Huh, I didn't know that. I thought it was more like a Boxee.
Anyway, $300 for a fixed-function device like that is absolutely a "no", IMO. $300 will get you most of the way to a hex-core. AGAIN, NEITHER I NOR BENSAM ARE SAYING A HEXCORE IS MANDATORY.
It's just a really good idea if he wants to stream a lot.
I have to admit, I'd never try and stream raw 1080p60 to disk or encode using massively inefficient software. The whole OMG HEX CORE IS MANDATORY thing is a bit of a joke that applies to the nichiest of nichey niches. The made-in-china GoPro Hero3 laughs at Intel and AMD's mightiest competition ;)
Nobody said it's mandatory. You're putting words in our posts that aren't there; don't you feel at least a little bit guilty about your strawman deception?
Besides, it's not that the software is inefficient, it's just that you don't understand
- A) the scope of what is being done (the amount of data being moved around), and
- B) the advantage of using an ASIC to do something, versus doing it in software on a general-purpose CPU
It's a big deal.
Yeah, there's no such thing as a budget x79 board - so you're stuck with a premium $250 item that does loads you probably don't want.
You're half right -- I've never seen an X79 board under $100, but they do frequently go under $200. This isn't even a sale price and it's $190.
Besides, you don't know that a given user might not enjoy the benefits of a premium motherboard. I've seen a LOT of builds, and it's pretty frequent that I hear "dang, I wish I'd spent a little more on my motherboard to get [feature]."
Auxy you mentioned you have a 144hz monitor, I also mentioned that DXtory has issues with 60hz+ monitors. That could be what's causing your stuttering issues. Have you tried out OBS yet to see if the stuttering still persists?
Well, I tried OBS once before, but I think my encoding settings may have been too aggressive. I need to try again with --preset superfast to see if it works better.
I came into this thread mostly just to talk about streaming and respond to some of the comments made, but since I'm here...
I really have to agree with Bensam that looking at something like an i5-3570K or FX-83xx with a $2000 budget is folly when there's the possibility of heavy CPU-loading work like video encoding. I mean, do the math -- you're looking at $550 for the CPU, $200 for the motherboard, and $450 for an amazing GPU. That puts you at $1200; are you really saying he can't buy the rest of his machine for $800? Please.Have a look here.
$1995 and hex-core, with all the fixin's; aluminum case, GTX680, 80 PLUS Gold PSU with room for SLI later, the works!Some people might complain about the OCZ SSD, but it's cheap, and you can't deny the performance!
In case someone can't get to PCPartPicker, it's
- AsRock X79 Extreme6
- 4x8GB Patriot DDR3-1600 1.5v CL9
- 120GB Vertex 3 MAX IOPS
- Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
- MSI GTX 680 2GB
- Lian-Li PC-7B PLUS II
- EVGA SuperNOVA 650W
- VS239H-P 23" IPS monitor
That's right, I even had room for an IPS monitor! I didn't include an extra CPU cooler, but it'd be fairly trivial to move things around and make it work, especially if the OP doesn't need the monitor.
This is a killer build that will do basically anything that anyone wants it to do, short of extremely specific things like bitcoin mining.Frankly, I'd rather have this, than my current system... anyone wanna trade?
): did some revisions
; dropped the monitor since the OP doesn't need it, added another 2TB disk and upgraded the 680 to a 4GB model. $2003, which is a few dollars over the budget, but, yah. Could also drop back to a 2GB 680 (since it doesn't make that much difference most of the time) and get some kind of fancy aftermarket cooler. Could fit an H80i or Seidon 120M in that budget.