B-Negative The Modding Interview
Published: 1st June 2016 | Source: OC3D - Wraith | Price: |
Interview Part 2
Have you ever gotten so far with a project and just thought “I quit, I don't want to do this any more”?
I have, I started a Bitfenix Survivor,great case.....on a screen.....when you see it in the flesh tho? Not good......no redeeming features at all, BF have moved on from those horrors tho.
Which modding tool could you simply not live without?
Solidworks. And a pillar drill. And more recently, my mill.
Who are your top 5 PC hardware manufacturers?
Now...do I be diplomatic and name sponsors or do I say what I think....Ok, I'm going with real talk.. I do have a fondness for ASUS WS stuff and GPU's, EK water blocks (even after Nicklegate...of which I was a vocal dissenter, they are just really good blocks!), I like a bit of EVGA, Watercool and Enermax too. I really don't follow the branding hype, I use what is best for me at the time. And IN WIN!!!!!!
AMD or Intel?
Either/Or. I know AMD have been lack luster recently but Zen promises to be interesting. Power users will always go Intel but for everyday use with gaming, its no shame in having an AMD rig. I really like AMD GPU's, they really hold value over time in a performance metric.
In 2014 your build Close Impact made it onto the Forbes website, which is quite an achievement. How did you take to this moment of fame?
In my stride Baby, in my stride. Fame is fleeting at best......
I know from personal experience that when you built Lumo I wasn't a fan of the case at all, but by the end of the build you had totally changed my opinion of it. Has there ever been a product that made you feel the same?
Seriously? No.... Maybe the Corsair Link thingy, I won one, tried it with scepticism and was surprised on how capable it was.
- With the modding scene really taking off and more and more builds hitting social media, is it any harder getting the sponsorship backing for builds?
I have not had problems as such, I don't request ridiculous things and I do it rarely. I'm lucky that I build at my own pace and not pressured at all. I only ask the companies I want to work with and I have a good working relationship with them. The secret is to realize that budgets are not endless, the products you get are not free, you have to work for them in a promotion aspect. Recently I saw an In Win sponsored build that finished with the builder saying they didn't like the case and that they would give it away....that, to me, is terribad and ruins it for any up and comers...
With a healthy portfolio behind you now, what's next for you?
More In Win builds, something with PARVUM and Caselabs then a full on scratch build. Got to keep it interesting!
Finally for anyone reading this and looking to get into the PC modding scene, what advice would you give them?
Don't feel the need to turn out endless identikit builds, one good build can make the difference. A portfolio of 3 great builds will walk over one with 10 middle of the road builds. Being a 'soul builder' will leave you much more satisfied.
If you are not doing it for yourself then you are doing it wrong.