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 Post subject: Looking to Seamlessly Stream & Render Videos
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:10 pm 
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Hey all,

Before we get into things, this will be my 1st time building a PC as I've only done upgrades before. I'm a console gamer (XBOX 360) using an Elgato Game Capture HD and would like to start recording, editing, and rendering videos for YouTube as well as streaming to Twitch but I'm going to need a rig to do so and I need your help.

Any and all feedback is appreciated!

Location
Tampa, Florida, US

Budget Range: $700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Videos (Recording, Editing, Rendering, etc.), Streaming, Light Gaming (Minecraft, Garry's Mod, etc.), General Use, etc.

Overclocking
Maybe, have not overclocked before but am open to it.

Additional Comments
PC not necessarily used for gaming, mainly to create content and for general use.

Seems the most difficult decision, for me at least, is choosing between:
  • AMD FX-8320
  • Intel Core i7-4770/4770K
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230/1240 V3

To my understanding 8GB of RAM is plentiful, correct?
Interested in SSD (not required) and a minimum of 1TB HDD (required).
Other concerns would include temperature regulation, sufficient power supply, etc.

Thanks, Marv


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to Seamlessly Stream & Render Videos
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:13 am 
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Just a suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($27.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: $767.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 11:10 EST-0500)

All on newegg so it's cheaper. No monitor added or SSD. Maybe if you drop the 3Tb drive for a 2Tb, you can have money for a 120Gb SSD. If you got a microcenter nearby, you can usually get good deals. I hear AMD octocore is good for rendering.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to Seamlessly Stream & Render Videos
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:27 am 
Little Foot
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Do you know which program you'll use to edit videos, or just planning on using Elgato's software? Unless you're running some exotic $$$ multi-threaded/core program, you're going to start seeing diminishing returns with your budget. I don't think you'll get much benefit out of the Xeon, the AMD or i7 are fine, building on an i5 4670K might be your best bang-for-buck. Make sure you have a 64-bit OS and software programs to take advantage of the extra RAM, and even then, there's not a guarantee your render program will actually use it. Going with AMD might be cheaper to build, but will definitely use more power and run hotter, likewise if using AMD over nVidia for gaming, assuming you're not using the CPU's built in graphics.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to Seamlessly Stream & Render Videos
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:05 am 
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There's an agreement going around that the AMD FX platform is pretty good for streaming. And usually the streaming stuff will save your video somewhere anyway. But it's a tossup between that or a Core i5 in terms of price/performance


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