Here are my SPECS:
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Formula
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K OC to 4.6 GHz
RAM: 16GB RAM – 4 x 4 Corsair Vengeance
Storage: 500 GB Samsung EVO Pro SSD 2TB Hitachi
GPUs: GE Force TITAN X Pascal 12 GB EVGA
GeForce GTX 780 ACX FTW 3 GB (Physics)
PSU: 1000 w EVGA SuperNova P2
Monitors: 1 PG279Q 165 hz ROG Swift
I built this rig a few years ago and given the recent Ryzen developments- I thought an upgrade was necessary.
I recently started exploring streaming on Youtube and Twitch. Although my rig is a capable gaming system, I did notice some shortfalls with streaming. Mainly, my CPU, even overclocked with Gigabit internet, can hit some stutters here and there. Basically, I need a little more horsepower in the CPU dynamic to stream most titles at a reasonable 720p 60 fps.
I like Intel products, but the CPU prices in the last couple of years are ludicrous. $1600 for a 6950X is insanity- but I actually contemplated possibly investing in this CPU for streaming and Content creation. Gaming is also important to me.
I am not a fan of dual PC stream set-ups merely for the logistics of setup, doubling possible issues/problems, and cost. A single PC solution is more plausible for myself, which would still be costly, but a little more manageable if contained within a high-end single PC.
Since a single PC solution seems possible, I was considering investing the money into building a more capable rig. Upgrading my MOBO, RAM, and CPU into my current rig is my plan.
The 5960X, 6900K, and even the 6950X seemed like my next logical choices, until Ryzen emerged…….. I am thinking an 1800X CPU, AM4 MOBO, and 32 GB RAM would all cost less then a single 8 core Intel CPU, and half of the cost of just the 6950X CPU alone!
Budget will obviously be important in terms of savings with the AMD combo, but is the Intel Combo substabtially better for live streaming and mega-tasking?
My question to our community is this:
Should I buy the much more affordable 1800X/RAM/MOBO combo and save a lot of money or purchase the 6950X/RAM/MOBO combo for better performance?
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