Build 173 – The Fear Machine: 4K Gaming Computer

The Fear Machine is a 4K gaming computer.


The Fear Machine is a 4K gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 12-core i7-12700K processor and an RTX 3090 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 4K gaming computer, with some consideration for visual appeal and long-term upgrade path.

This customer had been following us for several years and saw our recent work on The Dark Knight.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-12700K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Asus RTX 3090 24GB TUF GAMING OC

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W P3

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 RGB ELITE

OS: Windows 11 Home

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-12700K 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 didn’t want last-gen tech.
  • The customer upgraded both drives, doubling the capacity of both.
  • For ideal gaming performance, we recommended the RTX 3090.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W 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

Chris really knows his stuff and is very passionate about what he does. I got my computer faster than I thought. Invoice paid September 27th and delivery was accepted on October 17th. It was a pleasure working with you. I love my new “Fear Machine.”

Craig, Raleigh NC

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