About Me

Hi, I'm gmansoliver, although most people just call me gman since they can't pronounce my username at first (not sure why, it's not that hard). I typically stream speedruns of source games, specifically Portal and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Outside of the internet I'm planning on going in Computer Engineering, so feel free to talk about computer stuff with me!

Chat rules

I have never been one to enjoy reading long paragraphs of rules, so I'll make it simple:

  • Be civilized
  • Don't spam text, URLS, or sound commands
  • No harassing others. Let's make the internet a happy place!
  • Enjoy your stay!

My Setup

Computer specifications

My computer is custom built, and can do pretty much anything I want it to. Here are the specs:

  • Asus P9X79-Deluxe motherboard
  • 256GB Intel SSD
  • 2TB Segate HDD
  • 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM
  • Intel i7-3930K CPU @ 4.45GHz
  • Corsair H110i GT liquid cooler
  • EVGA 4GB GTX 980 GPU
  • Corsair 550D case


If you are curious, this is some of the software that makes my stream possible:

  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • OBS Studio (720p, 30fps, 2500 kb/s bitrate)
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC


Finally, here are some miscellaneous components of my setup:

  • 3x Acer G245H 24" 1080p monitors
  • Asus VG248QE 144Hz 1080p monitor
  • Razer Naga mouse
  • Razer Blackwidow Stealth Edition keyboard
  • Audio-Technica ATH M50 headphones
  • Audio-Technical AT2020 Microphone
  • DXRacer OH/FE08/NB chair

My Personal Bests


  • Inbounds: 14:42.445 IGT
  • Glitchless: 19:48.900 IGT
  • Chamber 12, upgraded portal gun from start: 5:28.815 IGT

Half-Life 2: Episode 2

  • Any%: 54:27.37 IGT


  • Basic tutorial: 11.3400
  • Map 2: 11.8239
  • Map 3: 10.8405
  • Temple: 13.5989


  • NohBoard: The program used to display key-presses on-stream
  • Botnak: The Twitch chat program / bot that I use and is at the bottom of my stream
  • Background: The background on my stream
  • Wallpapers: How to make your desktop look amazing
  • Twitter: Where I Tweet things
  • Twitch: My actual Twitch page
  • YouTube: Where I upload moving pictures with sound (rarely)