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March 1, 2013 12:42:54 AM

I want a decent pc that i live stream world of warcraft in 720p with decent fps. I was looking at cyberpower pcs for 500-700 but im not sure what it takes to live stream. Help!
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 12:47:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $675.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 21:47 EST-0500)
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March 1, 2013 4:42:43 AM

Anyway i can make this build cheaper and still have around 30-40 fps in WoW?
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 4:55:43 PM

Low end CPU
Bad PSU

Do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $686.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 13:55 EST-0500)

It will be considerably better.
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March 3, 2013 3:48:13 AM

is there anyway i can get any cheaper graphics card and still live stream wow?
i have psu+hardrive+cd rom.
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 3:50:06 AM

Get an hd7850. It will be just fine for WOW.
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March 3, 2013 4:07:31 AM

could i live stream just WoW?
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 4:09:08 AM

You could stream anything you want. The 7850 will play most games on high settings.
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March 3, 2013 4:14:48 AM

sorry I'm dumb when it comes to finding a new computer, could the card handle 720p streaming? I'm not sure what it takes to stream 720p =/
i really appreciate your help :) 
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 4:16:58 AM

Streaming doesn't really have to do with the GPU. This computer will be perfectly fine.
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March 3, 2013 4:32:31 AM

You are smart lol so if i wanted to i could find a graphics card that can run at least "Good" settings in WoW?
Sorry for the questions.
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 2:54:41 PM

A gtx 660 will max wow. For less money you could get an hd7850. It will play games at mostly high settings and might max wow.
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March 3, 2013 4:15:15 PM

There's a settings for "Good" its the lower then "High". would there be a down upgrade from hd7850 or something? i really want to start small for live streaming then upgrade when i can
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March 3, 2013 4:23:12 PM

maxpowerkj said:
There's a settings for "Good" its the lower then "High". would there be a down upgrade from hd7850 or something? i really want to start small for live streaming then upgrade when i can

Streaming in 720 has more to do with your internet than your rig. I mean you do need a good rig but you will never stream on 720p if you have less than 2 mb/s upload speed.
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March 3, 2013 4:26:55 PM

Never knew that, thank you for the information
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a c 357 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 4:38:49 PM

You could grab a gtx650ti. That's about as low as I would go. should still play on high for WOW. Medium settings in other games.
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March 3, 2013 4:43:11 PM

maxpowerkj said:
Never knew that, thank you for the information

If you don't know how to check go to www.speedtest.net. If it's lower than 2 mbps, upgrade your internet package if possible. That's the minimum to stream in 720p I believe. A better gaming rig will obviously increase fps and quality, but won't do anything to help stream in 720p.
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