The Black Box | 1440p/240hz Gaming Computer

Short System Description, Long System Description, Hardware Selection Reasons

Short System Description

The Black Box is a liquid-cooled gaming computer designed for high resolution and super-high refresh rate gaming. This build is designed around an 8-core i9 9900K processor and SLI RTX 2080Ti 11GB video cards.

 
 

Long System Description

The Black Box was our 45th build, several years into running the business. At this point, I’d gained a good handle on lead generation and overall marketing.

John found us on Google and filled out an initial contact form for 1440p/240hz gaming. We scheduled an in-person consultation not long after, where I was able to gather what he was looking for.

Over the next few days, we figured out what he needed in the PC performance-wise (already had the GPUs), and catered to his personal wishes.

I have no doubt John will return to us when he needs a new high-end gaming computer.

“I have wanted to get my dream PC for sometime now and Chris and his team made it a reality.

Chris was easy to work with and he is really good at his craft. Easily the best customer experience I have ever had.

There is absolutely no reason to buy a prebuilt PC when you can get a custom built one from Top Flight Computers.”

- John, Raleigh NC

Hardware Selection Reasons

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

I chose this processor for the high overall performance, and superior performance in gaming. As we were using 2 RTX 2080Tis, we needed a CPU that was powerful enough to effectively drive them.

While Ryzen 3000 does have a more attractive ratio between speed, threads, and price, John wanted something that was well-known and would do well across the board.

John understood that needing more CPU threads down the road would require a new motherboard as well.

CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB

I chose this CPU cooler for the excellent cooling performance of water. While air is more reliable, water cools better and runs quieter.

This cooler also looks nice in the case, making for a very sleek interior. John agreed with the visual design, and understood my explanation of the reliability of high-end water coolers.

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero WiFi

I chose this motherboard for socket compatibility, long-term power, visual theme, and robust design. Asus is also one of my preferred motherboard manufacturers.

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

Memory: GSkill Trident Z RGB 2x16GB DDR4-3000

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

John wanted 32GB of memory for long-term gaming use, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

I chose this SSD for robust design, high capacity, fast access times, and low cost. When The Black Box was built, SSDs were very cheap, allowing us to use a 1TB model for overall storage. HP is also one of my preferred SSD manufacturers.

John understood my explanation of the build quality.

Video Card (GPU): SLI RTX 2080Ti 11GB Founders Edition

John had already purchased these GPUs.

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000

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

John wanted a gaming computer that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Case: NZXT H700 Black/Black

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

John wanted a gaming computer that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Fans: 7x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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

John wanted a gaming computer 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.