1. The desk surface was constructed by Danger Den of two sandwiched, laser-cut layers of clear acrylic bolted to an aluminum frame.
2. A half-gallon of glycol runs through 15 feet of Tygon tubing and a radiator, cooling the processors.
3. To support our Times Square lighting, we used an Antec TruePower Quattro kilowatt power supply.
4. Two 300-GB 10,000-rpm VelociRaptor hard drives handle storage.
5. Synaptics engineered us this one-of-a-kind, flush-mounted touchpad with an integrated proximity sensor and light.
6. At the heart of our system is XFX’s 790i Ultra SLI motherboard, outfitted with 4 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM and a 3.0-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor.
7. This worthless 15-inch custom PCI-E cable did not work—so we replaced it.
8. We cooled our PaLit GeForce GTX 280 graphics card with Danger Den’s Tieton water block.
9. Seven fans circulate air within the desk—and 13 bright-blue neon lights blind the user at the desk.
10. Ejecting up from the desk surface is a Sony BDU-X10S Blu-ray drive.
A couple of thoughts regarding Popular Mechanics' build:

1. Isn't 1000W too much? Even with all that lighting?
2. Why make the Blu-Ray drive eject upwards? Liquid can't leak into a side-mounted drive IMO.


Sep 14, 2005

I thought that a PC was to be user friendly, not to try to blind the user...