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Hello everybody! ^^
This is my first computer and I have no prior knowledge in regards to building one computer, and was hoping to find advice regarding the specs I have! ^^
It will be primarily streaming regularly and heavily, in as professional a way I can. I would predominantly be streaming PS4 and PS2 games, but I'm sure I'll stream PC games.
I was thinking of running a Dual Set-Up, but it sounds a bit complicated for me right now, so I was thinking of adding that later on.
These are the specs that I had. I basically picked out from what I have seen other streamers used, mixed with a bit of research. If there is anything I can improve on, or advice about anything, please let me know! ^^ I am extremely grateful for any help in whatever way possible! <3


BUDGET: 1000GBP-2000

CPU: Ryzen5 1600X

Motherboard: MSI B350 PC Mate

Graphics: GTX 1060 3gb

RAM: 16GB DDR4

SSD: CrucialMX300 275GBSSD

HDD: SeagateBarraCuda 2TB

Power Supply: EVGA GQ 650W

Cooler: Deep Cool Gammax400

Case: Phantacks Eclipse P400S
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Swap the 1600x for a 1600 and run the stock cooler. Don't get an MX300, 850 EVO is almost the exact same price and the 850 EVO is a better SSD. I wouldn't get a 3GB 1060, they're not great cards. You can get a used GTX 970 or GTX 980 for a good chunk less and they'd be a better option IMO. What speed is the RAM? RAM speed is pretty important for Ryzen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£109.89 @ BT Shop)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£144.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£86.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB JetStream Video Card (£268.79 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£73.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1004.14

Nicer/better motherboard, better fully modular PSU, better SSD, better GPU. You can get a cheaper 1060, but I went with a nicer looking one with a backplate. I'd spend the extra ™60 for a 500GB 850 EVO instead of 250GB but I put the 250GB in there to stay right around the £1k mark.
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Thank you ever so much for your response! The build you sent was extremely helpful too, thank you!

May I ask a few questions regarding things please?

Firstly, regarding RAM speed, I am very sorry, but I am actually not sure. Is there any speed or brand you could recommend in particular?

Secondly, if it is alright to ask, what kind of build you suggest around the higher end of my budget? I am not planning on doing anything such as overclocking, if that helps.
Or, on the other hand, with this build that you suggested, would you recommend running dual-PC's? One for gaming, one for streaming.
Again, if this means anything, the games being played are not anything fancy, mainly things such as League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Diablo 2, and SMITE.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, as you have been a huge help <3
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BookOfThoth wroteFirstly, regarding RAM speed, I am very sorry, but I am actually not sure. Is there any speed or brand you could recommend in particular?

Yeah, the RAM in the list I linked.

BookOfThoth wroteSecondly, if it is alright to ask, what kind of build you suggest around the higher end of my budget?

Nothing really, no point spending more money unless you spend some on a nice, new monitor and up the GPU to something like a GTX 1070/1080 to run the nice new monitor. With the games you intend on playing though, you could honestly probably just stick with the 6GB 1060 and get a nice 1440p high refresh rate, or a 4k monitor and have no troubles. Other than that, I'd really recommend upping the 250GB 850 EVO to 500GB.

BookOfThoth wrotewould you recommend running dual-PC's? One for gaming, one for streaming.

No. You'll have zero troubles streaming console stuff. Ryzen 5 1600 will also be perfectly capable of streaming PC games, IF you do decide to do that, especially since you plan on playing/streaming games that aren't really demanding.
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Sir, thank you so very much for all of your help. You have been such huge help regarding this, and I am planning on ordering it this week!

Now I need to build it, which I can hopefully manage with enough YouTube videos ^^"

Genuinely though, thank you so, so much. Your responses were so fast, and informative. You were more than I ever could have hoped to find. Thank you <3
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Sorry to bother you again, sir, but I realized I do not have a cooler. I noticed the Graphics Card has 'Dual Fans'. Will that be enough? If not, is there any you could recommend? Sorry again ^^
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Nevermind, I'm an idiot xD
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