Mod of the Month - February 2011
The last few months have seen plenty of new talent join our already skilled and diverse modding community. We've got plenty of those new additions on show this month too, with their owners already drumming up some big fan bases.
This month, we've got a diverse mix of submerged PCs, giant scale models of star ships and the usual range of mods and scratch-builds. Each project looks set to become a hit in its own right, but only you can decide which one will be crowned Mod of the Month.
If you're new to bit-tech
and modding, or haven't ventured into our forums yet, make sure you check out our Modding
and Project Logs
forums, as well as our Modding section
, where you'll find guides and articles written by the makers of some of the best projects we've seen.
We're proud to have the legendary Mnpctech
sponsoring Mod of the Month. The Mnpctech guys are regulars on our forums and, in addition to being avid modders themselves with some awesome projects to their names, the Mnpctech online store is also well worth a visit from every modder. Mnpctech is offering its brand new modding ruler to the winner, among other prizes. Check out the short video below for a fascinating two-minute insight into how the ruler is made.
The winner of Mod of the Month will get one of these
awesome prizes from the Mnpctech store itself. There will be some new and exciting products from Mnpctech on the horizon too, but for now feast your eyes on these pieces of true PC bling.
The first ruler for PC builders and modders. It includes measurements in inches and millimetres, along with a built-in computer screw-gauge to determine the exact thread-size. Meanwhile, the templates save time when determining screw-hole locations for internal and external drives, and it includes diameters for Vandal switches and water-cooling barbs and hoses. The ruler is CNC-milled from 1/8in-thick 6061 billet aluminium for use in demanding environments, and all the calibrations are CNC-engraved to withstand extensive wear.
This looks and feels like real carbon fiber, and adheres to both flat and curved surfaces. You can apply this to power supplies, cases, monitors, keyboards, mice, drive faces, headphones, bezels, fan controllers, toggle switches and so on.
These are CNC-machined from 0.75in-thick aluminium, and include four fasteners and nuts. The handles have dimensions of 0.75 x 6.25in (width x length), and feature 0.25in mounting holes.
Thanks to Mnpctech for stumping up such fantastic prizes again this month. Last time, we had six new projects going head-to-head, and each one has the potential to become a big hit. In first place last month was the awesome Get A Life
by The_Gnu, which came in ahead of the very popular Sors salutis
by AnG3L in second and Stealthlow
by Waynio in third.
Back to this month, we've got six of the best for you again, so don't forget to vote for your favourite
. Note that you can also now vote for more than one project
if you're finding it tough to choose a favourite.
This Month's Contenders