It is with great excitement that we can announce that the UK has its very own modding competition in 2016!
Thanks to a collaboration between bit-tech, Thermaltake and Scan, a band of some of the UK's best modders are to compete in building case mods based on Thermaltake's Core X31 chassis.
The competition has started and all the modders have until April 27th to complete their projects. Each will be receiving all the hardware and water-cooling gear they need to make their creations including an Intel Core i5-6600K, HyperX Fury 8GB RAM, Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, HyperX Savage 240GB SSD, Asus Strix GTX 970 and Thermaltake Smart DPS G 750W Gold PSU.
- Wednesday 27th April: Modding finishes
- Friday 29th April: Community vote in bit-tech's forum
- Wednesday 4th May: Winner announced
Here are the projects underway in our forum:
The case our steely-eyed modders will be working with is Thermaltake's Core X31 chassis and, as you'd expect, these systems will be water-cooled too using Thermaltake's own hardware including blocks, radiators, pumps, reservoirs and fittings. The goal? To create the best water-cooled case mod by extensively modifying the case through painting, cutting, adding acrylic, wood, 3D printed parts - anything they can lay their hands on.
The winners will be decided by a community vote and will be combined with a vote by our panel of judges including members of bit-tech, Thermaltake and Scan, which has graciously sponsored much of the hardware. We'll be scoring the projects based on how well their concepts have been executed, their originality and overall look. We'll be announcing the winner on May 4th - just under three months away.
First: Fligh, Hotel and Thermaltake office tour in Taiwan during Computex tradeshow
Second: Poseidon Z RGB keyboard, Ventus X mouse, Shock 3D Headset
Third: Challenger Prime RGB mouse & keyboard Combo, Shock Headset
**All modders get to keep their hardware too**