New Computer Unboxing Vid, Specs, and Livestream Announcement!

Check out this unboxing vid of my new Maingear PC and weekly livestream details.

Tech Specs

  • Processor: Intel® CoreT i7 2700K 3.5GHz/3.9GHz Turbo 8MB L3 Cache GT2
  • Memory: 16GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 (4x4GB)
  • Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: 2x NVIDIA® GeForceT GTX 560 4GB Total GDDR5 in SLI w/PhysX
  • Power Supply: 850 Watt Seasonic® X-850
  • Hard Drive Bay One: 20GB Intel® 311 Series SSD (w/ TRIM) [SSD Caching ONLY]
  • Hard Drive Bay Two: 1.0TB Hitachi 7200rpm 32MB Cache SATA

Livestream Wednesdays

At around 9:30 PM MST (11:30 EST, 8:30 PST), Dan and I will do a weekly livestream! I have no idea what games we will be playing, but I'll try to pick multiplayer games that everybody watching can join. Minecraft, Battlefield 3, League of Legends, TF2, MW3, whatever I feel like at that moment.

I want to call it something like "The WGG Happy Hour Live", but that can change.

ZestfulClown's picture

Sweet, right when I get home from work you guys livestream :D

ZestfulClown's picture

Sweet, right when I get home from work you guys livestream :D

Also, I was looking for a PC with about the same specs, and was wondering how much this bad boy was

EPA1's picture

seeing John puts a smile on my face :) 

Green Man's picture

This will be great for putting out more content now since you can render stuff out quicker in 10minutes rather than 2 hours. Can't wait for the Live stream!

TheMightyQuinn3000's picture

Man, John looks nothing like he sounds like. Not a bad thing but wowza!

DrLee360's picture

That looks pretty F-ing sweet.

Dr. Mantis Toboggan's picture

John looks like a big nerd no offense

PigheadedBobobo's picture

there better be some halo livestreams....'s picture

How much did that cost?

and I wish I had the money to buy something like that (as it is, I'm getting a laptop for college, so I'm looking at a Sager gaming laptop, but it won't be too high-end).

NoobSauceG7's picture

Congratz John on your new baby!

UberExplodey's picture

Are you guys gonna be streaming drinkalongs?

Darth Vegnagun's picture

Looks like Wednesdays are about to get a whole lot more fun.

Josh Kowbel's picture

I can't wait for the weekly livestreams, although I wouldn't blame you if that plan fell through the cracks before long.

After visiting MAINGEAR's website and selecting the parts John listed, the total comes out to around $2,400 not including tax. If anyone is looking to build the same computer with the same components, you can save around $500 at least building the rig yourself. However, for those few hundred extra dollars, you get a warranty and no hassle/stress associated with building from square one. 

MarioDragon's picture

Two GTX 560s, adglkj, wish I had $500 to spend on those two cards alone.

Reid Wildenhaus's picture

The Intensity Shuttle requires an x58 motherboard.

And John looks like he's been tweaking meth again. His eyes look wide open.

leogno's picture

Is that a suit of armor in the background?

hairyape94's picture

I know he can't, but I think John would look a lot less goofy if he grew some facial hair.

explicit_baron's picture

Very nice computer. John since you and Dan seem to have hundreds of computers/parts throughout the WGG lair do you have any laptop hard drives you're willing to sell? My laptop is not working well and I think I need a new hard drive, instead of paying over $100 online for one I could get one off you guys maybe cheaper and be helping out the site at the same time. I need at least a 500gb 5400 rpm 2.5" hard drive.

BrutalZealot's picture

awesome computer, and if could suggest i would say league for the live stream. or anything else lol keep up the good work guys

RaffyRTM's picture

3.9GHz is the Turbo not overclocked, I overclocked my i5 to a stable 4.5GHz, you should be able to get at least that if not more out of your i7

Dr. Mantis Toboggan's picture

How pissed do you think John would have been if the thing inside the rig he pulled out broke the computer?

nelson1tom's picture

Whats the cooling set up on it? and motherboard?

Diksickle's picture

Very nice computer, and i agree with rvb, john looks like he's on meth. 

Mad1093's picture

 Looks glorious. Always good to see you guys growing as a business.

PS. John, get a haircut hippy. But don't get Dan to cut it.

NightShroud's picture

Will you guys play some more Starcraft 2? Or Brood War :p

deathbycroc's picture

Congrats on your new PC John and it's great that you guys are doing well on your business.

Goldteddy's picture

Somehow i wanna see John with a Ponytail now. . . . . me Gusta!?

Kinda funny i wanted to buy a new PC instead of my half dead Laptop, buuut then some bills came and the money i had planned to use, was needed somewhere else -_-

Kinda sucks when you have this feeling: But i want it Nauw!

dalton32389's picture

i still rip netflix, but to an external hard drive. my parents still have the hundreds of dvdr's from my first 3 years of service. now i'm streaming the simpsons like dan and john want to.

michaelkirschner's picture

When I build my new PC I want to use it for

1.) Gaming

2.) Home theater PC with Blu-ray burning and ripping and an internal DVR to replace my Comcast ones

3.) Video editing so I can create some videos for the site

XION's picture

Excellent PC. You won't have to update for quite a while now. It's really dumb of them that they never put together the SLI Bridge. But you'll never have to utilize 16GB of RAM, no game or program will need that much unless you were to render physics for a video game. Personally, 2 video cards are a bit excessive. Usually when working together they only use half their potential resources, basically one strong video card. But hey, play the hell out of it and have fun. If they make a Crysis 3 you'd be able to run it on max... Hopefully. Keep up the awesome work.

Josh Kowbel's picture


For games like Battlefield that require at least 2GB of video card memory, two cards in SLI/Crossfire is the better option unless you plan to buy a Radeon HD 7XXX graphics card. 

Goldteddy's picture

Kinda wondering but will there be a Livestream today/night or still setting up the thing?

XION's picture

@Boss Kowbel:

Well yes, there are a few video cards out there that can handle games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis on max settings on their own. But don't forget they add 1GB of memory to the system specs list because you'll be running Windows simultaneously. I have the XFX HD Radeon 5770 1GB, 6GB of RAM, and a 3.2GHz Quad Core. I run Battlefield 3 on max settings with over 80fps, resolution 1600x900. Most video cards when put into SLI or Crossfire lower the performance to equal the resources if it were a single card.

PCGamez's picture

Not what I would choose, but its pretty good. I'm surprised you only went with Sandy Bridge. Its good, but Ivy Bridge will be better. Although I shouldn't talk because I already bought a 3960x, and will get ivy bridge.


I don't know if you need dual gtx 650s but its okay. The 560s will start to fade soon, but they are still good. 

John Tarr's picture

I love how 1/2 the comments on any video of myself involve my hair (regardless of current length) or how I look nothing like what my voice makes me sound like :)

@leogno: it's this lovely lady

@explicit_baron nope, sorry, don't have any laptop hdds laying around

@nelson1tom a water cooler, can't find the model #. I went with a liquid cooling system b/c I figured it would keep the computer quieter when doing voiceovers.

@XION yea it's a bit overkill, but I wanted to be able to stream the best looking PC games at full settings. Plus the extra ram lets me work on other things on my computer while I render video. On my old comp, when I would render video, it would become almost completely unusable it was so slow.

plasmalaser1's picture

John's hair looks fresh

Scumbagb3n's picture

Did you shoot that mannequin in the stomach?

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