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December 12, 2011 2:00:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 days

Budget Range: $600-700 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: this is what makes this a somewhat "unique" build. this system will be used primarily for streaming to the web. i'll explain more below.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, already have this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: no preference, i've used intel and AMD before with no issues. prefer Nvidia over ATI

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: No need

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: so i come here seeking help from the "pros" for a little build i'm helping a friend with. i've been out of the "building" game for a couple years now so i am not up-to-date with the current products, etc. 2 years ago though this forum help me put together a beast rig and i am forever grateful so i come back now hoping for another success. my friend is a pro gamer on the MLG circuit for Call of Duty on console. he doesn't need a computer for gaming, etc. what he needs it for primarily is to stream his live gameplay to the web via twitch.tv and some minor video editing. his internet is more than capable as it has about 5-7MB upload. so now he just needs a desktop that will be powerful enough to stream live using this: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/mod... . It is the Black Magic Intensity Pro. He may do some light video editing of his gameplay using Sony Vegas or the like. i need input on what would be a good build for the basics: mobo, proc, vid card, RAM, Harddrive. he also has this which he can use if need-be: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any help would be greatly appreciated. not sure where to begin with todays products. :) 

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December 12, 2011 3:18:28 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums :) 
Well, you've come to right place. An interesting request!

Hmm. It looks like you just need a lightly powered box capable of processing HD video, correct? Probably a 2tb hard drive to hold the raw footage if he ever wants to capture then upload later.

Here's what I got.

CPU: $135 Intel i3-2105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: $30 G.Skill 8GB 1600MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: $115 Gigabyte Z68 Micro ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $160 Seagate Barracuda 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $70 NZXT Vulcan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: $22 Sony Optiarc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That should do it! The CPU and mobo are capable of onboard video saving you a little cash there. The 2TB HDD is the cheapest quality drive I could find. The i3-2105 should be able to handle any and all applications you throw at it, with the on-die HD3000 and QuickSync taking down any video tasks.

Lemme know what you think ;) 
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December 12, 2011 3:24:35 PM

striker410 said:
Hi there! Welcome to the forums :) 
Well, you've come to right place. An interesting request!

Hmm. It looks like you just need a lightly powered box capable of processing HD video, correct? Probably a 2tb hard drive to hold the raw footage if he ever wants to capture then upload later.

Here's what I got.

CPU: $135 Intel i3-2105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: $30 G.Skill 8GB 1600MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: $115 Gigabyte Z68 Micro ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $160 Seagate Barracuda 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $70 NZXT Vulcan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: $22 Sony Optiarc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That should do it! The CPU and mobo are capable of onboard video saving you a little cash there. The 2TB HDD is the cheapest quality drive I could find. The i3-2105 should be able to handle any and all applications you throw at it, with the on-die HD3000 and QuickSync taking down any video tasks.

Lemme know what you think ;) 


looks good, posted my findings before i saw yours. i forgot a DVD drive, lol. if he's is doing video editing via Sony Vegas or After Effects, will that onboard handle it OK?
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December 12, 2011 3:36:10 PM

striker, xhellionx is not editing video. He's streaming it.

I am not sure that the GPU inside the CPU can handle the hi-def video. If it cannot, he will probably need a mid range video card.
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December 12, 2011 3:44:12 PM

jsc said:
striker, xhellionx is not editing video. He's streaming it.

I am not sure that the GPU inside the CPU can handle the hi-def video. If it cannot, he will probably need a mid range video card.

Right, I realize that. Which might suggest using a lighter weight build unless he want to edit, then he'd need a beefed up build. I tried to find a midrange I guess.
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December 12, 2011 6:55:33 PM

Eh, I'd have to say go with something else. The FX-6100 is a no-no. You could grab an i5-2400 but I don't think it's necessary. I'd also grab a 5670 (or GT 440) over a 6570.
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