[SOLVED] How will an i5 6600k + z170 fit into my build?

mkooteh

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Hello! I was wondering how this upgrade would fit into my PC. Currently I'm running a i5 3470 being cooled by a Corsair H60 on a Gigabyte H77, 2x4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Corsair Vengeance, included with a GTX 1060 6GB by MSI, along with a 700watt Corsair PSU. All I need to run at one time is OBS, Discord, Spotify, & the game of choice I'll be streaming. I stream mostly Rainbow 6 Siege, CSGO, & Fortnite all at lowest-medium settings because I don't care about looks, most games play with decent FPS just not 144fps to look that smooth on my monitor, mostly... a lot of stuttering and random drops & long load in times. My goal is to stream 720p60fps (because that's the highest non-affiliated Twitch users can stream) and have high enough FPS to keep up with my 144hz monitor. I'm looking into a i5 6600k w/ a z170 OR any motherboard overclockable, compatible, & would cost about $60-$90. I'm looking into ONLY upgrading my CPU/Motherboard. How much of a boost will this part give my computer? Is it compatible? Are there better options? Let me know!
 

logainofhades

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This will get you streaming, in a single system.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($23.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $372.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-04 10:51 EST-0500
 

Lutfij

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Model of your PSU? How old is the unit?

First and foremost, for streaming while gaming, I'd say you'll be struggling especially on R6:S. You also will need to buy new ram and your PSU will likely need a swap. I'd keep the current system as a streaming machine and another system as one dedicated to gaming only.
 

mkooteh

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Model of your PSU? How old is the unit?

First and foremost, for streaming while gaming, I'd say you'll be struggling especially on R6:S. You also will need to buy new ram and your PSU will likely need a swap. I'd keep the current system as a streaming machine and another system as one dedicated to gaming only.
Just about a year as of now
 

logainofhades

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You would get better streaming performance, dropping a 3770/3770k/E3 1230v2(or higher), into your current system. Streaming, you need those extra threads. You would need DDR4 for a 6600k. For the cost, you would be better off going with a Ryzen build, over upgrading to another dead end platform. What is your actual upgrade budget?
 

mkooteh

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You would get better streaming performance, dropping a 3770/3770k/E3 1230v2(or higher), into your current system. Streaming, you need those extra threads. You would need DDR4 for a 6600k. For the cost, you would be better off going with a Ryzen build, over upgrading to another dead end platform. What is your actual upgrade budget?
$400 USD, I'm now looking into just getting a CPU fan, & installing Windows for my OTHER PC, and using that to stream, since my current pc can keep up wit 144fps other pc specs here: AMD fx8320, Gigabyte GA78lmt, 8GB ram, 450watt PSU, would this be enough to encode a 720p60fps video and stream it to Twitch?
 

logainofhades

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This will get you streaming, in a single system.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($23.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $372.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-04 10:51 EST-0500
 

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