Main PC "Jetlag" + Setup

A computer featuring a 4th generation Intel Core I7.




specs

TypeBrandComponentComment

CPU
IntelCore I7 4790KDevils Canyon - 4 Cores @ 4-4.4Ghz (beast)

GPU
MSINvidia Gforce GTX960 4GBBecause I don't need more :^)

RAM
HyperXFury (black) 16GB DDR3Replaced Broken Crucial Kit, second one on the wishlist

RAM
CrucialBallistic Sport 8GB DDR3Relatively cheap ram kit - Not reliable imo.

psu
Be Quiet!Straight Power 10 (400W)BLLUUUUDDDDYYY AWEEESOMEEEEEE

ssd
IntelIntel 530 Series (240GB)Dated - Keeps up well with most modern drives.

FAN
Be Quiet!2x Pure wings 2 PWM (120MM)So worth it.

mobo
ASRockZ97 Anniversary (ATX)I love this board. (lack there of features like M.2 somewhat kill it though!)
Case-Custom"I'll finish it tomorrow" - Me 2015

peripherals

TypeBrandComponentComment
KeyboardSteelSeries6Gv2Sounds awesome, types awesome, is awesome (Don't buy one in 2017 though)
MouseCMstormHavocWorks fine, Tracking is good
MouseLogitechMX MasterAmazing piece of tech (expensive though)
SpeakersLogitechZ-5500 (modded)Boom Boom BOOM
MonitorAsus2x V279HAwesome monitors, small bezels, colour reproduction is slightly different between the monitors though :/
Desk MatSteelSeriesQcK XXLHard to keep clean, works very well.

vplatform.owglow.local

My virtualisation platform

Currently 3 dell nodes (production) and 1 supermicro node (pre-production)


I used these servers for hobby things and hosting my website(s). The additional supermicro node will be for backups and my reports tool (transcoding video)
The 3 dell servers are not the most high end in the world but they are definitely running well for me.

Their Specifications are: 2x E5520, 72GB DDR3 and different disk configs: node1 has 2x 512GB SSD, node2 has 2x 2TB HDD, node3 has 2x 1TB HDD.
The specifications for the supermicro server will be: 2x x5675, 64GB(+) DDR3, 2x 256GB SSD (raid 0), 4x 2(?)TB HDD
In addition to the disk configurations mentioned above all 4 servers have 2x 250GB HDDs in raid 1 as a boot disk (although I haven't yet set this up on node 1-3 :( )

Server "OGSRV1"

SRV1.owglow.com



Home to all my data and responsible for making my lan work.

TypeBrandComponentComment

RAM
Crucial- 8GB DDR4To be upgraded soon.. only because I couldn't decide yet if I want to go to 64GB down the road.

CPU
IntelCore I5 7600Blew away my expectations when it comes to power and thermal performance (with stock cooling)

PSU
Be Quiet!Straight Power 10 (400W):) (I love these) I am using one in my server because I found they are reliable and efficient!

HDD
-5x 500GBWay too old, need replacement.(MTBF 600.000 hrs) 110 - 180MB/s (500+ with caching)

SSD
SamsungOEM SSD (benchmarks on about page)Achievement Unlocked - scavenger.

mobo
AsusB250M-A2x M.2 allowing for SSD storage the future.

System statistics:

Operation CPU Temperature: 30-38 C
Hard Disk temperatures: 26-27 C
Average CPU load: 3-5%

Build log

Here are some pictures I took while building up this machine!

Brand new I5 chip! (in plastic)
First picture I took after powering on the system for the first time.
Progress building in the case
Disk instalation (I put them like this to allow for more airflow (to be able to run the fan slower later.))
All the hardware installed in the case.
Completed by the super fancy Intel sticker on front.

Laptop

Lenovo Yoga 710

ComponentComment
Intel Core I7 6500ULow power I7, not comparable to a full fletched Desktop I7.
8GB DDR4 RamGeneric DDR4 ram, happens to be user replacable on this device.
256SSDnon mainstream brand, performs well.

I love it :)

Mini teardown review

I opened mine after finding some issues with audio playback; (Click in the bottom to select an image.)

Pictures

Overview Image SSD Ram Shield Audio Connector

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