Build 18 – Spectre v1: 4K Gaming Computer

Spectre v1 is a 4K gaming computer, designed around a 6-core i7-8700K processor and a GTX 1080Ti 11GB video card.

Description

Spectre v1 is a 4K gaming computer, designed around a 6-core i7-8700K processor and a GTX 1080Ti 11GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i7-8700K processor and a GTX 1080Ti 11GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 4K gaming computer that would last a long time. This build was eventually followed by Spectre v2, Spectre v3, and Spectre v4.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E

Memory: GSkill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3000

Storage (SSD): Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Black 2TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GB FTW3

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo Aluminum

Fans: 10x Corsair ML120 Pro LED White, 1x Corsair ML140 Pro LED White

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-8700K 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 dual-tower is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling with an RGB 3600mm AIO for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM.
  • The customer requested a 500GB SSD for OS and 2TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We recommended the GTX 1080Ti for gaming performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • The customer requested a specific case.
  • We used our high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I had a computer built and it exceeded my expectations enormously.

They also have such high quality skills and the upmost best manners, as well as top notch advice and knowledge.”

Zachary, Rocky Mount NC

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