My Home Office Setup v2

In this post I'm showing you my current gaming and home office setup.

It was time

Time to create an updated post of my improved home office setup. Let's dive right into it.


The table is 1.60m (~5.24934 feet) long.

The cable management has been improved in comparsion to my previous setup post. It can still be further improved but it is much better than before and I'm finally happy with it now.

Table/ Desk Shot



This compliments my "small" Steam library pretty well and the Valve Index headset which is pretty dope to use and play games on.

  • CPU: Intel© i7-7700k (4c/8t)
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4-3000
  • Network: Dual port 10G network card
  • Disk(s):
    • 1x 500GB SATA SSD
    • 1x 3TB SATA HDD
    • 1x 4TB SATA HDD
  • Case: be quiet! Silent Base 601 Midi-Tower


The "heart" of working at home.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (8c/16t)
  • Memory: 32GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU: 2x Radeon RX 560 OC 4G
  • Network: Dual port 10G network card
  • Disk(s):
    • 1x 500GB NVMe SSD
    • 1x 500GB SATA SSD
    • 4x 8TB HDDs
  • Case: be quiet! Silent Base 601 Midi-Tower


For version 3, I'm planning to upgrade the workstation to have at least 64GB, and a newer, bigger AMD processor. A AMD Threadripper would be nice. If it is affordable maybe even an AMD EPYC processor.

New GPUs and 40G network card are on the list of potential improvements for version 3. Though new GPUs and network cards will probably "include" a AMD Threadripper + a fitting Motherboard.


A big shoutout to Ricoo Medientechnik as their monitor stands are awesome and not too expensive!

I'm using the following monitor stands from Ricoo:


Moving on to the audio equipment, I use the following pieces for audio input and output control:

To "blast" music at the neighbors I have a very old 5.1 sound system, which sadly has a high level of noise when no sound is played. I'll probably replace the sound system with something better and check if it is worth to go for some USB sound cards.


A noblechairs EPIC Gaming Stuhl - schwarz/gold because your arse and back will thank you for it.

Pretty good chair, though if you want to spend more go for a more expensive one with, e.g., "limitless" backrest and more features.

Home Automation (+ Lighting)

I'm using the awesome Home Assistant to control the lights in all rooms of my apartment. I also have temperature sensors and power measuring power plugs, etc to "keep an eye" on the apartment.

Homeassistant Lighting Show Demo 1


Network Map

A network map showing the cable connections between the routers, switches, clients, etc.

Network Map Diagram (click image to enlarge)

Icon/ Image Credits:

The Network Rack is shown in detail in the next section below.

Network Rack

The rack is 12 units (12U/ 12HE) high and 600mm in depth.

I have added some Noctua fans to the top/ "roof" of the track to have some air pushed into the rack. The fans are controlled by a NZXT Grid+ V3 (AC-GRDP3-M1; the NZXT website does not list it anymore..).

I'm a huge Neon Genesis Evangelion and Evangelion Rebuilds fan so I put some cool stickers on the front.

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The network rack provides up to 10G network and power to my PoE powered devices.


Version 3 will probably have 40G network. The prices for used 40G network cards (and other equipment) are getting lower and lower every day. In addition to that I want to be able to monitor the power used by the equipment, which is definitely high on the list to have for version 3.

Rack Contents

The cables are mostly from FS.COM GmbH. The "icing on the cake" is that some cables are custom lengths (e.g., 0.15-0.25m) so they fit just right and not have too much cable leftover.

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OPNSense Firewall/ Router Specs

  • CPU: Intel Celeron G4900
    • Fan: Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU-Kühler
  • RAM: 2x Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2666 4GB
  • Mainboard: Gigabyte B360N WIFI
  • Network: Dual port 10G network card
  • PSU: Kolink SFX-350
  • Sorage:
    • 1x 260GB SSD
  • Case: Kolink - Satellite Mini-ITX-/ Micro-ATX-Gehäuse - schwarz

Additional Equipment

From the Network Rack there is an empty "pipe" (German: Leerrohr) for cabling going through the wall and outside down to the basement. The "pipe" holds fiber and coper cables inside, and "zip tied" to the outside of the "pipe" is a compressed air line to a compressor.

Having compressed air available for cleaning computers and other equipment is cool to have.


Well, what is there to say? I beefed up my setup even further to be able to achieve more and have fun getting to know the new hardware.

Have Fun!