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Cooler Master Case Mod competition - $15K on offer

Cooler Master Case Mod competition - $15K on offer

The Case Mod competition has resulted in some of the best mods and scratch-builds we've seen.

Cooler Master has announced the launch of its popular Worldwide Case Mod competition for 2011. Up for grabs this year are $15,000-worth of prizes, sponsored by Cooler Master and its partners: AMD, EVGA, Gigabyte, Kingston, PowerColor, THQ and Zotac.

The registration gates have already opened, but you have until 15 April to submit your entry and until 15 May to start a worklog on the forums. Votes will be cast for the entries at the end of May, and the winners will be announced on 7 June.

The competition has featured some of the best mods and scratch-builds we've seen in recent years, including Battlestar Galactica by Boddaker (Brian Carter), and Cosmos Dragon by thechoozen (Martin Blass).

We'll be taking a look at the best of the entries in a few weeks. Make sure you keep an eye on Cooler Master's 2011 Case Mod Competition forum to see all the projects as they arrive. Also, don't forget to visit bit-tech's own modding and project log forums, as well as our modding section.

Are you entering the competition? What's your favourite mod or scratch-build so far? Let us know in the forums.

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Waynio 23rd February 2011, 17:21 Quote
Hmmmm, tempting but dunno I'm still in learning so I might just leave this for the veterans of modding :D.
l3p 23rd February 2011, 17:26 Quote
Done !
bulldogjeff 23rd February 2011, 17:29 Quote
Getting a project up and running by early May is pretty tight or does it include work in progress already?
Waynio 23rd February 2011, 17:45 Quote
I just checked out the terms & am I correct in thinking I might have to ship my case to them, if this is so I'll definitely pass, but if it's just images then I'm in :D.

Could someone confirm this?.

And thanks for the heads up arcticstoat, I've never entered a mod competition ;).
Jipa 23rd February 2011, 23:01 Quote
That bit in the rules caught my attention as well.. You know, I've always felt like building a kick-ass case out of thin sheets of glass and tin foil. I hope CM or the courier company has good enough insurance when IF the said masterpiece somehow manages to get damaged ;)
Yemerich 24th February 2011, 21:14 Quote
Interesting. There was a Time that Bit Tech MotY was the most important contest in the world of casemodding. The cooler master one was a great one too, but BT had more glamour. Now looks like Bit Tech (dennis publishing) doesn't even care for its own employees.

Shame on you Dennis! Shame on you!
phinix 2nd March 2011, 17:16 Quote
But can you register with already started project or do you have to start after registering?
phinix 16th March 2011, 10:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waynio
I just checked out the terms & am I correct in thinking I might have to ship my case to them, if this is so I'll definitely pass, but if it's just images then I'm in :D.

Could someone confirm this?.

And thanks for the heads up arcticstoat, I've never entered a mod competition ;).

I'm also concerned with this term - does it mean you really may need to send it to them for some exhibition or sth?
Waynio 16th March 2011, 10:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinix
I'm also concerned with this term - does it mean you really may need to send it to them for some exhibition or sth?

I hear it's just mad over the top terms that couldn't be followed through in court but hey if you click I agree then maybe not, I didn't like the terms much at all so I didn't bother , glad I read them to be honest, it's not just the part about possibly sending them the case for a week or 2 there was other terms that simply took the P imo.
phinix 16th March 2011, 10:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waynio
... there was other terms that simply took the P imo.

which one?:)
Waynio 16th March 2011, 11:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinix
which one?:)

This is the main 1 why I won't be signing up.

11. Our right to use your Case Mod and Case Mod images is perpetual and may be assigned by us.
14. By participating, you conclusively agree to be bounded by these contest rules and conditions. This is an irrevocable condition
of entry.

Note that it doesn't just say images .
phinix 16th March 2011, 13:29 Quote
I sent email to them, asking about those points, we'll see what they reply.
Waynio 16th March 2011, 13:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by phinix
I sent email to them, asking about those points, we'll see what they reply.

Why didn't I think of that :).
But yeah I'd be interested in what they have to say about that so please share if you get an answer, I still doubt I'd bother with it but yeah I'd like to know all the same ;).
riekmaharg2 16th March 2011, 23:13 Quote
Have you noticed the requirements too:

For the “Tower Mod” category, you can use any chassis (full, mid, M-ATX or M-ITX) made by Cooler Master.

For the “Scratch Build” category:
The case you use could be built from any material you like
If you choose to use a prefabricated case, please use the following guide lines:
No display of any manufactures logo.
Final product must not be recognizable compared to its original design.
(1) Cooler Master product must be included in the mod

Sponsors are also not allowed on you build or log
ASPHIAX 20th March 2011, 07:40 Quote
Hi guys,
Any news on the perpetual rights of the casemode and its pictures?
Would love to have my spaceship come home after its first mission!
ASPHIAX
phinix 21st March 2011, 08:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by riekmaharg2
...

Sponsors are also not allowed on you build or log

You can have sponsors, only you cannot post links to their products.
Also, all modding work must be done by you, not sponsors, for example if someone would mod your PSU or cut something for you being your sponsor. But you can have sponsors for your parts etc.
beckoner 23rd March 2011, 09:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waynio
This is the main 1 why I won't be signing up.

11. Our right to use your Case Mod and Case Mod images is perpetual and may be assigned by us.

I suspect they mean the right to design/market cases based on your mod. i.e. this can be seen as a $15k design fee for a potential/new case.

If I won $15k first thing i'd do would be start a new build :D
Waynio 23rd March 2011, 16:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by beckoner
I suspect they mean the right to design/market cases based on your mod. i.e. this can be seen as a $15k design fee for a potential/new case.

If I won $15k first thing i'd do would be start a new build :D

:D If it was a $15K prize I would be in no matter what but there would be no way I could win it with the stiff competition that would bring , could get some extremely badass tools with that & upgrade my workshop big time & buy a heap of raw materials :D;) but I'm pretty sure the $15k is of the cost of all the prizes, there will be many winners in this comp, think there is a few first places for instance :) so yeah the $15k is split for all the prizes being handed out ;).
phinix 11th May 2011, 12:54 Quote
Haha, my profile has been uploaded..:)

So, who from our forum is there?
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