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Ari Altman

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Re: The TBG Home Theater PC Build
« Reply #180 on: November 27, 2018, 07:49:45 AM »
Hello Ari,

I have been using the home theater build for a couple of months now and it really works great. I am using the system to organize, convert, and burn many years of home movies to blue ray. The system has a 1050 video card and would upgrading to a 1070 video card help to reduce conversion/rendering times? If so which version of video card would you recommend?

I did increase the RAM to 32 GB.


FrankC - great to hear the build is working out for you!

If you are converting from VHS, you are probably being limited by the read speed of the VHS player itself. That was certainly the case when I did conversions of VHS tapes. To know whether a component within your PC is limiting you, run task manager in the background (accessible by pressing control-alt-delete) and watch the performance tab to see if any of the components are hitting 100% load.

My guess is that this conversion program is not taxing the video card much, if at all. The bottleneck is either in the read speed of the original media, or in the CPU.