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  1. slugnet

    Matrox CompressHD

    Hey guys, I'm thinking (long-term, maybe in the next 2-3 months) about adding a Matrox CompressHD card into my editing build. I've done a bunch of searching, but can't seem to find much information on using this card in a hack. The card: http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/compresshd/...
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    [SUCCESS] Another Slugnet clone [GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770K, 660Ti MSI Power ed., 500R]

    Looks good, congratulations on the successful build!
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    I am in the midst of a major editing project right now, so my rig and time are both mission critical for the time being. I will apply the 10.8.3 update sometime in the next couple of weeks, but will not be able to do so until I get this project into solid footing and I have time to troubleshoot...
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    Chimera 2.0 Now Available with iMessage Login Fix

    Just updated my build, and worked like a charm. Thanks! http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-builds/70530-slugnets-video-editor-ga-z77x-ud5h-i7-3770k-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-660-ti.html
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    Hi everyone! First, let me say I'm amazed at how this thread has grown. I'm glad the build is useful to so many of you, and I love how the community has helped pick up the support for it. I haven't had the time for several months now to keep on top of these messages, but you guys have been doing...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    Yes, quite doable, and already covered earlier in this thread: http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-builds/70530-slugnets-video-editor-ga-z77x-ud5h-i7-3770k-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-660-ti-5.html#post450917 Not sure which port off the top of my head, and I'm in the middle of several projects right...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    First off, updating your Bios does several things. First, and most important, earlier versions of the Bios had issues with this board, and updating fixes several of those issues. Second, updating the Bios fixes or improves, or adds new, features on the board. For instance, the F6 (and later)...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    I do most of my work in FCP7 still. FCPX has not caught up to the features of 7. So yes, I've been using it quite extensively. It works great, as it is basically CPU dependent. Fast renders, super stable. I can't recommend enough for FCP7 work.
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    The 660 Ti Thread: Questions and Answers Here!

    Hi guys, been reading through this thread, sorry it has taken a while for me to jump in. I've gone through and read through all of the posts, and thought I'd test to see if my build/660 Ti was having any of the issues you are describing. First, I've never seen any of the errors described in...
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    HAckintosh : VFX + Color grading pro with thunderbolt

    This particular card is even newer than the 660 ti, so even less is known about it. The things I know are (a) it wasn't available when I was purchasing for my system and (b) it is less powerful than the ti. It has 960 CUDA cores, and as an overall card is slightly less powerful, which I think...
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    Looking for a Video Editing build

    The big difference for video editing is the amount of CUDA cores on your video card. For comparison, the GTX 670 and the GTX 660ti both have 1344 CUDA cores, while the GT 640 only has 384. The 560 ti also has 384, while the high end of the 5xx series, the 590 has 1024. There are other factors at...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    The worst hiccup for me was getting OpenCL working correctly. It took me quite a while to get it working through the process I outline in my original post. Once I got that working, everything else graphically started working. But I spent at least two or three days banging against this build in...
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    HAckintosh : VFX + Color grading pro with thunderbolt

    The big difference for video editing is the amount of CUDA cores on your video card. For comparison, the GTX 670 and the GTX 660ti both have 1344 CUDA cores, while the GT 640 only has 384. The 560 ti also has 384, while the high end of the 5xx series, the 590 has 1024. There are other factors at...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    The 3rd Part Sata option was part of getting the Blu-ray drive working correctly, as I explained in the original post. The sata connectors were functioning, I just needed this for full usability. This is the process that worked for me, if your hardware differs you may not need it. Glad to be...
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    Graphics Card for Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6

    The only Adobe applications that utilize the CUDA ability of the nVidia cards are Premiere and After Effects CS6 for ray tracing. Photoshop uses the mercury engine, however it is based on OpenCL and not CUDA, so any graphics solution that has OpenCL (including the on board HD4000) will provide...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    Do the plugs work before you hit OSX? For instance, can you plug your Unibeast stick in and boot using it? Do both of the network ports do this random switching? Each port uses a different type of chipset (one Atheros, one Intel), so you might be able to fix the speed by switching to the other...
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    Slugnet's Video Editor - GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770k, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    Unless you upgraded to a UEFI bios, your old board probably used a DSDT. This is getting into areas where I am certainly not that knowledgeable, but I would start with clearing your EXTRAS folder on your hard drive. I'm also pretty sure there are kexts that you will need to remove, but I don't...
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    Looking for a Video Editing build

    Indeed, it seems that many people are having issues with the 660ti and FCPX, although in my case it seems to be working just fine. However, as you stated that you are using Adobe programs, you should have no issue with this particular graphics card. I haven't seen much complaining about not...
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