There's been a bit of localized interest in case modding since we posted our introductory guide with BS Mods & Rod Rosenberg a while back. The fact is that case modding is an incredibly rewarding, easy-to-get-into avenue to give your PC unique charm.
by user Corsaronero333.
Case, cooling, & power manufacturer Cooler Master hosts a mod competition every year, and this year's event spots $20,000 in computer hardware prizes. Modders have until October 31st to sign up on the CM forum, where they'll be keeping a build log for their progress. Images and descriptors must accompany the thread as the build progresses.
Cooler Master has announced two categories for its mod contest: Tower Mod and Scratch Build. The "Tower Mod" category requires a case that is made by Cooler Master. Scratch Build is a bit more advanced:
For the “Scratch Build” category the case you use could be built from any material you like. If you choose to use a prefabricated case, please use the following guide lines:
No display of any manufactures logo.
Final product must not be recognizable compared to its original design.
At least (1) Cooler Master product must be included in the mod
Three winners will be declared for each build type. For a sampling of the prize pool, here's the first-place selection for the Scratch Build category:
If you're interested in CM's Case Mod contest, check out the rules here: http://mod.coolermaster.com/
If you'd like to follow the work of CM's modders, you can check all of their entries out here.
Other relevant coverage includes their "Mod-Tower HAF Stacker," a modular PC enclosure we filmed at PAX.