I’m building my own PC for UE4 development. What do you recommend?

I’m building my own PC for UE4 development. What do you recommend?

If you are considering building an amazing machine for UE4 development for around $2400, here is a build we recommend:

  • Intel Core i7 4930K processor
  • Intel X79 chipset motherboard
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • Nvidia GTX 770 video card

The 4930K is a great cost / CPU power trade-off for compiling the engine and running the editor.

We’ve found SSDs to be the best user experience, and with the advent of the Samsung Evo series even large amounts of SSD storage have become attainable.

Copious amounts of RAM is the single biggest contributor to a smooth user experience. While the editor and engine don’t use 32 GB, having the memory available for the disk cache is a huge benefit, especially as a programmer compiling the full engine. We found going above 32 GB results in diminishing returns.

We have bundled this hardware together in PCPartPicker for preview: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ja3p

Or you can view the individual components below:

AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front
MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case (114.99)

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid
CPU Cooler. 120mm ($64.99)

CPUIntel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz ($579)

Memory, 4x8 GByte ($360)


Samsung Evo 840 1 TByte ($599)

GeForce GTX 770 ($339)

Total ~$2400

What would you suggest for a ~$1800 budget?

Here’s a system I built for UE4 development around 4 months ago. It’s ready for another 16GB RAM when I can afford it and I’m using a samsung SSD and monitor from my old system. The graphics card could be better, but it was cheap and it runs UE4 perfectly for me. Bought from Komplett and the price is in euro…

MSI 970A-G46 - Socket AM3+ - ATX AMD 970A - 4 x DDR3 - SATA600/USB3.0 1 76.95
Kingston HyperX blu - Memory - 16 GB : 2 x 8 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL10 1 123.95
AMD Black Edition - AMD FX 6300 - 3.5 GHz - 6-core - 6 threads - 8 MB cache - Socket AM3+ - Box 1 129.95
Fortron Source FSP600-80BPN 85+ - 600 Watt ATX12V 2.3 1 51.95
ASUS Radeon HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2 - 1GB - PCI-E 2xDVI/HDMI/Display Port 1 117.95

Ordertotal incl. VAT: 510.74

How is he answering his own questions?

I made this post just for people who are searching for some information. My goal was to provide the answer. :slight_smile:

Jesus Christ… That is an enormous amount of power. I get that Unreal Engine 4 uses that power to create very realistic scenes, but the sad part is that it doesn’t care if you are trying to build a 8 bit game or a realistic one, it doesn’t even care if you just open an empty scene an just stare at it, after 1 minute the CPU is burning. This is the only downside of Unreal Engine 4.