Build 177 – The Valhalla Forge: High End Gaming Computer

The Valhalla Forge is a high end gaming computer.

Description

The Valhalla Forge is a high end gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i7-13700K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful high end gaming computer with the latest hardware that would last a long time.

This build was influenced by Spectre v4.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-13700K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-5600 CL40

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Zotac Geforce RTX 4090 24GB Trinity Gaming OC

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P3

Case: Be Quiet Silent Base 802 Black

Fans: 7x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Home

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-13700K 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 the latest-gen tech.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer wanted an RTX 4090 for best long-term gaming performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1200W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a large mid-tower case to fit the RTX 4090.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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