Dedicated Streaming Pc

CaptJakovski

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Would this build be good for a secondary pc dedicated only to streaming or is there something else in a similar price range that is better?? Keep in mind I've got 2 8gb sticks of ddr3, a 120gb Samsung ssd, ar9 270x, as well as a FX6300 and asrock 970 extreme pro3 r2.0 just laying around unused. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xrzXhq
 

James Mason

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Not anymore, that's a better value.
 

James Mason

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A dedicated streaming PC need a Capture card to function though.
So while you don't need a full on GPU, you do need some basic graphics functionality.

But if it's dedicated 100% for streaming, you don't need a full i7 to do that. i7s are good if you need to split your processing power between streaming and gaming.

And actually the PCIE capture card pretty much does all the processing for the stream, so you don't need a strong CPU at all.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro, stream and record in 1080p60, superior low latency technology, H.264 hardware encoding, PCIe ($175.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $428.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-11 10:28 EST-0500
 

CaptJakovski

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Well my question at that point wouldnt it be about the same as if I bought an itx mobo for my fx6300. The fx6300 is better when running all cores and only slightly worse in single core performance. I don't need integrated graphics since I have a r9 270 laying around. In this scenario I would only need a mobo, case, power supply, and capture card.
 

James Mason

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The problem is ITX mobos only have 1 PCIE slot, and capture cards for dedicated streaming PCs use PCIe slots. The fx6300 doesn't have integrated graphics, so you have to use a GPU and thus have no extra slots.

A larger system and a micro atx or full atx mobo will have more slots, but it'll be as big as your current desktop.

They also don't make Mini-ITX mobos for the am3+ socket.
 

CaptJakovski

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I mean cases like this(https://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16811147098) really aren't that big but you're right. Not to mention after looking into it there is no itx am3+ socket mobos in existence. But I am correct in saying that the fx 6300 would be better performance right?
 

James Mason

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It's debatable whether the 6300 would actually perform better. Intel CPUs have some encoding technology advances that can actually do a much better job than pure software encoding.

There's a few problems with that case in particular, 1. I would never use the PSU it came with on an FX cpu 2. it's a low profile case so you can only put low profile expansion cards in there (not your GPU or the capture card)
 

CaptJakovski

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Yeah But now that I'm willing to sacrifice size and do something like this(https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cKMm7h)would going intel be a better value?

 

James Mason

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Not anymore, that's a better value.
 

CaptJakovski

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Lol so essentially my entire old rig but I don't want to reuse my red and black H440. So this configuration will allow me to stream at 1080 and up to 60fps (even though ill probably stay at like 30) in high quality?
 

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