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For non-gaming purposes can you please recommend a decent GPU what will improve video editing speeds. I'd like to keep it below £50 ($80) or might be able to stretch to $100. Don't fancy spending more if there is no need. Plus the PSU will be about 430w so it probably can't take something too powerful, might go a bit higher on the PSU if a good value GPU requires it. I basically have to put a GPU in as the CPU and motherboard don't come with integrated graphics so thought instead of getting a bottom-end one why not see if I can spend a bit more to improve performance.

The CPU, motherboard and RAM will be used from the specs in my signature below but the rest (including 5670) is going in a different system.

Thanks!
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what program are you using and which technology does it use for acceleration? (cuda, open cl, etc)
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Sony Vegas and Camtasia. I'm not sure what technology they use for acceleration, sorry.

Photoshop is also used but I guess that has no concern with the GPU?
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Sony Vegas uses open CL, so for under $100 and AMD Card will do, for example a Radeon 7750, breaks the $100 barrier a bit ($110) but you might find some cheaper ones if you look elswhere, you can get a 6750 for under $100 for sure but I think you should try jumping onto newer tech anyway with the 7000 series. For nvidia the gtx 550 ti it costs about $130 but right now it's $100 on ncix with mail in rebate.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59591&vpn=ZT-50404-10L%2FZT-50504-10L&manufacture=Zotac

though you can go for a gtx 520 too but I don't know if it will accelerate your workflow that well. I'd say go for the Radeon 7750. Amd seem to have a specialty in OpenCL also.
Edited by junkerde - 1/20/13 at 9:26am
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Ok. I'm in the UK so I'll have a look around for prices. Is the gtx 550 not obsolete now?

Will the 7750 for example fit the motherboard below?

Is a 430w PSU sufficient?

Do you know what Camtasia uses, if it uses any at all? (it's used for light edits).
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Ok. I'm in the UK so I'll have a look around for prices. Is the gtx 550 not obsolete now?

Is a 430w PSU sufficient?

Do you know what Camtasia uses, if it uses any at all? (it's used for light edits).
It says somewhere on camtasia specs about GPU acceleration but hardly any info on it, but the requirements are Open gl and pixel shader 2.0, so any of the cards I mentioned should do fine with Camtasia. And for your PSU it should be fine, 7750 requires 400w, but if you have a really crappy PSU at 430w it might not work well, but again it SHOULD work. What brand and model is your psu? And again i said the geforece 500 series because they do OpenCL better than the 600 series. Unless you wanna jump on the new tech with the 600 series but suffer a loss on opencl computing. The geforce will cost you more though, and I don't think it isworth the GT 520 really, it won't help that great in Sony Vegas.
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I have not got the PSU yet. Was thinking of the Corsair CX430? It's the cheapest bronze certified CPU.

Also, will the motherboard (Gigabyte M52L-S3P) be able to cope with it? It's a low range amd board. As the case is quite basic, do I have to start worrying about cooling it too?

So your basically saying the gtx 550 or 7750? I can't seem to find any 550s plus if they are more expensive and not as good as the 7750 for video editing then I should stick to finding a 7750?

I just saw this one on special offer: http://www.ebuyer.com/390925-sapphire-hd-7750-1gb-gddr5-dvi-micro-hdmi-mini-displayport-pci-e-low-11202-10-20g - it's low profile so should fit easier on the motherboard? The user reviews are good but it's a bit pricey. Do you think it's good value?
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I have not got the PSU yet. Was thinking of the Corsair CX430? It's the cheapest bronze certified CPU.

Also, will the motherboard (Gigabyte M52L-S3P) be able to cope with it? It's a low range amd board. As the case is quite basic, do I have to start worrying about cooling it too?

So your basically saying the gtx 550 or 7750? I can't seem to find any 550s plus if they are more expensive and not as good as the 7750 for video editing then I should stick to finding a 7750?

I just saw this one on special offer: http://www.ebuyer.com/390925-sapphire-hd-7750-1gb-gddr5-dvi-micro-hdmi-mini-displayport-pci-e-low-11202-10-20g - it's low profile so should fit easier on the motherboard? The user reviews are good but it's a bit pricey. Do you think it's good value?
Yes that PSU will do good thumb.gif
And yes you should go for the 7750 instead, I don't think you necessarily need a low profile card, the regular 7750's will fit because they are smaller cards anyway.
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So will the cheapest 7750 card do? Or should I go for one that is GDDR5 (over GDDR3)? A GDDR5 1GB is more expensive than a GDDR3 2GB such as this, which factor is more important for me?

I should have no concerns about motherboard and cooling right?
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So will the cheapest 7750 card do? Or should I go for one that is GDDR5 (over GDDR3)? A GDDR5 1GB is more expensive than a GDDR3 2GB such as this, which factor is more important for me?

I should have no concerns about motherboard and cooling right?
My mistake, I looked at the motherboard you chose again, it looks like you have to go low profile because it looks like some capacitors are in the way, althought it might not, better safe than sorry. and I thought all 7750's came in single lanes, apparently not, my bad. Go with the sapphire card you linked me in your above post.

Go for the gddr5 1gb. the Gddr3 2gb wont even fully utilize the 2gb, it's a marketing scheme alot of manufacturues use. The memory bus is only limited to 128 bit bandwidth so 2gb wont even fully be used on the card. And you'll be fine with the cooling, it's not a worry.

I don't know any UK computer shop websites so I can't say if there are any cheaper ones of that sapphire model, but there should be.
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