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Published on May 11th, 2012 | by Brandon

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Bro Cave: @Hexidecimal 2.0

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This week’s Bro Cave belongs to our own Jonathan a.k.a. Hexidecimal, who recently rebuilt his PC and has given his office a drastic makeover since his original Bro Cave post. What a great time for an update!

 

Welcome back to the stage of history, KBMOD. After my Ivy Bridge build this week, Bob and Dan both said we needed to run an update of my cave, and I am only too happy to deliver. You may notice that the above shot is much cleaner than last time you saw it. After I rebuilt my PC and saw how nice and cool and clean it was internally, I thought it needed a clean exterior as well. Let’s get down to it.

First, the build specs:

PoisonIvy
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-DS3
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz
Video Card: 2x Radeon HD 6870 (CrossFire)
Audio: Creative Fatal1ty Titanium PCI-E
SSD: 2x 128GB Crucial M4 (RAID 0)
HDD: 2x 320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
PSU: Corsair HX850 Professional Modular
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
Monitors: 3x Acer H233H / 1x Dell 24″

So obviously, a big step up from my previous Intel i7-920 build. You’ll notice OS X is not in that mix anymore, and both my SSDs are now in RAID. I’m still running all my audio through JBL Monster III Speakers or any of my various pairs of headphones.

Next, we head to the far end of my desk to my Hackbook Pro. Anything I need to do in OS X I can do here without affecting my main gaming machine. If you’re interested in the specs, they’re listed over at HP’s website (it’s a pretty standard corporate laptop, aside from the fact I’ve loaded it with OS X). I also moved all my consoles back down to the living room since I never use them.

Finally, we have my electric guitar and my mini fridge. I was very excited to get the office clean, the new PC built, and just have a better workflow. So there it is, where the magic of Rewind Wednesday will take place from now on. Make sure to submit your own caves in our forums or via email, and leave your comments below!


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Brandon started his PC gaming days playing Doom II (IDDQD/IDKFA for life) and has been hooked on online gaming since the original Starsiege: Tribes. The way to his heart is through proper grammar, corn dogs, and cookie cake.


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  • Not enough monitors.

  • MrBop

    Not enough Mario and Luigi.

  • i think i have that same guitar peddle, looks remarkably similar

  • TrippingBowser

    I have to say I am impressed with your cave man it is pretty sick. Although what is that apple lamp thing doing on your desk.

    • I’m an Apple Certified Desktop Professional, and Mac user. I know I’m in the minority here, but I still like their OS. Also, it’s a cheap chinese knock off, it didn’t cost me a kidney :P

      • Wheelzz

        Does the board you have run a 4pin or 8pin?

  • I have the exact same case, colour and all. only difference with mine is that I took the smaller drive bay out for extra space, whatever the hell I need it for. Lol

  • Trikay

    Where’s the motherfucking mouse pad?

  • Needs more MAC

  • well hexi youve gotten your fair share of this money making venture

  • Wheelzz

    Amazing setup! Clean build!

  • Pheozero

    Nice choice with the Phantom 410. I prefer the full tower phantom myself.

    • That’s the NZXT Phantom Crafted Full Tower.

      • Pheozero

        Wait really? Why did I think that was the 410?

  • Mmm… Monitors…

  • Timicore

    What do you play on your Les Paul?

    • I’m a big fan of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, so I’ve learned a good number of their songs. I also like the Distillers, so I’ve picked up a couple of their tracks as well. The White Stripes are a lot of fun to play, and a little Metallica as well.

  • JewCFroot

    are those 360 controllers I see? *slash wrists*

  • SrgMore

    That Clone Trooper Helmet is really awesome :D

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