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Mod of the Month voting open

Mod of the Month voting open

"We want YOU!" - Vote now for June's Mod of the Month. This month's winner receives some great kit from Corsair and AC Ryan!

Many of you have seen our reports that we were turning our monthly Project Log Updates into a contest, and offering some great prizes from some of the modding scene's best sponsors. As of yesterday, the first Mod of the Month competion has gone live - but now we need your help...

VOTE!

The bit-tech community has tens of thousands of active modders like you, and we need each of you to get in there and help choose the winner. This month's winner will get 2GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2-6400 RAM, along with a kit from AC Ryan that includes four fans of his or her choice, grills to match, one of the company's new AluBoxes, and even a bit-tech vinyl window sticker to slap on the case.

So if you haven't had a chance to, take a look at the contestants and drop your vote in! The polls are open until July 06, 2007 at roughly 5pm.

If you're looking to get into the Mod of the Month competition with your own mod, don't worry - just get to work! I'll be stopping by the logs routinely, and if your log is showing some promise you may find that I have my eye on you. Next month's prizes include another goodie bag from AC Ryan and something very special from Sapphire - keep your eyes peeled for the latest prize announcements as soon as our winner for June is determined!

If you're just browsing the logs and see something great, make sure to rate it and drop a note to me at modding@bit-tech.net. There may just be something in it for you.

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bubsterboo 29th June 2007, 05:19 Quote
Purple site?

Im liking the radio PC. Cool stuff!

Edit: I see whats going on :p
KMS-oul 29th June 2007, 07:20 Quote
WOW, sweet modding guys. NNC looks insane, kinda reminds me of space craft from an old sci-fi movie and extreme air reminds me of the old 40k space marine back pack. The wood effect in Tikki is stunning, great air brushing skills!

Can't wait to see the finito results.
The_Pope 29th June 2007, 11:21 Quote
Top stuff
Da Dego 29th June 2007, 16:32 Quote
And the polls are open...let the voting begin.
Morphine-Kitty 29th June 2007, 20:39 Quote
I've been watching s_q_u_e_e's projects since it started, but after seeing Tikki Aquarium, my jaw hit the floor. Sorry s_q_u_e_e. :o
greensabbath 29th June 2007, 22:22 Quote
I voted for extreme air because it has tons of potential to be a really great mod and I have to say that the fiberglassing over foam just impresses me. I need to try that.
Veles 30th June 2007, 20:44 Quote
Hmm thats a tough one, they're all really impressive, but I think I'll have to go for the Tiki Aquarium since I've never seen anything like it before. I notice a lot of people are doing wood cases now, and they do look pretty damn cool.
FR34K 30th June 2007, 21:32 Quote
I'm going for Extreme Air, I like where it's headed.
Tyinsar 30th June 2007, 21:45 Quote
Fibonacci Sequence: Nice work, good attention to detail - of course comparisons with the work of greensabbath seem inevitable whenever someone makes a wood case. (sorry, greensabbath wins, but this is still a very nice work in progress - perhaps when it's complete I may think otherwise) The gold is very nice.

Extreme Air: As greensabbath said: "tons of potential" - I'd love to see & vote on the finished build. Nice concept.

NNC: That's an insane amount of work & details (reminds me of the mouse & keyboard by filimon (another Russian)). Plus the amount of homemade parts is awesome. This is not my style but truly awesome work.

Tube Radio: It has a clean look & nice attention to detail but it's not as big of a mod as some of the others. Still, It's one of the two I'd most like to have in my home.

Tikki Aquarium: The second mod I'd like to have in my home. This would be great as a media center but really could work anywhere you have space for it. Nice attention to detail as well.

Congrats to all on the nominations. For me it's a close call but Tikki Aquarium gets my vote.
Duste 1st July 2007, 03:08 Quote
Tikki Aquarium for me - that painting is insane.
serial_ 1st July 2007, 04:15 Quote
The Tikki Aquarium has the coolest design imo, beautifully executed too.
z3rb 1st July 2007, 13:05 Quote
Tikki for me. I love tha paint job, and the PCI brackets and the cool flame thing on the HSF :D
stoff3r 1st July 2007, 18:38 Quote
NCC is the only MOD of these projects. the others are only built cases or models with a computer in them. REAL HARD HUH? i vote for old school!
Franklin 1st July 2007, 20:10 Quote
Nice idea a mod of the month competition. Good luck guys and stoff3r build or mod, both require skills when done right. I've done a classic, old school as you call it, casemod and now I'm working on a build. Sometimes you just want to do something completely different.
Veles 1st July 2007, 20:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoff3r
NCC is the only MOD of these projects. the others are only built cases or models with a computer in them. REAL HARD HUH? i vote for old school!

Are you implying building a new case from scratch is easier than modding a previous case? It is a mod, anyway, you're modding wood, plastic, or whatever material into a case :p
stoff3r 2nd July 2007, 01:06 Quote
no i guess it's what you make of it that sets the standard for how hard it is. but i think bit-tech even had a column about "what is a mod". he discussed the way computer mods are heading, and wondered where goes the line for calling it a computer mod. if you take a real-size model of keira knightley and ram a computer in it, it would look great, but is it a mod? but hey it was just a comment, don't take no offence.
DougEdey 2nd July 2007, 07:17 Quote
To be honest stoff3r has a point, they aren't technically mods, I'd say the title should be changed to "Case of the month" or "Log Of The Month" for increased accuracy.
HourBeforeDawn 2nd July 2007, 07:47 Quote
true I guess calling it Work/project log of the month would be more of an appropriate title but anyhow they all look great but Im going with the Tikki ^_^
Woodstock 2nd July 2007, 08:38 Quote
All very nice make me wish i had the time do my own but my vote goes to the Fibonacci Sequence im not quite sure what it is about that one
Zero_Limits 2nd July 2007, 12:49 Quote
My vote goes to NCC, Although the end result didn't really suite my taste you have to admire the amount of work and patients that went into it!
Veles 2nd July 2007, 14:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
To be honest stoff3r has a point, they aren't technically mods, I'd say the title should be changed to "Case of the month" or "Log Of The Month" for increased accuracy.

True, they ain't technically case mods, but they do take a lot of skill to do well, whereas mods don't always (although there are many mods that take immense amounts of skill and patience like NNC). Building a case has become synonymous with modding, even if the community is turning more to building a case from scratch, I don't really see the problem with it since it's still a very impressive and skilled thing to do.
[WP@]WOLVERINE 2nd July 2007, 21:06 Quote
Zero_Limits Extreme Air gets my vote. I think that it has a huge potential to become something really special. I just love the design and i cant wait to see the finished case. Its always a pleasure to se someone with great skills in both building and designing do his thing :)
eldiablo 2nd July 2007, 21:54 Quote
Really hard to pick one, great work to all of you guys.
In the end i picked Extreme Air.
Keep up the great modding, really enjoy reading all these worklogs.
Havok154 3rd July 2007, 00:40 Quote
Haha, I looked at the closing date for the poll and became really confused. I was like, didn't June already pass, then I remembered this is an EU website. Silly me.

All look really good but I had to go with the Tiki.
mikeuk2004 3rd July 2007, 03:03 Quote
Mod of the month, but they are not finished mods. Im confused and just voted Tube Radio
Pretenda 3rd July 2007, 23:33 Quote
My first post. Ive been folowing the Zero_Limits mod since the begining and am impresed and as others have said it has potential. I have looked at the other mods they are also great but my vote goes to Zero_Limits

Hope to post more soon
Tim S 3rd July 2007, 23:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
Mod of the month, but they are not finished mods. Im confused and just voted Tube Radio

We've decided to support the modding community more from the early days because not everyone has the money to fill a great mod with some great hardware. And not everyone has the reputation to land sponsorships for some superb components to go inside the masterpiece they've spent countless hours working on.

One of the most, if not the most important part of bit-tech is the community spirit and we're really trying to push the boat out here by rewarding who the community thinks deserves to be rewarded for some great work. :)
jegerjon 4th July 2007, 00:36 Quote
Tim S @ It's funny you're saying this, because bit-tech has been the best community I've ever been on! People aren't talking down to you. It's like every one are on the same plain (except some few modding gods :)) but that's what I like about this community, and I'll keep been active in here! Thank you for this.

BTW. I voted for the Tikki Aquarium, the idea is really cool, but also extreme air is a nice project. That's my to fav. of those :)
Tim S 4th July 2007, 08:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jegerjon
Tim S @ It's funny you're saying this, because bit-tech has been the best community I've ever been on! People aren't talking down to you. It's like every one are on the same plain (except some few modding gods :)) but that's what I like about this community, and I'll keep been active in here! Thank you for this.

BTW. I voted for the Tikki Aquarium, the idea is really cool, but also extreme air is a nice project. That's my to fav. of those :)

Hey, it's no problem - I don't feel like I'm being talked down to and I don't want anyone else to feel like they're being talked down to by me either. When we're discussing stuff, I believe that everyone should be an equal and everyone's opinion should count. Of course, it's up to me and the other staff to make the final decisions, but we're more than open to taking some suggestions on board.

As someone who started my bit-tech life as a forum member, I want to make a point of giving more back to the people that have essentially made bit-tech what it is today. ;)
mikeuk2004 4th July 2007, 11:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
We've decided to support the modding community more from the early days because not everyone has the money to fill a great mod with some great hardware. And not everyone has the reputation to land sponsorships for some superb components to go inside the masterpiece they've spent countless hours working on.

One of the most, if not the most important part of bit-tech is the community spirit and we're really trying to push the boat out here by rewarding who the community thinks deserves to be rewarded for some great work. :)

So those that are just in the planning stages and have an idea what they want to do can be in "mod of the month" ??? Thats cool then.

When I mentioned finished mods, I wasnt thinking along the lines that the case has been finsihed excluding all the required hardware inside. I was confused because some of of them were not complete so you dont know what the final image will be to vote on, because at there current stage the modder might completly change the design near the end.

I voted on the Tube radio because that looks cool, dont care about whats in it. The rest are good but but we can only vote one, sorry to the others but keep it up.
Da Dego 5th July 2007, 19:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
So those that are just in the planning stages and have an idea what they want to do can be in "mod of the month" ??? Thats cool then.

When I mentioned finished mods, I wasnt thinking along the lines that the case has been finsihed excluding all the required hardware inside. I was confused because some of of them were not complete so you dont know what the final image will be to vote on, because at there current stage the modder might completly change the design near the end.

I voted on the Tube radio because that looks cool, dont care about whats in it. The rest are good but but we can only vote one, sorry to the others but keep it up.

Sorta...Mod of the Month is for project logs that are active. :) Just an idea doesn't land you there - I go through the entire section each month and pull out 5 or 6 of the best mods in progress based on a variety of factors. It can't just be a pretty drawing or three - it has to be well underway. Mods that are completed in that month are eligible, but none that have been finished since before the month started. If you weren't working on it visibly in that month, it can't be entered.

One of the key things i look for is ratings..so get handing out the stars!!! :D
AC Ryan 5th July 2007, 19:10 Quote
First of all, great to see the MOTM on the Bit frontpage. The Project Log Updates were always a nice treat for those who don't stroll through every forum thread, thereby missing some of the best work. Here at AC Ryan HQ we congradulate all contestants and hope to see further progress in all projects real soon.

As for the whole MOD and CON discussion... Casemodding has grown out of its box that it has been put into in the beginning. It started as boosting up functionality, but it's much more than that now. It's hard to call ANY casemod a caseMOD anymore. There are still projects that use some ATX case as a solid base, but what happens next is no ordinary modification, but pure art. In the end it still needs a name, and people just stick to the initial term casemodding. Whatever you call it, there is a huge amount of talent out there, and it's communities like Bit-Tech that brings them all together.

Good luck and have fun out there, cause that's really what it's all about!
tribaloverkill 8th July 2007, 07:46 Quote
CRAP! I'm to late!!! I'm still choosing even though it doesn't count. Anyways,... I hate choosing!!! You know how long it takes me to make decision like this!!! ARGH!!! These are all great computers,... so hard to decide. Of the 5,... I narrowed it down to 2. Tikki Aquarium and Tube Radio. Of the two,.... I choose,............. Tikki Aquarium. It so very cool. I like Tube Radio too but Tikki is veru cool:) Congrats and good job! Good job to all:)
DSquareD 19th July 2007, 10:43 Quote
I think that DAE_JA_VOO's mod "Epiphany" should deffinately have been included or should be included in next month's competition. It is by far one of the best "user" mods ive seen (by user i mean not famous but should be modder).
Big ups to Dae_Ja_Voo. sick mod my bru. lekker. hahaha
Maciel Barreto 1st August 2008, 18:31 Quote
I want to participate of the best mod of the August, do not know them to myself how it will participate, it would like q you were helping me please. embraces to all
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