Mod of the Month - May 2010
The summer is hotting up now for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least, and with it, plenty of modding friendly weather, even for those of us in the UK. There's been plenty of goings on in both our Project Logs
forums as a result and there's oodles of interesting stuff going on. Make sure you take a look.
This month sees six more brilliant projects plucked from our forums which we think deserve a bit of your time. It was a tough choice as ever with so many projects underway and it's great to see so many newcomers too. If you're mainly interested in completed projects, every month we feature at least one finished build in our Case mod
section as well as guides and other awesome stuff in our main modding section.
Competitions wouldn't be as good without prizes though and our sponsor for Mod of the Month is Quiet PC
. They'll be giving the winner the choice of one of these
three great prizes every month:
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.
So a huge thanks to Quiet PC and also well done to all the nominees last month. 120 of you voted for your favourite and it was very close for while. In the end, 2009 Mod of the Year
winner, oldnewby grabbed the top spot with his follow up to his awesome Cygnus X1
project, called Na'ir al Saif
Finally here are this month's nominees all eager for your attention so check them out and don't forget to vote for your favourite!
This Month's Contenders