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US Case Modding Championship at 2015 QuakeCon

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For the fourth year Modders-Inc brings the thrilling world of computer case modding to the largest LAN in the United States. But this year will be something new and exciting as this will be the very first US Case Modding Championship to be held. High level mods will be all over the place for everyone to enjoy. The great part of this is that you get to see the case mods and the modders that created them in person. Also at QuakeCon NVIDIA and Modders-Inc will be doing something new to QuakeCon, which will be a live modding contest happening during the QuakeCon event. Get ready to have a great time seeing and talking with the people that make those crazy awesome case mods that you see on the internet.

US Case Modding Championship at QuakeCon 2015

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How can I enter the contest at QuakeCon:

There are three separate divisions you can enter and compete in and they are…

Case Mod Classic: consists of any mod that is built from an existing bought retail PC Case.

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

id/Bethesda Themed Mod: consists of any mod (classic or scratch) themed about id Software/Bethesda or any their games.

Only one (1) entry per person or team. (You cannot be part of a team and have separate case mod entered).

Entrant(s) may enter only one division.

Entrant(s) must be the owner(s) of the case mod. Commissioned builds that you created does not make you the owner of the case mod.

Any past top three (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) and CPU magazine “Mad Reader Mod”-winning case mods are not eligible to compete in any class.

Past winning Modders themselves are eligible to build or enter a new computer that meets the rules listed above in any class.

The contest is open to all QuakeCon BYOC attendees ages 18 & up.

**We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes, and sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances.**

Judging

Judging will be determined by Modders-Inc, CPU Magazine and any pre-selected guest judges. Participants in any of the class competitions are not eligible to be a judge. The scoring will be broken down into Five categories each based on a scale of 1 – 10; with 10 being the best.
Categories include:
Concept/Design (1-10) Does the Concept of the mod match the design. Example – The mod is suppose to be about Star Wars, but the finished case doesn’t look like anything from the moive.
Creativity/MODS (1-10) 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 (1-10) 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 (1-10) 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.
Special Features (1-10) The WOW factor that will put your mod above the rest.

Final scores are determined by adding the score from each category together. The highest score will receive the grand prize and the second and third highest scores will receive runner-up prizes.  In case of a tie the tying mods will be deliberated by the judges and a winner will be picked.

NOTE: Judging will end by 4pm on Saturday as we need to have 3 hours prior to the announcement of the winners to tally the scores and to contact the winners. Contest finalist will need to bring their case mods to the QuakeCon Final Show area Saturday to display their mods on stage for all to see! *Note* We will be trying something new this years as we will check out and judge the mods through-out the event.

If you are a modder and will be attending QuakeCon but not competing in the contest and you would like to be a guest judge. Please contact us at our Contact Page.

Where can I enter the contest at QuakeCon:

Just come by our booth at QuakeCon in the vendor area, grab an entry form, fill it out and you are entered!

** We reserve the right of refusal of entry into the contest at anytime due to any circumstances we seem fit.
If found cheating you will be banned from the contest **

Prizes:

All placing winners (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) will receive a prizes. The level of prizes are determined on what kind of sponsorship we can generate. All winners of the contest and giveaways are responsible for all shipping of the products they have won during or at the event.

We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for their great support for the US Case Modding Championship at 2015 QuakeCon
As we gather our valued sponsor partners well post them here. If you would like to be a sponsor please use our Contact Page to send us an email.
(As more items are confirmed they will be added to the list. We reserve the right to modify the prizes or sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances.)

Platinum Sponsor
 RobCo Fallout  DeepCool logo
CPU Magazine  Thermaltake Logo
 Kingston Memory  corsair_logo
Alienware_Logo-vector-image Seasonic-logo
 phanteks_logo  EVGA_Logo
In Win Logo
alphacool-logoaqua-tuning-logo
Gold Sponsor
 noctua_logo_300_300px  G.Skill Logo
SAPPHIRE-logo- w375
Silver Sponsor
 Patriot-Memory-logo  Monsoon Water Cooling
SilverStone-logo  AKracing_test3
Crucial logo gigabyte-logo
 Swiftech-Logo
Bronze Sponsor

 

First Place Winners Case Mod Classic
Sponsor
Scratch-Build
Sponsor
id/Bethesda Themed Mod
Sponsor
 Money Award CPU Magazine
$500.00 USD
CPU Magazine
$500.00 USD
CPU Magazine
$500.00 USD
 Pip Boy 300  RobCo RobCo RobCo
 Alienware Alienware Alpha, AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat Alienware Alpha, AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat Alienware Alpha, AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat
 Keyboard   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Mouse   TBD   TBD  TBD
 Mouse Pad   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Headset  Kingston  Kingston  Kingston
 Memory  Kingston  Kingston  Kingston
 HDD or SSD  Kingston  Kingston  Kingston
 CPU Cooler   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Graphics Card   TBD   TBD  TBD
 Case  TBD  TBD  TBD
 Power Supply
Second Place Winners Case Mod Classic
Sponsor
Scratch-Build Mod
Sponsor
id/Bethesda Themed Mod
Sponsor
 Money Award DeepCool  DeepCool  DeepCool
 Alienware AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat   AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat   AW duffel bag, AW t-shirt and AW hat
 Power Supply   TBD   TBD   TBD
 CPU Cooler   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Keyboard   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Mouse – Mouse Pad   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Headset   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Memory   TBD   TBD   TBD
 SSD   TBD   TBD   TBD
  Case
 
3rd Place Winners Case Mod Classic
Sponsor
Scratch-Build Mod
Sponsor
id/Bethesda Themed Mod Sponsor
 Money Award DeepCool  DeepCool  DeepCool
 Alienware   AW t-shirt and AW hat   AW t-shirt and AW hat AW t-shirt and AW hat
 Power Supply   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Mouse – Mouse Pad   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Keyboard   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Memory   TBD   TBD   TBD
 CPU Cooler   TBD   TBD   TBD
 Case
Prizes-
DeepCool Prize Money CAPTAIN 240 liquid cooler x2  NEPTWIN V2.0 Air cooler(2 pcs)
STEAM CASTLE case Gammaxx 400 Air cooler (2pcs) GF120 case fans (6 pcs
TRISTELLAR “GPU Outside” case to giveaway at main show
CPU Magazine $1500 Prize Money
 RobCo Pip Boy 3000
Noctua  10x NF-F12 industrialPPC 2000-PWM  10x NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM  1x NH-D15
Patriot Memory  3 Patriot Blaze 120GB SSDs  1 Viper 3 low profile 16GB 1600MHz  5 16GB Supersonic Boost XT USB Flash Drives
 10 Fuel Active portable batteries with 3 stage LED
In Win  3 D-Frame Mini  3 Batmat
Seasonic 1 x Platinum 660  1 x X 1050  1 x Platinum 460 Fanless
 1 x M12II 750  1 x S12G 750  1 x G 750    1 x S12II 620
Be Quiet
 3 Silent Base 800 cases  3 Pure Rock CPU coolers
 Gigabyte  960 g1 GPU  Z97 MB
Phanteks  1x Enthoo Primo  1x Enthoo Luxe  2x Enthoo EVOLV black and white
 1x PH-TC14S
CPU Cooler
 1x PH-TC12LS
CPU Cooler
 1x PH-TC14PE
CPU Cooler
EVGA  PSU’s
Corsair  2x Carbide Air 540 black  2x Carbide Air 240  black  2x Graphite 380T white
2x RM850i PSU 2x Hydro H80i 1x Hydro Series H110i GT
2x H2100 wireless headsets 2x Vengeance K65 keyboards 2x K95 RGB keyboard
2x STRAFE keyboards 3x M65 RGB Laser mouse – black
Thermaltake  3x Verto headset 3 x POSEIDON Z Illuminated – Blue Switch Edition  3 x   Level 10 M Gaming Mouse
 3 x PYRRHUS Gaming Mouse Pad 3 x    Toughpower DPS G 750W   3 x   Core X1 ITX Cube Chassis(Black)
Phanteks  1x Enthoo Primo  1x Enthoo Luxe  2x Enthoo EVOLV black and white
 1x PH-TC14S CPU Cooler  1x PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler  1x PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
Alphacool  2x NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT – kit  3x Alphacool Eisberg 240
 Kingston  HX321C11SRK2/16   KHX-HSCP-RD Qty:  1 headse  SHSS3B7A/480G Qty:  1 SSD
 3x Headset 3x Memory Kit 3x SSD
Monsoon  Water Cooling Products
SilverStone  FTZ01  case  SG12 case  SX500-LG – Power Supply
ST60F-PB  – Power Supply  AR06 -CPU Cooler NT06-PRO – CPU cooler
G.Skill Memory
Swiftech

 (As more items are confirmed they will be added to the list. We reserve the right to modify the prizes or sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances.)

Last years winners can be seem here at 2014 QuakeCon Case Mod Contest Winners

Last years list of sponsors prizes can be seen at 2014 QuakeCon Case Mod Prizes

One final note…
If you would like to be a sponsor of the event please contact us through our contact page.

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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.

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