My Equipment

[Main Computer] [Audio Setup] [Phone] [Home Server] [Network Equipment]

I no longer maintain this list, I was once proud of my builds and setups. I sold off my nicer hardware and now have computers built from spare parts that serve their needs well. My main desktop is ~9 years old and, with upgrades, does all I need it to. Same for my workbench computer, used for wiping hard drives and transferring data. They are tested and reliable. I no longer need a high end computer for gaming or editing videos since the majority of my time is spent working on computers, not playing with them.

Main Computer

My main computer is my constantly changing work of art:

  • Corsair Carbide 300R Case
  • ASUS Z97-A
  • Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 @ 3.4GHz (3.6GHz boost on all cores)
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/Arctic Cooling F12 Fan
  • 16GB (4x4GB) Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1800MHz 9-9-9-26 1T 1.5v
  • MSI R9 390 8GB
  • LG 23MP55 23″ 1080p IPS Panel
  • Dell ST2010 at 1600×900
  • Dell SE198WFP at 1440×900
  • Corsair AX850 Gold 850-Watt Modular Power Supply (Seasonic)
  • Samsung 830 128GB SSD
  • Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB Hard Drive
  • ASUS DRW-241ST CD/DVD Drive
  • Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse on cloth pad w/Fellowes gel wrist rest
  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard
  • USB – PS2 Controller Adapter w/OEM Sony Dualshock Controller
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Audio Setup:

  • Schiit Audio MODI DAC
  • Sony TA-N55ES Power Amp
  • JBL L19A Speakers with new surrounds and rebuilt crossovers
  • DIY speaker & interconnect cables

JBL 1, JBL 2, JBL Crossovers, DIY Speaker Cables, DIY Interconnect Cables


  • LG G2 D800 AT&T 32GB 5.2″ 1080p
  • AirVoice Wireless $30/mo Unlimited
  • BlissPop v4.0.3 (Android 5.1.1)

Certainly isn’t a replacement for my main computer but it’s a home away from home.

Home Server

This “Server” is merely a compilation of parts I’ve accumulated through the years. It’s basic specs are as follows:

  • NZXT Source 210 Elite
  • Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5
  • AMD Phenom X4 965 @ 3.4GHz
  • Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
  • 12GB of Corsair & Samsung DDR3 @ 1640MHz 9-9-9-24
  • Corsair RM450
  • 2x500GB Western Digital in RAID0
  • 1TB Samsung HD103SJ
  • 1TB Samsung HD103SJ
  • 1TB Western Digital Green WD10EARX
  • 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

You may have noticed that I did not list peripherals. The reason for this is two-fold: I do not need them and this computer is a project of mine, of which the goal is to make a green computer. To me, a green computer must be RoHS compliant and use as little power necessary. To achieve low power consumption I have disabled/removed the following items: Monitor, Sound, Keyboard, Mouse, Floppy Drive and CD Drive. I have gotten rid of the peripherals by controlling the computer with Remote Desktop Connection, so unless I’m doing physical work on the computer, I never need to hook it up to a monitor.

Network Equipment

Most people seem to be surprised at the fact that I’m technically on wireless internet. In fact, with such low pings around the country, even I’m amazed. My internet starts off with my ISP: First Step Internet. I get 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up. This is transmitted via a Point-to-multipoint wireless system that uses 2.4Ghz service. Due to a recent deal with First Step, I’m hosting a collocation tower (fancy repeater) and in turn, I get free internet with better reception due to them mounting antennas high up on a pole. From there it goes into my router which is a Linksys WRT310N modded with DD-WRT firmware (DD-WRT v24-sp2 std-nokaid-small – build 14929 NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko). I have a 8-Port Gigabit switch connected to the router for all computers in the house, this keeps high speed network transfers off the router itself except for my workbench. All ethernet cable is CAT6.