I Will Only Learn How to Build a PC By Watching Henry Cavill Do it in a Tank Top

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Friends, I’ve never owned a gaming PC. Between the prohibitive cost and complicated setup, I’ve just stuck with consoles and handhelds my whole life. What’s a CPU? Isn’t that what they call AI-controlled characters in Super Smash Bros.? Liquid cooler? Is that a Gatorade flavor? I have no idea. I like when things are built for me and I can just play because who among us has time to acquire new knowledge and life skills…in the middle of a pandemic?

However, not unlike his making me spend more time paying attention to The Witcher than I have before, Henry Cavill has got me paying very, very close attention to the process of building a gaming PC with a video the Witcher and Superman star posted to his Instagram.


I may be technologically illiterate, but I’m also gay, and haven’t lost my eyesight yet. So I can tell you now based on my many years of being attracted to men and also using my eyes to perceive things, that the five-and-a-half-minute-long supercut of the actor going from a room full of boxed-up parts to the final product is mesmerizing. The actor, wearing a tight, black tank top, shows how to build a PC piece by piece, with steady hands and precise workmanship. At one point, Cavill realized he’d installed a part upside down, then after a time skip and some visible frustration, proceeded to open the box up again and rummage inside to fix his mistake.

He ends the video showing all the innards lighting up and ready to go. Would an angle showing the lights glistening off his bare shoulders have been preferable? Yeah, probably…upon reflection, I don’t feel like I learned anything about building a PC, but I at least know the exact situation I would be willing to learn: and that’s watching Henry Cavill build one in a tank top.

In other news:

Cavill is currently playing the lead character Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series, which is set to have a second eight-episode season launch on the service in 2021. However, production of the show was halted in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cavill’s most notable role is probably still his portrayal of Superman in the DC Extended Universe, and while reports came out that the actor would no longer be playing Clark Kent in those films, new ones have since come out that he’s in talks to return as the man of steel in an upcoming film. Cavill played the hero in three movies: Man of SteelBatman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. This will also include the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, in whatever form that takes. For more on that, check out Fanbyte’s exclusive scoop on the rebooted superhero movie coming to HBO Max’s streaming service next year.