Build 25 – Arctic Storm: 1080p/240hz Gaming Computer

Arctic Storm is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.


Arctic Storm is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.

General System Design

This 1080p/240hz gaming computer is designed around a 6-core i7-8700K and a GTX 1080 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1080p/240hz gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time.

This 1080p/240hz gaming computer was also designed for live streaming.

This build influenced Shwaza.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8GB DDR4-3000

Storage (SSD): Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

Storage (SSD): Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1080 8GB FTW

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RMx White 850W Gold

Case: Corsair Crystal 570X RGB White

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

Accessories: Corsair Lighting Node Pro

Facebook Build Gallery | Facebook Live Video | YouTube Video Archive

Design Rationale

  • The i7-8700K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower cooler is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM, 32GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer wanted a 500GB NVME boot drive and a 500GB SSD main drive.
  • For excellent gaming performance, without paying for a GTX 1080Ti, the GTX 1080 was recommended.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended. We chose a model with white power cables.
  • We used a white mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used white RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

Building your first gaming rig can be just as magical as getting your first car, and stressful if you don’t know what you are doing. That’s why I recommend Top Flight Computers.

“I spoke to Chris about a custom-built 1080p/240hz gaming computer and he replied to me within a day, and had the ball rolling after that. I provided a list of parts for him to approve and his feedback was highly informational! We went over each part together and he answered every question I had about an item in full.

The Top Flight Computers guys really took the time to understand the purpose of my build so they knew what I was looking for. Most PC places will try to sell you the newest parts hoping to make more money off the build, but Chris was nothing but honest with me. I explained to him my gaming needs, and he was able to tell me exactly what I needed without having to go out of my budget.

When it came down to the actual build time, I was emailed ahead of time to let me know the build would be going live on Facebook! That is a phenomenal feature that most places don’t do for you. Even though I wasn’t in the room, it felt like I was. I would ask multiple questions during the build and they would be answered right away.

I can honestly say I have no negative feedback as overall this was a 10/10 for me. I highly recommend Top Flight Computers to any PC enthusiast. These guys love what they do and treat it as an art.

Go to the gallery and check it out for yourself!”

Mohammad, Durham NC

Build Gallery

Related Builds

Fox 3 is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.
Aries is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.
Arctic Storm is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.

Interested In Buying This PC Build? Contact Us!

See our brief update on the status of components, including pricing and lead time