This week I present to you the spectacular of Ian, a 24 year old boy from southern Ohio. The thing that immediately got me started is the arrangement of his 4 monitors, a choice that allows him to have everything under control in a single glance.
As you can imagine by looking at the details of his setup, his main computer activities are gaming and streaming.
Let’s explore his configuration with him.
Hi Ian! To get started, tell us what you do with your computer.
My setup actually has a couple purposes: gaming, streaming, and work. The mounted computer is what I use for gaming/streaming and work is powered by a laptop. 3 of the monitors are on a dock that switches over to the work laptop when needed, other than that they are usually all dedicated to gaming!
When did you start optimizing your workstation?
I actually really only got into PCs about a year and a half ago thanks to a coworker who helped me with my first build. I had always been into over the top workstations but really only admired them on Reddit and Instagram. Once I got a PC and really got into upgrading it the setup came next. I always hated not having enough screen real estate, obviously, and that set me on my quest.
According to your point of view, what fundamental characteristics must a good battlestation have?
As mentioned above, screen real estate is what’s most important to me. I don’t like having to open and close programs/tabs so instead why not have as many as you need. I am also a firm believer in having physical controls for everything, hence the TurnUp audio deck and Streamdeck XL. Outside of that I think your best bet is building it around you and what you do. Getting inspiration from other PC enthusiasts is great but make it yours, not theirs. My girlfriend pokes fun at me for how over the top mine is but hey it works for me!
What are the strengths of your workstation?
The strongest link in my workstation is that everything is mounted and off the desk. I think it gives it a much cleaner look as well as freeing up so much deskspace. I am also a Lego collector so having the additional deskspace to build is a huge plus. The cherry on top is my chair, a SecretLab Evo 2022. It is the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in and it’s so adjustable.
Have you already thought about the next evolutions?
The only major change I am considering is swapping the lower 27 inch monitor out for another 32 inch. I don’t like having the seems in between monitors but that wall space also gives me a spot to mount my webcam. Other then that I have a 3080 on its way to replace the 3070ti which I am giving to a friend but hopefully that will be the last upgrade for a while!
Here are all the current setup details.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900x
Motherboard: Asus Strix Gaming x570-E
RAM: G.Skill 32gb 3200mhz CL16 Trident Z Neo
SSD 1: Inland Premium 256gb
SSD 2: Inland Premium 2tb
GPU: Zotac 3070ti Trinity OC
Case: Thermaltake P3 Wall Mounted
Power Supply: Asus Thor 750w Platinum
Cables: Lian Li Strimer Plus RGB
Monitors: Left LG
Audio Gear: Epos GTW270 Wireless Earbuds, Epos B20 Microphone
Keyboard: Asus Falchion 65%
Mouse: Asus Chakram Wireless
Keypad: RedDragon K585 Wireless Gamepad
Chair: SecretLab 2022 Evo
Thank you very much for sharing your computer station with us.
Thanks to you, it was fun!