Question Extreme Gaming/Streaming PC Build Advice Needed

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Hello everyone! Hope all of you are having a great weekend. I’m in desperate need of component advice for an extreme gaming/streaming rig. My budget is unlimited for this no compromise/best of the best build but I’m not in any way opposed to saving some money if I can, as long as I am able to achieve my desire. The ultimate goal for me is 4k ultra settings at maximum FPS possible. Any/all help and suggestions is greatly appreciated. Please and thank you guys/gals!
 
Your first problem will be to acquire a strong graphics card. 3090 for the best.
Unfortunately, such cards are all but unobtainable, even at prices of 2x msrp or more.
On ebay, you can buy them in the $3000 range.
It is the graphics card that is most important for fast action gaming, and particularly at 4k resolution and max settings.

The next thing to look at is your monitor. Many 4k monitors are limited to 60hz, but the number of units going faster is increasing.
What size are you looking for?
LG OLED TV's can run at 120HZ with a stunning image.
Here is a list of 4k gaming monitors:
https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/best/gaming-monitors-4k

The processor becomes somewhat secondary.
Newest 11th gen intel and ryzen 5000 series have improved performance per clock which is what most games really need.
You could pick I9-11900K or ryzen 5800x, each with 16 threads which should be sufficient for a high level of multitasking.
If you look at the performance reviews you will see that for 4k gaming, the processor is not the big differentiator.

For heavy multitasking like streaming or multithreaded batch apps, buy plenty of ram.
Likely, 32gb.
Intel is not dependent on fast ram for performance.
ryzen is, so plan on the fastest supported ram.
 
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Your first problem will be to acquire a strong graphics card. 3090 for the best.
Unfortunately, such cards are all but unobtainable, even at prices of 2x msrp or more.
On ebay, you can buy them in the $3000 range.
It is the graphics card that is most important for fast action gaming, and particularly at 4k resolution and max settings.

The next thing to look at is your monitor. Many 4k monitors are limited to 60hz, but the number of units going faster is increasing.
What size are you looking for?
LG OLED TV's can run at 120HZ with a stunning image.
Here is a list of 4k gaming monitors:
https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/best/gaming-monitors-4k

The processor becomes somewhat secondary.
Newest 11th gen intel and ryzen 5000 series have improved performance per clock which is what most games really need.
You could pick I9-11900K or ryzen 5800x, each with 16 threads which should be sufficient for a high level of multitasking.
If you look at the performance reviews you will see that for 4k gaming, the processor is not the big differentiator.

For heavy multitasking like streaming or multithreaded batch apps, buy plenty of ram.
Likely, 32gb.
Intel is not dependent on fast ram for performance.
ryzen is, so plan on the fastest supported ram.
Hi Geofelt! Yeah, I’ve been on the hunt for a 3090 primarily but am leaning towards a 3080 ti when it releases.

As for display choice, I actually already ordered the LG 27GP950 on Friday. What are your thoughts on this particular monitor? Would you say it’s the best that is currently available? Is there anything better on the horizon?

For my CPU, I purchased the 5950x for sufficient leeway in regards to both gaming and streaming. Not to mention future-proofing. In addition, I’m thinking of pairing it with the Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme motherboard. What do you think of these two selections? I also have been eyeing the Asus Dark Hero, MSI Godlike, and Asus Formula too.

Would it be worth going for 64gb of RAM instead of 32GB just to be on the safe side for gaming and streaming as well as for the future? I’ve read that DDR4 3600mhz CAS 14 is the perfect sweet spot for Ryzen 5000 but when I choose any RAM kit with these particular specs, PC PartPicker says the voltage exceeds that of my CPU. I’m stumped there lol.
 
No telling on the monitor.
It looks good, but you will not know until you see it in person.
Probably best to check out reviews.
Regardless, your performance will be limited by the gpu. With a hefty budget, keep looking for a 3090 card.

On AM4 motherboards, I have no opinion.
Whatever you pick, look at the motherboard ram QVL list for your cpu.
Ryzen is picky about ram, and not all ram kits are going to work properly.
If you have a favored ram vendor, check out their selection app and buy only the exact kit that is supported.
I doubt that more than 32gb would be useful.

There is no "future proofing"
Buy what you need for today and perhaps two years out.
By then, we will have a new gen of intel and amd processors, ddr5 ram and new motherboards.
 
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