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May 2013 Bit-tech Modding Update

May 2013 Bit-tech Modding Update

May has been an absolutely stonking month in our forums with several amazing projects coming up the home straight. We'll be taking a look at these today in our regular project log update, as well as projects that you've sent us to add to our modding databases.

The Case Mod Index - our database of case mods, now has well over 100 projects, which are filtered by case manufacturer and model. This means you can see what others have done with a case you might own or be thinking about buying and whether they've water-cooled it too.

The Scratchbuild Index is a similar database except it features cases made from scratch, filtered by materials used, motherboard size and case type. It's a great wayof finding some inspiration for your new projects.

May 2013 Bit-tech Modding Update UK modding and watercooling etailer Specialtech is offering a Xigmatek Aeigir CPU cooler every month and we'll be shipping the prize worldwide so everyone can enter. To be in with a chance of winning, just submit your project below.

How to submit Case Mods

If you're submitting a case mod (modified case), it must be complete with noticeable modifications (these can include spray paint/powder-coat or installed water-cooling hardware.) To submit your case mod you'll need to include the following information:

How to submit case mods
  • Your forum user name
  • Case (make and model)
  • URL to your project log (which must be in bit-tech's project log forum)
  • Project name
  • Is your PC water-cooled?
How to submit Scratchbuilds
  • Forum user name
  • Motherboard size - ATX, micro-ATX, mini ITX, other
  • Case type - tower/cube/desk/HTPC/other
  • Primary material - acrylic/metal/wood/composite/other or mixed
  • URL to your project log (which must be in bit-tech's project log forum)
  • Is your PC water-cooled? Y/N
Email your submissions to modding@bit-tech.net with 'Submit My Project' in the subject line.

Case Mod Index Stats for April:


Number of projects: 111
Top three case manufacturers: Cooler Master (24), Lian Li (21), SilverStone (13)
Top three popular cases: Silver Stone TJ-07 (7), Cooler Master ATCS 840 (5), Corsair Graphite 600T (4)

This month's winner was Citrus by ikem, who submitted his project (below) a few weeks ago to the Case Mod Index. The project was completed a couple of years ago but still looks fantastic.

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The Lian Li A05NB case has been modded from head to toe and at first glance appears like it should be water-cooled, given how much colour is on show. If you'd like to know more, head over to the project log.

Head over the page to see more eye-candy.