Need Help Deciding what to buy for Z87 ITX Gameplay Recording Machine

Hello, I am in the process of deciding what to buy for my new PC. I mostly play games like minecraft, and crysis and would like to be able to record minecraft at 1080p at 60fps with full shaders and the most computer draining settings. I would also like to be able to record Crysis 3 at 1080p at 30fps at medium-high settings. I also use a lot of programs like Adobe Creative Suite, and Sony Vegas 12 so I would like a Nvidia card so I could take advantage of Cuda. I dont want a case that looks horrible and I would not like a case that costs a fortune. I was thinking I would use the Cooler Master Elite 120, as it supports ATX power supplies without being too big or costing a fortune. I would like the price to add up to about $900(USD).

Thanks for your help!


I think you might need to increase your budget to cover your interests.

I don't think this is optimal, but it should get the job done.

I'd like to see this with a CPU cooler (Xigmatek Dark Knight), an SSD (Kingston Hyperx 3K 120GB), and more storage for your videos (2TB WD black, maybe).

760 should run Crysis on your specified details. I would rather have the 770, though.

The motherboard is fine, but the soon-to-be-released ROG impact ITX might interest you.

Also, I've not included an OS.

Get a big SSD because when you record with Fraps and you let it record to the SSD, framerates get alot better

Just use a third party recording device like an avermedia. No frame rate loss.