Sprocket and I have been um, a little self-indulgent of late.
OK, "self-indulgent" is an understatement...we've been throwing around cash like a drunken sailor, but life's too short etc., etc., etc.
Anyway, deliverymen have been beating down the path to my door and I thought I'd share some goodies.
First up is a trifle that harkens back to my clockmaking days-
This is a Nixie tube electronic clock.
Designed and custom fabricated by a Canadian, I saw the opportunity to get in on the initial run (28 units as it turns out) almost two months ago and was intrigued enough to buy in. The protype stage ( this is a pic of the original working model) was followed by the order for the final PCBs and parts and finally, the finished clocks.
Mine is due to be shipped tomorrow so I should have it in ten days or so.
All the rest is for the insatiable Sprocket.
I have been sitting on a DFI Expert motherboard for a while now and this little goodie seemed too wacky to pass up...
A Fragtek cooling kit.
Standing on risers above the motherboard, it places three 40mm fans over the memory slots and two 60mm fans over the PWM area. The kit has since been discontinued (probably due to overwhelming consumer apathy) but it's very weirdness appealed to me and I was able to acquire it for pennies on the dollar.
Naturally, weird as the original kit was, it wasn't quite outre enough so I also got these...
40mm double, counter-rotating fans.
At 12v they are the most obnoxious fans I've ever heard but undervolted to 5v they are near silent and push an astounding stream of air. They should be perfect to push this kit to the level of true absurdity.
It appears likely that Sprocket's Stacker case has a buyer.
I'm at least 80% certain at least, and that's all it took to pull the trigger on this...
The Silverstone TJ-07.
I've lusted after this since I first saw it and tomorrow one arrives (BTW, do not believe Newegg's claim of "three day" delivery...Jovian days maybe. Mine will have taken 6 days to arrive).
Since the watercooling in the Stacker is inextricably intertwined I'll also be replacing many of the waterloop components.
A new rad and fans are sitiing next to the desk right now but you'll see them as I post build pics.
The Seasonic S12 PSU was also custom fitted to the Stacker so I'll need a new PSU as well.
This is the one coming...
A black Hiper 580w.
One of my co-workers has had one for several months and I've been impressed with the performance and looks. It powers his dual Opteron, 7900GTX rig with no problem so I'm sure it'll be fine for Sprocket.
Naturally I'll be spashing Sprocket's new innards all over the forums, so keep tuned for details.