Random Thoughts

Office Updates

After working from home every other day, I wanted to take some time to upgrade the office a bit.

I recently switched ISPs from Cox to CenturyLink’s fiber internet plan; while I am still using their standard equipment, the speeds are a great improvement. Eventually, I plan on purchasing a new router and modem, as well as setting up a mesh system to expand my network’s range a bit to each of the three floors in my house. Alternatively, I may just end up upgrading the router and using the factory one in my office.

Stock Wi-Fi 6 Router
Fiber line, still need to tidy things up
Wi-Fi speed on my new Google Pixel 6 Pro

My office has been a work in progress for some time as since we purchased the house, we have had two sewage leaks that required complete remodels. Now that we have finally installed new sewage lines, I can start creating a cozy WFH space.

Excuse the wires, still have some cleaning to do.
All of my tools and spare parts; eventually, this will all be located in a large illuminated cabinet
This old laptop literally got me through two degrees, so I wanted to upgrade it a bit to use when I have to watch the kid during work hours. It’s an old Asus laptop with an i7 and a GT840m GPU. I swapped the aging hard drive with an extra SSD I had lying around, as well as added an additional 8GB of RAM.
Out with the old, in with the new
While not part of the office, I recently purchased a Samsung 65” Q7DA QLED 4K 120Hz and set it up in the living room paired with a TCL soundbar; while currently just streaming via Wi-Fi, this will eventually be paired with a PC.

While RGB isn’t necessarily my thing, my son sure does love this look while he plays.

PC Part List

  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming w/ Hybrid Kit (uninstalled at the moment)
  • Seasonic PX1300 Platinum Power Supply
  • TUF Gaming X570-Pro (Wi-Fi 6)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • NZXT Kraken X63 AIO 280mm (Push/Pull)
  • 3 DeepCool RF120 RGB Fans
  • 3 Noctua 140mm NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM, Heavy Duty Cooling Fans (3000 RPM)
  • Noctua 80mm NF-A8 PWM Premium Quiet Fan (2200 RPM)
  • DeepCool 80mm Fan mounted on an old Intel stock CPU heatsink (mounted on GPU)
  • DeepCool THETA 20 PWM 100mm CPU cooler (mounted on GPU)
  • 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3600
  • Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB – M.2 NVMe
  • WD Blue 1TB HDD
  • Phanteks Evolv ATX Case
  • (Main Monitor) Gigabyte G32QC 32″ 165Hz 1440P Curved
  • (Secondary Monitor) Acer 31.5” 1080p 60hz
  • (Third Monitor) TCL 4k 55″ TV
Ignore the zip-ties on the rad, please.
My future living room PC built with parts I had collecting dust; currently, I use this for VMs.
This is the other side of the office.

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