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Is my non-overclock PC build good enough for gaming & streaming?

Hi, this is my first gaming PC build and I was wondering if my build was good enough for at least a stable 60fps on games like "Overwatch, COD: BO3," etc. I would also like to be able to record and live stream these games with a quality of at least 1080p and stable fps on high settings. I don't have any experience with overclocking, so I won't be doing so.

Here is my build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Tranquillium/saved/wTj8dC

EDIT: Added "on high settings" to "at least 1080p and stable fps."
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    I would still recommend you get the 7600k over the 7600 because the base clock is higher in the 7600k even without overclocking. The price difference is very small and is worth it.

    That being said, you need more cores for the specified use. Ryzen is the way to go. You will get almost twice multi-core performance ensuring smooth gameplay while recording/streaming. Here's my recommendation:

    PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/j8L9M8
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/j8L9M8/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($122.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($183.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($154.37 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING X 3G Video Card ($339.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ PC Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $1447.26

    AMDs motherboards are cheaper so saved you some money there while getting a better SSD and processor.

    Cheers :)


    If you are reluctant getting a Ryzen, I assure you it's worth it. I am rendering a video on my 7600k right now which is overclocked and I wish I had a Ryzen. It will speed up the rendering process immensely, something both you and I need.

    Edit: If you have a flexible budget, I would push for a GTX 1070 though you should get 60fps on the GTX 1060. Also the R5 1600 comes with a decent stock cooler. You can save some money there though good water cooling will help you for CPU intensive work. Also the better the CPU, the easier it will be for your PC to do multiple tasks. A 1600 will be enough for 1080p recording/streaming rendering but if you intend to record in higher resolution in the future and render videos at 1440p or more, consider getting the 1700 or the 1800. This is to future proof and is not required currently in your case. It all depends on your budget.
  2. 1600 is great. If you do get it, consider overclocking. I have mine overclocked to 3.7ghz on stock cooling. Even more speed:)

    However, it costs a little more and you'd need a cooler, but if you are sure you don't want to overclock, get the 1600x and an aftermarket cooler. Just an option. Even sick speeds the 1600 will do fine and will own the i5 when you get to doing multiple tasks at once.
  3. Is there any reason why you're going with a 3GB GTX 1060 at that price? A number of 6GB 1060s are available for just a little more. In addition to having less memory, which will hurt performance in some newer and upcoming games, the 3GB models also have 10% of their cores disabled, leading to about a 10% reduction in performance even when the lower RAM limit doesn't come into play...

    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB/3639vs3646

    If you're looking to save some money somewhere else to put toward a 6GB card, there are some decent tower coolers that will offer comparable performance to that all-in-one at a lower price, such as the Cryorig H7...

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6958/cryorig-h7-cpu-cooler-review/index.html
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