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My Natural Environment

This is where I do my software development (unless I’m on-site in a cubicle somewhere).

This is my natural Environment (my home office in development mode)

I love working in my home office and find it to be an extremely effective and efficient environment for writing software!

  • Fast Intel i7 CPU at 4 GHz
  • 32 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB SSD for boot & temporary storage
  • Dual 4TB hard drives in RAID-1 for data storage
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 for driving my main 4K monitor
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for driving my 2 additional monitors
  • Main monitor is 55″ 4K which allows me to see A LOT OF CODE at once
  • Two secondary monitors for references or other information
  • Indirect, subdued lighting so the focus is the monitors
  • Music with a strong beat (electronic, industrial or metal) for motivation

Though normally the computer is sitting on the right side of the desk, not on top. My motherboard failed last week and I had to replace it. Historically I’ve preferred AMD based systems but decided to give Intel a try for the last upgrade. That has gone very poorly resulting in yet another hardware failure (see my previous post AMD vs Intel) .

I’m waiting for the 3rd generation of AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors to become available (hopefully later this year) for my next upgrade. Those are a game changer with all of their extra I/O bandwidth. I’ll also upgrade to a M.2 PCIe main drive and 64 GB of RAM at the same time. Should be nice.

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