If you’re a professional streamer looking for a top-performing PC that can handle high-resolution gaming and streaming without any compromises, then our $2000 Professional Streaming PC Build is an excellent option. This build is tailored for those who want a high-performance PC without breaking the bank.
Our Professional Streaming PC Build sits directly between our cheapest Budget Streaming PC Build and our most expensive Ultimate Streaming PC builds. If they are more suitable for your budget, make sure to take a look.
Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
If you’re building a high-end PC for streaming and gaming, the processor is a crucial component to consider. With a budget of around $2000, the Intel Core i7-13700K is an excellent choice. This processor has a turbo frequency of 5.4GHz, making it capable of handling demanding tasks with ease. It also boasts 8 performance-cores and 16 threads, as well as 8 efficient-cores, providing a balance of power and efficiency. Additionally, the unlocked multiplier allows for easy overclocking, which can further enhance the CPU’s performance.
For your stream encoding needs, it’s recommended to use the NVENC encoder that comes with the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. However, if you prefer to use the x264 encoder, the Intel Core i7-13700K CPU is more than capable of handling it.
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler
For improved CPU cooling performance, even if overclocking, the Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black features a dual-tower heatsink design with two Noctua NF-A15 PWM fans. The heatsink is made of high-grade aluminum, while the fans are equipped with advanced aerodynamic optimizations to provide efficient and quiet cooling.
ASRock Z790 Pro RS/D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Motherboards aren’t the most exciting part of a build, but you do need to ensure that the one you choose is compatible with all your other components. For the i7-13700K, you’re going to need a Z790 chipset motherboard.
Z790 is a newer chipset and should provide better compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs. The ASRock Z790 Pro RS/D4 is a decent mid-range motherboard that supports DDR4 memory, 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, and 4x M.2 slots.
Silicon Power GAMING 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
When streaming, you’re likely to have several applications open simultaneously that will require some memory. A 32 GB kit (2x 16 GB sticks) of DDR4 RAM running at least 3200 MHz is recommended for this build.
If you’ve used the motherboard from this build, you’ll still have two free slots left afterward if you ever want to push to 64 GB, but it’s really not necessary unless you’re performing very intensive tasks daily that require additional RAM.
Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
To ensure optimal performance, it’s highly recommended to run Windows and some key applications from an SSD in this build. With a little more in your budget, getting an NVME M.2 SSD with a decent amount of capacity is a great choice. However, everyone’s storage needs are different, so feel free to choose something with more or less capacity, or pair it with an additional drive for storage of larger media like your stream VODs.
Ultimately, the choice of storage will depend on your specific needs and budget, but investing in a high-quality SSD is always a good idea for a high-end gaming and streaming PC build.
Gigabyte GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card
When it comes to building a high-end PC for streaming and gaming, the graphics card is one of the most important components to consider. The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti by NVIDIA is one of the best price-to-performance GPUs currently available, and it’s an excellent choice for this build.
To take full advantage of the card’s capabilities, it’s recommended to pair it with a high refresh rate and/or high-resolution monitor. This will allow you to experience your games and streams in their full glory, with crisp visuals and smooth performance.
For streaming, NVIDIA’s NVENC encoding feature is a game-changer. It offloads the task of encoding video to the NVENC chip on the GPU. This means you can stream your games without worrying about performance issues or sacrificing video quality.
Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
The Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB has a sleek black design with a tempered glass side panel and front window. It includes a front panel USB 3 port, one USB Type-C port, and an RGB front panel. The PSU shroud and numerous cable management holes and tie-offs make cable management easier, giving your build a cleaner look.
Cases are largely personal preference, so feel free to shop around for something you prefer aesthetically. Just make sure that it fits your ATX Motherboard, CPU cooler radiator, and the length of your Graphics Card.
Corsair RM1000x 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
When it comes to choosing a power supply for your high-end gaming and streaming PC, it’s crucial to select a well-reviewed and trusted product from a reputable brand. While it may be tempting to save some money by opting for a cheaper power supply, this component is responsible for providing power to every component in your build. If it fails, it could potentially cause damage to your more expensive components.
One brand that’s well-known for producing reliable and efficient power supplies is Corsair. Their 1000 W power supply is an excellent choice for this build, offering high efficiency with an 80+ Gold certification.
Another great feature of this PSU is that it’s fully modular, which means you only have to plug in the cables that you require. This helps keep the inside of your PC free of clutter, as you don’t have to deal with all the extra cables that come with a non-modular power supply. Additionally, if you want to upgrade to custom cables in the future, a fully modular power supply allows you to do so easily.