I need help making the best possible computer for UE4
I would be extremely grateful if someone could help me by helping me construct the best possible computer for UE4.
Now, I won't be able to afford everything, but my approach is this:
I want to come up with the ABSOLUTE BEST, then dial it back down according to budget. If nothing else, to compare the best components out there with what I can afford. I am not computer illiterate, but some of the nuances get lost on me. For instance, what is the best processor/GPU money can buy right now? Thank you!
If you want to build something that can handle UE4 decently well, then I suggest getting an intel i7 quad core processor. Probably something like a 4670 and up would do you nicely in the long run which is fairly well priced and can handle most anything you throw at it.
For a graphics card, I would get an nvidia geforce 750ti minimum to run it smoothly. If you can spot the extra cash for a 770 then I would because it'll last longer and will allow you to do more within a level before seeing the chug of you computer. Especially when you're dealing with high amounts of polygons and particle systems.
The motherboard can be your preference of size but it has to have the same socket type as what your CPU has. So choose what CPU you want based on price and then sort the motherboard by the same socket type and choose one with decent reviews.
Then take a look at what RAM speeds your motherboard supports and what the limit is per slot (ex: Max 4GB per slot x4 = total of 16GB of RAM). I would suggest having minimum of 8GB or RAM to be honest. 16GB of DDR3 will do you just fine. No need to get anything super fast, something around the 1600Mhz range should be perfectly ok for this.
After that, all that's left is your power supply, hard drive, and case to get your bare minimum working. If you already have a decently new CD-ROM then I would just re-use that one. Or just pick up a cheap CD-ROM unless you use it regularly for stuff (I don't which is why I have a $20 one in my computer lol).
Hope this helps!
answered Mar 21 '14 at 10:17 PM
You'd be better off setting a budget first. There are video cards over $4,000 but that doesn't make them good for running UE4.
I'm using a relatively inexpensive card, GTX 750ti, at $150. I have no problems running UE4 in a large 2 screen setup.
answered Mar 21 '14 at 09:09 PM
Is this good, seems pretty decent?
answered Mar 21 '14 at 10:04 PM
Ask on the LinusTechTips forums... they build computer for fun and know the benefits of cost efficiency and performance
answered Mar 21 '14 at 11:20 PM
Has anyone tried using a setup like this? I'm putting this together for a nephew who wants to use UE4: HP Z420 workstation running a Xeon E5-1602 @ 3.60 Ghz, 4Gb - Geforce GTX 960, 32Gbs ECC ram (4x8Gb), 1Tb SSD boot drive and a 2Tb storage drive.
Was also considering another system I have laying around, an HP Z800 workstation which I could put in similar parts but this system would be running dual Xeon Quads or 6-cores. Does anyone know if using a system with 2 processors would be helpful? I can't seem to find anything on the subject.
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