Build 146 – Squawk: Gaming Computer

Squawk is a gaming computer.


Squawk is a gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X processor and an RTX 3060 12GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. This build was also designed for photo editing and live streaming.

This customer was looking to upgrade her capacities in their esports organization, and wanted a theme to match the organization colors.

This build is similar to Unit 09.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PRO XT

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro Black 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 500GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 1TB

Storage (HDD): WD Black 2TB

Video Card (GPU): ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3060 12GB Twin Edge OC

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 750W 80+ Gold

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 5600X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and editing, 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, and wanted an RGB model.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, and wanted RGB.
  • The customer was mostly fine with our recommended storage setup, only adding a 2TB HDD.
  • For decent gaming, streaming, and editing performance, we recommended an RTX 3060.
  • 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 high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Great quality build and great quality customer service!”

Makala, Raleigh NC

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