Our frag-happy buddies at PC Gamer (opens in new tab) have done it again. Evan Lahti, Tim Clark and crew have built a brand new Large Pixel Collider (opens in new tab), somehow managing to outdo themselves.
Well, the how isn’t really a mystery – just look at this thing! Inspired by the Ark of the Covenant from biblical texts (not the Indiana Jones movie!), PC Gamer teamed up with famed case builders Ron Christianson and Lee Harrington to craft this beautiful monster.
- None of what we think are the best gaming PCs even come close
The chassis was completely custom-made, replete with hand-sculpted Heralds of the Mouse and Keyboard sitting atop the frame in brushed metal. But, the coolest custom feature?
In order to turn on the machine, the user must turn two keys at once – seriously.
Take a look at the video below to see it (and a certain PC Gamer editor’s melting face) in action:
Now, if you want to build PC Gamer’s new LPC part-for-part – in a chassis that will, sadly, never, ever compare – check out the part list below. Just be prepared to spend upwards of $11,000...
Plus, be sure to follow PC Gamer's dedicated Large Pixel Collider page (opens in new tab) in the coming months to see the team put this monstrous 4K gaming machine to good use.
The new Large Pixel Collider’s part list
Processor: Intel Core-i7 6950X (opens in new tab)
- 10 cores overclocked to 4.0 GHz
- 25 MB cache
- Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
- Socket LGA 2011‑3
Graphics: Nvidia Titan X (opens in new tab) (2)
- 12GB GDDR5X per GPU (that's 24GB of video RAM)
- 1,531 MHz boost clock
Display: Acer XB321HK 32-inch 4K G-SYNC (opens in new tab)
- 32 inches
- 2160p (3,840 x 2,160)
- Nvidia G-SYNC
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10 (opens in new tab)
- Metal-reinforced PCIe slots
- SupremeFX Hi-Fi USB DAC + SupremeFX Audio
- 5-zone RGB onboard lighting
Memory (RAM): 128GB Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition DDR4 (opens in new tab)
- You can't get any more RAM in this thing
Storage (SSD): Intel 750 Series PCIe NVMe 1.2TB (opens in new tab) (2)
- 2200/1200MB/s read/write speeds
- 4K random IO 440K/290K IOPS
Storage (HDD): Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Helium (opens in new tab) (4)
- These are the largest hard drives you can buy
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNova T2 1600W (opens in new tab)
- Titanium efficiency rating
Cooling: EKWB water cooling (opens in new tab)
- This version was custom-built
- So was the colored dye inside
Case: CaseLabs Mercury S8 (opens in new tab)
- All-aluminum construction
- Integrated radiator mounting
- Again, heavily customized