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Mod of the Year - the Winners!

Mod of the Year - the Winners!

This year saw 21 of the most popular mods nominated with hundreds of people voting for their favourite.

Mod of the Year - the Winners!

It's all over! Hundreds of you have turned out to vote for your favourite project of the year. What a competition it was too with over twenty epic builds in all shapes and sizes finding there way into this year's line up. It's been a close battle too with a photo finish for several positions, including second place, making for a nail biting last few days.

Every project deserved to be here this year, whether it was featured on the front page, won Mod of the Month, or was plucked from our forums. In the end though only three can claim prizes and once again we have to say thank you to our fantastic sponsors who have laid down some awesome prizes for the podium finishers.

Without further ado here are the results:

1st Place: Cygnus X1 by Attila Lukacs (oldnewby) Article page here

Attilla wins the following for his efforts:2nd Place: Flow by Ian Helmar (SNiiPE_DoGG) Article page here

3rd Place: Neptune’s Trident by Brian Carter (Boddaker) Article page here

Runners up:
4th Place: AnG3L by Alexis Ftoulis (AnG3L)
5th Place: Pyramid by Henk Hamers (Gup)
6th Place: Steampunk Frankenstein by Dana Mattocks
Joint 7th Place: Silent fibreglass PC by Keir Graham (riekmaharg2), Overclocked Orange by David Penfold (Mremulator) and R2D2 Budget Mod by Frenk Janse (Frenkie)
8th Place: PURE by Mark Scott (subset7)
Joint 9th Place: Cosmos Dragon by Martin Blass (the choozen), Wall Mount Case by Ben Felda (bfelda) and Ingraham by Jeffrey Stephenson (slippery skip)
Joint 10th Place: 6th GeN by Christer Grevaeg (grevaeg), HTPC Mod by Max Erlandsson (Sleepstreamer) and BluBawx by Jeremy Birch (E.E.L. Ambiense)
Joint 11th Place: The Rampage by Magnus Persson (Wolverine) and Phinix Cube by Mike Krysztofiak (Phinix)
Joint 12th Place: ATCS 840 by Paul Edwards (Coolmiester), FUGGDIVINO by Gavin Paul (sethnmalice) and Atomwood by Chris Cook (cc3d)

The final four reader prize winners are: Johan Reinink, Jon Moon, James Mckenna and Dominic Cummings .

If you're one of the winning modders or one of the four lucky readers then please check your emails as we'll need an address to send your goodies!

Congratulations to all the nominees - you make the modding section and the forums what they are so thanks for all your hard work! We'll be back soon with more fantastic mods so make sure you keep an eye on our modding section.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Finally a last thank you to our sponsors

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matee 14th January 2010, 10:56 Quote
Congrats!
BTW those are some insane prizes
Jack_Pepsi 14th January 2010, 11:00 Quote
Well done to everyone, all your efforts inspire hundreds of us in and out of the forums!

oldnewby - You've managed to convert me with Cygnus - I've never been one to like wooden rigs, but like I said you've converted me. It's fantastic, so professionally done and the work log was a great read something else that adds to the brilliance of the mod. You deserve it!

Can't wait to see what you have in line next, if you do that is!

:D
Combatus 14th January 2010, 11:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by matee
Congrats!
BTW those are some insane prizes

Well they've been great in previous years so hopefully they're just as good this year!

Congrats to all especially to oldnewby. Can't wait to see what turns up this year!
Cyprio 14th January 2010, 11:58 Quote
Congrats all. Bit-tech mods just keep getting better!

Cyp.
BentAnat 14th January 2010, 12:03 Quote
Congrats all round.
It was an AWESOME roundup of Mods.
Colossous 14th January 2010, 12:29 Quote
Amazing mods and my fave won - big congrats all round folks ;)
[USRF]Obiwan 14th January 2010, 12:33 Quote
So second and third place get nothing?
Jezcentral 14th January 2010, 13:16 Quote
Am I the only person who thinks that pic of the winner makes it look like a robotic flasher?
pizan 14th January 2010, 13:20 Quote
I think oldnewwby has to officially change his name now, maybe oldpro?
Combatus 14th January 2010, 13:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]So second and third place get nothing?

We didn't have space in the news story - see the prizes page in the original article
smc8788 14th January 2010, 13:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Combatus
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]So second and third place get nothing?

We didn't have space in the news story - see the prizes page in the original article

Shame, everyone knows second place is just first loser :p
PureSilver 14th January 2010, 13:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Am I the only person who thinks that pic of the winner makes it look like a robotic flasher?

No, I thought so too... Still an absolutely brilliant mod, and well deserved!
slipperyskip 14th January 2010, 13:47 Quote
Congratz to all the winners! Well done bit-tech.
Jipa 14th January 2010, 13:49 Quote
Congrats! You guys really deserved to be the top three.

And Cygnus X1 was my favorite with all the manual labor it took to get that thing finished. Just crazy.
death_munky 14th January 2010, 14:12 Quote
Congrats Oldnewby... well deserved for so much hard work and skill.
A really big pat on the back to all the other nominees for their excellent builds which make coming to bit-tech everyday so enjoyable
andrew8200m 14th January 2010, 14:18 Quote
There really were some absolute works of art this year" The winner was well deserved with his scratch build and the 2nd and 3rd places were also well deserved as the best of the modded pre-built cases.

A massive congrats to all that got nominated, some brilliant work!

Andy
AnG3L 14th January 2010, 14:41 Quote
Congrats to all the winners and participants! I would like to thank all the people who voted me and a great thank to bit-tech for this contest! 4th place for me its more than enough for a first mod and a budget of 400 Euros a month! I hope that I will keep modding and participate again with all these wonderful people and modders in this community! Congrats again and thanks! :)
craigbru 14th January 2010, 15:35 Quote
Congrats to all that entered! I do have one comment though, why isn't this on the front page yet? I almost missed it!
slugbug 14th January 2010, 15:45 Quote
Congrats everyone.
Locknload 14th January 2010, 16:00 Quote
Cygnus X1 by Attila Lukacs (oldnewby) was undoubtedly the superior build and imho the best build i have seen as it was all hand built.
Well done Atilla and thank you for the visually superb updates and progress logs which were a joy to all who followed its build last year.
Look forward to your next masterpiece, good luck and thank you for showing us all how its done.

Nice one.
DarthBeavis 14th January 2010, 16:29 Quote
Awesome selection of the top 3!!!
greensabbath 14th January 2010, 16:34 Quote
Wood/aluminum mods seem to be popular with wins 3 years running. This year should be interesting as well :)
Infection 14th January 2010, 17:27 Quote
Great prize, I personally would have placed Flow at #1, that was an amazing build.
evoyear 14th January 2010, 18:01 Quote
congratulations for everyone attempted
Cheapskate 14th January 2010, 18:12 Quote
Congratulations guys!
Next year is going to be a blast too! Oldnewbie has some new computer parts he needs a case for.:D It's a vicious cycle - We won't LET him quit.:)
M7ck 14th January 2010, 18:46 Quote
Congrats to all winners, every single entry was a brilliant mod and I would have been chuffed to have owned any of them. The top three (no offense intended to the others) where jaw droppingly stunning and they were my top three personally. I hope that all the guys that have nominated up their game plan for this year and make 2010 an exciting year for all us mere mortals that can only dream of having the vision and expertise to make a MOTY.

Well done guys!
Farfalho 14th January 2010, 18:49 Quote
Congrats everyone and hope to see even better mods from you.

And to BT too for supporting this community
confusis 14th January 2010, 19:10 Quote
congrats guys! This must be my year to enter :D
The_Beast 14th January 2010, 19:28 Quote
Congrats to those who won


great prizes too
sethnmalice 14th January 2010, 22:23 Quote
Grats oldnewby, truly well deserved and to everyone else too, the stakes have increased again. Just goes to show that you dont need a laser cutter to create an incredible case.
dark_avenger 14th January 2010, 23:08 Quote
Congrats to everyone, some truly awesome mods.

Now to see what 2010 brings.....
SNiiPE_DoGG 15th January 2010, 00:55 Quote
Darn I was looking at front page all day waiting for this to come up but I haven't seen it until now

I just want to say that every mod that made this nomination is most definitely a mod of the year in that they all represent the most outstanding mods of 2009! (not saying that to take away from cygnus' victory in any way)

I would like to extend my thanks to those who voted for my build and to bit-tech for giving us a wonderful place to share our art as modders.

and oh dear the prizes.... what am I going to do with myself this time
Attila 15th January 2010, 03:35 Quote
Wow! It's all over, I'm a little shell shocked. :)
First of all congratulations/commiserations to the other contestants.
Every case was a worthy MOTY contestant, some of you were much more certain of the
outcome than I was, in fact I thought "flow" may come through and win (being a fabulous
looking case, except for the wheels).
Thank you to all that voted for CX1 and thank you all that followed the somewhat long and
sometimes confusing/frustrating building of it.

A really big thank you to the sponsors.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa59/oldnewby/using%20CX1/sponsors.jpg

I can't believe the quality and quantity of the prizes. just terrific.

And a big thank you to bit-tech and all the staff.
A really astounding effort in running this great competition every year, a comp that I
consider the best around. This is where I visit to see some of the best modding in the
world, and I'm proud to put my projects here.

Once again, a big thank you and see you all soon with Na'ir al Saif.
Mitsimonsta 15th January 2010, 07:31 Quote
I am really happy to see the comp taken out CX1. Just a phenomenal scratch build - luckily I live in Australia and next time I am down oldnewby's way, I will take a 6-pack of beer and have a look at this work of art.

The standard of competition was massive this year, Flow was just one of those brilliant concepts that ended up better than the plans - the minimalistic interior of the case is mindblowing. Neptune's Trident is one of the cleanest water builds I have seen in quite a while, the planning of the tube routing alone makes this case before you get to the extra work done to complete the theme or the quality of the workmanship.

But you had two modded cases competing with possibly the best scratch build that Bit-Tech has ever seen and I believe the worthy winner was chosen. Congratulations to all. Can't wait to see what you crazy guys can dream up and build this year.
alpha0ne23 15th January 2010, 07:38 Quote
Some jaw dropping builds entered this year and deciding the winners must have been very difficult, thanks bit-tech/master modders for the many pleasurable hours drooling over each and every build

Have fun 'oldnewby' with the win, fantastic prizes all well deserved IMHO
Boddaker 15th January 2010, 18:01 Quote
Congratulations Oldnewby! Was there ever any doubt? lol I don't think I've ever seen so much excitement and adulation over a case here before (coming from myself as well). I have to admit, I was a little disappointed upon seeing you complete Cygnus in time to be considered for Mod of the Year, because I knew right then my chances of winning were shot to hell lol. Still, it was an honor being nominated along with you, and I am pleased with taking home a third place finish (congrats to Sniipe Dogg as well!). Thanks to Bit-Tech and all who voted! It has been said before, you have raised the bar, so this year promises to be even better. Can't wait to see your next creation! :-)
Frenkie 16th January 2010, 16:47 Quote
Great work everybody, gratz to all winners even if your not numero uno this time. You all showed the world what amazing creations we can come up with instead of that old beige box. I hope ( no im sure of it ) that 2010 will sprung a lot of brandnew designs that people will be stunned about. Keep it up !
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