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$1600 Gaming/Streaming PC???

xbobbylightx

61 months ago

Im building my new Gaming Rig and hoping to stream on it as well. is this a good gaming/streaming computer? Comments and tips are welcome! Here is the list of parts.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JKz2ZL

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Went with a cheaper PSU and OS to put towards a SSD and HDD. Last thing you want is for your viewers to be waiting for a game to load or studder while watching due to slow texture streaming. Also went with different RAM with a lower CAS to give a small speed bump.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $318.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $168.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $98.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $369.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $154.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1599.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 19:55 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input. I should have said i already had the OS, thats why I put $1600 down as the price

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. I adjusted and it just comes right under...lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Swapped out a few parts. List below. I'm assuming you're overclocking this rig.

  • Changed i7 to i5, unless you're editing Video/Audio or using AutoCad, you wont notice a difference gaming/streaming from the additional virtual cores.
  • Changed Ram, roughly same spec's... less money.
  • Changed HDD to 7200rpm, still 2TB, $1 increase cost.
  • Changed Video Card, EVGA version is known to have 'coil whine'. Saved cash.
  • Changed PSU to 750W from 850W. Still very high quality, fully modular, $80 cheaper.
  • Changed OS from Pro to regular 64bit OEM. Unless there's a specific feature you need for pro, most people will not notice a difference.
  • Original cost = $1692 Revise cost = $1392

Part list below.

Happy Gaming!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $168.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $130.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $154.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.00 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1392.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 19:54 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the other options I can choose from, and yes I will be overclocking.

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