Before I list my system specifications I will tell you first why and what.
So why? I need to upgrade because I am on YouTube and suprise suprise my content is gaming dominated. But this isn't exactly why it's more the reason as to why. What I mean is, is that when creating videos I have to do a few certain things that take quite a toll on my beloved custom first build PC.
...What? Okay I'll get to the point. I use Bandicam to record gameplay (best FPS I have experienced, yes better than Fraps.) This isn't a problem. Running the game, here is where it gets interesting. Playing the game I would get smooth gameplay without recording that's while all the settings are on low and look something less appealing than Minecraft on low settings.
Now let's use an example game to understand what we are dealing with or two. Tomb Raider, beautiful game, yet I can only manage on lowest settings, I still manage around 50-60 FPS which is bearable for playable I suppose. But whilst Bandicam is running as well the frames take a hit and the screen starts to tear.
Recently buying Advanced Warfare you might understand my frustration and concern when I seen minimum requirements 8GB of RAM, that's exactly what I have. I WAS ONLY GETTING THE MINIMUM?! Devastated. It still managed to play on a shocking frame rate, gameplay was actually suprisingly able. But not smooth or pretty.
Then there is video editing! the final hurtle and it's a doozy. When editing a video the video editor (Camtasia Studio 8) often crashes or stutters with watching the video in the video editor. This is the only way to know for sure everything you have is aligned appropriately and will sound on que and display on que. Not being able to do this it's a guessing game when it comes out at the end if it makes any sense or if it all seems perfectly timed and alligned.
So what do I need the upgrade for? To play games at maximum settings at at least 60FPS, no screen tearing or any other BS like that. To also be able to edit flawlessy without any lag in video playback through the editor and it's ability to render faster. (a 10-20 minute video takes around 2-3 hours, if I am lucky).
My price range...well I don't really have one but the cheaper the better. Considering I will be saving up $50 every two weeks. This is the amount I have come to when I take out rent, food, internet, travel and entertainment. Isn't Australia wonderful.
So in 4-6 months I would be getting somewhere in regards of money but in the mean-time I need quality informatation and suggestions on parts for the upgrade. I will post my current computer details when I get home but what I need to upgrade as far as I am aware is...
Any suggestions or help is valued, thank you for reading if you did and helping me out. Cheers!