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January 16, 2013 7:35:57 AM

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me design a computer intended for gaming and streaming League of Legends. My budget for the PC is somewhere around the $600-$900 price range. I would prefer an Intel cpu because I am much more familiar with them.

The PC doesn't have to be necessarily built around possible future expansion. I would just like the best components out there to ensure that I can game and stream without any interruption or problems.
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Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week or two

Budget Range: 600-900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Surfing

Are you buying a monitor:
Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently on my laptop the game will be super glitchy/laggy and unable to play while streaming.

More about : gaming streaming build

January 16, 2013 7:57:54 AM

Thank you!
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January 16, 2013 8:06:13 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $873.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 05:05 EST-0500)

SSD :)  btw what games you are playing? 7870 seems overkill for only LOL. i assume you want to play ane other heavy games and that 7870 is just perfect :) 
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January 16, 2013 8:20:37 AM

My main priority right now is LoL but I also drift off to playing Starcraft 2, D3, and Dota 2
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January 16, 2013 2:19:45 PM

Was also wondering if I actually needed to spend that much money on a computer to get what i want accomplished. If there is a cheaper solution that is fully capable of handling it I'm all for it.
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January 16, 2013 3:45:06 PM

I keep seeing people asking for streaming builds... so I have to ask, "Why would one want to do that?" Using capture to analyze a raid or do machinima I get, but streaming not so much.
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