Help with Compatability and Specifications.

  Daiichi 11:45 14 Aug 2014


My computer knowledge is "middle of the road" at best so I need help with compatability, overkill and comparison of specifications. The RAM is doubled because I want 32GB to have max potential for the motherboard and since I play Dwarf Fortress I believe I need a hell of a lot of RAM or so my friend said. I'm also wanting to record the higher spec games like star citizen on it's beta release. Here is the list I have at present:

MSI Z97M GAMING Motherboard , m-ATX , 1150 , Intel Z97 chipset , Max Memory 32 GB , Cross Fire , Z97M GAMING

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) CPU , Quad Core , 4.00GHz clock speed, 22nm Process, 8MB L3 Cache, Dual Channel DDR3 Controller, Integrated HD 4600 Graphics, BX80646I74790K

Msi Dragon Liquid Cpu Processor Cooler

MSI NVIDIA GeForce Gtx 780 Gaming Video Graphics Card, 3 GB,PCI-Express X16, Dual-DVI | HDMI | DisplayPort, DDR5,N780 TF 3GD5/OC

Cooler Master Striker Stryker Gaming Case Rig,SGC-5000W-KWN1

HyperX Beast 16 GB RAM Memory Kit (2x 8 GB),DDR3 , 2400 MHz, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CL11, 240-pin DIMM, KHX24C11T3K2/16X

HyperX Beast 16 GB RAM Memory Kit (2x 8 GB),DDR3 , 2400 MHz, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CL11, 240-pin DIMM, KHX24C11T3K2/16X

HyperX FURY 2.5" SATA SSD , 120GB Capacity , SATA 6Gb/s Interface , 2.5" Form Factor , SHFS37A/120G

Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD Desktop 3.5" Internal Hard Drive,SATA/600 , 7200 rpm , 64 MB Buffer,12 month warranty,ST3000DM001

Cooler Master V-Series V700 Modular PC Power Supply PSU,Single 700w +12c Output up to 58A,80 Plus Gold Rating,Silent 135mm FDB Fan,Four PCI-E 6+2 Connectors,5 Year Warranty,RS700-AFBAG1-UK

Samsung Internal Black DVD RW SATA 5.25" Writer,SATA Connection,SH-224DB/BEBE

Asus PCE-AC66 IEEE 802.11AC PCI Express , Wi-Fi Adapter, 1.30 Gbps , Internal , PCE-AC66

COA Win 8.1 x32/x64 COA ORY OEI PC,WN7-00822

More to the point. Will this be a good PC? and, will it work?

  Ian in Northampton 12:40 14 Aug 2014

This - and other posts elsewhere - tells me you have about a million times more PC there than you need to play Dwarf Fortress. So, yes, I'd venture to suggest that that spec is overkill, to put it mildly. I suggest you look in the same places I did to find out more. Of course, if you want almost the best gaming PC money can buy, then go for it... :-)

  Daiichi 12:41 14 Aug 2014

If anyone has any good builds, that work well, in the range of £1,800 - £2,200 and can offer them up I'd be grateful.

  Daiichi 12:43 14 Aug 2014

Yes Ian I understand playing it isn't the problem it's the world generation that is taxing and I'd like to have a complete world on it :') Just OCD really. :')

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