Okay. I need some "Professional" help from you Iwakuvians. I want to start a YouTube Gaming Channel for myself so I can start making a name for myself in the online world. It wouldn't be for money, though I'd accept donations and Youtube money down the road, but I just mainly want to do this for fun. I really just want to get myself out there. I'm an introvert. I spend most of my time at my computer or on my PS3, and that's not healthy for someone like me who longs for a social life. The next best thing? YouTube. I guess I could also consider streaming on Twitch, which would definitely get me more viewers faster and would make it a LOT easier to accept donations, but you've got to remember one thing. Live Streaming requires either a VERY good laptop, or a decent desktop. I have a laptop from 2010-2011, the Compaq Presario CQ62, with Windows 7. Add nearly two years of use on the internet and minecraft playing, and this laptop is NOT ideal for streaming. The Compaq Presario series is actually a business oriented computer. And, as such, cannot handle huge amounts of gaming or super high quality graphics without major modding. And I am nowhere near getting a desktop. So, onto the actual subject of the thread. In order to begin a YouTube channel, set it up nicely, and start recording good quality gaming videos, what kind of Hardware/Software would I need? Keep in mind that this is the kind of thing I want to be doing; -PS3 Let's Plays/Walkthroughs -PC Minecraft Let's Plays/Building Tutorials -Vlogs -Indie Game plays on PC -Possible Fallout or Skyrim Machinimas (Would require PC editions) -Lore Videos on my favorite series' That's all I've got so far. Oh, and a second question. My mom might be getting a new computer because her current one is "buggy". If she does, and I get her current desktop, would Factory Resetting the computer fix it completely or would it do nothing but get rid of all non-default programs and settings? She spent so much money on the computer when she first got it, and it's a nice all-in-one computer, it'd be a shame to let it go to the scrap pile.