Competition The PC Gamer Best PC Builds - $1000 Streaming and Gaming Build

Page 3 - Love gaming? Join the PC Gamer community to share that passion with gamers all around the world!

What is the best streaming and gaming build for $1000 or less?

  • Moar Frames by logainofhades

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • Killstreak

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Mini Ninja by e-man1864

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Hitless by PandaPandaPanda

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Sagittaron by Voodoo

    Votes: 4 26.7%

  • Total voters
    15
Status
Not open for further replies.
Apr 27, 2020
1
1
10
"Streamers Solution"

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA 400 W ATX Power Supply ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $994.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-27 10:17 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 27, 2020
2
1
10
Medium-sized Streamer

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($140.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1005.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-27 16:05 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 27, 2020
1
1
10
Build name - ConcreteRig

$ 999.93 without shipping

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($78.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.19 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1002.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-27 21:27 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 27, 2020
3
3
10
Mar 11, 2020
20
17
15
The NVENC Streamer:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite V3 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-28 12:15 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff

logainofhades

Moderator
Jan 2, 2020
51
57
120
Moar Frames

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400R 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power A55 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($30.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec GX202 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.77 @ Amazon)
Base Total:$995.51


Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-28 14:24 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 29, 2020
1
1
10
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card ($356.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart BX1 RGB 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.94 @ Amazon)
Total: $996.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 20:15 EDT-0400
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 29, 2020
2
1
15
Cubic Dynamo

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($85.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $988.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-30 13:06 EDT-0400
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 29, 2020
1
1
15
"Of Course I Still Love You"

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($329.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: GAMDIAS KRATOS P1 G 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Capture Card: Razer Ripsaw HD ($149.99 @ GameStop)
Total: $1000.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-30 00:23 EDT-0400

Minus $6.99 shipping, total is $993.69

5700 is dual BIOS, flashable to XT.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 30, 2020
1
1
10
Codename Diadem - notes at the bottom

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: GAMDIAS TALOS E1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($75.45 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $993.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-30 07:00 EDT-0400

To begin, there is a vast difference in components for gaming, and components optimized for streaming. Important to find balance between both and which ones to use here and why. Fortunately, $1k leaves some wiggle room to take a regular 500$ build, and replace some key parts to make this a definite winner for everyone.

I would like to add that for anything less than the $2k build project, adding a capture card to your build is not cost effective, and with a single PC streaming setup, it is not required. Properly configuring OBS on a system with good components will negate the need for a second PC to stream.

Normally I build intel based computers, but AMD with its lower TDP, low cost, and sky high performance in gaming and instruction rich computing makes the Ryzen series chips more of a bang for buck value over comparable i7 procs. I can’t build a system that smacks frames in game and on stream at the price point with intel chips. That’s reality.

I may not be familiar with AMD architecture, but I am with NVIDIA’s Turing Architecture - the feature that singlehandedly takes command of encoding ops from the CPU, sitting just alongside the GPU on its PCB. THE CHEAPEST card to do it right now is the GTX1600 series of cards. They come in smaller form factors for small pc builders, but pack all the goodness of their larger counterparts. Easily the most expensive thing in a budget build, the 1600 had me under budget big time, so if this is to be a streaming computer, I made the choice to swap that card out with a known budget favorite of mine, the RTX 2060 super. What it lacks in SLi capability, it makes up in having RTX tech, way under the price range of these cards upon initial release, and also has Display Port out, which for 4K Native monitors it is the better choice over HDMI, but not the best choice as some monitors connect by USB 3 type-C (4800Mb/s data xfer) - and as for 4K, I may have struggled with the 1600...but there is no struggle with the RTX.

Hope I win :) some of the more recent choices I had in mind are not listed on Part Picker.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 1, 2020
1
1
10
I call this The Executor


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU750 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $997.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 02:47 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 1, 2020
2
1
15
Baller on a Budget

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart BX1 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $997.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 10:50 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 29, 2020
2
1
10
Phreestyle

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.76 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($253.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA B5 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $995.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 15:53 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 2, 2020
19
13
15
Yellow Submarine 999 Build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 55 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA 750 W ATX Power Supply ($63.81 @ Walmart)
Custom:AVerMedia - Live Gamer HD 2 PC Capture Card ($139.99)
Total: $999.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 09:43 EDT-0400


Thank you.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Feb 2, 2020
16
4
15
Streaminator

A $1,000 budget gaming rig capable of playing and streaming 4k games.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($105.74 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($329.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 55 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart BX1 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Custom: AVerMedia - Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $992.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 14:26 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Jan 30, 2020
8
1
15
Ladybug

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair VS 550 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.71 @ Amazon)

Base Total (without shipping): $999.42

Total: $1006.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 15:20 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
Apr 21, 2020
5
1
15
While i went over the budget with 2k budget due to some error when I last edited my build i decided to make something better.


The Second Order Zen

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card ($369.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $998.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 16:29 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 2, 2020
4
1
15
The Runner

Got to go all AMD with this build. This system is good to go for streaming, or net running.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Total: $956.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 16:14 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 2, 2020
4
1
15
Name: Wow, much Stream
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB TUF Gaming X3 EVO OC Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Custom: Razer Ripsaw HD Game Capture Card ($159.99)
Total: $1005.31 -6.99 shipping
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 18:04 EDT-0400

This was a pretty hard build to meet the requirements actually but its fun to poke around to get it to work.
The inclusion of the capture card drops the GPU performance so its hard to hit 4k at the same time.
The 5600XT is the closest GPU that can run close to 60FPS 4k while dropping the system memory to two 8GB sticks to make use of the dual channel configuration.
500GB of SSD storage is pretty much the bare minimum you can get away with nowadays with OS space and if we're streaming, you may want to save a VOD or two....just not at full resolution lol..

The price shows over budget because one of the items included shipping.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 3, 2020
2
1
10
My entry

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.00 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1001.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-05 03:01 EDT-0400
 
  • Like
Reactions: JSimenhoff
May 2, 2020
2
1
10

JSimenhoff

Community Manager
Staff member
Nov 25, 2019
78
136
220
Questions:

1) So.. a PC that can do all of i) stream from devices other than itself (hence capture card?), ii) that can game in 4k, and iii) can also stream its own games (resolution unspecified)? Yes?

2) How - realistically - do we handle capture cards with partpicker?

Because there are 2 ways that I can see, neither of which seems very good.

Either they need to be added as manually created custom parts. Which is a PITA for anyone not a US resident trying to find USA prices/stock - and is probably not ideal for checking entries either...

Or, you google the part name and the words "pc partpicker" and hope it has an entry, with stock, and prices.

Many don't, like the Razer Ripsaw - which has 2 entries (A and B) but no prices or stock. Though a quick check on US websites (ones I can get to pretend I live in the US without a VPN...) suggests it's widely out of stock anyway.

The only ones that I could find info for easily were three Elgato ones (A, B, C), two of which don't do 4k passthrough (a problem given the 4k gaming requirement here? - the updated version that does do 4k passthrough isn't on PCPartpicker) and the 3rd costing $400 or 40% of the entire budget.

Edit: Eventually found another option. But the method doesn't seem smooth here. And took a heck of a long time.
I missed this feedback. I will do better next time. If I do not respond to you please feel free to PM me. This goes for anyone as well! I'm always available there and rarely miss it.

The idea with the streaming capture card is that it allows you to stream any and everything, like say footage from your Switch or a classic gaming console. We wanted this build to be the ideal foundation to build your starter streaming studio from.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Oussebon and setlec
Apr 24, 2020
12
2
15
PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: MSI BCCCC450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($112.99@ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99@ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Custom: Ryzen 1600 12nm ($85.00)
Total: $998.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-20 22:10 EDT-0400

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card ($41.99 @ Newegg)
May want to fix that.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY