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Mod of the Month June 2013

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Maki role 5th August 2013, 10:27 Quote
This is a really interesting MotM as IMO 3 of the entries are almost identical. Project NV has an astounding set of water loops, but the rest is just way too vanilla for me. Model 01 and Guilty share many similar traits, despite definitely being unique in their own ways. I've gone for Revelation as it just seems more different than the other options, the ingenuity is refreshing.
B NEGATIVE 5th August 2013, 10:33 Quote
Voted for 5....too close to call for me...
KidMod-Southpaw 5th August 2013, 10:35 Quote
Some darn classy builds this month! Always helps when you have the resources to make such an awesome water loop. :p
skyrip 5th August 2013, 10:37 Quote
very honored to be nominated, especially when i look at the other nominees!
btw just posted the final pics 5 min before mod of the month was posted :P definately worth looking at ;)
imersa 5th August 2013, 11:03 Quote
Voted for 2 this time. Very amazing work this month!
SchizoFrog 5th August 2013, 11:05 Quote
I have to admit that for some time now I have been losing interest in these mod builds as they seem to be getting so specialised and further and further away from what the average modder can do or even explore. Don't get me wrong, they all look amazing in their own ways, it's just that the whole thing of modding now seems too far out of reach and just not accessible to the average person.
B NEGATIVE 5th August 2013, 11:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
I have to admit that for some time now I have been losing interest in these mod builds as they seem to be getting so specialised and further and further away from what the average modder can do or even explore. Don't get me wrong, they all look amazing in their own ways, it's just that the whole thing of modding now seems too far out of reach and just not accessible to the average person.

There is a lot of CNC work now which wasnt done by the builders,ie farmed out parts.....
I do get where you are coming from tho
Teelzebub 5th August 2013, 11:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
I have to admit that for some time now I have been losing interest in these mod builds as they seem to be getting so specialised and further and further away from what the average modder can do or even explore. Don't get me wrong, they all look amazing in their own ways, it's just that the whole thing of modding now seems too far out of reach and just not accessible to the average person.

^^ This, mind I have to say after all the work and expense these people go through I think the prizes are somewhat disappointing :(
B NEGATIVE 5th August 2013, 11:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Teelzebub
^^ This, mind I have to say after all the work and expense these people go through I think the prizes are somewhat disappointing :(

I dont think the prizes are really relevant,I dont mod for prizes...do you?
kier 5th August 2013, 11:50 Quote
Thanks for the nomination Bit-tech :) :) :) choose wisely my modding friends
l3p 5th August 2013, 11:53 Quote
If it would have been single vote it would have been the hardest choice ever for me.
Awesome work guys!
Teelzebub 5th August 2013, 11:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
I dont think the prizes are really relevant,I dont mod for prizes...do you?

I realise people don't do it for the prizes but tbh I have never see the prizes used in the mods, People do mod for the sponsorship though
B NEGATIVE 5th August 2013, 12:11 Quote
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I realise people don't do it for the prizes but tbh I have never see the prizes used in the mods, People do mod for the sponsorship though

The prize i won in the may MOTM is going on a new S3 build,I will link you when i start in a few weeks. :D
KidMod-Southpaw 5th August 2013, 12:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Teelzebub
I realise people don't do it for the prizes but tbh I have never see the prizes used in the mods, People do mod for the sponsorship though

I was just about to echo that and totally agree with what Tel has said here. There are many more mods now where almost all of the parts are from sponsorship. Don't get me wrong, that's fine, but when most of these builds as we've seen already use super expensive custom and outsourced stuff, you'd wonder why they actually need to be sponsored when they could clearly afford some super parts anyway. Then again, I'm still for budget modding, but even then, it's hard for me to get some nicer parts as I have to sell other stuff in the meantime and it's a bit of a headache.

But let that not detract from these stunning builds. I have got back on the scene these last couple of months and that is down in part to some astounding new projects showing up.
slaw 5th August 2013, 12:33 Quote
I just adore Project N.V. It may not be a scratch build but its very original
Pranja 5th August 2013, 13:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by KidMod-Southpaw
I was just about to echo that and totally agree with what Tel has said here. There are many more mods now where almost all of the parts are from sponsorship. Don't get me wrong, that's fine, but when most of these builds as we've seen already use super expensive custom and outsourced stuff, you'd wonder why they actually need to be sponsored when they could clearly afford some super parts anyway. Then again, I'm still for budget modding, but even then, it's hard for me to get some nicer parts as I have to sell other stuff in the meantime and it's a bit of a headache.

But let that not detract from these stunning builds. I have got back on the scene these last couple of months and that is down in part to some astounding new projects showing up.

I really can't agree with that-in my case CNC+materials are 3 times cheaper than doing everything with hand with material from store.
B NEGATIVE 5th August 2013, 14:11 Quote
Perhaps a separate MOTM for the heavily sponsored guys?
AlienwareAndy 5th August 2013, 14:25 Quote
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Perhaps a separate MOTM for the heavily sponsored guys?

Like a premier league?

I think that's a good idea.
Boorach 5th August 2013, 15:03 Quote
All great builds this month with astonishing levels of build quality and attention to detail. For originality though I have to vote for Revelation.

As far as the CNC and sponsorship issues go I think that its great that people are using the latest technology to create innovative and often otherwise unachievable builds. The only downside is that small mods and new modders may be put off sharing their work as it is easy to develop an inferiority complex regarding your own work when surrounded by creative brilliance. For me it has proved both inspiring and frustrating. My original ideas have evolved from seeing what others have done but are now pushing, and often exceeding, my fabrication capabilities - which has resulted in my build being neglected over the last few months. I don't think anything can really be done to improve this situation though as adding a tiered build and award system would reduce the exposure of smaller projects rather than boost it.
Sponsorship is another good thing in my opinion. Allows builders to spend the money that they would otherwise be investing in components on materials and mods. Also shows that the sponsors themselves are maintaining interest in modding which is good for all of us.
Maki role 5th August 2013, 15:16 Quote
I actually do have a couple of reservations with the current use of CNC work, although they're not what many would expect. I really support the use of modern techniques, after all I'm having a significant portion of my NUC build 3D printed. My main issue is people not really being very imaginative with the machine's capabilities. Project N.V's water channels, I thought, were a very interesting and successful use, much in the same vein of other mods like the Twister 800D one last year. But using a CNC to cut rectangular pieces of metal for a square case bothers me a little, there's just so much design potential not being realised there. Many users have shown you can go for fantastic, unexpected shapes with hand tooling, just imagine the possibilities when 3D printing and machining are introduced. Key example here for me is Acronym, which I thought was simply beautiful, a truly brilliant use of a CNC mill to achieve a very unique, professional profile.
Razarach 5th August 2013, 16:57 Quote
Thank you for the nomination. :)
Cheapskate 5th August 2013, 17:17 Quote
So many killer builds.
So many disillusioned forum members. Where's the whimsy, guys?
There's a lot of innovation and inspiration in these builds.
Meanmotion 5th August 2013, 18:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Perhaps a separate MOTM for the heavily sponsored guys?

Like a premier league?

I think that's a good idea.

I'm hearing you, people, and this is precisely the sort of solution that was springing to mind. Will see what we can do.
Boorach 5th August 2013, 18:41 Quote
My worry is that people (and sponsors) would only pay attention to said 'premier league' and views for other builds would drop.
bdigital 5th August 2013, 19:09 Quote
Would a better idea be to do a non sponsored category?
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