A quick run through my home PC kit and networking equipment

i7 Gaming PC

This is the core specs of my main gaming and general use setup. I use it for everything, gaming, creating tutorial videos and occasionally web browsing!

  • Intel Core i7 8700K
  • Asus ROG Strix Nvidia 1080Ti
  • Asus Prime Z370-P
  • Team Group Dark Pro “8 Pack Edition” 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz RAM
  • Samsung Evo 840 Pro 256GB SSD for OS
  • Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD for Games
  • Dell U2515H


HomeĀ  Virtual Host

Main operating system being ESXi, my ESXi box hosts my main CHR border router as well as a few other machines for local network services.

  • Intel Core i7 2600K
  • 32GB (4×8) DDR3 1600Mhz Patriot Black Mamba RAM
  • Crucial M4 128GB SSD for ESXi, CHR RouterOS and Plex server
  • 2TB HDD for Unifi Video
  • 250GB for Transmission torrent box


Home Filestore Server

This is my main home network filestore. Network file storage for my home machines and what I point my Plex server at.

  • HP Proliant Micro Server N54 G7
  • 16GB ECC RAM
  • 60GB Intel 520 SSD for OS
  • 4x2TB Seagate HDD’s in RAID5 for storage shares
  • Ubuntu Server


Home Backup Server

Using unRaid I use this box purely for backups of my main Filestore. Nobody likes to lose data and I’m certainly not about to let that happen to mine.

  • HP Proliant Micro Server N54 G7
  • 16GB ECC RAM
  • 3x3TB Western Digital RED NAS Drives
  • UnRaid OS


Home Network Kit

In case you haven’t noticed, I love MiktoTik equipment and I do have a fair amount of it, in addition I’m really taken by the Ubiquiti access points as well so I have added a few of those into my home network as well.

Main router:

  • MikroTik CHR


  • MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM
  • MikroTik CRS125-24G-1S-RM
  • MikroTik RB260GSP x 2
  • MikroTik RB2011UiAS-2HnD
  • MikroTik CRS112-8G-4S

Wireless AP’s

  • Unifi UAP AC-LR
  • Unifi UAP x3

Wireless PtP

  • Ubiquiti Nanostation M5 x2