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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I Am going to be building my own gaming computer for recording games for youtube.
I need it to be able to record and play all games without any lag.

The Stuff soo far that i plan to Buy These.

Mother Board
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8H61-M-LE ... 872&sr=8-1
Ram
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3 ... ers_text_c

Proccessor
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybrid ... 745&sr=8-1

Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-GeForce-G ... 698&sr=1-3

Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SEAGATE-Barracu ... 23&sr=8-13

The Thing is are all these compatible and what grapics card should i buy I want it to be about the same price £62. But For that price What would be the best?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:42 pm 
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All those seem to be compatible.

I would have chosen a faster CPU, and preferably one with the turbo function, like i5-2310.
Remember that capturing video from games while playing them is rather demanding, not entirely sure a single HDD can take it without messing up the video. Dxtory is one of the best video capturing programs for games and streaming btw, it's really efficient.
Get a stronger graphic card 560ti or 6950, something around there. You will be far more pleased.

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I agree with lorride on a faster CPU. Although I would save up and get a quad core i7. I wouldn't bother with a i5 quad core as it only has 4 threads as apposed to the i7 which has 8. :D

Another thing to consider that you could build up over time is creating a RAID with lots of hard drives. Set up in something like RAID 5 you could get something seriously fast whilst also secure. Never underestimate the effect the hard drive has on the speed of the computer.

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Nah, the extra cost of the 2600k is just to high to be justified vs for example the 2500k, hyper threading at the moment is way too expensive in the quad core models.

That money gets you far more value in an SSD or a higher end graphic card.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

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I too would definitely suggest the Intel i5 2500K, its such a bargain for the performance you get. Also, if you're a little unsure with building it or not too confident, I think scan.co.uk do insurance for mess ups while building. Also ebuyer.com have a really top notch customer service team with really easy returns and really fast delivery, if you cant wait to get your hands on the parts :P

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I would suggest you read the following system guides as good starting points:

Ars Technica December 2011 Guide

The Tech Report's Christmas 2011 Guide

Also, here's a good place to compare graphics cards: Tom's Hardware GPU Hierarchy Chart January 2012

It would also be helpful to know what the overall budget for the computer is, and when you need it buy.

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