Clocker says goodbye to watercooling.
In fact, I'm giving up on monster PCs altogether.
For the past few years I have spent uncounted amounts of money and endless hours assembling high performance, mostly watercooled, PCs for myself.
It was a hobby and I enjoyed it immensely.
I never actually used/exploited the capabilities of these beasts because quite frankly, I rarely do more than cruise the web and watch the occasional movie.
Mostly, I enjoyed the assembly process.
Since I bought the new car I've found a new way to squander my cash and energy so I've begun to liquidate (horrible pun intended) all the goodies that have been sitting idle for so long.
My coworker Eric and I collaborated on this latest (and nearly final) machine- he provided the hardware (dual socket 940 Opteron server board w/ 1GB registered RAM, 6800 Ultra vid card, 3 x 250GB Seagate HDDs) and I housed and cooled them (Coolermaster Stacker- extensively modified, Thermochill 3x120 rad, EK rez, Mpc355 pump w/ Petra top, DD Maze4 on the vid and D-tek and Swiftech blocks on the CPUs).
It is going to be used as a server by a local business (yes, the vid card is ridiculous in a server but it's the only AGP card we still had amongst us).
The cabling had not been finished in these shots, in fact, the PSU will probably be changed altogether but we await the customer's decision on budget.
I think my next PC is going to be a Shuttle or something like that but I really haven't looked into it much and probably won't till later this summer.
Was fun while it lasted.