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09 Sep 2013   #31
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok so for the upgrade for a good processor i need new motherboard, change from L2 to L3 cache and DDR2 to DDR3, good graphics card and a new case and power supply. the HD 7750 is cheaper than the 7870


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09 Sep 2013   #32
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, that`ll be a good start.
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09 Sep 2013   #33
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
With the i5-3470 the cooler wouldn't be needed?
Yes it would. You should be able to get a decent aftermarket air cooler for around $35, I use the Fenrir Titan or you could look at the Noctua NH-D14 (more expensive but a better cooler as it uses more heatpipes than the Fenrir). If you're not overclocking your CPU then 1600MHz RAM should suffice, I use Kingston HyperX Genesis and it's been fine for me so far.
As for the GPU, go for a manufacturer's card (ASUS, MSI etc) as they'll offer better cooling solutions than reference cards. If you can stretch to the 7850 or 7870 then do so. Easily upgradeable further down the road.
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09 Sep 2013   #34
AddRAM

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10 Sep 2013   #35
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I was searching through xsplit forums and saw processors similar to i5-3470 they couldn't stream in 1080p xsplit says it recommends a passmark of 10,000 or higher to stream in 1080p
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10 Sep 2013   #36
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
I was searching through xsplit forums and saw processors similar to i5-3470 they couldn't stream in 1080p xsplit says it recommends a passmark of 10,000 or higher to stream in 1080p
That surprises me ! But if true then looks like you'll need to jump to the i7?
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10 Sep 2013   #37
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I found this guide on there https://v1.xsplit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13243 in the D category it seems you can cast 1080p with an i5 my internet is good enough to cast 1080p
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10 Sep 2013   #38
linnemeyerhere

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That's more like it as a i5 can run like the wind and I would think it's the GPU that makes a huge difference. I can't sing the praises of the AMD 7870 more but for value maybe Nvidia would be the better choice?

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com
But watch for connectivity to your monitor.
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10 Sep 2013   #39
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

wow the amd fx 8350 has good reviews too and 9,000 passmark also the shop wanted me to have my computer specs to be ready with the future i also do multitasking sometimes with a lot of programs opened i need a processor that can handle that the xsplit already uses a lot of resources would four cores be enough? with two cores it already uses 50%-80% i don't overclock my processors
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14 Sep 2013   #40
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

How much would the dell 545s tower sell for if I sell it?
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