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Budgeted Gaming/Twitch Streaming Build

HaleyandJosie
  • 54 months ago

Hey guys,

After reading some posts and seeing that a very large number people here are very insightful we figured we would ask for some help on a build geared towards high end graphics gaming and streaming to Twitch and so on which takes a lot of extra usage

-Budget: Lower the better $600-$1000 (Been looking around $800 overall)

-Location: Kansas, USA

-Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming, High graphics and Streaming power (Streaming to twitch, not Netflix Streaming)

-Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): No need for these, already have high end mouse, keyboard and monitors

-Operating System required: Windows 7 or 10 would be fine. We're old school and like 7 but need to eventually switch over to 10 anyways

Any help you guys can give us would be awesome!

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  • 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 $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $924.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 02:23 EST-0500

Hey y'all.

The Xeon is basically an i7 without intergrated graphics, which you don't need because you have a dedicated GPU. This will let you take advantage of hyperthreading (4 physical cores as well as 4 virtual ones). It'll really help you with streaming and video rendering. The GPU is solid, able to take most games at 1080p ultra with 60fps.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, we will save this list to our comparisons as we look around!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

So Ive seen a lot about this Raedon R9 380, is it benchmarked against the gtx970?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

It's essentially one tier below the 970. More similar to the 960

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