I often get asked by people, “what equipment do you use?”
Well I thought I would answer that question here so you can see what I use for yourself. In all honestly it’s not all that high tech but it will get the job done.
Here is my current computer set up. I bought this December 2014.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
- Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
- Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
- Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case
- Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
- Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard
- Razer Deathadder mouse
- Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
- Logitech G27 steering wheel
- Microphone: Audio Technica AT2020
- Mixer board: Behringer Xenyx802
Screen Capture Software
The screen capture software I use it called Mirillis Action.
First off, let me say that this software is not free. You will have to pay for it if you want it.
There are a couple reasons why I chose this piece of software:
- It had a 30-day free trial, so I could check it out first.
- It has the capability to use a facecam if you want to.
- It can record in AVI or MP4.
- It can livestream if I want to. (a monthly subscription)
- It can upload directly to YouTube from the software.
- It can do desktop, gaming and zone capture.
- It has the ability to take screenshots and record audio.
- It can record audio in a separate track.
Open Broadcast Software
I also use another piece of software called Open Broadcast Software(OBS), which is open source.
I use this piece of software when Mirillis Action isn’t working properly for me, which can happen from time to time as with any piece of software.
I use this piece of software to stream to Twitch(My Profile) as well, and it works very well.
It requires a bit of tweaking for Twitch to get the right settings, but once you get that done it works extremely well.
Video Editing Software
At the moment I do very little video editing. However, when I have to do it, I use Windows Movie Maker which is free.
Recording Hard Drive
I use a Seagate Back Up Plus. It’s a nice 1TB hard drive that supports USB 3.
It was a great price when I got it and has worked well thus far.