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Looking to produce YouTube vids and gaming

ShinjiIkari1
  • 54 months ago

I am an aspiring video producer and gaming enthusiast. Am purchasing recording equipment for Christmas this year and currently own a lenovo thinkpad notebook. But I am looking for a mid-grade desktop to work from in the future once I can get work again. I mostly want a rig that record footage and play videos reliably; but I also want something that can handle newer games on medium to medium-high settings without lagging. If possible I'd rather not go over 500-1k as far as price goes. I would appreciate any help that anyone could offer me, thank you.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $86.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380X 4GB PCS+ Myst. Edition Video Card $233.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $56.10 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $80.62 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $860.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-30 19:54 EST-0500

This rig will be able to handle pretty much any game at high settings while recording, and do quite well producing videos too.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $21.75 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $30.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply OCZ ZT 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer KN242HYL 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $993.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 02:40 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but I am still needing a monitor and keyboard for it; which I fear may put me over my $1000 limit I set for myself, unless there are cheaper alternatives.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never put a PC together before. I have some friends who can but they live 40min-1hour away in town. Is it possible to get it pre assembled with the selected parts; and if so how much extra cost would I be looking at?

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