Our CORSAIR VENGEANCE and CORSAIR ONE gaming PCs are ready-made for you to start gaming and streaming. If you want to build your own PC to use for streaming, use this article to see what sort of requirements you want your PC to meet for the smoothest streaming experience.
Once you have your PC built and ready to stream, check out this page for more tips on how to get started as a streamer.
PC components requirements
When building your streaming PC, we have the following recommendations for components:
- For the processor, make sure you have at least a quad-core processor, especially if you plan to game and stream on the same PC.
- For the graphics card, all GeForce RTX 20 series cards and some GeForce GTX 16 series cards with enhanced Turing encoders will help lighten the load on your processor and provide excellent quality for your streams and coding.
- For memory modules, you want at least 16GB, especially if you plan on streaming and processing triple-A games on the same PC.
- For the storage storage, you want a hard disk drive with at least 1 terabyte of space. This will give you more space for game storage and local recordings you want to edit.
Tips to consider
Here are some tips you should consider when building your streaming PC:
- Install a solid state drive to speed up load times. Having an SSD will speed up your game’s load times and eliminate awkward pauses in your streams.
- Make sure you have enough USB ports for accessories. If you decide to make use of accessories such as the Elgato Stream Deck or an external capture card, you need to ensure you have enough USB ports to fit them all.
- See if your motherboard has room to slot in an internal capture card. Internal capture cards offer lower latency but require an open PCI Express slot on your motherboard. If you do not have an open PCI Express slot (e.g. the slot is already taken up by the graphics card), consider getting an external capture card.