This page gives a great deal of coverage about my computer(s).


System 1

My Main Rig & Gamer

Fractal Design Define XL Black FULL ATX Case
5 Port Vertical Sliding Buttons Adjustable Fan Controller
Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard, USB 3.0, SATA3, LGA-1366, Dual NIC’s, Realtek HD 7.1 Surround Sound, 1394
Intel Core i7 930 overclocked to 4Ghz
Rosewill 1000 Watt Modular Power Supply
12GB’s of RAM – Cosiar XMS3 Cas-7 DDR3
Cosair Force GT 180GB SATA III MLC Solid State Hard-drive with Trim Support (SSD) – (C:\Windows 7)
2TB Western Digital RE4 7200 RPM Hard-drive – (D:\Music & Downloads)
LG 12X Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner SATA Drive
Sony Optiarc 22X DVD-Burner Drive
eVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature 2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0 x16 HDCP Video Card w/ Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort
Intel Pro/1000 CT PCI-e Network Card
Sennheiser HD280 PRO Professional DJ Styled Headphones
Sennheiser EH150 3.5 mm Stereo Headphones
Sony Warp-around Stereo Headphones
Creative Labs In-ear Headphones
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 OEM
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional SP1
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS WideScreen LCD Monitor Running 32 Bit @ 1920 X 1080 (Triple Monitor – DVI Left Display #1)
Westinghouse L2046NV 20.1 inch LCD Monitor Running 32 Bit @ 1400 X 1050 (Triple Monitor – DVI Lower Right Display #2)
Switched with a 4-Port Grefen DVI-DL & USB KVM
Northwood Micro 19inch LCD Monitor Running 32 Bit @ 1280 X 1024 (Triple Monitor – USB 2.0/DisplayLink Top Right Display #3)
Switched with a 4-Port IOGear PS/2 & VGA KVM
Creative Labs SBS 560 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers with two AIWA Speakers
Logitech Wave Desktop Cordless Optical USB (Keyboard & Mouse)
Lexmark All-in-one Color Laser Printer X543DN with Networking
Canon LIDE 30 USB Powered Scanner
Nikon D5100 16MP DSLR Camera w/ 32GB SDHC Card, 2 Batteries – 50mm VR & 18-200mm VR Lenses
Canon SX230 HS Digital Camera 12.1MP, 14X Optical Zoom, GPS, 1080P HD Video Mode w/ 16GB Kingston SDHC Card
Microsoft SideWinder Gamepad USB
Saitek P2500 Rumble Force Gamepad
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
Data Cable for my Verizon 64GB Apple iPhone 5
Aluminum Holder for iPhone
Data Cable for my work Verizon Blackberry 8530 Smartphone
Docking Station for my Apple 16GB iPad
SanDisk ImageMate 12 in 1 Reader/Writer USB 2.0
Monoprice 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub
Zalman Dual SATA Ports (2.5/3.5) USB 3.0 Hot-swappable Docking Station
Connected to an APC 1350VA UPS Battery Backup

System 2

(Her) Bedroom Media Center PC (HTPC)

Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt Power Supply
XION Black/Silver Mid Tower Case
Biostar A785G3 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 630 X4 2.8GHz Quad-Core CPU
4GB’s of RAM – OCZ Gold DDR3
Onboard ATI HD 4200 Graphics DVI/VGA
120GB OCZ Solid 2 Series SATA II MLC Solid State Hard-drive with Trim Support (SSD) – (C:\Windows 7)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 OEM
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional SP1
Samsung 245BW 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjust running 32 Bit @ 1920 X 1200 DVI & VGA
Connected to a 32″ Proview LCD TV
Creative Labs Inspire 4400 4.1 Surround Sound Speakers
MS Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 (Keyboard & Mouse)
Various IR & RF Remote Controls

System 3

(Our) Laptop & Mobile Companion

HP DV7-1025NR with Intel Centrino 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26 GHz)
Intel 945 Mobile Chipset
4GB’s Of RAM – DDR2 PC2-5300 With Dual Channel Enabled
3X USB 2.0, 1x 1394 FireWire
nVidia 9600M GT Geforce 512MB’s Of RAM With 1080P HDMI & VGA Out
17.0″ WSXGA+ (1680 X 1050) Glossy Widescreen Display
128GB Samsung 830 Solid State SATA3 SSD Hard-drive
Dual-Layer DVD Burner with LightScribe
Intel 5300 Dual-band 802.11b/g/n Wireless, 56k Modem, Gigabit Ethernet
IDT HD Audio with 2 speakers & subwoofer & HDMI 7.1 Out via HDMI & Dual Headphone Jacks
1x ExpressCard Expansion Slot with HP Remote in the slot
HP ExpansionPort & SD Card Reader & Bluetooth 2.1
eSATA & Extra expansion slot for another SATA 2.5 inch HDD
Up To 3.5 Hours Of Battery Life (Average 3 Hours)
MS Bluetooth 5000 Mouse
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 OEM
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional SP1
Rolling Suitcase With Wheels + 1 Targus Leather Bag
Neoprene pouch with side-pocket
And dozens of Cables, Accessories, Routers, External HDD’s

System 4

Media Center PC in the living room

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum/Acrylic/Steel HTPC 6000B ATX/HTPC Case
Gigabyte GA-EP45C-DS3R Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz LGA775 FSB:1333 6MB L2 Cache (Wolfdale Core) (45nm)
4GB’s of RAM – DDR2 PC2-6400 With Dual Channel Enabled
Cosair Builder Series 500 watt PSU
ATI HD5450 Radoen PCI-E Graphics Card – HDMI 7.1/DVI/VGA
128GB Samsung 830 Solid State SATA3 SSD Hard-drive
LG 10X Blu-ray ROM/DVD Burner SATA Drive
AVerMedia AVerTVHD Duet PCI-E TV Turner
Gyration RF Music LCD Remote Control
Logitech K400 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse in one
ZOOM Bluetooth USB Module
APC UPS 750VA Battery Backup
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro x64 OEM
Connected to a Samsung 46″ 120Hz LCD HDTV
Pioneer 7.1 Surround Sound Receiver w/ Internet Radio & Bluetooth, (7x) HDMI 1.4
5.1 Polk RTi Reference Series Speakers

System 5

Home Server & Firewall & Surveillance

Rosewill Server Case with full-height sliding door
Asus PQ5 Pro Turbo Intel P45 Chipset
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz OC’ed to 3.0GHz LGA775 FSB:1333 6MB L2 Cache (Wolfdale Core) (45nm)
Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1100P Heatsink with 120mm 1200RPM Fan
8 GB’s Of Ram – DDR2, 4x 2GB of Muskin DDR2 800, PC2-6400 SDRAM w/ Dual Channel Enabled
3x Intel PRO/1000 (PCI/PCIe) GT/PT Series Network Cards
256GB Samsung 830 Solid State SATA3 SSD Hard-drive
(3x) Western Digital 3TB Green Caviar SE 7,200 RPM w/ 64MB Cache SATA
(2x) Western Digital 2TB Green Caviar SE 7,200 RPM w/ 32MB Cache SATA
(1x) Western Digital 1TB Green Caviar SE 7,200 RPM w/ 16MB Cache SATA
DVD-Burner Drive
Shared with APC 1350 UPS Battery Backup
Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011
Network Shares for: Documents / Games / Movies / Music / Photos / Rips (Blu-Ray & DVDs) / Recorded TV / TV Shows / Videos
StableBit Scanner (Lifetime Purchase) add-on
StableBit DrivePool (Lifetime Purchase) add-on
VirtualBox Virtual Machine Server with 15+ VM’s loaded – DOS to Windows 7 x64, Linux, Apple Mac OS X
-Astaro Security Gateway v8 Home User License in a VirtualBox VM (Firewall)
uTorrent Remote
SRX PRO NVR Server Software (IP Camera’s only)
AirPrint Server
AirVideo Server

System 6

Garage DVR Surveillance System
(i3 International SRX-PRO Hybrid DVR)

Mid-ATX Tower Case
750 Watt Power Supply
Asus P5LD2 ATX Motherboard
Intel Dual-Core E2200 2.2Ghz CPU
1TB Seagate SV35 Hard-drive (Boot, Backup & Storage)
IDE DVD-Burner
i3 AD-2016 Capture Card
i3 WT220 USB I/O Card
Netgear Powerline AV 200
D-link 8 Port PoE (4 Port Full Power PoE) Gigabit Switch
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 OEM
Sony IP Box Camera (Facing Towards Ground / Tools)
Sony IP Mini Dome Camera (Facing Outside)
Sony IP Bullet Camera (Facing Inside)
Messoa 24X PTZ Camera with Simple Wall Mount (Garage Overview)
ZN2208 Auto Focus Camera (Rear Bumper)
i3 Old Box Camera (Chalkboard)
18 Camera 24v Power Supply
Garage Door Sensor


Motorola 6120 DOCIS 3.0 Gigabit Cable Modem
D-Link DIR-825 802.11n Wireless Router with Gigabit Ethernet & USB Support in Access Point Mode
D-Link Gigabit 24 Port Switch
Netgear Powerline AV 200 (Ethernet Over Powerline for Garage DVR)
Cat6 Non-plenum throughout house
IPv6 infrastructure

The first computer that I had was a 286, black and white monitor in 1986 and then in 1993 my dad bought
me a Packard Bell 486SX 25 MHz, 4MB of Ram, 256 colors, Win3.1, 2x CD-ROM, TV-Turner etc.  Ahh,
the fond memories of that machine, the long nights & the early mornings.  That was good machine until
around 1995 until I upgraded every component but the motherboard.

Then a Cyrix 166+ (133 MHz) was the PC that I put in a huge case that I received from my uncle.  Bought a smaller case, larger
HDD and a 14 inch monitor, therefore building my first custom built computer.  That’s about when it started to get insane.
Years pasted and decades kept rolling and somewhere along the lines I ended up at the top of the page.