Build 99 – Giant Killer: 1440p Gaming Computer

Giant Killer is a 1440p gaming computer.


Giant Killer is a 1440p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X processor and an RTX 3060Ti 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 build was also designed for coding and general use, specifically Cyberpunk 2077, Fallout, Witcher, Battlefront, Battlefield, Python, and Matlab.

This build influenced Brent.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

CPU Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 2x8GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 512GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 3060Ti 8GB XC GAMING

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA G5 850W

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 5600X 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 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 our default storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I wanted to take the leap and invest in a high-quality gaming computer, but I had no idea where to start.

Chris and the folks at Top Flight Computers were patient with me, answered all my dumb questions, and of course they hooked me up with a PC that fit exactly what I wanted. They even went out of their way to explain upgrades that I could perform myself later on.

It was also a big relief to let someone else take on the stress of ordering parts and building! They really know what they’re talking about and couldn’t be friendlier to boot.

Highly recommend!”

Aaron, Raleigh NC

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