Built in April 2023.

A long-needed upgrade, the start of which was delayed several times due to release dates being pushed back, as well as general stock availability. A couple parts were brought forward from the Grizzly — in particular the GPU which was bought in advance of the rest of the build! as they were still usable and well within spec for the new parts.

Future changes will involve upgrading to an NVMe SSD for the boot drive, a new mouse as the old G700s no longer works off of battery, as well as potentially a more potent cooling solution than the interim air-cooler.


Built in November 2015.

Originally kept the same external peripherals and non-OS hard drives from the previous build. Monitors were both replaced as they died of capacitor issues - the AOC dying prompted me to upgrade my primary screen to the PG279Q, then the LG died and I purchased a cheap Samsung from Argos.

Both previous headsets ended up failing from snapping around the ear cup swivel joint. Replaced the venerable Logitech G15 keyboard as the spacebar spring broke and also to change to a mechanical keyboard.

Made a significant peripheral upgrade in November 2019 to improve game responsiveness – by upgrading the old games hard drive to an SSD – and streaming quality. Upgraded the old video footage drives in March 2020 to a new single, larger drive; and used a spare SSD I bought with the original order for a render drive.

One final in-place component upgrade before a future full-guts upgrade was a brand-new RTX 4070Ti to replace the venerable 7-years-running 980Ti when those cards launched in January 2023; as the old card was starting to show it's age in more modern titles, especially with the increased access to said games from Xbox Game Pass.


Built in October 2009.

Kept some peripherals that I had purchased for use with my laptop. Originally featured a GTX 275, which sufficed for the 1440×900 monitor I had at the time; but was replaced with the GTX 660 in January 2012 to better power the recently acquired 1080p LG monitor.