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Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced

Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced

Congratulations to the top three winners who get some awesome Corsair kit!

The DHX+ memory mod competition, in conjunction with Corsair Memory, has finally come to a close with some excellent entries to redesign additional tops to the triple channel Core i7 memory kits.

And the three winners chosen by Corsair are:
    1st place goes to – Bradley Joslin for the Dominatrix. Corsair loved the modularity and level of detail in his design, and greatly respect the amount of effort that he put in!

    2nd place goes to – Kyle Lunau for the xCM. Corsair thought his idea of being able to attach LGA775 cooling devices to the xCM was innovative

    3rd place goes to – Martin Bacon for HMS Dominator. Basically, it just made everyone at Corsair laugh, and the guys there really liked the nautical theme.
Congratulations to all these winners who win:
    1st place – Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D, 6GB triple-channel DDR3 memory
    2nd place – Corsair HX1000W power supply
    3rd place – 32GB Corsair Flash Voyager USB drive
If you didn't win - you're in luck because there's more!

Because there were many good entries, Corsair decided to draw and an additional 4th place from another five of the best. This person will also win a huge 32GB Voyager and to honour the community for creating them though - Corsair has left it up to you to vote on who gets the super sized memory key. We'll be launching the 4th place competition next week in the forums, so drop in to vote on who gets the extra bit of kit from the pool of potentials!

Do you have a comment (tanka12345) about the winning designs? Go here!

Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced

Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced
Bradley Joslin

Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced
Kyle Lunau

Corsair DHX+ Mod Winners Annouced
Martin Bacon

106 Comments

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bubsterboo 25th November 2008, 09:54 Quote
Ohhh thanks for this competition! I happen to be a CAD guy. Worldwide too! Will see a submission from me.

Edit: Where can we get dimensions of the existing memory and fins?
Bindibadgi 25th November 2008, 10:22 Quote
We're getting them.

So far the DHX+ heatsinks are 8mm wide, hole centre point is 4mm from the edge. The end holes are 8mm in, and the centre one is 62.5mm from the end. The screw thread width is 2mm.
Mankz 25th November 2008, 11:24 Quote
How long is the actual DHX unit though? I think I might whip something up for this compo,
bubsterboo 25th November 2008, 11:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mankz.
How long is the actual DHX unit though? I think I might whip something up for this compo,

Center hole being 62.5mm from the edge. The whole unit would be 125mm long.

Thanks for those dimensions Bindi.
Nexxo 25th November 2008, 14:56 Quote
Meanwhile, use the SketchUp model of the Corsair Dominator or the Corsair XMS ProSeries in Jazzle's most excellent SketchUp Component Collection website. ;)
Hiren 25th November 2008, 15:42 Quote
Great resource Nexxo.
Cheapskate 25th November 2008, 16:20 Quote
Multiple entries are disqualified? What if I send one entry with a buttload of designs? I'm a shotgun technique designer.
Bluephoenix 25th November 2008, 16:50 Quote
something fun to do over the break from uni.

I will definitely send in an entry!


also, thanks for the worldwide competition guys, especially with such a focus on innovation rather than something more simple. this is precisely what bit was founded for (innovation in the modding community).


:D
KayinBlack 25th November 2008, 17:30 Quote
Going to do up a something as well. This should be fun...
slugbug 25th November 2008, 17:32 Quote
I'm not that good with graphics apps but I'll see what I can do :)
C-Sniper 25th November 2008, 17:52 Quote
Quote:
and their families are no eligible for entry.

shouldn't that be not instead of no?

[ontopic] hmmm... this is going to be a lot of fun to design.
kingred 25th November 2008, 19:22 Quote
You'll be getting a headscrewing entry from myself. I hope you like surrealist layouts.
Nexxo 25th November 2008, 20:41 Quote
More useful viweing angles here.
Xtrafresh 25th November 2008, 23:52 Quote


Yay Corsair for doing this worldwide!
Plus i like the setup of this compo, this way you actually get some degree of control wether you win or not :p
bubsterboo 26th November 2008, 00:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheapskate
Multiple entries are disqualified? What if I send one entry with a buttload of designs? I'm a shotgun technique designer.

Wondering about that too... What if i want to design a cooler that bolts onto multiple sticks in a motherboard at the same time. And a single stick cooler.
Langer 26th November 2008, 00:20 Quote
Is this a general contest. Or is it exclusive to BT?
Hiren 27th November 2008, 09:54 Quote
Not sure what you mean, but the competition is open to all bit-tech readers. :)
Bindibadgi 27th November 2008, 15:07 Quote
Updated the page with a schematic of the fin-array.
Xtrafresh 27th November 2008, 15:24 Quote
by the way, i assume that ownership of the designs ends up with Corsair, and we can derive no rights from Corsair actually implementing any of it?

I mean, i don't mind, but i'm really missing this kind of statement from the terms and conditions...
Also, will all designs be published afterwards? i'm really curious :) Published by you or Corsair?
morph83dk 27th November 2008, 16:44 Quote
Well i personally hope they post, if not all of them then, at least a few more than the top 3 designs
Cheapskate 28th November 2008, 17:04 Quote
Me too. some of the people here come up with great stuff.
tanka12345 30th November 2008, 06:00 Quote
Nice Competition. It's great to finally see a worldwide Corsair competition, I'll certainly be entering.
Hiren 2nd December 2008, 10:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
by the way, i assume that ownership of the designs ends up with Corsair, and we can derive no rights from Corsair actually implementing any of it?

I mean, i don't mind, but i'm really missing this kind of statement from the terms and conditions...
Also, will all designs be published afterwards? i'm really curious :) Published by you or Corsair?

Hi, I actually met up with Corsiar yesterday. They assured me that are no plans to actually put any designs into production or even make use of them. It's more a fun design competition as they are keen to what of kind of ideas their customers (i.e. you guys) come up.

My understanding is only the winning entry will be published but I'll see what I can do.
TomLeggett 3rd December 2008, 07:43 Quote
just sent my entry in =)
tanka12345 5th December 2008, 10:58 Quote
Hi,

Have you received my entry (it's from tanka1234567@gmail.com)?
I had a time zone mix-up, I thought it closed at 11.59PM BST, not 11.59AM BST.

Is my entry still valid and in time? I spent alot of time on it, so it'd be a shame to see it all go to waste.

Thanks,
Tanka12345
Bashh 5th December 2008, 22:32 Quote
Oh boy, I'm excitedly waiting for the results, I saw this on Wednesday night, and was up till 7 am Thursday with my entry, I hope somehow if I don't win that at least I'm like an honorable mention haha
tanka12345 5th December 2008, 22:59 Quote
I'm also wondering when the winners will be announced. It might not be for a few days if they judge it on weekdays only. I hope my entry got in on time.
TomLeggett 6th December 2008, 00:13 Quote
man, i so hope mine sent properly =)

good luck everyone!!!
Bashh 6th December 2008, 04:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanka12345
I'm also wondering when the winners will be announced. It might not be for a few days if they judge it on weekdays only. I hope my entry got in on time.

Yeah I hear ya on that, same here. I also worry cause I sent two emails after I read the contest description about sending contact information, hope that I didn't mess that up.
TomLeggett 6th December 2008, 17:58 Quote
I cant wait. . . .
morph83dk 6th December 2008, 18:10 Quote
Me nether. By i'm concerned on if they even got my mail with my entry in it... :(
Bindibadgi 6th December 2008, 19:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanka12345
Hi,

Have you received my entry (it's from tanka1234567@gmail.com)?
I had a time zone mix-up, I thought it closed at 11.59PM BST, not 11.59AM BST.

Is my entry still valid and in time? I spent alot of time on it, so it'd be a shame to see it all go to waste.

Thanks,
Tanka12345

Yea it's in :)
TomLeggett 6th December 2008, 20:06 Quote
could i ask if you recieved mine aswell?? ( Leggett.4.life@gmail.com )

thanks =)
TomLeggett
tanka12345 6th December 2008, 21:04 Quote
Thanks Bindibadgi! Now I just need to wait for the winners to be announced...
Bashh 6th December 2008, 21:13 Quote
I wonder when they're going to decide winners, the anticipation is killing me!
TomLeggett 6th December 2008, 22:50 Quote
ill say!!! i cant wait either!!! im already shaking!! lol
tanka12345 6th December 2008, 23:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomLeggett
ill say!!! i cant wait either!!! im already shaking!! lol
Me too, I keep on checking ever couple of minutes, but no announcement.
Bashh 6th December 2008, 23:54 Quote
That and I keep checking my email since it says winners will be emailed :p

I'm going to stress myself into a heart attack
tanka12345 7th December 2008, 00:03 Quote
I wonder if they'll post the winners here and email them, or only email them.
Bashh 7th December 2008, 00:19 Quote
"Entries will be judged by bit-tech and Corsair and the winning designs will be featured on the site."

yep
tanka12345 7th December 2008, 00:27 Quote
I wonder what stage of judging they're up to at the moment.
Bashh 7th December 2008, 00:41 Quote
Me too. I might be a little too excited to see the outcome, even assuming I don't place, I wanna see what beat me!
tanka12345 7th December 2008, 00:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bashh
Me too. I might be a little too excited to see the outcome, even assuming I don't place, I wanna see what beat me!

Me too. I want to see who wins, even if it isn't me. The suspense is and will probably kill me!:(
Hiren 7th December 2008, 01:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanka12345
I wonder what stage of judging they're up to at the moment.

Erh it's the weekend and the competition only ended on Friday! Winners won't be announced for couple of weeks. ;)
tanka12345 7th December 2008, 01:32 Quote
Really? Haven't you guys started yet?
Bashh 7th December 2008, 01:32 Quote
That's what I feared. Now I have to find something to focus my interest in for a couple of weeks!
tanka12345 7th December 2008, 01:35 Quote
I'm used to competitions taking a few hours to judge the winners, or a day at the most. :'(
Bashh 7th December 2008, 01:49 Quote
Eh, I knew it'd take awhile, and who knows how many people submitted. I was just hopeful that it was expedited lol

oh well back to more important things I guess
TomLeggett 7th December 2008, 04:45 Quote
a few weaks!!?? rofl..

well i can wait, lol. iv probably checked it about 70 times today =S
thats how nervous i am! LOL

im also used to comps taking a few hours or a day at the most. haha.
Langer 7th December 2008, 05:03 Quote
A few hrs is very unrealistic, a week or two sounds more than acceptable.
TomLeggett 7th December 2008, 05:42 Quote
the shorter the better =)
Hiren 7th December 2008, 12:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanka12345
Really? Haven't you guys started yet?

It's the weekend and the BiT staff, despite popular belief don't live in the office.

Also please bear in mind:

> The holiday season is approaching.

> All the entries have to be sorted.

> Competition is being judged in conjunction with Corsair.
TomLeggett 7th December 2008, 18:35 Quote
oh, thanks Hiren =D
TomLeggett 12th December 2008, 04:39 Quote
ugh.. All this waiting is killing me!! lol.

hopefully it will be over soon =)
tanka12345 15th December 2008, 07:17 Quote
Any word yet guys? It's been a while since it closed. :)

Thanks,

Tanka12345
Bluephoenix 15th December 2008, 07:19 Quote
with a competition like this the corsair engineers are still probably crunching numbers over all of them.

we'll know once they get their heads out of the paper and tell someone.
Bindibadgi 15th December 2008, 09:26 Quote
It's up to Corsair engineers to decide between the winning entries - it's not a simple case of "did they tick the right answer". That and Hiren is on holiday until tomorrow :p
Bluephoenix 15th December 2008, 18:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It's up to Corsair engineers to decide between the winning entries - it's not a simple case of "did they tick the right answer". That and Hiren is on holiday until tomorrow :p

I figured.


hope he's having fun!
tanka12345 20th December 2008, 10:28 Quote
Just wondering if anyone knows when the winners will be announced. It'd be nice for them to be announced before Christmas, that way the winners get an extra/early present. :)
TomLeggett 22nd December 2008, 01:38 Quote
Yeh, any idea on the time the winners will be announced?

cheers.
Bashh 22nd December 2008, 04:48 Quote
learn some patience man :D I'd much rather them take their time to award someone than just choosing after 15 minutes of looking at each piece.
tanka12345 22nd December 2008, 07:24 Quote
I am patient :) (I've managed to wait 3 weeks).
Bindibadgi 22nd December 2008, 08:31 Quote
Sorry, forgot to post this last Friday: Corsair said in the new year since the American team who are judging the entries are no longer in work until then :(
tanka12345 22nd December 2008, 09:13 Quote
Thanks Bindibadgi! At least Christmas and New Year will keep my mind off this.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
TomLeggett 23rd December 2008, 22:07 Quote
Great!! I cant wait!!
tanka12345 3rd January 2009, 12:41 Quote
Just wondering if the winners will be announced soon as it's past New Year, or are the judges still on holiday? :)
Bindibadgi 3rd January 2009, 13:29 Quote
I'll ask on Monday, but it is Saturday today.
Shuriken 3rd January 2009, 13:46 Quote
Damn it, trust me to only discover this comp after it's closed :(
tanka12345 5th January 2009, 10:26 Quote
Have you managed to contact Corsair? (doesn't matter if you haven't yet, I realise its the start of the work day at the moment, just wondering ) :)
tanka12345 6th January 2009, 09:30 Quote
Any contact with Corsair yet? :)
Bindibadgi 6th January 2009, 09:39 Quote
Yes. I'm pushing them every-single-day now :P We need to get this sorted.
tanka12345 6th January 2009, 10:39 Quote
Thanks for the update. :)

Well you've got to push them harder until they fall off their Corsair ship. ;)
tanka12345 7th January 2009, 10:36 Quote
Any news from the Corsair pirates? :P When can we expect the winners to be announced?
Bashh 7th January 2009, 12:10 Quote
He said he was pushing man... and it's only 7am here east coast us so I'm sure that corsair hasn't said anything yet today. I'm sure they want this to be as done as you and I do, try to be a little more patient my friend. :)
Bindibadgi 7th January 2009, 12:13 Quote
We've got the winners, it'll be announced tomorrow.

We are trying to organise some additional prizes to be given away atm.
tanka12345 7th January 2009, 12:46 Quote
Thanks :)
tanka12345 8th January 2009, 10:04 Quote
Can't wait for the winners to be announced :)
Langer 8th January 2009, 14:15 Quote
tanka12345 you need to relax. lol
Bindibadgi 8th January 2009, 14:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Langer
tanka12345 you need to relax. lol

Actually, we're stringing it out just to annoy him. :)
tanka12345 8th January 2009, 21:33 Quote
:(
TomLeggett 8th January 2009, 23:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Langer
tanka12345 you need to relax. lol

Actually, we're stringing it out just to annoy him. :)

Hahaha!!! nice one!
Bashh 9th January 2009, 03:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
We've got the winners, it'll be announced tomorrow.

We are trying to organise some additional prizes to be given away atm.

exciting! Can't wait :D
Bindibadgi 9th January 2009, 10:35 Quote
We're extremely busy with CES, MOTY organisation and general review-stuff, and with Staff moving from our Ascot offices to Dennis in London it's taking longer than usual sorry :o

Seriously, it would have been up yesterday but we simply just keep running out of day :(
tanka12345 9th January 2009, 10:47 Quote
Thats OK. And you said you were doing it to annoy me! :) Any chance today?
TomLeggett 9th January 2009, 11:14 Quote
Would be great if when the winners are announced to know how many entries there were =D
tanka12345 9th January 2009, 12:00 Quote
It'd be great to see all the entries after the winners are announced :) (although Bit Tech probably aren't allowed to do that without permission).
tanka12345 9th January 2009, 12:58 Quote
I wonder when someone will have time to post the winners(possibly soon). :)
Bashh 9th January 2009, 17:18 Quote
Holy crap I won 1st place :O this is so exciting!
Matticus 9th January 2009, 17:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bashh
Holy crap I won 1st place :O this is so exciting!

Well done.

Your design is fantastic.
Bindibadgi 9th January 2009, 17:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bashh
Holy crap I won 1st place :O this is so exciting!

Congrats!
Bashh 9th January 2009, 17:34 Quote
Thanks guys! I'm just in a state of awe of how great this is though. :D
Cheapskate 9th January 2009, 17:56 Quote
Congrats, Bashh. It's a good design. You got rid or the little fans!!!:D It's also water-block-able.


This public vote for 5th place could be embarrassing. I was busy as hell that week and slopped a design together in photoshop at the last minute.
Bashh 9th January 2009, 18:12 Quote
Thanks cheapskate, and yeah, the water-block-ability is one thing i wanted to incorporate :D
Jipa 9th January 2009, 18:18 Quote
"Corsiar" typo..

Never noticed such competition, but then again I still recon memory coolers are totally overkill and my best idea would have been to remove the current one...

Grats to the winners and lol to the second and third :D
TomLeggett 9th January 2009, 20:02 Quote
Where were the winners announced?
Hiren 9th January 2009, 20:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jipa
"Corsiar" typo..

Thanks, fixed. :)
Bashh 9th January 2009, 20:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomLeggett
Where were the winners announced?

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2009/01/09/corsair-dhx-mod-winners-annouced/1
tanka12345 9th January 2009, 21:38 Quote
Congratz everyone! I wonder who will get the 4th place 32GB flash drive. :)
biebiep 9th January 2009, 21:39 Quote
Oh God.

That boat :')
FeRaL 9th January 2009, 21:55 Quote
I was going to enter this but got too busy with my school work... Don't know if anyone submitted what I was thinking about, but some bolt on lava lamps would have been the tits!
TomLeggett 9th January 2009, 23:35 Quote
WOW, nice entries, well diserved prizes!!
slugbug 10th January 2009, 05:22 Quote
Congrats guys, I wouldn't have stood a chance if I had entered.
Cheapskate 10th January 2009, 18:09 Quote
+1 on lava lamp!:) You may have just found a great use for the hot side of a tec plate.
tanka12345 12th January 2009, 09:46 Quote
I wonder who the other 5 lucky contestants will be in the running to win a 32GB Voyager, although it probably won't be me. :( Still, Good Luck everyone! ;)

Hopefully Bindi will post them soon. :D
Bindibadgi 12th January 2009, 18:45 Quote
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=162895

Sorry Tanka mate - it really looked like you've put in a lot of effort but neither Corsair or us could really understand what was going on with your entry :(
FeRaL 13th January 2009, 19:19 Quote
Thanks Cheapskate. I really wish I had the spare time to scribble something down and scan it. Stupid finals...
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