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News hardware & software 17 July 2020, 16:17

author: Sodar

Henry Cavill and His PC - How Much Does Witcher's PC Cost

Henry Cavill, known i.e. for his title role in The Witcher from Netflix, has published a video on Instagram, where he assembles his PC. We give the specs and estimated cost of this particular rig.

The beginning of the video presents components of Henry Cavill's PC. Source: Instagram
IN A NUTSHELL:
  • During the recording, Henry Cavill assembles an expensive machine - the total cost of used components exceeds $6 thousand.

The recent video published by Henry Cavill is very popular. In 18 hours it was watched by almost 3 million people. The actor proved in it that apart from chopping wraiths on the set of The Witcher, he can also assemble a PC. I analyzed the video and made a list of PC components used by the actor. Let's check how much cash would we need to prepare to make ourselves a "Witcher's PC".

Since the configuration presented below is based on a video where not everything is visible (e.g. the size of RAM), some components are my educated guesses (marked with an asterisk "*").

Name

Estimated price

Motherboard

Asus Crosshair 8 Hero

$549

Processor

AMD Ryzen 9 3900x

$529

Memory RAM

G.Skill TridentZ 3600 32 GB*

$159

Graphic card

Asus RTX 2080 Ti OC 11 GB

$1499

CPU cooling

NZXT Kraken Z73

$279

Case

Fractal Define 7

$170

Storage

2x SSD Samsung 970 NVMe Pro 1 TB

$319 (x2)

Power supply

Seasonic Prime PX 1000W 80 Plus*

$489

Monitor

ASUS HORN PG27UQ 4K

$1999

Keyboard

Razer Huntsman Elite

$199

As you can see, it's rather high-end equipment. The purchase of a computer, which Henry Cavill has assembled, may reduce our budget by $6510. The prices I have provided are average prices from Amazon, valid at the time of publication of this news. If someone found, for example, this particular GPU is 17% cheaper on eBay - well, it is possible.

The moment when Henry Cavill fixes the location of CPU cooling. Source: Instagram

During the video, Cavill does not give much information about his computer (his comments are more about the assembly process itself), and some parts of the image have been blurred, which made it even more difficult to recognize the components. However, inferring from the class of other elements, I assumed that these uncertain components are also high-end models. That's why the power supply is the PX 1000W or Prime 850W version (both have a similar price), and the RAM has a capacity of 32 GB.

However, if someone has a better eye or information - I invite you to write a comment. In the first minutes, we also see a box that probably contains Steelseries Arctis 5 headphones, which cost about $90. I thought it was an optional accessory, not included in the price of the set. The original video, in which Henry Cavill is assembling his PC is available here.

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