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Moment of Geek: CPU Desk

Talk about a geeky DIY project! A guy named Matt spent the last couple of months collecting scrap CPUs and creating an elaborate CPU desk. The project began this spring when Matt and his co-workers started upgrading a customer's computer and realized several hundred Itanium CPUs, in perfect working order, were going to be scrapped. Inspired by a computer chip trivet article, he decided to improve his desktop by tiling it with the old CPUs.

"I’m well pleased with the result – this is probably one of the better-looking things that I’ve ever made," Matt says on his blog. "The chips glow nicely in the light of the monitor, when working in a dark room at night (shows dirt badly - I had to take the glass out again to clean those chips in front of the screen one more time). I had thought about putting some sort of lighting under the glass (LEDs or cold-cathodes), but I’m glad I didn’t. I think it works just fine as it is."
Source: Neatorama

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steen steen 9 years
Wow, this is pretty innovative! Very unique!
flowidme flowidme 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
fantastically creative! love it
Hollisterbabe01 Hollisterbabe01 9 years
Very cool! but i wouldnt buy it!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
That is a great use of old cpu parts! Maybe I will start work on my old Macs gathering dust in the basement!
ElectricLove ElectricLove 9 years
Love it. I recycle loads of my old hardware in stuff like that. Pure gold.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 9 years
Pimpy. Matt did a really nice job.
quelle quelle 9 years
very cool. i'm inspired to make random stuff out of old cpus now.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
that is kewl! they should take a photo of the light he's talking about.
KittyToy KittyToy 9 years
tmenotte tmenotte 9 years
I think I might have to make one of these for my husband!!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I like it. Well done.
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