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whiskeylover
January 13th, 2012, 06:16 PM
Yes, I'm a geek and my wife knows it. Therefore she keeps buying me nerdy stuff like this on my birthdays.

(purchased from thinkgeek.com)

What are some of your geeky/nerdy toys that you're embarrassed/proud to tell everyone about?

GraeW
January 13th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Love it! I haven't been to Think Geek in a while.. time to go back.

The only "geek" thing I've had on my desk at work is a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and a couple old Koosh balls.. I just started here and am just now getting my inner geek displaying on the desk.

whiskeylover
January 13th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Love it! I haven't been to Think Geek in a while.. time to go back.

Thanks : )

For those interested - http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/a66b/?srp=3

CharlesA
January 13th, 2012, 06:33 PM
That is just awesome.

I have an Aperture Science Mug (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/c7cc/).

Oh.. and some StarGate stuff... :p

Phrea
January 13th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Sorry to say man, but your wife did it wrong (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Brick-Calendar-853195).

Basher101
January 13th, 2012, 09:16 PM
does this qualify as a geek toy?


http://ompldr.org/tYzY5OA (http://ompldr.org/vYzY5OA)

CharlesA
January 13th, 2012, 09:18 PM
Shiney...

Er, I mean, yes it counts. :p

TheNerdAL
January 13th, 2012, 09:28 PM
I wish I had a wife that bought me nerdy stuff. :( But then again, I'm 18.







I wish i had a girlfriend that bought me nerdy stuff. :(

Basher101
January 13th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Shiney...

Er, I mean, yes it counts. :p

the bill for it all shined with its big numbers too...^^ what you cannot see on the photo is how big the graphics card actually is...wait a sec i will make a photo quick...

http://ompldr.org/tYzY5OQ (http://ompldr.org/vYzY5OQ) i have 3 mm space at the front^^

CharlesA
January 13th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Holy cow. Three fans on that thing.

GraeW
January 13th, 2012, 10:48 PM
c'mon now.. not enough fans... you can't launch that thing without at least six more fans! ;)

(and yes.. very shiny!)

Basher101
January 13th, 2012, 10:59 PM
c'mon now.. not enough fans... you can't launch that thing without at least six more fans! ;)

(and yes.. very shiny!)

you kidding me? that box runs ice-cold on idle (i got 23 C CPU temps, room temp is 20). On full load i never got above 65 C with the CPU fan and case fans at minimum speeds..my Graphics card never went over 68 C also with minimum fan speeds. When its under load and i hold my hand at the back, its just a bit warm (like a hair dryer without enough power to heat the air properly)

lisati
January 13th, 2012, 11:19 PM
holy cow. Three fans on that thing.

+1

Basher101
January 13th, 2012, 11:23 PM
+1

actually, i have 4. One is in the front somewhere between the fron panel and the case itself.

note: my graphics card isn't any better^^

http://ompldr.org/tYzY5OQ (http://ompldr.org/vYzY5OQ)

note 2: this is my first custom built pc. I assembled it in ~4 hours and had all the wiring done right with one attempt (still proud for it^^). Mounting the CPU cooler was a pain...its hard to hold 1 kg still enough to place it with enough precision.

and what i laughed at, it took me 4 hours to install windows (it just did not want to install from the usb drive...said my DVD drive needed drivers....got it done after rushing to the store buying a dvd and popping it in <.<) and installing ubuntu took me ~25 minutes^^

MG&TL
January 13th, 2012, 11:30 PM
Shiny...:shock:


Nice PC, basher!

Nerd toys...I have one of these: http://arduino.cc/

Which is a lot of fun. I had it on wheels the other day.

Basher101
January 13th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Shiny...:shock:


Nice PC, basher!

Nerd toys...I have one of these: http://arduino.cc/

Which is a lot of fun. I had it on wheels the other day.

thanks^^

that looks cute :D

whiskeylover
January 17th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Sorry to say man, but your wife did it wrong (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Brick-Calendar-853195).

Understandable... since she's not a nerd. :D

BrokenKingpin
January 17th, 2012, 05:56 PM
I could spend way too much money at Think Geek... awesome website.