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WireCast Streaming Build .. Need Some Input

J_Revit77

2 months ago

Whats up everyone ... Im looking for input for a Wirecast Streaming Computer Build Im not sure if it should be Amd or Intel and what kind of graphics card to go with, so thank for any and all input .

  • Budget: 2000+/- Higher if justified
  • Location: Ct
  • Use : Primary WireCast Streaming w/ some editing
  • Operating System required: Windows 10 Pro

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Wirecast is optimized to make use of Intel Quick Sync Video and NVIDIA's NVENC Encoding, so I put together a list which makes the most of this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard ASRock B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $403.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $184.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1222.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 09:49 EST-0500

Wirecast recommends an i7 quad-core, although it's been a while since i7s were quad-cores, so for this, an i5 hexa-core can do a similar job as an old i7.

However, a locked i7 would easily fit into your budget should you want the extra power.

I put in a 2060 SUPER which uses the Turing architecture which includes the latest NVENC (6th Gen), benefitting you in streaming.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply ! .... Would a i9 or i7 8900 or 8700 unlocked be over kill ? The gpu looks great and we could bump up the ram to like 32gb, but in saying what mother board would you go with ?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would an i7 be overkill? Well, it depends on the quality of your stream, you're trying to achieve: if you only plan on streaming at 1080p @ 30 FPS, then maybe. Also, will the PC be running anything else at that time?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it will be running the wirecast pro, office and possibly some black magic software. I need this to be streaming and me working on other things at the same time.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe an i7 would be suitable for the use, plus you have the budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $335.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard ASRock B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $184.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1194.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 13:39 EST-0500

Made another change: Looking over it again, I figured an RTX 2060 SUPER would probably overkill for video streaming, so I put in a GTX 1660 SUPER, which still has the same NVENC 6th Gen as the 2060.

Another thing:

What resolution/framerate will you be streaming at?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

We will be trying to get up to at least 1080 & the highest frames it will allow us to push up ... you dont think getting a z390 platform would be a faster chip set even though its more money ?

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