Tools


I always find it interesting to see what people use to get things done day to day. It is so easy to find the first thing that works and never ask is there something better. This is an in-progress list of what I use:


Gaming Rig 2019 ($1568)

  • ASRock X570 Pro4 Motherboard – $149
  • AMD Ryzen7 3800X 8-core (Matisse) – $329
    • Socket AM4 – 7nm – 105W TDP
  • 64GB DDR4-3200 Memory G.SKILL RipJaw – $220
    • 32.7GB/s | 82.3ns latency | C16-18-18-38
  • Samsung 980 PRO 2TB Gen4 SSD – $329
    • Rated 7GB/sec – Actual Read 6397MB/sec – Actual Write 4771MB/sec
  • Zotac Nvidia GeForce 2070 RTX Mini – $399
    • 2304 cores – OpenGL 86,048 | CUDA 359,131
    • 8GB GDDR6 – 1750MHz – 256-bit
  • NZXT H510 Case – $70
  • Corsair RM750x Fully Modular White – $130
  • Benchmarks
    • Userbench 1 | 2
    • Geekbench 5 = 8,023 | 8,865 64GB
    • Geekbench 4 = 5,650 | 34,092 | 39.4 GB/sec memory bw
    • Cinebench R20 = 4,757pts

Replaced Parts

  • 16GB DDR4-3600 Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB
    • 30.9GB/s | 69.5ns latency | C18-22-22-42
  • Samsung Evo Plus 970 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD
    • Rated 3,500 MB/sec – Actual 1,670 MB/sec
  • ADATA SU800 1TB SATA3 SSD
    • Rated 560 MB/sec – Actual 398 MB/sec
  • Corsair CX600 Power Supply – $58 (2013)

Work – Macbook M1 Pro 14in 2021

  • M1 10 core + 16 graphic cores
  • 16GB GDDR5
  • 1TB NVMe Storage

Macbook M1 Air

  • M1 8 core @ 3.2ghz + 7 graphic cores
    • Geekbench 5 – multi core 7717
  • 16GB memory
  • 256GB SSD

MacBookAir10,1


HPE ML10 Gen9 Tower Server

  • Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 4-cores 3.7ghz
    • machine idles at 40w, at load 80w
    • Socket 1151 LGA, 14nm
    • Geekbench 5 – multi core 3308
  • 64GB DDR4-2133 Unbuffered ECC RAM
    • CAS 17-17-17 (14.0 GB/sec)
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  • 256GB NVMe hp SSD (write 836 MB/s – read ? MB/s)
  • 2x14TB ZFS mirror array
    • has a 20GB in-memory ARC (adaptive¬†replacement cache)
    • 100M Ethernet – write 11MB/s – read 11MB/s
    • 1G Ethernet – write 103MB/s – read 76MB/s
    • 10G Ethernet – write 630MB/s – read 1000MB/s

Lenovo M700 Tiny

These are great mac mini-sized windows machines that are ultra-low power but still pack a serious punch

  • ¬†Intel i5-6600T – 2.70Ghz x 4 core
    • Geekbench5 – multicore
    • 35W 14nm Socket 1151 LGA
  • 16GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM RAM (16.7 GB/sec)
    • max 32GB – 2 slots
  • 256GB ADATA SU800NS38 M2.SATA II (358 MB/s)
  • Intel HD 510 – dual DisplayPort 4K@60fps

Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000 – $30
An affordable keyboard with volume and media keys not overriding Function keys, builtin palm rest and unnoticeable wireless connectivity.

Autonomous SmartDesk (sit/stand desk)

Rigol DS1054Z4 channel 50Mhz oscilloscope

Monoprice Voxel – 3D Printer

USCutter MH721-MK228″ vinyl cutter

Nikon D3200 – DSLR camera (24MP)

GoPro 8 Black

LG105R360 degree camera (16MP)

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I'm a 33 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.