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are you streaming yourself playing games or something with a camera. if you are streaming yourself playing video games on your pc you will probably want a i7 if you are wanting good quality for your viewers.
just bump the bitrate down if it gets laggy or starts considerably slowing your computer down.
Myself while playing BF3 with my camera turned on.
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Darn it...I got the i5 already,didn't know i would want to steam ,plus i was on tight budget ;/
Any possible settings for my i5 then,i'm running at stock but i can overclock to 4.5GHz just fine,1.136GHz is all i need for stable 4.5 biggrin.gif
Then I would try it out, wont hurt trying. If you are not happy save up your money and grab a i7 and sell the i5.
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I have an first gen I7 and I can stream in 720p with no issues. Now if I try to stream in 1080, I hit a couple of walls. One of them being my upload speed (only ~2.5mbps up) and second one being my CPU/FPS. My CPU get's maxed at 100%, and my FPS suffer because of that. I know for a fact the newer I7's can stream 1080p (if the network is ample enough) at about 40%-45% usage.
I would honestly go for an I7 if your budget allows. It's enough now, and will still be enough for the near future.
Well maybe newer i5 can steam 720p biggrin.gif ? I'm kinda frusturated i got the i5,but i was already maxing out my budget (450 dollars for mobo,ram,cpu and cooler)
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Then I would try it out, wont hurt trying. If you are not happy save up your money and grab a i7 and sell the i5.
Well i though of that but the thing is that i live in Bulgaria and here my CPU i5 new is 500 dollars and i7 is around 800 dollars so the difference it's pretty crazy.I managed to get my parts from USA with a relative of mine being there.
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you can still stream just fine. you just need to fine tune your encoder settings to get the best possible quality. i think you will should probably settle for 720p though. there wont be a mega huge difference between 720p and 1080p unless people are watching full screen and even then the bitrate isnt going to be high enough to have a really sharp detailed image.
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Well i though of that but the thing is that i live in Bulgaria and here my CPU i5 new is 500 dollars and i7 is around 800 dollars so the difference it's pretty crazy.I managed to get my parts from USA with a relative of mine being there.
cryingsmiley.gif I would keep the i5.
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you can still stream just fine. you just need to fine tune your encoder settings to get the best possible quality. i think you will should probably settle for 720p though. there wont be a mega huge difference between 720p and 1080p unless people are watching full screen and even then the bitrate isnt going to be high enough to have a really sharp detailed image.
Hehe i'm not even considering 1080p,720p not laggy at 30fps(if possible 60fps) would be more than freaking amazing!!!I don't really care about the performance hit in-game,i play at 720p resolution afterall and my fps is always capped at 60fps,when streaming too,i just need to put the settings down a bit.What settings would you propose me to start with?
P.S. If i can give you a link to my stream and start streaming with different setting until i get one that In your opinion looks the best cuz i don't have a second monitor and i can't check the quality of the stream while streaming it ;/
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what cpu you get really depends on what you want to stream, for something cpu intensive you'd want to go with the i7 obviously. As an example, with my q6600 I can stream tf2 in 720p if I play on a lower resolution, but I can only do 480p if I play at 1920x1080. An i5 should generally be able to do most things in 720p 30fps though. Also, check out open broadcaster (http://obsproject.com/), it's a lot less cpu taxing than xsplit is and better yet it's free. If you want to check your own stream quality, twitch.tv autosaves your vods after you stop broadcasting.
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