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    Question GPU Choice - Kibbles or Bits?

    I need a GPU primarily for avchd video editing, not so much for gaming. Given a budget, which would be more preferrable-- more GDDR5 ram with a less bit memory interface, or less GDDR5 with a higher bit interface. So for example 1 GB ram with 128 bits or 1/2 GB with 256 bits? Thanks!

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    Many options to choose from, maybe too many?
    GDDR5 with 1 GB Compare.
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    Tom's have a nice guide which may help.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming...iew-32571.html

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you, CLiNT & Paul

    CLiNT-- I am sorry for my delay in getting back to you. I thank you for putting an end to my consternation. Yes, there are an abundance of choices, but fortunately I was able to narrow the field as I am quite fond of MSI from my past experiences. So, I decided to go with the:
    MSI Power Edition N650Ti PE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127704

    I picked up a few more sweet buys

    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147107

    Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W Continuous @ 50C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active - PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147107

    As well as a Rosewill SATA/IDE hard drive enclosure to retrieve some old drives, and a Windows 7 Pro for $120.

    Oh, gotta luv that Newegg TV!

    Paul--Thanks for pointing that article out to me. Feels good to have the confirmation. I had a feeling that would be my best bang for buc. Curious he mentioned that that card might be overkill for non-gamers. Maybe he does consider video editing as gaming.
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    Paul--Thanks for pointing that article out to me. Feels good to have the confirmation. I had a feeling that would be my best bang for buck. Curious he mentioned that that card might be overkill for non-gamers. Maybe he does consider video editing as gaming.
    Depending upon the software used for your video rendering, it might be more CPU dependent than GPU.
    DRIVE IMAGING
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    Well, I can believe it. I remember how long it took for my ol' Sony Veagas 4c to load up and wake up. Never did like the interface nor how complicated it was, but it sure was powerful rich in features. Ulead Studio Media Pro 6.5 was more understandable to me. And Magix was really neat but too glitchy. Perhaps I could still tinker with those in XP mode if I can get 'em goin'. However, since I look to get back into it with AVCHD, I plan on trying out the Cyberlink Power Director 11 Ultra. The user interface is really appealing to me, and I like that this version boasts a de-interlacer tool and fast response.

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