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Its_Crisis

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Over the summer i purchased a used computer for $300 it has an i5-2500 an AMD firepro v5900, 8gb of ram and im unaware of the other hardware

so the amd firepro graphics card is decent but its a workstation card,  and isnt for gaming, its 2gb card

Motherboard: http://ark.intel.com...op-Board-DQ67SW

CPU: http://ark.intel.com...-up-to-3_70-GHz

Power supply is Modu 82+ II

 

so here is where things get complicated. next friday i was gonna order a GTX 960 4gb MiTX edition

https://www.amazon.c...-6&keywords=960

i plan to be playing games and i want to record as well which brings me to a couple questions, when i currently record i experience my screen stuttering and stuff and lag without having my fps go below 60, is this the graphics card or is it cause my processor isnt good enough?

 

and the reason this is complicated is i want to be able to play some more games like battlefield and stuff which takes alot so the 960 is a good choice, however someone local is selling a gaming pc and here is the specs listed and this is Canadian dollar so it is typically more expensive

 

Selling Desktop computer. Asking 375 
Computer Specs: 
- 4 gigs of ram (currently) 
- 2 x 2.0 gigahertz Intel Xeon 5130
- 8 Ram bay slots 4 in use 
- 2 drive bay one with 250gigs of memory 
- 750w power supply 
- Radeon 7850 sapphire hd 2gigs dual x graphics card 
- DVD Drive 
- 6 usb ports 
- 1 hdmi port 
- Other video type Ports as well 
- USB keyboard and Speakers 
- Blue ray compatible 
- 2 ACER Monitors that works well with the computer 
- 1 TB external hardrive. 
Plays most games on ultra/high graphics and able to multitask with many windows open. Great for casual use or even work use. 
Windows 10 @ factory settings. 
I do have a windows 7 cd aswell but that would be extra.

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My question is am i better off ordering the GTX 960 and do you think i will be able to record 1080p or is it my outdated i5-2500 slowing me down

or should i go with this local computer and sell this one or use parts out of my current one

and also will the dual xeons be bad for gaming? like can they handle BF and other games or how do dual processors work?

Thanks, would really appreciate some help


Edited by Its_Crisis, 15 June 2016 - 02:35 PM.

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personally i'd stick with what you have and buy the gtx960.

 

as to the problem when recording i'd think that may be down to a slow hard drive more than anything else, that cpu is a good cpu even if a bit old.

 

first thing to do though is upgrade the video card and then see if you still have problems recording, if you do then it'll be time to look at other things like hard drive, ram, etc. to see if you can narrow down where the problem is.

 

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personally i'd stick with what you have and buy the gtx960.

 

as to the problem when recording i'd think that may be down to a slow hard drive more than anything else, that cpu is a good cpu even if a bit old.

 

first thing to do though is upgrade the video card and then see if you still have problems recording, if you do then it'll be time to look at other things like hard drive, ram, etc. to see if you can narrow down where the problem is.

 

:popcorn:

thank you for the feedback, i think i will go with the gtx 960 as im hesitant on it, and realistically i can buy a good card then i can play anything. and my ram speed is 1300mhz as its all this supports i think, so not the best, and im unsure of HDD specs, but maybe i will look into an SSD or better HDD also my ram is G.Skill Ripjaw


Edited by Its_Crisis, 15 June 2016 - 02:45 PM.

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Agreed, go for the 960.

Your stutering is most likely due to a HDD issue.

If you are playing a game from the OS drive, and recording to the same drive, Your drive reads a bit (game), then waits while write a bit, (Recording).

If you play the game from one drive and record to a second drive, you eliminate that choke, then you can investigate for other issues. 

I think you should get aprox $140+ for the firepro v5900 on Amazon. 


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People always get confused when there are two best thing so, the best way to sort it out is, First of all you should set your priorities and then think that what is better for you.


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