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MODDING: IT’S NOT ABOUT HARDWARE. IT’S ABOUT HEART. HOW MODDER CROW WON BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 24, 2016
written by: Tim Lee
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Modder Crow burst onto the modding scene in 2015 winning 1st place in the Tower Mod category with their Black “Templars” build.

THE MODDING COMMUNITY WAS IMPRESSED. BUT JUST WHO IS MODDER CROW?

Modder Crow was is actually made up of two people: Siwasak Sirisomboon and Krittanon Kidprasert from Thailand.

Both met at a Thailand case modding contest in 2013. They ended up clicking and even decided to do case modding full time. In 2014, they opened up a shop in a little alley way. Everyone of their creations is one of a kind. “I want to give our customer cases that have a uniquely charming  personality to it. I’m always looking for new materials ,new techniques to develop work,” says Siwasak.

FRUSTRATED WITH THAILAND MODDING

“We were quite bored and frustrated with the vision of the apocalypse that is the Thailand case modding scene,” says Krittanon. “Local modders were focused on the latest and greatest hardware, but those parts are very expensive in Thailand. Plus everyone seemed to only be interested in water cooling.”

They joined several small local competitions to show everybody what could be done and to build up their experience. They placed at least in the top 3 in every single contest they joined.

However, they were still scared to join an international contest.

“At first we weren’t going to join the Cooler Master contest. We didn’t think we had enough experience and didn’t have any good hardware. But we decided to do it one month before the application deadline. We followed our beliefs: Creativity and style is what’s most important for modding, not high-end hardware.”

Modder Crow, of course, ended up winning.

“We didn’t expect to get 1st place. Winning was a big surprise for us. But it ended up confirming our beliefs.”

“My family is very proud. At first they were confused. They were like, ‘This can be a career?’ But now everybody knows we mod cases.”

WINNING 1ST PLACE TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Modder Crow won 1st place once more in 2016 in the scratch mod category with their “Ghost Rider” mod.
Big, loud bikes are popular in Thailand and they wanted to build a mod that captured that spirit.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

“We’d already thinking about joining the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series in 2017. We want to inspire other Thai people to start case modding.  Hand crafting is in our blood,” says Siwasak.

MODDER CROW’S PHILOSOPHY

Siwasak: “My goal isn’t to build up my reputation or get awards. My goal is to get better, to improve from last time.”

Krittanon: “Many people think we’re naturally talented. But they don’t know that we’re not talented. We just work hard all the time. We go through a lot of trial and error.”