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Modding Project N.V. by Hans Peder Sahl (p0Pe)

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 16 Oct 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Only one word comes to mind



    STUNNING!!!!!


    I love the case but this makes those cases look even better.
     
  3. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson New Member

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    About as ugly as it gets.
     
  4. faxiij

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    I love the interior, the watercooling in this build is mind-blowing. So creative, well thought-out and transformed into real-life. In the history of bit-tech and all other mods/cons I know of, in water-cooling aspects this is the best there is.

    So huge props for that. For WC and the interior/innards overall.

    As you might notice, I did not include the exterior. Which isn't horribly bad, but not much good either. It seems like all the funds/energy/creativity went into the WC/innards, so that nothing was left to create an near-equally stunning exterior. There is a lot of mesh with nothing behind it, in my opinion the water-reservoir could've been showcased much better and the drive/cardreader do look ugly in their surroundings - just to mention three examples from the top of my head.

    Many small things, really, that sum up to be quite annoying, considering what a beauty is inside the otherwise rather bland looking case. And that is essentially my opinion - it is by any means a fantastic mod, but I can't stop thinking how much I hate that the interior is so awesome while the outside is quite disappointing.

    So, p0pe, that means I got a wish for you - a huge gift you could make me (and many others probably) for Christmas, be it 2014, 2015, 2016 or whenever. Revisit this mod and give it a new shell. Pimp the hell out of that caselabs monster, or maybe build a con from scratch. And by pimping and I don't mean pimp-my-ride style. Rather something befitting, simple, sleek, elegant - just like those innards you created! I would looooooooove to see that happen some day!!!
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I kind of disagree. I think that leaving the exterior fairly minimalist focuses the attention on the water cooling setup. Doing more to the case would make it visually overwhelming.

    I am a bit of a 'form follows function' guy as well, so I also feel that it does not need anything more.
     
  6. The Bear

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    Awesome Build - Excellent
     
  7. faxiij

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    Kind of my point. Partly anyways. Imho the front in particular is not minimalist. It is all over the place. Different patterns, drives & i/o panel in one place, then another i/o panel in another place. The front looks (besides looking very stock, which I personally don't like much) confused, not-cleaned-up. It is visually overwhelming, to me.

    I will add though, I am not a form follows function guy. I always seek to find the golden midway point, however with a tendency towards form. DVD? Hardly ever need it, thus at the back of my case. USB? Those in my Dell U2412M are plenty, so not at my casefront. Power & reset buttons? At the back too. I think you catch my drift.

    Each to their own opinion, just wanting to clarify that I'd embrace a less cluttered front, not one with even more stuff all over the place - as an example.

    Just to have it said once more, I love the build. The inside stuff is really top notch. Just not that convinced on the shell. I think something "along the lines of" Attila's Cygnus would've been appropriate (with some windows though, obviously, to showcase the inner beauty). Or the Sinus-Curve build.
     
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