does not even utilize half of it, even if you are rendering or editing.

Now AGAIN! READ MY POST ABOUT CROSSFIRE AND SLI. Dont just say omg the charts show it is SO! amazing, yeah until you actually try it, yeah then come and talk to me
Did you look at my sig rig? I am running two Sapphire Toxic 6950s in CF. I have plenty of first hand experience with it.
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post #23 of 86
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Use a 2500k and 8 GB RAM maybe an air cooler.
He is doing HD video editing.

Can people read here?
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I mean if it is totally impossible to get near that range then I'll just save up, but I'm still open to suggestions. I guess I can get a different case like the Lian Li K58, which i believe is around 60-70
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post #25 of 86

You can cut back with the mobo too. An excellent Z68 can be had for $180-190 which will allow QuickSync for encoding the videos.

The i5 is a considerable improvement over a Q9550.

For the same price as the ASUS I'd go with a proven performer


You can also cut back almost $100 by changing the case. Painting is loads cheaper than a 600T.

Like others have said, cut back on the RAM. Really 8GB will handle your needs just fine.

Depending upon how heavily you plan to overclock you can probably get away with a CM 212+ or Corsair A70 for a CPU cooler. Those should both hold you safe up to 4.4-4.5GHz with ambients up to 25C.

Avoiding a dual card setup will save you trouble down the road. ANybody who tells you anything different spends way too much time tweaking their cards. The 580 is a beast, and the MSI lightning can OC like crazy.

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He is doing HD video editing.

Can people read here?
Yes? 8GB can handle video editing. I edit 1920x1080 captures from games on a daily (or every other day) basis using Sony Vegas and it's no problem.
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He is doing HD video editing.

Can people read here?
Speaking of reading, cant you read that we have already said that about 4 times. (sorry to be mean) its just an oxy moron statement
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post #27 of 86
I would grab a ATI 6970 vs's the GTX 570. Cut down the RAM and change the Mobo.

That will put you where you need to be.
     
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Did you look at my sig rig? I am running two Sapphire Toxic 6950s in CF. I have plenty of first hand experience with it.
Heres a cookie, i used to have 2 6950 and i went through hell with them, and i left them there and got my godly 580
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I would grab a ATI 6970 vs's the GTX 570. Cut down the RAM and change the Mobo.

That will put you where you need to be.
o my, god will you read others posts before you state information already stated
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post #30 of 86
Here is what i would do.
DO NOT get an H80. get a D14, SA or something else. maybe buy used to save money (its just a piece of metal anyways...)
Get either a GTX570 or crossfire 6950s
8GB of ram

That should save you a lot.
    
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