Be able to play games such as the Witcher 3 on Ultra at 40 to 60fps.
As well as Attila Total War and in the future Total War Warhammer.
And can handle playing Ark SE on high or ultra. I might be getting Fallout 4 so add that to the list.
I plan to replace my 1080p 60Hz Monitor with a 144Hz next year maybe. Although that is a maybe ...
I also plan to get a VR headset at some point.
Be able to handle playing VR games with limited optimization.
Be able to handle playing games with limited optimization in general.
Be able to handle large player density on screen, such as when in a city zone in an MMO with minimal overhead. In other words, no bottlenecking on my WAN input packets and won't suffer lag frame drop from a lot of players around my character in an MMO. Using it to record gameplay of the games I play as well as video editing. But I don't do heavy workload video editing.
Possible future live streaming if my internet situation improves.
Runs well with the version of CryEngine used for MechWarrior Online and Star Citizen.
Runs well with Unreal Engine 4.
"Future Proofing" for 3 to 5 years.
Be able to support DirectX11/12, OpenGL3.1/4.5 (I already know everything made in the last 3 years does, but I digress)
Runs Unity5.1, CryEngine 3/4 and Unreal Engine 4, Frameworks which use the above Draw API. As a programmer, those are the frameworks and engines I will be usually working with.
The following is my current planned PC picks (btw the parts not listed I already own and plan to transfer over, this includes the operating system).
•CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
•CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM
•Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151
•RAM: Kingston FURY Hyper-X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400MHz
•Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD
•Video Card: ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 4GB (It doesn't look all that nice but it has a backplate and good ventilation)
•Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX
•Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower
I'd appreciate any advice on changes I should make to my decision.
Also if anyone recommends I downgrade from these to something smaller, or replace different things with something else, I'd appreciate that also.
A couple of things which concern me about with picking my CPU:
1) Do I really need the unlocked at 4GHz when the internal boost clock goes to 4GHz.
2) Do I really need 8 threads to 4 cores?