Build 27 – Pegasus: 4K Gaming Computer

Pegasus is a 4K gaming computer.


Pegasus is a 4K gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i7-8700K processor and an RTX 2070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 4K gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. This build also needed to be capable of video editing and school work.

This build influenced VO2 Max, Synergy, White Comet, Carbon Bolt, and Metal Falcon.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Pro RGB

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A Pro

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-2133

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 1TB

Storage (HDD): Seagate Barracuda 2TB

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

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650W GQ

Case: NZXT H500 White

Fans: 4x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-8700K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and editing, 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 240mm AIO for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM.
  • The customer requested a 1TB SSD for OS and 2TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We recommended the RTX 2070 for gaming and editing performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default white mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Great experience with Top Flight Computers and specifically Chris that owns the company. Contacted Top Flight around the holidays and was quick responded back to after their holiday closure.

Chris took all the info that I gave him and was able to get me a quote and parts list. They were very flexible with changes that I wanted to make after an original quote was given.

After computer was built, Chris went over how to open and how to do simple maintenance on the machine. Things have run smoothly and it’s a great machine.

Took just about a week from order parts to complete build.”

William, Fuquay-Varina NC

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