St Louis Arch

jpopes home network

My home network. Listed here so I can easily reference it.

In no particular order


Gateway GT5028

This is my main web server which was given to me some time back by a friend who had moved to a Mac and had no need for this anymore. I initially got this for my daughter to use but, she has moved on to using a laptop.

  • AMD 64x2 3800 2.0GHz
  • 3GB RAM
  • 80GB + 160GB hard drives
  • Archlinux


Compaq Presario SR5152NX

This box had been my Dad's desktop, it is now a db server. Currently running MariaDB and Redis. I may move my MongoDB instance to it as well.

  • AMD 64x2 4000 2.1GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 300GB hard drive
  • Archlinux


EeePC 1000HE

This used to be my goto mobile computing however, both my laptop and tablet share that role depending on my mood. Currently I am using this to run a Redis instance for and a hardly ever used Mumble server.

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom
  • 2GB RAM
  • 320GB hard drive
  • Archlinux



Built a new desktop with over-the-top specs. This desktop is overkill for most needs but, it's awesome to have plenty of resources no matter how hard I push it.

  • AMD FX-8350 8 core 4Ghz
  • ASUS M5A99FX motherboard
  • 8GBx4 (32GB total) Crucial Ballistix DDR3
  • Crucial 128GB SSD
  • Another 2TB across two HDs
  • ASUS GTX 760 graphic card
  • Pioneer Blu-ray drive
  • Rosewill 80+ gold 1000w power supply
  • Thermaltake V4 case
  • 2x Cooler Master JetFlo 120mm red LED case fans
  • 2x Corsair Air Series AF120 red LED
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (with 2 JetFlo 120mm fans)
  • Dual Samsung Syncmaster 20" monitors
  • Archlinux w/KDE


Old Desktop

I initially built this machine at the end of '08. Since then, I've had to replace a few parts along the way but, it was my main home workstation for quite a few years. It is slated to become part of my webcluster very soon.

  • MSI G41M4-F motherboard
  • Intel 3GHz E5700
  • 4GB RAM
  • PNY GeForce GT 220 1GB
  • 2TB hard drive space across two drives
  • SATA CD/DVD drive
  • IDE CD drive
  • Archlinux


Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671

I got this due to needing more mobile computing power for less than $500. The balance between cost and specs was just right and the build quality is fairly good. This laptop had Windows 8.1 on it which I never booted into. It was also my first experience with an UEFI motherboard which was a pain in the ass at first but, the Linux community has plenty of documentation on getting Linux installed on such machines.

I do plan on getting a bigger battery pack and a SSD for it. But, even with a slightly slower CPU than I was wanting, this has been a pretty good machine so far. It's handled everything I've asked it to do very well.

  • 1.86GHz Intel Celeron N2920 Quad-core
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • Archlinux


Dell D610

Here is another machine that I have received for free needing repair. I replaced the hard drive in it and it has run beautifully ever since. This machine is mostly used by my wife and daughter and runs KDE.

  • Pentium M
  • 2GB RAM
  • Archlinux


Acer C710

I bought this on a complete whim. Had zero need for it but, that $200 price point and the somewhat decent specs caused an impulse buy. :| On the plus side, this has been a surprising machine even if it has quite the cheap feel to it. Lately, my wife has been using this more than me since I got the next entry in the list...

  • 1.1GHz Intel Celeron
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • ChromeOS with a ArchLinux chroot



I built this machine mid-2011 to run XBMC. It was a package deal from Newegg with all of the components, just needed to be put together. I also run Plex Media Server on it as well so that our Roku devices can access the media on this box.

  • ASUS AT5IONT-I Intel Atom D525 motherboard
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB hard drive
  • CD/DVD drive
  • Archlinux



These storage units supply the home with photos (Seagate) and music (Iomega).

  • Seagate GoFlex Home
    • 1.2GHz Atom
    • 128 MB RAM
    • 1TB hard drive
    • Archlinux
  • Iomega Home Media 1TB
    • 367MHz Atom
    • 64MB RAM
    • 1TB hard drive
    • Debian Squeeze



  • Motorola Surfboard SB6141
    • DOCSIS 3.0
    • Download speeds up to 343 Mbps
    • Gigabit
    • IPv6



  • Netgear N750 WNDR4300
    • Dual Band
    • Gigabit
    • DD-WRT

  • Linksys WRT54G2
    • DD-WRT



I upgraded to Gigabit switches a while back and have enjoyed the speed increase quite a bit. Still have a few 5-port 10/100MB switches in case I need them.

  • Dynex 8-port Gigabit
  • Dynex 5-port Gigabit
  • Netgear 5-port Gigabit



  • HP Deskjet 3520
    • Yep, it prints.
    • Yep, it scans.



CyberPower CP625HG

  • 625VA
  • 375 Watts
  • 8 outlets
    • 4 outlets battery backup/surge protected
    • 4 outlets surge protected
  • Approximately 45 minutes battery time


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

My main goto mobile device.

  • 1.5GHz dual core processor
  • 16GB storage
  • 8.9" 1280 x 800 screen
  • Keyboard dock
  • Currently running rooted stock firmware from Rogers


Samsung Nexus S

My trusty phone.

  • 1GHz single core processor
  • 16GB storage
  • 4" 480×800 screen
  • CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM

Possible Additions

Dell Dimension 2350

This is my Dad's old PC. A friend gave him another (much newer) machine that wasn't working. Turns out the onboard GPU was flaky, which a new video card fixed. In return for me working on that machine and setting it up for him, I got this old box. Currently thinking that it'll become a backup machine. Planning on removing the dead cd drives, putting big ol' hard drives in their place and installing Arch. Plans may change.

  • Pentium 4
  • 256MB RAM

Needs replaced:

  • Hard drive(s)
  • More RAM (depending on utilization)

Samsung NC10

This is my wife's netbook running Windows7.

Yes, it is pink.

The cable between the monitor and body seems to be crap plus, the battery is toast. Not in a major hurry to fix this to be honest. Not missing the messing around I'd have to do due to shitdows...

Acer Aspire 5100

Another free laptop needing fixed. Seems that the GPU is super flaky and the hard drive connector is not good. Been watching the price of motherboards for this drop over the past couple of years, getting soon to getting one.

  • AMD Turion 64x2 TL-50
  • 1GB RAM
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
  • 15.4" monitor

Needs replaced:

  • Motherboard

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Was my wife's phone until the screen got broken.

  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 16GB storage
  • 4.5" 480x800 screen
  • Stock AT&T ROM

Needs replaced:

  • Screen
  • CyanogenMod installed

HTC Aria

Was my phone prior to the Nexus S. Spent it's last days as the kids play phone and XBMC remote.

  • 600 MHz single core
  • 3.2" 320x480 screen
  • CyanogenMod 7

Needs replaced:

  • Screen