Stuff I Use

Call me materialistic, but I'm very happy and proud of the things I own, and I put a lot of thought into what I purchase (or acquire otherwise).

This page serves as a way for me to write down my thoughts on some key belongings I own, written in a format that could be interesting to others. Perhaps this page could serve as a source of purchase recommendations along with context on what I think and how the item fits in my life.

I'm only including stuff that I think are worth talking about. There's otherwise plenty of other stuff that I'm not listing out here. For instance, I own some videogame consoles and controllers, but I don't see a lot of depth in talking about them.

Portable Electronics

Category Acquisition Year Item
Phone Q4 2022 Google Pixel 7 Pro (Hazel), with Bellroy Leather Case ("Simply Taupe")
Camera 2013 Nikon D5200 (DSLR)
Laptop Computer Q4 2021

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401Q

  • Form Factor: 14" Ultraportable Gaming Laptop
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
  • RAM: 40GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
  • OS: Manjaro Linux
  • Storage: 512GB

Home Office: Desk Setup

Category Acquisition Year Item
Desktop Computer Q4 2019
(with upgrades over time)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 (Air Cooler)
  • RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 (as of 2023)
  • PSU: Corsair RM850x (850W Modular, 80+ Gold)
  • Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Mid-Tower)
  • OS: Windows
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, 2TB SATA SSD, and 7TB of HDDs.
(View full specs on PCPartPicker)
Computer Monitors Q4 2023 I'm using three monitors, but one monitor is notable:
Gigabyte M27U (4K IPS Panel)
Keyboard (Primary) Q1 2023

I change my parts occasionally, but here's my current daily driver:

  • Case: Geonworks F1-8X 722 (80%/TKL), Black Anodized, Winkey
  • PCB: Apollo87H (Hotswappable FR-4 1.6mm)
  • Plate: Aluminium V1.1 Standard (1.5mm)
  • Internal Weights: All weights included
  • Switches: Prime Keyboards Alpaca V2 (Linear, 62g, Stock/Unmodded)
  • Keycaps: PBTfans BOW
Keyboard (Keypad/Macropad) Q4 2022
  • Kit: Idobao Montex, Black
  • Switches: Gazzew Boba U4T (Tactile, 62g, Stock/Unmodded)
  • Keycaps: Generic relegendable keycaps from Aliexpress
Mouse Q2 2023 Corsair Scimitar Elite
Deskmat Q1 2022 Endgame Gear MPC890 Stealth Edition XXL (Cordura Fabric)


Category Acquisition Year Item
Automatic Document Feeder (Scanner) Q1 2023 Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600
Multitool (Primary) Q1 2023 Leatherman Surge
Multitool (Complementary) Q1 2023 Victorinox Explorer
Water Bottle Q2 2023 Klean Kanteen TKWide (Steel Insulated Flask) + Loop Cap
Bug Catcher Q2 2022 Pestrol Big Snappy