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Beginner's Streaming Build

mischacrossing

26 months ago

I know very little about PC builds. I've used Macs for a while and started streaming with my iMac, but it's not doing the job for obvious reasons. Any tips for a beginner are welcome!

I just want to be able to play in 1080p60fps and stream at 720p60fps, mostly Switch games like MK8, Zelda, Splatoon, etc.

  • Budget: $1200
  • Location: USA
  • Use: Streaming, gaming, some recording
  • Peripherals: Webcam, 24" monitor, mouse, keyboard

Thanks in advance for the help!

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my suggestion, you can of course change the cpu to the 1600 and add a cooler but the stock cooler will do a fine work for the start.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $316.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X370 SLI PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Zotac T500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.25 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Planar PLL2410W 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $104.16 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.98 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1201.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-28 15:07 EDT-0400

Note that this list is influenced by my own personal preferences, there are equally good parts that I did not include so do your research :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $217.55 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $51.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X370 SLI PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $97.99 @ Amazon
Storage SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.77 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB PULSE Video Card $231.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor LG 23MP47HQ 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $34.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Mionix Castor Wired Optical Mouse $58.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1205.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-28 15:12 EDT-0400

Its $5 over. Went with the 1600 since its plenty for a streaming 72060FPS and even 1080P 60FPS. It has a mechanical keyboard and a great mouse, something imo is a must at this budget since the mouse will heavily effect how you play games and having a low end mouse will put you at a disadvantage. The monitor isn't 24" but I think you can live with it being 1" off and plus its IPS which means it will have great color. It has fast RAM. It has a SSD you can order and not have to wait weeks to get like you have to with the T500.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much exactly the part list I would have made. The H100i seems a little overkill though. I would personally put the extra money into a better CPU.

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