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i built a new PC about a month ago. i upgraded almost all parts except for the video card. i dont use my pc for gaming. most of the usage will go towards creating a digital collection of my bluray discs and then viewing them on a full hd tv. my current set up is:

Intel Core i7 3770K
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe mobo
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 1866
Asus GT430 graphics card
OCZ vertex 3 120GB SSD
Seagate Barrracuda XT 3TB
Plextor Bluray Burner drive
OCZ Z 850W PSU

recently ive been contemplating upgrading the graphic card. now my question is, will i notice any difference in upgrading to an nVidia GTX 650 or 660 or 650/660 Ti? would it change the video playback quality on the tv? or reduce encode times when i encode the movies?
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encode times will be reduced. exactly how much from a GT 430 we don't know . here is a comparison of cards in adobe premiere pro

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CS6-GPU-Acceleration-162
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Your video playback will be not affected at all. An entry level graphics card can handle High Def playback with ease. So for just multi media an nvidia GT or GTX X20 or up will handle the playback fine. As for computing power and encode times: that depends on how much your software is going to take advantage of you GPU as opposed to your CPU.
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I'd consider upgrading the graphics card, since nvidia kepler cards support 4K video decode. That probably isn't a consideration right now, but that could be important in the future. And really, looking at how nice the rest of the setup is, you need a shiny new card to match!
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short answer, no it will not help you speed up your encode time over the existing 430 since you will be using CPU (cores / threads ) to encode your movies not the GPU. If you wanted to also go the GPU encode route, your encodes would not look as good and take longer to encode. If you do want to encode using gpu for some reason use AMD HD series over the Nvidia since the quality is better but the time to encode stays the same. I also never use Intel quick sync since the the programs i use don't either support it for BD rips or the quality isn't the same, most BDs i Scale down to 5-10gb so that i don't lose quality in the video / audio.
Edited by The_chemist21 - 1/21/13 at 10:15pm
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