Build 46 – Black Lighting: 1440p Gaming Computer

Black Lightning is a 1440p gaming computer.


Black Lightning is a 1440p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor and an RTX 2070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1440p gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time.

This 1440p gaming computer was influenced by The Racers Edge.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Pro RGB

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WiFi

Memory: GSkill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Crucial P1 500GB NVME

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 2070 8GB XC Black Edition

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass

Fans: 7x Corsair ML120 Pro LED White

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 2600X 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 single-tower cooler is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling with a 240mm AIO for performance and 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 was fine with a single-drive storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end white fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I’ve just moved to North Carolina and needed to build a custom gaming PC.

Chris and his team has built me a fantastic gaming PC. It runs great and Chris is also always available with any issues that may arise afterwards, and keeps you updated always.

Solid guy, he really does go above and beyond for his clients. Highly recommended.”

Saeed, Durham NC

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