Shroud stuns fans with ridiculous new custom PC build

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:42 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 18:40

by Joe Craven


Legendary Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has wowed his viewers with an incredible custom PC build, sharing the creation during a November 28 live stream. 

The debate over console versus PC gaming will probably never end. The next-gen Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 are another round of ammunition for console advocates, while PC gamers will probably never concede defeat, regardless of how advanced mainstream consoles become.

Despite the allure of next-gen consoles, the biggest names in the streaming world – shroud, Ninja and Dr DisRespect – remain primarily PC gamers.

Given the potential for variety when it comes to building a top-tier PC, there is significant interest in watching a ex-professional gamer throwing one together. Shroud proved this once again on November 28, with thousands watching him unveil his latest custom PC.

Shroud talking about home evacuation
Twitch: Shroud
Shroud returned to Twitch with a new look falling Mixer’s collapse.

A couple of hours into his Saturday night stream, shroud unboxed and showed off his new PC to his audience, wowing them with just how big, bulky and powerful it looked. So bulky, in fact, that ‘thicc’ began being spammed in his chat.

“I dunno if you guys can even see, but this is what we’re working with,” he said, showing off the MAINGEAR desktop. The specifications provided by shroud’s mods were as follows: AMD 5950x, Maximus hero VI motherboard, as well as Nvidia’s new 3090 graphics cards.

When discussing how he expects the new build to perform, shroud explained that he’s not too concerned as he can always use it as a streaming PC, rather than a gaming one.

“Honestly I’m not even worried if this AMD CPU doesn’t perform how I like,” he finished, “and I’m not happy with the results, I’m not even worried because I’ll just make it my streaming computer. Because AMDs encoding – that s**t is on another level.”

Shroud did not provide a definitive price range, but estimates from his viewers put the overall cost at between $5,000 and $10,000, as they couldn’t nail down some of the exact specs.

Whether it proves itself to be worth the eye-watering price range remains to be seen, but you can guarantee shroud’s gameplay will impress whatever PC he finds himself using.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.