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Need help deciding on a Processor, Motherboard, RAM


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#1 Illuminate88

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:18 PM

What am I going to do with this pc? I'm going to be capturing a lot of 720p HD video with a Blackmagic Intensity pro and I'll do some pc gaming (maybe I'll capture some pc video with fraps as well.) I would also like to overclock the processor and graphics card, hence the aftermarket coolers.

What I would like some help with? Deciding which build I should go with. It gets complicated.

Sound Card? I own a Creative X-Fi PCI sound card that may or may not fit into these systems. This depends on whether there is enough room for it after I install the aftermarket cooler on the GPU as this may take up more space than the stock cooler. Do you think there will be enough room with the current aftermarket cooler selected? Maybe with a different cooler (I've noticed that neweggs selection for gpu coolers is slim)? With the Core i5 and i7 motherboards, I could just put the graphics card in the second PCI-E slot and then buy a new PCI-E sound card. The only problem that I see with this is that the second PCI-E slot might only operate at 8x. Would this cause and unfortunate decrease in graphics performance?

($0) Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Motherboards
The second link is to a list of motherboards. I'm having difficulty picking one, especially since they are all so similar.
Pros: 8 gigs of memory (overclocked), Cheapest build, Could use the Onboard GPU while I wait for the 5850 to get in stock
Cons: Still need to chose a Motherboard, No Triple Channel memory

(+$45) Core i5 750
Pros: 8 gigs of memory (overclocked)
Cons: No Triple Channel Memory, needs a gpu to turn on

(+$127) Core i7 920
Pros: Triple Channel memory, newest tech
Cons: Most expensive, only 6 gigs of memory, needs a gpu to turn on

Other thoughts: Since I want to record a lot of HD video that I wouldn't want to lose, should I raid up the HDD? I haven't looked into raids that much and I also don't know much about them.

I hope I did an adequate job explaining my dilemma. Thank you for any advice that you may give me.

Edited by Illuminate88, 30 November 2009 - 10:31 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:27 PM

the wish lists are empty.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:46 PM

the wish lists are empty.


Boom! I fixed em.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

The Phenom II usually matches the i5 in performance. The i5 is better for overclocking. If you are not going to overclock, it would be better money-wise to go AMD out of those two.
The i7, however, is a different story. The i7 does outperform the Phenom II but I don't think the extra cost is justified. I should point out, however, that I am partial to AMD.
For RAM, I doubt there would be any noticable difference between 6GB and 8GB.

Also, may I ask why you are getting the Arctic Silver Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier?

Edited by RainbowSix, 30 November 2009 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

Also, may I ask why you are getting the Arctic Silver Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier?


To get the thermal paste off of the gpu.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

I accidentally added that to my wish list one time thinking it was thermal paste. I just wanted to make sure you didn't do the same.
I believe that CPU cooler has thermal paste pre-applied.

A good microatx AMD motherboard is the ASUS M4A785TD-M.

Edited by RainbowSix, 30 November 2009 - 09:14 PM.

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