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SLI is a waste of money. Video editing software that take advantage of GPU acceleration can't utelise SLI (it's made for gaming). You're better off getting a single 5 series card (550Ti), and if you want to run more than 2 monitors get something like a 8800.
Ah ok, I didn't know that. A single card it is then.




What about a PSU? Is 500w sufficient? or maybe 600 (seems overkill)?
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As much as I would love to put together a build this extreme, it seems to be a bit overkill.
Thanks for the input though! I'll talk to him about it and if he really wants to go this extreme, then I'll gladly do it for him
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As much as I would love to put together a build this extreme, it seems to be a bit overkill.
Thanks for the input though! I'll talk to him about it and if he really wants to go this extreme, then I'll gladly do it for him
I kno i really want a client that says that and money is no option. lol
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Don't worry too much about a fancy GPU for this. As it stands currently, what you need your GPU to do is light up monitors. The amount of GPU utilization even in video work is still very limited these days. The only reason I originally suggested the GTS450 is that it's a convenient way to get 2 DVI ports on a card and NVIDIA CUDA cores are somewhat more supported in the pro app world for accelerating things. Honestly even the 450 is overkill in the horsepower department for the build though.

I don't know why people are suggesting a 560Ti for this. That would be a lot of wasted GPU IMO. I think a pair of GT430s and an HDMI to DVI cable is worth considering here. (that will drive 3 monitors just fine).
     
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Don't worry too much about a fancy GPU for this. As it stands currently, what you need your GPU to do is light up monitors. The amount of GPU utilization even in video work is still very limited these days. The only reason I originally suggested the GTS450 is that it's a convenient way to get 2 DVI ports on a card and NVIDIA CUDA cores are somewhat more supported in the pro app world for accelerating things. Honestly even the 450 is overkill in the horsepower department for the build though.

I don't know why people are suggesting a 560Ti for this. That would be a lot of wasted GPU IMO. I think a pair of GT430s and an HDMI to DVI cable is worth considering here. (that will drive 3 monitors just fine).
Yea, the cards don't have to be strong at all. I was thinking of something like the GT 520s.
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in the music pc i built i used a 6450 as it needed to be quiet for recording.

it really wont get used much.
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in the music pc i built i used a 6450 as it needed to be quiet for recording.

it really wont get used much.
Is there an alternate nVidia card? Someone said that nV cards help with Adobe After Effects. That's why I was looking into them. Unless the boost is negligible.
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Is there an alternate nVidia card? Someone said that nV cards help with Adobe After Effects. That's why I was looking into them. Unless the boost is negligible.
Based on the research I have done, after effects, as well as several other CS5 apps, will utilize openGL/CL acceleration in some circumstances to improve the performance of applying particular filters. Using openGL acceleration in these apps is not dependent on GPU brand (nv or amd), but rather, just needs openGL version support. All modern cards can provide this acceleration. Faster cards will do it somewhat faster but as I understand the scaling as not as great as one would think. Based on research I have done, if you want cuda accelerated video editing, you would have to look at Premier Pro.

GT520s, gt530s, gt430s, gt220s, HD5450s, HD6450s, take your pick.
     
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Based on the research I have done, after effects, as well as several other CS5 apps, will utilize openGL/CL acceleration in some circumstances to improve the performance of applying particular filters. Using openGL acceleration in these apps is not dependent on GPU brand (nv or amd), but rather, just needs openGL version support. All modern cards can provide this acceleration. Faster cards will do it somewhat faster but as I understand the scaling as not as great as one would think. Based on research I have done, if you want cuda accelerated video editing, you would have to look at Premier Pro.

GT520s, gt530s, gt430s, gt220s, HD5450s, HD6450s, take your pick.
Awesome, thanks! But just one more question, does the amount of vram matter at all? Worst case scenario is him using 3 30" screens, all 2560x1600.
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Awesome, thanks! But just one more question, does the amount of vram matter at all? Worst case scenario is him using 3 30" screens, all 2560x1600.
By my calculations, a 2560x1600 resolution x32 bit per pixel, requires about 16MB of frame buffer space per monitor.

Loads of VRAM is generally used to store texture information for 3d rendering, such as in games. There may be other cases where the excess memory is used as a buffer to speed up various aspects of the system, but I can not speak to how this is used specifically on modern software/hardware.

The bottom line is... no, you really don't need to worry about VRAM.

Just something to keep in mind though, the cost of 2560x1600 monitors is not cost effective per pixel. If you are trying to save your friend money, $3600 worth of monitors is probably not the way to go. You could buy 6x 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors for less than the cost of a single 30" 2560x1600. Those 6x21.5" monitors will have the same number of pixels total as the 3x30" monitors. Personally, that's the way I would go.
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