Welcome to the MNPCTech Case Design Competition! Yes, you did read that correctly ladies and gentlemen - the chance to get those creative juices flowing, and show us just how much of a modding genius you are and win some fantastic prizes! 1st Prize is: An amazing selection of Goodies courtesy of Bill Owen at MNPC Tech! 1x Mnpctech Computer Case Diagram T-Shirt (Store Link) 1x Mnpctech Machined Aluminum Case Feet (Store Link) 1x Mnpctech "Brain Drain" CNC Milled 120mm Fan Grill (Store Link) 4x Mnpctech 7 Volt Fan Speed Resistors (Store Link) 2nd Prize is: A Simpletech 400GB External Hard Drive! Courtesy of legendary modder, TheGreatSatan! 3rd Prize is: A copy of Microsoft Office 2007 - Enterprise Edition which includes: Access 2007 - A database solution that allows you to effectively track, report and share information Excel 2007 - Perform calculations, analyze information, and manage lists in spreadsheets or Web pages Groove 2007 - A collaboration tool that helps teams work together Info Path 2007 - An information-gathering program, allowing you to create and deploy electronic forms One Note 2007 - A digital notebook solution, allowing you to gather notes and information in one place Power Point 2007 - Create and edit presentations for slide shows, meetings, and Web pages Publisher 2007 - Create, personalize, and share a publications and marketing materials in-house Word 2007 - Create and edit text and graphics in letters, reports, Web pages, or e-mail messages Outlook 2007 - Send and receive e-mail; manage your schedule, contacts, and tasks; and record your activities Visual Studio 2005 - Has Remote debugger for Microsoft technician to diagnose your Office problems! also courtesy of TheGreatSatan! (compatible with Windows XP and Vista!) and 4th Prize is: A rather delicious Cheesecake! courtesy of modgodtanvir! So what do you have to do to have a chance at winning these amazing prizes?! The Task! The task is to take a rather dull, every day case, and do magical things to it, using the free edition of Google Sketchup!. Here is the case: Taken from the outstanding collection of our dear friend jezmckean, this beautiful model of a SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03B was created by the almighty Scooby - whose models are often more desirable than the actual item itself... LINK to the SketchUp file! Fill it with your dream hardware, add some insane water cooling, cut out a window, paint it burple... the world is your oyster really. Whatever you do, just make sure it is cool, and post up pictures of your creation. Just a few rules: 1) You must use the model of the SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03B, drawn by Scooby. The link is given above. 2) Google SketchUp must be used to make this model, i.e. no 3dsmax, no Alias Maya or Cobalt or whatever else there is available these days... AMENDMENT 1.1: ONLY THE FEATURES AVAILABLE IN THE FREE VERSION OF SKETCHUP MAY BE USED. So no 3D rendering, no V-Ray and no Mankz. no Cobalt 3) The case mod must be the feature of your entry. 4) Your mod may not feature obscene images. Remember this is a family forum. 5) The prizes will be given in order of the amount of votes obtained by the designer. The individual with the most votes shall get 1st prize etc. 6) The judges shall be: The Bit-Tech Community, in a poll after the deadline. 7) Deadline set at 00:00 GMT, 1st December 2008 (may be changed later) 8) Whatever you do, don't make this a thread where you ask us about how to use SketchUp... take your queries elsewhere. Preferably Google... 9) Comments must be creative and thoughtful - you may not flame someone for their design. 10) Voting will end exactly 31 days after the end of the competition. (Again, I may change this later) I look forward to seeing the weird and wonderful things you're all capable of - might have a go myself... Have fun, MGT *Terms and Conditions: Items may vary from those shown in the images. Items will only be sent if the winner is willing to accept them. Postal insurance is available for a small additional charge. This promotion is not associated with www.bit-tech.net, or its affiliates, and they cannot be held liable for any damages as a result of this competition, and neither can modgodtanvir, MNPCTech or TheGreatSatan. modgodtanvir reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions, and rules whenever he chooses.