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I’m aware that there are PC gamers who want to push their systems to the limits of what is truly possible. PC gamers demand a certain level of immersion and sitting on a couch with gamepad in hand can’t cut it. How much is too much though, and what qualifies as a true beast of a gaming rig? Both questions are answered by “PC Master Race” Reddit user Halada, who’s created the nuttiest PC rig I’ve yet seen.
Halada made this three monitor monstrosity specifically for Star Citizen, one of Kickstarter’s most successful projects and an epic space adventure in its own right, made by Chris Roberts, the man behind Wing Commander.
Space combat simulation games usually require a top-end PC, and Halada’s is no exception. This is a tri-monitor cockpit with stick and throttle, Saitek Combat Pro and MFG Crosswind Pedals, a Buttkicker (a small bass unit placed under the seat), 32GB RAM, a possible 4Ghz CPU, four Radeon R9 290X GPU’s (at over US$550 each) and a FSSB R3 Warthog joystick. Words are meaningless, rather take a gander at the images below of a PC that’s approximately fifteen-trillion times faster than a PS4 or Xbox One.
“Obutto R3volution seen with the MFG Crosswind Pedals”
“Seen with optional Bengal Seat Warmer (B.S.W), Warthog stick and throttle.”
“4960X, 32GB of DDR3”
“Quad 290X: Watercooled for the noise. Takes dual PSU to power all that.”
“Full Cockpit: Obutto R3volution with full setup playing Elite Dangerous. TrackIR 5 mounted on center monitor for extra immersive action.”
“Obutto R3volution: Seen with optional Bengal Seat Warmer (B.S.W), Warthog stick and throttle, as well as Saitek Combat Pro pedals”
“Dual loop (one for GPUs, one for CPU). Very quiet.”
“FPS mode: After I unloosen a knob and unmount the stick post, I can swivel the keyboard tray and switch into FPS mode for potential boarding action. Did you notice my feet?”
“FSSB R3 Warthog”
“The Saint Graal of sticks.”
“Obutto R3volution with full setup playing Elite Dangerous. TrackIR 5 mounted on center monitor for extra immersive action.”
“MFG Crosswind Pedals: They’re as glorious as they look.”
“How it looks when I work. Triple 30″, 7680×1600 real estate. U3014 in center, U3011 on the sides.”
“7.5cm Warthog Extention: To address the stiffness.”