Build 2 – Exodus: 1080p Gaming Computer

Exodus is a 1080p gaming computer, designed around a 4-core i5 4590 processor and a GTX 950 4GB video card.

Description

Exodus is a 1080p gaming computer, designed around a 4-core i5 4590 processor and a GTX 950 4GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 4-core i5 4590 processor and a GTX 950 4GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

This build influenced Smardin.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-4590

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X SLI

Memory: Crucial 2x4GB DDR3-1600

Storage (SSD): PNY CS1311 120GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital 1TB Black

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 950 SC 4GB

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RM 550x Gold

Case: Fractal Design Define R5

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-4590 gave the customer a good 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 wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 8GB of RAM, 16GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 550W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.

Customer Review

“Chris at Top Flight Computers built me my first 1080p gaming computer for my budget of around 1000 dollars. I am extremely pleased with the results. Chris was always available to answer my calls and questions. He is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect and was able to build me the very best PC for the money.

I had some initial issues with my graphics card and he took the time to troubleshoot the problem immediately, it turned out to be just a setup issue. He also offered me a warranty for all of the parts. I plan on calling Top Flight Computers for any questions or concerns regarding my PC.

After showing my PC to some of my “computer smart” friends they confirmed that Top Flight Computers indeed did a fantastic job finding me the best parts for my budget. I am able to run very graphically demanding games at 60+ FPS on the highest graphics settings with no issues whatsoever.

Overall, I’m very pleased with my experience with Top Flight Computers and plan on consulting Chris for any upgrades I might be considering in the future.”

Ben, Asheville NC

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