Hey guys, christmas is coming and im looking to get a computer that i can stream games such as WoW and League of legends, im not looking for anything uber special just something that can stream smoothly at around 720p. Id rather be buying a pre-built one but i can get the parts for one and take it to a local shop and they can build it for me.
I'm not sure what im really looking for so im hoping some of you on here can find me something nice and the price range in looking at the cheaper the better ofcourse! Thanks
I know you said the cheaper the better, but you really can't dip further down without getting into i3 land (which would be god awful for streaming).
With that kind of budget I wouldn't go with a prebuilt, it isn't going to be capable of decent streaming. If you order the following though, you'll have yourself quite a capable mid-end build that will handle just about any game with ease @ 1080p and have acceptable streaming performance when you want to (with tweaked in-game settings of course).
you might be able to get away with a amd 4100 cpu and amd motherboard. Glo might know but for streaming the 4100 might be better then the I3 since its a quad core and the I3 is a dual core and its about 110-120 us dollars cheaper then the I5 glo mentioned
Yeah, the 4170 isn't terrible for gaming. It doesn't have the core performance that SB/IB has, but it's somewhat close, especially if overclocked. It would definitely handle streaming a lot better than an i3 if you want to save some cash.