The SilverStone SST-FP54-B from Sundial Micro retails for $89 US. It's a luxury purchase for a modder but it is not the most expensive complete VFD display on the market. Matrix Orbital produces a similar unit priced at a minimum of $40 more and CrystalFontz produces several variations that are priced approximately $10-$15 less though the CrystalFontz electronics are mounted on a 5.25" drive plate rather than contained within a housing.
Displays that are more configurable for graphics are very much more expensive. A USB connection to the motherboard may be more desirable but snaking the parallel port cable out of the rear of the PCI isn't a concern as it isn't in obvious sight. Using a parallel connecting also does not occupy up a USB connection; internal header or external port. The SilverStone SST-FP54-B is easy to install. A driver and the Smartie software must be downloaded and the Sundial Micro and SilverStone websites have complete instructions.
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