Comfort Shopping #1: More computer bling

Some people do comfort food. Me, I comfort shop. Not that I’m particularly upset that Jac will be away for so long (as I’ve said, I do miss her already, but it’s not really that big a deal), … but any excuse to treat myself!

Well, as you all know, I got myself some new 5.1 surround sound speakers. They finally arrived on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, I’ve been so busy I didn’t get a chance to even take them out of the box until Thursday evening.

But before that, I had something else to install! A new front intake case fan for my computer. The original fan that came with the case is still RMA and I have no idea when a replacement will be sent to me. Being an impatient Aries, I got sick of waiting for it. My hard drive has been at least 10 degrees hotter on the warmer days we’ve been having without the fan blowing air on it. So when I saw this fan for $12 I thought, what the hell, I’ll just buy it. It’s a Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm case fan (the one I got is the A1973). It particularly appealed to the me because of its flashing multi-coloured LEDs. My friend MK said teasingly, “You can switch the lights off in your study and hold raves there now!” (Uh-huh, riiiight.)

First, the view from the front (you can see my front left speaker too in this photo),

Case fan from front, pinky blue  Case fan from front, more blue

I found it impossible to capture the different colours with the camera from the front. I found it easier to take photos of the different colours from the inside, with the side panel off. I did make an animated gif out of these images, but it looked crappy because I hadn’t kept the camera in the exact position for each shot, so I’ve chosen to bombard you with multiple nerdy pictures. As you can see, I only have one SATA hard disk drive in there. I hope to add more eventually.

Case fan flashing, bluish purple  Case fan flashing, blue  Case fan flashing, purpley blue  Case fan flashing, greeny blue  Case fan flashing, almost pinkish

I was a little concerned that it would be distracting to have that flashing within my peripheral vision all the time, but that hasn’t been a problem. It’s just as easy to sit and work at the computer not noticing it as it is pleasing to deliberately sit and watch it.

More posts coming right up (But wait! There’s more!)

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