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First gaming and streaming build £1000

RyzerGP
  • 3 months ago

I’d mostly like to stream and game at the same time but also I’d like to play games alone like survival games. I want a pc that will be able to handle streaming without any issues, also will be doing video editing to post to YouTube once I get the hang of it!

Peripherals not included in the budget, I’d be getting a 240hz monitor.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

With a 240hz panel in the mix, the performance ambition demands nippier single threaded speeds, fast RAM and the best GPU the budget is capable of affording. For this type of requirement, i'd grab a Ryzen 3600X (CPU resources predominantly for gaming) and use the GPU's hardware encoder for streaming (1080p basic quality output). You're always going to experience performance hits on the gaming side with streaming or other simultaneous workloads. With this type of hardware encoded arrangement, those performance hits are lessened but likewise streaming higher quality content or higher resolution output is challenged.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £189.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £99.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £94.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card £349.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case £59.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £60.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan £9.69 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan £9.69 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £963.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 17:36 GMT+0000

Alternatively, if you fancy keeping encoding options alive on both ends, with CPU based software encoding + GPU based hardware encoding, you have the option of grabbing a Ryzen 2700X (8 core / 16 thread CPU). Just keep in mind, software encoding places plenty of strain on CPU resources and does impact game performance quite considerably. If you're looking to shoot past 144fps, in most games it may prove difficult unless in-game configurations are set to an all-time low across the board.

The other thing I was wandering about is whether you're better off saving money and sticking with a 144hz panel. Maybe spend a little more on the build side of things. Graphically intense games barely hit over 160fps at the lowest of settings. You'd be limited to a select number of popular lesser demanding games on a mix of low and medium presets to achieve the 200fps+ target. For me (imo), anything above 144fps is over-rated anyway and only makes sense for hardcore competitive players (esports/or whatnot) with superman reflexes. Anyway, its down to user preference and if it serves purpose, pull the trigger.

EDIT: operating system required? Also feel free to select a case of your choosing, the one added above was a quick decent select for the asking price. Plenty of other superb cases available at a similar price range.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I Agree with the build and its really good advice. At this budget you are better off going for the best gaming performance that you can and then offload the streaming onto the GPU via geforce experience.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The main game I play is fortnite and I’d have to achieve 240fps man, that’s why the monitor is so important

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $112.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $509.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1237.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 16:22 EST-0500

Then raise to $1250 for 240fps and streaming then.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem - 240fps it is :)

This will be achievable with a Ryzen 3600X + 2060 SUPER on lower/med settings. With streaming in the mix, there will be some performance penalty, although at all-low-presets (visual quality compromise) it's possible. Alternatively, you could grab a more superior graphics card which does marginally raise the budget ceiling (something like test19 suggests). This can be achieved by sticking with the 3600X, eg:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £189.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £99.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £67.42 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £94.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card £449.98 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case £59.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £60.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan £9.69 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan £9.69 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1041.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-13 02:02 GMT+0000

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