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Lotus Computer: Powerful Red and Black Custom Loop Gaming PC

by LotusComputerUSA

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Date Published

April 26, 2017

Date Built

March 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

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 few months ago, a client called our workshop about his PC and tragic story: a year before, our client's friend built a beautiful custom loop PC for him as a gift. The client's family decided to move from their home in the UK to Florida, so the client had a shipping company transport his custom PC. Upon the PC's arrival at his new home, however, our client was distraught to discover it had sustained damage, rendering it inoperable. Despite making claims against the company, they could not get any reimbursement. That's when our client found us and commissioned us to salvage what we could to build him a brand new PC with a fresh custom loop.

The shipping company really did a number on the PC; the motherboard, RAM, CPU, PSU, case, and parts of the custom loop had to be trashed. Our client's old build had a great white/black theme, but the new PC was to be done in a red/black theme. The client also had his heart set on a specific case: the Phanteks Enthoo Primo. With these requests in mind, we set out to build our client his new PC.

We built around the Core i7-6700K on the awesome Asus Maximus VIII Hero. We also put in a new set of 16GBs of Corsair Vengeance Red LED. Thankfully, we were able to use the two liquid cooled Asus GTX 980 Strixes from the old build, held together with the fantastic EVGA Pro SLI bridge. The client's SSD and HDD were also used in his new PC. The EVGA 1000W GQ was chosen to power this watt-hungry beast, given the SLI and custom loop power needs. Most of the original PC's custom loop was intact; we only had to re-tube the system. The EKWB custom loop components were high-quality parts that really impressed us. The CPU block, GPU blocks, pump, and reservoir all worked wonderfully in the Phanteks Enthoo Primo. The massive Alphacool radiators, each with triple Corsair SP120s, provided exceptional cooling for the very hot dual 980s and overclocked 6700K. Finally, for some added flair, one of our builders rigged up two red LED strips (since the Phanteks does not come with any) to provide that finishing touch we felt the build needed.

Building this PC was a blast and we were very happy with the result. Our client was overjoyed; he was in love with the colors and power of his new PC. With Aida64 and FurMark rendering at 4K and 8X anti-aliasing, this monster was pushing past 50 fps, while keeping temperatures sufficiently cool. We hope you enjoy checking out this awesome PC!

Comments Sorted by:

crookz_n_castlez 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Ouuu that backside cable management! +1

outlikealight 1 point 5 months ago

Beautiful job.

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Beautiful build, well done.