- 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 "*").
Asus Crosshair 8 Hero
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x
G.Skill TridentZ 3600 32 GB*
Asus RTX 2080 Ti OC 11 GB
NZXT Kraken Z73
Fractal Define 7
2x SSD Samsung 970 NVMe Pro 1 TB
Seasonic Prime PX 1000W 80 Plus*
ASUS HORN PG27UQ 4K
Razer Huntsman Elite
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.
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.