Mod of the Month - March 2010
At last the weather seems to be turning into something spring-like here in the UK after about 6 months of freezing and generally modding-unfriendly conditions. Thankfully this is just in time too as I've been working hard on a massive modding feature for the next issue of Custom PC. It's not just me that's benefitted, and many of you have dusted down your tools and paint and we were once again overwhelmed with updates and new projects in our forums this month.
We've only room for six projects from the hundreds on show so make sure you don't miss out and visit our modding
and project log
forums which are full of guides, projects in progress and more.
Also don't forget our modding features page
which has completed projects on show with walkthroughs from their makers as well as guides on things like photography
and how to make your own reservoir
We're lucky enough to have a sponsor for Mod of the Month, Quiet PC
. Make sure you take a look at their site which offers plenty of cooling and modding related stuff. They'll be shipping one of these
three great prizes every month to the winner. The choice, if you're the lucky person, will be yours:
Scythe Kama Connect 2 USB2.0 IDE and SATA External Adapter
The Scythe Kama Connect 2
is an incredibly handy gadget designed to allow you to connect SATA and IDE hard drives quickly and easily to any PC using USB. It is compatible with both 3.5in and 2.5in SATA and IDE hard drives, as well as any other IDE device such as an optical drive. The ability to quickly plug-and-play any hard drive gives you a quick and easy way to access your files or transfer them from one drive to another without needing to open up your PC.
Scythe Mugen 2 Quiet CPU Cooler
This processor cooler is an example of Japanese engineering at its finest! Scythe’s Mugen 2 Quiet CPU Cooler
is designed with five fin towers for improved processor cooling by up to 7 degrees C compared with the original Mugen, which itself was one of the best on the market. As you would expect, it is multi-socket compatible for Intel and AMD and comes with full instructions.
Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus Black Multi Fan Controller
Zalman's ZM-MFC1 PLUS
is a very simple fan controller which supports up to six 3-pin fans. This provides the user with total control of the installed fans. Each channel is capable of altering the supplied voltage from 5V to 11V, with 5V able to quieten even the loudest of fans. As well as a reduction in noise, lowering the voltage a fan receives also reduces the airflow, so make sure you keep an eye on the temperatures inside the system.
Last month saw a relatively unknown steampunk project called Steampunk from Russia
rise to stardom. Forum user tarator had already wowed several forum members with his incredible attention to detail and fantastic looking powersupply. Once pimped in Mod of the Month, the praise continued and proved to be the most popular project claiming 1st place ahead of Epic PC X Series
by Djayness and A380 Mod
Check out last month's competition here
. Below are this month's contenders which has some very promising projects on show. Take a look and don't forget to vote
for your favourite!
This Month's Contenders