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SketchUp MNPCTech Design Contest Volume 6 - VOTING

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 3 Jul 2011.

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Vote for as many as you like :)

Poll closed 24 Jul 2011.
  1. danitgeek

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    29 vote(s)
    41.4%
  3. jrs77

    7 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Gearheaddan

    14 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. k0rben

    12 vote(s)
    17.1%
  6. eeced

    32 vote(s)
    45.7%
  7. KayinBlack

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  8. Dark~3nergy

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  9. asura

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  10. HardstylerDK

    5 vote(s)
    7.1%
  11. 13eightyfour

    13 vote(s)
    18.6%
  12. Cheapskate

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  13. Editor22

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Hey guys, let's go!

    For this round of the MNPCTech Design contest, we based the designs on the Cooler Master HAF932!
    This was a one month long contest, with a community vote at the end to decide the top 3 placings. The contest was not restricted to any software, as long as the final entry is NOT rendered! (ensures a level playing field in regards to eye candy, etc)

    Thanks heaps once again to our sponsors, MNPCTech, and a newcomer this round, Aurora Creative Studios NZ, and thanks to Jez for continuing to host the Sketchup Component Collection. Also thanks to Craigr1982 for supplying the model on which we will mod!
    Prizes:
    1st Place "Anodized Billet Pron by Mnpctech" Prize Package

    + US$30 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x set of Black Anodized Billet "Diamond Knurl" PC Feet. Product Details

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    1x Black Anodized Billet 120mm Fan Grill with Honeycomb insert. Product Details

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    1x set of 4 Black Anodized Aluminum Thumbscrews 6/32 thread. Product Details

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    20x Black Pop Rivets for PC Chassis. Product Details

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    2nd Place "PC Modding Tools!" Prize Package

    + US$20 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x Aluminum PC Mod Ruler & Reference Tool. Product Details

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    ATX Power Supply Pin Removal Tools. Product Details

    1x ATX Pin Removal Tool (PSU & PCI-e)

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    1x ATX Molex Removal Tool (Male & Female) ATX Power Supply Pin Removal Tools. Product Details


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    3rd Place "Custom DIY window" Prize Package

    + US$10 MNPCTech voucher supplied by Aurora Creative Studios NZ

    1x 12" x 12" cast acrylic PC window sheet. Product Details

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    1x 6 ft Mnpctech u-channel window molding. Product Details

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    1x roll of Scotch Tape #4010 super strength mounting tape, Product Details

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    Here are the entries we recieved this round:

    danitgeek
    "The Haf Urban
    2 Psu Mounts
    9x 120mm fan options
    Atx/M-Atx/Itx
    Mountaing options for 2 reservoirs
    2x 2.5inch hard drive hot-swap bays
    2x 3.5inch hard drive hot-swap bays
    3x 3.5inch hard drive bays"
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    Click here for more images of danitgeek's design!

    GuilleAcoustic
    "HAF a tonne of copper, HAF air cooled, HAF water cooled ... but not HAF cool. 100% cool

    - Fit a quad-opteron 12-cores and its quad-opteron 12-cores expansion board (96 cores crazyness)
    - 6x hot-swap HDD bay
    - 6x HDD activity LED (1 per drive)
    - Motorized HDD door
    - 2x 220mm intake fans
    - 3x 120mm exhaust fans (2x top fans, 1x back fan)

    - full copper top acting like a passive rad
    - massive surrounding passive rad (3m² of dissipating surface)
    - Quick disconnect connector to connect the rad to the case (easy maintenance)"
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    Click here to see more images of GuilleAcoustic's design!

    jrs77
    "Hafnium"
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    Click here to see more images of jrs77's design!


    Gearheaddan
    "HAF ROD
    I designed it after the front end of an old school hot rod and tried to keep it to something that would actually be able to be built in regards to cost and still somewhat resemble the original case.
    There are 2x 200mm fans behind the front grill, the air cleaner intakes on top are for the cpu radiator, and the hot air from the rad exits through the exhaust pipes."
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    Click here to see more images of Gearheaddan's design!

    k0rben
    "Mantis
    Packed with a 2x480 rads,3xGTX295 and 2 custom mounted reservoirs"
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    Click here to see more images of k0rben's design!


    eeced
    "Air makes it so easier to breath than water, so I'm going for aircooling (that made no sence whatsoever). A case for two friends to drag (carrying probably not possible) to a lan party, a two in one computer."
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    Click here to see more images of eeced's design!

    KayinBlack
    "Self-contained waterfall cooling, and the top res is a fishtank, complete with filter."
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    Click here to see more images of KayinBlack's design!

    Dark~3nergy
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    Click here to see more images of Dark~3nergy's design!


    asura
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    Click here to see more images of asura's design!

    HardstylerDK
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    Click here to see more images of HardstylerDK's design!

    13eightyfour
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    Click here to see more images of 13eightyfour's design!

    Cheapskate
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    Click here to see more images of Cheapskate's design!

    Editor22
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    Click here to see more images of Editor22's design!


    Good luck. Vote for as many entries as you like!
     
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  2. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    what if there is a tie for first / second / third place?
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    The sponsors will discuss the options at that point.

    Idea for round 7
    Best of the best - invitational only!
    Get together the top 3 placegetters of the previous contests and throw them in the ring together, 1 month to design a free for all case around a certain motherboard.

    It would be randomly selected from the SCC collection, unless a manufacturer (ASUS, Gigabyte, etx HINTHINT) get involved :)
     
  4. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    sounds like a plan
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Previous winners:
    Contest #5
    Bartaggio
    Burnout21
    Langer

    #4
    Dark~3nergy
    Lenne0815
    Confusis

    #3
    Editor22
    Cheapskate
    Confusis

    #2
    Scooby
    jrs77
    Dark~3nergy

    #1
    Dark~3nergy
    =Cheapskate
    =bentleya
    confusis

    Which leaves, before this vote ends:
    Bartaggio
    Burnout21
    Langer
    Dark~3nergy
    Lenne0815
    Confusis
    Editor22
    Cheapskate
    Scooby
    jrs77
    bentleya
    As contestants in invite only..
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: I don't think I'm eligible for this, although it doesn't look like it matters.

    I have to say I don't like your idea for the next contest. Limiting the contestants also limits the potential output. For example, Scooby popped in for contest two and really blew us away.
    I think sending invites to former designers so they know the contest exists is good. I'd also like another open format contest. The ideas get really freaky.

    Upping thetime limit would bring in some of the busier builders too. It might get dull for the readers, but the end results should be worth it.
     
  7. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Aww I really wish I could have found more time to get this finished :( been paying close attention to the thread though and I have to say Guille's design really does push all my buttons in the right places ;D
    I don't really have an opinion on the idea for #7 :( I would feel privileged to be offered a spot but at the same time I can see the downsides as cheap's mentioned. Also if you only limit it to the 7 - 10 finalists then your having to count on everyone being free for that month to get their designs in which could end up with only a few final entries :(

    Adding on Cheaps extended time limit idea, why not run a "knock out" competition with small prizes for each stage and then a grand prize for the over all winner over say a 3 month period. Something like;

    Month 1 / Round 1
    • Initial design / roughing
    • Voting
    • Top 10 go through to round 2
    • Small prizes for the top 2

    Month 2 / Round 2
    • Semi complete
    • Voting
    • Top 5 go through to round 3
    • Small prizes for the top 3

    Month 3 / Final
    • Final Designs / Renders
    • Voting
    • Winners announced:clap:
    • 1st place = Grand prize 2nd & 3rd = smaller prizes


    Just an idea :)
     
  8. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    @Editor22 : thanks mate :)

    Kind of reminds me of the Phobya contest (with the per stage prize added). Very nice idea. The phobya contest was a very nice experience, I learned a lot and it was nice sharing with everyone on this community. I'm new to case modding and it was a perfect first time, very teaching.

    Thanks to MNPCTesh, Confusis, Aurora Creative Studios NZ, and everyone involved. Good luck to all contestants.

    @Confusis : How long will the vote last ?
     
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  9. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    I like the idea of a limited competition, and basing it on previous winners will make it (hopefully) of a higher quality. However you may get some people grumping about being unable to compete, perhaps it would be best to have a divided competition with different classes (like Le Mans) and suitably staggered prizes; e.g. previous top3, previous top 10, open.

    I hadn't expected to see my entry here it being unfinished (hardly started) and entirely undeserving of any votes at it's current level of development.
     
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  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Open and Invitational, good idea.. may be harder to get enough prizes though.. I'll have to see what I can do.

    Vote will be for 21 days from yesterday.. Thought with it being summer up there folks may not be on as often :)
     
  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    It's very quiet here :)

    @confusis : the #7 is going to be a scratch build only around a mobo or will it be scratch / case mod ?
     
  12. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Pssssst.... scratch build......


    :p
     
  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I eared you : p ... And I'm sacrifying a 3DFx for a scratch build contest :lol:
     
  14. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    :lol: the gods will be happy with your sacrifice :D I can at least dream of it being a scratch build contest :baby:
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    +1 on a scratch build. If I come up with something cool, I can probably convince someone to build it.:naughty:
     
  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    You can scratch build your dream. Take a 3dfx, add a mobo and then a little touch of copper. You can even SLI your dream with a bikini contest :

    possible resulting dream : gals in copper bikini fighting in cooling fuild for a brand new motherbord :lol:
     
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  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    UP ... and just a suggestion, but a front page would increase the person voting :lol:
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I just had an image of Bender's head exploding while reading that.
     
  19. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    Well it wouldn't be the first time you managed to get someone to build one of your creatively cool designs.....


    http://www.mnpctech.com/nvidia_ion_cube_pc_casemod.html
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I think I should stop checking the votes .... it's stressing me up :blah:
     
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