Again we are not talking about value. Of course if you have a limited budget DDR5 is not the option.
Yeah and the RAM is the slowest moving thing. I remember buying 16gb RAM in 2012 and it was the best choice I made. I ended keeping them until last year and if I could, that PC would still be running with the same RAM.
I want to do the same for this new PC. I'm gonna buy 64gb (overkill now but remember we are not talking about price, just the best thing available) and keep them for at least 6/7 years.
I want 100+FPS at least without any compromise, or some useless RTX off if I really need to. That's why I'm staying @1440p/144Hz for now.
If I wanted 30FPS I would buy a PS5 and wouldn't bother with a gaming PC... But to each their own
i just gave 30 fps as a bare minimum playable example. though, i would also shoot for 60 fps
100 fps+ however is too much. no cpu + ddr5 cpu combo currently exists that can do what you want on flight sim or star citizen. on new york, most systems will hover around or drop below 60 even with fastest ddr5+12th gen intel chip you can find
this doesn't look too hot
this also seems like a faar far cry from 100+ fps
this is practically the kind of performance you get on a 5900x+highly tuned ddr4 4000 mhz kits anyways....
doesn't look like much "future proofed" to me, if you're into such games (for reference i do actually enjoy flight sim at 30 fps and that does not bother me)
how much perf. difference currently max ddr5 have over max ddr4? honestly asking?
by the time the actual real difference maker ddr5 kits arrive, you will likely have to change your entire mobo, CPU anyways. just like how it happened with , 4790k, 7700k and 8700k. CPU performance improvements far outweights RAM bandwidth improvements.
you can practically DESTROY, DECIMATE and KILL Ryzen 1nd/2nd gen CPUs that run 3600 MHz kits with a puny Ryzen 5600x barely running on 2133 MHz RAMs. that's true, and my friend even did benchmarks to prove it. not only the old gen CPUs are unable to catch up with 5600x with a whopping %68 faster memory, they can't even get close to it.
3-4 years into the future, a hypotatical 17 thgen i7 CPU which will %1000 not supported by your mobo because of sketchy intel socket approach will most likely destroy your current CPU by %65-80 raw power which you will never be able to compensate with any kind of RAM. to a point where you will just feel compelled to get a new mobo + cpu. at that point, understand me that DDR5 will also be more mature by that time, kits that will be easily running 10000 MHz will be around, while your starter kit DDR5 rams will be considered old and barely push 7000 Mhz with weird overclock, just like how it initially happened with 2133-2400 MHz DDR5 Kits. they can'T even throw a shade over 3600-4000 MHz DDR4 kits nowadays.
so in the end, you could've simply bought the cheaper ddr4 now, and invest into a new mobo/ddr5 ram later when it matured. but it is just a suggestion. you can also do whatever you want of course. you just remind me of early 2133 mhz ddr4 adapters who had to get new and improved ddr4 kits later into the gen
it is like getting a 2133 mhz 7700k ddr4 combo which completely fails you: here's how
you built 2133 mhz 7700k z270 combo
4 years later, 10900k + 4000 mhz z390 combo exists.
your 2133 mhz ram became unusable, a waste. your cpu also became a waste. mobo too.
you could, theoritically, get the new shiny 4000 mhz rams and try to make it work with your 7700k (which will most likely won't work or need tuning, because 7700k was never designed to work good with anything above 3000+ its imc is poor compared to later gen intel cpus.) even then, going from 2133 to 4000 barely pushed you to the 8700k overclocked performance region, which is a far cry from 10900k + 4000 mhz performance region...