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March 12, 2009 4:08:46 AM

It's me again for the people who have helped me in the past! I am back and have waited even longer and have finally come up with a good solution for everything! I have an xbox 360 and play halo 3 and various other fps on it. I have come to the realization that I do not need to spend all this money on a pc for gaming when I can game on the 360 and have just as much if not more fun! So that brings me to why I have started this topic!

What kind of system should I build if I want to capture gameplays and video from my 360 to edit and do work related to that? My budget is still the same at around $1k and maybe a little higher if necessary.

I think the thing that has me the most confused is the graphics card to go with or what i need to capture the gameplays and all! I do not need a monitor, already have a 24" and a 17".

I am thinking I definitely need a quad core...maybe a 9550. I already know that I want the Antec p182 case. I am confused on everything else though such as what size HDD's to get and if I should get more then one and of course how to accomplish what I want to do! Any help would be greatly appreciated and again the budget is around $1k and I do not need a monitor! Thanks

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March 12, 2009 4:32:15 AM

Well hw abt a core i7 for the same budget...

1. Intel BX80601920: $288.99

2. GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P: $269.99

Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $538.98
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate

OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $99.99
($79.99 after $20.00 Mail-In
Rebate )
Free Shipping*

1. Antec P182: $149.99

2. Antec TP3-650: $99.99

Combo Discount: -$40.00
Combo Price: $209.98

EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $184.99
($164.99 after $20.00 Mail-In

So totals to around $1034 before rebates...And even u can game on it without problems...
March 12, 2009 4:36:37 AM

If you won't game on it go for a cheaper gpu like a 4650
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March 12, 2009 4:41:19 AM

Hmm, that would be pretty sweet to go i7 but do I really need to? And I might be doing some gaming but probably nothing hardcore at all. But still I am confused on how to capture my halo 3 gameplay from my 360 rite to my pc. Don't I need a capture card? I was hoping to plug my 360 rite into my pc so I record it straight to the harddrive or something like that.
March 12, 2009 4:44:18 AM

Also what are my options for like a tv tuner if i could have that and a capture card all in one that would be amazing!!! I want a really nice HD quality one that will keep my gameplays HD. I have no experience with any of this! haha sorry and thanks
March 12, 2009 4:45:58 AM

You don't NEED an i7, but you might as well get it if you can afford it. A dual core system can do video editing too, it just takes for ever. The 8 processing threads in the i7 will be the best option for faster processing.

I don't know about the capture card or anything of that nature.
March 12, 2009 4:50:44 AM

Yea I have no idea about all of this either. I am going to research it some more and post back here if I find anything or not! I am thinking of spending like $750 on everything not including the GPU/CC or w.e it is I need to do all this. I am not going to make you guys have to build me a pc for $750 on here because I have learned from the past and xthe kidx you are awesome! you help out everyone so i will save you some time and post back later!!! Thanks
March 12, 2009 4:53:51 AM

gkay09 said:
Same here don have much knowledge about video capture cards...
But u can have a look at these...

U can search other forums related to video editing, where u can get more info on the h/w needed...

Thank you! That is actually pretty funny because I have that exact same page already open and checked back on here to get that link! This should def help! Thanks
March 12, 2009 4:55:35 AM

waynec121 said:
I have learned from the past and xthe kidx you are awesome! you help out everyone so i will save you some time and post back later!!! Thanks

:lol:  U are correct... :D 
March 12, 2009 4:58:19 AM

And just a start point for ur $750 system...look into the new Phenom II X3 720...heard they are very gud...instead of a dual core y nt a tri core, which will certainly help in video editing...

:D  sure xthekid will agree wit this hopefully :p