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Lotus Computer: Ryzen PC for Design Engineer and Gamer

by LotusComputerUSA

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Date Published

April 19, 2017

Date Built

April 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.71GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

Description

Who We Are: Hello! We are Lotus Computer USA, an American computer company based in Central Florida. We love to build custom gaming PCs in our workshop, and we want to share some of our completed builds with this wonderful and helpful community of systems builders.

The Build: A month ago, a client brought in his four-year-old custom PC that had stopped working. After diagnosing that the motherboard and power supply had gone bad, he commissioned us for a brand new Lotus PC. Being a design engineer by trade, the client needed something with a high core and thread count to keep up with his render-intensive programs. The client also wanted a powerful graphics card to play the occasional video game. In addition, the PC needed to have space for multiple storage drives. From these requests, we built this big monster of a PC.

Conveniently for the client, AMD has just launched the Ryzen 7's, perfect for his multi-core needs. Thus, the 8-Core/ 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X on Asus' Crosshair VI Hero were chosen to serve as the center for the PC. To keep up with the client's request for high-end gaming, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 and 16GBs of G.Skill TridentZ RGB RAM was added. For his storage drives, we installed a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2 onto the board and his Crucial MX300 from his old system. Also salvaged from his old system, we used the client's Koolance custom loop for CPU cooling. After some cleaning and replacing of fluid, the Koolance was able to keep the 8-Core processor very cool. For case cooling, three massive 200mm case fans and three 140mm case fans served to deliver fantastic air flow in the full tower case, the NZXT Phantom 820. The Phantom was an excellent choice for the client, as it gives him space for five more storage drives that he wishes to populate in the near future. Two of the 140mm fans were controlled by the NZXT Hue+, allowing the client to customize the RGB ring to his pleasure. Rounding out the build, the always reliable EVGA SuperNova G2 850W was chosen to keep the PC running.

Overall, this was a fantastic and great build that our client was very happy with. Being our first Ryzen build, we naturally performed torture tests (AIDA 64 and FurMark) to push the PC to its limits. Even stressing all cores, threads, and GPU with rendering 4K at 8X anti-aliasing, the PC's temperatures stayed amazingly cool. We were very pleased with the PC and we hope you enjoy checking it out!

Comments Sorted by:

Kerazivel 3 points 6 months ago

Amazing! If only it was cheaper! ;-)

The0Burger0King 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

You, sir or madam, have a work of art not just a computer!

LotusComputerUSA submitter 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! We try our very best to make each Lotus PC a work of art :)

JheyoDELperu 2 points 5 months ago

nice exterior..lovely interior... NZXT + RYZEN .. amazing pc :,D +1

Dodger1846 1 point 6 months ago

No waterblock for the 1080? Otherwise dope build.

LotusComputerUSA submitter 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! One of our builders was actually wishing for that too! Unfortunately, the client was not interested in cooling his GPU, despite offers to do so.

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I really like that cooling loop and those fans, looks great. I would have gotten a case with a full window on the side though

LotusComputerUSA submitter 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! The PC would have definitely looked better with a full tempered glass side panel (like a Phanteks Luxe or InWin 909), but our client really liked the edges and curves of the NZXT Phantom 820. Oh well, maybe next time!

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LotusComputerUSA submitter 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It really is! We'd never worked with the Koolance RP-1250 before, and we were amazed with its functionality and design.

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