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Streaming Box Processor Advice. AMD v Intel + Chipsets

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Hello guys

I'm setting up a new streaming box.

My endgame for it is to ONLY run xsplit at the best settings.

It'll have my capture card (AverMedia Gamer HD) at 1080p 60fps

So I'm trying to decide Intel or AMD.

I don't want to spend a fortune on the streaming box(already bought an i7 for my main pc), and in my opinion, an 8 core (FX-8120) would run xsplit great at high quality settings (60 FPS, possibly slow or close to it) and not stutter.

The AMD processors are at a great price so am I really going to see a difference in quality for what I'm using it for?

Also, I'm trying to consider the Chipset that would be handling the PCI Capture Card. In my experience using other capture cards (This would be my second Streaming Box setup) the PCI slot matters in its performance. Are the Intel Chipsets way better than the AMD in the Capture Card's respect? What about AMD 970 vs 990FX?

here's my last stream box setup.
CPU:Intel Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU Q960 @ 3.0GHZ
Mobo: DFI LanParty GF9400
Ram: 8gb (Don't remember Specifics and can't find receipts)
Capture Card: Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Would love your input!

Thanks!

Scott
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8350, the extra cores are good for streaming
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Corsair H100i Win7 x64 55" LG 4k TV cooler master 1000w silent pro M 
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Just to add some more info my last Stream Box setup specs were..
CPU:Intel Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU Q960 @ 3.0GHZ
Mobo: DFI LanParty GF9400
Ram: 8gb (Don't remember Specifics and can't find receipts)
Capture Card: Blackmagic Intensity Pro

I was getting 100% cpu usage with lackluster performance.
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