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$1500-$2100 twitchTV streaming PC

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May 6, 2012 5:21:04 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as 680GTX become readily available.

Budget Range: Up to 2k, if its below thats fine.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Power supply(thermaltake gold something, 750w)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter, Amazon

Country: (e.g.: India) US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I have 3 upload and id like to stream at the best quality possible with 3 upload. Hence why im looking at a 3930k(beast at streaming)


This is what I currently have

Case : Cooler Master HAF X - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SuperSpeed-Interior... - $179

CPU : i7 3930k - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... - $499

CPU cooler : corsair h100 - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Extreme-Performanc... - $100

Motherboard : Asus rampage formula IV - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $360

SSD : Crucial m4 256 GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=Kyucbpec... - $200(already bought)

Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $140

Video Card : GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $525

Overall price: $2004 before tax/shipping


I dont have a harddrive picked out, im not sure if I really need one or which to get. I would not need any more then 1TB and I don't care about speed too much(considering I will have 320 GB worth of SSDs). I would be willing to take a look at 7970's but if Im going to spend that much, I might as well just get the best one(680)
May 6, 2012 11:01:12 PM

So guess it all looks good? Is it worth buying 2133 ram or just go standard 1600 or maybe a little bit higher?
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May 7, 2012 7:32:15 PM

Really? nothing ;( It really comes down to if the 2133 ram is overkill/not worth it.
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May 7, 2012 8:06:27 PM

juv3nile04 said:
Really? nothing ;( It really comes down to if the 2133 ram is overkill/not worth it.


There's some problems with the boards right now - I don't know what's going on. But 2133 RAM is definitely overkill for an SB/IB build - and Intel actually frowns on RAM that's higher than 1333 speeds. In fact if you use RAM over 1600 due to the design of SB/IB having the RAM controller on the CPU your warranty will be voided.

That motherboard is also major overkill - even for a single 680, you only need it if you're planning on running - say 4 x 680 in SLI mode. I'd say drop that down to this and invest the money elsewhere: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also don't get an H100 - get a D14 instead - it will give you the same results and is far safer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also while Gigabyte makes excellent motherboards they're not really well known for their video cards - go with EVGA instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 8, 2012 8:57:39 AM

Well, I was going the CPU purely because of the streaming aspect. In which 3930k is alot better then a 2700k
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May 9, 2012 3:26:37 AM

juv3nile04 said:
Well, I was going the CPU purely because of the streaming aspect. In which 3930k is alot better then a 2700k


I can see that - especially with the six cores would make downloading and uploading HD quality video a lot easier.
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