This desktop build may cost a lot but it is top tier when it comes to performance and is powered by the new Skylake top of the line Intel i7. It is all you need to run any current games on a 4k Ultra HD monitor! This is the superior gaming desktop does not get held back by a budget. You can even run triple monitors on this system. This specific desktop will also handle everything from video processing to movie conversions at ease. It really is the best and the only way to go harder is to buy TWO of those graphic cards and crossfire.
Skylake 4k Gaming PC Build Parts List
- CPU: Intel i7-6700k Skylake [view]
- Mobo: MSI z170A LGA 1151 Socket [view]
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 Gaming RAM [view]
- GFX Card: 8GB GTX 1080 [view]
- Hard Drive: 1 Terabyte SSD [view]
- Power Supply: 750W PSU [view]
- Gaming Case: ATX Tower [view] [gaming cases]
- CPU Fan(water cooled): Needed for i7 [view]
4K Build Components Explained
CPU: Intel Quad Core i7-6700K 4GHz Processor
The i7 6th Generation Skylake is the best choice for a super gaming PC. The industries leading processor and the newest. The multi-threading quad core i7 passes benchmarks of all sorts and can be for video editing, song producing, hardcore gaming and more. It’s the LGA 1151 Socket if you decide to get another mobo but the WiFi one is great.
Gaming Mobo: MSI ATX z170A Titanium Gaming Edition
This MSI gaming board is Supports the Skylake 6th Generation LGA 1151 socket and fits perfectly with the i7 Skylake Series Processors. You can also put a 6th Gen i5 in it or future Intel lines. If you decide to get another mobo be sure it is a LGA 1151 socket.
Top Shelf Card: GTX 1080 SuperClocked 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0
Boom, headshot. This GFX card is going to be the workhorse of your system and you can run everything on ultra and play smooth for hours on end. It really is top of the line when it comes to graphics cards. VR Ready and 4k.
RAM: 16GB of High Performance DDR4 Gaming Memory
16 Gigs is way more than you’ll ever need but why not? I have 24GB but you could get by fine with 8GB. Seriously, you won’t be able to tell the difference between 8 and 16 but go hard or go home right?
Hard Drive: Samsung 1TB SSD Beast
If for any reason you actually do want to save money on this build, instead of getting the full TerraByte Solid State Drive, you can get a much smaller and cheaper(under $100) 250GB SSD for your Operating System Installation and then get a second internal 1TB Hard Drive for extra storage. You’ll save about $150 this way. But if money is not an issue, get the full 1TB SSD. Blazing speeds.
Also note, if you’re like me you’re going to want an external drive to back up all of your files. Even now a days an external 5TB is less than $150 so I have several on my network.
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 Watt
A giant workhorse of a power supply to give the proper juice to all of your enabled speed boost.
Computer Tower: Most Gamer Friendly
Is obviously more of a personal choice but this one offers extra features that pretty much all other computer towers do not. Such as a front mounted external slot you can plop an SSD into and a handle on top for east carrying. It is a gaming computer after all.
Intel Gaming Build Summary
This Extreme Gaming Machine is basically the end all. You won’t need a new PC for years and years on end. Even if something better comes out you can easily upgrade your parts piece by piece. You’re now into 4k Gaming.