Build 3 – Smardin: 1080p Gaming Computer

Smardin is a 1080p gaming computer.


Smardin is a 1080p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 4-core i5 4590 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 influenced by Exodus.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-4590

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X SLI

Memory: Crucial 2x4GB DDR3-1600

Storage (SSD): PNY CS1311 120GB

Storage (HDD): Seagate 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RM 550x Gold

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400

Accessories: LED Lighting

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-4590 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 8GB of RAM, 16GB 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.

Customer Review

“I had Chris with Top Flight Computers build me a custom computer. It turned out beautifully. Chris was amazing along the way.

He checked in often, and was spot on with his recommendations and final selections of components and software. I would recommend him 10 out of 10 times.

When the time comes, I will not hesitate to call on him again to build another one.”

Stephan, Raleigh NC

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