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QuakeCon at Home 2020 PC Case Mod Contest

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HELLO, EVERYONE!  We will be doing a few things differently this year as everyone is staying home, but that won’t stop us from having some fun and doing the case mod contest.  Aside from being an online contest, we will be opening it up worldwide and to EVERYONE. You do not have to be part of the QuakeCon at Home event to enter the case mod contest. We hope that everyone with all kinds of skill levels and computer case mods will take part as there might be some special prizes handed out.

A HUGE shout goes to CORSAIR that has stepped and claimed the Main Sponsor Spot. The awesome people of CORSAIR will be supplying the majority of the prizes for the top three winners in each division. Prizing is being worked on and should be finalized by the end of the contest. From some of the items that I was told, I wish I could enter the contest!

What can we say about EVGA except that they have always been a great supporter and they will be supplying Graphics Cards, Power Supplies, and Keyboards!

The contest will run from the day it was announced July 17th, 2020 until midnight (12 am Pacific Standard Time) on August 2nd, 2020

We are looking for Completed PC Case Mods that are no older than about one to two years… maybe three.
We will close the registration of a Case Mod Divison we when feel we have enough valid entries (about 30+).

Remember we are trying to keep this fun, we are trusting you so don’t be an ass.

You can check out what case mods have entered at the Modders Inc Case Mod Contest Entries Page

How do I enter my PC Case Mod into the QuakeCon at Home 2020 Case Mod Contest:

After reading and understanding the rules you can go further down the page to fill out the form (You WILL need pictures) and you are entered!

How do I know which division I need to enter my Computer Case Mod into:

There are three separate division styles you can enter and compete in. They are as follows…

Classic Case Mod: consists of any mod that is built from an existing retail PC Case. We do require at least 80% of the original case be used. If we deem that less than 80% of the original case was not used you will we moved to the Scratch-Build style.

Scratch-Build Case Mod: consists of any mod built from anything else than a retail PC Case.

id/Bethesda Themed Case Mod: consists of any mod style (classic or scratch) but must be themed about id Software/Bethesda or any of their games (old, current, or upcoming).

What are the rules so I do not do anything wrong:

  • Only one (1) entry per person or team (friends who worked on one case together is a team). You cannot be part of a team and also have separate case mod entered.
  • Entrant(s) may enter only one division. Example: You cannot have a case in the Classic division and one in the id/Bethesda division.
  • Entrant(s) must be the owner(s) of the case mod. Commissioned builds or mods that you made for someone else does not make you the owner of the case mod.
  • Any past winning PC case mods from the US Case Modding Championships (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) at QuakeCon are not eligible to compete in any class. ( If the case did not place in the top three in past events, you can re-enter that case mod again)
  • Any past winning US Case Modding Championship Modders are eligible to build and enter a new computer case mod that meets the rules listed above in any class.
  • The contest is open to all 18 years old & up.

I don’t have the latest or greatest hardware in my system, but I did mod the PC. Can I enter?

Truthfully, it does not make a difference in what kind of hardware is in the case.  We judge the case modding work, not the hardware. Just because you have $10,000 worth of hardware doesn’t mean you have a case mod.

I have some sponsored hardware/products from a manufacturer(s) can I still enter the contest.

We understand that people do get sponsored products, which is awesome. What we look for and try to avoid are those people that get fully sponsored for a build, doing the build only for the sake of a deal with a manufacturer(s), sponsor(s), or who are building a Computer Case Mod that will later be turned over to a sponsor or over to a client. To us, this means the case was never intended to be “your” case.  This is not allowed and you will be disqualified or possibly banned from the contest. We want people that are doing the case mod because they want to. You MUST disclose what hardware you got sponsored in the email you send.

Prizes for the US Case Modding Championship :

All placing winners (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) will receive a prize(s). The level of prizes is determined by what kind of sponsorship we can generate and the availability of the products. Once we know the exact products we will announce them. All winners of the contest and giveaways are responsible to supply a shipping address for products they have won during or at the event.

We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for their great support and as we gather our valued sponsor partners! Please make sure you follow and like them on all social media.

 

For the main contest, we are looking to provide the following:

 

Winners Position All 3 Categories
1 DRAM Kit

PSU
CPU Cooler AIO
M.2 SSD
3-pack fans

2 DRAM kit
PSU
CPU Cooler AIO
3-pack fans
3 DRAM KIT
CPU Cooler
3-pack fans

The Following is to support the misc categories:

(Pending Availability)
3 – K95 Platinum XT

3 – Virtuoso Headset

3 – Nightsword mice (or similar)

5 – Corsair Hats

5 – Corsair MP350 XXL mouse mats or similar

 

Winners Position

All 3 Categories
1 2060 KO Graphics Card
2 650 G5 PSU
3 EVGA Z10 RGB Keyboard
** We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes (due to availability), and sponsors at any time due to any circumstancesWe reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to any circumstances we deemed fit. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest **

 

Please provide the following information to enter the case mod contest in your email. Thank You.

Your Name

Your Email To Contact You

Tell Us A Little About Your Case

Any Sponsored Hardware

What Division are you entering

Classic Case Mod: Consists of any mod that is built from an existing retail PC Case. We do require at least 80% of the original case be used. If we deem that less than 80% of the original case was not used you will we moved to the Scratch-Build style.

Scratch-Build Case Mod: Consists of any mod built from anything else than a retail PC Case. Some minimal parts from a retail case can be used.

id/Bethesda Themed Case Mod: Consists of any mod style (classic or scratch) but must be themed about id Software/Bethesda or any of their games (old, current, or upcoming).

Images To Email – Please try to send images of your case mod like the ones shown or close enough so that we can get a good look at your case.

 

Top Of Case (Required)

Front of Case (Required)

3/4 View From Left Side of Case (Required)

Full Left Side of Case (Required)

Full Right Side of Case (Required)

Inside side of Case (Required)

You can send more than images if you like!

 

>> EMAIL ENTRY TO   contest@modders-inc.com

Copy and paste contest@modders-inc.com into your email program of choice.

 

Please provide the following information to enter the case mod contest in your email with the images. Thank You.

You can copy-paste this if you like.

My Name

Your Email

Division Entering

About My Case

Sponsored Hardware

 

IMPORTANT: If you have any issues please contact us at contest@modders-inc.com

By sending the information requested I am verifying that I am 18 years of age or older and that Modders Inc can use the images I supplied for the contest. The email that I supplied is mine and is the correct email in which to contact me for prizes.

You can check out what case mods have entered at the Modders Inc Case Mod Contest Entries Page

Judging for the QuakeCon at Home 2020 Case Mod Contest

Judging will be determined by Modders-Inc and any pre-selected guest judges. Participants or friends in any of the class competitions are not eligible to be a judge. The scoring will be broken down into four (4) categories each based on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best.

Categories include:

Concept/Design  Does the Concept of the mod match the design.
Example: The mod is supposed to be about Star Wars, but the finished case doesn’t look like anything from the movie.

Creativity/MODS  What ideas did you have about changing the way the case looks. What was changed and how much of it you did yourself (which will also increase your score).

Detail of Work  The finer details of the mods. The finished look of the case such as are the cables tied up, scratches, dents, and etc.

Overall Look  When you stand back and look at the case mods does it all look good?
Example: The paint job is outstanding, but the inside is a mess. (We have has A LOT of great case mods that have fallen prey to this. Please make sure that you make the inside look as great as the outside… yes, you are required to supply an image of the inside of your case.

Final scores are determined by adding the scores from each judge together. The highest combined overall score will receive the 1st place vote, the second and third highest scores will receive runner-up prizes.  In the case of a tie, the tying mods will be deliberated by the judges and a winner will be picked.

Judging will happen prior to the event and will try to contact the winners before the announcement. Make sure you supply an email that you check and use often.

** We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes (due to availability), and sponsors at any time due to any circumstances. We reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to any circumstances we deemed fit. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest ** 

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Dewayne Carel

Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. Shortly after that, he started Modders-Inc to help others learn how to create and have fun with PC case mods. He has created works for the likes of Bethesda, Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more.

2 Comments

  1. OH MY!!! Project Fuel or The Industry? UGH!!!
    But where is the form? I keep scrolling around.

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