This page details the parts I used for my World of Tanks streaming PC that I use to also record/live stream videos from. This configuration can run the game fully maxed out at 1920×1080 on one monitor while running streaming/recording software on the second monitor with ease. The GPU used is a EVGA GTX 680 classified version that is comparable to a GTX 1060/1070, but since it is overkill for World of Tanks I didn’t think it was necessary to update the GPU since the classified version of the GTX 680 has additional VRAM. Links to products are affiliate links and I do receive a commission(at not cost to you) if you purchase any items through Amazon.
My World of Tanks Streaming PC Specs
CPU / GPU / Motherboard / RAM
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A ATX DDR4
For streaming you want an excellent CPU for the heavy demand between your streaming program encoder and the game you are playing. Skimping here doesn’t make sense and going for a high end I7 CPU or equivalent CPU is needed to stream at 1080p+ quality. RAM should be at minimal 16gb but 32gb helps with the added programs and windows you will have open while streaming. The GPU I use is overkill for WoT, so you could also play the game perfectly with other cards like… a GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or GTX 1060. There are also AMD cards you could choose. I use Nvidia cards since I find them more reliable and have never had any issues with them.
Computer Case / Storage / Power Supply
Computer Case: Silverstone Tek Extended ATX/ATX/SSI-CEB Full Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 80+ GOLD, 650W
Operating System SSD: Crucial MX300 750gb SSD
Storage SSHD: Seagate 2TB SSHD
Gaming / Extra SSD: SanDisk Ultra 240gb SSD
The computer case/tower I chose is an oddball but will have you rethink ever computer you’ve ever had. The Silverstone Tek Extended ATX Full Tower Case rotates the motherboard by 90 degrees which points all exhaust heat facing up. Heat rises so why don’t we see more of these cases? I have no idea since building the computer was a breeze and temperatures stay noticeably cooler than other traditional cases that exhaust out the back. For my power supply I went with an EVGA 650w gold since it is plenty for running everything I would ever need.
I keep my storage simple. One large SSD for the operating system and core programs. One smaller SSD for gaming(holds about 6-8 large PC games). Then one large 2TB SSHD for storage and games that don’t require a SSD. You could very easily opt for a larger SSD and cut out having separate ones. I had the 240gb SSD from a previous computer so I decided to go this route.
Cooling / Operating System
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
CPU Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Additional Case Fans: Noctua NF-F12 PWM Cooling Fan
Whether you like Windows 10 or not if you are building a PC for streaming + gaming you are virtually stuck with it. The trust Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler is cost effective and performs better than coolers that cost nearly double it. For my case fans I went with Noctua NF-F12 fans that are extremely quiet and perform excellently.
Monitors / Keyboard / Mouse
Two Monitors: ASUS VG248QE 24-inch Back-lit LED Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Mouse: Logitech G502
While you can opt to go for a kill 4k monitor I decided to stick with the 24 inch Asus 1080p monitor from my previous PC. If you are building a brand new PC and need a monitor I would go this route since you’ll be able to handle resolutions above 1080p easily. My Logitech G19 is an old veteran that is no longer available new but is unique when it comes to keyboards. It has a small LCD screen on it that displays information like CPU temps, GPU temps, RAM usage, or information from your game(if supported). If I was to get a keyboard now I would probably buy a Logitech G910 since I find keyboards are worth spending a little extra on for gaming. My mouse is a G502 which provides enough extra buttons to setup your microphone and a few other needed buttons other mice don’t always have.
Webcam / Microphone / Misc.
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Swivel Mount Boom Arm: Rode PSA 1 Swivel Mount
Reflection Filter: Auray RF-GN-10 Reflection Filter
Pop Filter: Auphonix 6-inch Pop Filter
Headset: Sennheiser PC 360
Last but not forgotten are often overlooked parts for a gaming PC with streaming potential. You can’t beat the Logitech HD C920 webcam when it comes to quality and a decent price tag. The Blue Yeti Microphone also gives you excellent audio quality if you want to ditch the headset or webcam microphone. For the Blue Yeti I use a swivel mount boom arm, reflection filter, and pop filter. Combined you get almost zero static and keyboard/mouse noise without any editing or cutting out certain audio frequencies.
My headset has lasted me several years and Sennheiser headsets I highly recommend. I’ve had the PC 360 Sennheiser headset since 2011 and they work and look brand new. There are other newer models that cost a little more and provide slightly better features. The Sennheiser PC 363D and Sennheiser Game Zero PC are two other great high end options from this brand.