Home Lab Build 2015 – Part I

I’ve been out of IT for a couple of years after I decided to take a break and spend some time at home with my two children. It’s been really great but now the children have both started at secondary school it’s time to get my head back in the game. So whilst I’m contracting I’m also going to start training again.

It’s been a while so obviously I’m going to have some knowledge gaps that need plugging. Experience is great but IT moves so fast that if you stand still for too long it feels like you have to start all over again.

So, I decided to setup a new home lab to work through some of the current Microsoft certification tracks and today the first batch of components arrived …

Home Lab 2015 - Parts I

Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 84 EVO-Series 500GB
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply