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What parts of a computer effect how screen capture?

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July 12, 2012 7:29:58 PM

Hey guys, I'm building my new gaming pc and I was wondering, what parts should I focus on getting if I'm going to record with fraps or something like that. I'm planning on getting the intel core i5 3570k paired with the AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card and 8 gigs of ripjaws ram. I'm just wondering how this would look when the screen is being recorded with fraps on a game like minecraft or team fortress 2. Thanks
July 12, 2012 8:10:20 PM

I could be wrong, but the CPU is most likely what will affect your performance when capturing desktop video assuming you have enough RAM, which you have plenty. As long as you have a good quad core cpu, you should be good. The 3570k should work perfectly fine, as it is one of the best cpus on the market without spending too much money.

If anyone else knows for sure, please correct me.
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July 12, 2012 8:16:53 PM

Fraps does depend more heavily on the CPU than the GPU, but both are important.

For reference, I have a CPU that is 2 generations older than yours, with a 6950 and 8 GB Ripjaws ram and I recorded this in Fraps playing Battlefield 3...which is much more demanding than Minecraft and TF2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTivxFapNvA&feature=plcp
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July 13, 2012 3:20:17 PM

Thanks so much guys! Also, I'm thinking of going with maybe a slight variation of this congfiguration. Here's what it should look like:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k 3.40 Ghz Quad-Core. I plan on over-clocking
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB
Ram: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz G.SKILL RIPJAWS X
MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset

I was thinking, to save money, instead of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB I could save some money buy replacing it with either the AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X or the AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB. I will be only using a single monitor of 19-20".
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