Streaming Setup

I maintain two separate stream setups.

My gaming streams are captured through my workstation. I won’t bore you with the specs of that machine.

My workout streams are captured through a dedicated machine that lives in my home gym.

My Gym Stream Machine

CPU: Intel Core i5-760
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55 LX
Memory: 4GB (2*2GB) G.SKILL DDR3-1333 F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK 8-8-8-21 1.5V
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Case: ThermalTake Core P3 (

My streaming setup is pretty simple, and I aim to keep it that way.

Microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020 USB

The Audio-Technica AT2020 USB (Discontinued, MSRP $229 is the USB-driven version of the AT2020. It’s a cardioid condenser microphone. Reviews frequently praise it over options like the Blue Yeti, which comes in at a similar price-point. Audio-Technica has replaced the AT2020 USB with the Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+ (MSRP $149,

Capture Card: AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD

Live Gamer HD C985
AVerMedia’s Live Gamer HD (MSRP $199.99, is a PCI-e capture card that features HDMI pass-through, along with analog audio input and output. It captures up to 1080p30 and 720p60.