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$600~ Console Streaming PC

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January 27, 2014 4:15:04 PM

Hello.

I would like to start streaming console games but I am not too tech savvy. I am looking to start with a budget system to start with console streaming then eventually upgrade for PC gaming and streaming. Here is the requested form.

Thanks for the help!

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or so

Budget Range: $500-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Console Game Broadcasting, Gaming, Internet Surfing, Music/Movies
Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New Build from nothing. Need case and all.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg/Amazon/Cheapest Price US
Location: Palm Bay, FL. USA

Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: Plan to start with console streaming than upgrade for PC gaming and streaming in the future. Already have a game capture device for my consoles.

More about : 600 console streaming

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January 27, 2014 5:46:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $681.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 20:45 EST-0500)


This should be a good start- you'll want to upgrade the GPU soon though. The CPU is great and won't need to be upgraded for a while.
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