Mac Setups: Quad Display Mac & PC Cyber Security Pro Workstation

May 25, 2014 - 25 Comments

MacBook Pro Cyber Security professional setup

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Larry H, a Cyber Security pro who a combined Mac and Windows PC setup to make quite a workstation. Let’s jump in and learn a bit more…

Tell us a bit about the hardware in your setup

The Mac

Windows PC

  • Case – Corsair 800D
  • Memory – Corsair Vengence 2133mhz 16gb
  • CPU – Intel Core i7 3930k
  • GPU – Nvidia gtx msi 680
  • NZXT Temperature Module
  • Water cooling – Corsair h100
  • CD / DVD / Blur-ray – LG Mosaic Blueray
  • SSD – Corsair neutron gtx 120gb
  • HDD- Western Digital 3tb
  • MOBO- Gigaybye x79 up4

Displays & Accessories

  • Monitors (4 main) – Dell E2414H 24″
  • Left Monitor – HP Compaq 21.5″
  • Headset 1 – Astro headset with mix amp (new 2013 edition)
  • Keyboard – Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
  • Mouse – Razer Naga Epic
  • Headset 2 – Razer Magaladon 7.1
  • Headset 3- Turtle beach DP11
  • Headset 4- Corsair Vengence 1500V
  • Satechi 4 USB 3.0 port hub
  • 50″ VIZIO TV 120HZ 1080P
  • Playstation 3 Slim
  • SEKIO Black and Gold Watch
  • Real saddle leather messenger bag
  • Budwiser Black Crown Beer

What do you use your Apple gear for?

Everything from 3D Graphic Design, Music Production, Web Development, Cyber Security, Forensic Work

Are there any particular apps you use most often or you couldn’t do without?

Amethyst – for all the Xnomad geeks out there, this thing is a life saver, I will not go without it! F.lux, BetterSnaptool, Synergy (cross platform keyboard and mouse sharing utility covered here), VMware, Adobe CS6 suite master collection, FL Studio 10 producer edition, Logic Pro XAperture, Final Cut ProCinema 4D, WiresharkVolatile, CyFIR from Cytech, Brew, mutt, tmuxpiano barWee ChatConnect Wise, LogMeIn, Cisco Jabber.

There is so much I use, but that’s pretty much the gist of it.

Do you have any tips you want to share?

For those who want to use multi monitors, you will need “Diamond BVU195 HD USB 2.0 to VGA / DVI / HDMI Adapter (DisplayLink DL-195 Chipset)”, and make sure you download the latest display link drivers for it, or it will NOT work. 

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  1. Jake says:

    800GB HD???

  2. Peanut Butter says:

    damn that one cockpit. . . looking like you finna take off into space there

  3. Zungo Bungo says:

    I would prefer higher quality pictures of the setups, this one is a little hard to see what is going on and it took me a while to find the MacBook Pro.

    Also, what’s up with the lady on the big screen?? LOL!!!

    • Zungo Bungo says:

      For anyone else looking, the MacBook Pro is dark in the left corner. Hard to see anything beyond the lady face… :) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D :) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D:) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D :) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D :) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D :) ;) ;) :p :P :) ;D :) :D

    • larry h says:

      its not hard to see, and second its called t.v a its the sci-fi channel. the picture isnt dark, when i submitted the picture it was very very large, they have sized it down which makes it hard to see things

  4. Kingsford says:

    What kind of Lag are you getting with 3 USB Display Adapters? Thinking it’s not going to run very smoothly.

    • larry h says:

      im only running 1 adapter…the macbook pro has 2 thunderbolts and an hdmi port. and the adapter runs at 40-50 fps

  5. Hitch says:

    Cyber Security Pro Workstation? Really?
    It’s gamers workstation.

  6. Konstantinos says:

    It is possible to have 4 monitors on Mac Book Pro?

    How????

  7. T-Bone says:

    I’m surprised your mom lets you put that stuff in the wall. And seriously, this is not a setup, it’s a list of all the stuff he has. Who cares about his watch?

    • Ribeye says:

      Looks like a Mac setup to me. Why are you such a crank? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, T-Bone?

    • larry h says:

      jealousy is a sad mental issue, you should get help. i smell a pathetic human being by the kid name t-bone. i listed the watch because in the larger picture, (which they didn’t use they edited the file size) you can see everything on the desk, it’s listed incase someone asks, because it’s very hard to find some of the things in the room if someone wishes to buy them. get some help kid.

  8. Roko says:

    Cyber Security Pro and yet nothing is locked while AFK
    FAIL

  9. Matt says:

    Wow, this is an AMAZING setup. I wish there were more pics!

    I had NO idea you could drive that many monitors off of a MacBook Pro, VERY cool. Good performance? Any degradation in speed from that? Makes me want to upgrade!

    Is the PC running Linux as well as Windows? I know we’re not supposed to ‘like’ PC’s as Mac users (according to the unwritten rules) but you can’t beat gaming on a PC… Macs are just not built for games.

    Love the overhead LCD TV with PS3 too, what a great way to burn off steam or pass the time while waiting for tasks to complete!

    • larry h says:

      yes the pc runs arch linux, built with no DE just AWM (Awesome Window Manager) a window managing Xorg Framework, thank you for the kind words, seems to be a lot of haters in here these days. only one of my displays uses the adapter and it runs at 40-50 fps not too bad of a lag at all, and there is no loss in performance, but i will tell you, adding more screens add about 10mb of ram per screen, it’s minimal but it is notable as this increases per resolution, so running over 1080p you can see a 50mb increase per screen, it’s just something to note.

      to me the performance is top notch, note that i do use a stripped version of os x because i use brew to create a xorg framework to run command line tools, which is less intensive and faster, but everything runs great. and the TV just helps to keep track of things and of course some gaming. if there’s anything you need to know just ask

  10. S. Malori says:

    Why do the complainers and haters even bother commenting? Internet trolls are the worst.

    This is a great workstation. If you’re whining, how about we see YOUR workstation!

  11. Cleyton Joseph says:

    Don’t bother with all the free hate, I believe you worked hard to achieve such an awesome setup.

    But there is something that I (IMHO) think is incorrect. It’s not a Quad monitors setup, it’s a “six” monitors setup, as the HP is part of the list and also the “Macbook Pro screen” could be mentioned/used as monitor if needed.

    Cheers from Brazil man, peace to you all =D

  12. eHDF says:

    I think we all should see as this work station as optimistic addition.

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