We had a huge response of over 30 entries to Stage 1 with some awe-inspiring designs and excellent discussion resulting in a mammoth 35-page forum thread. We'd just like to say thanks to everyone who entered - you're a credit to the modding community and hopefully you've been inspired to maybe make your own case or get to know how to use 3D rendering programs. Only 10 entries can go through to Stage 2, though. It's now time for their makers to move on and to take on feedback from the community about the finer details of their designs. You should think about: Improving airflow and radiator placement Finalising the number of drive bays Size (can the case be made any smaller?) Ease of use (making the case functional and without hindering day-to-day use or make manufacturing the case overly complicated) Mounting holes/positions for reservoirs and pumps General internal design Major changes are allowed within reason - the concept must stay the same but radiator and PSU positions etc can be altered. Likewise, other alterations can be made so long as they improve the case as listed above but are in keeping with the original design. If you haven't already, you must show the following in your design immediately: Drive bay placement Radiator and cooling fan placement Location of motherboard and PSU As usual, any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or PM either myself or nitrix. We encourage the Stage 2 participants to re-post their final designs from Stage 1 as a starting point and make sure you include some words on your design as well as some specifications. Confusis GuilleAcoustic ixmatal ĿªЪяεġø™ mick64 Razer2007 Roboduck SnowyOwl Subtec Zukomonitor Stage 2 will end on Friday 28th January. You can see the original competition article here For more information on the rules and guidelines see the first post in this thread ------------------ Hi all, We've had even more great work going on in stage 2, well done! Just a reminder - the deadline for your latest design is 28th January - this Friday. What you need to do: * Post your final design from stage 2 in this thread * Email a copy of your design images to email@example.com including your Forum User Name in the email You must include a brief description on why your case is great for water cooling and also talk about additional features such as modular designs, doors and other features that might not be obvious from the images. You should also give your case a name, even if it's something like (your forum name) MkII, for example. We're aware that several contenders haven't had a lot of time to work on their designs. Also, some of you had nearly complete designs before the competition started. We're keeping an open mind and you'll have the chance to catch up in Stage 3. Everyone who emails us with their designs will go through to voting and I'll be doing a blanket email today to remind everyone! Good luck!