Contributors: Halios, MikeTheBard, MirvansMusings, Naaackers, Soaryn, StreamerSquare

What to expect in this course:

What you’ll currently find here is an array of options for taking your current streaming setup to a new level with upgrades and expansions to your gear.

If you want to go deep into PC builds for streaming, we’ve got a full episode of The Stream Scene here, featuring Darkness429 and Koozy:

Short on time or looking for a specific topic? We’ve got you covered with highlights from the episode!

For some “light reading,” take a gander at this StreamerSquare guide on 2 PC setup, or advice on building your own streaming rig from a TwitchCon panel (including the full video).

Course Goals:

  1. Learn the basics of how to build a computer and what major components you need
  2. Give you direct links to low, medium and high priced builds for ease
  3. Cover next step upgrades for when you’re looking to advance your setup a little bit more
  4. Provide a technical guide for a dual PC build

 

 

Building A PC: The Basics

Together, we will go over the parts, talk about their properties, and suggest a couple parts that can fit the bill. In the end, you should have a functional PC that can accomplish whatever you need from it and stay within the budget that you set for yourself. The Budget Setting the parameters to your spending will help guide you to picking parts while staying in a comfortable margin. Set a minimum and maximum spending limit. The minimum is the amount of money that you believe this is going to cost and the level you would like to spend. The maximum is the money that you can comfortably spend without breaking your bank or missing a bill.  NaaackersHe/HimNaaackers is a tech-education, podcast and DIY-centered content creator. His focus lies in teaching people about hardware, software, audio, and video in the creation space. “I’m not saying you need to walk up hill in the snow both ways to get to school, but even back then it was possible to throw on a great show with minimal equipment. It’s even easier now with how much technology has progressed.” The Case After money talks have been established, next would be choosing a case. They are the box that shall hold all the power put inside. Choosing a case can actually become very difficult in the long run. There is so much style in today’s cases that it can be overwhelming. So decide on a few factors. Size Full Tower The largest of the cases. Usually around 22 to 27 inches in height, they can comfortably hold a system, sometimes even two, inside with a lot of room for expansion. They hold all ATX motherboards as well. Mid Tower About 17 to 21 inches, these are the standard size that can fit comfortable under...

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