Streaming/Gaming Setup

SETUP INTRODUCTION

My streaming-/gaming-setup is pretty simple and compact in design, with a strong focus on productivity and without any bells and whistles! In the following diagram you will get an idea about my signal routing between both PCs, there will be a parts list for each build and my custom x264 settings at the end of the page! You will need a pretty beefy CPU in order to utilize those settings, so please don’t even try using them with your Intel i5 processor…

If you got any questions for me regarding my setup please contact me: mail@derfleischmann.de

Setup Diagram

STREAMING-PC

  • CASE: FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R6 BLACKOUT USB-C
  • MOBO: ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WIFI
  • CPU: AMD RYZEN 9 3950X
  • CPU-COOLER: BE QUIET SILENT LOOP 280
  • GPU: GIGABYTE RTX 2060 WINDFORCE OC REV 2.0
  • RAM: 32GB G.SKILL TRIDENT Z CL14 DDR4-3200 QUAD KIT
  • SSDs: 512GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2
  • PSU: CORSAIR RM650X

GAMING-PC

  • CASE: FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R5 BLACK
  • MOBO: ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING
  • CPU: AMD RYZEN 9 3900X
  • CPU-COOLER: BE QUIET SILENT LOOP 280
  • GPU: ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 TI OC
  • RAM: 16GB CRUCIAL BALLISTIX RGB CL16 DDR4-3600 DUAL KIT
  • SSDs: 256GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO SATA + 2TB CRUCIAL MX500 SATA
  • PSU: CORSAIR AX860

STREAMING-EQUIPMENT

  • GAME CAPTURE-CARD: ELGATO 4K60 PRO
  • FACECAM: PANASONIC G7 (14MM 3.5F)
  • FACECAM-CAPTURE: ELGATO CAM LINK 4k
  • OVERHEAD CAM: LOGITECH C922 1080P
  • MIC: SHURE SM7B
  • PREAMP: DBX 286S + TRITONAUDIO FETHEAD GERMANIUM
  • EARS: SHURE SRH840
  • AUDIO CAPTURE-CARD: ESI MAYA44 EX
  • SOFTWARE: OBS STUDIO X64
  • MIC-ARM: RODE PSA-1
  • LIGHTS: 2x NEEWER LED PANELS, 1x 55w SOFTBOX

PERIPHERALS

  • MOUSE: CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO SE
  • KEYS: CORSAIR K65 RED WITH O-RINGS
  • SWITCHING: ELGATO STREAM DECK
  • SAMPLES: GENOVATION CP24
  • GAMING-DISPLAY: LG 27GN750-B 27″ @ 240HZ
  • SIDE-DISPLAYS: 2x BenQ GW2270H 21,5″
  • STREAM-MONITORING: APPLE IPAD AIR 2

CUSTOM X264 SETTINGS

8x8dct=1 aq-mode=2 b-adapt=2 bframes=2 deblock=0:0 direct=auto ipratio=1.41 keyint=240 level=3.1 me=umh merange=16 min-keyint=auto mixed-refs=1 no-mbtree=0 partitions=all profile=high psy-rd=0.5:0.0 qcomp=0.6 qpmax=51 qpmin=10 qpstep=4 ratetol=10 rc-lookahead=60 ref=1 scenecut=40 subme=8 threads=0 trellis=2 weightb=1 weightp=2

RESOLUTION: 1920x1080p – FRAMERATE: 60fps – BITRATE: 8000 KBit/s – LANCZOS SCALING FILTER

8x8dct=1 aq-mode=2 b-adapt=2 bframes=2 deblock=0:0 direct=auto ipratio=1.41 keyint=240 level=3.1 me=umh merange=16 min-keyint=auto mixed-refs=1 no-mbtree=0 partitions=all profile=high psy-rd=0.5:0.0 qcomp=0.6 qpmax=51 qpmin=10 qpstep=4 ratetol=10 rc-lookahead=120 ref=1 scenecut=40 subme=8 threads=0 trellis=2 weightb=1 weightp=2

RESOLUTION: 1600x900p – FRAMERATE: 60fps – BITRATE: 8000 KBit/s – LANCZOS SCALING FILTER