Personal Battle Station
My current personal "battle station" (to quote the
kids these days). Building gaming PCs back in the 90s really got
me into computing, and lead me to working in IT. Building your own
computer is the best way to learn.
- Ryzen 7 5800x3D
- B450 mITX mobo
- 32GB of dual row RAM
- Geforce 3070 (this part is why I don't run Linux as my daily
- 1TB NVME
- 2x 500 GB sata SSDs
- Even more stickers, space galactic fan covers.
^decorated with stickers from Portland area street artists^
I have been building my own PCs for 3+ decades now. Kids these
days have no idea how easy they have it. :) The old k6 and 486
systems have me working on jumper settings. A selection of
- Pentium II 400 MHZ, 32 MB of RAM, S3 Savage 4,
Sound Blaster Live! This was then updated to a GeForce 2 MX and
a PIII 450mhz.
- AMD K6-233, Diamond Monster 3d, some random S3 2d graphics
card, sound blaster 16. up to 16 MB of ram.
- AMD 5x86 133 (their branded 486 DX4), 2x CD-Rom, Sound Blaster
16, 4-16 MB of ram.
- Various Athlon t-bird/Athlon xp systems.
- Too many systems for friends.
<-- the old college rig.