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Which build? New or used 8700K RTX 2080

TLDR; which build for streaming and video editing? 1080p or 1440p Ultra 144Hz, but might go 240Hz. No dips below 60 FPS.

 

$1200 used - i7 8700K, Asus Turbo RTX 2080 (single fan blower style), 1TB SSD SATA, Geil 16GB 2400MHz RAM, no brand (cyberpower?) 800w 80+ Gold PSU, MSI Z370 A-Pro mobo

 

OR what new self build up to $1500? Better CPU, RAM with cheaper GPU? AMD?

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Which for streaming and video editing? (Twitch/YT)

So it needs to handle running recording software (OBS, El Gato) or running multiple background apps while streaming and still getting decent frames gaming (not below 60 FPS).

 

Will only game at 1080p or maybe 1440p 144Hz, on high-ultra settings. May get a 240Hz monitor tho.

 

I can get a legit good deal on a 2 month old pre built for only $1200

i7 8700k, Asus Turbo RTX 2080 (single fan blower style), 1TB SSD (SATA), Geil 16GB 2400MHz RAM, off brand (cyberpower?) 800w 80+ Gold PSU, MSI Z370 A-Pro mobo

 

Good deal for the 2080, I know, but is that set up (8700k, 2400 MHz RAM) good enough for streaming/editing? Or am I better off with a better CPU, RAM and cheaper GPU? I think a 2060 would still get enough frames?

 

Was thinking i9 9900k and RTX 2060, but that would end up at least $1600 and still likely need to put more into cooling the i9.
I've never used AMD before or know much about their parts, but I am open to using them. Ryzen 2700x or Threadripper? Don't know much about their GPUs price to performance vs Nvidia cards.

 

I'm leaning toward the used build then resell it or upgrade parts later when Ryzen releases Navi, 3000 series CPUs, etc., if they are as good and cheap as they are hyped up to be.

 

Guess my budget is around $1500, but saving would be nice. Mainly care about stream quality, and bearable framerates, and can deal with bit slower workflow of editing process.

I'm in the US. Don't care about looks (RGB, matching colors, etc). Mainly play R6 Siege and ARMA 3, but will get into most trending titles soon. Editing software still not sure between Vegas or Premiere.


I do know how to build my own PC, but not too knowledgeable on all these new parts, specs, benchmarks, etc. so just looking for build suggestions

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Thanks! Warranties should be good still (3 year Cyberpower warranty). The guy I would get it from has the receipt and is willing to help if anything goes wrong with it.

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Alright, just found out streaming with nvenc or quicksync will prevent the CPU taxing that I was primarily concerned about. I need a PC now, so the pre built is what I will probably get. Anxious for the new AMD releases though.

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Got better info on the pre built. PSU, mobo and RAM were slightly better quality than I thought, but unfortunately the 2080 is actually a Asus Turbo, which is a single fan blower card (mid tower ATX case, Phanteks P400) and not founders edition like I thought, so might not cool/OC as well, and I hear the turbo also gets loud. For my needs I shouldn't need to work the GPU too hard.

 

Still get it?

Any chance a better AIB 2070 could OC faster than this Asus Turbo 2080 OC'd? (More FPS).

Or are both overkill for my needs and I can get away with a 2060 or 1660Ti and save a couple-few hundred?

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26 minutes ago, BEASTIN said:

but unfortunately the 2080 is actually a Asus Turbo, which is a single fan blower card

you can spend 60-100$ extra to change the blower with a nzxt g12 bracket and an AIO for the 2080 and you re good to go.

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