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  1. I currently have an extra pc (my very first rig). I stream on my current rig (parts list in my signature). For some games it's great, others it really takes a damper on my frame rate, which is a huge deal for me (very competitive player, I have a 240hz monitor). The old rig is basically a refurbished HP Z400 Workstation. It has a 4 core, 8 thread, 45 nm arch cpu (intel xeon w3570) with 6x2gb ram (yes, 6 ram sticks) running at 1333 mHz. x58 mobo ofc. It has a 1tb hdd and a 240gb kingston ssd, and an msi gaming x 1050ti (I bought this/upgraded it quite a few years ago). Cpu cooler is a classic, trusty old Hyper 212 EVO. 750 watt 80+ bronze PSU, and a solid metal case. I understand only the cpu really matters, and the ram comes in a close second, gpu doesn't really affect anything as I'll be using an hd60 pro. Long story short, I just want to know for sure that my old Z400 workstation can actually handle streaming at 1080p60. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone. From what I understand, a 4 core, 8 thread, 3.6gHz cpu can do it with 8gb 2400 speed ram.
  2. Upgrading from 2600x to 3600. Board is 3000 ready and I double checked the BIOS just to make sure. Running at the latest version. B450 Pro-4F. Goes past the BIOS into a boot screen. Shows ASRock logo and the windows loading dots. Stays there forever unless I just turn it off. After multiple tries it will go to automatic repair, but automatic repair doesn't fix the problem. After a few google searches I tried reseating the CMOS battery and that didn't fix it, so it appeared to be a dead cpu, so I shipped it back. Just got another 3600, doing the same thing. After some more googling, I read something about going into command prompt and running a DISM command to remove the amd_sata.inf driver. I have an NVME drive. Either way, even DISM /image:C:\ /Read-drivers wouldn't do anything, just gave me an error that it couldn't be accessed. (C drive is my NVME windows boot drive of course)
  3. Yeah, I'm already saving up for a new 3000 series GPU, along with waiting for the 4000 series ryzen to come out (I thought about buying a prebuilt machine just to get ahold of one of the OEM's, but then I found out that they're still rocking the zen2 architecture, and zen3 won't be released until the consumer versions come out). Also, yeah it took a lottt of research to find that information out. I have definitely heard that some people don't experience this issue. Some games, like R6 Siege, use Vulkan and those won't cause it to happen for me. Others, like Fortnite and COD do. It's really weird. Anyway, the reason having a second GPU affects this is because I can have my primary GPU running only the 240hz monitor, and the secondary running my other monitors. Also, a strange fact I found out is if both cards are DirectX12 (12, earlier I said 11, oops), it doesn't matter what GPU they are. They don't have to run in SLI, they can run independently of eachother. I've seen people with a 1070 and a 1060 in one PC.
  4. Thanks for all the info. At the moment I've got a 2060 super. It's already struggling on graphically demanding games to get the framerates I want (mainly COD), so I'm not interested in offloading the power to the GPU. Also, as far as the dedicated gpu goes, I have an old AMD gpu from back in the day when they were called ATI. It's the ATI Firepro V4800. As old as it is, it still does the job. Granted it's actually worse than an Intel UHD 630... But hey, it never gave me bottleneck issues. Back when I had an old dell server pc that I bought off eBay for 200 bucks, I had an intel xeon w3505 and the V4800, rocked about 350+ FPS on Minecraft. Granted that was on a much older Minecraft, pre-1.9, but it's still a powerhouse to this day lol. Obviously the framerate was because of the CPU, but at least the GPU didn't hold it back
  5. I'll likely get one at some point, but I actually plan to use the NDI plugin for OBS. It uses my modem like an Elgato, essentially. Also, as decent as my main rig is, there are boat loads of problems I have. I'm a very competitive gamer, and so my primary monitor is 240hz. Without streaming, I can average the 180+ on modern warfare and on just about any other game I can rock 240fps+ Streaming obviously gives me a lower framerate, which is why I'd like a separate PC. Obviously, I could just upgrade my CPU, but there are other issues still. There's a problem with NVIDIA graphics cards, unless the game runs on Vulkan or something similar, where if I have other things displaying on my 60hz monitor, it will lock the game on my 240hz monitor at 60hz as well. This means that having my stream chat up or Spotify or OBS or Discord on my other monitors will really ruin my gameplay (I've used 240hz so long that anything below 144 feels like lag). This can be resolved by adding a second card to the pc (must be NVIDIA, DirectX 11+ I believe), in order to counteract this. At this point, it would make everything much simpler and easier, along with in the long run, as I upgrade my personal rig for the newer, more demanding games, to just have a separate PC that I can also upgrade as I go.
  6. Or wait. Are you suggesting I get the i3 and OC to 4.3gHz? Also, I didn't know this CPU existed lol. I would have probably used it in a few other builds I'm doing... Idk I just like ryzen for it's simplicity lol.
  7. I didn't realize that a 3.6gHz cpu could handle it. A friend of mine actually has an old amd ryzen 1400 rocking 3.6gHz and four cores, 8 threads. He would let it go for cheap. for the motherboard, no need to overclock I'm assuming, so I could rock a generic A320M. He also has a single 8gb stick of 2666 speed ram. I think I'll spend just a tiny bit more money and get the 16 gig set though, I mean it's not like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel lol. Thanks for the list!
  8. Budget (including currency): 500$ starting point, but at the moment I'm really looking at what it would cost to build one. Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Streaming. It will be part of a dual pc streaming setup. It will only handle OBS and rendering the stream. It will not run any games. It will have a few windows up for my chat and discord, of course. Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): I'll need a mouse and keyboard. Doesn't have to be anything special. I have no need for RGB goodness, as my primary PC has loads of it, lol. Probably the most I'm willing to pay for a mouse/keyboard is a cheap ReDragon clicky mechanical keyboard a Deathadder. I have two 60hz monitors for it already and a massive desk (I'll be putting the pc under the desk though to reduce sound, unless I decide to spend the extra dollar on some noctua's for the quiet. Since my current pc has an nvme drive I wouldn't mind having one in it to speed things up, but I don't plan on mass speed storage, so a 250gb nvme drive with a few tb's of Seagate barracuda drives will be plenty (I'll want to save recordings, of course).
  9. Imo, open back is better if you're in a quiet area. Check out https://www.soundguys.com/open-back-vs-closed-back-headphones-12179/
  10. Looks bad. Flipping up the microphone doesn't look right on stream, it makes things look out of place. That's why you rarely see "structured" streamers with a mic on the side of their headphones.
  11. I looked over it, appears to be a great set of headphones. Unfortunately I forgot to add one thing to my post: No microphone. I'm looking at the Sennheisser HD 518's right now, I'll be checking around that pricepoint. Otherwise the Game One's appear to be perfect. I like the fabric earmuffs a lot.
  12. The title says the majority of it. I'm looking for some nice headphones that are great for competitive gaming (as in picking up footsteps) and are built to last. One of the main features I'd like to have is a well-made cable with a significant length. I don't mind going wireless, but only if it's a very low latency. My current headphones are Astro A10's. I absolutely LOVE them, or at least did while they were working properly. The cable has a thick, rubbery outside that doesn't get tangled, it's about 6 foot 3 inches (which is barely enough, I would much prefer 8 foot + if possible). It has a volume knob on it as well. I love having a volume knob on the cable, however often times, the volume knob will cause issues down the line. LR audio becomes unbalanced at max volume, and I have to really push the volume knob up as hard as I can to balance it, or turn it down a ways to get it to balance, and then I can't hear it well, but then I can sometimes bring it back up again to normal (max volume) and it will be balanced again. It's a bit of a struggle, lol. I also want them to look decent, and as much as I love rgb, that's NOT what I'm looking for. I'd rather people see that I've got good quality headphones and think, "Hey, he knows his stuff, maybe I should stick around" rather than, "Ew, he's retarded. He has garbage headphones just because he thinks they look cool but in reality they hurt my eyes. I'm out this B". Budget: I'm willing to stretch a bit. It really depends on the quality of the headphones. If I see some really good reviews online, along with the perks I'm looking for, I'll be into spending a bit more. For a start, I'd like to spend less than 150$, but I will stretch it to 250$, but only if it's ABSOLUTELY necessary to make them tick all the boxes. Also, at the moment I do not have a sound board/mixer or what have you. My microphone is a USB Blue Yeti. It's highly unlikely I could switch to a mixer with my price limit, but I would be willing to boost the budget to 300$ if I can have a decent board I won't regret buying later on, with 6.35mm headphones that still tick at least most of the boxes, so that later on I can get a proper XLR microphone. +1 Great quality +1 Great sound, especially for footsteps +1 Will last a very long time (more than a year, long-term) +1 Look decent. +10000000 OVER EAR!!! +1 Volume knob (but only if reviews show that it won't affect the headphones long-term) +1 decently priced. +100 NO microphone. At the moment, I'm very much interested in this: Sennheiser HD518 https://bit.ly/31mxn5Y AT2035 https://amzn.to/3idSUEI Headphone AMP https://amzn.to/3fuathT Mixer (1 mic input) https://amzn.to/2PuLLUe Microphone Cable https://bit.ly/33u6pvE Microphone Stand https://bit.ly/2ENgE3U Obviously, I'd only pick up the HD518's for now, and pick up the other parts as I go. Any input?
  13. Thanks for all the info everyone!
  14. I'm having a difficult time finding what I'm searching for. I'm interested in ordering a really good pair of headphones. I spent about 20 bucks on a pair of Astro A10's. They are amazing. They cloth earpads are extremely comfortable, and I can hear footsteps loud and clear where others can't, and I'm known for having terrible hearing. I don't need a microphone, in fact I would much prefer it to not have one or to have the ability to take off the microphone and store it in a drawer or something, out of the way. I would also like it to be wireless. If possible, I really like Logitech gear and it's nice to only have one program for all my gear. That's basically all I want, very comfortable, (I love cloth earpads), good for hearing footsteps, no/removable mic, preferably Logitech, and I'd like it to look fairly decent as I plan to stream with it. RGB is always a huge plus as far as I'm concerned, I can't get enough of it Oh, and my budget is around 150$ or lower, if possible. Thanks!
  15. Trying to get 60 FPS on Rainbow Six Siege, as high settings as I can! Here's what I've got so far, My maximum budget is 500, obviously this list is at 515$ right now (ish), that is the most headroom I can take. Thanks! I don't need a lot of space, I just plan to play Rainbow Six Siege and do a little YouTube watching. I don't plan to stream or anything like that at the moment. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $68.98 @ Newegg Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg Storage Plextor M8VG 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $39.26 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.94 @ Amazon Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GAMING X Video Card $153.27 @ Newegg Case HEC HX210 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg Power Supply SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ B&H Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $513.40 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-15 12:27 EDT-0400