Build 44 – The Black Box: 1440p/240hz Gaming Computer

The Black Box is a 1440p/240hz gaming computer.


The Black Box is a 1440p/240hz gaming computer.

General System Design

This 1440p/240hz gaming computer is designed around a 8-core i9-9900K processor and SLI RTX 2080Ti 11GB video cards.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1440p/240hz gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time.

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System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero WiFi

Memory: GSkill Trident Z RGB 2x16GB DDR4-3000

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): SLI RTX 2080Ti 11GB Founders Edition

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000

Case: NZXT H700 Black/Black

Fans: 7x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K 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, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, and wanted RGB for visual appeal.
  • The customer was fine with a single drive storage setup.
  • The customer had already purchased the GPUs, which are great for 1440p/240hz gaming. These multi-fan models don’t do very well in a multi-GPU build however, with small thermal throttling taking place.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • The customer requested a specific case for the build
  • We used our high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I have wanted to get my dream PC for sometime now and Chris and his team made it a reality.

Chris was easy to work with and he is really good at his craft. Easily the best customer experience I have ever had.

There is absolutely no reason to buy a prebuilt PC when you can get a custom built one from Top Flight Computers.”

John, Raleigh NC

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