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    Building a new system sometime soon - Could use input.

    GPU acceleration does not require an incredibly fast card, as it did not even tax my GTX 470 (until it ran out of Vram). The 7870 should be fine. You could even get away with a lesser card if you wanted. Say, a 6950. Just make sure you have at least 2gb Vram. I would actually go for an i7 3930k with a 2011 board as 90sgamer mentioned. This combo, along with at least 16gb of fast quad channel RAM will make your system scream while encoding. The SSD is not a requirement for video editing, so even though it may be nice to have now you can just add it in later if you get some extra cash. Dump all the money you can into CPU/MB/RAM, then see what you have left over. Just do not spend the extra cash on any extreme edition chips, as they are a waste of money.
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    My first day on the internet

    I believe it. I just checked my spam folder and found 250 sent within the last couple weeks...Thankfully Gmail's spam filters are top notch.
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    Bottlenecking with this setup?

    You're welcome. I'm pretty sure Flight Simulator X was single-threaded as well unless you apply the appropriate cfg tweak. I know those games are pretty old, but still good ones!
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    Bottlenecking with this setup?

    IIRC, Supreme Commander was single-threaded, which severely limited its usefulness in large AI battles To the OP: you will not notice a bottleneck for quite some time
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    Simple & Free Tool for Finding & Deleting Duplicate Files

    Nice find wevs, let's see what this baby can do. Edit: Not quite as much stuff as I expected, but I suppose that's a good thing. Took off a little less than a gig though!
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    New here on occ

    Welcome! We can only control what we understand, so learn all you can here and hopefully you'll be able to tame your PC
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    Kiro Reporting In

    Welcome to OCC, hope you enjoy your stay It looks like you're already fairly familiar with how things work around here. Also, your first build looks very nice!
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    2500k, H100 and High Temps?

    I wouldn't worry about it at all. With the quiet edition fans pushing significantly less air than the stock fans, the load temps are bound to be higher than others' observations. Plus, 60C is a great Intel temp. You can let it load up to 80C in stress tests and still be fine, so long as you don't run it that hot 24/7.
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    Greetings from kenneth03!

    Welcome to OCC, enjoy your stay
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    Official 2012 OCC Christmas Contest

    Good luck everyone, what a great prize list! Question: I'm in the long, drawn out process of collecting parts for a fiancee/wife build (marital status depends on when I get all the parts lol) Can I enter the parts I currently have for her PC and describe the missing components? Just a thought
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    Gripe about Nvidia Cards.

    Did you try a clean install of your graphics drivers? Possibly try one of the older driver packages if the newest version doesn't work.
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    New Forums

    ^^Well said Dave. Regardless of how it looks, I'm very glad the site will be more secure and up to date. I trust you guys will do a great job rolling out bugfixes and updates quickly, and I'm looking forward to the end result! Here's to a quality finished product Besides, it's still the same old OCC, with the same great members, staff, PC knowledge and advice, etc.
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    backing plate

    ...because he obviously needs some help and feedback for his problem... (I wondered the same thing)
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    Replacing ram help

    For gaming, you will not exceed 12GB of memory at any time. Triple channel would provide significantly better memory performance over dual channel, so I would stick with the triple channel. You could also purchase three of these to give you 24gb at the triple channel bandwidth. Either way, I would still go with triple channel on a Bloomfield chip.
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    Thank you OCC!

    OCC did the same for me when I was starting out, and the friendly members continue to help me out when I get stuck every so often. I'm so glad this site has made such a difference for you
  16. I too have had nothing but good experiences from EVGA. I would put in a vote for their cards. With that being said, I would also not forget about the ASUS DCII. If I were to upgrade right now, I would get the ASUS purely for its quiet operation. If you don't care so much about quiet, then go for the trusted EVGA brand.
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    SSD Transplant

    I too just purchased a HyperX drive, and it is quite nice. I yanked my old Vertex 2 out of my desktop and slapped it into my laptop. Unfortunately I had to reinstall Windows due to some misalignment error showing up in AS SSD after a direct OS copy, but the laptop is now very fast. I cannot tell a whole lot of difference between the Vertex 2 and the HyperX, but that is mainly due to the fact that my Marvell 9128 controller on the MB is crap...I'm only getting ~350MB/s read from it. Can't wait to get a real SATA III controller...
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    24" vs 27"

    +1 I agree completely. Go with the 24" monitor.
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  20. Ridiculous? Yes. Awesome? Yes. Completely unnecessary? Yes. Do I want it? No
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    Update: The new firmware update did a nice job at reducing the rattling to a noise only the most anal people will hear (aka me). Also, the update fixes some temperature reporting discrepancies present in the previous version.
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    Asus GTX660 Ti Build - Suggestions

    Glad we could help! By the way, welcome to OCC
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    new home server.

    Hmm transferring a 1gb ppt file quickly is not going to happen then Have you considered any online backup solutions? They can be a little pricey for more space, but if you need to get something in a hurry that's probably the best method. Otherwise, just do what the doctor ordered!
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    Asus GTX660 Ti Build - Suggestions

    Looks like a great build. You mentioned futureproofing so I will assume you want to have the ability to overclock your system at some point in the future. With that said, the only items I would change from your original list are: --PSU: As other have mentioned, getting a quality PSU is essential for a long-term build. I have had personal experiences with Corsair and Seasonic, both of which have given me zero problems. Since you are getting a GTX660, it may be prudent to get a higher wattage PSU (750-850 watt) just in case you want to go SLI in the future. --SSD: I would highly suggest investing in a 120gb SSD. Once you load the OS and a few essential programs on there you will already be getting close to reaching the recommended 80% capacity. A 120gb SSD gives you room to put a few games on there and still have a little room for everyday Windows operations. --MB: I would keep the Asus P8Z77V-Pro you had at first. What vandreadstriker said about high end motherboards is good advice. Concerning the sound card on the Maximus V and free sound card, I would not advise getting a "free" sound card as it would probably not be a whole lot better than onboard audio in the first place. If you really care about sound, you can purchase a sound card in the future that is not made solely for gaming (such as an HT Omega Claro or Asus Xonar Essence). Plus, the red and black theme of that board wouldn't go well with your white and blue case