PC and Network Setup

Custom Built PC

My PC that I custom built.
  • Cooler Master MasterCase MC500M
  • EVGA Supernova 750 PQ Power Supply
  • ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366
  • 2x Intel Xeon E5620
  • 28 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 256 GB Samsung 850 PRO SSD – Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • 3 TB Western Digital Red
  • 2 TB Seagate 7200 RPM – SLES 15
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB
  • USB 3 Add-in card
  • Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q

This is my main PC, for now. It’s a dual boot system with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 and Windows 10 Pro.  Mostly using it as a gaming PC until I buy some new PC parts and make a new computer.

The meat of this PC is old. So it’s past due for a replacement. However, I’m planning on using it as a server to host VMs. Hence, having SUSE installed. And it’s still more than powerful enough for that. Especially since I’m the only person using it.

MacBook Pro

  • 13″ Early 2015 – Retina
  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB 1867 DDR3
  • 128 GB SSD

This was the cheapest MacBook Pro that I could get at the time. I use it for programming and making iOS Apps. I also have a couple of USB flash drives loaded with Linux distros that I use with this laptop.

Network Equipment

  • Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750
  • Netgear GS108Tv2
  • Netgear ReadyNAS RN524X

Nothing super fancy here.  I used to have D-Link gear, a wifi router and switch. However, I read that they have a horrible practice of not updating their firmware after security vulnerabilities are disclosed. So I went with Netgear.

Raspberry Pi

  • Raspberry Pi 3 B – Ubuntu 16.04 MATE
  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+ – Raspbian Stretch with Desktop

Using the one loaded with Ubuntu as a test WordPress server. This is where I test out my website’s look and layout first before updating this website. That way I’m not making an endless amount of changes on the website as I find things that need to be fixed or changed. It’s always good practice to have separate test and production web servers.

I recently got the 3 B+. I will be using it to host a Wiki pertaining to my setup, i.e., static network IPs, which ports used for what software, and username/passwords. Which means it will be a password protected site.  Because if someone hacks into my network, I want to limit what they can get access to.