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Posted Sep 5, '12 at 11:11pm

SSTG

SSTG

10,091 posts

Knight

My personal opinion is get the FULL TOWER!

Sure, a full tower is better because it has more room to help cooling and for expansion.

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 5:19pm

AceofSky

AceofSky

728 posts

This will turn out large, but the larger the better!
Get it?

http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/f7/f764da14_vbattach79168.jpeg

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 5:44pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,272 posts

Hey, I have a question. What sort of laptop would be good to work with a capture card? how much space do I need? And what is one that works well to make movies ex.

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 7:45pm

SSTG

SSTG

10,091 posts

Knight

Hey, I have a question. What sort of laptop would be good to work with a capture card? how much space do I need? And what is one that works well to make movies ex.

Just get a laptop with at least 3GB of memory and a decent processor.
You don't need a top of the line one.
I use a laptop with the HD PVR mentioned on page one of this thread and it works great. I have a 350 GB hard drive. I'm not at home right now so I can't tell you the specifications anyway.

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 7:53pm

Gamer_Cale

Gamer_Cale

1,414 posts

@pickpocket

I would say for bare minimum
100GB HDD
2GB Ram
2GHz dual core
Dedicated graphics

Recommended
250GB HDD
4GB Ram
2GHz quad core or 2.5GHz dual core
Dedicated graphics

Obviously anymore the better but thats what I would recommend if you aren't sure about graphics cards just stay away from intel they suck balls and heres a link to a rough guide of laptop graphics cards I would use to base how good they are (It's an fps chart but it still gives a rough guide to which is better)

If you want tell me your budget and I'll find a few I think are good for you.

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 8:34pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,272 posts

I dont have much of a budget. Its a gift for my birthday. Needless to say, its the only gift I get. I dont know much about prices for laptops, but id say nothing more than 400.

 

Posted Sep 6, '12 at 11:26pm

AceofSky

AceofSky

728 posts

Dedicated graphics

Dedicated graphics!
Never get integrated! Since they will come on the processor chip and most of them are usually weak. So now you have to replace your processor and your graphics card since you got the integrated ones.

Also the capture card will cost you some money. Have you thought of using some of the other free screen capturing softwares?

Recommended
250GB HDD
4GB Ram
2GHz quad core or 2.5GHz dual core
Dedicated graphics

This kid, I knew was able to run Minecraft, HyperCam, and Skype at the same time. He was on a group chat and was recording the audio and visual at the same time with HyperCam. (MC full settings basically...)
He had about 1.50~2.00 GHZ! It was pretty crazy...

I chose the wrong laptop once and with a extremely bad integrated graphics card and I couldn't run SKYPE all alone!

-_- Graphics Cards. Gotta pick a good one. If you want gaming for Nvidia/AMD. (AMD processors tend to do better with gaming than Intel usually too!)

 

Posted Sep 7, '12 at 10:37am

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,272 posts

Also the capture card will cost you some money. Have you thought of using some of the other free screen capturing softwares?

I use free software right now. It can only record 30 seconds per clip. Which is why im going to get a capture card, but before that I need a laptop.

 

Posted Sep 7, '12 at 3:23pm

spikeabc

spikeabc

1,003 posts

I use free software right now. It can only record 30 seconds per clip. Which is why im going to get a capture card, but before that I need a laptop.

pickpocket, your not going to get much better then what you have unless your buget goes upwards of 500. people aren't going to come up with that money for your birthday.i do know a good laptop with windows 7 pro costs around 500. ultimate probably another 50. you need to save alot more before you can get something good.

 

Posted Sep 7, '12 at 3:56pm

AceofSky

AceofSky

728 posts

I use free software right now. It can only record 30 seconds per clip. Which is why im going to get a capture card, but before that I need a laptop.

30 seconds per clip? You kidding me?

There are free recorders that record as long as you can hold the storage!

Fraps (Free I believe), Hypercam (Free), Techsmith Camstasia (Free trial), or you can pay for the est. $600.00 version for Sony Vegas?

 
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