Published on March 29th, 2013 | by Jonathan Beck


Bro-ess Cave: spammantha

While this weeks brocave isn’t technically from a bro, and isn’t a blow the doors off it $4,000 rig, it’s proof you don’t need to have the all brand new tech to play some amazing PC games. Running Sandy Bridge, and rocking that MSI 7870 this is a rig more than capable of hardcore gaming, at a less than hardcore price. With 2 monitors it should be easy to start streaming on twitch and interacting with viewers. All in all, a solid machine.

As much as I’d like to say my first build is super awesome and badass, I know it’s still missing things and is about 90% badass enough for me. I’ve been playing video games ever since I was younger and had my heart on my xbox up until I saw the amazing graphics that PC can offer. I still love my xbox, it’s been faithful for 3+ years, but it’s kind of been pushed aside since I built this.
After my boyfriend’s computer failed us, I decided that I’d have a go at building my own PC even though I had absolutely no clue what to do. Luckily, being a woman and all, I read the instructions instead of watching YouTube videos, and built my baby.

Specs are below, and if you wanna give me advice on how to improve it, it’d be appreciated (:

Also, I refuse to show the inside at the moment because it even makes me cringe.

Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower
CPU: Intel i7-2600k @ 3.40 GHz
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: G. Skill Value Series 8GB (2 X 4GB)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
PSU: Corsair CX600M 600W
Video Card: MSI Radeon 7870
Monitor 1: 23″ Asus VS Series VS238
Monitor 2: 24″ Asus VE245H

Headphones: Astro A40s
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder x4
Capture Card: Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Webcam: Logitech C525


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9 Responses to Bro-ess Cave: spammantha

  1. I wwebsite on the enterbutts says:

    It’s a Sandy, overclock that bitch or you are just sitting with your thumbs up your ass.

  2. Innkvart says:

    You read the instructions? Isn’t that forbidden of some sorts?

  3. Igor says:

    Without good mouse you can flush it all down the toilet. :)

  4. I have the same case. I like it a lot. I need to clean the dust out of mine though.

  5. Gatman94 says:

    I’m jelly

  6. PinkStahli says:

    That look very nice. I considered that case for my 680 build. Very clean.

  7. Dan Dan says:

    That Rosewill case is actually pretty good looking. I sometimes get wary of off-brand cases, but this one is nice and understated. It even has a bit of a Silverstone look to it.


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