About this setup

What is the purpose of your setup?

My build is for two purposes: 3D animation (a la 3DS Max) and gaming.

Is there anything you would like to improve in your setup?

Audio. My Astro A50s were great when I bought them in 2012, but after 5 years it's about time for something better. Maybe Sennheiser. I've also ordered two upgrades arriving this week: a toggle switch for the desk LEDs, and three wall mounts for the monitors. Should clean things up a little bit.

Do you switch workspaces during your day? If yes, what’s the reason behind it?

I do have two battlestations: this one, and a VR/guest build. There's not as much space in my room for a decent Vive experience and I don't want to share my PC if somebody else in my household wants to play around in VR. So, the spare-part build.

Can you tell us something about a special item on your desk that makes your setup different?

A special item on my desk? Probably not, but the interior of my computer is custom watercooled and largely wrapped in carbon fiber.

Why did you choose to have 3 screens?

I actually have four. There's a 49" 4K 60Hz TV above the three, though it's not used very often. It's mainly for watching movies and things of that nature. The other three are mostly for multi-tasking. One monitor largely limits you to one task at a time; however, with three, you can have Youtube or some music on one monitor, a game on another, and some messaging applications on the third. In terms of 3D, I can have 3DS Max's viewport on the main monitor, material editor on the second, and a render preview on the third. It's very practical.

List of components

  • Intel Core i7 4930K Extreme Hex Core CPU Retail (Socket 2011, 3.40GHz, 12MB, 130W, Hyper-Threading Technology, Virtualisation for Directed I/O)
  • Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel x79 2011 Motherboard (PCI-E 3.0 x16, DDR3 1600, SATA, RAID, ATX)
  • HyperX 16GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Genesis Memory Kit (2 x 8GB)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - Black
  • Seagate BarraCuda 3 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (64 MB Cache SATA 6 GB/s up to 210 MB/s)
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC GAMING 11 GB GDDR5X 352-Bit memory DP/HDMI/DVI PCI Express 3 Graphics Card - Black
  • EVGA 650 W G2 GOLD 80+ Modular PC Power Supply Unit
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit OEM DVD
  • Corsair CO-9050007-WW Air Series SP120 Performance Edition 120mm High Pressure Fan Single Pack
  • Corsair CO-9050008-WW Air Series SP120 Performance Edition 120mm High Pressure Fan Dual Pack
  • Enermax UC TB12 - case fan
  • Acer G276HLI 27 inch Wide, Full HD Gaming TN LED Monitor with 1 ms, DVI, HDMI EcoDisplay
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27 inch WQHD Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, IPS, up to 165 Hz, DP, HDMI, USB 3.0, G-Sync) - Black
  • Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch Edition) US Layout Gaming Keyboard
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse with 11 Programmable Buttons
  • Cyborg F.L.Y 5
  • Large Plain Black Gaming Mousepad for Gamers. 462 (300mm X 250mm, Black)
  • Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset (PS4/Mac OS/PC)
  • Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition
  • DXRacer OH/KF06/N King Gaming Chair - schwarz
  • Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Integrated Microphone


Published on 8 Jun 2017, 18:16 (GMT)

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