The Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular Computer

A Circular Computer With a Unique Design.

The Cerise Circular computer is a unique design from Cerise Computers  that was conceived and is manufactured in the USA. It offers all the power and the reliability of a fully-fledged desktop wrapped up in a very attractive and eye-catching circular case. The computer hardware for this case consists of industry standard parts so all components are easily upgradeable. The case stands approximately 15” high and 12” in diameter. The fans inside the case draw cool air from the bottom of the case and expel it from the top. In regular use, this computer is extremely quiet.

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Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular Computer Case

We designed and built cable management features into the Cerise Circular Computer case so that there is no rat’s nest of cords coming out of the back even when the computer is fully hooked up. The circular case itself easily lifts off the computer frame to reveal the industry standard parts inside. All parts are upgradeable and the graphics card is particularly easy to replace. The case itself is made of aluminum to aid cooling. All ports are easily accessible from the top of the computer.

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Intel i7 6700K CPU

CPU & RAM For The Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular computer takes any Intel 9 series CPU and can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

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Cerise Circular Solid State Drive

The Cerise Circular Computer Hard Drive Configuration

The Cerise Circular computer has very flexible storage configurations available. It can accommodate up to four 2.5″ SATA solid state drives and two M.2 solid state drives. If a mechanical 3.5″ hard drive is installed, this computer can accommodate a further two 2.5″ SATA solid state hard drives and two M.2 solid state drives.

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Cerise Circular Computer - Inside

Graphics Cards For The Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular can take any GeForce graphics card up to the RTX 2070 and any Quadro workstation graphics card up to the RTX 4000.

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Diagram of ports on the Cerise Circular Computer

USB and I/O Ports on The Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular was designed so that all connectivity ports and the on/off switch are on the top of the case for easy access. The computer has a multitude of USB ports for easy connection to your peripherals. Wifi is an available option with a high quality USB wifi adapter.

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Cerise Circular Computer Fan

Thermal Properties & Noise of The Cerise Circular Computer

The Cerise Circular computer employs large slow moving fans for cooling. There is one 140mm fan that draws in cool air at the bottom of the case and a 120mm fan for the CPU heatsink. The case’s thermal properties work together with the natural cooling characteristics of air so that the large fans draw cool air from the bottom of the case and expel the warm air at the top. We tested the case’s thermal properties extensively at the time that we designed the case and neither the CPU nor the graphics card experience any throttling even when working at full capacity. The large diameter fans enable the computer to be extremely quiet during normal use.

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CPU

Which CPU?
  • The central processing unit or CPU is the “brains” of the computer and is the component which performs most of the of the computer’s calculations. The CPU’s speed is measured in Hertz (Hz) or cycles per second.
  • Virtually all CPU’s today have multiple processors or ‘cores’ on one piece of silicon. This means the operating system splits a program into ‘threads’ and then distributes those program threads to the available cores so that they can be processed. The ease with which a program can be threaded is termed ‘multithreading’. Photo editing programs such as Photoshop are not highly multithreaded, so they work faster with CPU’s that emphasize speed over cores. Video editing programs however, such as Premiere Pro are highly multithreaded so they work faster with CPU’s that emphasize cores over speed.
  • In practical terms, this means for image editing programs such as Photoshop you should choose a four-core CPU with a higher speed. For video editing or if you use multiple programs simultaneously, you should choose a CPU with 6 or more cores. For many people today, the line between photo and video editing is becoming less distinct as most cameras now shoot video. If you edit photos and video, an honest assessment of the ratio of photo to video editing will tell you which type of CPU you should lean towards.

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Operating System

RAM

RAM can be regarded as the short-term memory of your computer and this is very simple to understand. When you load a program or edit an image, the program or image is brought out of storage, i.e. the hard drive and placed in your short-term memory or RAM. Since the lines of communication between the CPU and the memory are particularly fast, the CPU can quickly act on and process the program and data being held in the memory.

Obviously, the more short-term memory or RAM you have, the more programs and data such as images you can work on simultaneously. Lack of memory is the single major cause of slow or crashing computers because there is simply not enough space in the memory to hold all the programs you are working on.

Plan on RAM that is at least four times greater than the programs and data you are working with. Video and image editing programs make multiple copies of a file before the edits are complete. So if you have 4GB of programs and data open at any one time, you should have at least 16GB of RAM. RAM today is relatively cheap so it is the most cost-efficient way of keeping your computer fast.

1st Hard Drive for OS & Applications

The optimum hard drive set-up for digital content creators such as photographers and video editors is one hard drive for the operating system and programs and a separate hard drive for data such as photo and video files. Many digital content creators find a third hard drive for dumping their newly created files after a shoot very useful. Once files have been dumped onto this 3rd hard drive, they are easily moved throughout the computer system and then can then be returned there after editing for short term storage.

Samsung PCIe solid state drives are roughly 3-4 times faster than SATA solid state drives.

Intel Optane drives have very high random read and write speeds so this will make your system feel very snappy.

2nd Hard Drive for Multimedia Editing

This is the drive for your data such as photo and video files.

PCIe solid state drives are roughly 3-4 times faster than SATA solid state drives.

3rd Hard Drive for File Dump/Storage

Many digital content creators find a third hard drive for dumping their newly created files after a shoot very useful. Once files have been dumped onto this 3rd hard drive, they are easily moved throughout the computer system and then can then be returned there after editing for short term storage.

PCIe solid state drives are roughly 3-4 times faster than SATA solid state drives.

External Blu Ray And DVD Burner

The external blu ray and DVD burner we offer will plug into any of the USB ports on the Cerise Circular computer.

Video

The video card processes visual information from your CPU and displays it on the monitor. Nvidia manufactures their consumer cards under the name ‘GeForce’ and their workstation cards under the name ‘Quadro’. Both GeForce and Quadro video cards now give 10-bit color and with GeForce cards, we install the ‘Studio’ driver to activate this 10-bit color capability. When you pair your video card with a 10-bit color capable monitor, this enables you to see more than 1.07 billion colors or 64 times more colors than with an 8-bit monitor. This covers 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. If exceptional color accuracy is important to you, a 10-bit monitor is a necessity!

Cards with RTX in their nomenclature enable ray tracing.

More and more programs are using the processing power of the video card to process data.

Quadro workstation video cards are an absolute necessity for CAD applications like Solidworks. Otherwise, a GeForce card should work just as well for less money!

Display

Choose a 10-bit monitor to view all the colors that your GeForce or Quadro video card can display. We check every monitor for dead pixels and we install the monitor driver on your computer for the best possible performance.

Thunderbolt 3

The Thunderbolt 3 option we offer is integrated into the motherboard. Thunderbolt 3 provides 40 Gb/s throughput so if you have the right peripherals, you can achieve blazing speeds between your computer and external hard drives.

WiFi

We install WiFi on the Cerise Circular Computer through a USB WiFi adapter. The adapter sits on top of the computer clear of any obstructions. This helps establish a clear link between your computer and your router.

Sound Card

Speakers

Keyboard & Mouse

Surge Protector

Software

All Cerise computers come with a bootable image of your C: Drive on a DVD. This is an exact snapshot of your C: drive at the time your computer leaves our workshop. This enables you to easily reinstall your operating system with all drivers & optimizations to the pristine condition it was in when it left our workshops. This process takes about 20 minutes.

We also supply you with instructions on how to create your own image after you have installed all your apps and configured them the way you like. In Windows 7 & 10 this is very easy to do.

All Microsoft Office suites are installed with all the latest updates.

Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 comes with a DVD Disc & product key card & includes Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint & Word.

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 comes with a DVD Disc & product key card and includes Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Powerpoint & Word.

Microsoft Office Professional 2019 comes With a DVD Disc & includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Powerpoint & Word. We provide a product key in an email & in your owner’s manual.

Support

Pre and post-sales support is an important part of the package we offer you. As well as being very attentive to you at the time you choose the components that will make up your computer, we are always available for tech support if something goes wrong or you just want advice on upgrading or installing new hardware and software.

All Cerise computers come with a one-year warranty. This means we will fix any malfunctioning hardware free of charge for one year. You just pay for shipping to us. If the malfunction occurs within 30 days of you receiving the computer, the shipping is on us. You can get the same coverage for 2 or 3 years at an additional cost.

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