Welcome to OCN's Mod of the Month competition! This contest is open to all the members of Overclock.net; If you have a computer and you have taken time to make it awesome then you could win! Whether you are a pro case modder or a first time builder with a fresh idea, this contest is for you! For past contests and winners, or to make a suggestion for future contests, click here. Any posts flaming participants or bashing this competition will be reported and deleted. If you have comments about the competition, please see prior sentence about the other thread. Please keep it friendly, this is a place to see showcased builds by members here on the forums. So learn something, leave your comments in their build logs. This is a place for likeminded forum members to get together and see what this community has to offer.
- Competitors each month are selected by nomination
- Any member may nominate any other member's work
- A member may nominate their own work at any time
- If a member wishes to decline a nomination they may and it will not prevent them from entering again in the future
- If there are fewer than four nominations in any given month, those nominations will be rolled over to the next month's contest
- A nomination post should contain the name of the project, the name of the member, and a link to the thread.
- Any build log is eligible so long as it meets the following criteria:
- It is posted by an Oveclock.net member
- Any build that is being done by a member for another person is considered to be the entry of the person performing the work
- If there is question over who the credit for a build should go to, the build should not be considered eligible for nomination
- In the event multiple members have worked on a project, the project should only be considered eligible if one of the members was clearly the primary contributor of both inspiration and work (this rule will be enforced by the honor of the members involved unless contested, in which case a staff member will consider the issue and post a decision)
- It is not posted on any other forums. If it is posted on another site, we would ask that it linked back to the thread on Overclock.net.
- It is not a sponsored mod (as defined by the rules of the Sponsored Case Mods sub-forum)
- The mod is either in progress or recently completed
- If the mod is in progress, it must be substantially on its way to completion; meaning that voters must be able to gain a solid impression of the quality and aesthetic of the final product from the current state of the project
- There has been a new update to the build log within 3 months of the opening of nominations
- The build has not been entered in more than one previous MOTM
- The winner will be selected by popular vote
- The eligible nominations will be put into a poll for other members to vote on
- It is up to each voter to determine what criteria they feel the nominees should be judged by, so long as they feel the one they select is the best.
- You must be a member of the site before the start of voting to vote. Any votes by members who joined after the start of voting will be removed from the poll.
- The prizes include:
- $50 (USD) via PayPal to the first place winner each month
- A Mod of the Month badge for first place that links to the winning build log below each of the winner's posts
- Having the winning build log featured on the carousel on the site's home page for one month
- Some months may have additional prizes for second and third place winners with will be announced along with the open of each month's nominations
- Some months may have prizes for randomly selected members who offered nominations
- Nominations close on the 7th of the month
- Nominees must respond to my PM within this time or they automatically decline nomination for that month.
As you know, we've had a bit of a rough time getting MOTM off the ground the past few months. Even prior to December we were noticing a dwindling amount of participants. The main issue seems to be with the rule regarding the posting of work on other sites and that's changing as of now. As long as the offending post links back to the OC.net thread/log, it will be allowed. Hopefully this helps clear up some of the confusion and stops inhibiting people from participating. Badges should be back in action soon as well you will be glad to hear.
Voting will be completed on midnight of the 1st GMT.
@TrevJonez - The ROG T-Frame
I started my D-Frame build dreaming of a high performance monster all on air. That is where it all went wrong… I learned the hard way that 3 GPU's pushing 11 million pixels will generate a TON of heat. After a few month's agonizing over how to fit 960mm worth of radiator in a D-Frame and chewing through four different frame designs. The T-Frame design was born. Built to mimic the styling of In-Win's design genius, it is built from 3/8" machined billet aluminum and attaches to existing bolt points. Needless to say, it is now as solid as a rock and weighs as much as ten.
@Jameswalt1 - "ROBOCOP"
@joejoe69 - Neptune 2.0: Reverse Polarity
@kingchris - MINI MONSTA (RAINBOW) MADNESS
@Hanoverfist - ELECTRIC ORANGE
Electric Orange is a Build Created in a period of about 14 months. I went through 2 different Paint Jobs to Achieve
what you see here Now. I built a Spray Booth in my Basement to Achieve what i think is the Perfect Paint Job.
The Case you see here is a Modded Antec DF-85. The Front panel was machined as well as the Feet and Rear
Interior Panel. I removed the Drive rails to fit in a GTX360 Push/Pull in Front and Cut the Roof to Drop in a GTX360
Push/Pull up top. Roof Rad is suspended by Koolance 360 Shroud. Twelve Custom Painted GT's provide the Air across these Rads.
Koolance PMP- 500 pumps the Mayhems Purple Aurora
Through Hand Bent Primochill Hard Acrylic Tubing all secured with Primochill Revolver fittings. The SLI set up consists of EVGA GTX 670 FTW's with EVGA SLI Bridge. I Sleeved all New wiring for the 1000w Seasonic Platinum with MDPC
Orange and Black. SATA/ DATA cables and Power Sleeved with MDPC Black and Orange. Custom White LED lighting provides the Interior with a Nice Even Glow. 2 Samsung 128gb Pro's in Raid 0 for Win 8.1. MSI Z77 Mpower Main Board Houses Intel's 3770k which is Cooled by a DT Thermo Custom Engraved Block. 16gb's of G.Skill Ares 2133 Ram is Cooled
by Bits Power Clear Universal Ram Block. Another Offering from Bits Power in this Build is the 250ml Clear Res.
Last but not least, the two Fan Controllers up front are CW611's from Lamptron.
@Lotso - EVO-1 by Lotso
@abirli - Black Gold
I saw a lot of black and gold colored themes and wanted to try it out myself. In the beginning I was only going to use gold in a few places to make it stand out more, but that quickly changed into becoming the focal point of the build! All the golden components and sleeve, were too cool to be limited to only a few places. I came into this build with the importance to attention to detail, all parts were chosen with the theme in mind, and any part that didnt fit the theme were modified to complement it. Any obstacles in the case were answered with my trusty dremel!. My overall mission of Black Gold was to create a build that was so clean and elegant that people would think it came from the factory that way!
@atxgo - Custom wood cube w/ dual loop
@Liqu1dShadow - Red Dwarf II
@Skuli - The Lay-Z-Gamer
@hell167 - Desk build