Suggestions on $500-$600 budget build?

I want a budget streaming machine. I want to be able to stream at 720p (or if possible 1080p) @ 60fps. I will be doing the gameplay on an Xbox One and using the Elgato HD60. I want dual monitor display to be able to have expanded desktop view. I need it to be able to run OBS, the elgato software, and a cheap video editing program at one time (minimal video editing/rendering being done). I also want to be able to play Old School RunScape occasionally which is a very lightweight game so shouldn't be a problem. So far I have came up with 2 builds. One at $497 and one at $588. I want to know if build #2 is going to be worth while for the extra $70. Any opinions?

Note: I already have the HDD/SSD and PSU taken care of!

Also, I WILL be expanding/upgrading this build in the future. (ie. better GPU, more ram, etc.)

Budget: I'd like to keep around $500. (Yes I know build 2 is a little above $500).

Build #1:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $497.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-06 23:48 EST-0500

Build #2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($253.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $585.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-06 23:44 EST-0500

For streaming and playing runescape, you don't need much at all. I would suggest a build based off of the a8-7600. A solid build around that with an ssd and an hdd (for mass storage) should come in at under $500. I build one for about $400 not long ago with a 3tb hdd and a 250gb ssd. Runs like a dream, currently being used in an office environment for things like photoshop. It would handle streaming and runescape with zero effort, I can promise you that.

EDIT: Forgot to mention. When I made that build, I managed to get a lot of things on sale, so I don't know how much it would come out to now, but it should be very cheap. And no need for a video card if all you are going is streaming.

Haven't you posted before or somewhere else

Otherwise, probably something like this, just live without a case for a while if you need to really get the price down

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QKh2vK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QKh2vK/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($126.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.47 @ OutletPC)
Total: $612.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-07 00:20 EST-0500

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the i5 6600k is made for overclocking. if you overclock it's much better then the multiplier locked 6400. the 6400 can be overclocked but the multiplier is locked which limits how far you can oc it. however if you dont want to oc then i suggest getting a xeon. they are made for this sort of work and are hyperthreaded and will work or your purposes much better.

Haven't you posted before or somewhere else

Otherwise, probably something like this, just live without a case for a while if you need to really get the price down

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QKh2vK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QKh2vK/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($126.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.47 @ OutletPC)
Total: $612.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-07 00:20 EST-0500

Yeah I've seen this post elsewhere. I like this build for streaming. I think he's already got a hdd/ssd/psu as well so that saves a few bucks and lets him get a nicer case.

Personally I wouldn't go with anything less than a 8core AMD or a 4core intel for streaming. I've streamed on a 7600k AMD and it was pretty weaksauce, especially when trying to play a PC game and stream it.

Yeah I have posted on here and a few other sites. I'm just trying to get some suggestions for the build. I'm still a ways away from being able to buy everything but right now I'm collecting enough info to make an educated build when I am ready

I have gotten another build suggested to me by a friend. Any thoughts on it?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $501.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-07 23:14 EST-0500

Uhhh where is the power supply?

Here is my take on it. Go 1155.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJGswP

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJGswP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJGswP/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $597.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 04:08 EST-0500

that's kind of a low end board, here's the haswell option any ways if you don't want the AMD 8 core, just take out about $100 from the hard drive and PSU, costs ends up nearly the same but with a 4GB 380 over a 2GB model, also make sure the $163 380 is actually a 380

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rhLQpg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rhLQpg/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.47 @ OutletPC)
Total: $609.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 04:17 EST-0500

I already have a PSU and HDD.

What kind of PSU?

Have you looked at the syklake pentium g? I have seen them for 60 bucks. No one except phronix has reviewed this thing. Two skylake cores at 3.3 mhz for the g4400 and skylakes improved on board gpu. I am an AMD guy but you seem to like skylake so I think you should go with what you like/want.
Skylake vastly improved their iGPU so for streaming you can get the CPU you really want and add a dgpu later. They seem to drop in prices faster and you can keep an eye out for deals that are short lived and unbelievable. Since your gaming on the xbox that opens up a lot of options. About a month ago I found a refurb open box gtx 770 for 135 and they were regularly 170. They went REALLY quick:(
Hope this helps

Old school RS will run on any modern hardware 50 fps (their arbitrary frame cap) the new RS needs something decent like a highly clocked AMD processor or a moderately clocked Intel. Graphics processor is irrelivent, modern integrated will handle it just fine.

It is a corsair CX series.