So I'm about to get into the Streaming biz. I have a nice main Gaming rig running an i5 2500K overclocked to 4.5 Ghz and a Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Video Card. I've played around and realized that I'm not going to be able to stream and play on the same computer with any level of quality. So my goal is to build a custom server computer that can handle the stream via Capture Card while my other rig is strictly for gaming.
So I need recommendations on what is needed to get a quality stream from the gaming server PC. My goal is to stream crystal smooth 1080p HD. I was planning on using Xsplit or something along those lines, but I'm open to suggestions. I am on a budget and I'm not sure if the server PC also needs to have a beasty setup or if something lower-end dual core would do the trick.
Your recommendations are greatly appreciated!