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How much Dr Disrespect’s insane new PC costs

Published: 20/May/2020 12:18 Updated: 20/May/2020 15:56

by David Purcell

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Twitch superstar Dr Disrespect has shocked his fans by revealing his brand new PC live on stream, with a flashy trailer and a hefty price tag to boot. 

The variety content creator has a whopping 4.3 million followers on the streaming platform, at the time of writing, and members of the famed Champions Club will be wondering how they too can get on the same level as the self-professed best video gamer in the world.

Well, during a broadcast on May 20, they were given some details on how to catch up with the top dog as Doc showed off a number of parts for his new build.

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The Doc revealed his new PC during a recent Twitch stream and it looks amazing.

As ever, fans couldn’t help but think about how much it will have cost to assemble. After all, we could all do with a bit more speed, violence, and momentum in our gaming lives.

So, while he never gave an exact figure during the stream, we thought we would do some digging and put together an estimated cost of the gaming computer – and it’s much higher than the average player’s, that’s for sure!

How much is Doc’s PC?

Using PC Part Picker, we calculated an estimate that should be pretty accurate. The CPU alone, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 39990x, will set you back a staggering $3,500, which shows you the type of ballpark the Two-Time is playing in. In total, taking into account the Aventum X case, Double RTX 2080Ti’s, and everything else included – you’re looking at about $10,000 for the entire thing.

“I wish I was prepared to show this,” he said after revealing a few photos of it, before playing a promotional trailer for everybody to see. He also posted it to Twitter, as seen below.

It’s difficult to work out the exact price, as there is a custom waterloop and we don’t know what power supply is running it all.  But for something like this, a power supply of at least 1500W would be needed, and other extras will mount onto the price as well.

Dr Disrespect’s PC specs

  • CPU: AMD Threadripper 3990X 2.9 GHz 64-Core
  • MOBO: Asus ROG ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA EATX sTRX4
  • GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 256 GB (8 x 32 GB) DDR4
  • SSD: 2x Samsung 970 Evo 2TB NVME
  • Case: Aventum X
  • Case Fan: 14x Corsair ML140 PRO RGB

It was put together for him by Digital Storm, a boutique computer manufacturer based in the United States, and he wanted to thank them for their work during the broadcast.

He said: “Digital Storm, firm handshakes. I mean the craftsmanship. When I took it out the box, I said… Who am I kidding? I’m like a little kid. Any sort of tech I take out of the box I’m gonna be excited but man, I was really, really excited about this one. Craftsmanship is kind of nutty.”

While that might sound like a hefty price to play for messing around on a few video games, it could be argued that nobody really does it better than Dr Disrespect in terms of stream quality, production, and excitement.

None of that would be made possible to livestream without the best of the best unit in place to pull it off. So, he’s went out and got himself exactly that.

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xQc explains why his 7-day Twitch ban was actually a good thing

Published: 25/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel finally returned to streaming after receiving a massive seven-day ban for his role in a Fall Guys Twitch Rivals stream sniping controversy. However, according to the French Canadian, the ban was actually good for him.

xQc’s return to Twitch was met with some huge numbers, with over 100,000 viewers packed into his chat.

With such a massive audience, Lengyel explained how, while he expected to be criticized for his actions, he was shocked at how some folks didn’t want him to improve or get better.

“Seeing people not wanting you to move or not wanting you to go past the hurdles, it’s almost like they’re living through you,” he explained. “There’s a lot of them.”

xQc's Twitch viewers upon his return
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xQc’s return stream was pulling in huge numbers.

According to the former Overwatch League pro, even after he apologized for his actions, some people were still attacking him for silly reasons.

“‘Oh no, not good enough of an apology, I hope you get perma-banned,’” he paraphrased of his haters. “I hope nobody gets perma-banned and there are people I really dislike in the content creator space, and I wouldn’t want them to get perma-banned.”

His reasoning for this is because he believes people can come back and do better. But he also addressed people claiming that Twitch was using him as an example.

“I don’t think bigger streamers get preferential treatment. And I think that was a good showcase of it,” he added. “I think, out of all the other instances, I think that was a good showcase of me not getting preferential treatment. If anything, I got the full juicer. Seven-day whole thing and I got clapped.”

Twitch has often been accused of giving some larger streamers better treatment than others on the platform, so this was a refreshing revelation from the Laval-born Lengyel.

“Even if, let’s say, I was being used as an example, and they put me out there as an example of doing a bad thing, that’s fine,” he continued. “That’s fine because when we come back, I can also be an example of doing better.”

Hopefully, xQc can make good on this challenge to himself and actually become better, just as suggested.