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HPE h9-1120a Phoenix - water cooling + GPU upgrade potential

I suppose I am looking at getting the most out of a Phoenix/GPU combo that will give it a long life in regards to the most demanding PC games, past and future. Although there may be only a few games that would have the capability to utilise the power the better GPU cards offer, that will no doubt change - and I will be ready...

 

In regard to video editing, does a GPU's extra RAM (4GB Vs 2GB) have advantages when working with high-res files?

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Unfortunately, I only have a cursory understanding of video editing (as opposed to gaming hardware) so thats one area where you would know as much or more than I do : /

 

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Some research on the 'net suggests that more VRAM allows some games to be a played at their higher/est settings allowing more textures (light effects, detail etc.) to be displayed. As you said, the 4GB unit is perhaps not worth the extra $$$ in itself.

However, my (brief) research also suggests Adobe Premiere can access and use up to 4GB of VRAM which would be an asset when I am using the PC for video editing.

Either way, I now know that the EVGA GTX-680 units can be accommodated successfully in the Phoenix.

 

Your help has been very valuable to me and I am sure there are other HP Phoenix owners out there who have been pondering similar questions. All things considered, the Phoenix has the other elements in place to give a long service without being outmoded over time.

 

Thanks again for the help.

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I forgot - some of the EVGA units mention a backplate - is this needed for the Phoenix?

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I understand you have a question regarding the backplate for an EVGA video card.  The backplate in this, based on image results, it looks like this is a plate that would cover the underside of the video card.  I would imagine that something like this is pre-installed on the card itself.

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