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2011 Overclock.net Case mod Competition Information thread

We are pleased to present the 2011 edition of the Overclock.net Case Mod Competition. We hope that this year's competition will be even bigger/better than the last smile.gif

We will be having three classes of modders for this competition (Professional, Intermediate, and Amateur), with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for each class. In addition, we will be awarding prizes in several special categories based on criteria such as "Most Unique", "Back from the Grave", etc.




Rules
  • This competition is open to all Overclock.net members and staff
  • All modders must select an intended class that best represents their modding skills/experience when registering; the staff reserves the right to move builders so please select accordingly
  • Detailed, Picture-rich logs must be kept
  • No obtrusive watermarks/image overlays; a simple watermark with your handle is fine as long as it does not detract attention from the image itself
  • No excessive pimping of other sites in the text/photos; listing sites where (or users from whom) components were purchased is acceptable
  • No "sponsored" builds allowed
  • Only one project per contestant
  • Projects/logs being posted on other forums/sites will be disqualified
  • All uploaded media should be kept private for the duration of the build phase of the contest. If using sites like YouTube or image hosts, ensure that you have selected the "Private" option when uploading your media
    • Please also provide viewing access to the competition staff
  • Mods must be started no earlier than January 01, 2011
  • All registrations must be made by February 01, 2011
  • All mods/logs must be completed by July 01, 2011
  • Only completed entries will be eligible for cash prizes
  • Cash prizes will be issued via PayPal
  • Rules are subject to change at any time
  • By participating in the contest, you agree to follow all the aforementioned rules to the best of your ability and recognize that violation of any of the rules can result in your removal from the contest solely at the discretion of the Overclock.net administration

Judging
  • Each class will have both judges choice and peoples choice (popular vote) prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
  • The special categories will be decided by a panel of judges.
  • Judges will be a panel of experts selected from within the OCN community.

Prizes
  • Judges Choice
    • Professional
      • 1st: $250
      • 2nd: $150
      • 3rd: $100
    • Intermediate
      • 1st: $150
      • 2nd: $100
      • 3rd: $75
    • Amateur
      • 1st: $100
      • 2nd: $75
      • 3rd: $50
  • People's Choice
    • Professional
      • 1st: $250
      • 2nd: $150
      • 3rd: $100
    • Intermediate
      • 1st: $150
      • 2nd: $100
      • 3rd: $75
    • Amateur
      • 1st: $100
      • 2nd: $75
      • 3rd: $50
  • Special Categories
    • Most Unique: $50
    • Simple Yet Effective: $50
    • Back from the Grave: $50
    • Best Cable Management: $50
    • Best Execution: $50
All completed projects will receive complimentary Applique pack or OCN Lanyard (contestant's choice)
Other prizes may be awarded

Expert Judges


For all information regarding the 2011 Overclock.net Case Mod Competition Please click on the appropriate link below
  • To declare your entry into the competition and which category you are entering into please visit the Registration thread
  • Any Questions or Comments pertaining to the Competition that needs to be addressed by a member of Overclock.net staff should be posted in the Information thread
  • Any other Competition discussions should be posted in the Discussion thread
  • Please document you build progress in the Documenting section - Information posted here will not be visible to others over the duration of the build phase of the competition

Edited by radodrill - 7/29/11 at 5:25pm
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interested in doing this but im really not sure what catagory i should enter in?

Here is a build i did earlier this year

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/684682-my-first-build-thread.html

It was my first watercooling setup, and the rig i would be doing for this competition would be my second?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay;11864640 
interested in doing this but im really not sure what catagory i should enter in?

Here is a build i did earlier this year

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/684682-my-first-build-thread.html

It was my first watercooling setup, and the rig i would be doing for this competition would be my second?

As far as I know, you can enter for one division, and then you can talk to Rado about being bumped up or down if you see fit closed to the end of your build. Also, you can browse previous years competitions to see which you would want to enter.
Edited by caraboose - 1/2/11 at 12:18pm
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Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can you enter a modded Xbox 360 into the competition?
Edited by Saint Silence - 1/24/11 at 10:54am
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I don't see why not, it is about the mod not the hardware inside. If someone modded a 360 case with a mini-itx system in it there wouldn't be any problems. There's no rule about X86 only so I can't see anything wrong with your proposal though you might want to pm radodrill about it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saint Silence;12124983 
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can you enter a modded Xbox 360 into the competition?

Game consoles are essentially special purpose computers, so I don't see why they couldn't be entered.
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Each class will have both judges choice and peoples choice (popular vote) prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Popular votes ?
Only the Registered Entrants can vote or is an open voting ?
How much this voting will influence the final score ?
Edited by Diegojavbau - 1/26/11 at 7:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diegojavbau;12156978 
Each class will have both judges choice and peoples choice (popular vote) prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Popular votes ?
Only the Registered Entrants can vote or is an open voting ?
How much this voting will influence the final score ?

The voting for the People's Choice prizes will be open to all registered members on OCN
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Can I register now, even if I won't be getting the hardware and modding it until February-March? I'd love to enter the competition, but I'm nearly certain I won't have all my stuff by the 1st of February.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by zouk52;12167227 
Can I register now, even if I won't be getting the hardware and modding it until February-March? I'd love to enter the competition, but I'm nearly certain I won't have all my stuff by the 1st of February.

-Thanks!

That's only the deadline for declaring your intent to participate in the competition; it does not dictate when you should purchase supplies or when to build.
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