Build 22 – Yin Yang: 1080p Gaming Computer

Yin Yang is a 1080p gaming computer.


Yin Yang is a 1080p gaming computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i5-8400 processor and a GTX 1070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a new powerful 1080p gaming computer that would last a long time and be easily upgraded over time. By customer request, this system incorporates a black/white theme.

This build influenced Violet Night and Apache Storm.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-8400

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX-Black

Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-A

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-2133

Storage (SSD): Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Blue 1TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1070 8GB FTW

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650W Gold GQ

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-8400 gave the customer a good amount of single-core performance for editing and 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 wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM, 32GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I really wanted a gaming computer and did not know how to build one. I contacted Top Flight Computers to build me one and the process was quick and simple.

I really enjoy my new rig and would strongly recommend their services.”

Edward, Goldsboro NC

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