Computer Hardware

When I got my first ever PC, I had a distinct fascination in understanding how it worked, and how I could take it apart and upgrade it. Custom PC Builds have always been something I’ve enjoyed making, both for myself and for others. While I originally got into it with the intention of building better and faster (and cooler looking) PC’s for gaming, this has now morphed into building rigs for high-end computation, video / image manipulation and Virtualisation. Every desktop that I’ve owned since my teens has been built by my own two hands, and today’s PC is no exception.

Current Linux workstation

Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Mini PC

  • Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB SATA SSD

Current Gaming PC

  • Intel i7-6700k Skylake Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
  • MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition, Intel Z170
  • 32GB RAM – 4x Kingston HXFB (4x 8GB)
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8GB
  • Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid Tower Case – Gun Metal
  • CoolerMaster Nepton 240M Liquid CPU Radiator
  • Corsair RM1000X 80+ Gold 1000w Modular Power Supply
  • Samsung 951 128GB M.2 PCIE NVMe SSD
  • Toshiba XG3 512GB M.2 PCIE NVMe SSD
  • Samsung 850 500GB SATA SSD
  • Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA HDD

Previous PC

  • Intel Core i5-750 Processor (2.66GHz)
  • Asus Maximus III Formula Intel P55 LDA1156
  • 8GB RAM – 2x Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 4GB Kit
  • Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
  • CoolerMaster Stacker 832 Case – Black
  • Zalman CNPS9900-NT CPU Cooler
  • Enermax Infiniti EIN650AWT Modular Power Supply

Previous PC

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor
  • Asus Striker Extreme, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
  • 4GB RAM
  • CoolerMaster Stacker 832 Case – Black
  • Zalman CNPS9000 CPU Cooler

Previous PC

  • Intel Pentium 4 530 Processor (3.0GHz, HT)
  • Asus P5AD2 Premium motherboard
  • 512MB RAM – 2x Corsair Twin-X DDR 2 PC4200 512MB kit
  • Asus Extreme EAX600XT TD-128M ATI Radeon X600XT 128MB
  • Maxtor 80GB DiamondMax Plus 9 7200RPM
  • AOpen H700 Full Tower case

Previous PC

  • AMD Athlon 2700+
  • Asus A7V8X Deluxe motherboard
  • Crucial 512MB DDR 2700
  • GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128MB
  • Seagate 20GB Hard Disk