What I Use


A quick rundown of the hardware I am using day to day.

Custom Built PC:

  • Intel Core i7 Ivybridge 3770 @ 3.40Ghz
  • 16GB Ram (DDR3 Dual Channel)
  • Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
  • NVidia GeForce GTX 660 – 2GB GDDR5
  • Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 10000RPM
  • DVD Burner
  • Antec P183 Case
  • Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
  •  2x Dell U2412M 24″ IPS Screens (1920×1200)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro

NAS: Synology DS411j with 4×1.5TB HDD

Laptop: Dell XPS 13 – Core i5, 8Gb Ram, 128Gb SSD, Windows 8.1 Pro

Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 – 32Gb – currently running GDR3 Preview

Web Server: Linode 1Gb - Debian (Referral Link)

Email: Microsoft Live Custom Domains (effectively Google Apps for Outlook.com), switched from Google Apps (free) – see this post for why..