Hello, My plan is to make two separate PC's one for gaming on and the second one is to just stream with.
Purchase Date: Hopefully in a week
Budget Range: under $1800 is best but $2000 is the top money saved will go towards a monitor and second PC
System Usage:Gaming gaming and more gaming, Currently it would be Starcraft 2, Skyrim, crysis
Monitor: Still using a CRT but Suggestions are welcome (Cost will not be added too cost of Machine)
OS: Will be Win7 64bit (cost not a factor)
Preferred Website: Newegg and amazon
Location: New York City
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: Heck if I'm making the machine why not!
Why Are You Upgrading: I was using a machine someone else built for me until a few days ago when something Burnt in it. The machine gave off a really bad electrical burning smell and I don't feel safe turning it back on.
The streaming & video capture PC. I'm keeping this one separate from the first since I don't want to impact gaming performance with running other programs.
Purchase date: 14 days after assembly of the Gaming rig
Budget: $1500 + the leftovers from PC1 being under $2000
System usage: Streaming and video capture of the other PC and Console systems
Monitor: hopefully the old CRT
OS: win7 64bit
Overclocking: If needed
All I really have for the streaming PC so far is the recommended chip set and some hard drive space for storing of videos for editing later. My real question is how much ram do I need for 1080p streaming and editing?
So that is both machines and where I'm at now with them. Hopefully machine one parts will be ordered by next Friday. The monitor situation is that I have been using a 22'' NEC FE2111sb for about a decade now and really could use advice on what to replace it with, preferably something widescreen. Remember cost of PC's is for PC only and separate funds will be used for a monitor, combined PC cost should not exceed $3500.
Thanks, I figure it would be better to have two machines that can each do a dedicated job rather than one machine that would take a performance hit doing two at once. It should also make it cheaper to upgrade or replace them. Also, having two machines means that if one melts down again I'll not need to go to a friends house to use their machine for internet access. So tomorrow I order machine one as it's listed here.