Computer Setup

My setup has gotten pretty convoluted now, so it’s formatted as several sections.

Linux Machine

OS: Arch Linux
DE: KDE Plasma
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Black Edition
PSU: SeaSonic X-1250 1250W Fully Modular
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.8 GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (root disk), WD VelociRaptor 500GB 10000 RPM HDD, 2x WD 4TB 7200 RPM HDD
Cooling: Thermaltake CLP0596 w/ Janky Wrong Sized Noctua NF-A14 140mm Fan

Windows Machine

OS: Windows 10 Pro
Case: lol
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.5GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Aegis 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz
Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD, Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Peripherals & Misc

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 (Cherry MX Blue)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Sound: AKG M220 Pro Stylist Headphones, Behringer Q802USB
Microphones: Audio‑Technica AT2020 (via Behringer Q802USB), Antlion ModMic 5 (for Vive)
Monitors: Acer XF240H 24″ 1920×1080 144Hz, 2x ASUS VE247 23.6″ 1920×1080 60Hz, TCL 49S405 49″ 3840×2160 60Hz
Virtual Reality: HTC Vive w/ Deluxe Audio Strap & Valve Index Controllers
Capture Card: Magewell Pro Capture HDMI
Controllers: DualShock 4, GameCube Adapter (for Dolphin), DolphinBar (for Wiimotes)
Misc: Logitech G13, Sabrent USB Audio Adapter (for ModMic)
Game Consoles: Wii, Switch, PS3
External Storage: 10TB NAS (4x4TB RAIDZ)

Useful Software

Open Broadcaster Software:
Great free software for streaming, a lot better than several alternatives. Has many features including scenes, game capture, audio and video effects, plugins, and even replay buffer. Works great for both recording and streaming.

DaVinci Resolve:
Switched to this from Adobe Premiere, as it seems to work more reliably and is easier to edit in, not to mention it’s free. Haven’t messed with it too much, but it seems really powerful.

JACK Audio Connection Kit:
An audio subsystem with limitless audio routing capabilities. Works great on Linux, not so much on Windows though.

Great DAW for Linux, has lots of downloadable plugins and supports JACK.

Great for recording audio in post and anything else audio-related. Also good for editing audio, it has several useful effects, including noise removal and reverb.

A neat program for recording quick audio clips, with support for JACK.

A fork of Synergy which is completely free and open source. Allows sharing mouse and keyboard with multiple machines.

Adobe Photoshop:
I use this to make video thumbnails, graphics, and various other images. It can do quite a lot and I’ve barely scratched the surface of it. It’s kind of a clunky pile of crap, but there isn’t anything else quite as powerful.