Build 5 – Silver Fury: 1080p Gaming Computer

Silver Fury is a 1080p gaming computer.

Description

Silver Fury is a 1080p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 4-core i5-6600K processor and a GTX 1060 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 also designed for live streaming.

This build influenced ThecraQ.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-6600K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 2x8GB DDR4-1600

Storage (SSD): PNY CS1311 240GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital 1TB Blue

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic G 550W

Case: NZXT S340

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-6600K gave the customer a good 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 550W 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

“Had Chris design a computer for me when I needed to upgrade earlier this year. His knowledge and professional attitude during the build process even when issues popped up is top of the line.

Highly recommend anyone looking to have a computer built use Top Flight Computers.”

Peter, Raleigh NC

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