Building My New Streaming PC

– Hey, guys, this is Austin and today we’re building a streaming PC. So we’ve done a lot of gaming
PC builds over the years but something you guys
have always asked for is a dedicated streaming box and what we’re going to be doing today actually has three different criteria. So first of all we need a computer that can actually play games. The idea here is that not only do we wanna be able to stream from this, but we also wanna be able
to play the games on it and stream all from a single PC. The second criteria is, well, it actually has to be good at streaming. So my goal my goal is to be able to play at 1080p 60 and
to be able to stream to places YouTube Gaming
and Twitch at 1080p 60. Thirdly, we actually need to be able to stream from other
consoles as well as record. So a lot of times when we’re doing videos, especially when we’re not even
going to do livestreaming, we need to get some gameplay from stuff like a PS4 or even some older consoles and right now we have to
pull out another laptop, a bunch of capture equipment,
it’s kind of a pain. However, with this PC in
addition to be able to stream, we are also going to be
able to capture gameplay. So let’s actually see what
we’ve got for the system. So these are the brand new AMD second generation Ryzen processors. Now AMD was awesome enough to actually hook us up with this to
be able to do a video on but there’s a actually a lot of reasons why you might wanna pick
up a Ryzen processor for a build like this. You guys will probably be familiar with first generation Ryzen. So this came out last year and it really kind of
changed the desktop PC scene. However, with the second generation AMD Ryzen seven desktop processors it’s going to be, well,
just a little bit better. To be honest, it’s not
gonna be a huge difference but what we should expect is
a little bit more performance for about the same price, so who’s going to complain about that? First of all we have Ryzen 5 2600X. So this is going to be the
six core 12 thread processor or we can go all out with
Ryzen 7, this is going to– (clears throat) This is going to be the
eight core 16 thread part which we are going to be using
for this streaming build. Now to go along with the Ryzen processors, we also have this giant Velcro box? (chuckles) I love that AMD goes completely all out on their press kits. We also get the Asus ROG
Crosshair 7 Hero, which is going to be another
X470 motherboard and judging by the heft,
this is a (chuckles), gonna be a big one and last but not least, we have a kit of GSKILL SniperX, which is going to be 16 gigs at DDR3400, so something actually that
is important to keep in mind with Ryzen processors is
that memory is important. For the most part, most
memory’s going to be compatible but faster memory is
actually going to make a fairly sizeable difference. Whereas a lot of times on an Intel chip, it’s gonna be a small thing. It’s mostly like going
from single to dual channel but with Ryzen, this kind of fast stuff actually does make a big difference. So fast forward a bit and
we have the completed build ready to go and as you can
see, there’s a lot of RGB. Now, to be totally honest with you, I think once we actually get this a little bit more dialed in, I’m probably gonna get it
a little bit less flashy but it looks good on camera
and that’s the important part. So this is the Corsair 570X case. Now the main star of the show here really is going to be the tempered glass. So not only do we have a glass side panel but the top, the rear,
as well as the front are all completely made out of (knocking)
tempered glass. And I’ve gotta say, especially
paired with all the RGB and the thankfully pretty
decent looking cable management, thanks to the actual room in the case, I think it looks pretty nice. Take off the side panel
and what you’ll see is that the case actually
is not going to be too busy inside, I mean, seriously, with a build like this normally I would want to go for something
like an all-in-one loop or even like just a bigger air cooler but considering that
this comes in the box, I really have no complaints. It’s going to be more than
enough for what we need. So in addition to that
Asus Crosshair motherboard as well as the 16 gigs of G Skill memory we also do have an EVGA GTX 1070. Now because this is going to be a streaming setup that
is aimed at 1080p gaming and I had a 1070 laying around and didn’t want to have to
go buy a 1080 or something, I think this should be
more than good enough and as you guys will see
here in a little bit, for gaming performance at 1080, this has more than enough power. For storage, we have a 500
gigabyte Samsung 960 Evo SSD. Now as an entry drive, it’s going to give us
plenty of performance and 500 gigs should be
enough for our games, for Windows, programs,
and that kind of stuff with plenty of overhead but on top of that because we are going to be doing a lot of gameplay
recordings with this guy, we do also have in the back a four terabyte WD Black hard drive. Now, this is where all the
recordings are going to live at least until we actually
need to go edit it and then we’re gonna use USB to sort of dump it out to the editing PC. As far as actual capture goes, that should be pretty much all we need. Now, down here the only
thing that is not black, and matte, and RGB, and cool is our Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K. Now this is just simply
an internal capture card. So, around back we have
a pair of HDMI ports as well as we have a
multitude of analog inputs so if we do wanna hook
up an older console, we can record with this
guy but the idea here is that we actually have a single system that is going to be able to
not only capture gameplay that we’re actually playing on the system, but we can capture from
those external consoles, PCs, pretty much whatever else we have. This entire setup is being powered by a 1000 watt Corsair RM1000. Now 1000 watt power
supply is wild overkill for this system considering it’s probably gonna be pulling well less than 500 watts, however, I had it lying around and so it had the nice modular cables and, you know, why not? No, no, I have real reasons. When we upgrade to another 1070 and overclock the Ryzen processor, I’m never gonna do any of this. It’s gonna be totally fine stock because I’m literally just
needing to place of a 1080. I just like the idea of making it more RGBed and more ridiculous when really I’m trying to be conservative and build something that’s reasonable. So first up we have an
easy one, Rocket League. And, of course, here at
1080p on max settings we’re getting a solid
220 frames per second. So, you know, it’s gonna be playable but importantly we also do
have support for ShadowPlay. So with a single keyboard command we can get a nice, clean
recording of the gameplay as well. Of course, we can also stream it too but plenty of performance
for a game like this. So while we wait for PUBG to update, like it always need to do
when I need to film a video, this actually is a good time
to talk a little bit about why I’m using Ryzen 7 as opposed to a lower end Ryzen or
something like a Core i5 or i7 and that is entirely due to the fact that we’ve got eight cores
and 16 threads to work with. Now, we can definitely
get away with a lot less if we were just doing gaming but the idea that we’re going to be streaming
or recording on top of that the extra head room does
make a big difference. As you can see we have, well, it’s just nice to look at lots of threads. So, now that PUBG has been updated, what we’re getting here
is, as you’d expect, a pretty solid experience. So, again, 1080p ultra settings. Right now just running around
this little prison yard, we’re getting a solid
100 frames per second and this actually is
a good time to mention that I am playing on a
higher refresh rate monitor. Not that that really matters for streaming but it actually does make
it a little bit better for, well, you know, playing the game. This is the ultimate camouflage,
being naked in the desert. (laughing) They’ll never see me coming. Next up, we have Fortnite
because what else would we be playing in 2018? So, I’ve got full epic settings at 1080p and we’re averaging around
100 frames per second. What’s different this time
is that we are streaming at the same time so this
is the exact same feed on YouTube Gaming and it’s going to be a full 1080p 60 frame. You can see it’s gonna be
maybe a few seconds delayed but it’s actually a surprisingly
clean looking signal. We’re really not going to
be losing a lot of quality while still getting a super playable game and that’s really the beauty
of a system like this. So if I was going to be a
hardcore dedicated streamer, I would have a separate PC to be able to get the maximum
performance out of the one that I’m using to play the game but the performance
overhead really isn’t bad with a system like this. We have plenty of cores, we have a more than powerful enough GPU, which means that I can
easily play the game, stream it all at once, and not really see any kind of serious performance penalty. So that is our brand new streaming PC. As always, I’ll have links
to everything we used in the description of this video. You may want to make some changes, like a different power supply, considering that that’s total overkill. But for the most part I actually do think this is going to be a
pretty reasonable set up and I’m excited to get some
streaming going in the future. Anyway, guys, thank you
so much for watching and I will catch you in the next one.

100 thoughts on “Building My New Streaming PC

  1. Could I do this exact build but with a asus crosshair 6 ( vi) instead of a 7 ..also I ordered the crosshair 6 with a Rayzen 7 2700x ..will I need to update the bios BEFORE installing the cpu?

  2. So I am building a new PC in January, and I will be using my old rig to be my main streaming PC and my new one will be for gaming. It's an i7 4790k, 16gbs of Cordair vengeance ram, a GTX 970 and a 500GB SSD a f 1TB. I am thinking of doing the PCI Elgato capture card. Do you think I will have any issues with it?

  3. I'm sorry but streaming is not demanding I have an i3-8300 and a 1050 Ti 4gb whole rig around $800 and I can stream games like pub g at 1080 80fps easy it's not demanding

  4. I'm starting a gaming channel soon and trying to find a good gaming computer. So, this computer is better than cyberpower?

  5. What are the settings that you used in this video to game and stream on the same PC with in OBS studio or streamlabs obs

  6. nvidia shield can play all the retro games you want . 500 gb pro edtion gives you enough room to store alot of games . alot less money too . why waste money on this junk ?

  7. How's about you build a $600 budget dedicated console streaming pc for console gamers seeing as most pc gamers use a pc to play and stream

  8. Would it be viable to make this exact streaming pc with year old or more parts if I want to become a streamer? I say year old because this video was posted a year ago.

  9. 1:49 that awkward nerd's attempt of being funny. besides these lame puns and try hards, the video was very informational and a good watch

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