Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Bob


Bro Cave: @ChrisorDevon

Prepare to feel shame–lots of it. We’ve seen plenty of drool-worthy rigs in the past, but this one just plain hurts. I’ve always wanted to go with liquid cooling, but have never committed to do so, based on both price and potential upkeep cost. This week, we give our top honors to Chris, a lad from the UK who made the decision to take the plunge.


Hi, my name’s Chris. I’m 24 from the southwestern UK, and I spend most evenings either gaming, down at the pub, or working. I have only just recently (like in the last year or so) gotten into PC gaming, as I used to play Xbox 360, spending most of my time thinking I was Grizz until I was shown Promod by a friend. Luckily I just bought a PC off eBay (yes, it was as bad as it sounds) for £300, a quad core AMD with 8GB of RAM that I used for editing. Anyway, I played a few low scrims at 70fps and even though it was horrible (and I was horrible), I loved it, so it all started from there, first buying a new graphics card (XFX 6870), then upgrading to a bigger case (HAF 922 and then a 600T), better CPU and so on, just learning as I went until it brought me to this current build.

Case: Corsair 800D
CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.9GHz
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600MHz
Mobo: Asus Maximus IV extreme-z
Video Card: EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked (OC’d to 1370MHz)
PSU: Corsair AX 1200W
HDD: 640GB WD /2x 1TB Toshiba drives

Watercooling specs:
EK Supreme HF CPU block
EK FC680 VGA block
Laing D5 Vario Pump
EK 360 Rad
EK 120 Rad
EK Multioption 250 advanced Res
EK compression fittings 7/16
Akasa Apache 120mm Fans in black

2x LG Flatron IPS225 22″
Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard
Razer Deathadder mouse
Steelseries FNATIC mouse mat
Sandstrom 2.1 Speakers
Steelseries Serbia v2 headset
Black Magic Intensity Pro (bought this so I can record some things but can’t get it to work so I’ve gone back to Fraps)

Upgrades for the future:
Corsair fully braided PSU cables (they’re on the way to me now)
Possibly another GTX 680, but not really needed at the moment


9 Responses to Bro Cave: @ChrisorDevon

  1. ChuckTesties says:

    What mounts are you using for your monitors?

  2. Boocakeh says:

    i bet it even smells nice

  3. Y2Ken says:

    Lovely setup. Liquid cooling systems look so nice, possibly something I’ll consider investing in the future when I have more cash to spend on that sort of thing.

  4. ZekeLikesD says:

    Any reason you cept the plastic on the front of your case?

    • hipsterchris says:

      I kept it on as its a fingerprint magnet but it started looking tatty and was taken off the day after these photos were taken.

  5. K9Hadouken says:

    Damn that niggas case cooled wif Booty Sweat!

  6. iXRazor says:

    Take the clear plastic off the front of your case for the love of PC gaming

    • hipsterchris says:

      it was taken off a day after these pics, case is a fingerprint nightmare and they never come off.



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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