10 Best PCs for Streaming
Streaming videos and games these days requires an ass load of memory. Equally important, it requires high speed loading of graphics, sound, and images. Normal PCs aren’t equipped to handle the load that serious gamers can put on the average PC. Ergo a whole new market has been born filled with PCs made for streaming high quality video at lightning speed.
If you do a search for the best PCs for streaming, your search will pull up all kinds of different devices used for streaming but not necessarily PCs for streaming. No worries – we’ve done it for you! We went out comparing the best in order to build a list of the 10 best PCs for streaming.
Of course many of the extras that you would find in a random search for these PCs are excellent accessories for your streaming PC. There are webcams made for high quality streaming. There are streaming devices like the famous Fire Stick that is replacing cable and satellite TV for so many.
However, before you get to the accessories, you have to have the right PC. This list includes the best of the best PCs you are going to find for streaming. Many of these are what are called “gaming computers” but don’t let the name fool you – many of these PCs do everything that a normal computer does. What makes them sick are all of the things that they can do that your standard desktop PC can’t!
1. Largest Storage and Memory in a PC for Streaming
CORSAIR ONE PRO Compact Gaming Desktop PC, i7‐8700K, GTX 1080, 480GB M.2 SSD, 2TB HDD, 16GB DDR4, VR-Ready
People need a PC for streaming for many different reasons. Many of you work in creative fields where you need this type of equipment to do your jobs. Others are just really into gaming. Regardless of which type you are, the One Pro Compact Gaming Desktop PC from Corsair is the best that you can get.
For streaming, you need a PC that can hold a lot of storage, has the memory to load graphics quickly, and the hard drive capacity to handle it all. This PC is the biggest of them all offering 480 gigabytes of SSD memory. You get a hard drive capacity of 2 tetra bytes – that is way up there! And you get 16 gigs of RAM on a system that is virtual reality (VR) ready.
2. Super Speed Gaming PC for Streaming
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme SLC8420A Gaming PC (Intel i7-7700K 4.2GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, 120GB SSD, WiFi, Liquid Cool & Win10) Black
Whether you are looking for a PC for streaming because you are like one of the millions of people who get all of your entertainment by streaming movies and shows from Netflix or you are an avid gamer, speed is the name of the game. We found the fastest PC for streaming in the Gamer Supreme Gaming PC from CyberpowerPC.
This monster PC comes with 120 GB SSD, 16 gigs of RAM, and a 2 TB hard drive. As a gaming PC, it is made to produce the best and latest graphics at record speeds – even multi-tasking without losing a beat. The SSD boot drive ensures that for games with the wildest most modern graphics, your PC will handle it with ease!
3. Powerful Desktop PC for Gaming and Streaming
iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Desktop Trace 9220 Liquid Cooled Overclockable i7-8700K, NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2070 8GB, Z370 Motherboard, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 240GB SSD, AC WiFi, Win 10 64-bit, RGB Case, VR Ready
Among some of the very best PCs for streaming, there is little chance of going wrong with any that you pick from this list. As long as it offers at least 1 tetra byte of hard drive space, plenty of RAM, and a fast loading SSD, you’re good. Just like the Gaming PC Desktop Trace from iBUYPOWER; our top 3 pick. Either for business or for pleasure, we highly recommend this PC for streaming.
Beyond having 16 gigs of RAM, a tetra byte of hard drive space and a 240 gig SSD card, you get Windows 10 with this desktop. Plus it is VR-ready – all you need is the VR headset! This rig can do several things at once without slowing down, including streaming, gaming, and video editing.
4. Extreme Streaming with this Gaming PC
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8100A Gaming PC (Intel i7-8700 3.2GHz, 16GB DDR4, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, 120GB SSD+1TB HDD & Win10 Home) Black
They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but come on – look at this “book’s” cover! This hot looking computer is the Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC from CyberpowerPC. It uses high powered Intel processors to produce 3 gigs of system memory, 120 gigs for your SSD boot drive, 1 tetra byte of space for your hard drive and you also get Windows 10, home edition.
At its core, this is a gaming PC. It is made to crush the competition in some of the beastiest new games out there for the streaming. Because of that when you want a PC that streams video and web content smoothly and intensely, you want a gaming PC like this one. And you can seamlessly take care of personal business like you would on any other home computer.
5. HD Optimized PC for Streaming
[Ryzen & GTX 1050 Ti Edition] SkyTech ArchAngel Gaming Computer Desktop PC Ryzen 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 2400, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
So the ArchAngel Gaming Computer Desktop PC from Skytech Gaming is not as big as some of our others – it still gets the job done. The hard drive is 1 tetra byte like all of the others but, you don’t have as much system memory. That doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty! This PC is nothing to sneeze at.
In fact, this is one of the most affordable PCs for streaming you’ll find that still offers 4 gigs of memory card and 8 gigs of gaming memory. It also comes with Windows 10 – home edition, and it has a DVD player. It’s Wi-Fi enabled and comes with a free keyboard and mouse. If you want top streaming at half the price, this is a great choice.
6. Cooling PC Hard Drive for Hours of Streaming
iBUYPOWER Gaming Elite Desktop PC Liquid Cooled AM8480i Intel i7-8700k 3.70GHz, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, RGB, Win 10, VR Ready
This gaming PC does something that most systems need but few have – a way to cool down! After hours of gaming, PC hard drives can heat up and burn out. The Gaming Elite Desktop PC from iBUYPOWER uses a liquid cooling system to keep your PC components cool without hurting performance.
On top of that, you get a PC that is set up for streaming using virtual reality, comes with 8 gigs of RAM, and 3 GB of system storage. The hard drive is Wi-Fi enabled and holds up to 1 tetra byte of memory. And if all of that weren’t enough, this package comes equipped with Windows 10 and has a 1080 pixel ratio HD setup – an excellent choice for all of your streaming needs!
7. Top Speed Streaming with this Gaming PC
iBUYPOWER Enthusiast Gaming Computer Desktop PC AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 2GB, 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM, 240GB SSD, WiFi, Win 10 Home, WiFi Ready (ARC 059A)
Game storage and load speeds are the two best qualities offered in any PC for streaming and the Enthusiast Gaming Computer Desktop (ARC 059A) from iBUYPOWER has it all in spades! This system is setup for video editing, multitasking in streaming, and graphics loaded gaming all while offering tons of memory for game storage and fast load speeds.
Some of today’s most popular games require massive amounts of power and memory to display and perform correctly. With this monster, you get 2 GB of space on a dedicated graphics card, 8 gigs of RAM, and 240 gigs of SSD memory. Plus this PC comes with Windows 10 as well as a free gaming keyboard and mouse. If gaming is your main thing, this is the PC for you!
8. Game Designer Quality PC for Streaming
Skytech Gaming ST-ARCH-II-002 Archangel Gaming Computer Desktop PC AMD Ryzen 5 1400,GTX 1060 3GB, 1TB HDD,16 GB DDR4, Windows 10 Home, White
Game designers are often in the market for a top-of-the-line PC for streaming for business purposes (what a business!). The great thing about the Archangel II Gaming Computer Desktop PC from Skytech Gaming is that it is expert enough to be used by gaming designers for work and easy enough to use for expert gamers to enjoy.
Loaded with all of the best features, the Archangel II comes with a one tetra byte hard drive, 16 gigs of gaming memory, and 3GB of space on the system graphics card. It comes complete with Windows 10 (the home edition) and is optimized for HD video streaming in 1080 pixels. Though the monitor is sold separately, the Wi-Fi enabled keyboard and mouse come with this PC.
9. Streaming PC Specifically for Gamers
SkyTech Shadow GTX 1050 Gaming Computer Desktop PC FX-4300 3.80 GHz Quad Core, GTX 1050 2GB, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (GTX 1050 | FX-4300)
It’s true you can do homework or balance your budget on the Shadow GTX 1050 Gaming Computer Desktop PC from Skytech Gaming. It even comes with Windows 10 Pro, but at its heart, the Shadow GTX is built for gamers who love to stream and interact with others while they are gaming.
This system comes with a DVD player, is Wi-Fi enabled, and is super fast, using an AMD FX-4300 processor. In the flick of a switch, this PC turns into a gaming console packed with massive amounts of storage that includes 8 gigs of gaming memory, 2 GB of graphics storage, and a one tetra byte hard drive. While this is clearly a gamer’s PC, with a free version of Windows 10 Pro, why not do it all on this PC?
10. Multi-Monitor Streaming Gaming PC
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra GUA3120CPG Desktop Gaming PC (AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3, AMD R7 240 2GB, 1TB HDD, 802.11 AC WiFi Adapter, Gaming Keyboard/Mouse & Win 10 Home) Black
When we rounded out our list, we had to include the Gamer Ultra Desktop Gaming PC from CyberpowerPC. This power-packed system is made to do it all without breaking the bank. You get everything you need from a quality PC for streaming, like 2 GB of graphics memory, 8 gigs of gaming memory, and one tetra byte of space on your hard drive. But you get even more.
The system comes with a gaming keyboard and mouse combo and you get Windows 10 Home for free. You can take care of all of your every day computing needs like checking e-mail or shopping on Amazon or you can add a couple of monitors and start your own in-home gaming tournament – this baby has it all!
Top 3 Laptops for Streaming
Now that you have your PC desktop taken care of, what are you going to do when you want to game while you’re on the go? Well, we’ve solved that problem for you too! Here we found 3 of the best laptops for streaming top quality video and online content today:
1. High Speed, High Resolution Streaming Laptop
2017 Dell Business Laptop PC 15.6" HD LED-backlit Display Intel i3-7100U Processor 8GB DDR4 RAM 128GB SSD HDMI DVD-RW Bluetooth Webcam MaxxAudio Windows 10-Black
Say you have a long flight and the in-flight movie does not interest you. What if you could have the same quality streaming video from your laptop that you can get on your gaming PC at home? You can! We found the 2017 Dell Business Laptop PC from Dell to be among the best you can find.
This laptop comes complete with a Bluetooth enabled webcam, a readable and writeable DVD, 8 gigs of RAM, and 128 gigs of SSD! Powered by MaxxAudio, the sound is crystal clear on this puppy, the screen is over 15” wide and backlit for amazing streaming in high 1366 x 768 resolution, and you get Windows 10 Home.
2. Powerful Gaming Laptop for Streaming
Dell G5 15.6 FHD 2019 Gaming Laptop Notebook, Intel Core i7-8750H to 4.1 GHz, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, Wi-Fi, HDMI, Windows 10, Black, 8GB/16GB/32GB RAM, 128GB to 1TB SSD, 1TB/2TB HDD
Dell makes a second entry on our list of laptops for streaming with its 2019 Gaming Laptop Notebook. First of all, whether you are streaming movies or playing video games, the graphics and images are unparalleled! We’re talking HDMI 2.0 and anti-glare paneling on a 15.6” screen.
This laptop is also powerful, with 4 gigs of processing speed, 8 gigs of memory, 32 gigs of RAM, and 16 gigs of gaming memory – that is on top of SSD space between 128 gigs and one tetra byte. The hard drive, by the way comes in one or two tetra bytes! This bad boy is FAST!
3. Memory Packed Laptop for Gaming and Streaming
HP Onyx Blizzard Ci5 15-cb035wm 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor, AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics, 12GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Backlit Keyboard Windows 10 Home
Finally, we chose the Onyx Blizzard Ci5 from HP because it has it all. First of all, its 15.6” screen is fully HD optimized. As a gaming laptop it is made for high quality images and graphics. It uses a super speedy Intel Core i5-7300 HQ processor to load video at hyper speed.
If gaming is what you love, you will be hard pressed to run out of memory with this laptop. It offers 12 gigs of memory, a one tetra byte hard drive, 4 gigs of RAM, and 8 gigs of game memory. The system comes with Windows 10 Home and the screen is LED backlit for optimal viewing.