Published on July 13th, 2012 | by Brandon


Bro Cave: @TheOneHalf

This week’s bro cave comes to us from the Netherlands, courtesy of Frank a.k.a. TheOneHalf. With a monster GTX 690 and some glorious cable management, Frank has one of the sickest builds we’ve featured thus far. Oh, and I guess the five screens surrounding him aren’t too shabby either. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to pick my jaw up off the floor.


Hello everyone, I am new here and decided to share my bro cave. I hope to see you guys in game, feel free to add me on Steam if you want to play some games. :)

Anyway, here is my rig:

PC specs:
Case: Aerocool Xpredator Black Edition
Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Extreme X79
CPU: Intel i7-3930K (stable at 4.2 GHz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80
RAM: 16GB G.Skill DDR3-1600
GPU: GeForce GTX 690 (with a stable 200 MHz overclock)
Optical Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray drive
SSD: 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
HDD: 2x 1TB Samsung 7200RPM
Fans: A bunch of Xigmatec fans and some Gentle Typhoons
Monitors: 3x Acer P246H 24″ LCD
Keyboard: Corsair K60
Mouse: Corsair M60 (and a recently added Razer Nostromo gaming keypad)

Besides this, I have a bit older Sony Vaio laptop with a Blu-Ray drive, but it’s nothing special. Oh, and there is a 32-inch TV hanging above my desk where my Xbox (which I sold recently) used to be hooked up to.

Hope you enjoy my setup. Feel free to ask any questions about my build! :)

32 Responses to Bro Cave: @TheOneHalf

  1. Y2Ken says:

    Excuse me, I have to go and clean up now.

    Incredible build. Nice job sir.

  2. Dope Ca$h says:

    That $etup i$ dope a$ ca$h. Ca$hy approve$.

    Nah seriously sick as fuck mate, you inspired me to get my lazy ass to finally bother installing the H80 Hydro… I guess some people are gonna punch me in the stomach but I have had the H80 for 4-5 months and I could never be bothered to open my entire case just to install the single part.. and before you ask I am using a regular fan that followed with my 2600k i7 lmfao. ohwell nice job

  3. Nerdbot says:

    PC pornography right there.

  4. Rukachu says:

    By the way, what’s your sound system? Is it just a bunch of random pieces put together or is it a package. I ask because I am having trouble finding a good set of speakers. I have Carbon headphones, but I need some good speakers as well.

  5. Rukachu says:

    Is that table from Ikea? I know that it isn’t really the important part of your build, But I’m trying to move my setup into my room and I need to buy a table and I’m going to get a new chair as well. I already have my build, just need to figure out what is going to hold up my build.

  6. TehFatGuy says:

    Nice rig man, You wasn’t lying on Woody’s stream haha!:-)

  7. TrippingBowser says:

    With all the money you dropped on this I am shocked you didn’t go with a H100 mounted on the top of the case.

    • TheOneHalf says:

      The reason I didn’t is because I started out with a smaller case and a different CPU and mobo. I started with a 2500k and a HD6870. Over time I upgraded to this. But upgrading to an H100 would lose me money for a few degrees an I just couldn’t be bothered. ^^

      • TrippingBowser says:

        Alright that makes sense it would bee a lot of money to spend if you already had the H80

  8. chiggy1022 says:

    jesus that is lovely

  9. CelloSwiper says:

    Out of curiosity, how loud is your current build with the H80 on it? I’ve been considering liquid cooling but not sure if there will be any significant sound difference from my 212+

    • TheOneHalf says:

      Immagen running all fans on low in a case. That’s how loud. So basically my rig is as loud as the loudest case fan. Only when playing BF3 in Nvidia surround my 690 gets noisier then the fans.

  10. I came. I saw. I came again.

  11. ohthatjay says:

    Good job, i have my 3930k @ 4.2 as well just wish i could have gotten a 690 :( lol great setup

  12. MrBop says:

    I soiled my pants..

  13. PuzZle says:

    Share your stuff you rich fuck :D

    btw, what’s up with the fancy walls? Are you gaming in the bathroom? I wouldn’t wanna smell papa’s fresh poop in the early mornings after a night session

    • TheOneHalf says:

      no it’s just my wlalpaper in my room, you either hate it or love it. They are not tiles. I took the picture with the blinds blocking all sunlight haha.

  14. Wow… wow… wow…………wow.

    How much did this cost…?

    • TheOneHalf says:

      hah, I log onto the website and sudenly my rig is featured! Didn’t ven know it was submitted for it :) but thanks guys <3

    • TheOneHalf says:

      sor for the multiple replies… thought I had posted that as a normal comment… but all this costs aroun 4500 euro give or take a few hundred.

  15. Merri says:

    That is a setup I dream of. Mind if I ask how much it cost altogether?

    • TheOneHalf says:

      4500 euro give or take a few hundred euro, yes it hurts my wallet thinking about it ;)

  16. Fragmatic_71 says:

    Dare I ask how much the total price would be?

    • TheOneHalf says:

      4500 euro give or take a few hundred euro ^^ For all of the technology yous ee there. :D

  17. Thompaam says:

    That is sex. Furious, hot, passionate and homosexual consensual sex. Can we become best friends?

  18. Thompaam says:

    That is sex. Furious, hot, passionate and homosexual consensual sex.



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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