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Modding VOTE NOW: The MNPCTech Case Design Competition!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by modgodtanvir, 17 Aug 2008.

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The MNPCTech Case Design Competition!

Poll closed 31 Dec 2008.
  1. Cheapskate [URL="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/cheapskate_02/_WTFfin.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    24 vote(s)
    16.8%
  2. bentleya [URL="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/skiaaron/CompoCase1.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    23 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. Dark~3nergy[URL="http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc224/dark3nergy/front1.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    51 vote(s)
    35.7%
  4. confusis [URL="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9588/14060872eh5.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    21 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Skullen [URL="http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/kcisn22007/finished3.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. Froop [URL="http://www.afurydivine.net/silent_water/final/bittech%20cheesecake.jpg"]Pic[/URL]

    19 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    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)

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    1x Mnpctech Machined Aluminum Case Feet (Store Link)

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    1x Mnpctech "Brain Drain" CNC Milled 120mm Fan Grill (Store Link)

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    4x Mnpctech 7 Volt Fan Speed Resistors (Store Link)

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    2nd Prize is: A Simpletech 400GB External Hard Drive! Courtesy of legendary modder, TheGreatSatan!
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    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!)

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    and 4th Prize is: A rather delicious Cheesecake! courtesy of modgodtanvir!
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    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:
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    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 :nono: :lol:
    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.
     
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  2. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Very nice idea here. I would be in for designing something since there is cheesecake on the line.
    We could start a donation pot(about a dollar each) to buy the cheesecake with.
    Here's how I would do it.
     
  3. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    sweet i'm in :D coool will start later prob wont know it is a SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03B at the end
     
  4. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    I'll be in. :D
     
  5. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    is rendering plugins allowed, like vray for sketch-up ??
    nice idea btw !
    :D
     
  6. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    It shouldn't be. "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..."

    It would be a bit unfair to those of us who have weak hardware or cannot afford the expensive programs - such as Sketchup Pro.
     
  7. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    NO! Let me have my Cobalt... WAAH!
     
  8. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    theirs not much difference my friend just different plugins and a few different bits :D most the stuff in pro most people never use
     
  9. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    There is one big difference: The ability to export models as filetypes such as .3ds - which are compatible to better render engines than Kerkythea. ;)
     
  10. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    well yes thats what i meant by different plugins, and where not aloud to reader anyways, so :D
     
  11. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Nice idea dude, but I reckon if the idea is good, I'd be willing to buy you the cheesecake myself :thumb: If the prize was more expensive than cheesecake, like some hardware or something, I might actually have used a fundable account...

    EDIT:

     
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  12. ComputerKing

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    Cool I look forward for this ;)
     
  13. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    I'd still say no! We can have another contest for renders, but a good design with a good render will always win against a better design without one.

    Otherwise we say Kerkythea only, to keep the contest "free" of expensive programs.

    I'll still participate anyway, as this is about the fun, not the winning (as I won't win), but still it should be fair.
     
  14. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    oh, i'm deninately gunna send in my own contribution. My head is tilting with ideas :eeek:
    Not for the winning? There's cheesecake involved man!
     
  15. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    i agree Aterius Gmork no renders but it wound be nice to see it done just not for this compo, like i mean once the compo is over post away rendered images :D just wait to it is finished

    EDIT: modgodtanvir maybe you could make a lis tin OP of who is entering?
     
  16. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    this would be a great opportunity for some sponsors to jump in and fund the winning design to actually be built :)
     
  17. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    yes Xtrafresh :D but some may be to wild to be built *cough* mine *cough* well cound be done but may take a hell of a long time
     
  18. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    ArteriusGmork presents a good point. Hence,

    @bentleya, you may submit a design whenever you wish, and it will be added to a list in the OP. If you choose to amend the model, maybe add something, state that it is a different version, and I will amend this on the OP. After the final deadline, which atm is 31st Oct 2008, no more entries will be taken, and a pool will be opened to decide the winner.

    A sponsor would be pretty amazing. I'll have a go at sending out a few emails, see if I can get a reply...
     
  19. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I'm in, I've just stared drawing it :clap:
     
  20. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Looking forward to it. I'm just gotten started on mine as well!

    Is anybody else looking at the level of detail in this model and just thinking - WHOA!
     
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