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Hi, I am planning to build a streaming / gaming rig for Myself

I have a budget of around $1,000

After a long 4 year Hiatus from the desktop world, with a 6gb Asus laptop that just is'n't cutting it anymore, I've decided to finally build a new desktop.

I want to have this rig be able to play online games and stream, while being hooked up to dual monitors.

My case will be:
LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304

And I was looking at another build as reference:
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

IMO your buddy should take advantage of the price drops that Haswell and the GTX 7XX cards are causing and jump on Ivy Bridge and a GTX 670 4GB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($407.13 @ TigerDirect)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $987.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 17:01 EDT-0400)

Was looking to see your guys opinion on this build, and maybe how I could shape this build to better fit the case I will be using, as well as catering to the Streaming capabilities that I will be ultimately needing.

Thanks.
Edited by Reptarade - 6/7/13 at 6:53pm
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well if your only using a 1080p single monitor you don't need a 4gb gpu,,you could save a few $$ there

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819R

I like this motherboard better,,,it a little more powerful,,,good for stability,,,

the EVGA gpu will be louder than the ASUS gtx670 DC II,,,i don't even hear mine
Edited by trailer park boy - 6/7/13 at 7:06pm
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Build looks good but I would swap the 670 out for a 770, same price but better performance.
post #4 of 14
I'd get the 3770k instead, HT's gonna help with streaming
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reptarade View Post

Hi, I am planning to build a streaming / gaming rig for Myself

My case will be:
LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304

And I was looking at another build as reference.

Few things, first off for a $100 you can do a lot better for a case. LIAN LI is very overpriced, and doesn't provide that much to gain either. Would look into other cases from other companies because for $100 you can get something that has better cooling options, features, and cable management. If you want to keep that clean look, check out the Fractal Design Define XL R2.

As far as the build goes, few things about that build:

Opt for 1866MHz ram, it's very cheap and provides performance boosts.

If you are going to get a 670 and it must be from eVGA make sure it's the FTW version.

Change the PSU to a Rosewill CAPSTONE-450, it's gold certified so cleaner and more reliable power.

You still have enough money for an SSD as a boot/os/programs drive because you are under budget, so for that I would grab a SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD for the boot and some programs.

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Originally Posted by trailer park boy View Post

well if your only using a 1080p single monitor you don't need a 4gb gpu,,you could save a few $$ there

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819R

I like this motherboard better,,,it a little more powerful,,,good for stability,,,

the EVGA gpu will be louder than the ASUS gtx670 DC II,,,i don't even hear mine

The Z77X-UD3H is one of the best motherboards on the market for overclocking. Why would he swap that motherboard for a mediocre overpriced ASUS board?

I agree that the 4GB of memory is mostly useless and over priced but in all reality EVGA and Gigabyte make the best cards for over clocking. If my goal is to the get the most of my money, and I'm going nVidia, it would be wise to stick with one of these brands for overclocking potential.
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I'd get the 3770k instead, HT's gonna help with streaming

Not necessarily true, there aren't many streaming programs that are multi-threaded. The 3570k will be fine
post #6 of 14
i agree to go with 700 series gpu and an ssd. but i also think that if streaming is a big deal for this rig you should be looking at a legit video capture card. fraps and other software recorders are a joke and have too many limitations and problems. there are some great capture cards for gamers out there for a decent cost considering the cost of fraps.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback! =] Really appreciate it! I think I am going to stick with the 3570K as it does everything I need it to, and can always upgrade that later (ofc waiting for price deductions due to Haswell being out). As for the video card, I will be running dual (2) monitors at all times and want something overly beefy as I will have my streaming software up at all times.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post


Opt for 1866MHz ram, it's very cheap and provides performance boosts.

If you are going to get a 670 and it must be from eVGA make sure it's the FTW version.

Which brand of Ram do you suggest?

Also, If not from eVGA which video card would you suggest for this system?

I think I am going to take your advice on the case, I think I like the look and feel of the one you suggested better (Fry's had them in thier showroom and I like the build of it)

Thanks again everyone and if you have any more comments feel free to keep em coming! =]

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($407.13 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1195.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 19:26 EDT-0400)

Price seems to have jumped O.o Hope reductions due to haswell and next gen video cards will help =D
Edited by Reptarade - 6/8/13 at 4:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reptarade View Post

Thanks everyone for the feedback! =] Really appreciate it! I think I am going to stick with the 3570K as it does everything I need it to, and can always upgrade that later (ofc waiting for price deductions due to Haswell being out). As for the video card, I will be running dual (2) monitors at all times and want something overly beefy as I will have my streaming software up at all times.
Which brand of Ram do you suggest?

Also, If not from eVGA which video card would you suggest for this system?

I think I am going to take your advice on the case, I think I like the look and feel of the one you suggested better (Fry's had them in thier showroom and I like the build of it)

Thanks again everyone and if you have any more comments feel free to keep em coming! =]

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($407.13 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1195.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 19:26 EDT-0400)

Price seems to have jumped O.o Hope reductions due to haswell and next gen video cards will help =D

This is a very solid build, I would not change anything. Except of course the 4GB GTX 670. Would grab an EVGA GTX 670 FTW or Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 instead, besides that looks perfect. Ram is great choice too thumb.gif
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It's a nice-enough card by itself, but 3-slot cards like that are terrible to deal with in a SLI configuration.

One thing you might want to consider is that Gigabyte already has a 4GB 770 out at a roughly-similar price point, and that EVGA will have a couple 4GB models coming out shortly.
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