I posted a thread a while back that got one response that wasn't so useful for the build i wanted so i've decided to repost but in more detail.
Firstly i have 500 GBP to spend on this build - Oh yeah and the reason why i'm not using the pound sign is because i have arch linux setup and can't remember the key for pounds on it
That 500 GBP HAS to include a capture card and a monitor.
The capture card must be able to capture footage from the xbox 360, so from what i have found out the blackmagic intensity pro is a good capture card- although I don't know where to get it cheapest so it would help if you could find that out.
So basically the left over money is for the build, I just want it to be able to use the capture card (The blackmagic uses a x1 pci-e slot so most motherboards will be OK), have a slot for a graphics card later on. Also it needs to be capable of playing HD video and editing in sony vegas. I don't mind using intergrated graphics as long as your sure it will do the job i want it to.
If you have any reccomendations on a different capture card or monitor go ahead- But it must be cheaper or the same price. (or only a small amount over budget). Although i want the capture card to be able to capture at least 720p, it would be a bonus if it could capture 1080p like the blackmagic (Bear in mind it must capture via HDMI as that is all the monitor has other than dvi and vga, but if you reccomend a different monitor with the right inputs then that would be fine). As for the monitor, it needs to have a vga,dvi and hdmi port as i need to plug my xbox 360 into the hdmi (Unless of course you find a different caputure card that uses different inputs-just as long as it works with xbox360), and then my PC into the vga/dvi. Lastly the monitor needs to be full HD 1920x1080.
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All up £496.97 , i would just by the OS after that for 40 quid.(windows 7 pro 64bit) So it'll cost about 536 GBP in all, does that seem like a good build?
Also if i had a 19" monitor that had 1920x1080 resolution would i notice much difference from my 1440x900 one, because surely trying to cram all that detail on a small monitor would lead to similar quality?
Also, i would like to spend a bit of extra money for a better quality mobo- as i have had bad experiences with cheap motherboards before, so could you reccomend me a slightly higher end one? -Not to much more expensive though. Thanks.
Ok then i will use the MSI, but I'm still wondering about the monitor- I currently have a monitor which is 19" at 1440x900. I could get a new monitor also in the near future, but I'm unsure whether to get one or not. The thing is i prefer gaming on a smaller monitor, like a 19" to a larger one. So would it be worth getting a 19" monitor with 1920x1080 resolution, or will I not notice much difference due to it's small size?