Mod of the Month May 2011
We've had plenty of great modding weather here in the UK over the last few weeks. So much so, in fact, that we've even been able to get outside and carry out a pioneering group test of rotary tools, which will be featured in the forthcoming issue of Custom PC
. In the meantime, the modding scene has gone crazy, with scores of new projects hitting our forum and many of our members entering Cooler Master's annual modding competition
We're also half way through the year, so if you're hoping to be featured in our own spectacular Mod of the Year competition, then you'll need to get out the Dremel soon. If you need some inspiration, then there's no better place for it than our forums.
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 also running a case design competition so make sure you head over to this forum thread
and see how people are redesigning Cooler Master's HAF 932 case.
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.
This ruler is CNC-machined from 1/8in pure copper, and weighs one pound. You can see a fantastic video showing how the ruler is made here
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 classic in its own right, with over 150 people casting their votes. In first place last month was the awesome Lightning McMod
by kier, followed by Epic PC's Carbide Series
by Djayness in second and Charge
by Frenkiein third.
Back to this month, we've got six of the best for you again, so you just need to vote for your favourites
. Don't forget that you can now vote for more than one project
if you're finding it tough to choose a single winner.
This Month's Contenders