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Twitch/Multi-Tasking Build with Future of Gaming

MeltDown2k11
  • 55 months ago

Hello All,

I think this thread is pretty simple. Right now, I stream (from Xbox One to capture card to PC) and when I'm streaming, my laptop definitely lags if I have my OBS, Chrome with my stream and Chrome with any other tabs open and other applications.

Right now, I'm using my Ultrabook (yea, not ideal) to stream and push my 3 27" monitors. Specs are a i7 4500 processor and 8GB of DDR3L 1600 RAM.

I'm looking to spend $500-$600 for a desktop which will be able to handle what I want to do with ease and then adding a GPU in the future to really make it a true gaming machine.

Here are some builds I've been looking at

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec Green 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Directron
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $632.82
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $612.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 11:48 EST-0500

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks pretty solid. If you plan to put a GPU with this, a 960 or a 380 would do nicely. This would also mean a better PSU. I recommend the XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold as it is a Tier 2 PSU. The recommended wattage for a 960 is 430W and the 380 is 550W.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the responses guys. The PSU is cheap enough that for the time being, I'll stick with where I am as I don't have a GPU (it won't negatively affect my setup as is right now right?)

I'm primarily focused on being able to stream and multi-task with applications during a live stream without performance issues/lag.

If I want to actually play intensive games on my desktop, then I'll be looking at a $400-$500 budget for GPU+PSU upgrade.

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