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November 28, 2013 6:02:48 PM

I am building a gaming recording and editing PC. I was wondering if these parts will be able to max out basically all games at 1080p while recording gameplay at 1080p max resolution and recording voice using Adobe Audition. I will be recording using an elgato, but on the same computer, and afterwards be using Adobe programs to edit the video, and occasionally stream if my WIFI card is good enough. Here are my parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aJuY

The SSD drive I already have, which will be my primary drive with the OS and programs on. The WD 1TB is where I'll be storing my games and videos and everything else, and the WD 250GB is what I'll be using to record to. All of these parts will come to $1270 on newegg. Will it be able to do what I'm asking it to? And will this be future proof since the next gen games are coming out?

Also, NewEgg has a DIY build (http://goo.gl/1ERYH0). Would this be better? I would still need to get the OS and the WIFI card, and if it's worth it the recording drive.

Thanks for any help you can offer! I'm sorry if this is confusing but I'll be spending a fortune and I just want to make sure its worth it. THANKS!!
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November 28, 2013 6:08:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aKJK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aKJK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aKJK/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.14 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.35 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($87.55 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1294.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 21:06 EST-0500)

modified it for performance silence and cooling :) . i replaced the 290x with a 280x cuz thats plenty and the 290x is having physical issues with heat and trottling so id stay away from that for now. only way to get down temps is change the stock cooler and that voids warranty.

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November 28, 2013 6:18:14 PM

keep in mind that the higher resolutions you want to work with more RAM will be helpful, you can always upgrade in the future (for editing high res videos and photos)
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November 28, 2013 6:34:37 PM

i dint think about that.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aLVW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aLVW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aLVW/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.14 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.35 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($87.55 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1379.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 21:34 EST-0500)

much better for editing 16 whopping gigas :D 

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November 28, 2013 6:48:43 PM

or if cost is an issue, im seeing a lot of 2x 4GB 1600mhz sticks on newegg for like 50$. If you use all 4 slots, youd have 16GB (though im pretty sure 2 8GB sticks is better, just something to think about- this might depend on your motherboard choice ultimately)
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November 28, 2013 6:52:05 PM

2x8 is better sir, so if u ever want 32gb than its beezy eazy

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November 28, 2013 8:54:34 PM

So this would work best with what I'm pushing it to do? I was planning on upgrading the memory later on, but since you said the 290 was having problems I guess I should just go ahead and upgrade it now :)  Thanks for the help!
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November 29, 2013 11:07:28 AM

excellent :) 

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