That feeling when you have extra cash from your income tax return.
A couple weeks ago I reported on my Adventures in SLI. That adventure didn’t last very long since my case started emitting more heat into the room than I liked. I’m sure the temps would be very exciting once the humidity in Alabama cranks up in the coming months. So I decided to donate that new video card to charity; either the backup PC that my kid sometime uses or a friend in need.
So this evening I was looking over some Amazon items and realized just how cheap storage is these days. I began considering the addition of an external USB 3.0 HDD to my build in order to record some of my gameplay (either OBS or Nvidia Shadowplay). Not sure how far I would actually take this; likely just for my own entertainment initially, but I might try making some brief Youtube videos with minor commentary.
These videos would be terribad quality and mainly for the amusement of Strats members. I have zero skill or experience in production and I would be using a mediocre rig with a Logitech headset.
Initial ideas would be showing off bad plays in Battleborn or Overwatch (maybe with other Strats teammates), what-not-to-do-in-HotS, things like that.
It’s just an idea I came up with an hour ago when I realized that you can buy a 5TB external for about $120. Wut. And recording videos might be a little easier than live streaming. Except for that whole editing thing. And adding commentary.
As with all of my ideas this one could easily fail. I thought it might be fun to look into this and possibly provide some entertaining Strats moments in current and upcoming PC games.
Does anyone have experience with external hard drives? I assume that USB 3.0 is fast enough to write to the HDD while playing a game without any problems. Or does anyone have general comments about recording?