Given that Cavill himself is a beast of man, it may not be surprising that the new version of the muscular actor’s gaming PC is also a monster. Here is the best estimate of our PC team for what it uses, based on what is visible in the video:
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
- Mémoire: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 Go DDR4-3600 CL16 (2 x 16 Go)
- Graphics: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC
- CPU Refrigerator: NZXT Kraken Z73
- Stockage: SSD Samsung 970 Pro 1 To x 2
- PSU: Seasonic Prime TX-1000
- Case: Fractal Design Define 7 case
- Moniteur: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift
- Clavier: Razer Huntsman Elite
- Moreover, Steelseries tighter for Wireless
Want to build a gaming PC like Henry Cavill’s? Here’s an idea of what each of these costs, based on live prices taken from local retailers:
What would we have changed?
It is undeniably a high-end platform full of punch that is full of pieces and stellar performance that will put any PC game on its feet. But could it have been better? Our Australian team has brought their collective heads together to assess Mr. Cavill’s construction – these are their quick thoughts on the towel:
- The motherboard has an integrated Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter with a theoretical maximum of 2402 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 574 on 2.4 GHz. So we hope Henry has also invested in an 802.11ax compatible router to take full advantage of it. If it uses a wired network, the Asus Crossfire VIII Hero has a fast 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port – either way, it will see exceptional network performance.
- Four PCIe SSDs will block a lot of PCIe lanes – a single 4 TB SSD or a pair of 2 TB SSDs would have been a more effective approach. Each of these SSDs will consume four PCIe lanes for a total of 16. With a total of only 24 lanes for playing with the X570 chipset, plus 16 others via the 3rd generation Ryzen processor, giving it 40 in total. Its brilliant 2080Ti uses 16 more of these channels, leaving only 8 spare, which can limit the potential for future upgrades.
- Mr. Cavill did not need to reinstall the AIO processor cooler to see the OLED screen in an upright position, as it can be returned to the software.
- The Asus Crossfire VIII Hero has a reasonably good ESS ES9023P DAC, but for maximum audio fidelity, we suggest installing an EVGA Nu Audio sound card or the Sound Blaster AE-9.
- Choosing a memory at 3600 MHz is wise – this is the strong point of the Ryzen, but the timing of the C16 is a bit disappointing. We recommend that Henry consider a kit with latency as low as C14 or even less for a really great system.
- The choice of the Henry monitor is an uncompromising Asus ROG PG27UQ, which integrates all imaginable technologies, including G-Sync (corresponding perfectly to its Nvidia 2080 Ti), 144 Hz refresh, quantum dots for higher colors as well than HDR – and all running at a tasty 4K resolution, which the 2080 Ti should be able to power adequately. Well, unless he plays Witcher 3 in the Ultra settings…
- But having said that, this Asus monitor was released in 2018 and screen technology has evolved somewhat since then. We suggest that Henry consider the new Acer Predator X38, which also offers G-Sync and HDR but in an ultra wide format of 3840 x 1600 pixels, with a fast response time of 1 ms (against 4 ms on the Asus ) and faster 175 Hz refresh. Sure, it’s expensive, but no one has ever said that having the best PC game setup is cheap…
Dan Gardiner and David Hollingworth also contributed to this story.