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March 2013 Mod of the Month Winner

March 2013 Mod of the Month Winner

Tiny was March's Mod of the Month winner. It uses a mini-ITX motherboard and a custom-made metal case.

The votes are in, the counting's done and now it's time to reveal the winner of Bit-Tech Mod of the Month March 2013.

With everything from desk mods to wooden egg-shaped cases, this month had plenty of variety but picking up the plaudits is forum user Floyd with his project, Tiny.

This mini-ITX scratchbuild got the most votes thanks to its impressively tidy metalwork, clever use of space, great paint job and - true to its name - its tiny size.

Inside, Floyd used a Zotac mini-ITX motherboard equipped with a venerable Core 2 Q6600, and even managed to squeeze a GeForce GTX 260 in for good measure.

You can check out the full project log here. We'll leave you with some of the latest photos from the project, which has unfortunately come to a bit of a halt due to hardware failure.

Oh the joys of modding...

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The next edition of Mod of the Month is right around the corner so watch this space.

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feedayeen 14th May 2013, 13:52 Quote
Am I missing something or was money passed under the table? Apart from it's size, it's no different form any case you buy at a store.
Guinevere 14th May 2013, 14:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by feedayeen
Am I missing something or was money passed under the table? Apart from it's size, it's no different form any case you buy at a store.

Sour grapes?

It's a real clean build. High Quality. Nice Layout. Nice attention to detail.

The sort of build a LOT of people would be happy to have sitting on their desk.
Arboreal 14th May 2013, 18:56 Quote
I voted for Tiny as it made for a really good SFF case with a truly small volume and can take a decent length card + ATX PSU.
Better than the lovely (hot running) Lian Li PC Q07 that I had and many other ITX cases pretending to be small...
I'm looking at you, Prodigy! (Great case, but no smaller from what I can see than my mATX TJ08).
Sorry to see his Zotac ITX board died, so did my N630i; not a good record.
Floyd, hope you get some good affordable kit back in there - Keep on Modding and never mind the haters.
SuiSid3l 5th March 2014, 18:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Quote:
Originally Posted by feedayeen
Am I missing something or was money passed under the table? Apart from it's size, it's no different form any case you buy at a store.

Sour grapes?

It's a real clean build. High Quality. Nice Layout. Nice attention to detail.

The sort of build a LOT of people would be happy to have sitting on their desk.

Key point being that it WASN'T bought, it was custom built and it was a very clean mod. Detail and cleanliness of a build means more to me than outright ingenuity a lot of the time. Probably the same reasons I thought Gtek's B2 was the best mod of last year and it didn't even end up in the top 5.
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