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which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

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which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

i'm sorry if this in the wrong category. i would like to buy a new computer that would be suitable for streaming. could someone please advise me what to look for - is it the RAM, the processor, graphics card or something else? thanks
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Re: which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

Pretty much anything thats new these days will do the job but as with all computers the best thing to go for is the highest amount of ram you can afford, the best processor you can afford, hard disk isn't quite as important (not unless you collect tons of photos, videos etc).
As I say.. pretty much anything will do the job these days.
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Re: which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

as sprite says just about any new PC/laptop should be ok , but of course streaming also requires a good and stable internet connection  Smiley you could have the worlds best PC and be unable to stream if your connection is bad  Cry
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Re: which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

also the package you are on, some restrict varieties of streaming more than others
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Re: which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

Make sure the PC has a Video card, don't rely on the Video output on the motherboard. Even with a quad motherboard streaming was very bad when I was using the motherboard's video output.
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Re: which computer is suitable for streaming live sport

I'm tempted to disagree with that. The last few PCs I've had have been fairly old.. but had reasonable graphics cards (not the latest bust still good spec compared to the PC). Still useless for some games and youtube and I would frequently get glitchy playback.
I recently acquired an emachines sleek machine (meaning no chance of a gfx card) and the onboard graphics are excellent.
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