Build 24 – The Spirit of Lonerider: General Workstation

The Spirit of Lonerider is a general workstation.


The Spirit of Lonerider is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i7-5820K processor and a GTX 1080 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new general workstation to handle their growing professional workload, as well as casual gaming.

This build influenced Kaldur.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-5820K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE-Black

Motherboard: Asus X99-A

Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2133

Storage (SSD): Samsung 850 Pro 500GB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Black 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 8GB

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA G2 650W

Case: Fractal Design Define S

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F140MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-5820K gave the customer a good amount of single-core performance for general use, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower cooler is recommended.
  • We reused the existing motherboard
  • We reused the existing memory
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a solid mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris did a great job fixing my sick machine. He isolated the problem and worked on it expediently. He even suggested some cooling enhancements that would help prevent a possible recurring problem.

He even upgraded my graphics card on request and informed me of some issues with the card I suggested, so I deferred to his judgement.

Chris has good problem solving skills and I will definitely be using him again.”

Chris, Raleigh NC

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