Build 1 – Sanic: VR Gaming Computer

Sanic is a VR gaming computer.


Sanic is a VR gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 4-core i7-4790K processor and a GTX 1080 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful VR gaming computer that would last a long time.

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System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-4790K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR3-1600

Storage (SSD): Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital 1TB Black

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RM650W Gold

Case: Phanteks Eclipe P400S

Accessories: LED Lighting

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-4790K 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 preferred liquid cooling for visual appeal.
  • 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 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.

Customer Review

“I definitely recommend Top Flight Computers for those who are interested in creating their own gaming PC, or for those who would like a second opinion on what parts would work best for their specific gaming needs.

Very polite, extremely resourceful, and very passionate about helping with building your dream PC into reality.”

Kellie, Raleigh NC

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