Work Package: Production Computer System



  • production computer


Google spreadsheet containing notes, estimates, etc. -> here


Potential Suppliers

  • Computer specialists
  • Consumer Electronics

Key Observations

From production:

  • Full height desktop PC
  • Windows 10
  • Minimum of 4 PCI-e slots (video card, extra NIC card, extra USB card, spare)
  • Minimum of 8 USB 3+ connectors (keyboard, mouse, audio interface, camera adapter, webcam, USB headset, USB microphone,…), with as many bus masters as possible. More ports is better.
  • Minimum of 4 SATA connections, and two hard drives - SSD for OS and applications, and a large spinning drive for data storage.
  • Quad core or better (if buying new- AMD Ryzen 3rd generation)
  • GPU that can handle decoding and encoding multiple simultaneous 1080p streams
  • Able to stream and record at different bit rates and resolutions
  • Good quality power supply
  • Space for at least two hard drives
  • Quiet fans
  • Movable - eg a “streamer cart”