Want to upgrade rig for streaming games


As title states. I'm wanting to upgrade my PC. Built it last year and it's been solid so far. Since then I've begun streaming games that I play. Where performance starts to dip. To help with the performance dips I'm a bit unsure what I should upgrade to up the performance. Budget wise I'd like to stay around $700~800 or so.

My current specs are:

CPU: 3.20 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 955 (Not OC'd)

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1gb

Mobo: BIOSTAR Group A870U3

PSU: Seventeam V-Force 750w

RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8gb (2 x 4gb)

HD: Western Digital 500gb (x2)

As for games that I play while streaming -

League of Legends
Starcraft 2
Counter Strike: GO
Borderlands 2
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  1. Only if you want the intel or you want to spend the money you need to update your PC.

    I recommend you check the internet speed, you need high speed internet to play online games. And maybe OC your CUP and add the SSD for OS/games (streaming software on the other HDD) too.
  2. I don't have any affinity towards Intel or AMD -- same for AMD / Nvidia.

    Upload speed isn't much of an issue. The performance dips are in the range of going below 20. I've checked the temps on the GPU/CPU to make sure that wasn't the cause of anything. Under load GPU sits around 50c -- CPU 40~45c
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