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In this post I’m going over my new game and home office setup.
First part of the new home setup, was a new table. The previous was a cheap table from IKEA. The new table is 2.60m long instead of previously only 2.00m. The 0.60m more space is awesome. The desk feels emptier but in a good way, and I have more space for equipment.
If you have the space, go for a big table and keep it clean!
The following power strips are used for power distribution:
The 16-port power strips are pretyy neat and I can recommend them. (I’ll soon “mount” them to the table so that the cables are off the ground)
End goal here would be to finally buy myself a fancy Uninterruptible power supply, just in case the apocalypse is happening :-D
I’m driving a dual WAN setup using a FritzBoxes and a OpenSense firewall router.
OpenSense firewall router box hardware specifications:
- CPU: Intel Celeron G4900
- Fan: Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU-Kühler
- RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2666 4GB
- Mainboard: Gigabyte B360N WIFI
- PSU: Kolink SFX-350
- Sorage: Samsung 860 EVO 260GB SSD
- Case: Kolink - Satellite Mini-ITX- / Micro-ATX-Gehäuse - schwarz
For network switches, I’m using two cheap 8-port Netgear Managed Switches which get the job done (they can VLAN so perfect with my OpenSense firewall router).
I have a few Raspberry Pis which power the video surveillance and security system, and take care of home automations, like turning on the lights in the morning and so on.
I can probably extend this, but I’m fine with what it does right now.
The most important part of the calculation are the
- Alexander Trost
I have two machines, one for gaming and one for working:
- CPU: Intel(c) I7-7700k
- Memory: 16GB DDR4-3000
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
- Disk(s): 1x 500GB SATA SSD, 1x 3TB SATA HDD, 1x 4TB SATA HDD
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
- Memory: 32GB DDR4-2133
- GPU: 2x Radeon RX 560 OC 4G
- Disk(s): 1x 500GB NVMe SSD, 1x 500GB SATA SSD
Obviously the gaming computer can always need an upgrade but I am happy with it and the workstation. You really notice the 8 cores and 16 threads of the AMD Ryzen when compiling code.
I’m currently using 4x LG 29UM68-P 29” 21:9 UltraWide LED monitors, see LG 29UM68-P 29” product page.
A big shoutout to Ricoo Medientechnik for their awesome and not too expensive* monitor stands!
(*In comparsion with around 4 other companies that sell and / or buy monitor stands)
I’m using the following monitor stands from Ricoo:
- 1x Ricoo Monitor Stand TS3511 Table Mount for 2 Monitors (TS3011)
- 2x Ricoo Desk Monitor Mount Arm (TS3011)
Moving on to the audio equipment, I use the following pieces for audio input and output control:
- DBX 286 S (Temporarily switched out for Behringer 802 Xenyx)
- Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording
- Numark M 4 (The link is to the black edition, but I have the grey one. I got it cheap from Rockshop.de)
- Akai MPX8 (Just for the lolz as a soundboard style “player”)
To “blast” music at the neighbors I have a very old 5.1 sound system, which sadly has a high level of noise by default. I’ll probably replace it soon with a better sound system.
A noblechairs EPIC Gaming Stuhl - schwarz/gold because your arse and back will thank you for it.
Pretty good chair, though if you want to spend more go for a more expensive one with, e.g., “limitless” backrest and more features.
To give the whole setup a nice touch, I have added Philipps Hue LED Lightstrips to the back of the monitors. Though I still have to finally use the “in-built” glue of the light strips to put them on the back of the monitors.
The result is pretty rad!
(The LightStrip is hanging down as this was a picture during me gluing it to the monitors with the integrated glue strips)
That is my home office setup. It gets the job done and is a dream come true for me. I have more ideas to exapnd this setup, e.g., making cut outs for the mixer, but I have to see if I’m going that far.