Sub-$1000 computer for streaming

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Approximate Purchase Date: This month.

Budget Range: $0-1000CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video games. Occasional streaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No.

Parts to Upgrade: Video card, motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, PSU, computer case

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CanadaComputers, NCIX, NewEgg.

Location: Toronto, Canada.

Parts Preferences: None.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, and with a smaller case. Current case dimensions(inches): 17 (H) x 8 (W) x 19 (L). I use Steam, Discord, Uplay, Firefox, OBS Studio, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, Resident Evil 2.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble running(and streaming) Resident Evil 2 remake. I'm having trouble streaming Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege.

Current specs:
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
CPU - Intel i3-2120 3.30GHZ
RAM - 8GB(4GBx2) DDR3 1333MHz
GPU - Gigabyte 7850HD 3GB
HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200.11
PSU - CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 600W

PS: Just would like to note that the current budget PC has been great. It's very quiet with stock cooling parts, and in general I had no problems with it. I'm actually still reluctant to upgrade after 7 years of use. Alas, it looks like it's starting to struggle with some of today's video games.

I've looked through a few threads and it looks like people recommend Ryzen CPU with 1060 6GB GPU.
 
An R5-2600X and a B450 combo is indeed quite popular, and a GTX1060 (6 GB) is indeed a very capable 1080P gaming card....even 2 years after it's release. The R5's 6 cores/12 threads should prove quite adept at your gaming/streaming goals...
 
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Thank you for your feedback, mdd1963!

Yes, I've scanned more threads and came up with an expensive(over budget) and budget builds:

Expensive:
PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/RHjkr6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/RHjkr6/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($422.17 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($158.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($659.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($71.82 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1501.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 16:42 EST-0500

Budget:
PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/bbzwvn
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/bbzwvn/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Gaming 8G Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($71.82 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $911.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 17:00 EST-0500

Do you think the budget version would be sufficient to stream at 1080p60? Does it look like there're any imbalance between hardware components?
I'm not sure which RAM brand to pick, but I saw somewhere on this forum that DDR4-3200 is very good for RX GPU's. Do you recommend any no-name brands for RAM of this type?
I'm trying to stick to minimalist look, so I'm foregoing RGB fans, motherboards with gun-shaped heatsink, and cases with glass panels. I really like how Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case looks. I also like Gigabyte's WINDFORCE on my 7850HD - it's very quiet and cool. It looks like RTX 2070 has WINDFORCE also, but it'a much more expensive GPU.
 
The 2070 will run rings around the 580 comparatively, and, allow upgrades to a 1440P monitor as well...

The R5-2600X is plenty of CPU, so I'd get than and an RTX2070 if at all possible.... (2070 will have a larger impact than an extra 100 MHz and having two more cores than needed with the 2700X, although it is a fine processor as well)

A quality set of DDR4-3200 MHz is fine, and, likely quite few Ryzen owners are above that with stability anyway...
 

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