The below modified from my post in: http://www.overclock.net/t/1243789/going-for-a-2nd-stream-build-need-video-card
I'm not entirely up on what kind of hard drive speeds you'll need if you're saving a large raw video files to your computer (rather than just streaming them out, where you should be fine). I think certain types of recording to your computer can benefit from RAID for fast hard drive access times. But frankly, that's above my knowledge base.
Build total before rebates & including shipping: about $755Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by MisterFred - 4/15/12 at 6:51pm
Yeah, that's by and large true for microcenter, but they tend to draw people in on really good CPU+mobo deals, then overcharge everything else.
Running SC2 & streaming very high quality on the same machine you should get an i7-2600k & overclock it. The only superior solution would be $400 more. The extra speed from overclocking will actually be a big help for your purposes.
When in stock (often not the case), Microcenter often has these on sale for $50 or even $100 less. If there's a microcenter near you, call ahead and see if they have one in-store. If so, sweet bonus.
Motherboard: MSI z77
Some Microcenter has motherboard combo deals if you buy a CPU from them. If you can get a Z68 or z77 board from them for significantly less than $100, it can fit in this space instead. Though I'd stick to the brands: Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI.
CPU Cooler: HR-02 Macho - good performance and quiet, not as cheap as a slightly louder Coolermaster 212:
RAM: 2x4gb g.skill
Video Card: Integrated graphics.
Case: haf 912 (best of the budget cases)
Power Supply: Antec earthwatts 650
Overkill but on sale... this week. Next week the recommended PSU will likely be different. Does not come with a power cord. Don't forget the promo code.
HDD: 2TB 7200 RPM Drive
You probably don't need 2TB, but it's pretty cheap @$110. You can get 1TB for $90 or 500gb for $75 at the same website.
SSD: You could get a tiny SSD for your OS, but frankly, I don't see it improving your experience much.
DVD drive (if you don't have one)
Note: Windows/monitor/mouse/speakers/other peripherals not included.
If you don't have a power cord for the earthwatts:
Edited by MisterFred - Today at 2:10 pm View History
Your capture card can fit in the first, second, third, or 5th expansion slots. If you get a video card later, put the capture card in the 5th slot and the video card in the 2nd slot.
P.S. I picked a motherboard a tiny bit more expensive that has all three major video outs for integrated graphics (VGA, DVI, HDMI).
P.P.S Specials change. The PSU might be $20 more tomorrow.