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We built the Large Pixel Collider Jr., an insane gaming PC for the living room

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We love building PCs. Last year, we set out to assemble the most irresponsible gaming rig imaginable, and we called it the Large Pixel Collider. Over the past nine months, we've spent a ton of time writing stories, making videos, and playing around with our absurd, $10,000 computer.

But as Valve's incursion into the living room started taking shape this year, we wondered: what if we could build an equally ridiculous but smaller PC suited for playing games on a couch?

The LPC Jr. is our crack at living room gaming, a powerful PC loaded with an Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black, but small enough and with enough cooling to lay quietly in an entertainment center. Tomorrow, we'll boot up LPC Jr. for the first time in Episode 3 of The PC Gamer Show.

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THE BUILD

Case: Digital Storm Bolt II chassis

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Impact (opens in new tab)

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black (opens in new tab)

PSU: Digital Storm Bolt II custom power supply

RAM: 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (opens in new tab)

Storage: Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD (opens in new tab) (2)

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

Thanks to Digital Storm for supplying parts for the build, and for running the LPC Jr. through their internal testing system to make sure it's running smoothly.

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.