Phobya water-cooled case design competition - the best concepts so far

Written by Antony Leather

November 16, 2010 // 10:51 a.m.

Tags: #build #case #competition #design #make-own #mod #modding #phobya #prize #render #water-cool #water-cooled #watercooling #water-cooling #win

It's been nearly two weeks since we announced Phobya's case design competition, which is exclusive to bit-tech's forums. The response has been huge, with the Stage 1 design thread already sporting nearly 20 pages filled with fantastic concepts of cases all designed to be water-cooling friendly.

If you missed the article, Phobya is offering you the chance to have the water-cooled case of your dreams made and kitted out with water-cooling gear.

Here the other prizes you can win:
2nd Place - a £100 Aquatuning sponsorship voucher
3rd Place - a £50 Aquatuning sponsorship voucher.

All you have to do is post a design of what you believe to be the perfect case for water cooling in this thread. Make sure you read the initial article first though for handy hints and tips.

Here are some of our favourite concepts which have been discussed in detail so far:

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Forum users a-dub and motas opted for cube-like tower designs but both are very different

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anakha has started work on a bulbous tower while xs_rise has gone all futuristic with his design called Liquibox

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Forum regular editor22 has gone all asymmetric with this fantastic-looking cube while recent Mod of the Month winner, razer2007 has opted for a widened tower design to obtain room for huge radiators

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zesti has moved all the hard disks to the backpanel to make room for all his water-cooling gear while demolisher has designed a huge cube-shaped case with a cavernous interior.


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subtec has thought ahead and considered general airflow in his design as well as making room for a huge radiator in the roof. One of bit-tech's most talented renders, roboduck, has been hard at work on this superb white tower which has plenty of room for water-cooling hardware.

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Finally, jrs77 has already entered his final design having come up with what appears to be a partly modular case which he claims to have 10 drive bays, five locations for a triple 120mm-fan radiator and three possible PSU mounts making it extremely flexible.


You have until 28th November to post your design and email a copy to modding@bit-tech.net. The community will then vote on all submitted designs and the best will go through to Stage 2 for further development.
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