Build 57 – Aries: 1080p/240hz Gaming Computer

Aries is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.


Aries is a 1080p/240hz gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i9 9900K processor and twin RTX 2080 8GB video cards.

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 build was also designed for live streaming, recording, and video editing.

This customer also purchased Grimm and Big Timer.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4


Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 1TB NVME

Storage (SSD): Intel 660p 2TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): 2x EVGA RTX 2080 8GB XC HYBRID

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE Tempered Glass

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and editing, 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 wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, 64GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended storage setup.
  • We recommended twin RTX 2080s for gaming and editing performance, as well as multi-monitor support.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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