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Is this a good build for gaming and streaming

Darklightning13

37 months ago

Hey everybody, this is going globe my first pc build. I put together this list with some help from friends with the idea of having the budget be around $1000. The main purpose is going to be for me to change from console gaming to pc gaming and hopefully streaming the games that I play. For some reference I'm sixteen so I I would prefer to keep it somewhat around that original $1000 price point, the operating system is being covered by one of my co-workers that is helping me and lastly the power supply is already bought as I thought that it was good for the price at the time i bought it. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $134.29 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1203.49
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1158.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 20:07 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments, help and suggestions would be very much appreciated.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

To cut the budget down I would probably go i5 instead and use QuickSync for streaming and swap the 1070 for a 1060. And SSDs because they're baller.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This comes in at $900, since you seem to be open to rebates, which gives you plenty of room for a hardware upgrade. In my opinion though, if you're seriously looking to stream, an additional monitor would be a better addition than upgrading something from this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $134.29 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $941.99
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $891.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 22:27 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. I can totally understand the sed as I was looking into getting one originally but decided that I could wait a month to get one as the holiday season is coming up. For dropping down to an i5 that's probably the way I'm going to go (I believe the only reason I have the I7 up on my list was to find the final price). Lastly I plan to upgrade to 1440p sometime in the future but currently don't have sufficient funds for a good monitor with the 1070, do you any thoughts on if the last idea would even be viable?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, it's certainly feasible to go 1070 now and then get a good deal on a 1440p/2160p monitor to use as the main monitor, and then the cheaper monitor will be for the stream chat and such.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was thinking

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

One concern I have with an i5 now that I think of it is would it be able to handle streaming and say a cpu intensive game live battlefield one multiplayer?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd be using QuickSync to handle the stream overhead instead of the CPU's cores so it shouldn't be an issue.

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