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Computer Build competent to run capture card and stream.

So, a friend and I have hit a slight wall in regards to whether or not a particular build is possible. He's trying to build a computer that can both stream to Twitch with an Elgato, and capture video to edit and upload to Youtube later. I've built my own computer, but I do a lot more than that, so I have some idea of the power needed to run most programs associated with Twtich and Youtube in that fashion. That being said, I'm building a similar computer for another friend right now, and I'm building it to be slightly future proof...and just for gaming. My other friend doesn't want to do the other stuff that Ed (1st friend) wants to build. However, the computer I'm building for my other friend (Josh; 2nd friend) can do everything I think Ed is looking for his to do.

Ed is saying he has a computer build for over $1k. I suggested that's way too much for just streaming, capturing, and gaming. Since we're just looking for decent graphics (not maxed), and the ability to stream and capture, my thoughts are that the build should easily be under $1k.

Here's my suggested build (not too specific, but feel free to ask or add):
~Case: $50-$100
~Mobo: Z97 series~$150
~Ram: 16Gigs~$100-$150
~CPUs: $180-$230
~HDDs (1TB) & SSDs (250GB): $150~$175

Rough totals liberally speaking: $805

I didn't include peripherals such as fans and cooling radiators, b/c seriously, if you're paying over $50 for them, you either have money to throw around I feel, or you really need it for specific reasons. Feel free to add additional estimates or even better builds. :D Thanks for your helps!
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    Actually $1k is pretty solid expectation for a decent gaming rig, especially with the streaming aspect. Elgato lists i7 as a requirement for streaming. Xeon E3 fits the bill, on that one. Same as 4770, without the IGP. I used one for a friend's build. He was struggling with Division beta the other day, but I think that is a recording and gaming from same HDD issue. Not to mention the fact the game is still in beta. Gaming requires a dedicated graphics card.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($70.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($12.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($88.08 @ Amazon)
    Total: $793.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 01:27 EST-0500


    $1k build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($70.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($305.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($12.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($88.08 @ Amazon)
    Total: $994.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 01:26 EST-0500
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