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.

  • Motherboard — ASUS X99-PRO LGA2011-3

  • CPU — Intel Core i7-5930K, 6 Cores/12 Threads @ 3.50Ghz base, 4.2Ghz boost

  • CPU Cooling — Corsair H100i GTX AIO Liquid Cooler, 240mm radiator

  • RAM — 32GB (4×8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz CL16

  • GPU — GIGABYTE RTX 4070Ti Gaming OC 12GB 2640MHz (Jan 2023); ASUS STRIX GTX 980Ti 6GB 1190MHz

  • Monitors:

    • ASUS PG279Q 27" 2560×1440@120Hz with G-Sync (Aug 2017)

    • Samsung S22F350 22" 1920×1080@60Hz (Sep 2017)

    • LG W2361V 23" 1920×1080@60Hz

    • AOC N19W 19" 1440×900@60Hz

  • Storage:

    • OS drive — Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

    • Games drive — Samsung 860 EVO 2TB (Nov 2019)

    • Video recording drive — Western Digital Blue 4TB (Mar 2020)

    • Video render drive — Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

    • Original Steam drive — Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB

    • Video drive — 2× Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB

  • Case — Corsair Vengeance C70 Black

  • Power Supply — Corsair HX1000i 1000W

  • Keyboard — Logitech G513 Carbon, Romer-G Tactile keys (Jul 2019); Logitech G15

  • Mouse — Logitech G700s Laser

  • Headset — Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum (Nov 2018); Logitech G230 (Jun 2016); Turtle Beach X11

  • Microphone — Blue Yeti (Nov 2019)

  • Webcam — Logitech Brio 4K (Nov 2019); Logitech C920 HD Pro

  • Additional Input — Elgato Stream Deck XL (Nov 2019)

  • Operating System — Windows 10 Home 64-bit

  • Chair — some Argos gaming chair (Jul 2016)


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.

  • Motherboard — ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA1156

  • CPU — Intel Core i5-750, 4 Cores/4 Threads @ 2.66Ghz base, 3.2Ghz boost

  • RAM — 8GB (2×4GB) Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600Mhz

  • GPU — ASUS GeForce GTX 660 2GB 1085Mhz (Jan 2012); ASUS GeForce GTX 275 896MB 633Mhz

  • Monitors:

    • LG W2361V 23" 1920×1080@60Hz (Nov 2011)

    • AOC N19W 19" 1440×900@60Hz

  • Storage:

    • OS and game drives — 2× Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB

    • Video footage and render drives — 2× Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB (Feb 2010)

  • Case — Antec Nine Hundred

  • Power Supply — Antec TPQ 850-EC 850W

  • Keyboard — Logitech G15 (Oct 2008)

  • Mouse — Logitech G700s Laser (Dec 2013); Logitech G9 Laser (May 2008)

  • Headset — Turtle Beach X11 (Jul 2011); Logitech G330 Gaming

  • Webcam — Logitech C920 HD Pro (Jan 2014); Xbox Live Vision

  • Operating System — Windows 10 Professional 64-bit