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    New PC for streaming?

    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

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    We can't suggest anything without a budget, location, whether or not you need Windows/monitor/etc.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    oh ofc my apologies! I have around £700 budget the cheaper the better, i live in the uk and i need windows not a monitor

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    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).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.88 @ Scan.co.uk)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-FZ13100-BL 4.0 CFM Ball Bearing CPU Cooler (£21.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£177.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £710.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    damn i was hoping for something cheaper but thanks alot!

    Do you think these prices will come down come christmas?
    Last edited by mrstinky127; 2012-10-06 at 11:57 PM.

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    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

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    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.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£92.84 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-FZ13100-BL 4.0 CFM Ball Bearing CPU Cooler (£21.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£177.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £598.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Aha thats awesome man thanks

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    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-...winfrozr2gd5oc MSI 7850 that would save you another 20 dollars or so I haven't looked at benches in awhile but my 7850 tears up most games I throw at it esp on a 1080P 23in monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-...winfrozr2gd5oc MSI 7850 that would save you another 20 dollars or so I haven't looked at benches in awhile but my 7850 tears up most games I throw at it esp on a 1080P 23in monitor.
    thanks bro

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