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Old 05-05-2013, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which PC is better for gaming and video recording?

Hello, I've been planning on buying a new gaming pc for recording and uploading to YouTube. I've finally hit my financial benchmark, but I'm down to two very difficult decisions, and I'm wondering if any of you can help me out with my issue. I'm stuck between two customized pcs. One is an AMD Gamer Mage D335 and the other is a Chillblast Fusion Yogsblast computer. I don't really know which computer will show higher performance over the other. Here are the specs:



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AMD GAMER MAGE
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1 x Case ( AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue )

1 x Processor ( AMD FX-8350 CPU (8x 4.00GHz/8MB L2 Cache) )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - Standard 120mm Fan )

1 x Memory ( 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 2GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 980MHz - SLI Mode (Dual Cards) )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Download] - Metro: Last Light - Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or above )

1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 -- AMD 990FX w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )

1 x Power Supply ( 750 Watt - Corsair CX750 )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Optical Drive ( [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )

1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )

1 x Sound Card ( ASUS Xonar DG )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

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Chillblast Yogsblast
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Case:
Chillblast Vantage Black Midi Mesh Gaming Case Chillblast Vantage Black Midi Mesh Gaming Case


Processor:
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.4GHz Intel Core i5 3570K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.4GHz


CPU Cooler:
Akasa Nero 3 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler Akasa Nero 3 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler


Thermal Paste:
Generic thermal paste Generic thermal paste


Motherboard:
Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard


Memory:
16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks) 16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks)


Graphics Card:
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2048MB Graphics Card Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2048MB Graphics Card


1st Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps 1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps


2nd Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps 1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps


1st Optical Drive:
24x SATA DVD-RW Drive 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive


Power Supply:
Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU


Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster Z Gaming Soundcard (OEM) Creative Sound Blaster Z Gaming Soundcard (OEM)


Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


Cable Management:
Standard Chillblast Cable Management Standard Chillblast Cable Management

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If you guys can help me out, that would be fantastic, and any other advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which PC is better for gaming and video recording?

Chillblast.

Edit: Wait. The top one doesn't make much sense. Is it 2 660ti cards, or just one?
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From my understanding ( I'm not very good... ) it's two 1GB 660 Ti cards, which is supposed to allow the two cards to share some of the performance responsibility instead of relying on just one.
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All I needed to know was if it was 2 or 1. My vote now goes to the top one with the AMD chip. Both CPUs are good, but in the end it all amounts to how much GPU power you have. 2 660ti cards are rather powerful together and scale very well in SLI.

Add an SSD for your boot device and you're good to go. A high end rig without an SSD is a golden turd.
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Okay! Thank you very much!
I added a "Thanks" but I'm not really sure how they work... Anyway, I found your advice extremely helpful!
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