After years spent on computers I decided I should make a list of all the gear/software/etc. I would recommend to people, and here it is.


  • Motherboards: Anything with an Intel chipset.
  • CPU: Intel
  • Professional Sound Card: M-Audio Delta 24/96 (Most reliable, cheap recording sound card)
  • Gaming Sound Card: X-Fi


  • Music Player: foobar2000
  • Media Center: Plex
  • Video Player: VLC
  • Defrag: Defraggler

Windows Server Related

  • Mail Server: hMailServer (Free, open-source)
  • Anti-spam: ASSP (Free, open-source, easy to install)