Looking for Build for Live-Streaming Games (1000-1500USD Budget)

alazyguy

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Approximate Purchase Date:
End of December/Start of January

Budget Range:
1000-1500 (excluding monitors)

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Live-stream Games, General-Use

Are you buying a monitor:
Most likely. Thinking of having a three-monitor set-up

Parts to Upgrade:
New System

Do you need to buy OS:
No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com or Amazon.com. Although sites that don't charge sales tax would be nice...

Location:
California SF Bay Area

Overclocking:
Yes

SLI or Crossfire:
Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments:
I hope to be able to stream in 720p or even 1080p. I am guessing that I want i7?
I am thinking air-cooled with a case that have dust filters. Any suggestions?
SSD + Storage Drive?
Thanks!
 

excella1221

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Naw, i7 would only be needed for CPU-heavy workloads such as video rendering. You'll most likely benefit from higher RAM though.
If you really wanted to though, the budget fits for an i7 too, so go ahead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($120.43 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1313.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 06:29 EST-0500)
 

willyroc

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This build is top-tier with an i7(steal at $270!) and dual GPUs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.90 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1496.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 06:54 EST-0500)

PS: It's a hard to build a decent 3-screen streamer under $1500.
 


There no tax from tiger direct.I only buy from there because i live in L.A.. California and tigerdirect is the only place that sells p.c. hardware and does not charge me tax.Go for it. ;)



 

alazyguy

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Well, pulled the trigger on the i7-3770K and Intel 330 SSD from TD. Now I'm committed to building a system within the next 30 days.

Do I need miscellaneous items like thermal compound and such?
 

alazyguy

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Nov 26, 2012
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This is what I ended up going with.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1367.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 23:31 EST-0500)
 

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