Guy Shows Off His $30,000 Computer Gaming Rig

May 18, 2018


This is a video of Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy discussing and demonstrating his $30,000 computer gaming rig, which features "a zero gravity reclining workstation game chair by Imperatorworks, a 43-inch UHD 4K monitor by LG [plus side monitors], a beefed up Xidax desktop gaming PC, and much more," including a snack and drink station. Never game hungry -- that's my motto. "I thought it was 'I give up.'" Haha, no, that's my work and life motto, this is my gaming motto.

Keep going for the video while I speculate why he didn't just buy a Dodge Challenger and go play some GTA V in real life.

Thanks to Ian, who agrees for $30,000 there are a lot of games you could play in real life instead. Including, and not just limited to, Wii Bowling.

  • kust0r

    remind me of something

  • Redeemer

    All that money, but how does his rig stack up on benchmark scores?

  • GeneralDisorder

    It would appear to be some sort of SLI. Personally I never gave a fuck about benchmarks. My first system was intended to run Doom3 on max settings. It did that quite well. Granted there was just enough hitches to bump it down a notch. That system cost probably $1200.

    For $1600 today (inflation approximation) I doubt you could even run Crysis.

  • Kelly

    You can. My system can run every game out at max setting and get a resonable 30+ FPS some games much higher obviously. GTA V averages just over 40 FPS running 1080p on my TV. You can build it for right around $1000.

    It may not push 4K on games like Witcher 3 but when you play on a 55inch at 1080p TV it still looks damn good with maxed out settings.

    If I had $1600 to build a new system. I think I could make it run 4k with no less than 30fps.

    Its all in knowing how to balance your build. Where your bottle necks will be during part selection so as not to waste money in the budget. Something that comes from years of experience building. I’ve done the whole throw money and build a high end system before. Sure its fun but you can cut cost signifiganly if you know where to and how to balance performance. Also theres a point where an %8 increase in performance or FPS isn’t worth the extra $400+ dollar video card.

    In other words. When I can buy a video card that pushes 50 or 60 FPS on games. Its not worth an extra $400 to get 58 or 68 FPS. Example GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 only gets about 8 more FPS running some of the newer more intense games.

  • Not a fan of this guy. I think he sucks and makes dragged out self-important videos with little substance...... But I dig his shoes.

  • Talon184

    This guy may very well have topped Colin Furze as the most annoying dick to be way too impressed with himself....

    ...Nah, Colin Furze still wins.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I give Colin a pass on his demeanor because he's a highly skilled fabricator. This guy... he just unboxes things and critiques them. Which... I've watched a few. I don't dig it though. It's so far removed from being my thing that I can't watch. I've kinda become a minimalist out of necessity though.

  • Jenness

    With a voice like that, no wonder he needs this to watch porn in a chair that even massages your legs. Bet that is not all that chair does.

    In other news, he offered the camera dude to sit on the thing but they declined because it was 'sticky'.

  • kriptikchicken

    "it was sticky' - Eeek!

  • kriptikchicken

    I suppose it is cheaper than getting a girlfriend... wonder when he will stop dressing like a teenager? :shrug:

  • GeneralDisorder

    Any woman can make a man a millionaire... He just has to be a billionaire first.

  • Lilith Dracorr

    mans gotta wife and children, dude.

  • kriptikchicken

    I don't doubt that... that amount of disposable income attracts females.

  • Lilith Dracorr

    If I recall, he was married before his channel blew up.

  • adsffda

    he must work for fidelity

    (well... worked i guess)

  • Meh

    Its great that in 4 to 5 years it'll all be outdated.

  • Kelly

    As funny and true as that joke is. That itll be outdate in 4 years. It’ll still be more powerful than any console and be able to play every game out at max setting 4 years later. So yeah itll be outdate. But itll still be better than most peoples computers.

    The funny thing about building high end computers. They are future proofed to last a while. So to the people that use that as an excuse to bash PC’s. Nice try but it’ll still be better than any console you own.

  • Meh

    Someone hit a nerve, look at this tldr.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I was going to say "obsolete in 3, 2, 1...." But next to your more realistic estimates it just seems too hyperbolic. :(

  • paperboy

    Dang, dork got rich from those lame unboxing videos. The only thing I unbox are frozen pizzas.

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