November 28, 2020
If laptop, do you game? If so, you want a laptop with a discrete GPU, otherwise it (mostly) doesn't matter. I guess the same applies to desktop, too, except you can add one later if you want. I bring it up because adding one will raise the cost of the laptop several hundred dollars.
Posted by: Rick C at Sat Nov 28 17:05:28 2020 (eqaFC)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Nov 28 17:27:26 2020 (5iiQK)
Posted by: J Greely at Sat Nov 28 18:08:27 2020 (ZlYZd)
- Ryzen 3700X
- RTX 2060 Super
- 32GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
- 2TB HDD
AMD is better at any given price point than Intel, and Nvidia is generally better supported by video software.
I gave it water cooling because it was only $50 more and the one thing that bothers me with my own Dell systems is the fan noise.
Worked out to $1377 with the current 10% discount. You shouldn't need to wait long for another discount to show up; I have three Dells and they were all bought during sales.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Nov 28 20:17:26 2020 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Nov 28 20:50:17 2020 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Nov 28 20:53:57 2020 (PiXy!)
It's not G-Sync, but Nvidia now supports Freesync over DisplayPort so it should work fine. And the 2060 isn't a 4K gaming card, but my rule is work at 4K, game at 1080p.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Nov 28 21:18:40 2020 (PiXy!)
Try this one instead.
It's $20 more than before, but now has a 1TB SSD and no HDD. You can easily add a SATA or USB disk drive, but replacing the SSD that's acting as your C drive is a pain, so this is better long term.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Nov 28 21:54:37 2020 (PiXy!)
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Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sun Nov 29 10:40:46 2020 (fxagm)
Seriously, I was working on an old Dell this weekend; needed drivers, and just loaded up Dell.com and searched for the computer's service tag. Bam. Everything I would ever need.
What you need to stream:
Consistently reliable upload and download speeds. What most service providers would advertise as 30megasomethings covers every BASIC, yet full HD, minimum.
Be exceedingly pleasant to look at, or have a sparkling personality. Or stream incredibly unique content. Unless you're doing it for fun, then none of that matters.
I do not know Bitchute's rules, but Twitch won't actually let you stream in full HD unless you can prove yourself popular for an extended period of time. I think YouTube will let you do so, but they're slowly fading out all the profit-sharing and developer benefits that used to make them attractive for many people. But they are, to put it another way, VHS; Twitch is SuperVHS, and everything else is Betamax. If your audience only uses Betamax, that's fine. Just remember that it's still Betamax.
Audience interaction is important in live streaming. You may not need the ability to actually hear your audience speak, but the only way you can respond in a speedy manner and keep doing what you intend to do is speaking to them rather than typing. On the subject, GOOD AUDIO is a must. Your voice must be as close to crystal clear as you can get it. Great Audio is ten times better than Good Enough audio.
Posted by: Ben at Mon Nov 30 10:28:57 2020 (aNSOb)
Having enough bays to mount my still working HDDs is important, while I have finally accepted moving on from Windows 7 to Windows Spyware. I am pleased with the minimum 500 watt power supply of the rigs, though given that I had needed to do 2 system replacements and/or rebuilds because the power supply was dying, I am interested to know who Dell uses for their OEM power supply.
Posted by: cxt217 at Wed Dec 2 23:17:04 2020 (4i7w0)
Most people don't seem to use optical drives these days, and coupled with a desire to have multiple HDD bays building your own machine might be a better option. I did a quick look and Maingear and Cyberpower don't seem to offer anything but the option to have an external optical drive. HP does, but you have to look a little bit.
Having said that, if you (for example) ordered a custom system from Cyberpower you could get one with both Ryzen and a good GPU--Just playing with the configurator a bit I put together a 5600X/RTX 2060 system for $1260, and a 3700X/3060Ti system for $1660.
Posted by: Rick C at Thu Dec 3 11:39:32 2020 (eqaFC)
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