Can this laptop run el gato hd60s?

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I is able to do what you want however it has cooling issues causing it to slow down after a bit and that will give you problems when streaming. The specs are good but the cooling isn't good enough. Also why not just get a desktop or does it have to be a laptop?
 
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A laptop would be preferable, when I'm not streaming my gf will be using it to do schooling taking to and from school. We were going to return our current laptop which we just purchased a few weeks ago and purchase a new one.

 
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A laptop would be preferable, when I'm not streaming my gf will be using it to do schooling taking to and from school. We were going to return our current laptop which we just purchased a few weeks ago and purchase a new one. Would you be able to suggest a laptop around this price range that is capable of doing what I need? Thank you.

 

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Honestly I don't think you're going to get better than 720 p 30fps streams unless you go 4core with 3.5ghz or better. And to get that in a laptop will cost a bit more. Like around $800
 
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Okay, thanks for the help I appreciate it.
 

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the cpu on this laptop should actually be able to get you 720p 60fps streams and should be able to get you 1080 30fps depending on how you have your obs settings set up.
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Premium-Performance-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B01N48QVPR/ref=sr_1_30?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521350776&sr=1-30&keywords=gaming+laptop

This one is a bit faster and should be able to handle 720p 60fps as well as some light gaming on the side. Not at the same time though. It should be fast enough for your basic 720-60fps needs honestly. don't expect the world though. You should take into consideration that you are probably going to have to adjust OBS settings to stream at most 3500 for bitrate (assuming you have a 4meg upload or better) and you're probably going to have to set your cpu encoder speed to veryfast or superfast which will inevitably cause the quality of the stream to go down a little bit especially when in high motion scenes where there is a lot of graphic data to be processed per frame resulting in the image going pixelated or blurry for a few seconds like you sometimes see in other peoples streams but it'll work nonetheless. also, when using OBS on a dedicated system that is doing nothing else, always set it's cpu priority to high to ensure that the system dedicates more resources to the program than other things to ensure that it performs at it's best on that system for encoding your streams.
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Gaming-Laptop-i5576-A298BLK-PUS/dp/B06XDY3T7T/ref=sr_1_37?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521350776&sr=1-37&keywords=gaming+laptop
 
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Thanks, I actually ended up buying a desktop and keeping the laptop also.

 

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cool. that's why I was asking you about using a desktop in the first place. You could just buy one that'll do what you want it to no problem. However, I hope you didn't just buy the first desktop you found because I'd hate for you to waste your money when you could possibly have gotten better. For example: for the same amount of money that the laptop you originally linked to in your first post you could get a complete desktop with keyboard, mouse and monitor and it would be capable of being overclocked and playing games at console quality with about 60fps average so it would've been a gaming machine on top of being a streaming one. here it is if you are interested. and if you feel like this would be something you would go for more so than whatever desktop you purchased then you can always take the desktop back to wherever you got it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.31 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($93.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Sceptre - E205W-1600 20.0" 1600x900 60Hz Monitor ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Zalman - ZM-K380 Combo Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($11.26 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $626.30
Total After Rebates: $586.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-18 01:53 EDT-0400
 
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I went with this one. I wasn't sure about building one so I did some research and saw that this is a decent pc.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0747W15QL/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521352973&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=CYBERPOWERPC+Gamer+Xtreme+GXIVR8020A4&dpPl=1&dpID=51n3tUIpoSL&ref=plSrch

 

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For that budget you can get better. like a lot better with an overclockable CPU and a better GPU. Building a PC isn't hard. It's literally just plugging things into the places where they go and everything is labeled and all of the different types of connections are unique in their design so there's no way to goof up plugging the wrong thing into the wrong place. All you need is a screw driver and some patience.

This build of course is without the mouse, keyboard and monitor though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($93.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition Video Card ($244.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $736.83
Total After Rebates: $691.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-18 02:19 EDT-0400
 
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Main problem is that I need it by Monday to stream. I will upgrade this pc in the future but for now it will get the job done.

 

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and to top it all off, with this last system I provided you, if you ever wanted to upgrade the CPU on it you literally just have to get the new CPU, whether it be a higher end Ryzen chip from this generation or one of the new chips that are coming out soon using the new Zen2 architecture. And it'll still be overclockable. You can even put a 1080ti in this build and it'll run because that power supply will handle it. you aren't guaranteed to get a good PSU with the pre built systems. and the system you linked doens't have an SSD and isn't overclockable on the CPU. the only thing that PC you linked has that this one doesn't is built in wifi adapter. that's it. You don't need to buy windows to use windows. all activating it does is remove a watermark in the corner (which doesn't always happen to be present) and let you customize the colors of your window boarders and the task bar. you can still get a wallpaper by right clicking the image you want to use and selecting the option for making it the wallpaper. you can get windows and install and use it fully for free directly from microsoft. all you have to have is a PC and a flash drive with 8gb or more of space and just download and use the Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to make a bootable flash drive that you can use to install windows on any PC.
 

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Then get this one. If it's available at your local best buy you can just walk right in tomorrow and get it right away. And you won't have to replace anything. just add more storage, RAM, and eventually a better GPU down the line if you want to game on it with higher graphic settings. The rx580 in there will do fine for medium gaming.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-1400-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-580-1tb-hard-drive-black/5833100.p?skuId=5833100
 

jaslion

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That build except for the psu is worse all around in terms of performance.
 
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