Many of you may have been wondering about the lack of posts here lately.
Well, about 10 days ago, my new kick-ass system had a literal meltdown. The power supply failed and burned up, filling the entire house with smoke and setting off the fire alarms, etc. Good thing I was home at the time! I yanked all the cables loose and ran the unit outside. What a sight - if any of you have ever seen an electrical fire, you know that it can product a tremendous amount of smoke (but not much in the way of actual fire), all of which smells like copper.
Alienware decided it was a serious enough failure to warrant complete analysis, so I had to ship the entire system back. Their biggest concern was potential internal electrical or smoke damage, specifically relating to the water-cooling systems.
So, off the thing went - they paid for the FedEx pickup and all shipping costs of course, but just being without that sucker for close to two weeks is painful. Just received an update that I should have it back by next Sunday.
All set with my new POS plan, and my main and alt are skilled up and ready to deploy the loaded Iteron V's. Hopefully I will be back online and into W-space by this time next week...
Until then, safe flying!