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    Topics says it all, all those enthusiast and mid entry hardcore gamers that have enough PC to post here.

    Ill start with mine:

    • CASE: Corsair Carbide 300R Black
    • PSU: Seasonic S12II-520W
    • MB: Asus Maximus VI Formula
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4GHz + Scythe Ninja 2
    • RAM: 32GB Transcend DDR3 1600MHz@CL9
    • GFX: Gainward GeForce GTX 760 Phantom 2GB
    • HDD: OCZ Agility 3 90GB + WD 2TB + NAS
    • ODD: LG BH10LS30 (Blu-ray writer)
    • Keyboard: Roccat Isku
    • Mouse: Logitech G300s
    • Mousepad: Asus Echelon

    Images are in full resolution. feel free to watch them bigger 🙂 Photos are made with my canon eos 5d mk2


    Impressive. What sort of stuff do you do to need 32Gb of ram???! 😀

    Here’s my specs:

    • CPU: Intel i5 4460
    • Ram: 4x4Gb Corsair Vengance 1600MHz
    • Harddrive: 120Gb SanDisk Extreme solid state drive + 4TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000
    • Monitor: 28 inch ASUS 4k UltraHD monitor (PB287Q) – bought just a few weeks ago, very happy with it
    • GPU: MSI GTX 970 “Twin Frozr”
    • Keyboard: Logitech K120
    • Mouse: Logitech … it’s so old that I can’t read the label anymore, but it’s a standard cheap laser mouse

    nice combination of display and gpu mattie! So do you play gta in 3840×2160 or smaller? it must eat fps like hell. but it must be great for work (photos, graphics).

    I had before 8GB RAM like you (and still have stored in my table) but it was problem when i processed my photos in raw in photoshop lightroom so when i saw that 2x8GB kit for such great price i bought two kits 😀 what was the price? 26€ for both 16GB kits 😀 Then i realized my win7 home premium can work with only 16GB RAM so i joined Windows 10 insider beta test and iam enjoying almost for a year that huge amount of memory 😀


    When streaming to twitch (i.e. usually when I play online), I play at a lousy 1920×1080 (downscaling by a factor of 2.25, so 852×480, for the stream). My processor isn’t that strong and the streaming uses a software codec so I need keep my resolution down as much as possible. It looks bad but well… Shadowplay isn’t an option for live streaming (terrible quality at recommended twitch bitrates), and also using a separate encoder allows me to use Shadowplay for high quality recording simultaneously whilst streaming. In any case, it would be nice if NVidia would spend some time at improving their encoder for low bit rates.

    For normal gameplay I can play the game quite comfortably at 2560×1440, 60fps, with all the settings maxed out (except for “Advanced Graphics”), and anti-aliasing disabled. It looks very nice, and IMO better than 1920×1080 with AA.

    At 3840×2160, it still works at about 30fps provided that grass is set to normal (and AA disabled of course – AA makes absolutely no sense anymore at 4K). But GTA looks really gorgeous in 4K, especially all the little details in the distance and in close-ups. When taking screenshots from the Rockstar Editor, I usually set it to 3840×2160 with all the settings up to their maximum level (including “Advanced Graphics”), keeping anti-aliasing disabled. This only exceeds the memory limit on my card by a very small fraction. But the game plays at less than one frame per second, so it’s really only good for taking high quality screenshots.

    Other less demanding games handle 4K with max settings without issues (like Saints Row).


    I only notice it very well now when zooming in to your pictures, but your cabling is so neat – really good work on that one!! I suppose you did it yourself?


    do you know you can use for encoding your IGP in processor? (which is unused while playing gta). you just need dat intel encoder installed and IGP must be enabled in BIOS.

    about my computer. yes. its my own work. also the idea of skin made for my cpu cooler 😀 Cos common look of scythe ninja 2 is too bad (but it was great cooler for great money if i bought it in past for my sandy bridge 2500k many years ago).

    iam working in the eshop with PC hardware and i sometimes also build computers for customers. what reminds me something…. haha, watch this 😀


    Hah very cool, congratulations! 🙂

    Many thanks for the tip about using the integrated graphics for encoding. In fact I heard about the intel encoder, haven’t tried to enable it myself but after reading a few in-depth reviews, I decided to stick with the software encoder due to still better quality for a given bitrate. The general consensus seems to be that for twitch you should stick to the software encoder unless you can afford to stream at crazy bitrates. It’s nice to know however that the option exists, for some other applications it could be very useful.


    there is also third option. some encorers can use acceleration from CUDA cores of your graphic card 😉 😀

    i tried all three options. every option has some advantages and disadvantages. i didnt see differences in video quality or size. Priority was the the smooth 60fps video and the best FPS cos i used it for recording my gameplay in crysis 2 trought bandicam.


    CASE : Fractal Design Define R5 Black
    PSU : Be Quiet ! Dark Power Pro 11 1000W 80PLUS Platinum
    CPU : Intel Core i7-5930K Be Quiet ! Dark Rock PRO 3
    MOBO : ASUS X99-A
    RAM : 16 Go (4x 4 Go) DDR4 2133 MHz CL15
    HDD : 1 EVO 250 + 1 EVO 450 + 3TO of i dont know what
    KEYBOARD : Razer BlackWidow
    HeadSet : Razer Kraken
    Mouse : QPAD 5k
    Screen ASUS 23″ LCD 3D – VG236H + an old dell doing the job

    i’m broke


    Nop, can I use your rig for my render jobs? 🙂 Amazing setup there.

    83: Yeah for recording it’s not so critical which you use, except that software will really hog your system so not ideal unless you have a killer processor. For streaming, the problem is that you have to fix a low bitrate, and at low bitrates there really is a huge difference in quality. Nvidia tends to produce the largest files but with superior quality and lowest system impact at high bitrates, so it’s best for recording. Software encoding has superior quality and smallest files, but with highest system impact, so it’s best for streaming (at least for now). Intel lies somewhere in the middle from what I hear, it may be a good choice for recording if you don’t have an NVidia card or for streaming if your processor is too weak to support software encoding. As you said every method has a different trade-off, and one has to experiment a bit to see what suits best for which application.

    Haven’t tried CUDA; OBS doesn’t have CUDA accelleration. It would be very nice if CUDA could be leveraged by the software encoder…


    Me casa es su casa Mattie


    nice setup nop! do you have some photo(s)? wanna see it all assebled 🙂

    echoosing of CUDA boosted MPEG4 encoder is just about software encoder. so i think it can be added it the recording software allows it


    83: Yeah, there may be some CUDA enhanced x264 encoders out there; in fact there’s one here:

    Sadly it’s not open source as far as I can tell. So for the time being it’s not going to make its way to OBS. I agree it would be nice if eventually someone would write an open source CUDA implementation of x264 that actually worked faster than the CPU one, and in principle I’d guess that’s possible, but apparently it’s not so easy…

    nop: Muchas gracias! 🙂


    lol that graphic card 😀 its too heavy to be mounted by this way. i hope someone will make some new standard to mount bigger graphic cards on the rear also.

    once again, nice setup. good choice of components. it looks to be vented well. the result might be powerfull but still silent

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