There is a slew of games you want a 4K, 60 FPS gaming PC for. We’re talking Battlefield V, Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, and, maybe one day, Red Dead Redemption 2 — but not Fallout ’76...definitely not. Let’s do a quick breakdown of what each of these metrics means, and why you should care about it for playing these incredible PC games.
4K resolution is like high-definition on steroids. It is crisp, clean, and unsurpassed by any other consumer technology. It’s like looking through your glasses after spending a long, painful afternoon without them. Just staring at that 4K resolution fills you with a sense of awe and wonder. It reminds you of why this world is beautiful — er, I mean, the virtual world you’re looking at.
The one catch is that you have to have both a 4K-capable display and 4K-capable gaming system. We will circle back to what that entails, but just know it takes two to tango.
Gaming in 60 FPS, like playing in 4K resolution, is so crisp and beautiful. The uncanny valley begins to close with faster frame rates and high resolutions. You’ll know you’re always playing a video game, but it will be a video game that looks incredibly real, or at the very least, incredibly detailed and rich — sometimes richer than the naked eye at times.
Unlike gaming at a 4K resolution, you won’t need a special monitor to do this. Playing at 60 FPS is achievable on most consoles and shouldn’t be too much of a drain on your PC gaming budget. If you are looking to build a high-performance PC that can run 60 FPS at 4K resolution, be sure to visit Magic Micro Computers — we are one of the best places to buy a gaming PC.
Let’s go back to the reason why you wanted to get a 4K, 60 FPS gaming PC. You wanted to run some awesome, immersive games on the highest settings possible without melting your computer, right? Fortunately, there are a couple options that will help you do that.
There are two huge components that you should focus on if you want to build that PC. The first one is going to be the graphics card. To build the best gaming rig, your computer has to be able to process massive amounts of information in the blink of an eye.
Your graphics card (GPU) has got to be top notch. One of the most affordable, easily attainable GPUs out there right now is the GTX 1080 Ti. It’s explosive, and while most gaming rigs require two GPUs to run at 60 FPS and 4K, it only takes one GTX 1080 Ti to do the job.
Another option to consider is the AMD Radeon RX Vega. While this may underperform compared to the GTX 1080 Ti, it is quite a bit cheaper. You’re not sacrificing much by choosing a the Vega, but as new generations of games emerge, you may not be able to keep up. C’est la vie.
After the GPU question is settled, the last thing you want to make sure of is how much random access memory you have available. Ideally, you want 16 GB of RAM. Anything short of this may have your gaming rig struggling to render those beautiful graphics. If you are feeling ambitious, you can get 32 GB of RAM just to ensure that there aren’t any hiccups with your computer. At the very least, 16 GB of RAM will ensure everything runs as smooth as butter.
All of these suggestions assume that you have spent a bit of research on central processing units (CPU) and have not opted for the cheapest option. If you’re trying to build the ultimate gaming PC, you can’t cut corners. It may seem tempting to go cheap on one component of the computer, but your gaming rig is only as strong as the weakest link.
If you are having trouble determining what parts you need or want to leave the building to someone else — but have specific parts in mind — consider going to Magic Micro Computers to build the best gaming rig and ultimate PC.