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Mod of the Month February 2013

Mod of the Month February 2013

We spotted some epic builds in our forum in February. There are scratchbuilds made of wood, acrylic and metal, air-cooled PCs, water-cooled PCs and some absolutely crazy-looking projects too. We've hand-picked some of our favourites this month for you to vote on in our regular Mod of the Month competition, so take a look at the projects on the next few pages and vote for your favourites.

Our Modding forum is the place for tips, tricks, guides and planning if you're thinking about trying your hand at PC modding, while the Project Logs forum is where the real magic happens. Don't forget our main Modding section either, where you'll find guides and articles written by the makers of some of the best projects we've seen.

Before we get to this month's projects, don't forget bit-tech's Case Mod Index and Scratch Build Index. These are databases of hundreds of completed projects which allow you to see what has been done with particular case makes and models (mods), or with specific materials or motherboard sizes (scratchbuilds). They're fantastic tools that can be helpful if you need some design inspiration or want to see how others have solved that problem you're stuck on.

If you've never modded before, we've got the perfect competition for you to try - our Raspberry Pi competition only requires basic modding skills and small amounts of material so even those on a budget can have a go.

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.

Mod of the Month February 2013

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.

Mod of the Month February 2013

Prize 1 - Smith & Wesson 'Elite' Safety Glasses

Safety first whenever modding your PC! Black frame with Clear anti-fog lens. Lightweight "retro style" design. Dual lenses with an 8-base curve that provides wrap-around protection.

Includes micro-fiber carry pouch that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Meets the High Impact" level of the ANSI Z87.1+ safety standards.





Mod of the Month February 2013

Prize 2 - 'BILLET' Case Handles

CNC milled from blocks of 3/4" thick solid aluminum. Sold in pairs. Includes 4 fasteners and nuts. 1/4" mounting hole, 3/4" width x 6-1/4' lenght x 1-11/16" tall. Black Handles match Lian Li and Silverstone cases.











Mod of the Month February 2013

Prize 3 - Set of Diamond Knurl Aluminum Case Feet

Set of Mnpctech Billet Machined Diamond Knurl Case Feet. Base Diameter = 1- 3/4", Height = 1". Thick hard rubber insert protects your desktop and helps prevent vibration.








Thanks to Mnpctech for stumping up such fantastic prizes again this month. We've got six exciting projects for you this month, 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.

This Month's Contenders


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