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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!