Hey PC Part Picker's! Here's a little story about how I got to my build. I've been uploading video's to YouTube since 2011. Started with a 2009 MacBook Pro [2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB]. The machine was great, but limited in the streaming department.
I eventually grew my YouTube audience to 20k subscribers, but couldn't grow my Twitch audience due to the limited ability of the MacBook Pro. So in 2012, I upgraded the 2009 MacBook Pro to a 27-inch iMac [3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 32GB (two 16GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB of GDDR5 memory]. Before you start the PC vs. Mac debate, let me explain. I grew up with Final Cut. Really the only video editing software that I know. So having a Mac was necessary on the video editing side of the equation.
So like any logical guy, I Bootcamped that iMac. Sure it was powerful enough to stream from the PC side, but then something funny happened. Friends started showing me more PC games. I found myself on the PC side more than the Mac side. So this is when I started really researching a PC build. I wanted something that could run the most hardcore PC games smoothly while streaming at 60 fps with no sweat at a sub $1800 price point. This is the build I came up with.