Build Advice Build Help for Streaming.

Mar 21, 2020
My goal with this build is to stream games (All kinds, from CoD to Ark) along with have a top tier producing computer for the next 5-10 years. If you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 1200
  • Option: MEG Z490 UNIFY
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 850W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply 10 Year Warranty - PS-TPD-0850FNFAGU-1
  • Maximum Power: 850W
  • Fans: 1
  • Modular: Full Modular
  • Model: Non-LED
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor w/ Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Options: i7-10700K
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S1T0B/AM
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Memory Components: 3D NAND
  • Option: N/A
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C18D-64GVK
  • Capacity: 64GB (2 x 32GB)
  • Type: 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM
  • Speed: DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
  • CAS Latency: 18
  • Color: Black
  • Fan Included: No
Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - OEM
  • Bit Version: 64-bit
  • Version: Home
MSI MAG CORELIQUID 360R AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, 360mm Radiator, Triple 120mm PWM Fans, RGB Lighting Controlled by Software
  • Series: MAG Series
  • Fan Size: 3 Fan Slots (120mm)
  • Color: Black
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 TI 11GB GDDR5X Founders Edition VR Ready 5K HD Gaming HDMI DisplayPort PCIe Graphics Card (GTX1080TI-FE)
  • Memory Size: 11GB
  • Cooler: Single Fan
  • Option: GTX1080TI-FE
  • Boost Clock: 1582 MHz
I have an open case so I do not know if the liquid cool is the best option, I was also wondering if I could do another cooler if it would give the same result. This build is roughly 2500$
There are a ton of things I would change.
The gpu is quite old by now. It's still solid for gaming, But for streaming it does NOT support the very good encoder Nvidia has on newer cards, so I suggest going with an equivalent newer gpu just for the encoder.
Not sure if streaming needs that much ram, you could probably save a buck there.

Now, for the cpu...
Intel is just not a competitor right now.
Go amd. At the high end, Amd is much better right now, with more cores, and faster cores by a large margin.
Either the r7 5800X with the same 8 cores as the i7, but faster cores, or the r9 5900X with 4 more cores, which will help for gaming in the future, and might even help for streaming right now.
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Your system below. I had to put the GTX 1080TI at 799 and even with that I wasn't able to get to 2500.

DO NOT BUY A GTX 1080TI AT 800 or 1000 dollars. This is crazy. 1080ti is just too old to buy at a reasonable price these days.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 360R 78.73 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($291.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB GAMING Video Card ($799.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2189.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-24 02:25 EST-0500
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Mar 21, 2020
Max setting for most atm

Have an EVGA GTX 970 as the last upgrade but now i think its time for a whole new system.

Would love the AMD specs though. Budget is 2500$
Mar 21, 2020
Tell me which ones I would need to run 4k comfortably then. I feel like that would be an easy adjustment the only issue im having at the moment is putting a full build together that could even handle streaming at 4k. Pref AMD then