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Should I go for a gpu for my old PC for streaming

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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

i'd say try it and see if it has issues. if it does you can go look for upgrades, but if it's fine as it is there's no need. 

If he means also buying a capture card and trying to use the old PC for streaming it's likely not worth it.

I was having a core 2 quad PC ,now I got a gaming laptop Acer helios  so can I use the old PC for streaming on to twitch , by using you encoding so should I buy a gpu for that , I want to stream for 720p 60 fps

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1 minute ago, Sahil Kumar said:

 

Probably not worth any effort

 

what's the hardware in the laptop?

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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i'd say try it and see if it has issues. if it does you can go look for upgrades, but if it's fine as it is there's no need. 

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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

i'd say try it and see if it has issues. if it does you can go look for upgrades, but if it's fine as it is there's no need. 

If he means also buying a capture card and trying to use the old PC for streaming it's likely not worth it.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1988680-broadcasting-with-two-computers

this might help you decide if it's worth it. You definitely don't need a new GPU.

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Just now, Streetguru said:

If he means also buying a capture card and trying to use the old PC for streaming it's likely not worth it.

well it depends what kind of core 2 quad it is, but 720p 60fps isn't too heavy for cpu encoding... if it's a high end one like a Q9650 it might be able to handle it smoothly. if the OP already has a way of capturing stuff from the laptop that is. 

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