Build 47 – Red October: 1080p Gaming Computer

Red October is a 1080p gaming computer.


Red October is a 1080p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor and a GTX 1660Ti 6GB 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 was designed specifically for iRacing.

This build influenced Tempest.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

CPU Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WiFi

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3000

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1660Ti 6GB

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RM750 Gold

Case: NZXT H500 Black

Fans: 4x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 2600X 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 is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM.
  • The customer was fine with a single 1TB NVME drive.
  • We recommended the GTX 1660Ti for gaming performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I needed a computer that was going to handle a new venture with iRacing. A few friends had recommended Chris and Top Flight Computers.

I told Chris what I needed to do with it and he did the rest. Every step of the way was seamless and smooth!!! The product I got was fantastic, and leaves some room for expansion should the need arise in the future, and I have had great experiences not only in iRacing, but other games as well.

The customer service is top of the line as well. Questions are asked and answered within a timely manner with a well thought out explanation not leaving anything that could be confusing. When the time comes I know where I will be going for my computer.

Thanks Chris for an awesome product and awesome support. I will add, that I have had this computer for over a year now and have not had any issues.”

Stephen, Odessa TX

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