To built a 4k monitor gaming rig – what type of hardwares needed and what kind of problem it have.

Firstly is to introduce myself and my hardwares that make up a 4k gaming rig.

My name is Sam, I am not a professional in computer hardware and my English written language was not good. I just wanted to share the hardware and some problem and difficulty on building a 4 k gaming rig or is it worth to build a 4k gaming rig now?
I am running an Intel I7 4930k ivy-B extreme CPU ocing to 4610mhz. 4 x 8g Quad channel 2800mhz g skill trident x memory, actually running at only 2666mhz no further.
To build a 4k monitor gaming rig the first thing come across my mind is a good graphic card. It must be the top range graphic card between AMD or Nvidia, but Two or more graphic cards required if you running online gaming. I myself have quad cross fire of 2 x R9 295×2 which occupying two Pcie lane with quad CF power. Monitor is cheap Asus PB287Q and a Samsung U28590D 4k monitor. You need to buy at least a 60mhz refresh rate capable monitor with mini DP to DP 1.2 Version cable or DP to DP Cable with DP female to mini DP male Adapter.
4k gaming is slow in online game such as COD , but run smoothly on elite dangerous frontier. . Be prepared of some applications solfware will produce blurry font. Or font and graphic become tiny . I mean really tiny but buy you more screen estate that we seldom use it . It will cause you more trouble in moving the mouse or disappearing of mouse arrow.solution is to increase Windows font DPI size from defaults 100% to 145% . This is the most ideal size for most program . Don't forget to clear image calibration on font and monitor color. It will really help too.
mostly the game on the market is fine for 4k compatible. Some game will not resize to wat you expect in full screen. i mean lower the resolution but never give you full screen mode. Even running with four graphic cards. I also need to lower down some graphic configuration to compete with others else you will find either slower then other or having ghoshting image.
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A good 4K monitor you may need to purchase to give you all angle viewing possible , if using the 4k monitor i am using now (CT panel). You will not be able to view completely on different angle, Of cos you need to come out more cash for a better 4k monitor. Usually all games will give your 4K rig refresh rate till 75 hz maximum refresh rate even your 4k panel capable of 100 hz refresh rate.
So far it is more cons then pros by building 4k gaming rig but bare in mind that one thing you will enjoy is the fine detail of graphic that cannot produce by non 4k monitor.
Any experience on 4k gaming and any solution is welcome to post and share in this tread
Thank you

Recently Just bought a Philips 40″ BDM4065UC 4K monitor. and i will to share the experience on 4k monitor with such a huge screen size.

ASUS PB287Q – Problem is the cable must use direct mini DP to DP two way 1.2 version cable that ASUS even not provide it. If you using female DP to Mini DP adapter, Asus monitor will blinking but adapter work on all other 4k brand monitor.
Other problem will be the popular 4k issue – Blur font, Tiny font, big fonts, comparability of software, CT panel that limited to viewing angle, require massive graphic power and expensive.

Samsung U28D590D – Same Common issue of 4K monitor but without cable problem.

40″ Philips BDM4065UC 4K monitor. – Basically all 4k common issue was solve by using large screen size that suit the 4k resolution, cheap consider the size except massive graphic power is still needed.
Compare the color, intensity, brightness, response time, input ports and the price – No doubt, 40″ Philips BDM4065UC 4K monitor is the best of all 4k monitor except the screen size is huge that give inconvenient to PC gamer but solution is to lower down the resolution as screen size will follow and set the screen size format to 1 : 1 is another solution.

This is what i truly experience it and no bias . Thank you .

6 thoughts on “To built a 4k monitor gaming rig – what type of hardwares needed and what kind of problem it have.”

  1. I also using samsung U28D590D – you are right . all game now is capable of supporting 4k resolution with 75 hz refresh but the game quality, i really got no confident on all games running good on 4K unless you have a massive graphic power plant.

  2. Using Acer B286HK with r9 290s in Crossfire … most top of the line games run at about 30 fps but for some reason it feels smooth, maybe the high pixel density makes a difference. I always disable AA and play with vsync, some games it makes a difference, some it makes it worse. Right now I'm playing Dying Light and it's about 30 FPS and it feels smooth with AA disabled and vsync on, if I turn off vsync I get a lot of hick-ups.

  3. I am not better then you, I using 2 x R9 295×2 cross fire also having same problem with Vsyn on, problem came more when i 4 x Msaa on COD online game others online gaming, you will feel your move slow and the bullets is slower then others, kill rates down just like a fat army soldier running on field and they trigger you happy and i die fast . Problem is the ATI solfware driver team. they are all sleeping and not doing the job well. We have a very good hardware graphic but have a sloppy driver team that drag ATI down. ATI driver team, pls wake up and do something on that !

  4. I use an asus pb287q with 2x asus radeon r9 290x's in crossfire and all of my games run at 4k just fine, except for far cry 4. even Battlefield 4 averages about 60fps. I think this may be thanks to mantle though, since I'm also using an amd fx 9590 cpu @ 5.133ghz.

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