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The Large Pixel Collider: now with audio

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Funny story: the Large Pixel Collider demanded such overwhelming graphical power in its towering shell (four Nvidia GTX Titans) and so much piping to keep the liquid coolness flowing, we ran out of space for a sound card. While our eyes were being treated to 11 million pixels spread across three monitors , our ears were feeling left out.

Our solution is the Plantronics Rig gaming headset, which rests easy on our heads while it delivers the pops and pings of Arma 3 weapons fire into our ears. The stereo headset comes with a flexible mixamp that offers independent control of in-game audio and other applications. That means we never have to tab out of a game to adjust our voice chat levels or crank up the Hotline Miami soundtrack, which always puts us in a killing mood.

See what's inside the Large Pixel Collider , our own personal demigod of a PC.

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games. When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old RPG or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).