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Looking for help and advice should i sell my pc or upgrade to be able to handle game streaming via twitch etc

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August 26, 2013 9:20:22 AM

my system is

P.C Specs:

Western Digital Green - 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive

OCZ Vertex 2E 60GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

MSI 990XA-GD55 AMD 990X Chipset (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

MSI HD 6870 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive

Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card

Corsair CMPSU-600GUK Gaming Series GS600 High Performance 600W Power Supply

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

Corsair Hydro H40 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (Socket 1366 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / AM2 / AM3 / FM1)

AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo

Zalman Z11 Plus High Performance Mid ATX Desktop Tower PC Computer Case

Would i be best selling it and building an i series based pc or just upgrading the cpu and gpu

would any of the 8 core piledrivers really handle live streaming or would i be best building the iseries pc?

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August 26, 2013 9:30:41 AM

upgrade the cpu other than that its a good enough build for what you want... the 6870 is a little weak if your maxing everything out for every game you play. but should still handle twitch at 720p-1080p (minus some filters) fine... remember most people who watch the streams watch at 720p so they can use the chatbox.
also when your streaming at 1080p its actually compressed down to 720p+ so again anything over 720p is a bit of a waste for streaming to twitch.

cpu wise if your board can handle it the 8350 or 6350 are the cpu of choice for gamers on a budget.
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August 26, 2013 9:30:45 AM

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August 26, 2013 9:49:04 AM

HEXiT said:
upgrade the cpu other than that its a good enough build for what you want... the 6870 is a little weak if your maxing everything out for every game you play. but should still handle twitch at 720p-1080p (minus some filters) fine... remember most people who watch the streams watch at 720p so they can use the chatbox.
also when your streaming at 1080p its actually compressed down to 720p+ so again anything over 720p is a bit of a waste for streaming to twitch.

cpu wise if your board can handle it the 8350 or 6350 are the cpu of choice for gamers on a budget.


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Thanks for the reply i could go for a 770 and get the latest piledriver on offer the AMD Piledriver FX-8 Eight Core 9590 Black Edition then streaming should be no problam?
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August 26, 2013 10:23:47 AM

nah mate that piledriver is an all n 1 solution... its power requirements would mean you would need a new motherboard and you wouldn't get much of a performance improvement over the 8350. in fact i would put it firmly in the gimmick category of cpu's in that just because its possible doesnt mean its viable... it will likely only be a decent cpu with a few die shrinks to reduce power and increase efficiency... so no mate i think the vishera 8350 or 6350 are better options.
the 770 is a good option to pair with an 8350 but thats the max i would say is usable before it starts to bottleneck on lesser threaded games.
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August 26, 2013 10:33:13 AM

When streaming, the FX 8350 is your best choice. Yes, best. It soundly beats the i7 3770k/4770k...even the intel 6 core CPUs.

This is because it has the extra cores available that aren't being used by the game, and can thus be used to capture and compress the video stream.

When just gaming, it performs about the same as a good i5 or i7.

Just verify it is supported on your motherboard before you purchase.

Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE
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August 26, 2013 10:57:46 AM

maddogfargo said:
When streaming, the FX 8350 is your best choice. Yes, best. It soundly beats the i7 3770k/4770k...even the intel 6 core CPUs.

This is because it has the extra cores available that aren't being used by the game, and can thus be used to capture and compress the video stream.

When just gaming, it performs about the same as a good i5 or i7.

Just verify it is supported on your motherboard before you purchase.

Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


Thanks for that video link i will now be buying the amd processor <3
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