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
GPU: ASUS EAH4670
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Case: ThermalTake Core P3 (Amazon.com)
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 Amazon.com) 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, Amazon.com).
Capture Card: AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD
AVerMedia’s Live Gamer HD (MSRP $199.99, Amazon.com) 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.