55 months ago
Should I go for an i7 and GTX 980 or i5 and R9 295X2 for streaming and gaming?
Personally id go for the i7 and a gtx 980. I haven't used Crossfire in years but if i remember correctly to enable crossfire you need to run games on full screen mode. Given that you can stream and game at full screen, (I stream CSGO fullscreen for the 4:3 ratio but thats the only game i run fullscreen) it does become a pain to constantly alt tab out to access OBS/XSPLIT vs running games at fullscreen window mode. Its just much easier to alt tab out without screwing stuff up and flipping between different settings in obs and accessing chat.
My vote is is the i7 gtx 980 combo.
For both streaming and gaming i7 + GTX 980 will be the best option.
How about... A xeon and r9 295x2? just a suggestion. Otherwise my vote is for i7 and gtx 980.