I have a chance to get an older Dell Precision T7500 graphics workstation in following configuration for quite cheap:
Dual CPU Xeon X5570 - 8 cores 2.93ghz
32GB ddr3 Ecc registered 1333 memory (I can easily upgrade to 64gb if it helps, ecc RAM is very cheap)
256gb ssd Samsung for OS
3 x 3tb Western Electric Green HDD
Windows 10 64gb
AMD 7750 1gb graphic card.
Is this unit appropriate and fast enough for MPC-HC and Madvr with "high end" settings? If so, should I use software or hardware docoding?
I know this graphic card is not the best one but I could spend some money on a better one like GTX 970 4gb, or somethig better if you can suggest.
At the moment I use a smaller Dell T3500 and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately with one X5570, 24gb ddr3 and AMD 7750 it was to slow.
I watch mostly 1080p and 720p, ocassionally some SD DVSs. For Bluray I use Powerdvd16, otherwise MPC-HC with MAdvr which mops the floor with Powerdvd16 in terms of picture quality.
I want to get the best possible picture out of this unit.
What do you guys think?