So I’ve been taking my priorities seriously (having fun) and decided to drive up the the famous PDXLAN event in Portland OR. I’m a gamer myself and while I don’t consider myself “Tournament Worthy”, the thought of piling into a large LAN event has always had my curiosity. While I have played online multiplayer games myself for some time now, I never attended an actual LAN event. PDXLAN has been at it and perfecting the event for many years now, and this round was #19, an event starting at 6:00PM on Friday carried on throughout Monday with a slew of gaming tournaments, prizes, and general gaming fun. I particularly enjoyed seeing the variety of computer case builds, visiting with fellow gamers, and generally enjoying a weekend of gaming. What is better than gaming at home? How about gaming with 500 other gamers that share that same passion, tournaments, and prizes.
Before going to far, I would like to give special thanks for Jeremy and Dennis at Danger Den for sponsoring a seat at the event. I think they have me hooked!
Since I had never been to a LAN before, I didn’t really spend much time thinking about portability and space. At the moment I had my torture rack setup with a quad rad mounted horizontally with my pump suspended off the back. That worked well for easy changing out of blocks, but it didn’t look very nice and took up quite a bit of desk space. Soo…in an effort to make my rack more compact and LAN-able, I decided to switch out the quad rad and pump. I installed my two XSPC RX and EX triple radiators vertically, and installed my Danger Den monsoon reservoir D5 pump combo to clean up the clutter. In addition