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SmashHandles

2 months ago

Been looking at the Excellent AMD Gaming/Streaming Build guide. I want a PC that will run Fortnite at 240 FPS and be able to stream at the same time. Will that PC handle that? Is there any adjustments that could be made to that part list to make it cheaper while still being able to stream/game?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What parts list?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory *Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1163.77
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-23 15:43 EST-0500

cheaper mobo (ignore the warning, works out of the box), and PSU

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the cooler is necessary? I think the CPU comes with a stock cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does, but this would be for more cooling.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory *Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $409.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1156.81
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-23 15:47 EST-0500

or trade some GPU for a 3700X for the same price range.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

240fps whilst streaming is possible with low quality in-game presets + lower/basic quality/resolution streams (720p/1080p/60fps)

If you have a spare machine laying around, a dual system setup with a capture card with these performance targets would work best.

On a single platform you should be targeting hardware encoding via the GPU hence a RTX 2060 SUPER graphics card as the bare minimum. Alternatively, with a strong budget, preferably a RTX 2070 SUPER. Although the best value Ryzen 3600/3600X should achieve these types of performance targets, again depending on budget the preference would be a 6-8% faster single threaded i7-9700K. If you fancy some overclocking there's another 8-10% performance gains possible with a beefier aftermarket cooler.

There are options to keep both software and hardware encoding options open with a 9900K/KS/RYZEN 3700X/3900X. Best higher-perf option for lower quality CPU based encoding and gaming = 9900KS

Whats the budget?

Does the budget include peripherals + OS?

If you have a second machine available, are you open to a dual-build configuration with a capture card? If yes, drop the specs for the spare build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a spare machine and really am pretty clueless when it comes to hardware encoding/overclocking/etc. I would likely be playing Fortnite mostly (for now) on low settings and probably stream at 720p or maybe 1080p. I am looking to spend about $1,200 including windows. Less if possible. No peripherals are needed as i already have keyboard, mouse, headset, etc.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming you have a 240hz display already?

If you're absolutely fixated on 240fps whilst streaming, preferably a RTX 2070 SUPER card. Don't worry about overclocking.

Hardware encoding is essentially removing the encoding process away from the CPU's resources and placing the load on the GPUs dedicated encoding processor. For the end user it's as simple as opening up the streaming clients settings and changing the "encoder" to NVENC. Usually by default this is set to "x264" which is CPU software based encoding. NVENC will run 720p 60fps streams flawlessly. 1080p 60fps definitely workable but limitation may apply in quality presets (for the mainstream streamer basic 1080 quality profiles are great)

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $234.74 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $56.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1232.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-23 16:17 EST-0500

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