Behind the Scenes: Our Streaming Setup “After”

By | May 28, 2015

If you took a look at our streaming setup “before,” just a few short months ago, you might have noticed that things here at U-Pick were literally held together with tape and sheer love. But we’ve spent the last few months pouring even more love (but a lot less tape) into our setup, and we’re pleased to share the results with you.

With no further ado, here’s what we’re working with for our rehearsals nowadays:

The “After” pictures:

Our setup will look slightly different during UPickVG IV – same equipment for the most part, but we’ll be in a totally different space!

Joshua (Streaming Computer)’s Specs:

Capture Card: Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI Capture Card
CPU:
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 113.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage Drives:
OCZ RevoDrive 350 Series 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive (video recording)
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive (operating system and programs)
2x 1 TB hard disks in a RAID 0 Array (additional video recording)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Webcam: Logitech Webcam C930e
Microphone: Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Electric Blue)
The Buttons: Optimus Mini Three keyboard

Tune in June 12th – 14th to see how all this equipment stands up to 49-straight hours of live-streaming and shenanigans!

Bonus Points: Can you find our old camera, Gerald, lurking somewhere in the photos? We keep him around as a backup! Or… is he hanging around waiting for his chance to exact revenge on us for replacing him?!?

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