Yeah... I had hoped for more too. It actually got stuck @ $2800 before I jumped in and told the buyers that I would personally come to their house and set it up... then the bids started flowing again.
The case was supposed to have been autographed, and it was not. I fear that was what doomed it to a sub $4000 bid. All I wanted to do was to try and at least break even. And I think, with all of the hardware that was inside the computer, I did just that. A computer this powerful will appeal to a pretty limited market. I think I found the one guy with money last night that is willing to not only own it, but appreciate it.
Next up, I have a quick build with my son, then I finish up DST for my friend, then I *hopefully* start up on my build for Quakecon.
All of this, and I am agressively pursuing the purchase of our first house... I may have a gap in my plans if we hook the hacienda! That will eat a few weeks out of my modding time while I move and get settled!
Thank you for the support guys!
Right now, I have a 17" LCD that I have borrowed from an un-named location... so I am still looking for a permanent monitor! (It cracks me up that I got so much expensive hardware donated, and the hardest thing that I have had getting is a device that is very commonplace! Very Odd indeed!)
I'll have pictures of the event up as soon as my energy goes back up! (last night was exhausting!)