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What makes it "Your (X) PC?"

I was upgrading my desktop to improve my dire need for storage, when it truly dawned on me that the one piece of hardware that has persisted since I first got my PC was my old Seagate 1TB hard drive (and a 140mm Rosewill fan). I'm one of the incremental upgraders, I've never removed a storage device from this PC and I've generally changed one part at a time, such as the graphics card, case, CPU cooler, and boot SSD.


Through the process of taking new parts and adding to old, and eventually changing the entire platform, I'm left only with one remnant of "My first PC" which puts my current system in a bit of a limbo. Is it my second PC? My seventh? 


Curious to know how you guys designate "eras" of your personal system's iteration. Lucky are those who just outright buy a whole new system when it's time to upgrade, uncomplicated.

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)


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for example, BethesdaPC (my main rig) is on something like its 13th iteration, BUT the boot drive is still the same, so its still BethesdaPC

Bethesda PC:   R7 3700X  -  Crosshair VIII hero  -  Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 16GB@3.6GHz -  Gigabyte 1660s OC -  Samsung 860 Evo 256GB  -  WD Blue 2TB SSD -  Lian Li PC-011D  -  H100i RGB Platinum SE  -  Rm650x

CrumpleBox V3:  Xeon X5680  -  Asus X58 Sabertooth  -  DDr3 16GB@1.33Ghz  -  PNY OC GTX 1060 3GB - Asus Strix 1070Ti -  TT smart RGB 700W  -  

Fractal Design Define C  -  120GB Samsung 850 Pro   -  LTT Edition Chromax NH-D15 ?


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Perhiperals:  Gateway 900p60 monitor  -  Dell 1024x768@75  -  Logi. G403 Carbon  -  Logi. G502  -  SteSer. Arctis 5  -  SteSer. Rival 110 - Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2



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Good old Ship of Theseus paradox.

Personally I upgrade the core of my PC so the motherboard, cpu, graphics card, and possibly memory changes while case, storage, cooler, and everything else stays the same for the most part. For me, every time I upgrade the core I would call it a different PC.

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5 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

I was upgrading my desktop to improve my dire need for storage, when it truly dawned on me that the one piece of hardware that has persisted since I first got my PC was my old Seagate 1TB hard drive (and a 140mm Rosewill fan). I'm one of the incremental upgraders, I've never removed a storage device from this PC and I've generally changed one part at a time, such as the graphics card, case, CPU cooler, and boot SSD.


Through the process of taking new parts and adding to old, and eventually changing the entire platform, I'm left only with one remnant of "My first PC" which puts my current system in a bit of a limbo. Is it my second PC? My seventh? 


Curious to know how you guys designate "eras" of your personal system's iteration. Lucky are those who just outright buy a whole new system when it's time to upgrade, uncomplicated.

My first pc: Pentium+512 mb of ram+240gb of hdd storage. That's all I know

Second: HP Envy AIO pc- i7-4785t (on integrated), passive cooling, 1tb hdd, 

Laptop: Chromebook r11 (District provided) with some Celeron 4c/4t from five years back and 16 gb of flash storage. 

PC Upgrade: 1tb hdd to (smh) 860 evo 512gb. 


My pathetic existence. I upgraded exactly once to a shitty overpriced hdd. Far from a Theseus paradox.


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Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w


To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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I have a seagate 2tb hdd, been with me in all my main rigs. Still works so no reason to replace it, important data is on my NAS anyways.

Main Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X Processor (Stock, -0.1V offset)  /// Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero WIFI /// CPU Cooler: Deepcool GamerStorm Castle 360 RGB V2 /// GPU: Gigabyte AORUS GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ 8G /// RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 64GB (4x16GB) 3200Mhz CL16 /// Chassis: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Blackout TG /// PSU: Corsair RM850i /// Storage: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe (boot) + 512GB WD SN520 NVMe (Working Drive) + 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD RAID0 (Game Library) + 2TB Seagate BarraCuda (Backup) /// OS: Windows 10 Pro


Peripherals (Main Rig): Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 + Logitech G903 Lightspeed /// Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT - Cherry MX Brown /// Tablet: Wacom Intuos M BT /// Monitor: 4x LG 27UL500-W (4K IPS Freesync) /// DAC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 /// Speakers: Logitech Z625 /// Mic: Focusrite CM25 MkII /// Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x /// Racing Wheel: Logitech G920 Driving Force with Shifter /// Eye Tracker: Steelseries Sentry  /// External Drives: 500GB Samsung T5 SSD (Working Drive) + 1TB Seagate Backup Plus (Small Backups) + 500GB Seagate FreeAgent® GoFlexTM (Just for the GoFlex Sata adapter tbh)


Home Server - NASty: CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700x Processor /// Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-Pro  /// CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO RGB /// RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB (2x16GB) 3000Mhz CL16 /// Chassis: Fractal Design Define R5 Window /// PSU: Corsair RM750x /// Storage: LSI SAS 9211-8i (IT Mode) + 8x 4TB Seagate Exos Enterprise Drive /// OS: UNRaid


Laptop (Asus UX430UN): CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor  /// GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 /// RAM: 16GB 2133Mhz /// Storage: 512GB SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002 (boot) /// OS: Windows 10 Home


Other Tech: Console: Xbox One S 1TB, Apple TV 4K /// Printer: Canon imageCLASS MF635Cx /// Phone: Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB Space Grey (Daily Driver)  /// Tablet: Apple iPad 9.7-inch Wi-Fi (2018) 32GB + Apple Pencil (1st Generation) /// Headphones: Sony WF-1000XM3 (Daily Driver), Sony WH-1000XM3


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I bought my PC used and sold off all the parts except the Thermaltake Core P3 case.  And I also have a HDD I am using from my previous PC which was one of the ASUS ROG small form factor PCs.  That thing was cool and I bought it because of the LTT review of it.  

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A number of things made my first PC my first PC, namely the motherboard and the GPU. I originally had an FX-4100 on some shitty Gigabyte AM3+ board and an HD 7850 that fucked itself because of Adrenalin 2020.

Back in September 2017, I switched the platform (and case!) I was on to AM4, grabbing an Athlon X4 950 as a placeholder CPU until I could save for a Ryzen 7 1700X in June 2018.

September 2018 saw the switch of the GPU and the power supply for my rig from a 7850 and a CX600M to an RX 580 and a G3 550.

I got rid of the last remnant of my original setup by buying a Blu-ray drive not too long ago, not long after I got my current monitor, if memory serves.


My first setup, in a more complete and organized state, consisted of an AMD FX-4100, a Gigabyte AM3+ board, 8GB of PNY DDR3 RAM (which is faulty), my cherished and dead Sapphire Radeon HD 7850, a Corsair CX600M power supply and a Thermaltake case, in which its name slips my mind right now.

My current setup consists of an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, a damaged ASRock AB350M board (by damaged, I mean the USB3 header broke), 16GB of Patriot DDR4 RAM (at 2400MHz!), an MSI Radeon RX 580, an EVGA G3 550 power supply and what'd usually be a Cooler Master N200 case, temporarily replaced by an old HP desktop case from 2006, because I thought it was funny.

A future upgrade which would be my third generation of my desktop would most certainly consist of a Threadripper upgrade, at the very least, because I could get a lot of mileage of a bunch of cores.

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for me it would be my boot drive which is now being used as a drive for linux but it is still in my rig and the other would be my case fans actually.  I upgraded them shortly after my first pc build and they have been transferred in all 3 of my case revisions.  They are corsair ml pro white led fans

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I don't remember how many PCs I've had now, but my current PC is Remilia MKIIIB, which means it's the 2nd minor revision of 3rd the major revision of this current PC. I carry over the name of the PC (Remilia in this case) whenever I keep any part of a system over. Remilia MkIIIB actually only has storage in common with Remilia MkIIC, but Remilia MkIIIA (which was a major overhaul) had it's GPU come over from MkIIC.


The PC series I had before Remilia was Fubuki (Blizard), which was a white themed FX8320 PC, which actually carried over until I upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1400 (sadly I had to sell that system to get through Uni). Before that starts getting hazy and I don't remember what I used to call my older machines.


The oldest piece of hardware I have is probably a 2TB seagate Cuda LP I have in my F@H Slave, it has three years or so of power on time last time I looked.

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Well, to me the pc is a "new pc" when J change the core: mobo+cpu(+memory usually too).


Since I never do pointless upgrades, the core always change at the same time (ram being the exception, because of failures or expanding) 

The secondary components (hdd, psu, etc) can change all the time because of failures, or carry on to new pcs - to me they are almost like peripherals regarding to the pc "identity'.


The exception is the GPU, which can be VERY relevant. So the gpu is like a "1.5 version" situation, for example I went from a 750ti to a 960 and THEN I changed my pc, and later the 960 got out and a rx 580 went in. 3 gpus, but only 2 pcs - the 960 was in both the old and the new pc.

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I still have my 1TB hard drive that I had in my original Athlon X4 750K build from back in like 2013 and it's still kicking, other than that everything has been replaced😅


Just hit 4 years of power on hours an hour ago actually😂


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6 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

I was upgrading my desktop to improve my dire need for storage, when it truly dawned on me that the one piece of hardware that has persisted since I first got my PC was my old Seagate 1TB hard drive (and a 140mm Rosewill fan). I'm one of the incremental upgraders, I've never removed a storage device from this PC and I've generally changed one part at a time, such as the graphics card, case, CPU cooler, and boot SSD.


Through the process of taking new parts and adding to old, and eventually changing the entire platform, I'm left only with one remnant of "My first PC" which puts my current system in a bit of a limbo. Is it my second PC? My seventh? 


Curious to know how you guys designate "eras" of your personal system's iteration. Lucky are those who just outright buy a whole new system when it's time to upgrade, uncomplicated.

PSU is the only thing surviving from the OG build of mine, 3 motherboards, 5 CPUs, 3 cases, 4 CPU coolers, 5 GPUs, 4 Drives and three kits of RAM 

Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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I don't separate them in that way. Either it's my computer or it's not my computer, if I can log into it using my face or fingerprint (even my desktops keyboard has a fp reader) , it's my computer

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9 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

It’s the motherboard. It’s effectively the base you build on to complete your computer. Even Windows does this.

You can swap it out if you're lucky and windows will recognise it. 

Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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This is "the ship of Theseus", essentially the question of how many parts you can change in an object before it's a new and different object. Personally I track the motherboard.

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-OnePlus X - [7/10]


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-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]


Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.


-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]


Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.


-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]


A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.



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Lol @Fasauceome I'm in the same boat here. The last reminiscing piece of my 4770k build (first PC I built myself, upgrades don't count there haha) are my 2x 1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracudas. These things have seen war though, running in raid0 since day one for 6-7 years now, and not so much anymore but for the first 4 years of service they saw the front lines of battle hahaha. I used them as dump drive for editing between my PC and server. So files were constantly being written and read to these drives.


Their job got replaced by 2x 500GB WD Blue SSD's maybe 3 years ago now when nand prices started to become more affordable (also running in raid0). But these good old Barracudas have never let me down haha. Sadly within the past 2 months I noticed some ticking noise and CrystalDiskMark gave me the bad news, my (G:) drive disk health is a yellow 'Caution' and drive 2 is starting to show the scars.


I will continue to use them for now though, as the data on them is a backup to my entire system and then also backed up to my external HDD solution, but I am going to keep using them until they die.


EDIT: I now just decided that the first one to die gets framed lol.


EDIT 2: (after reading all the other comments) 

Other than these 2x 1TB Seagates everything from my 4770K / GTX 780 system is long gone. After I sold it I built what is now my 'main'' system that has seen 1 major upgrade (Motherboard /platform) and way to many 'minor' upgrades.


Originally an i7-6700k / GTX 960 now an R7 3800x / GTX 1080 Ti. But as long as the theme and continuation of my blue LED fans remain in a major upgrade cycle it will remain Blueberry Pi (loved playing and coding with my raspberry pi at the time, and before RGB was a thing I loved static blue).


SO even though this thing has seen 3 different CPU's, 3 motherboards, 4 GPU's, 3 CPU coolers, 2 PSU's, 4 memory kits, and 5-6 cases, it is the same Blueberry Pi to me (kinda wish I gave it a different name now, but to late now haha). 


Also a lot of the parts that I replaced in this system went on to live in my other builds, my main build just gets the latest and greatest. The oldest parts I have from my 6700k build are the CPU (different system), my EVGA 750W P2 (different system), and my blue LED Corsair ML fans, which really make the theme of the build. The day I build a new PC and don't use these fans is the day it will officially no longer be Blueberry Pi.


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First computer, all new parts except 1.4gb ide drive and floppy from used nonworking system.

  Gpu went out after few months, so upgraded.  Few years later replaced motherboard and cpu in upgrade to dual core.  Ram and more hdd and second gpu added for sli over few   years.  


Bought second computer with low power use for general use at same time as upgrading the gaming rig, dual core intel atom, used 4 10 years, kvm switch to share peripherals.


Bought all new parts for coffelake i3, limited to 32gb ram, i use ram faster then chrome tabs, upgraded ram to 48gb.

Bought all new hardware for ryzen 2700, except swapped ram, ssd, and gpu from i3.

  later upgrade from 1050 to 5700xt, put gpu back in i3 system

HBA, 24tb of hdd and 10gig nics and more ssd to turn i3 into nas, plan to upgrade to 96gb ram for main system and 32gb for nas.

Also 64 arm cores in cluster on network for clusters.


With about 10 sbc, 2 4u rack mounts, and two towers networked together with two kvm,  hdmi matrix, 3 keyboards, 2 mice, 5 monitors, VMs and multiple os on single motherboard but other software spread across multiple boards, i'm not really sure where one machine stops and another starts anymore...



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Same as everyone else, the blood spilt in it from installing the I/O shield

i5 8600 - RX580 - Fractal Nano S - 1080p 144Hz

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My first setup - nVidia 9600 GS, Intel Pentium Dual Core, 4GB ram, and a 500GB storage drive.. That PC lasts even today without any problem.. I remember it being able to play games like Crysis which were considered great back then without any problems.. But I just replaced that whole setup with an Asus laptop, then with a Dell Inspiron 5570.. That setup is now at my cousin's place, and it functions without any problems, as it does lighter gaming without any problems, but runs into problems when a newer game is added (it makes problems with DirectX support I think, not %100 sure). A minor change that they had to do is just change the graphics card to a nVidia GT 920..

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The only things that have been with me since I first got into PCs/got my first PC have been my Dell G2410, my PSU, my hard drive, my mouse, my desk, and that's it.


I have since added two more monitors and changed the CPU (twice), motherboard, RAM, cooler, fans, case, added an SSD, added a fan controller, changed headphones (twice) and my keyboards cycle out on a daily basis.

Quote me to see my reply!


CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and Fiio FH1S





i use arch btw

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i guess it's easier for me to peg it to CPUs ._. i tend to weigh my upgrades heavily to specific hardware (e.g. this cycle CPU + motherboard, next cycle GPU, etc), but it's hard to justify that a GPU swap would make it "a new computer" o_o



  1. i7 870 (2 cases, 2 GPUs(config, not GPU count))
  2. i7 6800K (case #2 and 3, GPU #2 and 3)
  3. TR 3960X (case #2 (waiting on case #4), GPU #3 and 4)
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This is actually how my pc is, I literally started with a dell studio 540 and eventually came to what I have now

In my head it's still my first pc because I've never replaced everything at once, but I guess if replacing the motherboard/cpu/ram counts then this is my third pc.

Right now the only surviving component of my original system is the WD Blue 1TB hdd

Main Desktop - CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x  | GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition | RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus M | PSU: EVGA 650 B3 | STORAGE: Boot drive: Crucial MX500 1TB, Secondary drive: WD Blue 1TB hdd | CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P350x | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Keyboard: Redragon K556 | Monitors: Main: ASUS VP249QGR 144Hz, Secondary: Dell E2014h 1600x900

Laptop: Motile M141 - CPU: Ryzen 3 3200U | GPU: Vega 3 igpu | RAM: 8gb DDR4 2400MHz | STORAGE: 120GB SATA M.2 | OS: Windows 10 Home

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I base it off mobo replacement - while the CPU is the brains, its useless without the body.  My current build has Case, PSU, SSD and GPU from previous build in it.  But its new to me ;)

Workstation Laptop: Dell Precision 7540, Xeon E-2276M, 32gb DDR4, Quadro T2000 GPU, 4k display

Ryzen Rig 2: ASrock B450 Pro4 ATX, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, AMD R9 Fury X w/ Swiftech KOMODO waterblock, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiators in push/pull 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker (or 4x8gb DDR4 2666mhz for large tasks), Corsair HX850 PSU, 128gb Patriot Scorch NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 512GB TeamGroup MS30 M.2 SATA III, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case.  Zalman K600S keyboard, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Viotek GN24C 24" 1080p 144hz curved and Hannspree HF207 as 2nd monitor


Ryzen Rig 1: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case.  Zalman K600S keyboard, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Acer XF270HU 2560x1440 144hz IPS monitor


Dwight: The Mixed Metals Loop Media Center.  Ask me about it.  Currently decommissioned to move to an mATX setup on a new MOBO once I pick one out (getting its facelift as of June 2020 have new air cooler, drives etc.  About 60% finished.  Will no longer be a closed loop system.  Slight update, upgraded to larger SSD, and air cooling installed Arctic Alpine cooler.

Schrute: ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0, FX 8350, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz, Sparkle/FSP 650w PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO w/ 12mm thick fans to fit in top exhaust, 256gb TIMETEC SSD, 1tb WDBlack HDD, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 case.  DSI 90-Key Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Red switches, Zalman gaming mouse

Micro Form Factor Dell OptiPlex 3040: Dell 0MGK50 A02, i3-6100T, 2x4gb DDR3 1600, Team Group 120gb SSD, 500gb Seagate 7mm HDD attached storage, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400+, USB Wifi adapter all vesa mounted to the back of a 37" 1080p TV 

Linux Box: Toshiba Laptop, i7 620M, NVS graphics, 4gb ram tinker toy at the moment.  Running Manjaro XFCE at the moment.

Home Security: ZOSI 8 channel CCTV (4 used at this time, 1080p) DVR H.265+, 3tb HGST Enterprise HDD, ASUS monitor for display

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