CyberPower PC today introduced the Gamer Pro FTW, a new series of desktop PCs intended to seamlessly mesh gaming performance with live HD streaming capabilities, without breaking the bank. The Gamer Pro FTW starts at $1,085 and is available in half a dozen base configurations built around the user's choice of Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge-E platform, Z77 Ivy Bridge, or with an AMD FX Bulldozer foundation.
Each system is equipped with an Avermedia Live Gamer HD capture card, a part that sells for over $200 as a standalone item. It's capable of capturing, recording, and streaming live action footage.
"With the Live Gamer HD, you don’t need another setup for recording game footage because the Pro Gamer FTW is the capturing machine. The solution works flawlessly with Nvidia Kepler-powered GTX or AMD Tahiti graphics cards for perfect recordings of 1080p at 60 frames per second," CyberPower PC says. "With its efficient pass-thru system, the Live Gamer HD is able to synchronize zero-delay video capture with real-time gaming through the Pro Gamer FTW’s HDMI and DVI ports."
You can also record color commentary alongside in-game footage, even when pausing game play recording. As for the rest of the Gamer Pro FTW system, it all depends on what your budget allows. The cheapest default configuration is the above mentioned $1,085 setup, which includes an AMD FX-6100 processor, 8GB of G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics card, 1TB Western Digital Black hard drive, 12X Blu-ray reader, Azza Genesis 9000 case, 700W power supply, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.