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Black Friday Rocket Consultation

Usually on these posts we detail builds we have done; today, we’re going to try something a little different and give you a peek at how we perform our Rocket Consultation.  A former customer who had us build some computers and a file server for his business decided he wanted a sweet gaming rig to replace his outdated system, but he wanted to build it himself.

After talking through his needs, we settled on the specs and budget and decided to go through with the purchasing during the Black Friday holiday weekend. Once the specs were finalized, we created a shared spreadsheet so we could track the items purchased, purchase price, rebates, and how much budget remained. As our expert shoppers ran across a component that fit the agreed upon specs for an amazing price, we contacted the customer so he could place the order.

Here’s what we ended up with:

CASE

Corsair 600T Mid Tower Case

  • Side window or mesh panel
  • USB 3.0 ports on front along with a fan controller
  • Backplate cutout to easily install aftermarket CPU coolers
  • 2x 200mm fans, 1x 120mm fan
  • Built in SSD compatibility

POWER SUPPLY

  • 80 PLUS Bronze certified
  • 60 AMP +12V Rail
  • Super quiet fan


MOTHERBOARD

  • USB 3.0
  • SATA III
  • Parallel SATA port connections

PROCESSOR

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor @ 3.4 GHz

  • Ivy Bridge architecture
  • Up to 3.8GHz Turbo
  • 77W power usage


CPU COOLER

  • Compatible with the Intel i5-3570K and the Corsair case
RAM

2x G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (32GB total)

  • 10-11-10-30 timing
  • 10 CAS
  • 1.5V

VIDEOCARD

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD7870 2 GB

  • 3x fans for superior thermal properties
  • Overclocking headroom
  • Lower power usage

SOLID STATE DRIVE

  • AES 256-bit full disk encryption
  • Sustained Sequential Read: 540 MB/s
  • Sustained Sequential Write: 250 MB/s
  • 4KB Random Read: up to 96k IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write: up to 62k IOPS
  • MTBF: 1.5 million hours
HARD DRIVE
  • 7200 RPM
  • 64 MB Cache
DVD WRITER
  • 24x write speeds
  • Dual layer drive
OPERATING SYSTEM
 
 

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit

  • Professional recognizes 32GB of RAM unlike Home Premium
As you can see, the customer ended up with an amazing gaming computer for hundreds less than he expected to pay. We provided support throughout the build process until everything was up and running and provided instructions in order for all rebates to be correctly completed and sent in the necessary timeline.
Interested in upgrading your own computer but not sure about what components to buy? Feel confident in building your own gaming computer but haven’t kept up with the changes in the technology landscape?
Contact us at Rocket Custom Computers to find out how we can help!


 

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