Uses

I’ve been building PCs since high school, even though back then they were made up of whatever I could find in bargain bins or second-hand. Computers are the tools I use to earn a living, support my family and pay for my hobbies, two of which also involve computers. This page lists what my current setups are.

Office Workstation

Current daily driver, custom-built as a new workstation in Dec 2020

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
  • Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WIFI) Motherboard
  • 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE LPX DDR 4 RAM
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6GB Graphics Card
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe SSD
  • 2 x WD Blue 1TB 3.5″ SATA Storage Drives
  • Cooler Master MWE GOLD 650W ATX PSU
  • Cooler Master Masterbox K500L ATX case

Home Workstation

Ex office workstation, this was a 2018 “workstation” upgrade for my previous PC, which I’d custom-built in 2010.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600x CPU
  • MSI x470 Gaming Plus Motherboard
  • 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 RAM
  • Zotac Geforce GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Card
  • 128 GB m.2 SSD – Ubuntu
  • 128 GB Transcend 2.5″ SSD – Windows
  • WD Blue 1TB 3.5″ SATA Storage Drive
  • Samsung 1TB 3.5″ SATA Storage Drive

Laptop – 13-inch MacBook Air (Apple M1 chip)

This is mostly used for working with macOS-specific content, working remotely, meetings, conferences, or if I travel (which I have no idea when I’ll be doing again).

  • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU & 7 core CPU
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD