We've got a whole new year to look forward to when it comes to modding here on bit-tech. 2011 was a fantastic year to look back on, though, and if you missed our annual modding competition - Mod of the Year 2011 - head over to the article to feast your eyes on some of the best projects of last year.
Congratulations, of course, goes to forum member L3p with his scratch built desk L3p D3sk - Silent Workstation claiming the crown in 2011. Back to 2012 and there's plenty to catch up on in our modding forums and we've got six new ones for you to feast your eyes on this month. 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 don't forget bit-tech's Case Mod Index - a database of case mods which allows you to see what has been done with particular case makes and models - great if you're new to modding or lacking some inspiration - we need you to submit your projects too. Head over to the article to see how.
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 names, the Mnpctech online store is also well worth a visit from every modder.
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.
This radiator grille is CNC-milled from 3/16in thick 6061 aluminium, and features removable grille inserts. The grille measures 5.5in wide x 10-1/4in long, and its 15mm screw-spacing fits Feser, Black Ice, Swiftech and Thermochill Radiators. Includes M3 screws (1/4in length).
Each of these case feet is made in a CNC Lathe by Mnpctech from a 1-3/4in diameter aluminium rod. Each foot also has a thick, hard rubber insert to protect your desktop and help prevent vibration. Each foot has a diameter of 1-3/4in and a height of 7/8in. These feet require 1/4in mounting holes.
This ruler is CNC-machined from 1/8in pure copper, and weighs 454g. It's also worth checking out this fantastic video showing how the ruler is made.
Thanks to Mnpctech for stumping up such fantastic prizes again this month. We've got six very promising projects for you again, so it's time to vote for your favourites. Don't forget that you can vote for more than one project if you're finding it tough to choose one over the others. MOTM is a competition for in-progress projects. You should consider potential, originality, execution and show of skill when voting.