Hello and I bet you are wondering what this event is all about. Last year we did the NVIDIA ION Modding Contest and we wanted to make sure that we did something this year too. After some brainstorming we came up with this event, the Modders-Inc.com Hod Rod Mod Off - Staff VS Staff.
The idea behind this event is to show everyone how you can create a great looking case with basic tools and little money. We are going back to the roots of case modding and we hope that you enjoy the ride!
This is a Staff VS Staff Contest Only
You are more than welcome to create your own, but it will not be part of our little contest as there has been some trash talking though out the staff and this will give a way to settle it ;-)
We want to say THANK YOU to our sponsors for this event.
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Thermaltake - They stepped right up and gave us a lot to work with!
4 x SpinQ CPU Cooler
4 x TR2 RX 650w Power Supply
4 x Element S Case
Crucial - Offered up some of their award winning Ballistix Tracer memory modules.
1 x Red Ballistix Tracer 3 x 2GB kit with LED's
2 x Blue Ballistix Tracer 3 x 2GB kit with LED's
1 x Black Ballistix Tracer 3 x 2GB kit with LED's
Asus - Has offered up several amazing products.
1 x Rampage III GENE
1 x Rampage III Extreme
2 x P6X58D-E
2 x ASUS 5850 DirectCU
2 x hs87bcOLPd9irXRk&templete=2">ASUS EAHGTX470
3 x Xonar DX
1 x Xonar D2X
2 x 8X Bluray
2 x 24x DVDRW
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OCZ - Has offered up some of their Solid 2 Series SATA II 2.5" SSDs.
4 x OCZ Solid 2 Series SATA II 2.5" SSD 30GB
MadCatz - Has offered up some awesome goodies.
4 x Cyborg RAT7 Gaming Mouse
4 x Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard
4 x Cyborg V.5 Gaming Surface
4 x Tritton AX-51 Pro Gaming Headset
The rules are as follows:
1- Each staff member will start off with the same case, the Thermaltake Element S - Read our Review.
2- The theme of the mod must be some sort of vehicle such as a car, truck, van, tractor, motorcycle, and etc.
3- Tools used are limited to basic or normal modding tools (scroll saw, jig saw, rotatory tool, pliers, hammers, and etc).
4- The majority of the painting of the case MUST be from a spray "rattle" can. We can use an airbrush but for minor details.
5- All work must be done by the modder. NO outsourcing of work will be allowed (painting, etching, powder coating, etc).
6- Money is limited to $150 out of our pocket.
7- We CAN use stuff that we already have lying around such as LED's, fans, lights and etc.
8- IF freebies from vendors are available each Staff case modder MUST get the same item or as close as possible.
Example: Fans, not everyone would want the same size, type or color but fans would be available to everyone.
9- There is a 3 month time limit, but that could change at anytime! 8O
10- This is a Staff VS Staff Contest Only
Keep a watch out as we are collecting items to give away to site members that participate in the event. We are working on the ways to give items away.
The work logs will be up shorty and you will be able to follow these fun builds.