Originally Posted by Binge
bro read some moar "set processor affinity (Fraps is multi-threaded, but only uses one available thread by default)"
This is valuable experience you have. One of my experiences is that in some games I have played it is so CPU intensive that I just need more cores/threads/power to record. Ex. Dark Souls.
Take into consideration your costs too. If i5 is a happy medium go for it. I use one just fine, but I do so much recording I would rather have the i7.
because you do so much recording, i guess you would be able to notice the difference, but when you do record say if you record a couple times a week, would i notice whether it is recording with a bit of lag or anything? not that it would bother me, because if there is and it runs slowly, which im sure it wont, i wouldnt be too fussed about recording. its only an idea i had, i will be able to record, so i might as well. its not too much of a bigger deal, its just it would be nice to know if i can record well