To answer the question of “What kind of computer do you have?”

My desktop –

  • Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero mainboard
  • Intel Core I7 6700K CPU
  • 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
  • 2x 256GB SSD (Samsung and Corsair)
  • 2x 2TB HDD (Seagate)
  • 1x 1TB HDD (Seagate)
  • EVGA GTX 970 FTW video card
  • Corsair H115i closed system liquid cooler
  • Corsair Pro Series 760 watt AX760 power supply
  • Corsair Carbide Air 540 case
  • Windows 10 Pro

Previous desktop (rebuilt / retasked) –

  • Asus Z77 Sabertooth mainboard
  • Intel Core I7 3770K CPU
  • 16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3
  • 2x 1TB HDD (Seagate)
  • EVGA GTX 670 FTW+
  • Corsair H100i closed system liquid cooler
  • Corsair 750 watt TX750 power supply
  • Corsair Obsidian case
  • Windows 10 Home

Server (BLUE-VMS) –

  • SuperMicro MBD-X95CM-F-O mainboard
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 CPU
  • 16GB Kingston ECC DDR3
  • 1x 120GB SSD (Patriot Pyro)
  • 2x 500GB HDD (Hitachi)
  • Seasonic¬†700 watt power supply
  • Sentey MicroATX case
  • Ubuntu 14.04LTS (host system and virtual machines)

Router –

  • SuperMicro SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 (barebones, needed memory and hard drive only)
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 60GB SSD (OCZ Agility)
  • SuperMicro Dual port PCI-Express NIC
  • PFSense 2.3.2-release

Misc –

  • Macbook Pro 2014 Retina dual booting El Capitan and Windows 10 Pro
  • 3x HP towers (refurbed, in case of need) Windows 10
  • 2x Dell Inspiron (refurbed, tasked to the boys) Windows 10
  • 1x Emachine Windows XP Pro (Interface for creating floppies needed for audio equipment)
  • PS3, PS4, XB360, WII-U, 3DS-XL

While I generally build most of my own machines, at times clients pass on machines to me after they’ve upgraded into newer equipment. I will generally refurb those machines and retask them for use here. I believe that currently (barring the E-Machine) the age range is about 6 years old to less than a year (my desktop).

Even machines that sit in what some might  think to be an idle (gathering dust) state, those are the machines that I will frequently use to test parts that may be having issues.