Drake, the world-famous recording artist who once solidified Fortnite’s colossal popularity by playing live with Ninja (opens in a new tab), is still PC gaming. Although he’s not much into Battle Royale these days – lately the rapper has taken an interest in Twitch’s gambling boom (opens in a new tab).
Four months ago, Drake began appearing in promotional videos and gambling livestreams for Stake, an online gambling platform that has also partnered with some of the biggest streamers on Twitch. One of those gambling streamers, Xposed, recently shelled out over $7,000 for a fancy custom-built PC and decided to buy Drake another one while he was at it.
Not only did @Xposed buy a Top of the line PC, he bought two!! The other one he gave to @Drake last night!! WE FINALLY BUILT A PC FOR DRAKE!!! pic.twitter.com/JpbJqmWY1K12 July 2022
The $7,400 custom PCs, put together by Paradox Customs (who also built a PC for The Weeknd), are specced to the max:
- RTX 3090Ti
- Intel i9-12900KS processor with 16 cores
- NZXT Kraken Z73 360MM Liquid Cooler
- 64 GB DDR5 RAM
- 4TB NvME storage
Why such a generous gift? Aside from the obvious promotional value of associating with a famous rapper, Xposed says Drake’s new PC is a make-good for the last time he was asked to help with Drake’s streaming setup.
“It’s not about the money or that Drake already has money, [I’m seeing] a lot of hate,” Xposed tweeted (opens in a new tab) yesterday. “I was in the market for a PC so I decided to get Drake a custom PC with it too because when I was asked to set up his stream the first time I got him a pre-built one from Best Buy because it was short notice.”
Xposed may refer to Drake’s recent sponsored gambling streams, which I’ve only seen highlights of but seem to show Drake winning a lot of money (opens in a new tab) and jumps for joy several times.
At least with PC specifications (opens in a new tab) which includes RTX 3090Ti cards, Intel i9-12900KS 16-core CPUs, liquid cooling and 4TB of NVME storage, the pair will surely be well-equipped to open a web browser, load up virtual slots and get into high-stakes gambling to look great. cool and relaxing to all the teens who watch Twitch.
It’s certainly an upgrade over what we know about Terry Crews’ 2017 PC (opens in a new tab) and Henry Cavill’s 2020 build (opens in a new tab)which included GTX Titan XP and RTX 2080Ti cards respectively.
Thanks, Kotaku (opens in a new tab)