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This crazy PC gaming cave took 8 years to build

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Think you’ve got the ultimate gaming rig? Stop right there, friend, and feast your eyes on this glorious creation.

A Danish gamer named Mikkel Olsen has built an incredible “PC gaming cave” that has been eight years in the making.

The LED-aglow room is crammed full of enough high-end equipment to make even the most steadfast console gamers swoon.

There are three gaming PCs permanently fixed in the cave; the main PC to the left, a guest PC on the right, and a live-streaming/recording PC in the middle.

Olsen tells TrustedReviews that he's spent around £20,800 on the project so far, adding: "All my friends and my brother are big gamers, and have their own rigs. We meet maybe every other weekend [in the cave] and play games and get drunk."

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Here are the specs for the main PC, nicknamed 'Project Furious':

  • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
  • CPU: i7 4930K 4.6Ghz
  • CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i Hydro "Push Pull Config"
  • GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G OC in 2-Way SLI
  • Ram: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4GB DDR3 1866Mhz Quad Channel SSD 1: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for OS and stuff
  • SSD 2: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB for Games
  • HDD: WD RED 2TB (Storage Drive)
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200i
  • SoundCard: Creative SB Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-e
  • Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spark
  • Mouse: Logitech G700s
  • Mouse Pad: ROCCAT RAIVO
  • Headset: ROCCAT KAVE 5.1
  • Wheel: Logitech G27
  • Case: modded CM Cosmos II
  • Monitor: 3x Samsung Curved 27" SD590C
  • OS: Windows 8.1 pro 64bit

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gaming caveProject Furious

Here are the specs for the guest PC, inventively dubbed 'Project Furious Twin':

  • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula X79
  • CPU: i7 3930K 4.6Ghz
  • CPU Cooling: Corsair H100
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Ti 3GB SuperClocked+ in 2-Way SLI
  • Ram: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Quad Channel SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
  • HDD: WD CG 1TB
  • PSU: CM Silent Pro Gold 1200w
  • Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spark
  • Mouse: Logitech G700
  • Mouse Pad: ROCCAT RAIVO
  • Headset: ROCCAT KAVE 5.1
  • Case: modded CM Storm Trooper BigTower
  • Monitor: 3x Samsung Curved 27" SD590C
  • OS: Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit

gaming cave 11Project Furious Twin

Here are the specs for the recording PC:

  • Motherboard: MSI Gaming Z97M
  • CPU: Intel i7 4790K 4Ghz
  • CPU Cooler: Raijintek Triton 240mm
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 2x8GB
  • SSD: Samsung SSD 840 120GB for OS
  • HDD: TOSHIBA 1TB 2.5"
  • CTC: 2x Avermedia Live Gamer HD PCI-E Capture cards
  • ASC: SoundBlaster Recon3D PCI-E
  • PSU: Tt Toughpower Grand 1200W Platinum)
  • Case: It's a modded suitcase made back in 2012
  • Mixer: BEHRINGER PRO MIXER NOX303 Premium 3 Channel Studio
  • MIC: SE Electronic X1
  • 2x Ground Loop Isolator
  • 2x Logitech HD c920 Pro
  • 1x Logitech HD c930 rear view webcam
  • Monitor: 2x Dell 19" + AOC e1659fwu usb monitor for the live chat on twitch.tv
  • Cutter: Roland Stika SV-15

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gaming cave 17Wipspeed's live-streaming/recording PC

“It has taken me about eight years (started back in 2007) to get my setup to look like it does now,” explains Wipspeed. “I never buy everything at once, I buy upgrades over time. That way it is also more fun to upgrade over the years and the years to come.”

Even the cave's bunk-bed, which cost 200 euros in materials, is a custom build. It has a sleep-mode, where the bed is down:

gaming cave 9Sleep-mode

And a workspace-mode, where the bed is lifted:

gaming cave 3Workspace-mode

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Anypcgametech

April 26, 2016, 7:41 am

Wow dream PC cave! great article :D

Wipspeed

April 28, 2016, 5:39 am

That's a well written article on my PC Cave. Thanks :D

Steven Mundinger

April 29, 2016, 8:28 am

Imagine the power bill. At the same time this is a damn impressive build. A cyberpunk wet dream.

RH

May 7, 2016, 9:20 pm

So when there's inevitably a fire, the back door is blocked, the windows are blocked. One way out...You'll have to push your way out the main entrance against the flow of females fighting each other to get inside. Invest in a fire extinguisher! Also, where is the AC unit to keep all the crap cool? And where is the iRobot?

runswithbeer

May 8, 2016, 5:47 pm

When you work in server rooms with petabytes of storage and tens of thousands of processors and have a dozen water tower coolers on the roof. This stuff seems like a kiddie room. The box my pc is in was built in 1989. ;-) Never saw the need for the light show. My buddies at Google have all the real toys.

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