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The last time I built was PC was about 4 years ago and I've been pretty much exclusively a console gamer since then... I wanted to build something that could handle streaming Xbox1 and PS4 to either YouTube or Twitch (or both). This is the result, recommended to me by someone over at the subreddit /r/buildapcforme (link: https://redd.it/40sjwt)

Thanks to kiwiandapple for helping me come up with a parts list and for recommending a M-ATX silent solution. I think it turned out great!

One thing I definitely want to improve upon next time, or maybe even in the future for this build, is my cable management. The cable management here is pretty much non-existent, I just kinda tucked what I could, where I could, but didn't really tie anything down (or together).

Anywho, didn't OC this one yet, here's the completely stock, freshly built CPU-Z: http://valid.x86.fr/35lese

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're planning to use NVENC, the GTX 1050 (non Ti) would really help, and is compatible with OBS, Wirecast, Xsplit and etc.

The EVGA option seems to be the cheapest option right now. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sc4NnQ

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very neat. I am looking at using this same case for my build. How did you attach the Samsung SSD to the top of that panel?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you not go for a much smaller mItx solution as you are not using a GPU?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Streaming requires as much CPU as you can give it. The i7-6700 was probably the best 4-core processor I could get for the money without doubling the cost. Could have gone with a 6-core i7-5820K or 8-core i7-5960X Haswell-E chip for better performance but didn't quite want to spend that much on the processor alone.

Would you have gone with something else? (just wondering)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

To be completely honest, money wasn't really a concern for me. I don't want to go throwing money away or anything like that, but I wasn't strapped down on a tight budget either. The last computer I built was an i7-2600K and it seemed to last me quite a long time, I'm hoping going with the i7-6700 here will pay off in similar fashion.

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