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[Help Needed] Building a PC for Video Game Streaming

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December 14, 2011 7:24:03 AM

Hi Toms Hardware,

I am looking to buy a new PC as my current is 2 years old, and i dont have enough CPU to stream.
I know this as i keep maxing it, when i try and stream my League of Legends gameplay.

I have a PC in mind, Alienware. It will cost me £1,809

Included in your system:
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
3.4GHz Intel® Core™ i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor with overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz
Dual 2GB AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 CrossfireX™
8192MB (4x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
1TB - SATA-II, 7,200rpm, 32MB Cache
DVD+/-RW (Read/Write) 24x
Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Alienware Aurora Matte Black 875W Chassis



I am here to ask you to put together a nice custom build that is just as good or even better.
Price is capped at £1,500.



Thank You
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December 14, 2011 7:43:54 AM

those are awesome components but motherboard and SSD are not mention here they are

1. asus p8pz6 v-pro
2crusial m4 128gb.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 14, 2011 7:56:44 AM

I would advise you not to go with alienware, I trust ibuypower more then them. The components they use are not as "high quality" as you think.

I would also advise you to build your own over ordering one because it will be cheaper (and you would love the crap out of it).

Its not that hard to build you can find very useful videos on youtube on how to build them. It takes no degree of skill, just like putting legos together if you ask me.
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December 14, 2011 7:59:17 AM

Hi Emelth,

I can put PC's together, however choosing the correct hardware is another question.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 14, 2011 8:03:52 AM

Thats what we are here for, we will assist you. My math might be a little off but if I'm correct thats about $2000 USD.

I will have to use an american site to get the part together and then you can cross reference with a sit that you can purchase from.

Just give us a little information on your old PC (if you wish we can reuse some of the parts to save even more money)

Also give us a view of what you want your new gaming Rig to handle and what would you like to see on your case (Blue LEDs, dust filters, USB3 & eSata front ports, etc..)

Edited: Also do you plan to OC the cpu, go SLI, 3-way SLI, or even Quad SLI
a b B Homebuilt system
December 14, 2011 8:41:52 AM

Here is a quick guide for you

Case: Corsair 650D
CPU: i7 2600k (~$320)
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 [2-Way SLI/CF] (~$125)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 1.5 (this RAM is low profile meaning that it doesn’t have those toothy heatsinks on them that can get in the way of the CPU cooler)
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+ (~$26), Hyper 212 EVO (~$35), Zalman LED 92mm (~$47)
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti ($500), 2x HIS 6950 (~$540), 2x HIS 6970 (~$720), MSI 580 (~$500)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM (~$140)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB (~$220)
PSU: This really depends on the GPU setup you wish to take and whether or not you plan to SLI down to the road. Get a 750W PSU if you want to SLI/CF the 6950 or 560 Ti, 850W for the SLI 570 and 6970, anything over that get a 1000W. [Great quality PSU would come from Antec, OCZ, Corsair, Seasonic)
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