I've been giving my Dad crap for years because he always is some bigwig at some cool company, and never gets me any cool toys from where he works... not even a fricken t-shirt. He's been one of the Veeps over at Intel for about 5-6 years now, and I've been giving him a ton of crap about that... can't even get me a processor for god's sake. (though I recently discovered I can actually get processors for about 1/2 price, ok fair enough I guess.) Anyway, my Dad gives me a call a couple months ago and says "Ok, I have something for you..." See, Dad has recently taken control of the desktop and gaming division at Intel, and Intel has recently developed a series of gaming motherboards called "Skulltrail". Turns out they had 12 prototype desktops. Turns out they decided to send me one so I can be a field tester. I'm using it now to type this message... which is kinda overkill. The critical specs: - Skulltrail prototype motherboard (special modified server board with on-board hw raid accelerator and whatnot) - Dual Quad-Core Xeon Server Class Processors 3GHz (very rare "unlocked" processors, overclockable to 5GHz under normal cooling, 6 GHz with nitrogen cooling) - 4 gigs overclocked server RAM - Dual Nvidia 8800 GTX 768 Video Cards (admittedly not the top of the line now, but was when the box was originally built) - Ridiculously obnoxious liquid-cooled case setup Here's a couple pictures... ==1== The pallet that showed up and was sitting in my garage when I got home. My wife called to say "Your retardedly huge stupid computer thing showed up." I left work immediately. ==2== The computer out of the box next to my McDonald's diet coke to give you a sense of size. Overall this thing is loud as hell, weighs 90ish pounds and probably is costing me $4 a minute to run due to the power consumption, but good LORD does it run Photoshop fast. Now I probably should actually go install a game on it. :lmao: Anyway, figured you guys would get a kick out of it. Thanks for listening.