Hey friends! You know the drill. Show off your workstations!
I’ve whacked it in another thread but I’ll plonk it here too! My baby <3
Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro (i5 4750T w/ 16GB RAM)
Thermaltake Core v1 mITX build (i3 6100 w/ 16GB RAM)
Thermaltake Core v21 mATX build (Skylake ES 4c/8t w/ 32GB RAM and GTX 960 KVM passthrough)
Optiplex Tower of Crapnessoscity (Intel Atom 330 w/ 2GB RAM)
Atom Optiplexes iSCSI boot off the Thermaltake Core v21 over 4 Gbps LAGG. Use the same machine for a desktop VM. Smaller Thermaltake case and the Optiplex Micro sitting on top of it are primarily used for LXC containers for University work/projects/random game servers/plex etc.
All second hand stuff put together on a shoestring budget. All in all comes to less than £800, not bad!
Edit: Thanks @Jarland for putting this Discourse together. IMO long overdue. Thanks for being the one to push ahead and get it done - appreciated! <3
Kind of a disappointing followup. Wasn’t even worth finding the lube.
Ryzen 7 1700 (OC 3.8GHz)
ASRock X370 TAICHI
EVGA 1080 TI
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB
2x 256GB SSD in RAID 0 ( I really like RAID 0 )
EK Watercooling with a Alphacool pump
AMD 8320 (OC 4.1? or 4.2GHz)
ASUS M4N78 Pro
256 GB SSD
2x 4 TB + 1x 2TB + 1x 6TB (Adding an 8TB in the next few days. Likely replace the 2 TB. Maybe I have another SATA cable laying around heh…)
It’s in a old school NZXT Phantom case. Not like the ones they have now, I can’t even find the older one anymore.
Because I already posted a picture in the other thread, my specs:
CPU: AMD FX-9590 (8 cores @ 4.7 GHz)
CPU Cooler Corsair H100I Liquid Cooler
RAM: 12 GB DDR3 @ 1070 MHz
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970
Storage: SanDisk 240 GB SSD
Webcam: Logitech C920 1080p
Microphone: Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser w/ Blue Icicle XLR Converter
Speakers: Micca PB42X
I recently upgraded my CPU to the FX-9590, which was a terrible terrible choice that I should’ve done way more research on. Turns out it’s compatible with almost nothing, and more expensive (with worse performance) than a Ryzen. I liked it because I thought it was compatible with my motherboard, but after buying it I quickly learned I had to get 1) water cooler, 2) new mobo, 3) new PSU.
The CPU is okay, but I feel like my RAM is so bad (1070 MHz???) it’s bottlenecking everything. Maybe once RAM prices stop being disgusting I can get an upgrade on those. I’m not a huge gamer, so the GTX 970 is great for what I do - and it wasn’t bad getting that $20 or so settlement check because it’s a giant meme card.
I also had two 128 GB SSDs in a RAID0, but they were so ancient I just gave up one day and rushed out to Best Buy to get an SSD from this century.
I always love these threads. I have nothing decent to contribute image wise though. I am using one of those Lenovo all-in-one machines. The cheaper end of the spectrum, though… 4GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium. I’m going to get a lappy when we move.
I would have a new keyboard and mouse by now but the landlord has shut down the building downstairs so I can’t get any mail. Sadface
What’s that toggle switch on the side of your Netgear switch?
Given I work next to it and have a realllllly short attention span it’s nice to turn the fans off once in a while I had planned to whack a PIC in there and do something so the fans ramp with temperature, but time is not on my side at the moment
16F877+LM35. One of the easiest embedded projects possible. Weekend is coming up!
Arp, I have a (somewhat ancient) 16F648A sitting on my shelf waiting to be whacked in there. Maybe I should… -_-
Or, you could always Node it and throw a mega328 at it.
Not happening Would rather save the 328s for projects where PIC ASM would cause me migraines.
Just checked… conveniently +5 V out and GND marked on the board in there with two empty solder pads. That makes my life easier :')
Edit: *bigger migraines
You’re not going to directly drive the fan from that, are you? You’re def. going to want some smoothing caps if you are.
Nah, the fan header’s ground seams to have no offset so will use a transistor and the existing fan header I think
bc547c I guess? I’m not that familiar with yours on the other side of the pond. Still happy with my NPN 2222s with most homebrew, but can’t remember the last time I had a recent NG open- assuming it has a feedback on it, or is it a dead simple two pole?
I have a bunch of BC182L that I picked up from eBay for a quid a while back. And unfortunately dead simple two pole Still, shouldn’t be too bad.
UGH, NOW YOU HAVE ME PROCRASTINATING THIS WEEKEND. Why u do this to me?
Water finds it’s own level. Chiding others into doing things I can’t be arsed to, welp…