N/APosted on - 02/25/2015
Hi, I am replacing our home desktop PC by buying all the components then building it up. I could go buy one pre-built given that my experience and background with PC’s is minimal to none, but I do want this challenge. I have bought the Intel i7 4970k Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 RAM and got the Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3 mobo. I would like to build the best and biggest PC I can, I have been reading about bottlenecking too. I would like to know if mobo is good for my needs and if it will hold back the performance of my CPU or limit what I can add or do to my PC in future.
Gigabytes z97x gaming 3 / i7 4970k w
Gaming PC means nothing than better hardware configuration than normal PC. It comes with better hardware like better processor with fast speed, a good graphics card, sound card, more RAM and better data transferring support.
Your motherboard supports highest 32GB RAM; quite a lot for running very smoothly. You’re planning to use 16GB but as the limit is 32GB, it’s recommended to increase the limit. It’ll enable better performance. If splitting this size into several RAMs, then make sure that all the RAMs match the same bus speed, e.g. 1600 MHz
The processor is quite good, with 8MB cache memory, up to 4.4 GHz speed. It’s good enough to play any game of the future.
All you have to do is to get a good graphics card. For better performance, you can get AMD Radeon as there’s a technology called CrossFireX associated with it that enables bridging several graphics card to provide the best performance. Radeon 7000 series would be the best but if planning to get GTX series, GTX 980 enabled graphics card would be the best choice.
No doubt, your PC is one of the best PC. The motherboard is quite good enough to support heavy features, and is upgradable to the limit.