Equipment

My stream set up has been an ever evolving pursuit of the best set up for me… on a hobbled together budget. It leads to making things “work” and accepting the limits of that setup. What worked during one period of time, may not work down the line.

I have a second PC for handling the encoding and connection to Twitch, but it isn’t very powerful or capable… I am really stretching the hardware I am using. The set up 2 iterations ago was working great… until I got a high refresh rate monitor at 1440p. The next iteration, which is prior to what I have set up, was doing “ok” until I bumped into streaming a game that beat on the CPU. Thus the set up evolved again.

In the future, when I have the funds, it will change a little from what it is now… but that will involve a more powerful Stream PC and capture card capable of 1440p@144Hz, likely the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K.

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Current Hardware – Game PC

CPUIntel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake
CoolerCorsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC 11GB GDDR5
MoboGigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
RAMG.SKILL 64GB (4 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz
SSDSAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5″ 500GB
SSD2Crucial MX200 500GB
SSD3SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5″ 1TB
HDD8TB Misc 7200RPM drives
CaseCorsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition
PSUEVGA SuperNOVA 1000G+


Current Hardware – Stream PC

CPUAMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz Quad Core Deneb
GPU AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5
MoboGigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
RAM4GB (4 x 2GB) G.SKILL DDR-2 PC2-6400 400MHz

4GB (4 x 2GB) GCorsair DDR-2 PC2-6400 400MHz
SSDSanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB
HDD Western Digital 2TB
Capture CardAVerMedia Live Gamer HD 2
Webcam Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam

Peripherals

Display 1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27” Gaming Monitor 1440p 1ms 165Hz
Display 2 LG MP Series 27MP57HT 27″ 1080p
Display 3ViewSonic VA2465SMH 24″ 1080p
Display 4 LG E2442V 24-Inch 1080p
Mouse Logitech MX Ergo Wireless
Keyboard Tecware Phantom 87 Key Mechanical  – RGB
Gamepad Logitech G13
HeadphonesAstro a40 with TR Amp
Microphone ELECTRO VOICE RE20
DACFocusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen
Mixer dbx 286s
Stream Deck Elgato Stream Deck
Desk LegsSit / Stand Desk Legs
Desk TopIKEA Counter