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I guess it's time Uncle 'Nine goes on his semi-annual sponsorship rant.

As someone who's both worked in the industry AND had been sponsored, I will tell you this: do NOT go for sponsorship on your first build. I don't care if you have the next best thing since Murderbox, don't even try. You will come off as a moocher no matter how good your build is. No reputable hardware company will shove hundreds of dollars of gear to you.

You have to prove your worth by building great rigs with your own money first before ever trying for a sponsorship.

Sponsorship is a two way road and its never "for you." You have to have great time, dedication, passion, and a portfolio to even be considered, and even then, it's not guaranteed. You have to provide an advertising avenue for the company(ies) that are sponsoring you, make it worth the cost to them.

If you look at guys like Bill Owen, Charles Harwood, Richard Surroz, Brad Stuart, Rod and Bob of BS Mods, Daniel Harper, and other modders... There's a reason WHY they get sponsors. They've spent thousands, even tens of thousands on their builds over the years. They're reputable, they show improved results over time, and they're ALWAYS looking to do very versatile things.

So until your willing to spend the money, time, and effort, don't bank on getting sponsored. Nobody "deserves" a sponsorship. I oils probably outdrive many race car drivers, but I've never done it myself and would never ask a company to give me a car without showing I'm capable.

Just a friendly 2 cents.
post #14913 of 22477
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

I guess it's time Uncle 'Nine goes on his semi-annual sponsorship rant.

As someone who's both worked in the industry AND had been sponsored, I will tell you this: do NOT go for sponsorship on your first build. I don't care if you have the next best thing since Murderbox, don't even try. You will come off as a moocher no matter how good your build is. No reputable hardware company will shove hundreds of dollars of gear to you.

You have to prove your worth by building great rigs with your own money first before ever trying for a sponsorship.

Sponsorship is a two way road and its never "for you." You have to have great time, dedication, passion, and a portfolio to even be considered, and even then, it's not guaranteed. You have to provide an advertising avenue for the company(ies) that are sponsoring you, make it worth the cost to them.

If you look at guys like Bill Owen, Charles Harwood, Richard Surroz, Brad Stuart, Rod and Bob of BS Mods, Daniel Harper, and other modders... There's a reason WHY they get sponsors. They've spent thousands, even tens of thousands on their builds over the years. They're reputable, they show improved results over time, and they're ALWAYS looking to do very versatile things.

So until your willing to spend the money, time, and effort, don't bank on getting sponsored. Nobody "deserves" a sponsorship. I oils probably outdrive many race car drivers, but I've never done it myself and would never ask a company to give me a car without showing I'm capable.

Just a friendly 2 cents.
Good stuff. I fully agree with you 100%, I race dirt bikes and it is the same way! Whether you are asking a company to sponser you a pair of $35 gloves, they won't do it until they see that you can provide something they need on their end.
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post #14914 of 22477
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

I have a 360 rad ion the flex bays also, PLUS a pedestal with a 480 & 360 in it...


I was thinking of going with a 360 in the flex bays and a 480 in the top. I figure that should be enough for a 2 x gpu and a cpu
post #14915 of 22477
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

I guess it's time Uncle 'Nine goes on his semi-annual sponsorship rant.

As someone who's both worked in the industry AND had been sponsored, I will tell you this: do NOT go for sponsorship on your first build. I don't care if you have the next best thing since Murderbox, don't even try. You will come off as a moocher no matter how good your build is. No reputable hardware company will shove hundreds of dollars of gear to you.

You have to prove your worth by building great rigs with your own money first before ever trying for a sponsorship.

Sponsorship is a two way road and its never "for you." You have to have great time, dedication, passion, and a portfolio to even be considered, and even then, it's not guaranteed. You have to provide an advertising avenue for the company(ies) that are sponsoring you, make it worth the cost to them.

If you look at guys like Bill Owen, Charles Harwood, Richard Surroz, Brad Stuart, Rod and Bob of BS Mods, Daniel Harper, and other modders... There's a reason WHY they get sponsors. They've spent thousands, even tens of thousands on their builds over the years. They're reputable, they show improved results over time, and they're ALWAYS looking to do very versatile things.

So until your willing to spend the money, time, and effort, don't bank on getting sponsored. Nobody "deserves" a sponsorship. I oils probably outdrive many race car drivers, but I've never done it myself and would never ask a company to give me a car without showing I'm capable.

Just a friendly 2 cents.

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I like this uncle nine biggrin.gif
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post #14917 of 22477
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

I guess it's time Uncle 'Nine goes on his semi-annual sponsorship rant.

As someone who's both worked in the industry AND had been sponsored, I will tell you this: do NOT go for sponsorship on your first build. I don't care if you have the next best thing since Murderbox, don't even try. You will come off as a moocher no matter how good your build is. No reputable hardware company will shove hundreds of dollars of gear to you.

You have to prove your worth by building great rigs with your own money first before ever trying for a sponsorship.

Sponsorship is a two way road and its never "for you." You have to have great time, dedication, passion, and a portfolio to even be considered, and even then, it's not guaranteed. You have to provide an advertising avenue for the company(ies) that are sponsoring you, make it worth the cost to them.

If you look at guys like Bill Owen, Charles Harwood, Richard Surroz, Brad Stuart, Rod and Bob of BS Mods, Daniel Harper, and other modders... There's a reason WHY they get sponsors. They've spent thousands, even tens of thousands on their builds over the years. They're reputable, they show improved results over time, and they're ALWAYS looking to do very versatile things.

So until your willing to spend the money, time, and effort, don't bank on getting sponsored. Nobody "deserves" a sponsorship. I oils probably outdrive many race car drivers, but I've never done it myself and would never ask a company to give me a car without showing I'm capable.

Just a friendly 2 cents.
Sponsors arent something you ask for, sponsors are something you get when you are good enough.
At least thats the way it normally works.
post #14918 of 22477
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Originally Posted by Raxus View Post

I was thinking of going with a 360 in the flex bays and a 480 in the top. I figure that should be enough for a 2 x gpu and a cpu

General rule of thumb is:

One rad fan space for each component you're cooling, PLUS one more rad fan space...

So yes, by the rule of thumb, you have more than enough rad space, good for some expansion... thumb.gif
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Are those kitty cat feet??

No Lol. It's a Teacup Poodle thumb.gif

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post #14920 of 22477
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

General rule of thumb is:

One rad fan space for each component you're cooling, PLUS one more rad fan space...

So yes, by the rule of thumb, you have more than enough rad space, good for some expansion... thumb.gif
The minimum is for when you get a good radiator and a good high speed fan. If you get anything less, so wont it provide enough cooling.

I recommend that if you got the space, get 1 fan space for every 100 watt worth of heat.
That way so dont you have to get quite as fast fans and so get a more quiet build.
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