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Upgrading for streaming capabilities

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been gaming on my PC for about a year. I want to start streaming but don't have a powerful enough CPU to do it. It was a semi budget PC at the time.  I still want to save as much money as possible. In order to game and stream on the same PC, should I get an 8700 or an 8700k? If the 8700 is enough, then that's that. The issue is that my current motherboard can't overclock the 8700k because it's not the proper type for that. So if I wanted the 8700k, i would also need a whole new motherboard (and proper CPU cooler) as well.

 

8700 = $300+(100~150 for CPU cooler) = ~$450 for upgrades

8700k = $370 + $150 (CPU cooler) + $150(motherboard?) = $670 for upgrades


I don't play any super demanding games: destiny 2, fifa, fortnite, minecraft, random steam games etc. 

 

Current:

i3-8100 (stock cooler)

1050ti

8gb ram

gigabyte b360 hd3

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Grab an 8700 since you can't oc the 8700k anyways. Also just get a cheap $20 raijintek aidos/deepcool gammaxx 400 instead of spending $100 on a high-end cooler.


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2 other things I would consider upgrading, a) the RAM 8GB is hardly enough for you to run a game and a streaming program at the same time, and b) the GPU to a 16 or 20 series GPU so that you can take advantage of the Nvidia's updated Nvenc encoder.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, hello_there_123 said:

Damn, $150 for a cpu cooler?!?!?!? 

yeah, poor research on my part for that specifically..... was only looking at relatively fancy ones....

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

2 other things I would consider upgrading, a) the RAM 8GB is hardly enough for you to run a game and a streaming program at the same time, and b) the GPU to a 16 or 20 series GPU so that you can take advantage of the Nvidia's updated Nvenc encoder.

16gb RAM? I think a 16 or 20 series GPU is out of my range for now

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Just now, Mai said:

16gb RAM? I think a 16 or 20 series GPU is out of my range for now

Yeah 16 should be enough. (P.S. the 1650 does NOT include the new Nvenc encoder, so if you do go this route get at least a 1660)


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4 tiny budget, spend like this :

$300 -- i7 8700

$25 -- raijintek aidos

$65 -- add 8GB RAM more

 

then you ready to go.

 

you don't need premium cooler for non OC processor, at 20-40 bucks price range, some of that have a good quality.

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47 minutes ago, hello_there_123 said:

Damn, $150 for a cpu cooler?!?!?!? 

I mean if one wants to OC a 9900K to kingdom come, you kinda need something in that ballpark tbh

 

But if its a 8700....well at least the NZXT Kraken X62 will keep it really really cool?


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