My Technology

I figured I would break down the different devices that I use on a daily basis.

Digitalcyon

Manufacturer: Self-Built
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z370-A
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700k @ 4.8GHz
Memory: 64 GB 2666mhz DDR4 (Corsair)
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III
HDD: WD Black 2TB Performance 7200 RPM
Display A: Dell S2716DG 144hz (2560×1440)
Display B: BenQ GL2706PQ 27-Inch 60hz (2560×1440)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3908 Subwoofer Speaker
Headset (Audio): Sennheiser HD555
DAC: FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier
Headset (Communication): SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

This is the device I most use on a daily basis. The device itself is for gaming / media and is where I generally spend most of my time. I do remote into another device (WorkPC) for general productivity relating to professional work. I’ll be the first to admit this is probably an overkill setup, but it’s one I enjoy using and it makes both gaming and work enjoyable. Different audio options give me flexibility based on what I am doing. When I am specifically wanting to listen to music, I have a tendency to use the Sennheiser headset, especially at night. Otherwise, I use the speakers and the SteelSeries headset. When streaming, this is the device I am using.

WorkPC

Manufacturer: Self-Built
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
Memory: 16 GB DDR3
GPU: Integrated Graphics
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III

I’ve been slowly retiring this machine for a while. I’ve removed the GTX 980 and gave it to a friend of mine since she needed it a lot more than I. It’s currently running on integrated graphics. I have also moved work stuff off this machine and am trying to find a good use for it. If I don’t find one, it’ll just serve as a backup machine. Might make it a literally backup machine and get a lot of storage to store files on it over the network for additional redundancy.

Megumin

Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
CPU: Intel i7-7700HQ
Memory: 16 GB DDR4
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 8 GB
SSD 1: 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
SSD 2: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III

This is my primary laptop when I go somewhere. I got a great deal on this machine, only actually paying $250 of my own money for it. This was before I built the new gaming computer and was used to replace what I was using for my main work stuff (an old Lenovo laptop). I let friends use this when they come over or I’ll use it when going out somewhere. It’s slightly downclocked to prevent it from overheating. Works great when being pushed to its limits without being too loud or overheating. Named after Megumin from Konosuba due to being an explosive gaming laptop with a TON of red on it.

Inspire

Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Inspiron 3580
Processor: i5-8265U
Memory: 8 GB DDR4
SSD: BC501 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Recently got this laptop. It’s mostly going to be a laptop that I can take places and get a long battery life out of. It is for both work and personal stuff. My other laptop was acquired to allow me to take it to a friend’s house to game and also as a work machine when I travel, but this is more suited for when I want to go out and don’t need a powerful machine, but want to be able to write stuff properly. I like the keyboard more than the other computer as well. This has replaced the Chromebook that I had.