Case Mod - In Progress Phobya WaCoolT OWL Case Modding Competition

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 "Kameron?" Staff Administrator

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  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    No time for this, but I'll follow the contest. The original Phobya contest was the first one I attended and I keep great memories of it.
     
  3. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    Shame you did well last time!
     
  4. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Thanks a lot, that's very appreciated :). Sadly I lack time and have no water cooled project to show. But I guess I can submit a design idea while not competing :thumb:
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Shame you did well last time?

    or

    Shame, you did well last time?

    Sorry, I'm in one of those moods today! ;)
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    The latter - Nitrix is a nice guy :D
     
  7. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Made my day :D.

    Wished I made it to the last round, but I was no match compared to the top 5 entries :blush:
     
  8. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll...

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    Way too busy to even contemplate entering this one sadly. A NUC is one thing but a proper WC case mod and build is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. The entry barrier is also pretty high, given you need completed WC builds and multiple GPUs. I also wouldn't want to downgrade (so to speak) my CPU/GPU blocks to Phobya/Alphacool ones, given you may have to loan out the system afterwards it doesn't sound like you'd really get to switch them back.

    Still, it'll be really interesting to see what people manage with this case, it certainly needs a lot of work.
     
  9. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Yeah I agree the entry barrier is quite high.

    Plus Alphacool does not have blocks for custom gfx cards. So you need reference cards as well.

    I like this competition a lot. But it could have used a few more partners so all entries are on a same starting level and the mod itself will determine the outcome and the hardware will have 0 part in that.
     
  10. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    Alphacool has the biggest range of custom and non-reference card compatibility with its gpx series so its actually more flexible there.
     
  11. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Ok I misunderstood this then :)
    My appologies.
     
  12. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll...

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    Mind you they're not full active blocks (being a universal block with a load of heatsink around it) and IMO are rather hideous.
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :worried:Shots fired!

    I'm out too. I drank deeply of the sponsorship pool recently. I'm committed to finish the current log.
     
  14. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    two graphic cards why?

    Very strict rules.
     
  15. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    To showcase some of the new Alphacool parts.
     
  16. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Hmmm....

    A bit of an ask for 2 cards,Does Alphacool want to try manufacturers for entrants? That would make it easier to swallow.

    I have waaay to much going on for this,good luck.
     
  17. andrewadanza

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    2 graphic cards? a bit strict rules. :)
     
  18. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK A new title! Super Moderator

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    Well it's their competition - they can choose whatever rules they want really...
     
  19. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    We can probably help getting these sponsored depending where you are.
     
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