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New PC for recording gameplay need thoughts

ipjrobson

62 months ago

Greetings folks.

I've been putting together a computer for myself and I am torn between these two builds. I live in Canada. The prices aren't really that much different, but I was looking for some input.

What is the pc going to be used for? I primarily game on my pc, however, while gaming I record videos for Youtube. The games I play are Minecraft and Farming Simulator (hardcore I know).

Also, I tend to run chrome with way too many tabs up at the same time. Budget?

My goal it to try to keep this build sub 1000$

Here are the two builds I'm considering

Intel build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $168.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $155.99 @ NCIX
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $98.98 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $950.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 06:41 EST-0500

AMD build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $188.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $144.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $155.99 @ NCIX
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $98.98 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $917.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 06:41 EST-0500

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