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


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:





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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  1. 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
  2. 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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