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Upgrading PC for streaming games


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#1 kurikitty

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

Hello, I'm very noob when it comes to hardware, so I need some advice.

 

Recently I upgraded my internet so that I could stream, but found out I get pretty bad fps drops while trying to stream Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. 

 

I know because of this problem I need to upgrade my graphics card, but I'm not sure what is the best for my budget which is $200.00. Also, not only do I need a new graphics card, I'll need a new power supply to go with it.

 

My friend recommended this graphics card to me: http://shop.amd.com/us/Dealer/Newegg%20Business/Detail/GraphicCard/FX-787A-CDBC?SearchFacets=category%3AGraphic%20Card&SearchTerms=7***

 

Do you guys think this is a good choice? 

 

And also, like I said, I'm not hardware savvy, so I'm not sure what wattage it needs from the power supply...thanks for any help in advance. :)



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

You're better off saving up until you can afford more.  $200 for a power supply and graphics card won't be enough for much improvement.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

Hi, when you say "stream" do mean through watching Twitch streams or using the Steam in-home stream? Also what model is your current PC?


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

I want to stream through the website Twitch for other people to watch. All the specs for my pc are in my profile. :)



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

Based from the specifications of your pc, it seems like the drop while streaming is not only caused by the graphics but also from the CPU itself as streaming on Twitch does tax the CPU. Also could please specify the specific HP model.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

Oh gosh, I'm not trying to build a monster computer. I can stream other games just fine, it's only CSGO that I have fps drops with. 

 

The model number is p6654y.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:47 AM

I have managed to find a Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 2GB which will significantly give you a very nice boost in FPS in all of your games and also a Corsair CX430 power supply which can power up the whole system with the graphics card. 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

You're awesome. :) Thank you! If I had 40 dollars extra, would that make any difference or are those still good?


Edited by kurikitty, 06 July 2014 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:05 AM

The extra $40 can get you a Sapphire R9 270X which is a even faster version of the 270 although you would have to use the power adapter that is included with it since the 430W Corsair power supply only has a single PCI-E power connector. But if you can make it $250, the Corsair CX500 would natively would have 2x PCI-E connector and have enough wattage left over, so the power supply does not run near full capacity.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

Sorry if I'm getting annoying, but I over analyze anything that has to do with money because I don't have a lot of it. lol. I was showing my friend the things you recommended and asking him what he thought, so he gave me advice on trying to maybe fix my issue without upgrading anything. I'm using Open Broadcast Software to stream with on twitch, and we changed all the settings to see what could help. When we would change the 264x CPU Preset, my fps wouldn't drop anymore, but of course the quality of the stream became pretty terrible. So would that mean I need to upgrade the CPU more than I would the GPU? And if so, what would you recommend for the budget I gave. Again sorry if I'm becoming annoying.  :unsure:



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

I believe the setting changed, offloaded everything onto the CPU although i am not exactly sure whether it would improve the quality of the stream if a faster CPU was in place. Finding a compatible CPU that is available is difficult due to it not being manufactured anymore but i did find the 6 core Phenom II X6 1045T on Amazon for $140. 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:08 AM

I wish I was as smart as you are with computers. xD It's so hard to decide what to upgrade. Thank you for all the help :)


Edited by kurikitty, 08 July 2014 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

You're a better off going with the graphics card and power supply upgrade as it can be used again if you were to build a new computer in the future and upgrading the CPU is kinda of upgrading to a dead path.


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Ok, thank you so much. 






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