I’m pleased to announce that Digital Overload will be hosting its first Computer Mod contest this year, sponsored and judged by CPU Magazine! The winner will receive prizes, including a free badge for Digital Overload 2010, and possibly a small editorial feature in CPU magazine.
Entrees must present a functioning case mod, and will be judged on creativity and skill in the following departments:
Technical merit: Creative placement of parts and “outside-the-box”
changes made to existing components of the case that are likely to have a
positive effect on performance and/or that make for more efficient use of the
Artistic merit: Does the case have a cohesive theme or a distinctive
look, or is it simply a collection of parts thrown together behind a window and
Polish: The fit-and-finish portion of the work. This includes clean,
smooth paint; solid cable management and sleeving/hiding; tight, smooth seams;
the functionality of the mods (i.e. custom doors and mechanisms); and effective
use of lighting.
“Wow” factor: Judges’ overall reaction to the mod.
You have two months left until the event, so get cracking on those computer mods!