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Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Bob

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Bro Cave: @theseventyx7x

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What’s up, internet? Wait, that’s not my intro. Whatever. We’re back. Again. At this rate this feature might as well be bi-weekly. For those not in-the-know, I’ve started a new job (real job) and KBMOD time has been very limited for me, and I apologize for the lack of content – particularly the Bro Cave selections.

This week we feature a relatively new convert of not only console gaming, but also the shackles of gaming on a boot-camped Macbook.  Welcome to the big-leagues:

Hello! I’m seventyx7x, a 19 year old bro from Oregon. Welcome to my Bro Cave!

I first started gaming on an original GameBoy at some point in the ’90s! Playing games like Wario, Mario, and other random games. I got a PSX a few years later along with Spiro the Dragon and Syphon Filter. I naturally moved up to a PS2 and fell in love with the Jax and Daxter series. I mostly played platformers. I moved on to an Xbox 360 in about 2007, and sold it in 2008 to get a PS3. Then I sold the PS3 for another 360… and finally bought a PS3 slim about a year after that! 2 of each consolols… So troll.

I got a MacBook pro in 2009 because I was very involved in media production in high school, and I did a little bit of gaming on that when Steam was released for OS X (TF2, L4D)

I got more into PC gaming about a year ago, playing League of Legends with my friends on my MacBook Pro using Windows with Boot Camp (which allows you to partition your hard drive and install another OS) I found the KBMOD podcast in July thanks to a promotion from John, and it was a mix of listening to that and being tired of gaming on my under powered notebook that made me look into building my own PC. Some interesting conversations were started on the KBMOD ventrillo server about gaming on a Mac, some people didn’t even believe me!

I started looking into parts in September and almost clicked the check out button on Newegg.com! But I didn’t have the money, it would have been on credit. So i saved up and held off, continuing to play PC games on a MacBook Pro.  I finally built my own PC about 2 months ago and went hardcore. By the time it came to order the PC for real, practically all of the build had changed. I got a lot of help picking my components from @Jorge_Olivera@skoot_, and @vol1tion. I have no regrets! Not even the blue LED fans and cathodes. I currently play League of Legends, COD 4, Blacklight, and Tribes. Sometimes I mix in some Assassin’s Creed with a wired 360 controller…. O.o shhhh

And as far as future upgrades, I’m looking into getting a GTX 680 in the coming months, and possibly 8GB more of Ram while it’s cheap. A Corsair H70 may also be on the list, mostly for aesthetics. But I am defiantly happy with my performance in this machine, and my first build. KBMOD!

CPU: Intel i5-2500k @ 4.5 GHz
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
Case: Corsair 300R
Blue LED: Logisys 12′ Blue Cold Cathode x 2
Case Fans: Cooler Master 120mm Silent Blue LED Case Fan x 2
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB @ 1600MHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHAS424-98
GPU: MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III OC 2GB
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster P2370HD 23″
Mouse: Razer Death Adder
Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition
Redish Guitar: LTD Viper-300M
Guitar Amp: Orange Crush 50BXT
Guitar Pedals (Left to Right): Boss GE-7 Equalizer, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss ML-2 Metal Core
Green/Black Guitar: Drive WildFireX3
2009 15″ MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz
 
I also upload guitar cover videos at youtube.com/seventyx7x 


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BobBob

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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  • Wheelzz

    Great setup, very clean cable management!

  • TheDillsterr

    I’m so jealous haha.You have a beautiful computer, my dude.

  • MarvTheGamer

    Great Rig! I’m considering purchasing the Corsair 300R or the Bitfenix Shinobi. Do you have a major problem with dust collecting in the empty fan intakes?

    • theseventyx7x

      Well, I only had the empty intake for about a week before I bought a fan for it, and it wasn’t too bad. You could see the dust, but there wasn’t a lot of it. I still spray it down with compressed air every few days. One can will go a long way if you’re careful!

  • We have the same MOBO, CPU and CPU cooler. Beauty.

  • Fizzee

    Wow we played the exact same games back in the day. Spyro the Dragon and Jak and Daxter for the win!

    • theseventyx7x

      Best platformers!

  • Very nice sir. Another great build.

  • xornand

    Apples are for teenage girls and gay guys.

    • theseventyx7x

      Luckily I fit both of these descriptions

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