Taipei, Taiwan－May 3rd, 2016－Thermaltake,an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, in collaboration with bit-tech is proud to kick off the voting for the best casemods spawned by the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN. Some of the top 5 British modders sponsored by Thermaltake, had about three months time to turn the Thermaltake Core X31 Mid-Tower Chassis into a unique piece of art. A casemod does of course not only consist of a chassis, so all participants of the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN were provided with an Intel Core i5-6600K, 8GB RAM of HyperX Fury memory, Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard with RGB lighting and headers, 240GB HyperX Savage SSD, Thermaltake Asus Strix GTX 970 graphics card, Thermaltake Pacific DIY liquid cooling like the Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit, Pacific RL140 D5 Water Cooling Kit, C1000 Opaque Coolant, and the Thermaltake Smart DPS G 750W Gold PSU with Smart Power Management (SPM) system plus a broad selection of other products from the Thermaltake product portfolio. The styles of the modders could not have been more different and we at Thermaltake stand in awe of the results. Each casemod is a true master piece but there can only be one winner – and that is where the bit-tech community comes in.
From May 2nd to May 5th you will be able to vote for your favourite mod in the bit-tech forums. The winners will be presented on Friday, May 6th, and will also include the votes of a selected jury panel, consisting of other modders and representatives from Thermaltake, SCAN and bit-tech.
To vote for your favourite casemod of the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN, please visit the bit-tech forum and create an account. You can find the link to the voting thread here:
The winner of the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN will be invited to the Thermaltake headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan, during Computex 2016 and attend the world’s most important IT and technology show at Thermaltake’s expense. The winning casemod will also be shown at the Thermaltake booth at Computex. The second and third placed modders receive a gaming peripheral package from Thermaltake’s gaming brand Tt eSPORTS. All modders get to keep the provided hardware.
Furthermore, the best three casemods from the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN will be showcased at the Insomnia 58 Gaming Festival at the NEC Birmingham in August 2016.
For more details on the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN please visit: www.bit-tech.net/modding/2016/02/11/thermaltake-uk-modding-trophy/1
Thermaltake Sponsored Products
Core X31 Mid-Tower Chassis:
Smart DPS G 750W Gold Smart Power Supply Unit:
Smart Power Management (SPM) system:
Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit:
Pacific RL140 D5 Water Cooling Kit:
Thermaltake VGA Water Block for ASUS STRIX-GTX 970:
C1000 Opaque Coolant:
Meet the Modders
Alex Banks is a 23 year old PC designer and case modder from London. He has been building and modding PCs since 2011 and has since become one of his major passions. He loves trying to push the boundaries of PC design, whether it be through modern techniques like CNC machining and 3D printing or older styles like wood carving and marquetry.
His first big break came with Bit-Tech and Intel's 2013 "Design a NUC" competition, where he placed first with his 3D printed entry, Vesper. Alex has since gone on to be featured in Intel's #Expertmode and #3DNext initiatives along with two nominations for “Mod of the Year” on Bit-Tech and a spread in Custom PC magazine. His LAN rig, titled Loramentum, was featured by Forbes and won Mod of the Month on Bit-Tech, Linus Tech Tips and Overclock.net.
Skills in 3D design allow him to attempt to match reality to his 3D concepts and to play with different forms and construction methods, making each of his projects unique in how they are planned.
For the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN, he fit the case with a CNC machined mid-panel with the watercooling integrated into the Core X31 chassis. The whole interior appears to float within the case and follows a silver and purple theme.
Ali Abbas is a 48 year old German based Brit, who has been ruffling up the German as well as the international case modding scene for quite a few years now. He is an artist with extreme passion for technical based art and while not condemning automation processes like CNC, laser cutting and 3D printing, he prefers showing that handiwork can beat the machine when it comes to his art. With at least 40 casemods and many other pieces of art under his belt, he has been successfully attending contests, competitions and championships across the globe for over 7 years and counting, been featured in over 20 TV programmes as well as been shown and featured in various national and international magazines, like CUSTOM-PC, Computer-Bild, Focus, PC-Gamer, Franken-Manager, PC-Games and Hardware and Polygon, just to mention a few.
He is the first casemodder world wide to have had his own long term museum exhibition in Schwabach, Germany, which went over 5 months and was a great success. The exhibition will eventually be reopened again in 2016 with his new creations too.
Ali’s philosophy is "Don’t see what it is, see what it will be". All in all, he is a case modder who knows no sleep, does not need much of a budget because he likes scrapping and salvaging old parts and materials and is a force to be reckoned with.
Joseph Glover builds under the name ‘MODZERO and goes by 'HackJoe' on many of the popular enthusiast and modding forums. Computers have fascinated him since childhood, from dismantling the family PC at 10 years old to building his first custom PC as a teenager. Limited budget drove him to get the most from his hardware. He was soon hooked on overclocking which in turn lead to aftermarket cooling, from there his passion for the platform intensified.
Each time he built himself a new PC he would take it a step further. The focus was on peak performance with great attention placed on build aesthetics. He derives a lot of joy from planning, designing and building custom PCs. In 2015 he created 'MODZERO' to showcase the builds which quickly brought attention from industry leading brands.
Marco Silva (also known as F3nix Mods) was born in Portugal but moved over to England when he was 21 years old. Over the past 3 years, modding became not only a hobby but also a great way to relieve stress and an escape from reality for him. He finds it a great way to unwind and forget about the daily stress. The pleasure and sense of achievement of creating something unique is what drives him forward.
The amount of different materials and techniques that he works with and learned along the way is incredible and the constant search for new ways makes modding, in his own words, “one of the best and more rewarding hobbies”.
His project for the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by SCAN is named “Magma Core” and when you see it, you will know why.
Robert Deluce is married with 2 kids and from Huddersfield in the UK. After leaving school, he studied art and design, followed by graphic design. His jobs have mostly been art related in some way. In his free time he likes to mod computers, drive motorbikes, painting/drawing, movies and collecting figures and other things related to his favourite movies and tv shows. He has been in PC modding on and off since around 1997. For this build, his goal was to present the provided products from the sponsors as well as possible while also adding his own style to the parts with some airbrushing, custom made panels and an extra side window.
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