Tips and suggestions on a new Gaming/ Streaming PC

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#1 Edited by Choi (703 posts) -

Hi duders and dudettes,

I would really appreciate feedback on a couple of new PC's I'm buying considering it's a pretty hefty sum I'll be spending and that I really don't know much about the current hardware except the bare minimum.

About a year a go I dipped my toes into streaming and REALLY, REALLY enjoyed it- so with this new PC I'm definitely looking to optimize the build for it as much as possible. Also, I don't know if it would be smart to use my CURRENT PC (maybe upgrade it a little bit) and use it in a 2 PC STREAMING setup.

The other new PC will be for my wife, just for gaming (mostly MMOs, and a couple of newer games that we may play together).

Before I start a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • I live in Germany
  • I really don't feel comfortable assembling the PC myself (but if there is a much better deal if I buy parts and assemble it alone, I might be convinced to give it a shot, better not though)
  • I don't need any periphery

My Current PC (for possible 2 PC Streaming setup- for encoding):

  • AMD FX-6300, 6x 3500 MHz
  • MSI 760GM-P23 (FX), Sockel AM3+, AMD 760G Chipsatz
  • 8192 MB DDR3-RAM, 1600 MHz
  • 1000 GB, Seagate®/Toshiba/WD®, SATA
  • 120 GB SSD Samsung 840 Evo (540 MB/s | 410 MB/s)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 2048 MB GDDR5, VGA, DVI, HDMI

Streaming/Gaming PC: 1.070€ (1264.78 $)

  • Intel Core i7 7700 4x 3.6GHz
  • GeForce GTX1060 6144MB
  • Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2V
  • 16GB DDR4 PC-2400
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1000GB HDD
  • Win 10 Home

Good Current Gaming PC for my wife: 837€ (989.36 $)

  • Intel Core i7 7700 4x 3.6GHz
  • Palit GeForce GTX1050 StormX 2048MB
  • Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2V
  • 8GB DDR4 PC2133
  • 1000GB HDD
  • Win 10 Home

ANY feedback would be great and if you have any tips, tricks and suggestions how to improve the streaming setup even further would be great! (Staying in the relative price range of course) A better network card maybe? Better, faster or crazier main storage etc.

Thank you all very much! Kisses on the cheek! :*

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#2 Posted by Choi (703 posts) -

Anyone? :(

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#3 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1679 posts) -

I would check AMD Ryzen lineup. They might have better Stream+Game performance (at least for price range). Also get good power source - difference in price between mediocre and really good are usually very small.

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#4 Posted by Choi (703 posts) -

@charlie_victor_bravo: Yeah, I always had a hunch power sources are probably the most overlooked components of people who aren't so knowledgeable in hardware (just like me).
I've noticed everyone is putting Ryzens in their new PC builds (Tested and Techsource just to name a few) but I'm still not sure if that's the right option for me- especially because I'd like to try and use my current PC for the encoding in a 2 PC Setup.

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