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Welcome to the Case Mod World Series 2017. To be entered into the competition you must complete the registration process by March 31st, 2017. To register, please complete the following steps.

  1. Create an account on the Cooler Master Forum.
  2. Start a worklog for your submission on the Cooler Master Forum.
  3. Fill out the registration form below. All fields must be completed to enter the competition.




Details

This year will be a competition like you’ve never seen before with an additional 25th Anniversary category, more prizes, and live regional events.

Key Dates for 2017 

  • February 3rd – Registration opens
  • March 31st – Complete your registration
  • April 1st  – Final submissions opens
  • May 3rd – Complete your mod and worklog & final submissions
  • May 19th –  All winners announced

Mod Categories

Tower Mod
  • Your entry must be built with a Cooler Master Case.
  • All Cooler Master cases are acceptable regardless of size or year released.
  • A bonus 25th Anniversary Award is available for any entries that uses one of the pre-selected cases – See 25 Anniversary Award below.
Scratch Build
  • Your entry must be built without the use of a pre-existing Case.
  • There is no limitation on what materials can be used to house components.
  • Final project must contain at least one Cooler Master product that is clearly identifiable (fans are acceptable).
  • If a pre-existing case is used in your mod process said case must not be recognizable in the final project.
  • If a pre-existing case is used in your mod process no manufacturer logos from said case can be displayed in the final project.
  • A bonus 25th Anniversary Award is available for any entries that resembles a replica of one of the pre-selected cases – see 25th Anniversary Award below.
25th Anniversary Award

In celebrating Cooler Master 25th Year Anniversary, a bonus award has been added to this year’s competition. Your Tower or Scratch entry will be entered into a bonus 25th Anniversary award if it fits the below requirements:

  1. Your Tower Mod entry uses a classic Cooler Master case from the pre-selected list*
  2. Your Tower or Scratch entry shows that it is a replica of a classic Cooler Master case from the pre-selected list*
  3. Your worklog must state which Cooler Master case you have used from the pre-selected list, and/or what inspirations you have taken to make your replica
  4. You must check the 25th Anniversary Award box when completing the final submissions form (opens April 1st, 2017)

*Pre-Selected List

• ATCS Series
• WaveMaster
• CM Stacker Series
• Centurion Series
• Praetorian Series
• Cavalier Series
• Ammo
• Mystique Series
• CM Media Series

People's Choice Award

Every completed entry will be entered for public voting to choose the winner. The winner of the People’s Choice will be the entry that receives the most amount of likes during the voting period taking place on this site.

Rules

  1. You must be a legal adult in your country of residence.
  2. You must complete the registration process by March 31st 2017.
  3. You must not have started your mod project before July 1st, 2016.
  4. You must complete your mod before the final submission deadline, May 3rd, 2017.
  5. You must fully complete your worklog before the final submission deadline.
  6. Your worklog must show the entire process of the mod from start to finish with both pictures/photos and text.
  7. You must complete the final submission process by May 3rd, 2017.
  8. You must agree to all terms and conditions.
  9. You must not have entered your submission in any other Cooler Master global competition.
  10. Your final submission must be a working PC.
  11. You can enter multiple submissions in multiple categories but you must register each project separately and fully complete a worklog and the final submission process for each one.

Terms & Conditions

  • Cooler Master Case Mod World Series is open to residents of all countries worldwide.
  • All participants must be considered a legal adult in their country of residence.
  • Multiple entries by a single individual are acceptable but must be registered separately.
  • No purchase is necessary. Purchases will not increase your chances of winning.
  • Winners will be announced online and contacted via email.
  • As a participant, you are the owner and composer of the project content and images.
  • Cooler Master and it’s event partners may use your case mod and images with or without any pseudo (pen) name credit.
  • Cooler Master and it’s event partners has the perpetual right to use your case mod and case mod images. We may use your case mod and case mod images locally, nationally or globally and such use may be made in any media, information or communication platform currently in use or later developed.
  • Cooler Master reserves the right in its sole discretion to alter contest rules at any time.
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  • Cooler Master retains the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event that the original prize offered is no longer available.
  • Usage or reprint of your case mod and case mod images will be at sole discretion of Cooler Master.
  • In case of dispute, Case Mod World Series 2017 will be governed by Taiwan (R.O.C.) law and entrants to the Case Mod World Series submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Taiwan (R.O.C.) courts.
  • Promoter: Cooler Master Technology, 8F., No. 788-1, Zhongzheng Rd., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City 23586, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

By participating, you conclusively agree to be bound by these contest rules and conditions. This is an irrevocable condition of entry.
Contestants who do not agree to the above terms and conditions should not enter this contest.

FAQ

  1. How do I know if I have completed registration?
    You will see a message at at the bottom of the registration form confirming that your registration has successfully completed.  If you have any problems or questions, please contact us at mod@coolermaster.com.tw.
  2. Am I qualified to take part in the competition without completing the registration?
    No. You must complete registration during the period of February 3 – March 31, 2017 to take part in the competition.
  3. Can I create multiple entries in the same category, for example two entries in Tower Mod?
    Yes. However, each mod is considered an individual entry by the judges and public voting, meaning you must register each project separately.
  4. Am I allowed to take part in both categories?
    Yes. You can create multiple entries for both categories, as long as each mod meets the requirements for each qualification and is registered separately.
  5. Why am I required to submit so much information during registration?
    The information you provide during registration is used to create your worklog and final submission gallery pages on the Case Mod World Series website and to verify your identity if you win a prize. Your pages can be updated during the event with additional content by contacting us at mod@coolermaster.com.tw.
  6. What if my contact information changes after I register?
    If your contact information should change after registration, you can update it via email at mod@coolermaster.com.tw.
  7. What information does my gallery page contain?
    A gallery contains uploaded photos of your final submission, a description of your mod project (written by you), a link to your project worklog, the hardware spec list of your submission, and links to your social media pages (optional).
  8. Why do I need a gallery page?
    Your gallery page is the public face of your final project. This is where the world will see what all your hard work has amounted to. Once you accomplish the final submission steps, your gallery will undergo a public vote and review by our panel of judges.
  9. Why isn’t my gallery updating?
    The photo and data you submit for the final submission gallery will be updated as soon as we can depending on the amount of entries we get. If you want to know more, please contact us here or via email at mod@coolermaster.com.tw.
  10. How do I submit my mod for final review?
    Upload five photos (High Quality Photos) and the required information on the Final Submission tab of the Case Mod World Series website.
    Once you complete the final submission process, your project will be considered completed and you will be unable to make further changes that will affect the judges’ final decision.
  11. What is public voting for?
    Public voting is for the purpose of deciding the winners of the People’s Choice Award. All mods will be open to public vote through the final submissions gallery page.
  12. How many votes can I cast?
    Voters can cast an unlimited number of votes, but only one per mod.
  13. What if I started my mod before registration opened?
    If you started a project prior to the contest, the start date cannot be earlier than July 1st, 2016. Any mods that are found to have been started/shared prior to July 1st, 2016 will be automatically disqualified.
  14. When is the project completion deadline?
    All final submissions are due by May 3, 2017 at 11:59pm (GMT -11).
  15. Do I need to send my mod to Cooler Master to complete my final submission entry?
    No. You need only to have completed your worklog and completed the final submissions process to officially complete your project and be considered for a prize.
  16. Are there any age or location restrictions?
    Location: No. The competition is open to everyone worldwide.
    Age: Yes. You must be considered a legal adult in your country of residence.
  17. When will the winners be announced?
    All winners will be announced May 19th, 2017.
  18. How are the winners picked?
    Judges will score each mod based on predetermined criteria. The mods with the highest scores will win prizes. The People’s Choice Award prizes will be determined by public voting through the final project gallery. See Rules for more details.
  19. How many winners will be announced this year (2017)?
    Eight winners :
    Tower Build Award: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
    Scratch Build Award: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
    25th Anniversary Award: One Winner.
    People’s Choice Award: One Winner.
  20. How do I enter for the 25th anniversary Award?
    The 25th Anniversary Award is a bonus prize this year with specific qualifying factors. Please see the “About – Mod Categories” section under for specific information about this award.
  21. Can I also enter a Case Mod World Series that is held in my own country?
    Yes, in fact we encourage you to enter both the global and regional edition!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us here.

Prizes

To celebrate Cooler Master’s 25th Anniversary, we’ve upped the ante to bring even more cash and prizes than last year and as well as adding a bonus 25th Anniversary Award.  A total of 8 winners will be walking away with fantastic prizes from us and our great sponsors.

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Tower Mod

Scratch Build

25th Anniversary Award

25th Anniversary Award

Cash US$ 2,500
Cooler Master Any Cooler Master Case
Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 Cooler
Intel Core i5-7600K Processor
ASUS Maximus IX Hero Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING Graphic Card
HyperX Savage 240G SSD
HyperX Predator Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) DDR4 3000MHz Memory
Bitspower Water Cooling Kit Merge Series 240
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 3.5-Inch SSHD
Dremel
 Rotary Tool 3000 Series Kit*

*Prize is limited to product series availability in winner’s home country.

People's Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Cooler Master Any Cooler Master Mid Tower Case
Cooler Master V850 Power Supply
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 120 Cooler
Intel Core i5-7600K Processor
ASUS ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard
ASUS DUAL-GTX1060-3G Graphic Card
HyperX Savage 240G SSD
HyperX Predator Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) DDR4 3000MHz Memory
Bitspower Water Cooling Kit Merge Series 240
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 3.5-Inch SSHD
Dremel
 Rotary Tool 3000 Series Kit*

*Prize is limited to product series availability in winner’s home country.

Judges

Introducing the Case Mod World Series 2017 judge panel

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Meet The Judges

Dave Alcock of bit-tech UK
Bit-Tech is the UK’s leading online destination for tech enthusiasts of all types and has one of the most active modding forums in the world. Representing the site is professional modder Dave Alcock. Dave has been modding for a number of years and has done a number of sponsored mods as well as competed in many modding competitions.

Mhike Samsin of Tantricmodz
Tantricmodz is one of the premier custom PC providers in Philippines. Its founder and lead, Mhike Samsin, first got into modding over 10 years ago as a hobby. His shop and services were formed out of the belief that modding is more than just a niche interest for expert level PC builders. Mhike has won numerous case modding competitions, including the Case Mod World Series with Starscr3am in 2012 and Sabertooth PC in 2013/2014.

Dewayne Carel of Modders Inc
Modders-Inc was created as place where people could go to learn and talk about PC modding. They are also responsible for hosting the annual US Case Modding Championship at Quakecon. The founder, Dewayne Carel, has been modding for more than 15 years. He has worked on projects with top case manufacturers and game producers to create numerous custom PCs.

Anthony Leather of Custom PC
Anthony Leather is quite possibly the most prestigious modding journalist in the world. He’s been modding for almost 20 years, has run Bit-Tech’s modding section for the last nine years, writes about modding for both Forbes and Custom PC magazine, and is responsible for having built possibly the world’s smallest, most powerful, fully water-cooled Intel X99 system.

Logan Hale of Crit TV
Crit TV evolved from a desire to present unfiltered information about gaming, hardware, and the culture surrounding them in an entertaining way. Its founder, Logan Hale, has always worked to push the boundaries of hardware focused entertainment and never apologizes for it. Collectively the team has a background in every step of the tech manufacturing process.

Cameron & Anthony of TweakTown
TweakTown was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing trustworthy content about tech, computing, hardware, and gaming in the form of news, reviews, and editorials on a daily basis. Representing the group will be its founder, Cameron Wilmot, and senior editor, Anthony Garreffa, who both have had a keen interest in modding for many years.

Tomi Adebayo of UNILAD Tech
Founded in 2014, UNILAD is one of the biggest global platforms for breaking news and shareable content. Launched in January 2016, UNILAD Tech is the fastest growing and most engaged dedicated tech publisher in the world. The Tech division is being represented by Tomi Adebayo who has over six years of expertise in Software Engineering and Computing.

Judging Criteria

 

The entries for this year’s competition will be judged and scored based on the following key ideals:

  • Creativity and originality in modding techniques used.
  • Attention to detail in case construction and aesthetic design.
  • Quality of aesthetic presentation in reference to use of color, shape, and craftsmanship.
  • Overall uniqueness in comparison to entries presented this year.
Worklogs

All project worklogs can be found on the Cooler Master Forum. Click the button below to see the progress of all the entries in this year’s competition.

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Meetups

Come meet us and join fellow modders, enthusiast and World Series participants at an event near you.  We’ll be running modding workshops and meetups to bring your modding skills to the next level.

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October 2016

#GAMEREADY LAN

October 22, 2016
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We are celebrating gaming and the gaming community with some of the key players here in India - NVIDIA, ZOTAC and Kingston Hyper X. Join us for some good LAN Gaming & Fun Actiivities at the Inaugural BYOC LAN Party. Limited Slots (35 Only). Event…

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India – Makers Meet Hyderabad

October 22, 2016
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Makers meet primarily focuses on getting PC enthusiast on a single platform to explore, express and create! Come see us for a day of PC building workshops, check out some new products and discuss interesting modding concepts Limited seats. Invitation only. Fill out the registration…

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Taiwan – Mini Maker Faire

October 29, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Taiwan – Mini Maker Faire, No.161, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd., Banqiao Dist.,
New Taipei City, 220 Taiwan
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We'll be at yet another Maker Faire this time in New Taipei City. Come and join us to unleash your maker spirit and get your hands dirty with some DIY. Expect to see our Cooler Master Mini Mod in real life as a working system, and be…

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November 2016

NTOU Campus Tour – Taiwan

November 22, 2016
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We're touring around University campuses to connect with the community and bring our Makers to meet the next generation of Makers. At these events we'll be showcasing builds, mods, VR and more

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DIY Liquid Cooling Workshop

November 26, 2016
Cooler Master MakerHub, 788 Zhongzheng Road
ZHonghe, Taiwan
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Introducing the first event held at our very own Maker Hub in the Taipei HQ We'll be hosting a DIY Liquid Cooling workshop and bringing along our Maker and Modder Ming, who won 1st place at the XFastest Modding Contest with the Mario Mod. At…

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December 2016

Mod PC Workshop – Japan

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Come and meet the modders and learn the tricks of PC modding from the experts. We've invited Modder Ronnie Hara, Von Carlo Rasonabe and Toru Sekiguchi to showcase their latest Mods using the MasterCase Maker 5 & MasterCase Pro 3 If you're interested in modding…

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Mini Mod Workshop @ Cooler Master Retail Store – Hong Kong

December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016
Un Chau, Hong Kong + Google Map
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Build the Mini Mod & learn how to fit a Mini PCB to make it a fully working PC Seen our Mini Mod case? It's been getting so much attention online and at events that we're giving HKPC readers the opportunity to experience making the…

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Tajen University Campus Tour – Taiwan

December 28, 2016
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We’re touring around University campuses to connect with the community and bring our Makers to meet the next generation of Makers. At these events we’ll be showcasing builds, mods, VR and give students an opportunity to work with us and our makers. For Tajen University,…

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January 2017

The Masters’ Gathering – Philippines

January 28
PC Express, 2nd floor, Gilmore Commercial Plaza, No 10 Gilmore ave, New Manila
Quezon City, Philippines
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Join us for the 2nd Master's Gathering Modding Workshop, featuring the Battlemods projects. Come by and meet Philippines modders, DJ, Tantric, Homer and MadMike who will show you the ways around modding. Modding topics for the day o Basic Sidepanel cutting and acrylic replacement o…

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Campus Party – Brazil

January 31 - February 5
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Campus Party is the greatest technological experience of the world which brings young geeks together in a festival of innovation, creativity, science, entrepreneurship and entertainment. Every year, the Cooler Master modding team show cases their latest and greatest mods at the event. If you’re interested…

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Regional Editions

Modding is about community both online and offline. To celebrate and promote the close knit offline communities of modders around the world, the Case Mod World Series will feature multiple region based competitions this year. All Case Mod World Series entries will be automatically entered into their regional edition in addition to the global competition where applicable.

All regional entries must adhere to the same rules, terms, and conditions of the global Case Mod World Series event to be qualified for regional winner selection. Each regional edition will have an separate prize pool in addition to the world wide prizes. Regional edition winners will be announced after the conclusion of the Case Mod World Series global competition.

For more details about the Regional Editions, please visit:

Australia & New Zealand Edition
India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh Edition
China Edition

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