PC Gaming Global Goodwill Ambassador, Warhammer fan, and the Witcher himself, Henry Cavill, are just like us — sometimes he has to spend a lazy Sunday working on a rig hot, trying to figure out what the heck happened to it.
Posted on Instagram (opens in a new tab)Cavill reveals that the AIO cooler in the sickly PC he built a few years ago (opens in a new tab) burnout — possibly due in part to overwork during the recent UK heatwave. Time for some upgrades.
He seems to have opted for the NZXT Kraken Z73 — one of our picks for the best AIO coolers (opens in a new tab) you can buy — but trade stock aficionados for some nice brown and beige Noctuas. The Austrian manufacturer is renowned for its quality, but only if you can accept (or even love) its commitment to its signature color palette.
The final close-up of the machine shows that Cavill isn’t frugal in cable management either — there it’s nice and clean. I have to say I also like the contrast between those Noctuas with the muted black and gray on the rest of his system. I’m not a fan of ultra-minimalism and RGB is everywhere — real life is always a bit misleading, and I think Cavill’s build takes a nice midpoint between honing his aesthetic. haunting aesthetic and unadorned function.
You must be wondering what game he is playing at the moment. With his love at 40k, could be the Owlcat actor’s upcoming Rogue Trader RPG (opens in a new tab)? Either way, seeing those Noctuas is reminding me of how jealous I am of anyone who can get their hands on the company’s ridiculous and fun collaboration with Asus on some GPU. big brown and beige (opens in a new tab).