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Modding Phobya Case Design Competition - Final Voting Round

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Apr 2011.

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Which is the best water-cooled case design?

Poll closed 2 May 2011.
  1. Proteus by mick64

    88 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Phobya Gladio by Razer2007

    29 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. II by Roboduck

    29 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Black Owl by SnowyOwl

    93 vote(s)
    38.9%
  1. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I can't wait to see it ... trully. Can't we even see the shadows of an owl ? A lil' teasing ? A super tiny mini pico micro femto teasing ? :lol:
     
  2. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Any chance of a formal update about which was chosen, why (if it was not the highest voted one) and pictures of the work to date.

    I'm really interested in seeing the concept to reality, and how the engineers are approaching the work. at the moment the concept(s) have disappeared into a big black hole and I'm itching to see what comes out the other side... :)
     
  3. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    As a consumer I like the Black/white owl more, But as a modder I like the Proteus.

    If I really must to choose one of them it would be the smaller Black Owl. The Proteus is HUGE. I think the Black Owl takes just way less space in my room and looks more pleasing and it will fit on my table.


    Just measure out the dimensions on your table and think again:

    (W x D x H)
    Proteus: 246 x 700 x 630mm
    Black Owl: 230 x 585 x 545mm
     
  4. Banger

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    I would say phobya's case 1st nd black owl case 2nd
     
  5. Bakes

    Bakes New Member

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    Voting ended ages ago, and Phobya are the company making the case.
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    jeez, I though this post was to show the owl finaly built :D
     
  7. Roboduck

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    Any word on when (if) we might be seeing this? I just noticed Aquatuning posted pictures of two new Phobya cases on their Facebook page (neither of which I would buy, talk about ugly :duh:). I would LOVE one of the Black Owl cases though.
     
  8. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    yup coming soooon ;)
     
  9. Roboduck

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  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Teaser pics.. please?
     
  11. Roboduck

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    +1 :D
     
  12. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    when i have something ill share it :D
     
  13. LVMike

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    Ive been away from water cooling for a while.
    I would gladly buy the first or second place case today. I am looking forward to seeing one in production.


    When do preorders start?:D
     
  14. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Just wondering, but .... any news from Phobya ? It's been a year since the contest ended :sigh:
     
  15. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I spoke to them about 6 weeks ago and they're still on track to make the case!
     
  16. Mick64

    Mick64 Dream Modeller

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    Is this case ever going to see the light of day? I new it was going to take time to establish the manufacturing process because of the difficulties I've had trying to get my design off the drawing board. If Phobya are serious about producing this case, I would have expected to see something by now. At the very least I would have expected to see an occasional progress report! What is going on???
     
  17. subtec

    subtec drawing boxes

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    Considering their near total lack of participation/input/feedback during the contest, it doesn't surprise me in the least.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    +1 .... really disapointed, such a high amount of work for nothing.
     
  19. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    I knew it back then allready, when I withdrew my entry.

    Sorry for all those, who put in even more work into their entries then I did.
     
  20. Roboduck

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    The design and manufacturing process does take a long time, but I'll agree it has been longer than usual.

    I don't regret participating in the contest. It was a great opportunity to display our design skills and get our names out there. I'd participate in something like this again, althought it might make more sense to offer a one-off scratch built case as the prize instead of promising a production version.

    Hopefully we still see Black Owl sometime in the future....
     
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