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How would one go about becoming sponsored for a build?

i want to do a build almost completely out of corsair components.

corsair:

fans
case
CPU cooler
SSD's
fan controller
led's
power supply
RAM


non corsair:

processor
mobo
standard hdd's
bay devices
Optical Disk Drive
cable sleeving/heatshrink
plexi glass
misk cabling
paint
vinyl

is there any way as a new modder i could get sponsored to do this build?
post #2 of 37
I've looked around on OCN trying to see what it takes to get sponsored as well. First, you really have to differentiate yourself among other PC builders and enthusiasts, Corsair isn't just going to give away components to anyone. Showcase your work, if it's great and unique people will pick up on that and want to sponsor you. In the meantime, you should post concept designs and renderings of what theme and design you want the final PC to be. That's the best way to get a following started and then just maybe a little help from corsair and other sponsors.

- chmodlabs biggrin.gif
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i have really big ideas. and a huge passion for pc's and custom mmodding. but the big thing is, i have no money......
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Well The only way to do that is to become a reviewer ... with good videos and well spoken english clear and understanding..

Do not expect to get anything from the big company's at first Corsair Intel Asus Gigabyte Msi...

Instead foCus on reviewing for Smaller company's and work your way up.
    
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i have really big ideas. and a huge passion for pc's and custom mmodding. but the big thing is, i have no money......

Well you really need to acquire a name for yourself for companies to notice you and send free stuff your way for it to be included in your builds.

Everyone on this forum would appreciate being sponsored because it saves truckloads of cash but you really need to earn some trust and rep first. Look at almost all the sponsored builds going on here, their users at one point or another did some monster builds by digging into their own pockets.

That being said, I wish you the best of luck.
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post #6 of 37
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Well you really need to acquire a name for yourself for companies to notice you and send free stuff your way for it to be included in your builds.
Everyone on this forum would appreciate being sponsored because it saves truckloads of cash but you really need to earn some trust and rep first. Look at almost all the sponsored builds going on here, their users at one point or another did some monster builds by digging into their own pockets.
That being said, I wish you the best of luck.

id love to do reviews. and id love to do a massive build.
but i need some sort of income. which is going to take a while. ill see what i can do. drawing up some ideas tonight
post #7 of 37
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is there any way as a new modder i could get sponsored to do this build?

Frankly, no. redface.gif You have to have a reputation for being an innovative modder, with a proven track record of completing builds on time and with vision. You have to have the right tools and the right skills. Youre too big of a risk to even be considered at this point. And its not just "getting free stuff" as some say, it is a business relationship, to get their products you have to show them how you will showcase their products, and get people to buy them. Posting on multiple forums is often a requirement, and having a following helps. Honestly, I bet I could count the number of modders on one hand that could get all those things for one build, and probably only then if it were for a corsair event. Honestly, some people get sponsored, then find it is too much work to post on ten forums, create a facebook page, answer all the questions. They find there is barely any time to do modding and they decide to go it alone once again.

But this is OCN, we love amateur modders, and almost all of us are and that is what this community is about. If you think you have what it takes, start small, work your way up, win a MOTM, that will increase you chances of getting you noticed, sell that build, save up for another one, make it bigger and better. Show you can be creative, show you have passion, show youre different from everyone else, even if you dont spend a ton of money. Thats how MyBadOmen got sponsored by NZXT, which led to other sponsorships. Now hes too good for us tongue.gif

Bottom line, the likelihood that any of us will get sponsored is low, but it is possible, and OCN is a great way to learn the basics and from then on, its up to you thumb.gif
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post #8 of 37
  • Become an active member of online communities
  • Show that you're responsible
  • Have a reasonable, interesting, and unique build plan
  • Reviews
  • Sign up to all the tech forums possible


I've seen new members be sponsored before, it's not quite as common as "veteran" members getting sponsored but it does happen.

PS, Corsair is a tough one to be sponsored by and is very unlikely for your first major build. You'll definitely need to start smaller and have a good list of builds under your belt first.
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post #9 of 37
Where there's a will there's a way.

But you first need to prove you can do it, and that normally means out of pocket money as the starting project. As soon as you've reached that hurdle then the rest is up to your imagination and skills.

Good luck!

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is there any way i could get people to donate to the project? or is that completely unheard of?
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