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 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

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