[SOLVED] Upgrade path for streaming

Skream86

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Hi all,

I am looking to stream and/or record with my PC but there is so much information and various theories I am not sure what to upgrade or how to test to determine a definitive answer.

Currently I have:

i5 9400f
ASUS TUF B360-PLUS
8GB DDR4 2666mhz RAM
MSI RX580 8GB
LG25 inch Ultrawise 2560x1080 monitor

95% of the time I will be recording/playing Apex legends. Currently when playing I will reach around 100% on CPU and GPU usage. In terms of streaming I can stream at recommended settings (I think 640) with no lag for viewers, if I up this to 720 or 1080p the stream lags for viewers.

I have an old setup lying around Z68 i5 2500k, would it be a good idea to use this as a streaming pc, or is it not worth the headache and preferable to upgrade my system. With my current system should I upgrade entirely or would a GPU/CPU upgrade suffice for my needs?

Can anyone help with some tests or benchmarks that can determine where my shortfall is. I know there are a billion threads on this already but I cannot seem to find a straight forward answer (I know that these generally never are) but I would like some indication of which path to take.
 

Skream86

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You could buy an Elgato HD60 Pro to put in your i5-2500K system to use for dedicated streaming/recording. That would be cheaper than buying an i7-9700K or i9-9900K for your main system.

So I have just had a look and it seems I can pick up an unused 8700k for the same price as an Elgato (3rd world problems). So is it safe to say my CPU is what's suffering in this current build?
 

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