Build 52 – Tempest: 1440p Gaming Computer

Tempest is a 1440p gaming computer.


Tempest is a 1440p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 3600X processor and an RTX 2070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1440p gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. This system was designed with a black/red theme in mind.

This build was influenced by Red October.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

CPU Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WiFi

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): EX920 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): Asus RTX 2070 8GB ROG STRIX

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic Focus Gold 650W

Case: NZXT H500 Black/Red

Fans: 4x Corsair ML120 Pro Red

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 3600X 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 single-tower is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM, with RGB as well. 32GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer requested a single 1TB NVME drive.
  • We recommended the RTX 2070 for gaming performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W 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.

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