Building a beefy Streaming Rig + Render Server COMBO WOMBO (part 2)

Building a beefy Streaming Rig + Render Server COMBO WOMBO (part 2)

I was unhappy with how my original build in my Talos P1 RGB case review, and apparently so was YouTube – as the entire site had major issues with processing videos, sending them to sub feeds, and etc and virtually no one saw that video when it initially posted compared to my normal releases

My full thoughts on the case itself will still be contained to that video, so be sure to watch it first, if desired, but we’re going to take the build to the next level – after a word from our sponsor The ModMic Wireless can boldly go where no mic has gone before… This microphone can attach to any headphones, requires no additional wires, features very low latency, dual capsule microphone, 12 hour battery life, and LED indicators on the receiver so you know when you’re muted or the battery is running low And you can basically run your entire house without losing a signal What more could you ask for? Learn more by clicking the link in the video description This build starts with the guts from my old main rig, Zezima, that I used from September 2016 until January ish of 2018

This was one of my sponsored Intel rigs with a Core i7-6900K and ASUS X99-A II motherboard I loaded it up with 32GB of RAM for now – which I can increase, albeit with mismatched kits, if desired later For graphics processing, this rig is currently rocking TWO Nvidia GPUs – the MSI Armor GTX 1080, and my old ASUS STRIX GTX 970 from my old AMD FX Zarya build that my wife was using for a while Sandwiched between them is an Aquantia 10 gigabit NIC, as once I expand my network a bit I want this to have full 10 gigabit access to my NAS and etc And lastly at the bottom I threw in the Elgato 4K60 Pro capture card

Thankfully there’s a good amount of USB ports on this motherboard, as I will likely need more video inputs in time The 6900k is being cooled by the Cooler Master ML240r AIO, keeping it stupidly cool even under load Why so much power? Well this rig actually serves dual purposes It’s replacing my old AMD FX Zarya DaVinci Resolve render server on top of my server rack I’m moving it to Windows – which I know makes some of you sad, but I use a lot of plugins that aren’t compatible with Linux – and it’s also going to be a streaming rig, too

I used to do a lot of PC building and misc IRL streams over at Twitchtv/eposvox and I’m going to be returning to that soon ™ So I wanted a rig that was capable of handling my Resolve Remote Render workload and a kickass OBS streams when I’m working at the workbench The OS and main recordings are handled on a blazing fast ADATA XPG NVMe SSD, but bulk storage will be moved to my network storage, as always The only thing that might REALLY change here are the GPUs – I may end up giving my wife the 1080 and taking the 980 out of her rig and swapping it in here, but for now we’re sticking with this

After setting up the hardware and using black duct tape to secure the other side panel since it won’t shut on its own – a big issue I had during my review of the case – it was time to get cracking on a Windows install Motherboard and chipset drivers, OBS and StreamLabs OBS (just in case), Elgato and Aquantia drivers, Ninite for my core apps I always use Core Temp to monitor CPU temperatures I did run into a weird issue where only the GTX 970 would be detected and drivers for the 1080 just refused to install It seems Nvidia is distributing 10-series drivers that require Windows 10 1809 specifically at the moment, and my Windows installer flash drive was based on 1803

Thankfully once I got it updated and reinstalled the drivers, both GPUs were detected and working The second GPU won’t see much use for streaming – as if I use GPU encoding it’s going to be on the Pascal card – but will help speed up my Resolve renders Changing my usual settings in Windows and uninstalling or un-pinning all the bloatware, we’re good to go This rig is powerful In Cinebench, it scored almost 100 points higher than my highest 8700K run so far

Should be great for OBS encoding and CPU-bound resolve rendering I’ll need to load it up with a couple USB capture cards or webcams, and figure out audio for this setup, but I ended this project on a much more satisfied note than I had left it in the last video This is one of three streaming setups I’m working on for my apartment this month Get subscribed for more streaming guides and to see the other setups – I’m pretty stoked While you’re down there, click the link to go follow me on Twitch, and maybe give the Like button some love

I’m EposVox, and I’ll see you next time