Hardware

Occasionally, I feel like messing around with hardware. I’m not an engineer, or a fabricator, so my designs can definitely use improvement. I just like to tinker.

Anything particularly fun or useful, I’ll be posting up here.


Latest hardware posts:

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HTPC

I built an HTPC a while ago now – a Mini-ITX machine, with a case designed to maximise airflow (quiet cooling for media machines is always good. Here’s the spec list (no over-clocking involved): The Media Player Hardware: Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85n Phoenix GPU GTX 750Ti CPU Intel Core i5-4590 RAM …

Servers

I run one main server (hardware-wise, at least). Up until early 2019 it ran ‘bare-metal’ Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Then I joined the new wave and migrated to VMs. Aaah, so much nicer. I do still have a NAS for backups though. Main Server Hardware: Case:ProCase RK4380G Motherboard:AsRock X99 Extreme4 CPU:Intel Xeon E5-1620 RAM:32GB DDR4 …

Workstations

I have a very nice gaming machine (in performance, not looks). It was custom built, by myself. I chose the parts, I built it, I installed the OS, and every now and then I clean the dust out of it. Here’s the spec list (no over-clocking involved): The Beast Hardware: Case: Cooler Master HAF Stacker …