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I don't encode a ton anymore but I would like to step up from a dual core to a quad core system.


I need a chipset that will aid encoding (time wise) using RipBot and Handbrake. I also play the occasional game such as L4D and Bad Company 2. The machine will be in the office so it doesn't have to be whisper quiet.


I already have the power supply and case. I'm just looking to find a CPU, Mobo, RAM combo that will work for me. I really want to stick to Asus boards as I like their products and have been buying them for years.


I was thinking of an i7 but think that's going to be too expensive for me right now. The core i5-650 or 760 look like they'll be nice.


Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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The i5-760 isn't bad but a similarly clocked Phenom II X6 Thuban will run 125% faster.


Just to play devil's advocate, Sandy Bridge will be out early next year. Even if you don't buy a Sandy Bridge system, it might be worth it to wait since AMD will probably slash prices on its processor line-up to match up with relative performance compared to Sandy Bridge.
 

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Here's my preliminary build:
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Six-Core Processor
  • ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
  • CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


I already have a 750GB HDD ready to go with Win 7 Ultimate and a Corsair 650w Power Supply.
 

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GTX 465 does not support HDMI audio bitstreaming (if this matters for you). Phenom supports only dual channel memory. Go with 2 x 2GB or 2 x 4GB.
 

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x264 (RipBot, Handbrake etc.) does not support CUDA. If this is a dedicated encoding machine, you can buy a 880G/SB710 (or SB850) chipset mb and use onboard video. Save $160.
 

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Changed out the mobo/RAM config. This mobo supports SATA 6GB/s.
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Six-Core Processor
  • ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
  • EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
  • CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
 
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