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The Witcher’s Henry Cavill shows off his pricey new gaming PC build

Published: 16/Jul/2020 19:23 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:03

by Michael Gwilliam


Actor Henry Cavill may be best known for his roles as SuperMan and Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher, but he’s also a pretty serious gamer and showed off an incredible PC build in a new video.

In an Instagram video, the 37-year-old showed off all the parts he had gathered for his project before beginning his monster build.

The video, shot as a montage, shows Cavill reading instructions, inserting hardware and assembling his PC from scratch.

It seems like the project took quite some time to get right too as the summer sun changes to a dark through the montage.

The build wasn’t super easy either, as at 3:26, the actor comes to the realization that he put the cooler upside down. After taking it off, he cleans the CPU, reapplies thermal paste and puts it back together properly.

Amusingly, he didn’t actually need to take the cooler off, as he could have simply rotated the orientation of the display with NZXT’S CAM software that comes with it.

However, the end result is a downright gorgeous machine that would have cost at least $4,000, according to our estimate.

Henryt Cavill's gaming PC
Henry Cavill’s PC turned out nice.

From what is visible in the video, Cavil’s PC parts appear to be the following:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73
  • MOBO: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
  • RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB (Capacity unknown – probably 32GB)
  • SSD: 3x Samsung 970 pro (Capacity unknown, either 1TB or 2TB)
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix 2080 Ti OC
  • PSU: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Titanium

In total, not including the case, the PC likely would have cost around $4,200. Perfect for gaming on the maximum settings and with demanding titles such as CyberPunk 2077 coming out, it makes sense for Cavill to spare no expense.

Next time you’re competing in a multiplayer game, just remember that it’s always possible you’re playing with or against Henry Cavill himself.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.