I plan to assemble a new PC, essentially for Prepar3d.
I have no intention to use multiple screens for the time being.
Still I want a system that will allow to push the settings a bit and to exploit typical adds-ons (mesh, scenery, skies and hardcore liners).
A this point I have selected the following
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K (3.5 GHz)
GPU ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4 Go
MB Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5
RAM Crucial SR X8 16 Go DDR4-SDRAM PC4-17000 (2133 MHz)
Fan Corsair Hydro Series H110
Case Cooler Master HAF X
Power Seasonic X-850 80PLUS Gold (850W)
HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 3 To
SSD Corsair Force Series LX 512Go
OS Windows 7 Professionnel 64 bits
I am not that familiar with computer hardware. So, here are some questions I am struggling with.
1 - CPU - Haswell E processors seem to be not that good at overclocking. I read that for the system to remain stable 4.1 – 4.2 ghz is the max OC frequency. Still, I would prefer to go with an Haswell E as the X99 chipset should allow for easier upgrade in the future. Should I start with the i7-5820K ?
2 – MB - The Asus DX99 Deluxe is priced significantly above the Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5, but is apparently superior in terms of overall performance as well as ventilation. Is it a better choice ?
3 – GPU - Do you think that a GTX980 would make a significant difference in terms of settings on P3D. Here again the price premium is significant.
4 – RAM - Should I go above 2133 MHz
5 - Power supply - I plan to add a secong GPU when P3D will be fully developped for SLI. Does this call for going to 1000 watts ?
Your comments are more than welcome.
Thanks in advance