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Youtube/Twitch machine

by rojamb1234



Date Published

Oct. 1, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 3, 2016

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Wanted to properly do Youtube and Twitch (cough cough https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WalwJpC8-SpOfbTFSg-sg) without my old 750 ti and i5 4670 with two slow hard drives, so I built this.

Rational for the 1060 in a X99 build: This originally started out as a build I posted on reddit that was labled "the cheapest X99 build you can get". It can run 1440p (and SMALL instances of 4k) and is mainly meant for those who are more to the productive side of things than the gamery stuff. This means more power was focused on the CPU than the GPU, since the CPU (unless your using CUDA powered premiere) is quite the power-drive for most software. I am using Sony Vegas, so most power is on the CPU, so the 6 core 5820k seemed like the perfect choice.

16 GBs of RAM is kinda cutting it close for what im doing, since im running Photoshop CC and Vegas 13 at the same time, so it takes up quite a bit of RAM. However, the RAM can easily be upgraded and switched out for more and faster.

Storage was an easy choice, as the WD Blue has space, and is fast for an HDD, so it will be the recording drive. The 2 TB Hitachi was the mistake my younger self made back in 2012-2013, thinking that all 7200 drives were the same. The SSD is cheap, realiable, fast, and not m.2 but its mainly for its price.

The GTX 1060, from my research, is the best value. The only downside I saw to it was its looks, then again I was going for cheap and good.

The motherboard has a good audio cheap until I get a good AMP with a mic port. The Headset that I have has the same drivers as the HD 380 Pros, so its fairly good. Still aiming for a pair of Audio-Technica AIR series headphones, as they have the soundstage and the music I listen to (orchestral) benefits from that.

CPU cooler is MUCH bigger than I thought, but its basically a sideways version of the NH-D14 (I think thats the one) however its blowing air up, and being carried by the soon to be front 2x 140 mm fans.

All in all, I still havent built this yet, and the only reason Im pushing it is because im super excited and I want to be the first MasterCase Pro 3 build on this site.

sorri for the bad camera, its a Samsung galaxy S5

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LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 25 months ago

Looks to be a promising build. Though I'm wondering why you're looking for a external amp. If you want an external something something then I suggest this Sennheiser brand external sound card (https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Adaptor-Gaming-Headsets-3DM1/dp/B01ER49SCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475304504&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+sound+card). On sale at the time of typing this. I use this and I love it. Clean signal, no static feedback, clear audio both headset and mic.

I also found this external DAC & Amp combo on Amazon for $80 USD (https://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E10K-Headphone-Amplifier-Black/dp/B00LP3AMC2/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1475304368&sr=8-14&keywords=Sennheiser+game+one). Never tried it, but there it is. Just thought I would help you with some shopping.

rojamb1234 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

That fio e10 is quite highly rated, however im still trying to see if I can get a mic input also on one machine. The Sennheiser thing you listed (I have one) is for Dolby Digital Surround, which may be good for gaming but it distorts and muddy-fies music if you try it on with what I listen to. Im thinking the Soundblaster E1, but im still not sure. :\

AfeefJ 1 point 25 months ago

i wish i had this!

MARCOzid 1 point 21 months ago

do the 2 GPU fans spin together at 60c? or only 1

rojamb1234 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I made it so they start spinning at around 50C. You can adjust the curve in the MSI gaming app.

Gromenox_kappa -1 points 25 months ago

Dude, you have 41 subscribers, why such a high end build?

BadassPanther 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Why should that matter? The guy can build what he wants and it's honestly a spot-on build for his uses; in the end, why build a cheap build that can't perform as well as an X99 build that gives you the performance to do it right without hiccups?

+1 for the build

rojamb1234 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Oh I forgot to mention, Im planning on doing small photowork for people's website and such, and as a hobby. Yea I would have stuck with a 6700K if I was JUST doing youtube since I have such a small fanbase :D

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rojamb1234 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Had to send mobo back since 3 pins were bent, so I had to RMA it. The new one shipped yesterday, so ill try and get some more pics in :D

Tricerarex -1 points 25 months ago

I'd suggest going a RX 480 over GTX 1060, based on dx12 performance and 8gb of vram.

rojamb1234 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Shadowplay is useful, and Plays.tv simply cant replace shadowplay.

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