Good PC for streaming?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by Dave, Feb 12, 2013 with 11 replies and 1,689 views.

  1. Dave

    Dave Harbinger Of Common Sense Retired

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    I'm looking to buy a new PC; one that can stream Xbox/PS3 with no problems - I don't play PC games so the specs don't need to revolve around that.

    I have no real price limit, although something around the £800 (1.2k) mark would be nice! Any help would be appreciated as I know nothing about PC builds!

     
  2. Chad Warden

    Chad Warden Steam id: Coof

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    Are you looking for pre-built or custom built?
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Harbinger Of Common Sense Retired

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    Either, preferably pre-built, but I'll happy build one myself.
     
  4. Chad Warden

    Chad Warden Steam id: Coof

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    Expensive, but it's a pretty good computer in my opinion. If you ever wanted to step into the pc gaming territory, you should have no problem with this.
     
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  5. InfectHead

    InfectHead Strip the flesh, salt the wound!

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    Something like this should do fine:
    Total: 477 pounds.

    Nothing over the top. You don't need a discrete video card as the integrated graphics on the i5-3470 will do fine. 8GB of RAM should be enough. You can upgrade the case to something "cooler" although I went with the 200R due to its small size and cheap price. You can go for a smaller/larger SSD but I think 128GB is the sweet spot.
     
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  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Se7enth Reaper

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    Heads up ~ 8350 destroys the 3570k in regards to streaming.
     
  7. Chad Warden

    Chad Warden Steam id: Coof

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    May I ask why? I've never been into streaming, so I don't really know.
     
  8. Machine Gun Kelly

    Machine Gun Kelly Or Nah

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    PC streaming not Console streaming
     
  9. Machine Gun Kelly

    Machine Gun Kelly Or Nah

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    The 8350 if your streaming PC games it helps out a lot because it has 8 cores
     
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  10. InfectHead

    InfectHead Strip the flesh, salt the wound!

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    He's not streaming his PC gameplay, he's streaming his console gameplay.
     
  11. Doxing

    Doxing Enthusiast

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    Don't listen to him amount does not equal quality. 3570k is a great cpu but if you got the extra cash go for a i7 3770k or i7 2600k
     
  12. Machine Gun Kelly

    Machine Gun Kelly Or Nah

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    Don't give people false information. The 8 core is best for streaming PC games
     
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