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Published on September 9th, 2011 | by Bob

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Bro Cave: @KRUUUNCH

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This week our featured Bro Cave is from @KRUUUNCH – Flickr Gallery Here



PC gaming brethren! Welcome to my humble abrode. My set up isn’t the absolute top of the line, but I thoroughly enjoy it and don’t need anything else, except cable internet, that’d be nice. Anyways! On to my specs:

Corsair 600T SE
Gigabyte Z68X-UD4
i5 2500K @ 4.6 ghz, 1.35v
Corsair A70 cooler
XFX 6950 @ 840/1325
1TB Seagate HDD
750w Silverstone Strider+
8GB Vengeance LP
Logitech G500
Microsoft Sidewinder X4



As you can see, I have the lovely Special Edition 600T case that was featured on KBMOD this week. It took next to no effort for this cable management job which I think turned out pretty good. As John mentioned in the article, heat could be an issue in this case. If you have an SLI/crossfire setup, I recommend using the mesh side panel so you can stick on 4 extra 120mm fans. Personally, I’d rather look at how pretty everything is through the window than have a super cool card. It’s for that reason i had to undo the 6950 -> 6970 flash and keep it at a pretty modest clock instead. Its not a huge deal though; the increase in performance from the unlock wasn’t super impressive anyway.



My main gripe with my PC is that gigabyte trolled me by making a Z68 board without a video output so I can’t use virtu. Cool story gigabyte! At least it will be Ivy Bridge and PCIe 3.0 compatible, so its not all bad. Speaking of Z68, you’re probably wondering why there is no SSD in this system. Well, its on the way! I just ordered a 120GB Vertex 3. I’m thinking I’ll use about 40GB as an SRT cache for my mechanical drive (seagate or die) and the rest for OS/programs. 

Like others have said before, having 2 monitors rocks. It lets me browse KBMOD.com and vidstats slash synwyn at the same time! Also, one thing not enough people take into account is desk size. Personally, I say the bigger the better. I have a pretty large L-shaped desk and I still wish it was bigger.

Unfortunately, my brocave isn’t gonna last much longer. In about a week and a half I get to haul my stuff into a closet sized dorm with 2 other dudes. If any of you bros out there have brought desktops to your dorm lemme know how it went for you, as I’ve been warned about stuff getting stolen. Anyways, thanks for checking out my setup broskis. 

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One of the founding fathers of KBMOD, and an unfortunate casualty of real life responsibilities. An IT professional by trade, and an elitist by choice.


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  • ShortCircuit

    >datcase.jpg

  • Ryan

    >I didn't bring my desktop with me to college and i'm regretting it everyday. If you really don't trust your roommates then buy a lock for all your stuff or a lock box but I really doubt that anyone would try to steal your shit.

  • NipNops

    >Case is so sexy.

  • derp

    >setup a pipe bomb so that when anyone tries to open the case or lift/move it blows up

  • Peeble

    >"At least it will be Ivy Bridge and PCIe 3.0 compatible"

    Don't get too excited about PCIe 3.0

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi-gigabyte-pcie-gen3-mobo,13377.html

  • Bizznichw

    >Nice Rig…Envy the space you have. Great cable management Bro :-)

  • dominick

    >@peeble yeah i saw that too. I demand an explanation gigabyte!

  • vol1tion

    >Great setup and super sexy cable management.

    You should definitely bring your desktop to college with you, as you'll probably have a lot of time to game (I sure did). I never had a problem with things getting stolen. Just lock the door any time you leave (even if it's just for a few minutes), and make sure your roommates do the same.

  • pwwwwwwny

    >yakb.

  • ZBUFF1997

    >nice case bro

  • ImTheRush

    >Wow your bro cave completely rapes mine hehe

  • afuriouspuppy

    >moar LED's

  • Prism

    >Dorm ftl. Here in Norway, we live with our parents until graduated and then get our own apartments. Aint no one touching mah rig!

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