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Is this a good pc build for fraps?

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January 19, 2014 5:26:50 PM

I was working on a pc build (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DerpyDonutPC/saved/3tZY) and was wondering if I should go with this? My budget is about $650 and I want to record using fraps and be able to play games smoothly (I understand I cannot do this with high-end games) I was mainly planning on using this for minecraft. So any recommendations? What should I keep/change ect.

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January 19, 2014 5:34:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.93 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENUWI-1XN4M 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($5.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $649.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 20:33 EST-0500)
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January 19, 2014 5:36:06 PM

used the newer i5 for s few bucks more and a h87 mb. fine for one video card and non over clocked system. as the h87 mb has two dimm slots and max ram of 16g used one 8g dimm right now. the 7790 is only slightly slower then a 7850.
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January 19, 2014 5:37:26 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2E6DP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.93 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENUWI-1XN4M 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($5.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $649.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 20:33 EST-0500)


thank you for that build, I will be sure to look at it and give it a go!
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January 19, 2014 5:38:39 PM

If you want the best performance with recording, I suggest you try Shadow Play(it is limited to 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps, no other options right now) for any Nvidia card GTX 650 ti and newer.

Because the video card does the compression and the compression leads to much smaller files, it is a good way to get better recordings.

The 7790 listed above DOES give a better gaming experience when not recording for sure and that hard drive is fast enough for fraps with no issues.
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January 19, 2014 5:42:06 PM

nukemaster said:
If you want the best performance with recording, I suggest you try Shadow Play(it is limited to 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps, no other options right now) for any Nvidia card GTX 650 ti and newer.

Because the video card does the compression and the compression leads to much smaller files, it is a good way to get better recordings.

The 7790 listed above DOES give a better gaming experience when not recording for sure and that hard drive is fast enough for fraps with no issues.


thanks for the help!
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