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Building a new gaming PC w/ streaming capabilities (~$2000 budget).

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August 6, 2012 10:48:51 AM

Hello,

I'm looking to build a new gaming pc that I can use to stream online video games. I have a general idea of what I'm looking for and I have around 2k to spend on parts (no OS included), and I'm building it myself.. I just need a little advice on which route I should take.

As of right now, here is the build I've come up with:

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-mDisplayPort-Graphic...

500gb wd cavair blue hdd
8 gb of gskill ripjaw 1600 ram.

I already have a 128 gb SSD.


However, I guess my main question is whether i should with a 3770k i7 or higher CPU and a single 680 plus more ram and things like that or just get 690 with the above build.


I hope you guys can provide some insight. Thanks for your time!
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August 6, 2012 1:09:35 PM

the 690 is pointless. a 670 performs more than well on 1080p anyways

this is a better option. streaming speeds will most likely be bottlenecked by your internet speed or by your router. the motherboard has dual nics so that should help out a little. this build is also optimized for silence

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXRl
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August 6, 2012 5:30:12 PM

X79 is also pointless for a gaming PC and the 2600K won't work with an X79 motherboard. If you go X79, you'll need the i7-3820.

Troll has a good suggestion but I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1464.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-06 13:30 EDT-0400)
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