Hi everyone i'm going to build a new gaming PC and was wondering if it will play games on ultra settings? It is my first build but I've been planing on building a PC for about a year. Here are the hardware specifications.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz base clock CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula Hard Drive: x2 1TB WD Black Series 7200RPM SSD: x1 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS, games, etc.) Memory: 16GB DDR3 2400 (2x8 or 4x4?) CD Drive: LG Black 16x Blu-Ray BDXL Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 780 Ti PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W P2 80 Plus Platinum (Fully Modular)
The reason for the 1000W PSU is so down the road i can get another 780 Ti. But my main question is will 2x8 or 4x4 sticks of RAM be best? I won't ever get over 16GB of RAM so I won't upgrade in the future. Also any advice on a good 780 Ti? I heard EVGA has great customer service. And my last question is if one 780 Ti can run ultra settings how many fps would it give me? Any answers are greatly appreciated.
For the hard drive, you should just go for a Seagate Barracuda 2tb, or if you want a raid set-up, 2x WD Blue 1tb. The WD Blacks are expensive premium drives that are not really necessary if you have a SSD.
For the SSD, the main advantage of the Pro over the EVO is that the Pro is better at writing. Since this is a gaming build, the only writing you'll be doing is the initial installation of the OS and programs, so you don't really need that extra feature. You can save a lot of money by going with the EVO.
8gb of ram is plenty for games. Go for 2x4gb.
Do you really need a blu-ray drive? If not, then ditch it for a standard, cheap optical drive.