For the Ultimate Sim Racing build we selected the Intel Core i5-9600K as our go to processor. Why not an i7 you ask...well if you want one we can certainly provide it but the i5-9600K is ideally matched to all the current Sim racing titles available on the market. Add to the mix a Cooler Master Liquid cooled system and you have the ultimate system for sim racing performance, ultimate cooling and rock steadily reliability to match any i7 at an unbeatable price.
The i5-9600K is an unlocked processor so we set the dials to maximum with the Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard. This is a match made in heaven and allows the CPU to utilise the Z390 ATX motherboards that can support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, six SATA 6Gb/s devices a multitude of expansion cards with crossfire or SLI functionality. Bottom line is this system is the ultimate for your Sim racing needs.
Most Sim Racing titles require more than 8 GB of Ram so we are doubling up for your VR, Broadcasting and lets face it high expectations. the dual 16GB kits of memory we have included will exceed Intel’s recommended specifications from DDR4-2800 to DDR4-3400.
Our ultimate build will incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space and a minimum 3TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm. You will not be short of storage!
The heart your Sim racing rig is the GPU and for this build we have decided to go with an excellent graphic card. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with any Sim racing titles and the 2070 is perfectly suited for VR, triple screens and broadcasting as well. When using an RTX 2070 you should consider stepping up your monitors to at least 120/144hz screen for the best experience.
For streaming, the newly-updated NVENC encoding will offload the task to the GPU with a minimal performance hit using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while providing image quality similar to or better than x264 Fast quality.
All of the Ultimate Sim PC components are housed in the Corsair Carbide SPEC-06 RGB case. This case has a nice black finish, a large tempered glass side panel window. The power supply and cables are hidden away to leave only the watercooled system and case fans with built in RGB lighting and front panel for the ultimate in slick presentation.
For our power supply, we're using a 80+ Gold certified and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking. If you are looking for the ultimate in performance and reliability with slick looks and a full support package then this is the system for you.