Characteristics of a Computer for Working as a Cam Model

Today we’ll discuss what computer is necessary for working as a cam model. This question is very often asked by new and experiences models. Besides, owners of webcam studios are also interested to know what equipment they should have to provide their models with everything necessary for an efficient work at several websites at once. We understand that everyone can afford things for different prices, that’s why we will have a look at computers in a different price range.

A Computer for a Cam Model for $375

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Let’s start with having a look at a reasonably priced computer suitable for work. It should be noted that the price for the system unit and its components is included in the given price. We didn’t take into account the price for peripherals because everyone chooses them themselves. The price for a web camera isn’t included either (read the article Choosing a Webcam for Working as a Cam Model).

  • Mother board – Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ($74);
  • Processor – AMD FX-6300 with a frequency of 3.5 GHz ($89);
  • RAM – Kingston HyperX Fury Blue Series DDR3 1600 MHz 8 GB ($77);
  • Power supply – Aerocool Vx-350 [VX-350] ($23);
  • Video card – the video card MSI GeForce GT 710 Silent LP [GT 710 2GD3H LP] ($38);
  • Hard disc – 500 GB the hard disc Toshiba P300 [HDWD105UZSVA] ($48);
  • Computer case – Miditower CaseCom CJN-939 ($26).

This computer is ideal for working at 3 or 5 websites, but we don’t include such resource demanding sites as Livejasmin and Xlove. There won’t be any lag if the translator, music and Skype are on. If you still want to pay less, you can exclude a video card and choose a cheaper hard disc.

Top Computer for Working as a Cam Model ($835)

This computer will suit experienced cam models who are ready to work at 8 sites at once and not feel uncomfortable because of lag. This configuration will satisfy all your needs.

  • Processor – Intel Core i7 – 6700 OEM ($368);
  • Mother board – MSI B150M PRO-DH ($104);
  • RAM – Crucial DDR4 8Gb 2133Mhz ($88);
  • Power supply – 650W OCZ ZS ($71);
  • SSD – 240 GB solid-state drive Sandisk SSD Plus ($89);
  • Video card – MSI GeForce GT 730 ($89);
  • Computer case – Miditower CaseCom CJN-939 ($26).

As you see, one can get a powerful computer which will ensure a model’s efficient work for not an expensive price. Here you can also save some money (about $100) on a video card and SSD. The total value of the computer and its components together with peripherals is estimated at $1 100 – $1 200.

Which Notebook is Suitable for Working as a Cam Model?


Many models don’t want to bother with buying a computer and ask which notebook to choose for their work as a notebook can be taken anywhere and one can start broadcasting from any place with the Internet access. Naturally, notebooks cost differently; usually we recommend a few notebooks which make it possible to work at 4 or 5 websites at the same time.

  1. HP 17-Y012UR (P3T55EA) – is a viable option, it costs about $732. If a model doesn’t work on LiveJasmin, it easily allows working on 4 or 5 sites. We recommend it to new models who don’t have much money.
  2. MSI GL62 6QF-1470RU costs $1070 and it will satisfy all your needs. The only minus is a standard size of the display, it’s 15.6 inches. It would be great if developers made it 17 inches.
  3. MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro ($1 600) is a powerful high-quality notebook really and will be ideal for working as a cam model. It has backlight; the size of the screen is 17 inches. No need to talk much about its characteristics, the quality of this notebook corresponds to its price, and the notebook answers the demands of any cam model completely.

From my own experience I can tell you that it’s better and cheaper to buy a computer than a notebook. Please, ask questions in comments or the section Questions and Answers. Share the characteristics of your computer or notebook in comments.