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Thread: Ideal Specs for Broadcast PC

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    IAIB Broadcaster robistech's Avatar
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    Ideal Specs for Broadcast PC

    I'm looking to replace my current Broadcast Machine (Core 2 Duo, 4GB, Win 7x64) with something much faster that can handle things the current system cannot (BM Intensity Pro Cards). So far I've been looking at mostly at i3 and i5 machines (mainly due to price) and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for ideal specs for a PC, or maybe even an already built machine that can handle the following:
    • 1 or 2 BM Intensity Pro Cards
    • High Quaility Video Streaming (Possibly to multiple providers)
    • Run Wirecast Smoothly
    • Possible use of Live Virtual Sets


    My price range is about $500-1k (Cheaper is always better) and I'm open to any suggestions!

    --On a side note, I've looked at the BM ATEM, but there's some critical features in WC I need--

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    Take care when choosing your motherboard as some will not work with some BM cards.

    Future proof your system (as much as one can these days) and go for the i7 CPU.

    Consider using a SSD as your boot/program drive to make everything pop. Then a 500GB-1TB HDD (7200 rpm min) as a scratch drive.

    Just some thoughts.

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    I agree with Tom as well:

    i7
    RAM
    GPU
    SSD

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    Do consider building a Hackintosh. If you're going to go build a soft switcher than OS X is the way to go. CoreMedia and Quicktime are killer for this stuff. Check out tonymacx86.com

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    I personally wouldnt go with anything less then an i7

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    You need the horsepower of the i7 to keep everything smooth. Oh BTW no less than 16GB of RAM for your build as well.
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    To add to some of the suggestions people have made I would incorporate more then one computer to do some of the work. We have a Switcher that uses Vidiblaster and a hackintosh that does the encoding Via Wirecast

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    What input on the Hackintosh, HDMI?

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