Man Not Allowed to Call Child "Dovahkiin", Builds Skyrim PC Instead

A new Elder Scrolls game does funny things to people. Reader Spenny, for example, in all seriousness tried to get his wife to agree to name their newborn son Dovahkiin, after the hero of Skyrim.

She, um, declined (maybe the fact it was for a competition helped), so Spenny went and did the next best thing: he built a custom PC dedicated to the game.


Modelled after the murals found in the game's early marketing and debut trailer, it's impressive stuff, doubly so since Spenny even went to the trouble of making a mock trailer for the rig.

Oh, and the stuff that looks like concrete? It's worth reading his workblog just to see how he got it done.

For those who care about the specs (even though this is all about the custom case), they are as follows:

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro
Memory: 8GB Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Storage: Crucial M4 SSD & 2x 1.5 TB WD Caviar Black HDD's
Cooling System: Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling
Video Card: 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200
Monitor and Peripherals: Asus 27" Monitor, BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard, Razer Naga Mouse & Logitech G35 Headset.
Diablotek EVO Case


You can see the trailer above, while the gallery contains pics of the system, including one of its dragon guts.

To see the larger pics in all their glory, right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".


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