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#26
Having the pro's judge instead of join, if there are enough others to join that could work. If they want to anyway.
Yeah or if they wanted they could join, but could not vote on their own case.
 

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#27
To tell you the truth, I wouldn't really care about a prize too much, just going up against other modders & winning would be enough for me, but maybe we could have a few donations for the contest, I would donate something, MK offered to be a judge, I would also offer being a judge, Maybe we could ask CD if he would also like to judge, I'm sure we would have to ask TPU if we could do this,, but if we all get together on this,, I think it would be an awesome contest. I'm game if anyone else is.
I have been bugging CPU mag for quite a while now to spread prizes around (they offer $1500 and a cover shot to the winner but nothing to 2nd, 3rd and so on)
There is no way $1500 would even come close begin to cover the costs of a top mod.

My thought is to encourage "NEW" ideas (not so much who can stuff $20K of hardware into a case) So spreading the prizes around to encourage new ideas would be most beneficial.

It would be nice to see "Useful" mod classes as well,
Least fans (passive)
Coolest running air cooled
Coolest looking H20 setup
Best use of lighting
Smallest/biggest Mod
Nicest Paintjob

remember the contest should be designed to include/encourage as many as possible (more the merrier) and judged by experts in many fields that are not shills for the industry.

(I understand the need for the industry to make money but so far they have hurt themselves by failing to see the big picture, ideas/improvements to case design can only help us all (not just their bottom line) not to mention increase the amount of modders)

There is always gonna be someone thats not happy when there is a contest, the best way is to make them as simple as possible.
 
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you are absolutely right MK. other classes could be:

best innovation
lowest mod cost (while mantaining a good modding level ofc)
best hand skills
best creativity
 
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What about best improvement?
 
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I'm game.
 
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#31
Ya'll could count me in on that stuff. I might be lazy when it comes to my own projects, but man do I like to compete :D
 
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One other option that would be sweet would be to pit forums against each other. It would be cool to try to get people to work together (some do painting, graphics, some do cutting,some help with design etc.)
(I vote for me being a judge)
Bad thing about that would be that the majority of this forum are american, but theres still some mod talent from here in the UK - maybe a world wide mod - off? :D
 
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I have been bugging CPU mag for quite a while now to spread prizes around (they offer $1500 and a cover shot to the winner but nothing to 2nd, 3rd and so on)
There is no way $1500 would even come close begin to cover the costs of a top mod.

My thought is to encourage "NEW" ideas (not so much who can stuff $20K of hardware into a case) So spreading the prizes around to encourage new ideas would be most beneficial.

It would be nice to see "Useful" mod classes as well,
Least fans (passive)
Coolest running air cooled
Coolest looking H20 setup
Best use of lighting
Smallest/biggest Mod
Nicest Paintjob

remember the contest should be designed to include/encourage as many as possible (more the merrier) and judged by experts in many fields that are not shills for the industry.

(I understand the need for the industry to make money but so far they have hurt themselves by failing to see the big picture, ideas/improvements to case design can only help us all (not just their bottom line) not to mention increase the amount of modders)

There is always gonna be someone thats not happy when there is a contest, the best way is to make them as simple as possible.
i gree in the end its a bit of fun for everyone there should be serious entrys like best passive cooled case
best use of lighting etc but some fun and waky ones for the less proffessional people who are in it for a laugh like 'needing the biggest balls to go for it award' or suminc get what a mean? thanks for your support on this guys :D
 
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right weve got judges sorted, if they agree to it, nest i think we should agree on classes, weve had a few ideas floating but set some to be set in stone, errrm there deffo needs to be pro and ameture classes and some serious and some waky i think to suit everyone, less arguments
 
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#35
You know what would be awesome? If we were all gathered together and were given (Or capped at) 150 dollars (Or another number) to work on a new case mod and we had to stay for a week or two. We'd have to show our receipts at the end of the competition so no one could use extra money to win. XD. it would be awesome with teams.

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#36
Bad thing about that would be that the majority of this forum are american, but theres still some mod talent from here in the UK - maybe a world wide mod - off? :D
yeah! i'm from Italy and i'm in too! (ATCS840 project coming soon ;))
 
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an im from the uk haha
 

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Bad thing about that would be that the majority of this forum are american, but theres still some mod talent from here in the UK - maybe a world wide mod - off? :D
There are "HUGE" modding skills in Europe (as well as the rest of the world) Everyone should be included.
 
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so who's the guys we have to pitch this idea too when we get all the ideas to gether?