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Typhoon Systems wants to help you build a new custom PC with AMD Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs

By Koh Wanzi - on 3 Aug 2017, 12:01pm

Typhoon Systems wants to help you build a new custom PC with AMD Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs

Typhoon Systems Hachi. (Image Source: Typhoon Systems)

There’s a new player in town that wants to help you put together your next custom rig. Typhoon Systems is a brand new venture by Blumm Technology, and it’s launching with an intriguing focus on AMD’s line of Ryzen and Threadripper processors.

There are three pre-configured builds available at launch – the Hachi, the Roku, and the entry-level Yon.

Named after the Japanese word for the number eight, the Hachi is the current top-end model. It features the octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, the former of which offers performance very close to that of the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X. On top of that, you'll be able to add a second card for SLI if you wish.

Here’s a summary of the specifications for all three models:

  Hachi Roku Yon
Processor 8-core/16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.4GHz, 16MB L3 cache) 6-core/12-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2GHz, 16MB L3 cache) 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
Chipset X370 B350 A320
Memory 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz 8GB DDR4 2,400MHz 8GB DDR4 2,400MHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Storage 250GB M.2 SSD + 2TB HDD 250GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD 120GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
Price (S$) $2,999 $1,699 $1,199

The X370- and B350-based Hachi and Roku systems support CPU overclocking, while the A320 chipset on the Yon does not.

The Roku was configured to appeal to the masses. (Image Source: Typhoon Systems)

However, should you wish to have a bigger hand in customizing your system, Typhoon Systems will also let you configure the systems with your choice of components.

And with the upcoming release of the Ryzen 3 and Threadripper CPUs, the company will be offering systems with those parts as well, including ones tailor-made for corporate customers.

Typhoon Systems says it wants to provide the latest hardware as opposed to just going with the more popular option – that is, Intel – which is why it chose to focus on AMD’s new processors instead. AMD's Ryzen chips have turned out very competitive multi-threaded performance, and while gaming performance in CPU-limiting scenarios is still behind Intel, it's worth noting that they offer quite similar performance in GPU-bound scenarios where resolution or graphics settings have been cranked up.

Having said that, Dreamcore, another local startup, does offer Ryzen with the Dreamcore One and Reverie. Similarly, Aftershock also offers Ryzen CPUs with its Hypergate and Ultracore PCs, and we've been told Threadripper will eventually be available as well.

Either way, more competition is good news for local customers as they’ll now have more options to choose from. You can check out Typhoon Systems' website for yourself here.

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