For those of us that enjoy the odd boozy beverage, a mini beer fridge has generally been about the limit of aspiration for keeping a few cold ones on hand in our gaming spaces. However, for one Custom PC Facebook group member, nothing short of a fully stocked bar was enough.
Arnie Lye has equipped his gaming PC setup with everything from a full-size drinks fridge – with wine rack – to not one but two shelves stacked full of spirits and mixers for cocktails. Then of course there’s the mini keg setup for pouring beer straight from the tap, a decent selection of bottles of wine, and the obligatory upturned glass hanger sporting martini, champagne, and wine glasses. The only thing that’s missing is a sink and ice maker to make for a full wet bar setup.
Further enhancing the general entertainment vibe is that the room is equipped with a proper 5.1 speaker hi-fi using a Denon AV receiver and KEF 5.1 speakers. Although, unlike several setups we’ve seen on our Facebook group, there’s no massive TV above the computer screen for completing the home cinema setup.
Stylistically, the choice of rustic wooden and black metal furniture also fits the home bar vibe, but revealing Arnie’s nerdy side is the shelf of Star Wars memorabilia sat behind his desk, which includes signed artwork, and a selection of lightsabers, small and large.
Ironically, the actual PC build sitting at the heart of this den of iniquity is a rather modest affair, at least externally. The old-school Lian Li case is packed full of 5.25-inch bays at its front – one occupied by a Samsung disc drive – and has a single blue-lit fan shining through its front grille. None of the rest of the PC is visible as it’s tucked away in a corner.
Inside, though is a bang-up-to-date system that includes an Intel Core i5-13600K CPU, a Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX motherboard, 32GB DDR5 RAM, a 2TB WD Black SN850X SSD, 500GB Seagate Firecuda SSD, a Corsair H100 cooler and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
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