When we delved back into our project log forum after Christmas, we were amazed at how much work had taken place over the festive period. Scores of new projects were posted, and we saw plenty of updates to existing ones as well.
This made our job of picking just six for the first edition of Mod of the Month in 2011 very difficult indeed. We managed to pick them, though, and we now have some fantastic projects for your to feast your eyes on. As always, don't forget to vote for your favourite, and make sure you check out the respective owner's project log for the latest updates too.
If you're new to bit-tech and modding, or haven't ventured into our forums yet, make sure you check out our Modding and Project Logs forums, as well as our Modding section, where you'll find guides and articles written by the makers of some of the best projects we've seen. Also, if you somehow managed to miss our epic Mod of the Year competition, then take a look at it, as it showcases some eye-popping projects that demonstrate the very best work from bit-tech's modding community during 2010.
We're proud to have the legendary Mnpctech sponsoring Mod of the Month. The Mnpctech guys are regulars on our forums and, in addition to being avid modders themselves with some awesome projects to their name, the Mnpctech online store is also well worth a visit from every modder. Mnpctech is offering its brand new modding ruler to the winner, among other prizes. Check out the short video below for a fascinating two-minute insight into how the ruler is made.
The winner of Mod of the Month will get one of these awesome prizes from the Mnpctech store itself. There will be some new and exciting products from Mnpctech on the horizon too, but for now feast your eyes on these pieces of true PC bling.
The first ruler for PC builders and modders. It includes measurements in inches and millimetres, along with a built-in computer screw-gauge to determine the exact thread-size. Meanwhile, the templates save time when determining screw-hole locations for internal and external drives, and it includes diameters for Vandal switches and water-cooling barbs and hoses. The ruler is CNC-milled from 1/8in-thick 6061 billet aluminum for use in demanding environments, and all the calibrations are CNC-engraved to withstand extensive wear.
CNC-machined from 0.75in-thick aluminium. Includes four fasteners and nuts. 0.25in mounting hole, 0.75in-width x 6.25in length x 1 and 11/16in height.
Thanks to Mnpctech for stumping up such fantastic prizes again this month. Last time, we had six new projects going head-to-head, and each one has the potential to become a classic project in its own right. In first place last month was the awesome L3p D3sk - Silent Workstation by forum user l3p, which beat Epic PC: Kyubu by Djayness by just a couple of points. Meanwhile, the sequel to Mod of the Year's second place project, Level 11, came in third in the form of Level Twelve by slipperyskip.