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Need some suggestions.....

adamboyce556

9 months ago

Hey there. Starting a new build soon, im gonna be gaming on it, but I’m looking to do streaming. I’m on a very tight budget ($1000 CAD) not including a monitor. Detail level is not an issue, will be on 1080p 75hz so my gpu is not over the top. Any suggestions what I should use? I don’t have a preference for brand, either AMD/Intel works, any motherboard I don’t care. Just need a cpu that either has QSV or good h.264 support.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

There are a few approaches to dealing with the streaming workload.

  1. Offload to the GPU's fixed function video encoder. Nvidia shadow-play or AMD Relive. These encoders can also typically be exposed and utilized in software like OBS.

  2. Offload to an Intel CPU's integrated GPU fixed function video encoder. Quick-Sync. This can also be exposed as an option in software like OBS.

  3. Use software based H.264 encoding, which requires a fair bit of CPU muscle to muster, but can, when configured properly, achieve much better video quality, especially when dealing with tight bandwidth restrictions.


Option 3 is preferred if you can afford to throw enough CPU at the problem. Years ago this wasn't really feasible on budget builds but with Ryzen things have changed. I don't know whether your budget needs to include peripherals and OS or not, but if not, it may be pretty feasible to get a Ryzen 7 into the build, which handles CPU based encoding very well while gaming.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $239.00 @ Powertop
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Powertop
Motherboard MSI - B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $108.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - ULTIMATE SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.88 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card $229.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Case Thermaltake - Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $992.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 00:20 EST-0500

A deal like that on the 1800X won't last. Snag it while you can.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Had my eyes on that 1800x already. I’ve never actually heard of powertop tho, is it an okay seller? I mean for $279 I don’t care about customer support at all as long as I get it

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know anything about the re-seller.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

2600 would be the best buy for 75 hz

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