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First Build, Gaming/Streaming PC

bankstand
  • 53 months ago

Hey guys, first build here so just looking for an idea of which combinations or pieces I should look for. I'm seriously interested in starting to stream on twitch for both this computer and my xbox one. Some games of the games I would be playing and streaming would be light FPS and some MMO games, such as CS:GO, H1Z1, LoL, and Runescape. Also include my Xbox one for if I feel like streaming console games.

Budget: Cheaper the better obviously, but my comfortable max is around 1500$

Location: USA

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming/Streaming. Light video editing.

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): 1 or 2 monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, Headset

Operating System required: Whichever is best

Now that I've written that down it seems like it will be tight because of all the peripherals. I'm pretty pumped to actually be at this point and make the leap, I just don't really have a clue about the process. Maybe that's just me being lazy haha, let me see what you got!

Edit:Formatting

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card $208.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $19.99 @ Micro Center
Headphones Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset $79.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1060.55
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1005.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-06 06:15 EST-0500

An 8.4 rated PSU on Jonnyguru and 8.3 rated on Techpowerup.. So should be fine there...

An SSD is helpful in reducing game-lag is very much taken over by the Seagate HYBRID drive with 7.8GB HYBRID CACHE... So SSD level Game-performance AANNDD lower booting times..

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_desktop_sshd_review

Infact PCPARTPICKER actual users have reported 5-10s booting times with the Seagate HYBRID DRIVE...

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dx001

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The 600b is fine for low-power builds and non-OC builds. It has very poor voltage regulation which makes it unsavory for those uses.

If you're gonna put that much into a 380, might as well bump it up to the 380x.

Other than those two things, it looks fine to me. You could get away with spending less on the motherboard, though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

if I were to up the budget to 1200$, where would i want to upgrade down the line?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The things that come to mind first are more ram and an i7. The i7 will make streaming a lot smoother, and having 16gb ram will be beneficial for video editing. It also wouldn't hurt to up the PSU. I'm on mobile right now, but when I can get to my desktop I'll make another list with the higher budget to show you what I'd suggest more accurately

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty, here's what I came up with. I decided to go with a 960 for the GPU because it was enough for the games you mentioned, and costs less than many other options. Also went with NVidia over AMD because NVidia drivers tend to play better with many game engines that MMOs run on (Especially true for WoW).

The main changes were, as I mentioned, the i7 and 16gb ram. I also upped the PSU to FD Edison, which offers modularity and reliability at a great price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $352.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Fractal Design Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor AOC e2250Swdn 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.98 @ Mac Mall
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.49 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1171.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 11:37 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build! Thank you

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