My Computer Room

These are the elements that my computer room is comprised of :

  • Main Computer (Sharok) : My number one work horse. This one gets all the upgrades I can afford to keep it at top notch level.
  • Secondary Computer (Falmir) : My multiplayer gaming rig. Serves as second machine for a when I need to check fan mod compatibility on games, or when I want to play a harder level of Diablo II. It gets upgraded from the parts that I remove from my main computer.
  • Synology NAS : A new addition this year, to centralize and prepare my data backups.
  • Fifth Wheel (Kanaan) : Used to be my Internet firewall. Replaced by the SFR router. Hasn't been used for a long while.


  • Sharok's Configuration Falmir's Configuration
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    Screen : Acer 28" LED - Predator XB281HK
    Screen 2 : 26" Iiyama ProLite E2607WS
    Case : Antec 900
    Power : Enermax Revolution XT ERX630AWT 80PLUS Gold
    Motherboard : ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
    Processor : Core i7-6700K (4.0 GHz)
    RAM count : Corsair 4 x 8 Go DDR4 3200 MHz CL16
    Video card : MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI LIGHTNING
    Network card : On-board
    Sound card : On-Board
    HDD 1 : Hitachi 2Tb SATA II Data disk
    HDD 2 : Seagate 3Tb
    HDD 3 : Western Digital 2TB
    HDD 4 : OCZ Vertex 2 3.5 - SSD 120
    HDD 5 : OCZ Vertex 2 3.5 - SSD 120
    Optical: ASUS BW-16D1HT
    Mouse : Logitech G602 (wireless USB)
    Joystick : Logitech Precision 3D Pro (USB)
    Keyboard : Logitech G15
    Other : MS Strategic Commander (USB)
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    Screen : 22" Packard-Bell
    Case : Antec 900
    Power : 600W
    Motherboard : ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
    Processor : Intel Core i7-4930K (3.4 GHz)
    RAM count : Corsair 6 x 4 Go DDR3 1866 MHz CL9
    Video card : Sapphire HD Radeon 7970 3G
    Network card : On-board
    Sound card : on-board
    Hard disk 0 : Hitachi 180Gb
    Hard disk 1 : Seagate 3Tb
    DVD-RW : Samsung SH-S223C SATA
    Mouse : Asus (wireless USB)


    Synology NAS Kanaan's Configuration


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    Case : Synology DS414j
    Hard disk 0 : WD 30EFRX-68EUZN0 3Tb
    Hard disk 1 : ST3000VN000-1HJ166 3Tb
    Hard disk 2 : WD 30EFRX-68EUZN0 3Tb
    Hard disk 3 : WD 30EFRX-68EUZN0 3Tb


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    Case : ASUS barebone
    Power : 200W
    Motherboard : P4S8L r1
    Processor : Intel Celeron 2.6Ghz
    RAM count : 512MB DDR
    Video card : on board AGP
    Hard disk 0 : Seagate 30Gb
    CD reader : 16X

    Miscellaneous Points

  • Sharok and Falmir are both in stand-alone config. Kanaan is a backup unit which pirates Falmir's screen, mouse and keyboard when needed.
  • My network is based on a 8-port D-Link DGS-1008D for internal stuff. The D-Link switch is connected to the SFR box, which also is a router with incorporated firewall, telephone, television and Internet connection.
  • I also have a 1000VA UPS unit, because where I live we have somewhat unstable power from the mains and a true power cut at least once every eighty days - and that is without mentioning the various micro-cuts that happen all the time.
  • As you may see, I am not the kind who buys a computer and keeps it for three years without touching it. I prefer buying the best I can afford in each individual area and upgrading that part. I know it costs more in the long run, but I don't even want to think about what a brand new rig would amount to if I had bought it with the above specs.

    Of course, this is a habit born from twenty years of PC upgrading. Ten years ago I would never have thought of upgrading so often, or having more than one machine. Over time, hardware costs have been slashed heavily, which is the only reason I can afford this kind of environment.

    Check out my history page if you want some figures on this.