By spanning three 2560x1440 ViewSonic displays, the LPC can achieve a maximum resolution of 7680x1440, blasting over 11 million pixels into the unprotected eyes of all who gaze upon its explosive radiance. The 27-inch LEDs also produce colors so accurate we can tell you irrefutably that Gordon Freeman’s chestplate is actually cadmium orange with gamboge detailing.BUY NOW
The Large Pixel Collider is the most irresponsibly powerful gaming PC we've ever built. This marvel of technological achievement has been outfitted with an Intel Core i7-4960X, 64GB of Corsair RAM, four GTX Titans in quad-SLI, and just a pinch of plutonium.
With the LPC, we'll push gaming beyond anything ever seen before. Our experiments won't stop at maximum settings or standard resolutions—we won't even call it quits at 4K. As PC gamers, we aren't interested in compromise, and as fellow PC gamers, you're invited to join us as we document every gameplay experiment in our ongoing video series.
Sleek and to-the-point, the Rig keeps us looking sharp while enjoying the crisp, deep sounds produced by its 40mm speaker drivers. Those sounds include the screams of fallen foes, various internal combustion engines, and subliminal messages the LPC whispers into the edges of our consciousness. Side note, we’ve recently decided to strip the gold out of our electronics and deposit it in a mysterious locked box marked "body fund."BUY NOW
Wikipedia tells us that the New Guinea-native acanthophis, also known as a death adder, is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. That's nice. For us, the DeathAdder just fits. Razer's chassis is the best contour we've found for our nerdy hands, an ergonomic curve that doesn't tire our joints after hours of DOOM, Dota 2, and Diablo III.BUY NOW
ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME
ASUS’ top-tier X79 motherboard is one of the few that can handle our insane quad-SLI video card setup, and it gives us support for Intel Turbo Boost should we feel so inclined. It also features four USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and a PS/2 port in case we feel like plugging in an old trackball mouse, tossing back a few Bawls, and alt-tabbing between five simultaneous Warcraft III matches.BUY NOW
DIGITAL STORM AVENTUM II CHASSIS
The Aventum II could house an entire family of urban raccoons (trivia: a group of raccoons is known as a “gaze”), but we’ve elected to stuff the organs of the Large Pixel Collider into it. Digital Storm’s cavernous enclosure is a spacious workspace for our mega mobo, three 143mm radiators, four Nvidia GTX Titans, and all the watercooling veins running between these systems. Like your favorite obscure Finnish band, the Aventum II is composed entirely of metal and has 22 fans.
INTEL CORE i7-4960X
Also known by its street name, Ivy Bridge E (meaning “extreme,” obviously), the i7-4960X is a six-core CPU running at a base clock speed of 3.6GHz that we’ll look forward to overclocking above 4.0GHz. A thousand bucks of processing power buys us 1.86 billion of Intel’s nicest transistors.BUY NOW
NVIDIA GTX TITAN (4x)
No animals were harmed in the installation of our four (count ‘em, four) GTX Titans, but it’s said that the self-esteem of all nearby PCs noticeably dipped. An uncomfortable combined 24GB of GDDR5 is the muscle of the Large Pixel Collider, letting us reach a resolution of 4096x2160 on a single monitor. When active, our quad-SLI GPU array actively strengthens the immune systems of nearby children and small mammals.BUY NOW
64GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM
Snapping anything less than the maximum amount of memory into the Large Pixel Collider would have been a disservice to Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Aretha Franklin. Eight 8GB slabs of Corsair’s Dominator RAM, running at 2400MHz, finally makes possible our dream to run 7,180 simultaneous instances of Minesweeper.BUY NOW
CORSAIR AX1200i 1200-WATT
Does “one-point-two kilowatts” sound more impressive? This fully modular PSU from Corsair politely siphons the gas tank of planet Earth to give us all the electricity we need to play Arma 3 with everything cranked up. It also gives us access to Corsair’s proprietary software, Corsair Link, to keep an eye on power usage, fan speed, and the internal temperature of the PSU. The AX1200i is rated for at least 11.4 years of use, ensuring we can pass it down to our children.BUY NOW
CORSAIR 480GB NEUTRON GTX SSD
We would never use our SATA 3.0-capable Corsair Neutron GTX SSD to determine how many copies of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick the Large Pixel Collider is capable of writing per second (132), but we will use it to store the bulk of our game library.BUY NOW
4TB WESTERN DIGITAL BLACK EDITION
Cuddled beside our speedy half-terabyte SSD is a 4TB-platter of Western Digital’s Black Edition hard drive, enough to store every cover story, image, and word we’ve ever put into the print edition of PC Gamer. We need all of this space—at a modest 2560x1600 resolution, uncompressed 30 FPS gameplay footage weighs in at about 550 MB per minute. When we inevitably fill it up, we’ll throw in more.BUY NOW
XSPC RAZOR GPU WATER BLOCK (4x), & XSPC EX42 (3x)
Digital Storm’s custom watercooling system pumps liquid from four XSPC Razor GPU water blocks through our i7-4960X CPU, through all four GTX Titans, and past three XSPC EX420 radiators to keep the LPC from going molten. Now and then—only on a new moon, and just for a few seconds—we switch the pump off and forge legendary swords inside the LPC’s radiating glow.