My Gear

“Build IV” Custom Build Desktop

Built in 2016 right before I started working as a technical consultant. This is my first ATX build (I used to be a fan of Shuttle XPC barebones systems as my desk was in a tight space). I use this build to practice various areas of SQL, Windows Server as well as occasional gaming.

  • Case – Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Motherboard – ASUS Strix X99
  • CPU – Intel Core i7 6800K with Corsair H110i v2 cooler.
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
  • RAM – 32GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400 (4 x 8GB)
  • Storage – 2 x Crucial MX300 SSD: 1 x 1TB, 1x 750GB.
  • PSU – Corsair RM650i

Dell XPS 9360

I use this when I’m sat on the sofa and I need something with a keyboard. It also serves as a learning tool for Linux operating systems as it runs the latest release of Ubuntu.

Raspberry Pi

I also have a couple of Raspberry Pi builds that see occasional use:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Raspberry Pi OS
  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B running RISC OS