Build 178 – Great Yamada: High End Gaming Computer

Great Yamada is a high end gaming computer.


Great Yamada is a high end gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 12-core i7-12700K processor and an RTX 3090 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

This customer was referred by someone who used to work for the organization that uses Thunderfury & crew.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-12700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Asus GeForce RTX 3090 24GB TUF GAMING OC

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P3

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 3x Noctua NFF12 PWM Black

OS: Windows 11 Home

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-12700K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for high end gaming, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower cooler is recommended. Liquid cooling is more powerful, but not necessary.
  • 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 mostly fine with our default storage setup, only upgrading main storage to 2TB.
  • For excellent gaming performance, we recommended the RTX 3090.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

Was a pleasure working with Chris for my ‘Great Yamada’ build. Chris was very knowledgeable and helped me understand what I was getting. I happened to be traveling to where Top Flight is at, so I got a nice tour of the shop and also got to see all of the parts prior to the build.

The build was completed quickly (paid October 18th, arrived at my house November 3rd) and came with instructions to help me set it up. Got it running and it runs fantastic. Big thanks to Chris and the team!

Joshua, Virginia Beach VA

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