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Squirrel's Hardware and Software

Started by Squirrel, Mar 14, 2016, 05:48 pm

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Mar 14, 2016, 05:48 pm Last Edit: Jul 13, 2019, 11:02 am by whiteland92

Main Components

  • ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero Motherboard UK | US
  • Intel Core i7 4790K Haswell CPU o/c 4.8Ghz UK | US
  • 32GB Corsair DDR3 2400Mhz Vengeance Pro Memory UK | US
  • ASUS GTX 1080 ROG STRIX 8GB Graphics Card UK | US
  • Corsair H80i 120mm Hydro CPU Cooler UK | US
  • Corsair RM850 Gold Rated Modular PSU UK | US
  • 120mm Cooler Master Red LED SickleFlow Silent Fan UK | US
  • Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Case UK | US
  • 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (Windows) UK | US
  • 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (Games) UK | US
  • 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (Recording) UK | US
  • 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64Mb Cache (Data) UK | US
  • 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64Mb Cache (Backup) UK | US
  • Samsung 24x DVD Writer UK | US


  • ASUS ROG Gladius Optical Mouse UK | US
  • ASUS ROG Orion Pro Headset UK | US
  • ASUS ROG CLAYMORE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK | US
  • ASUS STRIX Glide Speed Mousemat UK | US
  • ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz 3D LED Monitor UK | US
  • BenQ XL2411Z 24" 120Hz LED Monitor UK | US
  • Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam UK | US

Gaming Equipment

  • TrackIR 5 with Trackclip Pro TrackIR PRO | TrackIR
  • Raildriver Desktop Train Cab Controller UK | US
  • Logitech G27 Steering Wheel
  • Logitech G920 Steering Wheel UK | US
  • Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS UK | US
  • MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals Store Page

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64 Bit UK | US

This is a Sandy Bridge build (Socket LGA 2011). The CPUs must also be LGA 2011 and the memory must be DDR3.
This is older Intel technology and, as a result, the CPUs and Memory I purchased second hand at a fraction of the new price.
The newer range is Haswell (Socket LGA2011-v3) and very expensive.

The CPUs and Memory I purchased second hand as they are a fraction of the cost of buying new. They are getting hard to find now though. If you do not have any luck with the links below then try eBay. ALWAYS check the motherboard manual and make sure the CPUs and memory you are considering are compatible with it.

  • ASUS Z9PE-D8 Workstation MotherBoard UK | US
  • 2 x SR0KX Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8 Core (Socket 2011) CPU UK | US
  • 8 x 4GB Samsung DDR3-1333MHz PC3-10600 ECC Registered (SAMSUNG M393B5270DH0-YH9) UK | US
  • 2 x Corsair H80i V2 CPU Cooler UK | US
  • Corsair HX850i Modular Power Supply UK | US
  • Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Case UK | US
  • (Recommended) cheap-ish a GTX970 UK | US
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (Main Drive) UK | US
  • Western Digital Black 6TB (Media Drive) UK | US
  • Seagate Barracuda 3 3TB (Backup Media) UK | US
  • Kingston 240GB (Scratch disk for editing)
  • Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI Capture Card


Main Components

  • ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz
  • 8GB Corsair PC3-12800 @ 1600MHz UK | US
  • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti
  • 500Gb SATA HDD @ 6Gbps
  • 1TB 7200RPM HD @ 6Gbps
  • 3TB 7200RPM HD @ 6Gbps
  • OCZ StealthXstream 2 600W PSU
  • Sony 24x DVD-RW Drive US
  • Cooler Master Elite 334U Case


  • 2 x BenQ GL2450 24" 60Hz LED Monitor UK | US


  • Open Broadcaster Software OBS
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Premiere CC


  • ASUS Zen AiO Pro  UK | US
  • Asus Zenpad 10 UK | US
  • GT Omega MASTER XL Racing Office Chair UK, US, EU, CA
  • Rode NT1 Microphone US
  • Rode NT1-A Microphone UK | US
  • Rode NTG3 Microphone UK | US
  • Mackie ProFX8 Mixer UK | US
  • 3 x Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD UK | US
  • 4 x LE Dimmable LED Desk Lamp UK | US
  • Ground Loop Isolators UK | US

NOTE: I currently use the Rode NT1 linked above, however i have linked my old microphone the Rode NTG3 and a similar one to my current microphone the Rode NT1-A.

TRANSPARENCY/DISCLOSURE: Most of the links above have affiliate tags. What that means is, if you click the link and buy the item I will get a small amount of money as a referal. A lot of links you will find on the internet, on review sites and in videos these days are tagged in this way but they don't tell you that. You do not have to use the links above but if you do it helps me stay full time doing this. It costs you nothing extra - the price remains the same whether you use my links or not.

Thank you for your support.


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