Build Guide: The Best PC Hardware for Streaming

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Have you ever wanted to start streaming your favorite video games but you never knew what kind of PC hardware was required to achieve such a thing? Well look no further because we’ve written this build guide to showcase some builds that we’ve recently completed for some of our Team NZXT streamers.

Streaming setups can be complex and there are multiple variables to consider, but the actual PC hardware doesn’t have to be that complicated. Copy one of our Team NZXT PC setups below and spend less time watching other people stream and more time streaming yourself![/cs_text][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”wrench” icon_bg_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” class=”cs-ta-left”]TEAM NZXT[/x_feature_headline][cs_block_grid type=”two-up”][cs_block_grid_item title=”Block Grid Item 1″]

LOLRENANAY

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LADEE DANGER

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AVA

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FEMSTEPH

[/cs_block_grid_item][/cs_block_grid][cs_text]Now, before we get started, let us clarify that this build guide isn’t necessarily designed to teach you everything you need to know about streaming. Instead, it’s aimed at helping beginners purchase or build a PC that will be capable of handling the demands of streaming their favorite games to popular sites such as Twitch and YouTube.

In this guide, you will find 4 systems designed and built for some of our very own Team NZXT streamers. These 4 systems will give you an idea on what kind of hardware is preferred by the pros and what they rely on when powering their stream. We’ve also included links to watch past streams of streamers building streaming PCs which will be used for future streams. Confused by that last sentence? So are we.

Let’s just jump right in and meet the NZXT Team![/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”desktop” icon_bg_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” class=”cs-ta-left” style=”color: hsl(280, 100%, 24%);”]TEAM NZXT STREAMER: LOLRENAYNAY[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]

BIO: Renee started out as a YouTuber in 2008, uploading content primarily geared towards the Call of Duty community under the pseudonym “MissDoesntMiss.” After a year of growing and learning, she decided to branch out into other games and started her variety channel, lolRenaynay.

BUILD: Renee’s build is no stranger to high-end equipment and includes a strong combo with an Intel i7-7700k and a GTX 1080ti. You can’t get much better than this when it comes to handling the streaming workload without compromising FPS. Her build also includes a Kraken X52 to help keep her CPU cool and 16GB of G.Skill RAM in order to help with any background processes that she keeps open during her streaming session.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_list][x_feature_box title=”CASE” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ link_text=”S340″ href=”https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/s340?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=build-guide&utm_campaign=build-guide-team-nzxt” href_title=”” href_target=”” link_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Case-copy.png”]NZXT [/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”MOBO” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MOBO-copy.png”]Asus ROG Z270 Maximus IX Hero[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CPU-copy.png”]Intel i7-7700K[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU COOLER” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FANs-copy.png”]NZXT Kraken X52[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”GPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GPU-copy.png”]EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”RAM” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RAM-copy.png”]G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”SSD” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SSD-copy.png”]Crucial MX300 1TB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”PSU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PSU-copy.png”]EVGA Supernova NEX 650W[/x_feature_box][/x_feature_list][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_text][cs_text][/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”desktop” icon_bg_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” class=”cs-ta-left” style=”color: hsl(280, 100%, 24%);”]TEAM NZXT STREAMER – LADEE DANGER[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]

BIO: Brittney has been a passionate gamer since her early years, which transitioned into her love of streaming on Twitch. With the original intentions of going into costume design, she stumbled upon cosplay after attending her first Dragon*Con in 2009. Since then she has attended numerous conventions in the US and Internationally. Brittney has worked with multiple video game companies as a professional cosplayer and hopes to inspire creativity and positivity into the gaming community.

BUILD: Ladee Danger’s build doesn’t include an i7 or a 1080ti like the other 3 but make no mistake, this system is still very capable of handling her streaming requirements and despite what most people think, an i7 isn’t always required in order to host a successful stream. Her system includes an i5-7600k and a GTX 1070. This combo is preferred if you are interested in keeping the cost low without sacrificing too much when it comes to streaming performance. Her build also includes a Kraken X52 to keep her system cool during long streaming sessions and will help lower the temps if she decides to overclock her CPU.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_list][x_feature_box title=”CASE” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ link_text=”S340 Elite” href=”https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/s340-elite?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=build-guide&utm_campaign=build-guide-team-nzxt” href_title=”” href_target=”” link_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Case-copy.png”]NZXT [/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”MOBO” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MOBO-copy.png”]Asus Strix Z270E[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CPU-copy.png”]Intel i5 7600K[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU COOLER” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ link_text=”KRAKEN X52″ href=”https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/kraken?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=build-guide&utm_campaign=build-guide-team-nzxt” href_title=”” href_target=”” link_color=”” graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FANs-copy.png”]NZXT[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”GPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GPU-copy.png”]EVGA GTX 1070 SC[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”RAM” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RAM-copy.png”]G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”SSD” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SSD-copy.png”]Crucial MX300 275GB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”PSU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PSU-copy.png”]EVGA Supernova NEX 650W[/x_feature_box][/x_feature_list][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_text][cs_text]

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BIO: From raging on H1Z1 to singing Disney songs, it is never a dull moment in Ava’s stream. Experience an interactive chat and tilt inducing gameplay with one of Twitch’s most entertaining streamers.

BUILD: Ava’s build is similar to lolRenanay’s build with an i7-7700k and a GTX 1080ti, but she opted for a Kraken X62 in order to gain even more cooling performance. Her system also includes 16GB of RAM and is ready to tackle any game or process she decides to throw at it which means she can focus on gaming while providing entertaining streams from a reliable PC. 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href=”https://www.nzxt.com/products/s340-elite-black-blue?utm_source=pcdiy&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=pubg-build-guide” href_title=”” href_target=”” link_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Case-copy.png”]NZXT [/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”MOBO” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MOBO-copy.png”]Asus Prime Z270-A[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CPU-copy.png”]Intel i7 7700K[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”CPU COOLER” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ link_text=”KRAKEN X62″ href=”https://www.nzxt.com/products/kraken-x62?utm_source=pcdiy&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=pubg-build-guide” href_title=”” href_target=”” link_color=”” graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FANs-copy.png”]NZXT[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”GPU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GPU-copy.png”]EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”RAM” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RAM-copy.png”]G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”SSD” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SSD-copy.png”]Crucial MX300 525GB[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”PSU” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”0px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_image=”http://blog.nzxt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PSU-copy.png”]EVGA Supernova NEX 650W[/x_feature_box][/x_feature_list][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_text][cs_text][/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”desktop” icon_bg_color=”hsl(280, 100%, 24%)” class=”cs-ta-left” style=”color: hsl(280, 100%, 24%);”]TEAM NZXT STREAMER – FEM STEPH[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]

BIO: With a background in video game publishing, FemSteph made the transition to become a full-time broadcaster on Twitch to further pursue her passion in gaming. A variety caster at heart, she plays everything from First-Person Shooters, to Puzzle Platformers, to Survival Horror and will always entertain with her rage-induced dialogue.

BUILD: FemSteph’s system includes the infamous i7-7700k and GTX 1080ti power combo in order to handle the demanding games that she streams such as The Witcher III. Like Ava, FemSteph also chose the Kraken X62 in order to keep her CPU cool during intense streaming sessions and 16GB of G.Skill RAM in order to handle any background applications.

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Please keep in mind that these numbers only reflect performance while simply gaming and not while streaming. However, most hardware encoding options will minimize the performance dips caused by streaming and allow you to perform close to the predicted FPS.

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