Should I uprade my CPU from i5 4670k to i7 4790k if i want to start streaming.

mpowell1991

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Hey guys I was wondering if I should upgrade my cpu from my current i5 to an i7 4790k if I want to start streaming on twitch. I would be streaming games anywhere from smite to far cry primal graphic wise. And could my mobo hold an i7 or would it be better to upgrade that as well.



CPU - Intel i5 4670k
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaw 2133 2x4gb
Storage - Samsung SSD 850 Evo 250gb
- WD Blue 1tb
MOBO - MSI Gaming 5
Optical Drive - Asus 24x DVD-RW
GPU - MSI Gaming 4g GTX 970
PSU - Cooler Master V850
Case - NZXT Phantom 410
OS - Win 10
 

theyeti87

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They also make cards who's purpose is capturing your gaming session for streaming, separate from GPU resources.

You have a powerful rig. Not sure it's worth it spending $600+ for cpu, mobo, and ram for ~5% performance gain.
 
1. How much have you overclocked your CPU, GPU?
2. Are you using the RAM's XMP to use the 2133 Mhz speed?

You motherboard will handle and overclock an i7 4790K moderately well, but I would want a somewhat more robust cooler to get the best out of it.
 

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