Developer Shopping Spree 2019


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By Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack, Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, and Joe Zack. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We discuss this year’s shopping spree only to learn that Michael spent too much, Allen spent too much, and Joe spent too much.

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Survey Says

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How often do you replace your computer?
  • Every few years. My guild needs me.
  • After every Apple announcement.
  • I upgrade it until I no longer can and can't stand the wait.
  • Never. And this 486 is still rocking Doom.
  • Every time my company gives me a new computer. When I change jobs.


  • A huge thank you to everyone that left us a review:
    • iTunes: Rwerikson181, harbinger2009, ar_dove, porkNubbins
    • Stitcher: SpartanFanDMD

Who Spent it Better?

Michael’s Stormtrooper Build

Price Description
$189.98 CORSAIR CRYSTAL 570X RGB Mid-Tower Case, 3 RGB Fans, Tempered Glass – White (CC-9011110-WW) (Amazon)
$89.99 Honorable mention: Fractal Design Meshify C – Compact Mid Tower Computer Case – Airflow/Cooling – 2X Fans Included – PSU Shroud – Modular Interior – Water-Cooling Ready – USB3.0 – Tempered Glass Side Panel – White (Amazon)
$135.37 CORSAIR RMX White Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply- White (Amazon)
$334.69 CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW64GX4M4C3200C16W (Amazon)
$155.99 CORSAIR H100i RGB PLATINUM SE AIO Liquid CPU Cooler,240mm,Dual LL120 RGB PWM Fans, Intel 115x/2066,AMD AM4/TR4 (Amazon)
$471.99 Intel – Core i9-9900K Octa-Core 3.6 GHz Desktop Processor (Amazon)
$6.15 Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G Thermal Paste (Amazon)
$449.92 Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series – 2TB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S2T0B/AM) (Amazon)
$246.00 GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/3xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming Motherboard) (Amazon)
$1299.99 Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme 11G Graphics Card, 3X Stacked Windforce Fans, 11GB 352-bit GDDR6, Gv-N208TAORUS X -11GC Video Card (Amazon)

Allen’s Build?, err Purchase

Price Description
Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX 2070 / 32GB Ram / 1Tb SSD (Amazon) $2,779.00
Intel 660p 2Tb NVME SSD (Amazon) $184.99
XP-PEN Deco Pro Medium Graphics Tablet (Amazon) $129.99
Desk Undermount PC Holder (Amazon) $49.98
4k 60Hz Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter (Amazon) $15.99
Universal Desktop TV / Monitor Stand (Amazon) $40.99
Portable Full HD 1080p Display USB-C, HDMI, Mini Display Port (Amazon) $169.99
Logitech c930e Webcam – Video Encoding Handled in Camera (Amazon) $74.00
USB3 Multi-Card Reader / Writer (Amazon) $15.99
Grizzy Conductonaut Liquid Metal Thermal Compound (Amazon) *** Not for the faint of heart *** $14.99
Oculus Quest no PC Required VR (Amazon) $399.00

Joe’s Clampett Build

Price Description
$471.99 Intel Core i9-9900K (Amazon)
$164.52 MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC LGA1151 (Amazon)
$900.60 EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC (Amazon)
$273.99 Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 2666 (Amazon)
$119.89 CORSAIR RMX Series, RM750x (Amazon)
$460.00 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB (Amazon)
$49.99 Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (Amazon)
$74.90 Be quiet! Dark Rock 4, BK021, 200W TDP, CPU Cooler (Amazon)

Resources We Like

Tip of the Week

  • Find a new color theme for every season. (
  • Filter only the requests with errors – Google chrome network (Stack Overflow)
  • So many reasons to join ACM.
  • Take control of Chrome discarding/reloading your currently open tabs with chrome://discards/.
  • Build Your Own X (GitHub)
  • Material Theme UI, the only IntelliJ theme you will ever need. (
  • Joe’s reasons to use Kotlin:
    • Reason #417 – apply
      • Consider these examples:
        • C# var p = new Person { firstName = "Joe", lastName = "Zack" };
        • Kotlin: val p = getPerson().apply { firstName = "Joe"; lastName = "Zack" }
      • Unlike C#’s object initializers that can only be called when new‘ing up an object, Kotlin’s apply method can be called at any time.

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