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New CPU and/or HDD for recording gameplay

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June 11, 2011 11:26:51 AM

Ok, so i want a new cpu because my old phenom 550 can't keep up in most games. I've been looking at the phenom 840 (AU$107) and the phenom 1055T(AU$170).

I'll be mostly playing games (Bad Company 2, BF3, GTA 4), recording games and then rendering those videos. Will getting the 6 core 1055T make much of a difference with recording? I heard bc2 and bf3 will make use of all 6 cores. And will getting another hard drive to record onto have a bigger fps increase over a 6 core cpu? I have the WD 500gb caviar blue 3gb/s atm and am looking at either a 60gb SSD for windows and programs or a WD 1TB HDD. I'm new to SSD's so if you could recommend some good cheap ones that'd be ool beans :)  Thanks. Also i'll be using fraps to record.
June 11, 2011 7:35:24 PM

Fraps is good but will lag the best of PC's Down. I play all those games and things like black ops and I used to use fraps and I started to find other ways to record:

AMD 1055t
12GB DDR3
GTX 460 Sonic Platinum
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June 11, 2011 7:57:22 PM

For the CPU, get the X4 955 BE (C3 stepping). No point getting a hexa core for gaming (even considering you'll be recording in parallel). Also make sure your motherboard supports the new processor and that you have the latest BIOS installed before replacing the CPU.
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June 12, 2011 8:10:46 AM

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June 12, 2011 8:12:04 AM

Thank you for replying. If it's worth the extra money over an 840 then that's cool. Thanks again :) 
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June 12, 2011 8:16:09 AM

Sorry for double post, it wont let me edit it for some reason :/ 

Anyways, anyone else got some advise on a SSD/HDD?
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June 12, 2011 9:38:38 AM

super_hello22 said:
Sorry for double post, it wont let me edit it for some reason :/ 

Anyways, anyone else got some advise on a SSD/HDD?

Start a new thread in the storage forum.
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