Remember back at the beginning of quarantine when we all said we were going to be super productive and get all our projects done? Now, let’s be honest, most of us totally fell through on that particular promise…but not Henry Cavill. The Superman and The Witcher actor has spent his time in lockdown baking bread, painting Warhammer miniatures and, now, building his very own gaming PC.
Cavill, who admitted in an interview last December (via NME) that he preferred PC gaming over console but had never built his own machine, seems to have finally accomplished his longtime dream. The actor uploaded a 5-and-a-half minute video to his Instagram account showing himself assembling a high-end PC from start to finish. Watch it here (although he advises viewer discretion).
PC fans will be quick to note that his setup is pretty darn impressive. The sheer strength barely contained within a 1000-watt power supply, the smooth curves of that Republic of Gamers motherboard, and especially the dazzling lights of those gorgeous RGB internal components (plus a keyboard to match!) Lovers of custom builds might just need to cool down by borrowing that NZXT Kraken AIO water-cooling loop with built in CPU and GPU thermometer display (light up, of course!)
If you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge of proper PC care, you might want to give this video a look. Cavill reminds viewers to install pieces correctly and take the time to fix their mistakes, such as accidentally positioning a part upside down. It’s also important that you move slowly and take exquisite care both when inserting your CPU and coating it with thermal compound. For all its power, your CPU is quite the sensitive component, and you don’t want to damage it by forcing it roughly into a socket or letting it heat up too fast.
Filming for Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher is expected to restart in August. Hope you get all caught up on your gaming before you’ve got to head back to the set, Henry!
What parts have you used in your very own gaming builds? Got any fun stories to share! Let us know!