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Would anyone know if i would be able to use a Video Card which has a external power connector - but would i be able to use it with out connecting the external power ?

i have the UD5H board - would it work ? i am debating on getting a video card - i am not gaming - it would be to help with using Nero video encoding and DVD Fab - looking to use Cuda Cores from Nvidia -

i currently dont have a card in my system - just the 3770K chip and i have the GPU at 1600 - up from the stock 1150 - in the bios

i am curious if a decent video card would make a improvement - i was looking at the GT640 cards because of no external power on them -

so i can just use the board and thats it - but then i though what if i get a higher card with a external power connector and just not use it -

would the board give enough power to the Card this way ? or would i have to use the external power on the card - i figure if it works fine with the board power i can leave it -

my PSU should be fine - its 750TX i think from Corsair - i just dont feel like opening the case on the back end where all the wires are taped down etc, - i have alot of wires and its hard to close the case again - i was looking to just open the front case door and pop in a card and be done with it -

any suggestions on Nvidia cards ? i think the GT640 is the highest card with no external power - i may be wrong - i dont mind going to a external power card if not much more in money etc, if it will make a improvement over the GT640 at least - hopefully i may be able to use it with out connecting the power of the card to my PSU -

how much better would the GT640 do over the intel HD4000 ?

thanks
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Does anyone know which color of paracord would go best with the ud3h/ud5h? I can't tell between electric blue, colonial blue, royal blue, carribean, what color goes best... im thinking royal but im not sure.
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Would anyone know if i would be able to use a Video Card which has a external power connector - but would i be able to use it with out connecting the external power ?

No, the PCIe bus does not provide enough power to run high end graphics cards. That 640 is indeed the fastest Nvidia card you can get that doesn't require external power.
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No, the PCIe bus does not provide enough power to run high end graphics cards. That 640 is indeed the fastest Nvidia card you can get that doesn't require external power.


thanks - would you know how much a difference i can expect if i were to add in the GT640 card - over the stock intel GPU HD 4000 ?

this would be for using NERO encoding and DVD FAB etc, - not for gaming
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bleh i would not get a newer gen card like a 640. You are way better off buying a much more powerful, older gen card for less. cards like the 640 are a huge rip-off, just because it's new gen they charge you $90 for a card that has no new features over older gen cards that are much more powerful for much cheaper.

GTX 460 more than doubles it's performance for 1/3rd cheaper at $60. You may have to dig around but why would you get a 640 that is terribly weak for such a high price.
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bleh i would not get a newer gen card like a 640. You are way better off buying a much more powerful, older gen card for less. cards like the 640 are a huge rip-off, just because it's new gen they charge you $90 for a card that has no new features over older gen cards that are much more powerful for much cheaper.

GTX 460 more than doubles it's performance for 1/3rd cheaper at $60. You may have to dig around but why would you get a 640 that is terribly weak for such a high price.


i am not sure - since i really dont do gaming and dont know all the ins and outs of these cards - i look for a few things -

i understand that the GDDR5 Memory is better - so i look for that -

i look for total memory - at least 1 Gig - if 2 Gig - ok depends on price difference

i also am looking at the Cuda Cores - - from reading - my undestanding is the more Cuda Cores - the better performance i would get for my video encoding etc, with DVD FAB -

so i am basing it on those factors - which may be good or may not be -

tell me if i am on the right track or not ?

but does the GT640 do better than the HD 4000 on board ? would it be an improvement over stock GPU
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DVDFab can use Intel Quick Sync which is faster and better than Nvidia CUDA. Not sure about Nero.

In both cases quality of video suffers compared to software encoding. In terms of quality: software > quick sync > cuda > ati stream.
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DVDFab can use Intel Quick Sync which is faster and better than Nvidia CUDA. Not sure about Nero.

In both cases quality of video suffers compared to software encoding. In terms of quality: software > quick sync > cuda > ati stream.


yeah i notice it uses the intel to encode when using DVD FAB - i am wondering if i can improve on this by using a graphics card - and not the intel GPU -
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DVDFab can use Intel Quick Sync which is faster and better than Nvidia CUDA. Not sure about Nero.

In both cases quality of video suffers compared to software encoding. In terms of quality: software > quick sync > cuda > ati stream.
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yeah i notice it uses the intel to encode when using DVD FAB - i am wondering if i can improve on this by using a graphics card - and not the intel GPU -


how can i improve on the video quality ?
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