Build 92 – Silver Surfer: 1080p/144hz Gaming Computer

Silver Surfer is a 1080p/144hz gaming computer, designed around an 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X processor and an RTX 2060 Super 8GB video card.

Description

Silver Surfer is a 1080p/144hz gaming computer, designed around an 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X processor and an RTX 2060 Super 8GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X processor and an RTX 2060 Super 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1080p/144hz gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. This build was also designed for live streaming.

This customer saw our Miko build and wanted a similar setup. Miko was influenced by Bearded Fury.

This order was managed by one of our former tech consultants, now memorialized in The Johnson Process. Builds managed by Chris include HephaestusThe BeastJangoNautilusData DozerHoudinierThe BebopSilver SurferEl Rey Del Muerto, and The ArkenScripter.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 512GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB Founders Edition

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750W

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 7 3800X 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 at least a single-tower cooler is recommended, dual-tower preferred. 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 fine with our default storage setup.
  • For solid gaming and streaming performance on a slight budget, we recommended the RTX 2060 Super.
  • 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 default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure

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