Build 157 – Unit 09: Gaming Computer

Unit 09 is a gaming computer.


Unit 09 is a gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 10-core i5-12600K processor and an RTX 3060 12GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

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System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-12600K

CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB


Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 850W 80+ Gold

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-12600K 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 cooler is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling for both visual appeal and long-term cooling power.
  • 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 was fine with our recommended storage setup.
  • We recommended an RTX 3060 for ideal gaming performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W 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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