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Poll Results: Mod of the Month April

Poll expired: Apr 30, 2014  
  • 7% (27)
    @Jakeey802 - Low Walker (Desk Build)
  • 4% (14)
    @Jakewat - TJ07 First Mod
  • 2% (8)
    @Majorhi - HAF 932 Black & Blue Edition
  • 2% (7)
    @HALOwner97 - Hackintosh Casemod (Powermac G4) Devil Red and Deep Black
  • 25% (90)
    @lowfat - Forever Alone FT02BW. Server Edition.
  • 30% (107)
    @SavellM - Project Ethos & Cube - The Baby Grand
  • 4% (15)
    @darwing - Project Glacier
  • 23% (82)
    @Jolly Roger - DEFCON-3: AN EPIC MILITARY MOD
350 Total Votes  
post #51 of 143
@SavelIM, can't quote on my phone, but that is what I call a mod! Looks amazing, and you don't often see people do dual PC desk builds.
post #52 of 143
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@SavelIM, can't quote on my phone, but that is what I call a mod! Looks amazing, and you don't often see people do dual PC desk builds.

Thanks buddy smile.gif
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post #53 of 143
How are these going to be judged? Effort - looks - Air vs Water and so on.

Because the army one does not appeal to me - i am not in that age group. But yet I see that a lot effort and time has gone into it biggrin.gifthumb.gif

The green one is more my choice but hey is that a Nvidia statement ? biggrin.gif

And so I am left looking but not voting yet - there is 8 days left
Edited by ladcrooks - 4/22/14 at 4:13am
post #54 of 143
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

Shame I can't enter.....
Inventive and revolutionary?
Like this one you are trying to push? The one which you state in the log is a direct copy of someone else's work?

Dude,you lost a vote from me.....

Sniping at other previous winners is just fail.

You missed my point I wasnt saying it wasnt an amazing build, and inventive and revolutionary meaning did you see the first build he did? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but last moth the nominees were insane for what a "MOD" stands for
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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Originally Posted by Jakewat View Post

Agreed, this thread is all about encouraging and congratulating works of PC art, no matter the shape or size, and to go off on a rant of how people have sponsors and funds to power their amazing build is just a bit sad. Next time if you are going to critique don't do it in such a harsh and direct manner.

Absolutely and you have seen the utmost gratitude and respect from me, my point still stands, MOD as indicated by inventive and revolutionary / different is usually what people go for when referring to a MOD..
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Originally Posted by SavellM View Post

Could I nominate my own desk build?!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1482869/scratch-build-desk-build-log-project-ethos-cube-the-baby-grand




Point and case cheers.gif Look at that thing!!!! Unbelievable never see anything like it!
post #55 of 143
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Point and case cheers.gif Look at that thing!!!! Unbelievable never see anything like it!

Hehe thanks buddy smile.gif
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post #56 of 143
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Because the army one does not appeal to me - i am not in that age group. But yet I see that a lot effort and time has gone into it biggrin.gifthumb.gif

 

Its fine that it doesn't appeal to you, but to limit "military themes" to only appealing to a certain age group is, at best, ignorant. 

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post #57 of 143
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

How are these going to be judged? Effort - looks - Air vs Water and so on.

Because the army one does not appeal to me - i am not in that age group. But yet I see that a lot effort and time has gone into it biggrin.gifthumb.gif

The green one is more my choice but hey is that a Nvidia statement ? biggrin.gif

And so I am left looking but not voting yet - there is 8 days left

What age group is that?
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post #58 of 143
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You missed my point I wasnt saying it wasnt an amazing build, and inventive and revolutionary meaning did you see the first build he did? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but last moth the nominees were insane for what a "MOD" stands for Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Absolutely and you have seen the utmost gratitude and respect from me, my point still stands, MOD as indicated by inventive and revolutionary / different is usually what people go for when referring to a MOD..
Point and case cheers.gif Look at that thing!!!! Unbelievable never see anything like it!

 

I like James's build just as much as you do. He did an extraordinary job. But I also agree that this competition has pretty much turned from mod of the month to ... build of the month. Modding is where you take something ordinary (or heck start from the ground up), and honestly make it extraordinary through ingenuity/creating things that weren't originally there in the first place.

 

Something like this is a mod:

 

Guilty by Kier @ Bit-tech

 

Where a person took the time to come up with something extraordinary.

 

Not something like this:

 

Singularity Computers (don't remember which build)

 

 

Are they both incredible? Yes. Are they both honestly worth being called a mod? At least in my opinion, Kier's build can be called it, but Singularity Computer's build shouldn't.

 

 

My 2Cents in this discussion. And sorry for getting off topic.

post #59 of 143
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

I like James's build just as much as you do. He did an extraordinary job. But I also agree that this competition has pretty much turned from mod of the month to ... build of the month. Modding is where you take something ordinary (or heck start from the ground up), and honestly make it extraordinary through ingenuity/creating things that weren't originally there in the first place.

Something like this is a mod:

Guilty by Kier @ Bit-tech



Where a person took the time to come up with something extraordinary.

Not something like this:

Singularity Computers (don't remember which build)




Are they both incredible? Yes. Are they both honestly worth being called a mod? At least in my opinion, Kier's build can be called it, but Singularity Computer's build shouldn't.


My 2Cents in this discussion. And sorry for getting off topic.

Thank you, for helping me explain my side, I was not knocking James build, its incredible! but as far as the Modding aspect I felt there were some very good nominations for that last month and sometimes it does seem as though its build of the month not Mod of the month.

so please don't retract your vote for me because you thought I was knocking James, absolutely not!!! He is an artist, (loved his 1st build the most), and like I said respect is given to everyone on this forum for their vision and dedication to their work smile.gif
post #60 of 143
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To be honest the sheer money people out into some of these build destroys the majority of a regular persons salary. With that said often just the most insane build with $2000 in fittings along typically wins. God bless ROBOCOP but I don't think his builds are inventive or revolutionary, basically water cool everything in as big of a space you can with the most rads u can and voila. MOM champ.

I'm really taken back by the outcry of the community regarding my build, it was for a client who was in a wheelchair, but just games to the max, so a mix of power with aesthetics with a budget is this build. He is going to enjoy the build for what it's worth.

Opposed to sponsored builds or robocop how is remaking his original build with the same $2000+ fittings... Maybe I'm jealous I could never justify that price of a computer, but in all reality bf4 a& titanfall maxed out on a 780OC IS FINE wink.gif

I kind of resent that line in bold. I have zero issue with criticism, criticism drives better and better results - however - to say I, or someone, won MOTM by "just water cooling everything in as big as space as possible" is a little insulting. If you read the Robocop build log I did put a lot of heart and passion into that build and the "big space" inside was there because I replaced the back wall, riveted a new one and cut out the drive-bays etc..

You can give two artists the same paints and canvas, it doesn't mean they'll paint the same picture. It takes some sort of vision, eye for aesthetics, hard work and passion to pull off a final result. My newer Titanfall build costs 1/4 of what Robocop cost and I'm honestly far more in love with it, because I like the direction it's going, I think the vision is grander and coming together better than I imagined, but it's cost is that of a normal rig.

I'm not trying to start any kind of argument here or anything and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but when I spent 3-4 months on a build making sure everything is perfect I kind of resent being told I "just water cooled everything in as big a space as possible".
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

Its not like buying all those fittings won him anything,they are just fittings and common as mud too.

I won Bittechs MOTM with £1.79 Aquatuning fittings,people think that the garnish wins stuff? No,talent,originality and plain hard work win build comps.
Not moaning and sniping.
Sponsors don't make a build,talented builders do.

This.
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You missed my point I wasnt saying it wasnt an amazing build, and inventive and revolutionary meaning did you see the first build he did? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but last moth the nominees were insane for what a "MOD" stands for
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Absolutely and you have seen the utmost gratitude and respect from me, my point still stands, MOD as indicated by inventive and revolutionary / different is usually what people go for when referring to a MOD..
Point and case cheers.gif Look at that thing!!!! Unbelievable never see anything like it!

That first build I did on here got a lot of attention because of two factors - a) it was the first consumer 900D build log that existed so it was linked everywhere, including in an email blast from Corsair (blind luck scored me the first consumer 900D when they sold 10 of them a month before it was in stores), and b) When I started that build it was not very common at all to use acrylic tube in an entire build. People had been doing it some, especially in Europe, but for a lot of people here it was the first time they saw only acrylic tubing used in a build. Not at all suggesting that I invented the wheel, I just happened to do it right before the onset of the consumer acrylic tube explosion (this was about 3 months before Primochill launched the first consumer line of acrylic products).
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

I like James's build just as much as you do. He did an extraordinary job. But I also agree that this competition has pretty much turned from mod of the month to ... build of the month. Modding is where you take something ordinary (or heck start from the ground up), and honestly make it extraordinary through ingenuity/creating things that weren't originally there in the first place.

I think to a certain extent the term "mod" is subjective. What I mean is that I think these conversations (which come up every MOTM) turn into referencing the size of the mod, people end up saying "how did that win, the others were more of a mod than that one" etc.. But it's important to grade the final product on.. the final product, no matter how big or how small the mod, how is the end result? How clean is it? Does it look like something that was just modded or does it look like something that was modded so well that it came from the manufacturer that way. Again, a lot of effort went into the Robocop build and it is not at all a normal 900D. At one point it looked like this (I feel like I just had this exact conversation last month smile.gif )
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








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