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Whats your personal tech load-out?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Alqemist, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Hater

    Hater Member

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    I'm a Powershell Dev. I have YouTube based pursuits which are not work related, hence the filming and editing stuff
     
  2. pivot

    pivot Member

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    Main: Intel i3 3220, Gigabyte B75M-D3V, 8GB DDR3, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (bought from here), 24" LG monitor, Linux Mint
    Portable: Kogan Atlas 13.3" Convertable Notebook, Intel Celeron N3450, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash onboard, 120GB M.2 SSD, Windows 10
    Downloader: Raspberry Pi3B+, 8GB SD card, 120GB external SSD for storage, Raspbian Lite
    Phone: ZTE Blade A610 - Only need to make and received calls, Android 6

    After many years of wanting "top of the line" gear, I have decided to buy only want I need. I was always a couple series behind so that I get good gear second hand. I prefer to buy from here, when I can, as new gear is not a good investment. I don't play games and have turned more towards programming and networking.
     
  3. Jazper

    Jazper Member

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    Main: Ryzen 1700@3.7, Asus Prime x370 pro, 16 gig ddr4-2933, Optane memory 32, samsung 950 pro, samsung 850 evo, 1080ti (for compute/ai)
    Laptop: Dell 11 3000 (3162) inspiron, with samsung 850 pro 256g hdd, 8 gig ram
    Phone (main computing device): Xiaomi redmi note 5 ai
    Watch: Ticwatch e
    Google home
    Kindle paperwhite

    I am slowly scaling down what I have as my needs are becoming much more meager as time goes on, I could probably run an i3 or 2200/2400 quite happily as, as mentioned, most of my computing is done on the phone. The laptop is borderline for my needs, but hasn't missed a beat.

    Phone wise, I usually use it for communication, scheduling, navigation, youtube, browsing, forums, calls, photos, notes, email, podcasts, kindle - the main stuff I do on pcs these days anyhow
     
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  4. dragokahn

    dragokahn Member

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    My game playing has dropped down to almost nothing since having kids. At the moment the only gaming I do is Retro gaming with the kids. My load-out is as below lots less physical machines then 5+ years ago but the ESXi server just lets me fire up a virtual server when ever I need new resources.

    Desktop: i7 16GB RAM, 480GB SSD, 960GTX, Win10 / LinuxMint, 2x 22" & 30" monitor
    NAS: QNAP 8-Disk - 16TB
    Server: Tinkertry Super-server 16-core Xeon, 128GB RAM, 1.5TB SSD, 4TB HDD, ESXi
    Laptop: Surface Pro 3, i5 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Win10
    HTPC: Nvidia Shield TV & Chromecasts
    Retro Gaming: Raspberry Pi 3 & Dreamcade Replay
    Smart Speakers: 2x Google Home 1x Google Home Mini
    Pron: Oculus Go
    Phone: Nexus 6P
    Watch: Moto 360
    eReader: Kobo One
     
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  5. adz

    adz Member

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    Desktop for gaming and working from home (upgraded regularly)
    Dell 7000 Series 2in1 for work on the go (upgraded when it starts giving me the shits)
    HTC 10 for work on the go (upgraded when it starts giving me the shits)

    That's pretty much all I really use on a daily basis, I'm not really a gadget man as you can tell my by attitude towards upgrading my mobile devices, if it works as I want it to work for five years so be it, to be honest I find the process of replacing this equipment more of an inconvenience than anything else.
     
  6. millsy

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    To get my job done? An ultrabook and a phone is generally enough.

    What do I like to have?

    Got my desktop with grunt / Hyper-V duties if I want to spin up a mini lab.
    iPad and apple pencil for note taking / entertainment when I'm travelling.
    Nexus 5x phone for phone stuff, I'll update it when it no longer gets any updates.
    Headphones

    I also have a lenovo Miix 510 I have somewhat retired as I don't use so much.
     
  7. cdtoaster

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    i have been cutting down on tech, selling off excess PCs and stuff now i just have:
    main PC; 1050Ti, 16GB ram, i7, 512gb ssd, 1tb ssd, asus predator(?) 34" ultra wide (100hz?), 1080P asus 24" 144hz
    laptop; 1050Ti, 16GB ram, i7, 256gb ssd, 1tb mechanical
    linux pc: C2D, 128gb ssd, 4gb ram, 7800GT, 1080p (runs super quick actually)
    Galaxy S6, i don't know why i keep going back to samsung, the phones don't seem reliable at all past 2 years, this one's 3 and the USB port is broken, if i use more than 25% of the 128gb it runs slow as shit and it's full of bloatware. apparently facebook is a system app now and can't be removed.

    haha i always have an expensive high speed USB that no one else touches and a bunch of cheap "family and friends" ones that were $8 or so. i think with SSD portable drives though i will soon stop using the traditional USB sticks for myself.
     
  8. adante

    adante Member

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    • Metabox P775DM3 (i7-6700K, 1080 GTX, 4x16GB Crucial
    • Phone: XiaoMi Mi Max 2
    • Watch: Vivoactive HR

    The above is my tech edc

    Home Battlestation:
    • 2 x 40" Philips BDM4065UC.
    • Some misc logitech mid-range speakers. I'm not an audiophile
    • N36L microserver with 4x8tb archive drives (and a 128GB ssd system disk). Ubuntu.
    • Logitech G710+ keyboard masterrace
    • Razer Deathadder 2013
    Work Battlestation:
    • 2 x 30" Dell U3014
    • Turtle Beach Stealth 400RX headset (not great but got it on forums for cheapish. Good for music listening and taking calls on which I do a lot at work)
    • Keyboard and mouse as above

    Travel/Exercise/Misc:
    • QCY19 earbuds. Great devices, keep buying and losing them :( but at least they're relatively cheap.
    • Logitech MX Master
     
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    Alqemist

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    Mostly PC with android phone as expected, many people slimming down too selling off thier HTPCs and such.

    Just bought myself an iPad pro, my first apple device since 3GS. It does not talk to any devices I currently own which is kind of good in a way. I bought it as a stand alone productivity device for note taking, organisation and light travelling. I must say ios app store aint what it used to be, fucking rubbish compared to google playstore.
     
  10. c0ldm3th0d

    c0ldm3th0d Member

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    Main rig is a 7th Gen i5k, 1060 32gb ram dual 27's and a portrait 24 for fun and profit,
    iPhone X
    Apple Watch 2nd gen
    iPad Pro 12 inch with keyboard and pencil
    Macbook Air ( i want to get rid of this )
    Razer Blade Stealth ( i want to get rid of this )
    Iphone 5s for my work phone

    I would love to get rid of the big rig at home and go for a macbook pro though, i need to take all my shit with me but i am waiting for the new macook pro hopefully this year

    (Home server is a 3rd gen i7k with about 80tbs of space, need to update this)
     
  11. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    * Super Nintendo
    * Sega Megadrive
    * Gameboy for when I'm on the run (and some fully charged spare AA rechargeables, because you never know if you're going to be caught short)
     
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    Alqemist

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    What are your best apps for the ipad pro? im finding it hard to use my apple pencil apart from taking notes.

     
  13. c0ldm3th0d

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    its great for on the go photo editing, even using small video editing apps. Its also a finger replacement lol, i hate getting the screen dirty so i find i use the pencil for almost everything. Pair it with the apple keyboard and its almost a laptop replacement.
     
  14. millsy

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    I use onenote a lot with mine
     
  15. Jazper

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    Ok so I got my Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on Tuesday - Geez it's incredible for the money. Huge bang for few bucks.
     
  16. Tazor

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    My gear is mainly in my sig, as well as an iPad Pro 12.9" for watching videos and drawing, I currently have a lightly cracked iPhone 7 which I'm waiting for the right replacement to come along.
    Most of my gear is audio stuff though, so I have Oppo PM3's with an HA2 for portable audio, then an SMSL M8A hooked up to an Aune X7S at home driving HiFiMAN HE4XX's.
    Currently looking for a good Dac/Amp combo I can use at LAN's so I don't have to use onboard (which the HiFiMan's struggle with).

    I still haven't joined to smart watch craze, I still use my Skagen titanium watch which is still too classy and perfect that I don't have any urge to replace it.
    I still run a single PC, but it's ITX with a 24" monitor so it is pretty portable, and the iPad does most of the Laptoppy things I need it to.

    Gonna be upgrading phone, adding a second monitor at home and getting another Dac/Amp for portable use, and might get a Nintendo Switch for on the go gaming.
     

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