Check Out This Fractal Design i7 Build We Just Made

At Dave’s Computers, we recently completed a custom build for a local gamer, featuring top-tier components designed to deliver exceptional gaming performance. Here’s an in-depth look at the parts we used and why they are ideal for gaming:

Intel Core i7-13700KF 13th Gen Processor

The Intel Core i7-13700KF is a powerhouse, boasting impressive performance with its 13th generation architecture. With 16 cores and 24 threads, it handles multi-threaded tasks effortlessly, making it perfect for gaming and streaming simultaneously. The high clock speeds ensure smooth gameplay and quick response times, essential for a competitive gaming experience.

Samsung 990 PRO 2TB NVMe SSD

For storage, we chose the Samsung 990 PRO 2TB NVMe SSD. This drive offers blazing-fast read and write speeds, drastically reducing load times for games and applications. The 2TB capacity provides ample space for a large library of games, ensuring quick access to all your favorites. The drive’s reliability and performance make it an excellent choice for any gaming rig.

GIGABYTE Z790 Gaming X AX Motherboard

The GIGABYTE Z790 Gaming X AX motherboard is a perfect match for the i7-13700KF, offering robust support for the latest technologies. It features advanced cooling solutions, multiple PCIe slots for expandability, and built-in Wi-Fi 6 for fast, stable internet connections. The motherboard’s durability and gaming-centric features, like enhanced audio and network performance, ensure a seamless gaming experience.


We installed 32GB of DDR5 RAM to handle the most demanding games and multitasking scenarios. DDR5 memory offers higher bandwidth and faster data transfer rates compared to its predecessor, DDR4. This upgrade ensures that the system can handle high-resolution textures and complex game environments with ease, providing smooth and lag-free gameplay.

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler

Cooling is critical for maintaining optimal performance, especially during long gaming sessions. The Noctua NH-U12A CPU cooler is renowned for its exceptional cooling efficiency and quiet operation. It keeps the i7-13700KF running at optimal temperatures, preventing thermal throttling and ensuring consistent performance.

Corsair AF Elite Case Fans

To further enhance cooling, we added Corsair AF Elite case fans. These fans are designed for high airflow and low noise, keeping the entire system cool while maintaining a quiet gaming environment. Proper airflow management is crucial for extending the lifespan of the components and ensuring stable performance.

Fractal Design North Charcoal Black Tempered Glass Case

All these components are housed in the Fractal Design North Charcoal Black Tempered Glass Dark case. This case not only looks stunning with its sleek design and tempered glass side panel, but it also offers excellent airflow and cable management options. The spacious interior allows for easy installation and future upgrades, making it a versatile choice for any gamer.


This custom build by Dave’s Computers combines the best components to create a powerful, reliable, and visually appealing gaming PC. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a competitive eSports enthusiast, this setup provides the performance and features needed to enjoy the latest games at their best.

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