Mac Setup: Dual Display iMac 27″ and a Decked Out PC
This weeks featured Mac setup is the home desk of Matthew M., an IT Systems Administrator who has a great personal workstation. Let’s jump right to it and learn more about this setup, the hardware, and how it’s put to use:
What hardware is included in your Mac setup?
- iMac 27″ (late 2013 model) – 3.5GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB 1600Mhz DDR RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096MB GPU, 250 GB SSD (primary drive) 500GB HD (secondary drive)
- 24″ BenQ 2420HD Display used as a second monitor, which has a nice matching silver bottom like the iMacs, it’s a great secondary display!
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Windows PC with 40″ Philips Display and the following specs:
- Case: Corsair 780t Full tower
- CPU: Intel i5 4690k O/C @4.2GHz
- Mem: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3
- HD1: Samsung EVO 850 500GB
- HD2: Seagate’s 1TB Constellation ES
- Graphics: MSI GTX 970 – SLI
- MB: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK
- Cooler: NZXT – Kracken X31 closed loop
- PSU: Antec 620Watt
- Display: Philips BDM4065UC 40″ 4K UHD LED Monitor
- Audio: Schiit Magni 2 Uber/Modi 2 DAC
- Speakers: Creative T50 wireless/bluetooth speakers
- Audioengine D1 Digital-to-Analog Converter
- Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers
Why did you go with this particular Mac setup? What do you use your Apple gear for?
I chose this model for video editing, photo editing, and design, also playing FLAC music through my AudioEngine D1 DAC and AudioEngine A5+ drivers.
I use my iMac for mostly study and music/photo editing.
What apps do you use most often?
Do you have any tips or helpful information you want to share with OSXDaily readers?
For people that sit at computers all day like me, screen brightness is an issue. I use a program called flux so that I don’t get so blinded using my screen at night and during the day. Definitely recommended to all Mac users.
Editor note: Flux is an excellent app that we’ve written about before, it is effective, highly recommended, free, and cross-platform compatible!
Now it’s your turn! Do you have an interesting Mac setup you want to share? Go here to get started, it’s basically a matter of taking a few high quality pictures, answering some questions about hardware and usage, and sending it on in!
Or you can choose to browse through other featured Mac setups, there are plenty of great ones out there!