Build 197 – The Nightstar: 1440p/240hz Gaming Computer

The Nightstar is a 1440p/240hz gaming computer.


The Nightstar is a 1440p/240hz gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i7-13700K processor and an RTX 3090 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful workstation for 1440p/120hz gaming and general use.

This build was influenced by Great Yamada and Violet.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-13700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Asus Z790-A Prime WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GAMING Trinity OC

Power Supply (PSU): be quiet! Straight Power 11 1000W

Case: Fractal Design Pop Air Black

Fans: 3x Noctua NFF12 PWM Black

OS: Windows 11 Pro

Accessories: Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-13700K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for 1440p/120hz gaming and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower cooler 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 the main storage drive from 1TB to 2TB based on personal needs.
  • Based on the performance needs and budget, we recommended the RTX 3090 24GB.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a special mid-tower case to fit the build and give the customer a modern case with optical drive support.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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