Modders-Inc is all about case modding and computer hardware. We keep you updated with reviews, news and articles. Check out our modding forums, podcasts, facebook, twitter, youtube and all the other social media outlets. Cut it. Paint it. Mod it.
Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. He has created case mods for the likes of Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more. Dewayne has written several articles for Computer Power User Magazine (CPU Magazine) and has done workshop on the subject at NVision and QuakeCon.
Check out some of the case mods that Dewayne has created.
Case Mods by Dewayne “Americanfreak” Carel
Email: dewayne (at) modders-inc (dot) com
Craig Tate a.k.a. “Tech-Daddy” : Modder, Product Reviewer, How-To writer.
Craig began modding many years ago after seeing a friend of his paint his case to look like a rock. Yep, a rock. After researching the “then” newly forming hobby of computer modding, Craig was hooked and began his work against the tyranny of bland computers. He has been featured in domestic and international print and web, has become a contributor to CPU Magazine, as well as participated/instructed at live modding workshops and enthusiast conventions. Personal Website: tech-daddy.com
Email: craig (at) modders-inc (dot) com
Tom Brokaw: Senior Partner/Senior Product Reviewer, How-To writer, System Builder, Network Specialist
Tom is a network analyst by day. He currently holds the CCNA & CCNP certifications. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day, such as cutting a side window or two.
Email: tom (at) modders-inc (dot) com
Ron Perillo: Senior Partner/Lead Product Reviewer, How-To writer, System Builder
Ron has love for technology that is only narrowly eclipsed by his relentless desire for consuming baked goods. He has also recently contracted the modding bug and has been admitted at Modders Inc. for treatment, reviewing the latest hardware and learning from North America’s best modders on how to deal with this affliction.
Email: ron (at) modders-inc (dot) com
Current Reviewers, writers, and contributors
Joe Angel Mercado – Power Supply sleeving master, Product Reviewer
Nick Blackwell – Water Cooling, Product Reviewer
Alex Lusakhpuryan – IT and hardware reviewer Wen Gu – Product Reviewer, contributor
Marc Molella – Case Modder, contributor
Michael Kraft – Case Modder, contributor
Modders-Inc is always looking for articles that will help our members. If you have a modding guide, product review or some general information, then send an email to dewayne (at) modders-inc (dot) com.. Please attach your article with the email. We will review the submitted article and then contact you if we would like to use it. All articles posted on the behave of any contributor are the the sole opinions and thoughts of them and may not reflect the thoughts of the Staff or website Modders-Inc. All contributors are freelance writers and are not affiliated with Modders-Inc in anyway. They are allowed to participate in all contests, giveaways, modding competitions and other items.
So you want to know how we test the products we review. Here at Modders-Inc we try to give you a real user perspective on the products by using them in real life testing. We use testing software that you can easily get and use from the internet for free or for a very low fee. We also test the products as a real person would use them. Modders-Inc does not plug it in, play with it for an hour or two and then write a review… does that sound like enough time to get to really know the hardware? Typically we like to have our reviewers use the item for a minimum of a week, to let ourselves get more comfortable with it. We also do not run the items through crazy stress testing like feeding 150f air into a case to see if will cool down. This is not typical real world usage.
Some items will be placed on our test bench to test them for the ease of access or other reasons why. But the test benches that we normally use do have some sort of cover that will help us simulate an enclosure. We will try to install hardware into every case we test, but we may not always run the hardware as we are mostly trying to find hardware install issues. So some of the hardware we install may not be the latest and greatest, but it will be very close to what the typical computer user setup would be.
We try hard to give you, our reader, a true look at the product and how they are meant to be used. We hope that with this information you will be prepared to make an informative decision on your next purchased and that you find our reviews helpful and return to read many more of them.
Review Items for Modders-Inc.com and Our Scoring System
Our reviews are given ratings on how they perform.
Awards are based of the reviewers overall reviews of the product and recommendation on the purchase of the item.
“Approved Hardware” This award is used for products that meet the minimum requires of a good product. It might have a good usage to value ratio, but it is something that we would not fully recommend as full time replacement product.
“Recommended Hardware” – This award is used to say that we stated you will be happy with the product in which it was intended to be used as not beyond that.
“Must Have” – This award is used to say that we believe that you will be very happy with the product in which it was intended to be used as and that we highly recommend it.
“Editors Choice” – This award is the highest and we believe that you will be very happy with the product in which it was intended to be used as and that we give it our highest recommendation for it. It can also be used on a product that might be new and “ground breaking”.
*Old rating system you might see on archived reviews
Our first award is based on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best.
1-5 Bad product and it needs a lot of work or rethinking by the manufacture.
6- Just above average it still needs some work or missing some important features.
7- Good middle of the road item. It has good features and works well. Could use some items to improve its score.
8- All around good product as it performed very well, did as it stated, has some nice features and extra features above a seven rating.
9- This is normally the highest rating that we give and it means that the products does what it says it will do and it performed almost flawlessly in doing so. It has many nice features or one or two that no other product has in it class.
10- Rare but some times given out to a product that does exactly as it stated it would and flawless at doing so. This rating is also given if the product is new in its field and is a solid performer.
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Modders-Inc Contributors From the Past
Tony Day a.k.a “Tazz” : Reviewer, How-To Guide Writer, Case Modder, System Builder, Webmaster
Tony has created several mods for companies and has been featured in magazine and won the Staff Case Modding Contest that was featured in CPU Magazine. He also pulls double duty as not only does he put time in at Modders-Inc he also oversees the power supply review website jonnyguru.com.
Vic McGuire a.k.a. “XcaliburFx” : Modder, Reviewer, How-To writer.
Vic aka “XcaliburFX” began case modding around 2006, when he modded his first case (Tinker Bell) for his daughter. He sold most of his creations to local computer shops as he evolved into a better modder. He has several of his creations of his in CPU Magazine and Maximum PC (some featured some not). He has also contributed (not written) to an article or two for the Computer Power User magazine about modding.
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