In the interests of transparency and allowing people to assess my own bias in these blog posts I've listed here the boxes I use at home.
You can also read about my previous machines here.
Last updated: January 2018
|Description||Type||Operating System||Hardware Specs||What I use it for||Acquired||Last upgraded|
|HP Spectre 13||Laptop||Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS||2.4GHz quad core Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD||General use while traveling||November 2016||N/A|
|Self-built Steam Machine||Desktop||Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS||4GHz eight core AMD FX8350, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 3TB SSHD storage, AMD RX 480 graphics||PC gaming rig & General use||March 2016||April 2017|
My self-built Steam machine is the first proper PC gaming rig I've built for myself. Originally it started out with an MSI-branded AMD R9 380 graphics card, but I chose to future-proof for 4K gaming & VR with a Sapphire-branded AMD RX 480. Unfortunately the chipset I picked is incompatible with the new AMD Ryzen range of processors, but it still seems more than adequate. I use it for writing, software development, recording the BTS podcast and gaming.