- production computer
Google spreadsheet containing notes, estimates, etc. -> here
- Computer specialists
- Consumer Electronics
- 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”