I don't understand FRAPS

Hello peoples.

One thing I don't understand is FRAPS, I can't fathom how it works. I do YouTube videos so it would be nice to record games in a decent frame rate, but also play games in a decent frame rate. So people told me to upgrade to Intel (Which I have done) and buy a new GTX 570 (Also I have done) I also play on a 1600x900 screen. Do you think it's going to be possible to record and play in decent frame rate by decent I mean record in 30 and play in maybe 50 - 60?

i7 2600k (Will overclock to around 4.3 - 4.5)
8GB Ripjawz 1600MHz RAM
Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3
KFA2 GTX 570
HX 750w PSU

What is the final verdict?

Cain.
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  1. yes it should be fine.

    fraps unlike games will run your HDD quite hard as its capturing high resolution un-compressed video straight to your HDD.

    what games are you trying to record?
  2. i believe msi afterburner also captures video

    and have been told it doesnt slow your game down as much as fraps

    though havent tried it myself to compare
  3. a ssd is amazing for recording with fraps.
  4. I play games on my SSD and record to a different HDD. This gives max performance. Never record to the same HDD you're playing from, and you're good to go.
  5. I want to record Amnesia and Skyrim.
  6. Record to an external hard drive.
  7. amuffin said:
    Record to an external hard drive.


    More money DAMNIT! You think i will be able to play at 60 though while recording?
  8. Depends what your playing
  9. I wouldn't record to external. eSATA maybe but USB2.0 is no.

    What are your drives like?
  10. 4745454b said:
    I wouldn't record to external. eSATA maybe but USB2.0 is no.

    What are your drives like?


    Only have one and the moment at 7200RPM have an old 240GB from about 2007 which has been collecting dust since 2008. I doubt it's any good now though. I was to record skyrim and some FPS games.
  11. SSD for OS and games, 2x 1TB RAID0 for FRAPS. That's what you want :D
  12. But I don't have that, they question was what kind of frames can I be expecting.
  13. If you already have another drive, why not try it?
  14. if all you wanted to do was frap recording, you should have spent your money on a 2500k and a ssd or not upgraded at all and just gotten an ssd...
  15. esrever said:
    if all you wanted to do was frap recording, you should have spent your money on a 2500k and a ssd or not upgraded at all and just gotten an ssd...


    2600k renders quicker than a 2500k that why.
  16. amuffin said:
    If you already have another drive, why not try it?


    Because it probably is like like 1RPM.
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