OC3D.tv hits 80K Subscribers

A History Lesson

OC3D.tv hits 80K Subscribers

Story Time

The history of OC3D is storied, with many tales of daring adventures, truly epic coffee consumption, late night deadlines and the occasional controversy. 

Now gather round children, because today we're going to be focussing on a specific member of the OC3D family, the man that brought many of you here and, with the aid of some sturdy rope and a cattle prod, keeps many of you here, TinyTomLogan. Why exactly are we focussing upon Tom today you may ask. Well there are two big events that have tied together nicely and made for the perfect opportunity to tell you a story.

We have to start with the sad part of the tale, and yet one that has also become inspiring. Time To Live Customs was created in tribute to Tom's Mum after her desperately sad passing six years ago, this Wednesday (the 16th). The loss of any loved one is always hard, but to lose someone who is such a vital part of our lives, and so young, would be enough to destroy many men. Wisely Tom decided that it was Time To Live, and thus to direct his energies towards his true passion. No not women and beer. Hardware.

From humble beginnings TTL was instantly a Custom PC company which pushed the boundaries of what should be possible and, as we'll see later, eventually the Youtube channel and then eventually his role as OC3D Oberführer. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Yes, dear readers, this inconspicuous shed in Southern England was the womb from which TTL was born. Long time subscribers will recognise the inside as the backdrop for many Youtube videos.

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So what exactly made TTL special? When it was started the most customisable case was always a Lian Li. This was back in the days when companies hardly bothered with watercooling options or, heaven forbid, providing radiator support out of the box. Thus fan holes were needed. Because of the light aluminium construction the majority of people were just cutting a large rectangle hole in the roof for the fans, and then using a off the shelf bolt on fan grill. Trying something more complicated with a laser just buckled the metal because of the heat created when cutting. So Tom realised this and went to a water cutting firm with a loads of designs and managed to integrate the grill directly into the roof with some seriously cool designs.

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We think you'll all agree that this is a big step up from the simplicity of a jigsaw cut hole and an off the shelf grill! That swirly grill was first cut by Tom in 2008, if you look a certain famous modder called Bill thats Owns his own company may have borrowed that design since!

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With creativity and a passion for the industry, Tom was quickly brought into the fold here at OC3D and we expanded into our first few videos. To say that the snowball effect took hold would be to underestimate the speed with which the OC3D.tv arm of our operations exploded. That nicely brings us to the second of the reasons for our little celebration.

We have just passed 80,000 subscribers. For an independent website not backed by the bland corporate monster of the publishing houses, that focusses upon the enthusiast end of the technology spectrum, we think that's worthy of balloons and a celebratory slap up meal and Mrs Miggins' Pie Shop. Its also worth noting for all of the UK review sites no matter how big or small OC3D.tv is #1 in the UK and high up in the top 10 world wide.

Introducing me to the team was one of the first things Tom did with his new found powers, and we made sure that we brought you full coverage of every hardware development. Whether you preferred the more studious written side, or the more irreverent video offerings, you know that OC3D has you covered. It wasn't always the slick production it is now though. If you've never taken a moment to delve deep into the history of our Youtube Channel, you should do. After all you might be missing some real gems.

What do you mean you don't believe me? To the next page!

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15-10-2013, 04:06:09

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...124901215l.jpg

We've come a long way, so let's take a trip down memory lane.


Continue ReadingQuote

15-10-2013, 04:21:55

Diffracted
Great! Quote

15-10-2013, 04:52:32

Rebel
Long Live OC3D & TTLQuote

15-10-2013, 04:57:06

SieB
Now on the way to 90k

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15-10-2013, 05:08:30

Tripp
good stuffQuote

15-10-2013, 05:10:47

Excalabur50
I must say that it's a strange sensation that we are celebrating the 80K viewers and the massive joy that is our family OC3D, but at the same time the poiniant sadness as well at the passing of Tom's mum that was the start of all that is now OC3D.
Here's to the next 80K and long life to OC3D and to the memory of the lost and loved but not forgotten.Quote

15-10-2013, 05:16:28

theDTP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I must say that it's a strange sensation that we are celebrating the 80K viewers and the massive joy that is our family OC3D, but at the same time the poiniant sadness as well at the passing of Tom's mum that was the start of all that is now OC3D.
Here's to the next 80K and long life to OC3D and to the memory of the lost and loved but not forgotten.
Amen to that!Quote

15-10-2013, 05:42:25

RizeAllard
I hope this dream will continue in the future, as sucessfull as it in the past. I learnt much from those videos, and i use them to customise rigs made by I.Quote

15-10-2013, 06:06:06

WYP
thats great news!

lets hope OC3D and TTL will reach even greater heights in the future.Quote

15-10-2013, 06:13:43

SPS
That was a great article Bryan

Congrats to the OC3D team and Tom.Quote

15-10-2013, 06:19:18

SparkleDJackson
Good job guys And may it continue.Quote

15-10-2013, 06:20:38

MrKambo
Congrats guys!!!

Onto the next milestone Quote

15-10-2013, 06:35:00

ShaunB-91
Congrats! Great pic of Tom looking like Ali G in there. :')Quote

15-10-2013, 07:07:06

WillSK
Great article! Proud to be part of this community and glad i've made my home here for all things PC related. Onward and upward to 100K subscribers.

Cheers TTL, The rest of the OC3D team and all the guys here on the forums!Quote

15-10-2013, 07:15:33

dalewakelin
:') To 100k! Well done chap Quote

15-10-2013, 13:31:46

0rpheus
Great article!

This site has seen quite a few changes since my very first visitQuote

15-10-2013, 16:52:15

yassarikhan786
Congrats to Tom and the OC3D team Quote

15-10-2013, 17:39:02

JMMP
Nice....very nice indeed!!!
Growing and growing with good, strong and solid bases!! Quote

15-10-2013, 18:32:41

Davo
Congrats to the OC3D team and TTL, this site has provided me with lots of information and kept me from taking that early night I always say am going to have Quote

15-10-2013, 19:05:20

NeverBackDown
There's a reason OC3D.tv is #1 in the UK. Congrats!Quote

15-10-2013, 20:51:16

schulmanworks
What else do you want me to say? Tiny Tom (along with everyone else) is, BY FAR, my favorite reviewer on the internet.Quote

16-10-2013, 03:16:47

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by schulmanworks View Post
What else do you want me to say? Tiny Tom (along with everyone else) is, BY FAR, my favorite reviewer on the internet.
Tom...Quote

16-10-2013, 17:00:41

Dandaman91
Awesome! Keep up the good work Quote

16-10-2013, 18:38:45

stulda
TinyTomLogan,

I am sure your mum must be proud of you from up there!
Inspirational, please keep providing us with such an useful information and keep growing and growing.
Wishing you & all the others to reach another milestone soon!
God blessQuote

16-10-2013, 19:46:05

Wraith
As a sign of respect for the 80k subscribers mark I just had to watch the H100 x40 fan super cooler turbine jet engine fridge cool build! And even after watching it for the 100th time I still can't hear them soooo silent!Quote

16-10-2013, 20:09:56

dalewakelin
Was just watching the h100 x40 fan video when it froze when i switched to 1080p and it was irresistible, i just had to, sorry tom
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/...psf193ac98.jpgQuote

17-10-2013, 10:49:02

Mark3Max
I wasn't sure if I really wanted to post right after the picture above from Dale. LOL

Great write up Bryan , I've seen some of those old videos of Tom in the shed.
Congrats to Tom and everyone on this forum for making it to this historic milestone.
80K subs and still counting , let's go for 100K or more.
I've only been a member here for a little over a year , but since joining I visit this forum almost every day.Quote

19-10-2013, 17:20:59

chrismjurd
0010011100010000000

wow you could fill Old Trafford with that amount of people. my word...

The team and forums are awesome, the reviews are stellar, but Tom and his video's are the main reason that I'm here, I really enjoy his own take on things. I basically have stopped watching programmed TV these days, and due to this and a few select other channels is the reason why, keep up the hard work, hopefully from your end things are good/getting better after the takeover.

Your passion is what makes OC3D what it is, and its pretty apparent why you are so invested in this, each and every person that contributes and is involved with you is doing so on that same premise man, and you deserve all the internets.

screw 100k bring on a million.

Any thoughts on a serial youtube channel of Toms Foolery or some such, would be fun Quote

20-10-2013, 00:35:30

addbot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
As a sign of respect for the 80k subscribers mark I just had to watch the H100 x40 fan super cooler turbine jet engine fridge cool build! And even after watching it for the 100th time I still can't hear them soooo silent!
that's the video that made me subscribe

keep it up!Quote
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