Gurp Tower | 1080p Gaming PC

Short System Description, Long System Description, Hardware Selection Reasons

Short System Description

Gurp Tower is an air-cooled workstation designed for 1080p gaming, VR, light video editing, and some streaming. This setup can be easily upgraded as the clients needs change. This build is designed around a Ryzen 5 2600X and an RTX 2060 6GB video card.

 
 

Long System Description

Gurp Tower was our 36th build, several years into running the business. At this point, I’d gained a good handle on lead generation and overall marketing.

Clint and I connected on Google from a referral from our Computron 9001 build in early 2019 and had a nice initial conversation about what he was needing.

Over the next several days, we figured out what he needed in the PC performance-wise and catered to his personal wishes.

I have no doubt Clint will return to us when he needs a new high-end workstation.

Hardware Selection Reasons

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

I chose this processor for the high single-core and multi-core performance.

Ryzen 2000 offered a very competitive performance across the board. In addition to the attractive performance, Doug would be able to easily upgrade to a Ryzen 7 or even a Ryzen 9 as his needs changed. An Intel option may have been more powerful, but lacked a wide upgrade path, and cost more.

Clint preferred the stronger upgrade path with AMD.

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S

I chose this CPU cooler for the excellent cooling performance of air. While water does cool better, air is more reliable, and this cooler also runs extremely quietly.

Clint understood my explanation of the reliability advantage.

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk

I chose this motherboard for socket compatibility and robust design. MSI is also one of my preferred motherboard manufacturers.

Clint agreed with the visual design, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3000

I chose this memory kit for motherboard compatibility and robust design. Corsair is also one of my preferred memory manufacturers.

Clint needed 16GB of memory for his workflow, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Storage (SSD): Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

I chose this SSD for robust design, high capacity, fast access times, and low cost. When Gurp Tower was built, SSDs were very cheap, allowing us to use a 1TB model for OS, programs, and general storage. Samsung is also one of my preferred SSD manufacturers.

Clint understood my explanation of the build quality.

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Blue 1TB

I chose this HDD for robust design, high capacity, and low cost. Western Digital is also one of my preferred HDD manufacturers.

Clint didn’t need much space for archival storage, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Video Card (GPU): Zotac RTX 2060 6GB

I chose this GPU for long-term performance at 1080p and robust design.

Clint understood my explanation of the build quality.

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 550W

I chose this PSU for wattage, robust design, and long-term stability.

Clint wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass

I chose this case for robust design, airflow, and long-term stability.

Clint wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

I chose these fans for robust design, airflow, static pressure, low-noise operation, and long-term stability.

Clint wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.


About Top Flight Computers

Top Flight Computers designs high-performance custom-built computers. We specialize in workstations, gaming computers, and water cooling.

We are based in Cary, North Carolina, and we ship across the USA. Check out our previous builds and our page on Facebook.