Build 17 – Fraken Kraken: 4K Gaming Computer

Fraken Kraken is a 4K gaming computer.


Fraken Kraken is a 4K gaming computer.

General System Design

This build uses a 6-core i7-8700K processor and a GTX 1080Ti 11GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. This build was also designed to be a media server.

This build was influenced by Scarlet Wolf.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: x2 NZXT Kraken X72 Rev 2

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (Wi-Fi AC)

Memory: GSkill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Samsung 970 EVO 250GB

Storage (HDD): Seagate IronWolf 8TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GB SC

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W

Case: NZXT H700i Black/Black

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro Black, 1x Corsair ML140 Pro Black

Accessories: Kraken G12 Matte Black

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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 is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling with an RGB 360mm AIO for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM.
  • The customer requested a 250GB NVME for OS and 8TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We recommended the GTX 1080Ti for gaming performance. This card was modded to use an AIO cooler.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • The customer requested a specific case.
  • We used specific fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I called a couple of places for the addition of an AIO on my GTX 1080Ti; was told it could not be done. Chris and his team at Top Flight Computers performed the modification and got the job done. My customer relationship with Chris has now extended to his team building a custom PC for my kids.

Let Chris and his team turn your PC dream into a reality.

Courtesy, professionalism, open communication and customer focus; this is what you will get with working with Top Flight Computers. They have a lifetime customer for all my PC needs!”

Phet, Clayton NC

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