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The Best Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Setup

8 Oct 2019

The Cyberpunk 2077 demonstration at E3 turned heads all over the world at the sight of Night City in all its visual glory. The stunning visuals produced for the demo at E3 were created by a gaming rig using some of the best computer parts and they recently released the list of the components that they used here

The question is, now that E3 and its contingent of new gaming technology has come and gone, is this initial set up the best rig to play Cyberpunk 2077 on? We’ve put together our own selection of components (both AMD and Intel) that we think will make your PC able to take on Cyberpunk 2077.

AMD CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X

  • 36MB total cache storage (GameCache).
  • Base clock of 3.6Ghz.
  • Maximum boost clock of 4.4GHz.
  • 3200MHz of system memory.
  • Eight cores and sixteen threads.

CD Projekt Red opted for an Intel i7-8700K when building their monster PC, and there is truly nothing wrong with that beauty of a CPU. We believe, however, that the Ryzen 3000 series might be a better fit for this dream rig. The AMD-built processor performs similarly to or better than the Intel i-7 9700K in almost every task, but undeniably beats it out in terms of price. 

It’s also a better option for a PC build that does things other than play Cyberpunk (that is, if you’re able to tear yourself away). Single-thread performance is ideal for gaming, but the Ryzen’s multi-thread performance will outgun Intel in terms of other productivity specs. We love the idea of a PC purely for one game, but let’s face it, we live in a practical world. With eight cores and sixteen threads at your disposal, you can crush Cyberpunk 2077, stream your gameplay and more. 

The boost clock of 4.4GHz allows for an impressive overclocking capability, helping you to attain those god-like frame rates we all covet so badly. Alongside the other components we’ve suggested in this guide, we believe this CPU will deliver a performance that will have you grinning like a maniac. 

INTEL CPU: Core i7-9700k 

  • Maximum boost clock of 4.9GHz
  • Base clock of 3.6GHz
  • Eight cores
  • On-board UHD Graphics 630

The Intel Core i7-9700k may get overlooked by the fact that it doesn’t support hyper-threading but it is still a powerhouse in its own right. The single-thread performance from the 9700k is enough to encourage gamers to escape Ryzen’s grip. Running cores at up to 4.9 GHz will give you better gaming performance than the 3700X.  

Intel’s chips also come with other benefits than sheer speed. Security has been built into the hardware of the 9th gen Intel processors which is assisted by their Software Gaurd Extensions to help protect your PC and your privacy.  

AMD Motherboard: The ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING 

  • AMD AM4 Socket to support Ryzen 3000-series CPUs.
  • AMD X570 Chipset delivers on overclocking capabilities.
  • Addressable RBG lighting.
  • 4th gen PCIe slots
  • Active chipset heatsinks and M.2 heatsinks to support memory performance.

This is the motherboard to pick up if you’re building a heavy-duty PC. If you want to overclock your CPU, GPU and memory without frying your hardware, and still play a graphics-heavy game like Cyberpunk 2077 at optimal refresh rates, you’re going to need a solid foundation. The Strix is that foundation. Developed with the new Ryzen series in mind, it’s an easily customisable MB that will support our suggested components with room to spare. Your local expert PC Builder (that’s us) chose it for its compatibility, customisability, and the general awesome factor.

You won’t be bottlenecking your performance with this motherboard, either. The AMD-compatible socket and chipset support ridiculously fast data retrieval and can optimise the performance of multiple GPU configurations, so you can customise it to your heart’s content down the line. There’s also the RGB lighting and ASUS’ “Aura Sync” capability, so you can link up all of your devices to shift in beautiful light patterns to really put you in the Night City mood. 

Intel Motherboard: The Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO Wi-Fi 

  • Intel LGA1151 Coffee Lake to support Intel 9th gen CPUs.
  • Intel Z390 has exceptional memory overclocking.
  • Addressable RBG lighting.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Passive chipset and M.2 heatsinks to support memory performance.

An Intel PC with specs to take on Cyberpunk 2077 would require the performance offered by the Z390 chipset. The Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO Wi-Fi has great support for over-clocking including extra power connectors to keep the power to your CPU as stable as possible. The AORUS-branded RGB lighting across the motherboard helps with the Cyberpunk aesthetics and lights up the inside of your PC build well.

The RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600MHz 

“Uncompromised performance” is what you are promised with this memory kit, and Corsair undoubtedly delivers. With that said, the improved clock speed brings performance all the way back up, and you won’t be focusing on the latency anymore. This RAM model slams the trigger at 3600MHz with a low latency of CL18. 

And of course, despite the potential cliché, we can’t go past a RAM system with clear RGB lighting. Just sync the lighting with the motherboard and it’ll complete the Cyberpunk feel to your build.

The GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 

This is the crucial component, the factor that decides whether your PC will drag its way through the game or deliver an immersive experience. Avoiding a bottleneck here is vital. The GPU and CPU work with everything else to deliver outstanding performance, and there’s no point investing in a Ryzen 3000 series CPU if you’re going to limit its performance with an under-performing graphics card.

NVIDIA’s latest lineup of RTX cards snuck its way onto the market a couple of months ago, and if you don’t pick one up for this build, you’re going to be fairly disappointed. The memory speed of 14GBps and 1635MHz boost clock happily prevents any kind of bottleneck, allowing you to enjoy the 4K gaming experience that CD Projekt Red was gunning for. Blazing fast refresh rates result in insane clarity and realism.

Their Turing Architecture supports six times faster performance than the previous incarnation, but there’s something even better: it supports real-time ray tracing. The Cyberpunk 2077 developers built the lighting physics for the gamer around ray tracing, and it’s been pretty hard to find a GPU that can support this capability until now. Extract the very most from your Cyberpunk experience with the ROG Strix edition, and we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed at the realism you find.

Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVME SSD 

The Corsair MP600 is designed to handle anything you throw at it, from the PCIe Gen 4 x4 bus support for high-bandwidth data transfers to the aluminium heatsink to keep it cool. The MP600 is designed for the X570 chipset which has support for the PCIe Gen4 bus, but will still be blazingly fast on the Z390 boards. Experience loading speeds of up to 4950 MB/s meaning that Cyberpunk’s game assets will load as fast as possible.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 1TB SSD

If your loyalties are with Intel then you won’t have the bandwidth of the X570 chipset’s Gen 4 PCIe bus. Our recommendation for you is Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD which can reach read speeds up to 3500MB/s. Samsung’s SSDs have unparalleled reliability with an expectation that you should be able to write up to 600TB to the device.

If you want to keep track of the health of your storage Samsung offers a suite of tools that let you monitor the drive and even boost its performance. 

The PSU: Corsair RM750 750 Watt Fully Modular PSU (Gold Certified) 

And last, but most certainly not least, the power supply. Your GPU needs a lot of power, so why not treat it with one of the PSUs on the market. Corsair is that infallible friend we all go to in times of need, and now is one of those times. The Gold standard power delivery is consistent and unrelenting, with “virtually silent operation”. Under low loads the fan stops spinning and the PSU is completely silent.

With capacitors rated for 105⁰C operation, this industrial grade PSU exemplifies the unwavering reliability we always demand from Corsair products. The fan only spins when needed, giving the lowest amount of noise pollution to your rig as possible. On top of that, the power supply comes with 90% efficiency. With the amount of time you’ll be riding this thing, you’ll be grateful for that feature. 

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