Originally Posted by darwin1859
Originally Posted by IT Diva
The last of my builds that I'd be even moderately impressed with, much less really
impressed with, is my P5, but there's no real reason to be impressed with that one either.
It's just 2 P5's, side by side with a couple bits of tubing between them . . .
Doesn't even have a single plexi front panel to cover both chassis giving a unifying look, just the 2 original ones with the top inner mounting rods removed
No particular engineering skills involved, or significant challenges to overcome, . . .
None of the usual details done to make it a pro looking build, like having the res mounted over the rad cutouts without a trim panel, no excising the cable management tabs that stick up, having the rad over the mobo's CPU cutout area with no trim panel . . and the list goes on . .
Just big, bright, and blingy without much real work to get it that way.
You bring up some interesting ideas, thank you.Unfortunately for this build I was up against an extremely tight deadline for the CaseMOD Invitational - this made many customisations impossible within the timeframe.
I would dispute that there wasn't "much real work" - many many hours went into the project.
Deadlines are the bane of most custom builds, for sure . . .
It's all about getting the most bling the fastest, and if there's any time left, fill in what details you can . . .
As you might have guessed, I'm kind of a fan of stretch mods, but to me, the key to doing it successfully, is to have it look as factory stock / original design, as possible. . . . which might cause me to be more critical then the average enthusiast.
For what it is and the timeframe those events usually have, it is a clean build . . .