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Help me build a PC Gamer rig

  1. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    Actually 1600x900 wasn't working for me for recording purposes.
    (Note, I can play games just fine at 1600x900, but recording is a pain)
    So at 1366x768 games max out , I record beautiful now and the game looks amazing still. So for the current setup I have 1366x768 max settings in games is the best for me. Once I upgrade I will go back to 1600x900. Anyways kinda curiuos on what the OP bought, you know which card, and if he got it already
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    Are you sure your HDD isnt the issue? Recording to the same drive you game on can cause slowdowns. Also, if you have a 1GB card, recording may be a struggle.
     
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    No no, that is never a problem even tho I know about that HDD tip, I tried that years ago didn't see any difference. I never had any trouble recording games. Even at 1600x900 no problems recording, but the frame rate drops lower than I wanted when recording " only with 2-3 important games which I play ". So switching over to 1366x768 I can record much much better with higher frame rates. And overall game play is better at that resolution, and games still look the same as they did at 1600x900, so everything is good :) Pretty sure my CPU is holding me back a bit, so I do plan to upgrade soon. but not right now, q6600 works great. Just played BF3 at Ultra settings max with aa deferred 4x 1366x768, 38-55, but does drop to 30-40 at very demanding areas. overall not bad. aa deferred is not really needed tho, I was just doing some quick benchmarks , I usually play without, so the framerate stays between 40-60 all the time.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    The drivers have evolved so much that those frame rates seem reasonable @ ultra. I think the CPU is holding your recording back like you said.
     
  5. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TS Member Posts: 65   +7

    I'm getting rid of a 7850 2gb on ebay.... message me if you're interested.
     
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    I am planning to buy a 7850 2gb for my secondary computer, but I want to buy it brand new lol.
     
  7. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TS Member Posts: 65   +7

    That was directed towards the OP, but thanks for the input.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    Wait for the 8850. The 7850 is expensive now because they stopped making it.
     
  9. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TS Member Posts: 65   +7

    Wait for the 9850, it will trump them all.
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    20nm will help a lot.
     
  11. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    expensive, its under 200 bucks.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    I guess they lowered prices again.
     
  13. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    No thanks have not completed the build yet.

    I need a case, so will not buy graphics card yet.
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    The case isnt as important as a GPU. Get a Corsair 200R for 50 bucks and put more money into the GPU. That is only if you have a budget. What is your budget?
     
  15. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    I think you should get a $50 Corsair 200R and put the other $20 toward a 650Ti Boost edition.
     
  17. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    I don't like the 200R case!!!!!
     
  18. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    That Coolermaster looks good, I would grab that and add 5 fans.
    Also buy the 650 card, that should go well :)
     
  19. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    Well, you will have to deal with worse performance then.
     
  20. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    what does performance have to do with a case?
     
  21. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    JC suggested he get a less expensive case and put the savings towards a 650Ti boost edition.
     
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  22. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    I should have been more clear I guess.

    (y)
     
  23. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    The 200R is a dust bucket.
     
  24. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,029   +913

    Have you even tried it or seen it? It is probably the best case $50 can buy.
     
  25. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    Have you tried the Corsair 200R case.
     


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