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    BYOB Episode 83


    We have a special guest, Michael Ross, filling in for Tim this week. Mr. Ross has some really impressive systems. We’ll also discuss his thoughts on media and cutting the cord. Its an All Mike episode on this weeks BYOB Podcast.

    Office PC

    My old P5B lasted me nearly 6 years with a minor upgrade here and there… I am putting the finishing touches on a new watercooled workstation.

    • Intel Core i7-3930K
    • ASUS Sabertooth X79
    • G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB
    • 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 (SLI)
    • 2 x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB in RAID 0 (OS)
    • 4 x WD RE4 2TB in RAID 10 (Data)
    • Corsair AX1200
    • Lian-Li PC-60FNWX

    Windows Home Server

    I used to work as a network and server administrator, so I still have a preference for server-grade hardware albeit entry level.  My data mostly consists of work-related files (research, whitepapers, sample data, software installs, etc.), but I do have about 20,000 song music library and a growing photo collection.  I’ve only recently started ripping my frequently watched movies using My Movies.

    • Intel S3210SHLC Server Board
    • Intel X3060 Xeon Processor
    • 8GB DDR2 ECC
    • Intel RS2WC080 8-channel RAID controller
    • WD5000BEVT 500GB (OS)
    • 4 x WD RE4-GP RAID 1 Mirrors (Data)


    Last summer, I finished off what I think will be my last Windows Media Center box.  My wife and I cut the cord some time ago, and I’ve really tried to push to get that all-in-one experience…OTA tuners, NetFlix, Hulu, MyMovies, etc.  The box is far lower power than my last one, and it’s quiet.

    • Intel Core i3-2120T
    • Intel DH67CFB3
    • 4GB Kingston DDR3
    • Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" Hybrid
    • Silverstone LC-19 w/ slot-load Blu-Ray

    Hyper-V Server

    This was a major build last year.  I needed a better sandbox for sample VMs running all kinds of enterprise-grade software.  I needed a way to fire up instances of SQL Server, Oracle, Informatica, Business Object, SharePoint, etc. and this server fits the bill.

    • Intel X3470 Xeon Processor
    • Intel S3420GPLC Server Board
    • 32GB Kinston ECC
    • LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i
    • OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB SSD (OS) (Dual-boot Windows 7 and Hyper-V using VHD files)
    • WD RE4 500GB x 4 (VHD)
    • Various WD EARS 2TB (ISO Storage and Backups)


    Most of my network is wired, but my wife and my laptops use wireless.  My wife still uses the Lenovo S10-3T I put together for her a couple of years ago.  The blog is no longer updated, but I used a lot of great info from lenovos103t

    • AT&T U-verse
    • Linksys E3200
    • D-Link DGS-2208

    Thanks again to Mike Ross!




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