With the release of Nvidia’s new range of GTX graphics cards in recent months, PC gamers have been reworking their budgets to finance the powerful hardware.
While a “modest” GeForce GTX 960 can be picked up for R3,500, this GPU is not what the high-end gamers are after. They are all about the GTX 980 or Titan X.
Ask these gamers what their perfect gaming PC setup would be, though, and they will probably tell you they need an extra graphics card or two for an SLI setup.
This computing power does not come cheap, and we decided to see how much an “ultimate gaming rig” costs in May 2015.
The system we put together, and its pricing, is detailed in the table below.
|Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz||R4,600|
|Corsair H100i CPU Cooler||R1,500|
|MSI Z97 XPower AC Motherboard||R6,400|
|32GB Kingston Hyperx Beast DDR3 2400MHz RAM||R4,300|
|Asus GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB – x2 in SLI||R35,000|
|2x 500GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD||R10,500|
|Cooler Master Cosmos II ATX Tower||R4,200|
|Antec High Current Pro 1300W 80+ Platinum PSU||R3,700|
|2x Asus ROG Swift 27″ 1440p Gaming Monitor||R35,600|
|SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard||R2,700|
|Logitech G502 Mouse||R1,000|
|SteelSeries H 7.1 Headphones||R3,600|
|Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sound Card||R2,300|
|Logitech Z623 2.1 Speakers||R2,600|
|Windows 7 Professional 64bit||R2,000|
|Additional fans, lighting, and control units||R2,000|
All pricing and products are available from Evetech, Rebel Tech, and Wootware.
Images of the components are embedded below.