Why I Started Top Flight Computers

my pc experiences

I love designing hand-built high-quality custom computers. I have used factory-assembled desktops for a long time, and I assume that most of you reading this have as well. While they do work, they lack a certain degree of quality. They also are not easily expandable (I have another blog that goes in depth on this topic).

why i created top flight computers

I created Top Flight Computers to provide another option for your desktop PC needs. TFC is a customer-oriented, quality-first, respect-focused organization that designs custom computers that do what the customer wants and needs, each and every time.

A customer is not just a business transaction, they represent relationships that must be built and cared for diligently, just like one of our custom PCs. It is my joy to see the smile on a client's face when they get the perfect system for their needs.

college and post-college

When I was a sophomore at NC State, I wanted a gaming PC. I didn’t have the money for one, so I researched them and decided to try my hand at building one myself. I wanted to learn as much as I possibly could about them so that I was sure I knew what I was doing when I finally had the money to buy the parts for one.

Once I graduated from NC State in December of 2013, I started saving up some money while working full-time for ABB in substation engineering. A few months later, I finally had enough money to get a decent entry-level PC, and I was off to the races.

rig #1

My first rig had an i7-4770K, an MSI Z87 motherboard, a single 2GB GTX 760, 16GB of DDR3, a Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler, a 250GB 840 EVO SSD, and two big HDDs for big storage. I also used a Gold-certified 750W power supply, and a generic high-air-flow black plastic mesh case. But it was my first solid gaming PC, and I was ecstatic.


Around Spring 2014, I started the Touchberry Custom Computers and Home Networking page on Facebook. I wasn’t sure what I needed to do with it, or how to run it, but it was a start.

the website

About a year later, I decided to rename Touchberry Custom Computers and Home Networking account to Top Flight Computers (that name took me about a week of creative thought). On December 15th, 2015, I created the business website, and Top Flight Computers was open for business.


It was a very interesting year, and while it was not without challenges (that nearly made me quit), I kept going. Sales finally caught on midway through 2016, and I expect 2017 to be a very good year.

Custom Computers are one of the pleasures in life, and I love what I do at Top Flight Computers.