midnightskyline reacted to tom.cpcr in Wanting to build a whole pc from scratch
As sam said, a capture card can make your life a whole lot easier. in terms of graphics card, if you can grab a 970/980 for cheap or second hand, then go for it. Though they're last gen cards, they should suffice for your needs for a while. You can also opt for the GTX 1060 or RX 480 if you want current gen performance.
Lots of motherboard and RAM manufacturers are adding RGB LEDs to their products. Hell, even SSDs are starting to get them. Simply do a google search for "RGB motherboards" to see a huge list of options available. I personally like the ones from Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI.
If you have any other questions regarding your build, don't hesitate to hit us up. That's what we're here for =)
midnightskyline reacted to sam.chen in Wanting to build a whole pc from scratch
The budget would definitely depend on what games you want to stream. If you get a decent capture card, CPU/RAM/GPU usage should be fairly low even after long hours of streaming. I'd recommend checking out some of our gaming builds for some ideas. You really just need to tack on something like the Elgato Game Capture HD60 card or Avermedia Live Gamer HD which will take the resource usage of encoding 1080p video when streaming.
Personally I'd recommend going with a mid-range system or higher. That way you can get smooth gameplay and have something like OBS or Xsplit in the background taking care of the stream without affecting your gameplay.