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.