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Warwick Davis came to visit Overclockers UK

Discussion in 'Latest News, Deals & Special Offers' started by fiveub, 5 Aug 2021.

  1. fiveub

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    I've had the pleasure of meeting Warwick Davis a few times now, at events (before Covid!), at Overclockers UK and I was even invited over to his house!

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    Just before the first national lockdown started, the film stars, Warwick and also his son Harrison Davis both visited the office here at Overclockers UK, we gave them a tour of the premises and showed them behind the scenes and helped build Harrison's ultimate gaming PC together. They were kind enough to be involved in a short YouTube skit, which shows you the process of Harrison’s PC build with some behind the scenes content too! (Should I be on IMDB now with my incredible acting skills? :cry:)



    The gaming PC is based on the Infin8 Nebula system, which has been modified with incredible customisation options to fit with Harrison's colour scheme. The braided cables, RGB lighting, and beautiful lightbox at the bottom of the case were all created by in house experts at Overclockers UK. There were further adjustments made, by etching the HarrisonXGamer logo onto the glass window panel and a remote control was installed was installed to improve accessibility to the controls. This way the family can turn the PC on and off with ease.

    Warwick and Harrison both have a rare form of dwarfism and purchasing PC equipment is not always so straightforward for them, especially when it comes to gaming chairs. noblechairs worked with them to create something bespoke so they can both sit comfortably. The metal frame under the seating area was reduced in height to allow them both to sit down easily, the swivel function was removed and to finish it off, their logos were printed on the back of the chairs.

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    Warwick and his wife Samantha run a charity called Little People UK with the goal to offer friendship and support to people with dwarfism, helping them build a positive future. Overclockers UK and noblechairs have both agreed to attend the conventions and hope to collaborate with the charity to help change the lives of others.

    Harrison is a huge gaming fan; regularly playing Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA 5, Sea of Thieves and Subnautica, whilst also creating content for his Twitch and YouTube channel, especially when it comes to beating his dad at rocket league. You can find HarrisonXGamer’s channel here.


    Don't forget to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPHkrKRk1oU&ab_channel=OverclockersUK
     
  2. StarShock

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    This is really cool :)
     
  3. Hewligan

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    Nice video. Some painful but fun acting

    The PC looked great. Wouldn’t mind one of those myself!
     
  4. Dave85

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    Guys got a good sense of humour enjoyable fun vid and looked like everyone had a good bit of banter making it.
     
  5. MatsyLR

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    Would love to hang out with him, seems like a genuine nice guy.
     
  6. andy_mk3

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    Epic! I fitted some tyres for him many years back :D he's a very friendly fella.
     
  7. Rannoch

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    Cool, love him in Life’s Too Short, hilarious.
     
  8. Space Monkey

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    That's so cool, Warwick seems like a nice genuine person :cool:
     
  9. ivrytwr3

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    Brill!!! :D
     
  10. dave28

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    Love that guy, top man
     
  11. JohnG7

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    That was very big of him, well done.
     
  12. varkanoid

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    Just watched the video was pretty good. The level of acting between Warwick and 5UB is as wide as the atlantic.
     
  13. Nelly

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  14. robfosters

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    I like the way Warwick doesn’t mind a bit of self deprecating humour.

    So many people get uptight about that sort of thing. You can’t say this, you can’t say that, but Warwick just embraces his dwarfism, laughs about it and has made a bloody good life out of it. Very inspiring man imo.
     
  15. Dalandius

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    In light of that can ask if it was a short visit ;)
     
  16. robfosters

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    Yes, very much under the radar
     
  17. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    Brilliant!!
     
  18. CaptainRAVE

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    Cool!

    Always fun meeting celebs through work and even better if they want to hang out :)

    He’s always seemed like a great guy.
     
  19. kmufc77

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    Brilliant
     
  20. Protoype

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    He's such a cool guy and I love his humour.:D