Capture cards can be useful for recording games from a console or actually recording cap HDMI compatible device in a window of your PC. You can now get one of the best compact and affordable capture devices, AVerMedia Live Gamer Mini, for just $ 74.99. This is a $ 25 discount off the original MSRP. It has only been cheaper once before, in a brief sale last fall.
Like most modern capture cards, this is an external drive that connects via USB, so you don't need a free PCIe slot. It supports zero-delay pass-through video, so you can keep a dedicated TV / monitor out of your device while sending the broadcast to your PC. It supports recording up to 1080p / 60FPS, but not 4K or higher resolutions.
The device is primarily designed for use with AVEMedia's own RECentral streaming software, but also works with OBS Studio and other applications. The compact size and great compatibility of the software make it an excellent purchase for anyone looking for a capture card as long as 4K recording is not a difficult requirement.