July 2012 Project Log Update and Case Mod Index Competition Winner
This is our regular monthly look at some of the best PC modding projects on or forum and also to see what's new with bit-tech'sCase Mod Index - our very own database of PC mods and a look at some of the latest up and coming talent from our PC project log forum. If you haven't heard of our Case Mod Index, it's a list of case mods, sorted by case model and manufacturer, making it easy to see what other modders have done with a particular case, or simply as an easy way of viewing a whole load of completed projects.
This might be useful if you're not sure how to add water-cooling hardware to your case, or lacking inspiration for your next modding project.
There are now over 80 projects in the index since it went live, spanning 19 different case manufacturers and over 50 different case models. New this month are mods using Asus, BitFenix and B-Move cases as well as new projects in the Lian Li and Cooler Master sections.
The Case Mod Index now has an awesome sponsor in the form of UK modding and watercooling etailer Specialtech. Submit your case mod and you could be in with a chance of winning an awesome Xigmatek Aeigir CPU cooler. One will be up for grabs every month and we'll be shipping the prize world-wide so everyone can enter.
This month the winner is Tom Pocock, aka Appleby on our forum who added Corsair 600T project called Deep End to the index recently. Well done Tom! We'll be in touch.
We need you're help to grow the index, so if you've finished modding your PC, then we'd love to add yours to the Case Mod Index - you can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Submit My Mod' in the subject line. You're mod must be complete with noticeable modifications (these can include spray paint/powder-coat or installed water-cooling hardware. You'll also need to include the following information:
Case (make and model)
URL to your project log (which must be in bit-tech's project log forum)
Whether or not your PC is water-cooled
This is not for scratch-built cases and make sure your project log's photos are visible - ie you're photobucket account hasn't expired!
We'll be adding more projects to the database regularly so be sure to check back often to see all the new projects!
Project Log update
There's been some fantastic work going on in our project log forum this month and here are a selection of this work in July's project log update. First up is Ice Blue by forum user Ficu. If you're into super-clean mods then this one's for you.
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Ficu chose the attractive NZXT Switch 810 case for his build but the real magic is in his choice of water-cooling components. Everything right down to the waterblock O-rings were picked to match the colour scheme. It's this kind of attention to detail that made Ice Blue stand out from the crowd.
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By far the most impressive part of Ice Blue is the coolant. Ficu chose Mayhem's Blue Berry from its popular pastel range of pre-mixed coolants. The result is spectacular and combined with copious amounts of chrome fittings, Ice Blue is sure to be one of the best-looking water-cooled projects of 2012.