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: About two weeks ago, a client walked in with his six year old Alienware Aurora R3. The PC had finally blown out and after our attempts to recover it, the client ultimately decided to commission a brand new custom. He did not want any crazy components, just a mid-range PC to play League of Legends, Battlefield 1, and some other popular games.

In order to stay within budget, but to also allow for the customer to play optimally, we build around the Intel Core i5-6500 and a NVIDIA GTX 1060. We feel this CPU/GPU combo is one of the more cost effective duos for customers who want mid to high-end gaming specs without breaking the bank. For memory and storage, we used the reliable G.Skill Ripjaw V 16GB, a 240GB Corsair Force LE SSD boot drive, and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD storage drive. A basic LG DVD drive and an Intel Wifi AC were also included for the PC, which we powered using the EVGA 600W PSU. All built on an Asus Z170-A inside of a Be Quiet! Silent Base 600, the PC was certainly an upgrade from the client's previous computer.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

why 3 gb 1060? isn't the 4gb rx 480 better performance for same/less cost?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably is, may have been a team green fan...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

As a business, they probably have better deals set up for them as a retailer with certain brands/companies and as such this was more than likely in stock componentry. So for them, it was probably better margin this way and quicker for the customer

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't a 1060 perform better in popular titles like Overwatch and Battlefield? Feel free to correct me, I heard that from a few people.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It would for FPS if you had above 60 hz and could notice. Rule of thumb, AMD wins in colour and value to performance(usually), NVIDIA wins in FPS and tessellation (picture accuracy). At least my rule of thumb lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

When suggesting GPUs for gaming PCs, we tend to only offer AMD for clients that make keeping to a small budget the most important factor. From personal experiences in our company, AMD GPUs are unfortunately confronted with issues for gaming. Many developers, sadly, do not optimize their engines for AMD cards, making for graphical problems for the AMD crowd (example: Fallout 4's grass tessellation AMD fiasco). We love AMD and their ability to take on the giants of the CPU and GPU markets, but we feel it necessary to educate our customers when they make their component decisions.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

It's more of a tie if not slightly in the favor of the 1060 (when it comes to performance). I'm not sure about pricing, though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build, although not a big fan of the GPU Choice.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

3GB Graphics card

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense I have the 6gb EVGA SSC 1060 it is much better.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

From the tests I've seen, it doesn't matter much unless there are some huge textures on some of the more demanding games

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! We definitely would have preferred using the 6GB 1060, but when it came down to it, the customer did not feel he needed to pay the extra $50 for it. LoL was his primary benchmark and the 3GB should serve this need effectively.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still trying to decide what color scheme this is

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

For this build, there really isn't one. This customer was not interested in color and appearance of his PC, so there was no reason to impose our aesthetic decisions on our customer's PC. For customers who do care about color matching and theming, we do have a lot of fun planning out with the customer. Hopefully we get some of these in the future that we can show you all!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock cooler? Could you have gotten atleast a hyper 212?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda am against stock coolers. They dont keep optimal tempatures under heavy gaming. I would normally go with a water cooler or a very nice fan cooler

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

During the spec process, we initially suggested using a Noctua NH-U14S for optimal cooling, but the client did not want one. Even after being offered the much cheaper Hyper 212, he opted not to go with one in the end. For our builds, the client's desires are our ultimate concern.

  • 40 months ago
  • -2 points

Your "custom gaming pcs" look like Drake sounds: unmotivated.