Question Dual pc for streaming or upgrade current one?

Oct 8, 2020
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Hey guys!
I am playing a lot of games and started to stream mainly for myself and couple of friends not that long ago. Because of my current PC specs I can't stream every game I would like, I either need to upgrade my current PC or get a dedicated streaming PC.

I am targetting 720p60fps for streaming games like The Division, Dead by Daylight, Apex, Lol, Warzone, ACC, etc.

With my current PC I can play Cyberpunk with most settings high at 1080p 50-60FPS and other AAA games and everything with 60+FPS easily.

My current setup:

CPU: i7-7490 non-k + Arctic Freezer 13 Pro
GPU: SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 8G HBM2
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3
RAM: 1x8GB + 1x4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
Case: Cooler Master K350
Monitor: AOC G2770PF 1080p 144Hz Free-sync
ssd1: Samsung evo 840 120gb
ssd2: Kingston 480gb
hdd: old WD 500gb
psu: be quiet! STRAIGHT POWER 11 GOLD 550W

The budget I'd have in March is around €400.

Plan A:
Upgrading my current PC would look like this:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 = 210€~
GPU: SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 8G HBM2
Mobo: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX = 100€
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB DDR4 3600MHz = 85€

Case: Cooler Master K350
Monitor: AOC G2770PF 1080p 144Hz Free-sync
ssd1: Samsung evo 840 120gb
ssd2: Kingston 480gb
hdd: old WD 500gb
psu: be quiet! STRAIGHT POWER 11 GOLD 550W

Plan B:
Getting a dedicated streaming PC with Elgato Game Capture HD60S and a reasonable 3400G build or something like an i5-4690 build with GPU would cost around €400.

If streaming is not something I'd continue to do, the 'streaming' PC could be used by someone in the house, so it wouldn't go to total waste.

Can't decide which path should I choose.
If I upgrade my current PC then selling the unused parts will be possible around €130.

Thank you!
 

Lutfij

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If you plan to stream and game off the same system, you're going to need either an i7 or a Ryzen 7 processor since the two tasks do demand a lot from the CPU. The Ryzen 5 will struggle to do both, however it's strong enough for gaming.

FYI, you're underpowered when it comes to the PSU for that Vega 56. You're going to have to look at a minimum of a 650W PSU if you plan to run things at stock and have some headroom to hold onto the PSU over time. If you want to overclock, I'd suggest adding another 100W to the PSU. Make sure you invest in a reliably built unit to protect your investments.
 
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If you plan to stream and game off the same system, you're going to need either an i7 or a Ryzen 7 processor since the two tasks do demand a lot from the CPU. The Ryzen 5 will struggle to do both, however it's strong enough for gaming.

FYI, you're underpowered when it comes to the PSU for that Vega 56. You're going to have to look at a minimum of a 650W PSU if you plan to run things at stock and have some headroom to hold onto the PSU over time. If you want to overclock, I'd suggest adding another 100W to the PSU. Make sure you invest in a reliably built unit to protect your investments.
Ryzen 7 as in 3700X or better, right?
The 3700X would be around €270. With that do you think it would work?

As for GPU/PSU, according to bequiet's PSU calculator it is fine, I haven't had any issues with it and it's undervolted.
The same calculator says it's fine with Ryzen 3600 and 3700X as well.
 

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