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MushroomElm
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So I recently have been setting up my OBS for Twitch or just regular YouTube Videos. My CPU maxes out at 100% when I play GTA V. Because of this, I'm I have to go from x264 to Nvidia processing which causes graphic loss.

My current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/s7cKP6

I'd be willing to extend my budget as needed. But would like to keep it under 1K USD. Most likely, I was thinking of upgrading to a new CPU and DDR4.
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If you really want to spend $1k;
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 120mm Black 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: LG 27MC67-B 27.0" 60Hz Monitor ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Wired Standard Keyboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1009.95

Skylake does not make sense. X99 isn't worth the price IMO, since a 4790k will be perfectly fine. I would definitely upgrade those peripherals considering you have a high end system, especially when you put the 4790k in there. RGB keyboard and mouse, and a nice 4k monitor. You could maybe get a nice 1440p monitor instead of 4k, for about $250-$300, then spend the extra money on a 250/256GB Samsung 960-EVO/960 PRO when they launch, or a nice 480-512GB 2.5" SSD. I'd upgrade that case and PSU at some point as well, the PSU is bad quality, and the case isn't very good. Something like a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, or Eclipse P400(S) would be a very nice upgrade.
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13 wroteIf you really want to spend $1k;
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 120mm Black 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: LG 27MC67-B 27.0" 60Hz Monitor ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Wired Standard Keyboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1009.95

Skylake does not make sense. X99 isn't worth the price IMO, since a 4790k will be perfectly fine. I would definitely upgrade those peripherals considering you have a high end system, especially when you put the 4790k in there. RGB keyboard and mouse, and a nice 4k monitor. You could maybe get a nice 1440p monitor instead of 4k, for about $250-$300, then spend the extra money on a 250/256GB Samsung 960-EVO/960 PRO when they launch, or a nice 480-512GB 2.5" SSD. I'd upgrade that case and PSU at some point as well, the PSU is bad quality, and the case isn't very good. Something like a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, or Eclipse P400(S) would be a very nice upgrade.


I'm getting rid of my case all together. I'm in the process of building a desk where I can fit my PC inside of it, with glass over the top. Good on space and, if done right, good on airflow too. Not to mention, it just looks really cool.

Also, I was prefering to spend my money towards performance before swapping out my Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor. I understand that the 980Ti is over kill on a 1080P monitor, but I do plan on going 4K early next year. For now, I just want to get my system running fine before I try to truly beef it up.
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