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Two days left for February MotM!

Two days left for February MotM!

The voting is nearly closed for Mod of the Month - have you done your patriotic duty yet?

Well, Mod of the Month for February has been in full swing for almost the past two weeks, and that means that we're getting down to the wire for voting.

That's right, polls close on March 15, 2008 - only two days away!

February's competition has been pretty hot and heavy so far, though there is a leader to the pack. However, the group is still close enough that an upset could occur, as he's only ahead by ten votes.

If for some horrible reason you managed to miss this month's competition, make sure you go read it to catch up on what it's all about. We had some great talent this month and each of the mods has shown some significant progress since then, so you might want to take a browse over their worklogs too!

Just to recap, the winner of this month's contest will be getting some great prizes from the likes of AC Ryan, FrozenCPU and Feser One.


What will that prize pack contain, you might ask? Well, you'll find out when the winner is declared in a couple days!

So, what are you waiting for? Exercise your patriotic duty to the State of Modding and go vote!

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Aterius Gmork 29th February 2008, 14:42 Quote
Tough choice! All of them are good.
legoman666 29th February 2008, 15:20 Quote
Good stuff, my vote goes to the Enigma for the design.

Side note, how are the contenders picked?
GauteHauk 29th February 2008, 16:38 Quote
For me it's a toss-up. Enigma for the killer design plan and the Phinix because I know of the difficulty in working with acrylic and how well it looks to be coming together and Building Better Worlds for its insanely complicated details.

If I had to vote for one, it would be Enigma, because I love the cool, precise work with steel.

I don't appreciate the use of JB weld on the Sacrilege, but I understand the necessity. I can see welding could have warped or severely damaged the thin steel of the G5, but I thought JB weld could become sort of brittle over time. I'd hate to have a really pretty case that fell apart, killing the internals.

The color thing is throwing me hard on the Building Better Worlds. I mean, like walking into a ten year old girl's room color. Just wow. But, aside from the color, that case is looking mighty nice. Great work and care is obviously going into the details.

Also, the use of MDF makes me less confident in how sturdy that case will be. Maybe the finished product will be nice, but it has a tendency to be very heavy, breakable, and warpable, should it get any water contact(not that a computer should, just that such things happen more often than we would like). But it's also really easy to split MDF, even after it's been solidly put together. Let's hope it proves to be a tough case.

I know I sound overly critical, but I admire the work all of these mods have taken. I also love the inginuity it takes to do some of these things. The free form molding of plexi that Jhanlon303 is planning is a great example of this. Good luck to you guys in finishing them and nice work so far.
kickarse 29th February 2008, 19:06 Quote
Enigma is just on a whole other level.
StevenJam 29th February 2008, 19:45 Quote
better worlds for me

all amazing only 1 winner :<
zwiks 29th February 2008, 20:41 Quote
Hahah . Somebody have spelled my name "zwiks" wrong... hahahahah :D actually quite funny:D
E.E.L. Ambiense 29th February 2008, 20:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GauteHauk
For me it's a toss-up. Enigma for the killer design plan and the Phinix because I know of the difficulty in working with acrylic and how well it looks to be coming together and Building Better Worlds for its insanely complicated details.

Thank you!
Quote:
Originally Posted by GauteHauk
The color thing is throwing me hard on the Building Better Worlds. I mean, like walking into a ten year old girl's room color. Just wow. But, aside from the color, that case is looking mighty nice. Great work and care is obviously going into the details.

Bwhahahahaha!! That's friggin' great... hahaha, a 'little girl's room'! Yeah, that seems to be the usual response to the colors. ;)


Seriously, thanks all and thanks to Bit-Tech for even having me nominated for this. Good luck to the other guys too!!
Sparrowhawk 29th February 2008, 21:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense
Bwhahahahaha!! That's friggin' great... hahaha, a 'little girl's room'! Yeah, that seems to be the usual response to the colors. ;)

Yeah, I always figured the colors would be toned down under the gritty patina topcoat that everything in the Alien movies tended to get...

But all in all, I feel very torn. All four of these represent what's best about modding... all four are ones I personally love. I'm not sure I can decide.
MrMonroe 29th February 2008, 22:07 Quote
I'm on the fence with Gaute. BBW looks great and you have to applaud the sheer balls associated with painting the thing like that. My first reaction was "GAH!" but my second was, "huh. Looks nice."

Enigma has a fantastically ambitious design, but I don't really get how it's going to work yet... and I worry that ambition may have overstepped the limits of the materials. (though probably not the engineer)
NZ_mod_man 29th February 2008, 22:19 Quote
zwiks all the way!!!!!!!
E.E.L. Ambiense 29th February 2008, 22:20 Quote
I said this in my log update as well, but I'm stating that I will NOT be voting for myself. I just don't think that's right, is all. I'm old-fashioned! :)
zwiks 29th February 2008, 22:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense
I said this in my log update as well, but I'm stating that I will NOT be voting for myself. I just don't think that's right, is all. I'm old-fashioned! :)

haha okey.. who have you voted for then ? hehehe :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
E.E.L. Ambiense 29th February 2008, 22:39 Quote
LOL. Dunno! I dunno if I'm even qualified to vote for any1, or if that's okay! LOL. I'll have to think about it, but it's a tough choice. All great mods.
zwiks 29th February 2008, 23:48 Quote
hehe its okey m8 :P
Tolk 1st March 2008, 02:01 Quote
Wow... Just wow!

Honestly I don't think I deserve to be included with the other modders here, they're all way above my skill level.

I'm just poking away at what i thought would look cool :D

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for nominating me. :D I hope i don't disappoint in the long run!

Good luck to everyone!


-Tolk
theAlien 1st March 2008, 10:29 Quote
very tough choice as all of the mod/builds are great.

But.......my vote goes to jhanlon303 and his "G5 Sacrilege"............;)


Alan
phinix 1st March 2008, 21:32 Quote
I couldn't believe when saw my project nominated! This is my first mod, scratch build actually and I'm nominated! WOOOW!!!!:D
This is amazing, the feeling is so great, all the positive comments and feedbacks - it is a great feeling when someone gives you a good comment, says that yur mod is awsome, and the best part is when you look that sooo many people keep watching your work online! I'm sure that everyone feel the same:o
All those pictures never show what our projects look like and it is hard to show all that exciting moments which we spend on those mods. If I only could I would invite everyone to see it live :):D
Great work all you guys, keep it up! GOOD LUCK !!!! We all already won !!!!:D
zwiks 1st March 2008, 21:48 Quote
Yeah . I´m feeling the same way . damn , its just perfect . :D i love it :D and it makes you happy 24/7 :D
Xtrafresh 1st March 2008, 21:48 Quote
voted for EEL, for a number of reasons:

His case is amost done, and he made great progress on it in februari.
The build quality is damn good, and i just love how he picks colors that he knows everyone will hate on. Modding is modifying a case to fit your own preferences, and nothing else. This is a mod in the true sense of the word.

Congrats on being nominated to all of you! :D
jhanlon303 1st March 2008, 23:31 Quote
This is a double honor for me as I was cover picture for last month and nominated again this month!! Serious respect to all the nominees and all the works coming up. Thanks for the nomination.
John
Xtrafresh 1st March 2008, 23:33 Quote
i just realised... you are getting back-to-back nominations here...

congrats on that :)
projectW 3rd March 2008, 18:34 Quote
Sacriledge is the wickedest torturest bloody mod I've ever seen! specially on the holiest case. my vote for you sir :D
Mankz 8th March 2008, 14:39 Quote
Bump for voting awesome-ness!
tomshawn 12th March 2008, 22:12 Quote
I vote for awesome clear acrylic cube case - idea of building cube was always my favourite. Tired to build a cube ones, but couldn't do it, acrylic is a pain...
Professional work, cool effect. Kudos PHINIX !!!
OdDBaLL_MoD 13th March 2008, 18:36 Quote
My vote is for the Phinix Cube. Something i like about it.
gvblake22 13th March 2008, 21:38 Quote
My vote goes to Enigma Reborn by Tolk. Not quite as far along as I was hoping for, but like the article said, it is incredibly original and creative. Plus it does look damn cool so you better finish it Tolk!!!
aurora 13th March 2008, 22:06 Quote
My vote is for PHINIX - I saw this cube in live - it is incredible! Photos won't show it's beauty - It is so clear, so perfect, every line, evry shape, all edges come together so perfectly - state of art. I've seen many custom cases, but this is really awesome.
Jipa 13th March 2008, 22:14 Quote
The amount of designing and work that has gone to the Enigma reborn is just crazy. +1 to you.

Unfortunately few votes given so far btw. The new system of news/article-commenting is a bit confusing as it kinda is the forums, but not quite.
tribaloverkill 13th March 2008, 22:23 Quote
So hard to decide!!! Such good work! I hate making decisions!!!! AHHH!!
zwiks 13th March 2008, 22:28 Quote
Haha . :D
phinix 13th March 2008, 22:56 Quote
Thank you all for voting on my project - it is very hard work but as you all can see it is worth it!! :)
zwiks 13th March 2008, 23:05 Quote
omg phinix , you are acting childish right now, just like the 2008 presidential election !
phinix 13th March 2008, 23:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwiks
omg phinix , you are acting childish right now, just like the 2008 presidential election !
What do you mean? I just thanked for votes. I saw a couple of votes so wanted to respond. I won't win, but I appreciate all good feedbacks.
One more thing - change the label of your project - you chose scratch build, when it is actually a case mod...
zwiks 13th March 2008, 23:31 Quote
.haha :P
tribaloverkill 13th March 2008, 23:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinix
What do you mean? I just thanked for votes. I saw a couple of votes so wanted to respond. I won't win, but I appreciate all good feedbacks.
One more thing - change the label of your project - you chose scratch build, when it is actually a case mod...

I think he's joking dude:) Even though I don't get it. I'm not all that much of a political guy. I just like to make S@#$.
Colossous 14th March 2008, 00:22 Quote
I have to agree - really hard choice again ! EEL for me too - love the look and the colours ! ;)
E.E.L. Ambiense 14th March 2008, 00:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tribaloverkill
I just like to make S@#$.

Don't we all, man. :)
jhanlon303 14th March 2008, 02:51 Quote
I just want to say thanks for all my votes. I just had to cast my vote to E.E.L. ANYTHING SciFi just makes it for me. And besides, I have so much more to do on Sacrilege that I won't finish for a while. :( It's the details and the measure 42 times and cut several that slows things down. This is a good bunch to represent Bit-Tech win or not. Praise to all the nominees.
John
tribaloverkill 14th March 2008, 04:57 Quote
I wasn't going to say but I think I will seeing that everyone else is,... I voted for Tolk. I love the look of Enigma. It's hot. Definitely my style:)
zwiks 14th March 2008, 08:20 Quote
Close run . :D DAMN ! :D:D:D:D
jhanlon303 14th March 2008, 13:08 Quote
Let's see. 36,452 registered users on Bit-Tech, 134 votes cast and only 6 votes between first and fifth place. This could get interesting yet. Notice I said fifth NOT last. These are all potential winners. No last place in MOTM. Just getting here is special.
John
E.E.L. Ambiense 14th March 2008, 13:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhanlon303
I just want to say thanks for all my votes. I just had to cast my vote to E.E.L. ANYTHING SciFi just makes it for me. And besides, I have so much more to do on Sacrilege that I won't finish for a while. :( It's the details and the measure 42 times and cut several that slows things down. This is a good bunch to represent Bit-Tech win or not. Praise to all the nominees.
John

Thanks, John.

It truly is a representation of the dynamic tastes and styles of Bit-Tech. And I'm proud for having been a part of it. Thanks for all the votes, guys.

But here's a round of applause for B-T!
zwiks 14th March 2008, 13:50 Quote
Yeah, just the way it should be. Of course evry one hope thir mod will win, for example i hope my mod wins, cuz I dont have money to Liquid-cooling, and i hope Frozen-cpu are sponsering something like that :D heheh . But anyway i totaly agree with you John :D

zwiks:D


edit: But the way it looks right now, Tolk wins. Cuz in the last 24 hours he have catched up with me.


May the best modder win :D



zwiks 14th March 2008, 13:56 Quote
What happens if it is a draw ??
E.E.L. Ambiense 14th March 2008, 14:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwiks
May the best modder win :D

Actually, it's the best mod that wins, not the best modder. It's subjective though. At least according to everyone else's tastes that actually vote. Which is a rather small number considering the amount of registered users, like what John said above.

Vote, people!! VOTE! How hard is it to press a button? It takes a second to enter it. Vote! :)


EDIT: For example, there are currently close to 500 active users RIGHT NOW online. :? VOTE!!! Clickity-click!
zwiks 14th March 2008, 14:41 Quote
yeah . youre right .. May the best mod win :D
E.E.L. Ambiense 14th March 2008, 15:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwiks
yeah . youre right .. May the best mod win :D

Well...subjectively, anyways. But I digress. ;)
zwiks 14th March 2008, 15:40 Quote
:P
TapperSwe 14th March 2008, 23:48 Quote
I like all the mods in this competition,but my vote goes to Enigma because of the complex design and also because its the closest to what im working with myself, |a scratch build in aluminium|.
GL to everyone.
zwiks 15th March 2008, 11:45 Quote
Jubiii I won :D Thanks to all who voted for me, and thanks to the other competitors, for a very exciting competition :D A close race :D
Tolk 16th March 2008, 03:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tribaloverkill
I wasn't going to say but I think I will seeing that everyone else is,... I voted for Tolk. I love the look of Enigma. It's hot. Definitely my style:)

Wow... thanks tribal :o

donno what else to say to that :D

-Tolk
zwiks 1st July 2008, 19:29 Quote
Wondering how long I have to wait until I get the last two-thirds of the prize ... :D
thechoozen 1st July 2008, 19:43 Quote
Quote:
Wondering how long I have to wait until I get the last two-thirds of the prize ...

lol....i know what you mean....it could take a few month....i think i waited 2-3 month until i got everything....
zwiks 17th July 2008, 16:26 Quote
hehe :D
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