Recommended Hardware for Maximum 4K Gaming Computer

Hardware We Recommend for Gaming at Maximum 4K

Designing the right system for the current scenario is a core element of our mantra at Top Flight Computers. If you don't get the right parts, it doesn't matter how much you spend on your computer...you'll be stuck with expensive hardware that doesn't work well with your situation.

Gaming PC Build Index

Base 1080p | 1080p | 1440p | 4K

Processor (CPU) | CPU Cooler | Motherboard | Memory (RAM) | Storage (Hard Drives) | Video Card (GPU) | Case | Fans | Power Supply

Godzilla Gaming PC Overview

Godzilla Gaming PC is built around the Intel Coffee Lake Refresh platform, providing an very high amount of single-core speed, ensuring high FPS when gaming at maximum quality at 4K.

Games are mainly single-threaded applications, so this system is built around a high-powered Intel i9-9900K eight core CPU, making it perfect for powering games in 4K at maximum settings.

Godzilla 4K Gaming PC

System Design

This system has been configured with 16 high-speed CPU threads, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, twin RTX 2080Ti video cards, multiple storage options, and a host of other high-end hardware selected for maximum performance.

This Godzilla Gaming PC performs well at 4K on maximum settings.

Let’s Do It!


We chose the i9-9900K for its extreme performance in games, due to it’s industry-best single-core performance.

While not very price-conscious, it is widely accepted as the best gaming CPU on the market.

In 4K resolution, a large chunk of the processing weight shifts to the GPU, and the i9-9900K provides enough horsepower to power through most games, and properly feed data to the video card.

This provides a very stable platform for a multi-year gaming system.

IIntel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor

System Change: Please contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.


EK-Velocity RGB - Nickel + Plexi

Due to the i9-9900K tending to run hot, and the fact that we’re integrating a dual independent custom loop into this build, we've selected a very good aftermarket CPU water block.

Water has a higher specific heat than air does, and thus cools much better. It can hold more heat energy per volume, thus moving more heat away from the source.

Using water cooling allows you to push your CPU harder, while maintaining the same thermals, or run the CPU at the same settings, with lower noise (and still good thermals).

System Change: If you are unsure if your cooling idea will work with this case, please contact us for further review and assistance.


We chose a high-quality Z390 series motherboard for robust performance and long-term reliability.

Asus is a very good manufacturer of motherboards, and while this motherboard is very expensive, it provides an extremely robust long-term platform for the i9-9900K.

Because of our multiple high-end video cards, this Z390 model does support multiple video cards via SLI and CrossFire.

This motherboard has excellent power delivery, a simple visual design, two PCI 3.0 slots, support for multiple M2 NVME drives, and up to 64GB of memory.

Let’s Do It!

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME Motherboard

System Change: Please contact us if you have a question about a potential system upgrade being compatible with your motherboard.


Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x16GB DDR4-3466 Memory

We went with 64GB of Dominator Platinum memory due to the extremely high quality of the internal chips.

This setup will give the user plenty of room for open applications.

System Change: The motherboard selected supports a maximum of 64GB of memory, in a 4x16GB array. Needing more than 64GB of memory would require a motherboard change as well as a CPU change.

Please contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.


Samsung 970 Evo 2TB Solid State Drive

The SSDs were chosen for their high capacity, high speed, and high reliability.

Samsung 860 Evo 4TB Solid State Drive

System Change: Please contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.


EVGA RTX 2080Ti 11GB XC GAMING Video Card

The video cards were chosen for their large memory capacity, ample CUDA cores, RT cores, Tensor cores and support for 4K resolution.

These video cards will be placed in their own independent custom liquid cooling loop, and will prevent any sort of thermal throttling from taking place.

Let’s Do It!

System Change: Contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.


The case was chosen for its high build quality, room for plenty of high-end hardware, and incredible amount of cooling potential.

Corsair Obsidian Series 1000D ATX Full Tower Case

System Change: Reasons for changing the case can be very hard to pin point.

If you have a question about the compatibility of the case selected with an upgrade, please contact us.


Fans

18x Corsair HD120 RGB Fan (afl)

Corsair HD120 RGB 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan

We have selected a full set of high-quality pressure-optimized fans to ensure sufficient airflow in the case to keep the system stable under heavy load.

Having high quality fans also means less noise, even when the fans are spinning at high RPM.


The power supply was chosen for its high build quality, ample power capacity, and respectable thermal efficiency.

A higher wattage PSU than necessary will also prolong the life of the unit, as it isn't being operated near peak load.

Using a high quality power supply means better power delivery, and cleaner power. Messy power can result in a system failure, corruption of data, or even a hardware crash.

Let’s Do It!

Corsair - 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

System Change: If you decide to upgrade any single major draw of power, you do not need to change the power supply. If you change multiple draws of power, you may need to upgrade the wattage on the power supply.

Please contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.


About Top Flight Computers

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

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