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    Talking Graphics card choices?

    Hi All!

    Well here i come again with another "Classic n00b" question, but this one borders on sheer idiocy. That said, i gotta ask it anyway!!!!

    Incidently, here's my 'enroute' PC specs:

    Case: Cooler Master RC-690
    PSU: Corsair TX 850WATT
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
    Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (24GB max RAM)
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
    Boot HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Data HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Optical Drives: 2x LITE-ON iHAP322-08 DVD RW
    Monitor: ASUS MK241H Black 24" (1920x1200) 2ms
    OS: Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Editing Software: Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9 "Platinum Pro Pack"

    Since i have space on my mobo for more GPU's (and enough juice to run them), can i/should i put a video-editing specific card like the Nvidia FX1800 on there as well as the GeForce GTX 285 thats already there?

    Intended video editing is for my work events/promo's and sending to current and potential Partners as well as participants in the activities (possibly streaming on a website).

    Will the GeForce GTX 285 card do everything the Nvidia FX1800 card can do? I don't know what i'm missing here......(other than general PC intelligence.....).

    I don't have money to burn (not anymore!), but a nice newegg "Store Credit" that would help me with $50 along the way.....

    OK, i'll be waiting on my notification (verification?!?) of "lowliest n00b of the Year" nomination!

    TIA,

    frank
    Last edited by fmajor007; 05-06-2009 at 03:18 PM.
    Case: Cooler Master RC-690
    PSU: Corsair TX 850WATT
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600
    Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (24GB max RAM)
    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
    Boot HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Data HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Monitor: ASUS MK241H Black 24" (1920x1200) 2ms
    OS: Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Optical Drives: 2x LITE-ON iHAP322-08 DVD RW

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    Save your money, or keep em crossed.

    Video editing does not use g card for anything but display. I have a 30 quid card.

    CPU and ram ius what you need.

    For years there have been rumours of GPU acceleration, and that is all it is still.

    All you need to edit video is an ordinary decent PC with a few drives in it.

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    Thx Mark!

    I've seeing a trend here - i've too much GPU!!!!

    Aside from my pitiful skill (my entire lack thereof)I wonder what performance upgrade i'd be best served by for less than $100?
    Case: Cooler Master RC-690
    PSU: Corsair TX 850WATT
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600
    Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (24GB max RAM)
    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
    Boot HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Data HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Monitor: ASUS MK241H Black 24" (1920x1200) 2ms
    OS: Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Optical Drives: 2x LITE-ON iHAP322-08 DVD RW

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    Definitely more ram or another hard drive.

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    Maybe another monitor - editing apps need lots of space.

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    Ahh yes, didn't think of that.

    Reccently i put forward a request for a 5 monitor system, i got told that was idiotic.

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    You'll go blind one of these days... five monitors oh my.

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    All idiots have 5 monitors.
    State of the art editing suite or what??? Lols.
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    5 monitors!?! Seriously.....?

    I can hardly keep up with one - possibly 2, but 5?

    OK, so RAM may be the upgrade path for me. I think i'll hold off on that 'til the 4GB DDR3 stuff comes out in 10 years!!! I'm at 6GB now, but an additonal 12GB for a ttl of 18GB would certainly be - i dunno a waste maybe?

    THanks again everyone - this is a great community to be sure.

    frank
    Case: Cooler Master RC-690
    PSU: Corsair TX 850WATT
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600
    Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (24GB max RAM)
    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
    Boot HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Data HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 rpm 3.0Gb/s
    Monitor: ASUS MK241H Black 24" (1920x1200) 2ms
    OS: Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Optical Drives: 2x LITE-ON iHAP322-08 DVD RW

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    i wouldn't recommend 5, i put that through just to see if we would get one, anyway it was for a live studio gallery, at the moment were working off a laptop. 3 is suppose to be a good number but i've always worked with two.

    I physically can't think of what you could use 5 monitors for
    erm....capture on one...preview on another...erm...timeline on another one....cuttin monitor?maybe?? nahh i dunno

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