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I'm thinking about building a pc just for streaming, i have an elgato hd60pro and i wonder what i would need to make it work, would an i5-3570k with 8gb ram do the trick? or does it require something more fancy?

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8 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

well, something fancier would work much better, but shadowplay exists too. you know that?

i know that but i prefer using obs and i would like to use my elgato instead of just having it and letting it collect dust. i already have a good pc for gaming so i thought something cheap like an old i5 could run obs and the stream stuff

 

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it's pretty common for "not-so-big-time" streamers to recycle their old gaming rig as their new streaming rig as they refresh setup.

 

if the cpu's good enough to run games, it'll be good enough for streaming at a somewhat decent quality too.

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8 minutes ago, manikyath said:

it's pretty common for "not-so-big-time" streamers to recycle their old gaming rig as their new streaming rig as they refresh setup.

 

if the cpu's good enough to run games, it'll be good enough for streaming at a somewhat decent quality too.

Exactly what I did.

 

You can even use OBS-NDI to stream the output over your local network, make sure you are wired in tho.

This has a small impact on the gaming PC, but barely noticeable.

 

What you need

  1. Gaming PC
  2. PC with an Quad-Core from the last 4 will do nicely at 720P 60FPS or 1080P 30FPS
  3. Wired 1Gbit connection between the two of them and to your router.
  4. OBS NDI a tad hard to setup, but once you get the hang of it it's actually smooth as butter.

That's how I streamed, avoiding much of the artifacting & lowering/dropping my FPS.

When the PC is acting up haunted,

who ya gonna call?
"Monotone voice" : A local computer store.

*Terrible joke I know*

 

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If you already have the components for the second pc, sure. If not it's probably not going to be worth it. Can you justify the investment for the audience size you have? 

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The i5 3570K is likely to work if you don't go too hardcore on the settings.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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1 hour ago, Arika S said:

If you already have the components for the second pc, sure. If not it's probably not going to be worth it. Can you justify the investment for the audience size you have? 

it's more of a fun thing to do.. not really justified by the audience ?

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14 hours ago, smiles rising said:

I'm thinking about building a pc just for streaming, i have an elgato hd60pro and i wonder what i would need to make it work, would an i5-3570k with 8gb ram do the trick? or does it require something more fancy?

OBS and encoding/transcoding itself is a CPU hungry task. Modern CPUs preferably with many cores are the best bet. I selv have a dual socket system i use for streaming and it's blazing!

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