Modders wanted . . .STAT!

DarthBeavis

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So you think you can mod? Prove it.

NVIDIA and CPU Magazine have joined forces to bring you the first annual Ultimate Case Mod Challenge. Run by the staff of CPU Magazine and supported by Modders-Inc.com, the Ultimate Case Mod Challenge is open to everyone who attends the GeForce LAN at NVISION 08 and will be this year’s premier case-modding contest.

To enter, simply register for the GeForce LAN at NVISION 08 and bring your modded rig with you to the event. You can enter into the Ultimate Case Mod Challenge either online when you register for the GeForce LAN or in person when you check in to NVISION 08 on Monday, August 25th. If you are entering the contest on-site, you will have to complete check in by 5 P.M. on Monday, August 25th.

Prize Package:
First Place –

* $5000
* Next generation hardware prize package
* Your rig featured on the cover of CPU Magazine

Second Place –

* $1000
* Next generation hardware prize package

Third Place –

* $500
* Next generation hardware prize package

The entrants to the Ultimate Case Mod Challenge will be judged by a seven-member panel consisting of staff members from CPU Magazine and key industry professionals. The contest will be governed by the following rules and will be judged by the following criteria:

Rules:

1. You may only submit one case for judging. No multiple entries.
2. You must have done the work on the case yourself. You cannot enter someone else's modded case.
3. The mod cannot have been featured elsewhere in print.

Judging Criteria:
Judges' decisions are final and will be based on the following criteria.
Each of the following categories is worth 25%

* Technical merit. Creative placement of parts and "outside-the-box" changes you have made to existing components or your case that are likely to have a positive effect on performance and/or that make for more efficient use of the space you have to work with.
* Artistic merit. Does the case have a cohesive theme or a distinctive look, or is it simply a collection of parts thrown together behind a window and lighted fans?
* Polish. The fit-and-finish of your work. This includes clean, smooth paint; good cable management and sleeving/hiding; tight, smooth seams; the functionality of your mods (i.e. custom doors and mechanisms); and effective use of lighting.
* "Wow" factor. The judges' overall reaction to your mod.

Good luck and happy modding! Well see you at NVISION 08.

http://www.nvision2008.com/
http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDArticles&op=Story&ndar_id=10
 

KrylonArt

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I don't even own a power drill or dremel... let alone the skills to properly create an award winning kick ass computer mod. /envy :(
 

Nanan

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It is times like these that I wish I could of kept all my fab equip, sadly things like hydraulic sheet metal bender/breaks and TIG welders are not very apartment friendly.
 

regnak

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First prize will just about cover travel costs? Do you by chance live in Europe?

I might consider entering either using my current mod put on hold or else just starting all over as I'll be at Berkeley next year which isn't too far off from SJ. We'll see.
 

MrWizard6600

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har har... i saw the post as was like "hmm I should get Darthbevis on this..."
 

virtualheretic

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This would be a great incentive to finish up my case, but I can't make it to NVISION 08 =\

Could I fax a picture? :p
 

DarthBeavis

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har har... i saw the post as was like "hmm I should get Darthbevis on this..."

I helped Nvidia with advice on how to setup the contest this time (i.e. get CPU Mag involved) so it would be a conflict of interest for me to enter . . .I will just be happy to see the contest a success and see a worthy case win.
 

Qtip42

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Can I be a judge? :D I doubt if I entered that gold plating really would win these days. They're probably looking for talent :D
 
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