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Mod of the Month July 2011

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Stark.Jr 11th August 2011, 18:25 Quote
My first built in did cost 700skr (70Euro) and in that price hardwear was in that price to, and i was showing it up in school and my class did relly like the work that i did do and that was the best thing that have happend to me. So im just saying a computer mod dont need to cost like 1000Euros to be awesome, you just need to put you heart down in it and show evry one that this mod is something that you stand for and is proud for.

Mod whit your heart not you money!

//S.Jr
Teelzebub 11th August 2011, 18:54 Quote
Lol while I agree with most of the comments in this case there really isn't a cheap way of doing it in fact I'm doing it as cheap as it could possibly be done it involves stainless steel mild steel a lot of laser cutting and finally hand crafted glass which is my department there's no cheap way of doing it, Tbh I have no wish for it to be entered in the Mod of the Month I'm doing for my own reasons.

But this is all irrelevant because its not the point I was making the fact still remains that a sponsored build will always have that advantage over an unsponsored one
GuilleAcoustic 11th August 2011, 19:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by monkeyfun
It depends, how do the parts for the Volvo Hatchback look? Are they cleverly installed in a way I didn't think possible? Is the car frame in an appealing shape? People vote for kit cars all the time and they have Volvo insides.

When I vote, I'm looking at the case and the implementation. If I want to vote for cool parts, I'll buy them from the retailer.

Just look at what people can do with a little VW van .... I learnd not to juge thing at what they look like. I was lucky enough to drive this car on a circuit during 1h for my 30th birthday :

http://www.caterham.co.uk/assets/images/showroom/R500/r500a.jpg

... A Caterham R500, it doesn't looks like it but it achieves the 0-100 Km/H in only 2.5s !!!!

Fancy hardware is good, but people can build gorgeous thing with almost nothing. Example : Vulcanus, hand forged computer case (with modest hardware in it)

RAafzUscHck

http://technabob.com/blog/2008/08/21/vulcanus-heavy-metal-casemod-by-blacksmith/

http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/vulcanus_pc_open.jpg
kzinti1 11th August 2011, 19:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Teelzebub
Personally I agree with Carrie on this knowing just how expensive it is to build one off rigs the sponsored builder is always going to have the advantage so more likely to win.

I would much rather see a build done by someone that had to pay for all of the build them self, Don't get me wrong here there's a place for the sponsored builder but I don't believe they should be put in the same competitions as the unsponsored one's

Same here. The modder with the most sponsored support, both monetary, parts and even more importantly, the availability of the help of professional engineers from the sponsors, gives a completely unfair advantage to the sponsored modder. I also can't figure out how these sponsored modders can afford the time it takes for a real job, family and doing these time intensive mods. It's hard to imagine some of these modders not making an entire living doing this from money given by the sponsors of their projects.
Carrie 11th August 2011, 19:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Angel OD
Don't mess with my volvo!

Promise, honest (hub has a volvo anyway )
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Originally Posted by monkeyfun
It depends, how do the parts for the Volvo Hatchback look? Are they cleverly installed in a way I didn't think possible? Is the car frame in an appealing shape? People vote for kit cars all the time and they have Volvo insides.

When I vote, I'm looking at the case and the implementation. If I want to vote for cool parts, I'll buy them from the retailer.

I was assuming that one would be equally creative and inventive with both sets of parts
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Just look at what people can do with a little VW van .... I learnd not to juge thing at what they look like. I had the change to drive this car for my 30th birthday :

http://www.caterham.co.uk/assets/images/showroom/R500/r500a.jpg

... A Caterham R500, it doesn't looks like but it drives you from 0 - 100 Km/H in only 2.5s !!!!

Fine if you're 5' or have VERY long legs and a short torso otherwise you end up with a headache you wouldn't belief from the wind hitting you in the forehead - for 250 miles on a motorway take it from me it's not fun, I know, I've tried it :p
Carrie 11th August 2011, 19:38 Quote
Sorry, repost :o lol

Edit: knew this would come in handy.
vvv You again? Who said they didn't understand the difference? And if you stopped to read my first post you'd know I said I actually appreciated the non-sponsored ones more.
Jipa 11th August 2011, 19:48 Quote
Meh it's the voters' fault if they don't understand the difference between the case and the hardware inside it.

If there should be two categories then it's mod and scratch build, because that's where the real difference is.

I'm so tired with the attitude of "oh wow cool, I'd do something like that if I had the tools, the materials, the resources, the facilities (choose 1 or 2 of these)". It's not so big on this forum, but I've seen that time and time again on other forums and hobbies and it's just bullshit. We've seen so great low budget mods on this forum alone I take insult on such comments. Incredible stuff can be done and problems solved if someone REALLY has a great idea and wants to get it done. </RANT>

Nice entries this month. CarPC does it for me.
GuilleAcoustic 11th August 2011, 19:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carrie
Fine if you're 5' or have VERY long legs and a short torso otherwise you end up with a headache you wouldn't belief from the wind hitting you in the forehead - for 250 miles on a motorway take it from me it's not fun, I know, I've tried it :p

Got the headache, I'm 6' with 3' long legs :(. But that was 1h of pure pleasure, one of my dream came true :o:D .... next one : A Morgan Roadster V6

http://www.potn.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/morgan-v6-roadster-photo11.jpg
Stark.Jr 11th August 2011, 19:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
Meh it's the voters' fault if they don't understand the difference between the case and the hardware inside it.

If there should be two categories then it's mod and scratch build, because that's where the real difference is.

I'm so tired with the attitude of "oh wow cool, I'd do something like that if I had the tools, the materials, the resources, the facilities (choose 1 or 2 of these)". It's not so big on this forum, but I've seen that time and time again on other forums and hobbies and it's just bullshit. We've seen so great low budget mods on this forum alone I take insult on such comments. Incredible stuff can be done and problems solved if someone REALLY has a great idea and wants to get it done. </RANT>

Nice entries this month. CarPC does it for me.

+1
Teelzebub 11th August 2011, 20:01 Quote
Meh
Gentleman_Dingo 11th August 2011, 20:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carrie
I was assuming that one would be equally creative and inventive with both sets of parts

Well of course, in a vaccuum that would be true. But we don't create in a vacuum. The only way your assertion would be true is if the same person created the same exact case with different parts inside of it. And that's not what we're voting on...

The other thing to consider is the chicken and the egg. Do you think these sponsored folks just get sponsored at random? No, a sponsor picks them because they they excel at their artistry and their craft. They know if they get their parts in there they will be noticed because the MOD WOULD HAVE BEEN COOL TO BEGIN WITH. Look at the mod histories over all of the nominated people. They've all done excellent work and they're all improving with each mod.

Most of all, I think it's hilarious that GlaDOS is proving your opinion wrong. It is getting votes and it's not full of sponsored parts.
GuilleAcoustic 11th August 2011, 20:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stark.Jr
+1

+2 ... some have the ideas, other have the skillz and sometimes you fins someone who has both idea and skillz (and this is very irritating).

I bought myself a few second-hand hand tools for my upcoming scratch build (code name Minilith) since I can't afford brand new tools (Flea market often are a real treasure). Plus I really want to work the wood with my hand since it is a far to noble material.

With Patience, research (google, books, etc) and try try try ... you can achieve miracles.
LooseNeutral 11th August 2011, 20:08 Quote
Details wins me over $$$$. the best toys, 5 axis milling, made of silver-Gold and blessed by Elf lords won't. Creative execution. built with a frigg'n jigsaw, shotgun, file, butter knife, tweezers.... pickle sticks or cnc's. The deviled eggs are in the details.
Carrie 11th August 2011, 20:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by monkeyfun
Most of all, I think it's hilarious that GlaDOS is proving your opinion wrong. It is getting votes and it's not full of sponsored parts.

:) Do you mean this opinion I posted about appreciating non-sponsored builds more? :?
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Originally Posted by Carrie
Forgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.

Or are you referring to the question I posed?
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Originally Posted by Carrie
So if you were doing a scratch build car and someone gave you all the parts under the body work for a Ferrari, do you think people would like the end result more than if you could only afford to buy the parts for a Volvo hatchback?

BTW I voted for a non-sponsored build :D
Karrek 11th August 2011, 22:27 Quote
Great choices this month! And I'm glad that we are getting an increase in votes overall too. good community.

I vote on creativity and how much the project inspires me or wow's me. Sponsorship doesn't matter to me when voting. Sure I would like sponsorship on my future projects, but we'll see what happens. Components also don't mean too much to me, as computers have varying purposes and don't always need the biggest, fastest, quietest, etc part. Components also get outdated quickly.
All of us have different balances in our lives on how much time and money we put into everything: home, work, school, family, modding, other hobbies, etc. We don't need to feel the need to match the balance (or funding levels or equipment) that the next person has... As long as we get some fulfillment and enjoyment out of this activity - isn't that the purpose of a hobby?
Waynio 12th August 2011, 00:20 Quote
:) I voted for for all this month they are all great projects ;).
Gentleman_Dingo 12th August 2011, 01:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Karrek
All of us have different balances in our lives on how much time and money we put into everything: home, work, school, family, modding, other hobbies, etc. We don't need to feel the need to match the balance (or funding levels or equipment) that the next person has... As long as we get some fulfillment and enjoyment out of this activity - isn't that the purpose of a hobby?


+1 rep. and beautifully said.
Waynio 12th August 2011, 01:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Karrek
Great choices this month! And I'm glad that we are getting an increase in votes overall too. good community.

I vote on creativity and how much the project inspires me or wow's me. Sponsorship doesn't matter to me when voting. Sure I would like sponsorship on my future projects, but we'll see what happens. Components also don't mean too much to me, as computers have varying purposes and don't always need the biggest, fastest, quietest, etc part. Components also get outdated quickly.
All of us have different balances in our lives on how much time and money we put into everything: home, work, school, family, modding, other hobbies, etc. We don't need to feel the need to match the balance (or funding levels or equipment) that the next person has... As long as we get some fulfillment and enjoyment out of this activity - isn't that the purpose of a hobby?

Absolutely mate :) +rep ;).
Before my latest project I used the same gear in all 3 of my first scratch builds :D, just changed the gpu once or twice & upgraded to an ssd, first for me it started with just wanting a case in a more optimised form that costs less to make rather than a regular type which I think is a bad design (for air cooling at least) I was in the belief that case manufacturers were purposely avoiding making the perfect design for a case so they can carry on selling them with tiny improvements as time goes on & pretty steep prices then I started actually enjoying the learning process a lot & then the creative side & completing a nice project it's just awesome :), so kept getting a new tool now & then so I could do things I couldn't imagine on how to do before with the most basic tools, I'm comfortable going into this slow & not trying to wow people & focus on new tricks with each build instead so each one just gets better than the last & I've said it before & here goes again, modding is like an awesome RPG game to me :D you start of a bit rubbish (well I did :D) & you just get better the more you do or practice, so as long as I can squeeze a few hours a few times a week into it then I'm happy to be doing something fairly unique, computer modding is still a bit of an obscure thing to be doing in many peoples eyes but I kind of pity none modders as they have to buy everything from stores rather than let their imagination cook something awesome up that isn't available anywhere commercially & if it was it would probably cost a fortune & mass produced, in many cases it's unrecognised art but functional art so it's my favourite art & I never held much of an interest for art but this is combining art & computers & I've really grown to like it, the only kind of art I used to like & still do is Anime or really excellent paintings/drawings, it doesn't end at computers neither, whatever I make from now it will be art that functions in some way, but if I start getting pretentious people please do say & I’ll go dunk my head in cold water :D.

I've said I was going to have a time out to practice various things to add to my skills but I'm actually going to after my latest so I can keep making better than the last :D.
enzu 12th August 2011, 07:35 Quote
Truly amazing job done by all, it was very tough to vote for just one :)
RonanH 12th August 2011, 15:27 Quote
That's some tough competition this month! Each one would be a worthy winner.
Kovoet 12th August 2011, 15:34 Quote
this is not fair as I like three of them
Angel OD 12th August 2011, 16:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kovoet
this is not fair as I like three of them

Well... That's why you can vote for more than one mod! :p
Combatus 12th August 2011, 17:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kovoet
this is not fair as I like three of them

Yep you have multiple votes now people. Remember for next time!!! Even so, this many voters on just day two is an awesome turnout!
Kovoet 12th August 2011, 17:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Yep you have multiple votes now people. Remember for next time!!! Even so, this many voters on just day two is an awesome turnout!

oops
M7ck 13th August 2011, 20:08 Quote
I don't believe for a second that sponsorship sways many of the votes, BT forumites are more likely to vote for quality modding and ideas than high spec machines. To reiterate I will leave a few pictures here.

2 MOTY winners and a MOTY runner up, all three don't have great hardware.

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/12/mod-of-the-year-2010/j2-1280x1024.jpg
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/12/mod-of-the-year-2010/f4-1280x1024.jpg
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2009/12/mod-of-the-year-2009/cyg2.jpg
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