The goal of my streaming setup has always been simplicity.
I capture audio and video primarily through my workstation. If I would like to move around, I typically use my iPhone 8 Plus. I previously had a Google Pixel 3 XL sending data to an RTMP server in the cloud, which I would then feed into OBS Studio, which runs on a machine deep within the hovel.
My gaming and fitness streams are captured through my workstation, which lives in my home gym.
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
CPU: AMD FX-8320E (Amazon.com)
CPU HSF: Noctua NH-D15 (Amazon.com)
GPU: Zotac GTX 750 Zone Edition (Amazon.com)
Capture Card: AVerMedia Live Gamer HD (Amazon.com)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme4 AM3+ AMD970
Memory: 8GB (4*2GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3-1600 7-8-7-24 1.60V F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Case: ThermalTake Core P3 (Amazon.com)
PSU: Corsair CS450M 450W 80PLUS Gold, Modular (Amazon.com)
Keyboard: CTRL mechanical keyboard with Halo switches
Received in the $5000 ultimate bounty box (Drop)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core
An excellent mousing product that carries on the Logitech MX500 legacy.
USB Switch: Plugable USB 2.0 Switch
This switch allows me to move my peripherals between my workstation and another device (read: XIM or my laptop) at the push of a button (Amazon.com). Invaluable for switching peripherals between machines, though there are now USB 3.0 models available.
Microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
The Audio-Technica AT2020 USB (Discontinued, 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 (Amazon.com), 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).
If I were to do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t choose a cardioid condenser microphone.