How to Stream to Twitch.tv by DaOpa

Tutorial on how my current stream setup is for Twitch.tv/daopa

I currently use the following PC Setup for streaming to Twitch.tv/daopa.

Current Gaming Rig / Streaming Setup:

antec nine hundred caseCase:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Model #: Nine Hundred
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asus z9pa d8 motherboardMotherboard:
ASUS Z9PA-D8 ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Model #: Z9PA-D8
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intel xeon e5 2630 v2 6core cpuCPU:
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.6GHz LGA 2011 80W Six-Core Server Processor
Model #: BX80635E52630V2
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noctua nh u145 cpu coolerCPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-U14S 140x150x25 ( NF-A15 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
Model #: NH-U14S
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corsair axi ax860i 860w digital atx12vPower Supply:
CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular …
Model #: CP-9020037-NA
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kingston 16gb 240 Pin DDR3 1600Memory:
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ECC Registered Server Memory
Model #: KVR16LR11S8K4/16
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nvidia geforce gtx 1080 founders editionGPU:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Brand New 16nm Pascal Architecture, 2,560 Cuda Cores, 8GB GDDR5X VRAM, 1,607mhz base / 1,733mhz boost clock
Model #: LYSB01GATSH9U-ELECTRNCS
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samsung 840 evo ssdSSD / Harddrives:
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5″ 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #: MZ-7TE120BW
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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5″ 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #: MZ-7TE500BW
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sound blaster recon3d fatality champion sound card SB1354Sound Card / Mic:
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card SB1354 w/ Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
Model #: SB1354
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blackmagic intensity proCaptured Cards
Blackmagic Intensity Pro – used for Streaming PS3 on Gaming PC.
Model #: BINTSPRO
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decklink hd extreme 3d capture cardsDeckLink HD Extreme 3D Capture Card – Used for all streaming in 1080p60.
ASIN: B003JKH7X6
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Software
OBS
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2
Xsplit
Shift Window

Currently using OBS for the majority of streaming, Xsplit has audio issues with my capture card to which they don’t want to fix.

Wiring / Schematic
N/A

Having room for only 1 Monitor on my current Desk, I installed VH Multi Cam Studio on the Gaming Rig so I have the game running on a second monitor, while on the Main screen I have the screen capture of the second Monitor in Multi Cam Studio.

GTX 570 HD 2 Monitors1-Screen-with-2-Monitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Streaming Settings
Settings are different depending on what game and resolution its setup as, but in general stick with 1080P30 and maxed allowed bitrate on twitch.tv which is 3500. With dual xeons this system is able to stream 1080p60 and play very demanding FPS / Action games on the same rig.  But due to max bitrate of 3500, its not really possible to stream 1080p60 at a decent enough quality so stick with 30 fps.

For more help on twitch streaming setups, guides and other helpful information, check out my other blog dedicated on just that at twitch-tv-tips.blogspot.com!

Any questions or comments fill free to ask at the live stream chat.