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Nvidia COD: Warzone Cooler Master Custom TD500 Case Giveaway!

Nvidia have teamed up with Cooler Master & Activision to create a bunch of custom skinned Call of Duty: WARZONE TD500 chassis prizes – and they’re up for grabs to those buying themselves a new GeForce GTX or RTX graphics card!

That’s right folks! For a limited time, if you purchase selected Nvidia GTX or RTX series Graphics Card, or Gaming PC featuring these, and you can then enter the draw to WIN (one of eight) COD: WARZONE PC Cases!

This awesome competition is valid for eligible graphics card purchased between the May 1st & August 30th 2020 (and only at authorised retailers, see PB Tech in NZ.)

Those entering this competition really are in for a treat too – should they win a TD500 case for themselves they’re sure to be blown away by its combination of fantastic cooling performance and custom good looks, but even without the skin, this case is one of the best.

The specific version that Nvidia have skinned for this event comes pre-fitted with 3x 120mm ARGB fans which pretty much guarantee a sweet looking build, especially when matched with that TD500 prismatic front.

Because Cooler Master work closely with the other top hardware manufacturers around the world, those vibrant fans are compatible with software from Asus AURA, Gigabyte FUSION, ASRock PolyChrome & MSi Mystic Light Sync – certainly making things a bit easier as you’re currently shopping for that new graphics card 🙂

Performance is on point thanks to the seamless implementation of mesh ventilation which makes up the entire perimeter of the front panel. Concealed by the front bezel, considerable airflow is provided to the system almost completely out of view. Joined by the top panel ventilation and rear exhaust, the MasterBox TD500 A-RGB delivers efficient cooling and spectacular aesthetics without compromising one for the other… it’s all quite excellent!

Ahhh, such an awesome prize, be sure to check out the full range of Nvidia Graphics Cards at PB Tech today!

BUT WAIT!? There’s more to this!

Those fine folks at Cooler Master have another way to for you to WIN! And they’ve also combined that awesome custom TD500 chassis above with a couple of extra CM gaming gears to sweeten the prize pack!

Enter the Cooler Master WARZONE Gaming Giveaway <- Here!

The MM711 is a truly innovative mouse that does more with so much less. Along with all the pro-grade features that make our gaming mice deadly in combat, we’ve also implemented a striking new shell design, lightweight and durable Ultraweave cable and RGB – all while keeping the overall weight of the mouse to less than 60g. The result is quicker movements, longer gaming sessions, minimal fatigue, less sweaty palms 😛

The MH650 Gaming Headset provides an immersive experience in a portable package ideal for console and PC gamers. Virtual 7.1 surround sound and omnidirectional boom mic offer high-quality sound and comms, wrapped in a sleek matte black design and fully customizable RGB illumination – and cushioned ear cups provide the perfect fit for those marathon sessions.

OK, I think that’s us sorted – we certainly didn’t expect two ways to win that awesome CM Case but we ain’t complaining!

GOOD LUCK & GAME ON!

AMD Wraith Prism RGB Cooler Setup & Software

Today we’re taking a look at the AMD Wraith Prism CPU Cooler and its RGB connection cables + software controls.

This specific cooler is a little hard to find as a standalone option, instead, the AMD Wraith CPU Cooler is included with the following AMD Ryzen CPU.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

It’s a remarkably good looking cooler, with unique connection options that include both a 4-pin RGB Header and a USB 2.0 Internal Header cable to enable control of the colours.

The LED layout is split into 2 main zones.

– The RGB Header cable controls only the fan.

– The USB 2.0 Header cable controls both, with additional A-RGB options for the outer ring, but the fan colour controls are overridden if the RGB header cable is attached.

This becomes important when you want to match the colours with other RGB components within your Gaming PC – right now static colours are no problem but getting a colour flow effect to sync between the outer ring, central fan and case fans can’t be done easily. (we’ll update when it works again)

That’s not to say you can’t have some awesome RGB colours though! So let’s connect the cables and install the software for testing 🙂

Starting with the CPU Cooler installed into our PC, we’ll now attach the cables required to control the RGB.

Quickly removing the Graphics Card to give us easy access to the two ports on the bottom of of the CPU Cooler we first connect the RGB Cable to an RGB Header, and then the other cable to the USB 2.0 Header on our motherboard.

With the two cables now connected our build instantly syncs the AMD Wraith CPU Cooler to our case fans, and while the outer ring does at first appear to be matching the flow as it proceeds the colours will slowly de-sync.

With everything looking good it’s time to move onto software install, the easiest way to find the latest version is by visiting the AMD CPU Cooler Solution website and clicking the button shown below.

This will take to the Cooler Master software download page, simply click the button here and a compressed software package will begin to download.

Please note: At the time of writing this, our software download was Wraith Prism v1.18

Unpack the zip that’s now in your download folder and run the program to install the software – the most difficult steps are done!

OK, now you can start playing with the 3 tabs to control the two separate RGB zones, RING LED and FAN LED, the third is just that little AMD logo top left.

IMPORTANT: Remember that you can’t change the fan LED with using these software controls if the RGB header cable is attached.

Looking specifically at our B450 Aorus Motherboard, you can see we connected the RGB header just below the CPU Cooler.

Simply pop the RGB Header cable out, and the Wraith Cooler Software controls will now let you tweak and change everything to suit 🙂

We can now use a combination of Aorus FUSION RGB software and the Cooler Master AMD Wraith Prism Cooler Software to align the colours on everything.

All the various brands’ RGB software can be found on the product page download section for your specific motherboard, with AORUS you can also get it from the dedicated website they’ve set up at https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/512/rgb2.html 🙂

Quick tip: If you’re running AORUS RGB Fusion on your PC be sure to get the Android APP as it adds even more controls options, smart features and settings.

With the motherboard software set to static orange for our test, we can now return the Cooler Master Wraith Prism Software and configure this to match.

And we’re all done, with the RGB header cable detached, and our two software packages configured individually to match, we can set our whole system, or individual parts, to our own colour preference for the perfect look.

We choose orange because of the subtle orange highlight on our Aorus Motherboard but it looked pretty awesome in blue too 🙂

You can configure the various parts, then uninstall the software/remove cables and it will retain the last known config – this is pretty good as the cables that come out the cooler are pretty big and can be tricky to hide.

LED ON!

Good Custom PC – CM CASEMOD 2019 ANZ

UPDATE: CASEMOD 2019 Worklogs are now live!

Cooler Master have just announced the Case Mod World Series 2019. This global case modding competition invites anyone from first-time tinkerers to seasoned veterans to make and submit their creations from May 21st to Oct 10th.

The Cooler Master Case Mod World Series is the longest running and biggest PC modding event in the world. Each year the event unites the worlds best modders with one common goal – to push the limits of PC Design! Celebrating a decade of dedication to the modding community, Cooler Master announces Case Mod World Series 2019 with two different leagues and the largest cash prize in CMWS history, contestants can look forward to a total prize pool worth $24,000 USD. Cooler Master raised the winning pot to recognize the inspiring commitment that modders have shown over the last 10 years. This year’s event also welcomes up-and-coming talent to be a part of this community, and an opportunity to take their modding to the next level.

“Cooler Master World Series 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of a globally active case modding competition coordinated and supported by Cooler Master. In acknowledgement of a decade of amazing case mods created by the global modding community, the 1st Place Best Tower winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Cooler Master for constructing what will no doubt be a masterpiece. The ANZ region is well known for being home to some of the world’s top case modders and truly memorable builds, and so we await to see the builds and skills on display by case modders across the ANZ region, from the Apprentice through to the Master.” – says Josh Collins, Cooler Master ANZ Channel Sales and Marketing Manager.

That’s right folks, the world’s biggest modding competition just got bigger!

With two leagues to join, the competition now makes itself more inviting to both first time modders with the new Apprentice League, and to pros with the Master League.

Master League: Dedicated to established and experienced modders who will be crowned the best of #CMWS19. This category will host both technical wonders and artful masterpieces. Winners will craft their way into modding history, marking their name in the world’s largest modding competition.

Tower 1st Place: $10000
Tower 2nd Place: $5000
Tower 3rd Place: $1000
Best Scratch: $3000

Apprentice League: Welcomes newcomers and up-and-coming talent looking to take their hobby of modding to the next level. Apprentices will have a different stage to compete in and be given the opportunity to gain the support they need. A total of 5 winners will be chosen from the Apprentice League and each winner will receive $1,000 USD worth of CM store vouchers and a chance to work closely with Cooler Master after the event.

5 Winners: $1000 CM Store Voucher
– CM Sponsorship
– Events invitations
– Workshop invitations

It’s important to note this isn’t a performance competition – so you won’t need to use the latest Intel i9 and RTX 2080Ti for your build to be relevant. Get creative and enjoy yourself, customise a tower build with steampunk pipes and paint if you like, or go for that crazy scratch build idea no-one has done before!

Want to get involved?

First step is to register, you can sign up for the Cooler Master CASEMOD 2019 here. (You have until June 15th)

Once that’s done you’ll want to create a build log entry, this is split into two parts depending on if you want to enter a scatch build or a tower mod. A scratch build is basically a computer where you don’t use a chassis as the base for the build, it can include parts of a case though in most instances these aren’t really recognisable 🙂 A tower mod is when you build a PC but alter the appearance of the case into something unique.

At GGPC our first entry into Casemod was in the scratch build category back in 2016, you can check out the GG Terrarium build on PC Part Picker for more information on that one – We’re busy brainstorming ideas for the new 2019 event, so keep an eye on our GGPC Instagram to follow our latest build along, we’ll also update with a PC Part Picker with our new GGPC Casemod once it’s completed!

Good RGB – Installing A-RGB fans with a non RGB motherboard

Today we’re setting up some ARGB fans with a motherboard that doesn’t have any RGB or ARGB headers to see what’s involved. We’ll also be controlling these via software, so we can enjoy all the customisation options that come with the latest addressable RGB kits!

For this we’re going to be using our favourite Cooler Master ARGB 3x Fan Kit as it has a fan controller included, before we get stuck into the install we’ll just take a quick look at what comes inside the box.

– A-RGB LED Small Controller
– SATA & Thermal Detection Cable
– 1 to 3 A-RGB Cable & Cable to sync MB
– 1 to 3 Fan Power Cable Splitter
– Thermal Detector
– 3x 120mm A-RGB Fans
– 12 Fan Screws
– User Manual + Warranty Information Booklet

OK let’s get into it! (insert great pic from manual)

First, we connected the ARGB Cable (it’s got 3 pins, shown below) and the Fan Power Cable Splitter (ignoring the Asus and Gigabyte connectors) to the appropriate connectors on the fan cables. The ARGB and Fan Power connector types are clearly marked on the cables with white tags. The green arrows below show the little triangles that match up.

We then connected the ARGB Cable 5 pin connector and the SATA & Thermal Detection Cable 4 pin connector to the controller.

Finally, we connected the SATA & Thermal Detection Cable into the Thermal Detector and SATA power connector from the PSU.

When turning on the PC we had success, the fans were running fine and the LEDs lit up – able to be controlled through the buttons on the ARGB controller.

The ARGB controller is easy to mount into the case as it is magnetic, and with you’ll have a few effects and the beautiful ARGB rainbow mode

The Manual that comes in the box states you can download software on Cooler Master’s website. This is a fairly easy process but you’ll need to get your own MicroUSB cable and internal USB Header adapter for it to look super clean 😛 (cowboy mode plugging the micro USB cable into a USB port on the outside of your PC work though)

Once you’ve connected the Cooler Master ARGB controller via USB, head to the CM Download page to grab the latest (This will be newer than ones we’ve pictured below when we tested, which was v1.0.0.1)

Now, onto connecting the Fans and Controller through the software 🙂

Here we opened up the detected controller and then navigated to the configuration page.

Once on the configuration page, we added the single MasterFan ARGB option (indicated by the double light bulb icon) via the + symbol. (The MasterLiquid options also work but aren’t really needed since the controller only has one port to control.)

This will add the fan into the top left-hand corner, next, we click on the light bulb icon of the added fan.

Then connect that to the first controller port by clicking on the light bulb icon with the A1 next to it.

OK, now that tricky bit is done, we can begin changing the LED modes and individual LED colours! As we have our fans connected to the first port on our controller we can configure and customize through the overview tab.

From the overview tab, you can select the different patterns for the LEDs.

LED ON!

GGPC COOLER MASTER AUGUST WINNER ANNOUNCED!

UPDATE: This event has now ended, see the latest GGPC Promotions here!

Congratulations to our August Grand Prize Winner CHRIS H! 

August at GGPC is all about BONUS Cooler Master Gaming Gear with the latest GGPC Gaming Rigs!  Simply purchase yourself a Good Gaming PC this month and you can register to redeem the latest MP510 Fabric Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new GGPC!

The MP501 is a mousepad of premium quality, providing the clean surface needed for a flawless victory. Made from special Cordura fabric, which delivers responsiveness, durability, and water resistance with a perfect balance of speed and control. Built to last, the anti-fray stitching of the MP510 will keep your mouse pad in top condition and looking great on your desk.

A wonderful mousepad for any mouse, but grabbing this awesome bonus will also put you into the draw for our MASSIVE August Gaming Prize Pack which will be going out to one lucky gamer!

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Cooler Master MP510 Bonus!

Our New August Mega Prize Pack contains four awesome pieces of top-tier gear fit for a professional gamer, the first being the outstanding Cooler Master MK750 RGB Cherry MX Gaming Keyboard!

The MK750 is a pro-grade mechanical gaming keyboard for the straightforward gamer, fully loaded with practical features to ensure success on the battlefield. Classic design gives the MK750 timeless good looks, with an eye-catching floating switch and anodized cobalt-aluminium top plate for a pro-grade feel to the keyboard. The sleek keyboard sports an RGB lightbar and backlighting which can be customised on the fly, without the need to download any software or exit your game. Macros work in a similar way, allowing you to record your very combos while in game.

Available with a range of Cherry MX Switch options for responsiveness, durability, and tactile satisfaction – our winner will get to choose the perfect MK750 Cherry MX Switch model for them, blue, red or brown, with all models including a removable magnetic wrist rest for superior comfort during the long gaming sessions ahead!

Our next Cooler Master Prize goes perfectly with the gaming keyboard above – the Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L RGB Gaming Mouse! This incredible gaming mouse lets our lucky winner tweak its shape with included modular top and side covers, changing the grip configuration so you can make a mouse that works best for you and the games you are wanting to play. On the inside you’ll find a PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor delivering up to 12000 DPI with no interpolation and no acceleration and a 32-bit ARM processor which allows you to record and playback complex macros, as well as save all of your settings for use on any computer without software, 512KB onboard memory allows you to take your macros with you wherever you go

With 8 programmable buttons that can be easily expanded up to 14 thanks to the Storm Tactix function (Works like the FN key on a keyboard), we can now assign access more functions without adding more buttons. There is also a DPI switch which is found on the bottom right side of the mouse but even this can be reassigned to any other button, great news for the snipers among us who are looking to switch DPI levels on-the-fly.

Nearly every inch of the MasterMouse Pro L’s body is covered in a matte UV coating – this is highly durable and won’t peel, wear, or tarnish. To further expand on this dynamic shape those top techs at Cooler Master have made 3D Print models for the MasterMouse Pro L available here, so if you would like to actually make a unique custom grip perfectly formed for you, you actually can!

With both hands covered our winner is also going to take away great headset as well, and for that, we’ve got the Cooler Master MasterPulse MH-750 RGB Gaming Headset!

The MasterPulse MH750 is an exceptional headset, one that surprisingly hasn’t received much coverage despite packing an onboard sound card, it’s also had some of the best marketing lines we’ve seen on a headset, gems such as…

“offering a proper seal to prevent hearing the crushing reality of the outside world.”

“Adjust the obnoxious lightshow with a simple press of a button”

Funny realities aside the MH750 provides full audio immersion, with a lightweight, aluminium frame and five individual cushions provide all ­around comfort. Inside we get 44mm drivers to provide clear audio, both for communications from your team and the footsteps of enemies lurking in the shadows, with BassFX boosting available with the removable open/closed back design should you want to feel more of the explosions. It’s RGB of course, with that fancy 7.1 simulated audio making it great for movies and the like as well!

A pretty amazing setup for sure – but Cooler Master didn’t stop there – our lucky August winner also takes away one last awesome piece of gaming gear for their desk – the Cooler Master RGB Mouse Pad!

With nine vibrant preset light animations and effects, it’s the last piece of gear needed to perfectly match the other RGB hardware in your setup but it isn’t just about looks – the RGB Gaming Mousepad is also tuned for peak performance with a textured, low-friction surface that results in a mousepad that performs as good as it looks 🙂

Amazing gear, amazing August fun ahead – check out the latest range of Good Gaming PC builds today!

Good Gaming Headset – CM MasterPulse MH320

The MasterPulse MH320 is a new Gaming Headset option from Cooler Master, an over-ear headset with perfectly angled leather ear cups on a springy, flexible steel frame that’s extremely lightweight. The angle of the earcups is somewhat unique in the way that it fits, having this slight tilt allows for your ears to be enveloped, providing full cup coverage without pressing down on the back of your ear – CM get another point here for making the cups themselves slightly deeper than most. The headset is all black, with no extras like LED lighting or ear cup volume controls to be seen, it doesn’t require special drivers and connects via 2x 3mm cables. On this cable you’ll find in-line volume and mute controls for the mic making it great for multiplayer games like PUBG, Sea of Thieves and other multiplayer games when team chat is so important – and this mic is where Cooler Master really got things right!

In order to really test this microphone out we’ve jumped into a quick game of Overwatch choosing a combo of Bastian and Reinhardt to encourage a little team communication 🙂 We are side by side in this test and if you listen closely you can hear a little echo but not much – nicely done Cooler Master! 

Even though the MH320 is clearly designed to be a low-cost Gaming Headset option, the microphone of the MH320 is solid, it does indeed amplify your voice while ignoring the other sounds around you (like that sweet mechanical keyboard) and does this by utilizing a sensitive, boom microphone which boosts mic clarity and sensitivity while reducing background noises – it gives your voice a little robotic clang but really does do what matters, boosting your voice while eliminating sounds coming from other sources.  

UPDATE: These new Cooler Master MH320 Gaming Headsets are available in New Zealand now! Keep your eyes on the GGPC PC Gaming Blog as we check out more great Cooler Master gear, Gaming Headsets and more!

GAME ON!

Good Gaming PC Case – CM MasterBox Lite 5 Dark Mirror

Another great Cooler Master chassis called the MasterBox Lite 5 has just landed in New Zealand and we couldn’t resist opening it up to see what improvements they’ve made over the already excellent MasterBox 5 Dark Mirror which we fell in love with just a few months back 🙂

Starting off with the packaging it’s pretty standard stuff coming in a nice brown box with handles which, once opened, reveals a foam packed chassis inside, you can faintly see the transparency of the dark mirror front panel within the protective bag.

Removing the outer protective packaging we can see that the two dark mirror areas have a secondary protective layer on them also, with the window panel the screw holes are also fitted with rubber protectors and there is a subtle pattern along the edges. We had a bit of a funny moment during our first build when we were re-attaching this panel (upside down it turned out) and it we couldn’t quite align it – so yep turn it around if that happens to you, just letting y’all know!

Inside we find a handy little instruction booklet, warranty card and an assortment of essential screws and handy zip ties full cable management, the little brown box inside however has something really very cool – two optional colour plates for the front panel are included with the chassis!

Swapping out the coloured trims is an easy process with screws and clips holding everything in place but the best bit is Cooler Master didn’t stop there, those fine folks know the community has awesome ideas of their own so with that in mind, they’ve made 3D printing schematics for both the top and bottom trim available right away and you can download the files for 3D Printing your own MasterBox Lite 5 parts here \o/ Fun times ahead!

Looking at the main body now we find an included 120mm fan pre-mounted on the rear exhaust which sports a nice all-black 3-pin cable to keep things looking good. Along the top we don’t have any mounting holes for fans but the front is savvy for mounting an additional 3x 120mm intakes or a massive radiator for a killer water cooled system.

Everything has a clean black coating, even the dual USB ports are dark grey instead of the usual blue and they’ve made things great for system builder by adding the common little details like the good tool-less drive trays (the ones with the sliders) and also the not-so-common ones like the power supply bracket which is just wonderful to see.

Build wise we’ve dived right in and created a nice red/black themed Ryzen 5 + GTX 1060 system to test it all out for ourselves, with the PSU shield now extending all the way to the front and the brilliant worked done by CM design with those additional cable management slots along the right of the motherboard we were able to make a nice and tidy Gaming PC in this chassis extremely quickly, it’s a absolute pleasure to build with!

We can’t wait to do more builds (as I write this we’ve already done some quick GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 builds with a range of different Ryzen) and we even setup the cameras during our first build so we’ll be adding a quick timelapse to this blog soon enough but anyways – onto the best bit – Cooler Master have created an exceptionally good chassis here, not only does it look amazing and sport those neat little trim mods that are super easy to tweak but everything is just right on the inside and on that note we happily give this case our GGPC Recommends Award  – The MasterBox Lite 5 is GOOD! 

 

Good Custom PC – Design and WIN with Cooler Master and Nvidia!

Those fine folks at Nvidia have a new custom chassis design competition \o/ 

Add your visual design to the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5, the design must include (but is not limited to)

– Angular, Titanium

– GeForce GTX logo pattern

If your design gets into the top 3, they’ll have the custom chassis made for you + Asus have also sweetened the the prizepool by adding a little extra GTX bonus into the mix 🙂

You can download the Nvidia Chassis design kit and manual here, when you’re all ready to go submit your GeForce Cooler Master Case Design here 🙂 More details on the secondary prizes (Yes, there are more!) can be found on the Nvidia Design Website as well.

Be sure to submit your design in before the 31st May deadline, from there the finalists (six spots available total) will be chosen by Nvidia and Cooler Master and then it goes onto public voting around the 9th of June with the winners are set to be announced for this one around June 26th, 2017.

These are some pretty amazing prizes they’ve put up for grabs so get designing!

We’ve done a very quick design to get a feel for the template – this is going to be addictive… we can enter more than once – right 😛 This kind of easy to use template would be a great option for our own Custom Gaming PC design tool, we’ll get working on adding something like this in soon 🙂

Such a great competition from Nvidia and a great case from Cooler Master!

GGPC – Let’s go to Computex 2017!

GGPC Computex 2017

It’s almost that time again!

As if things weren’t already exciting enough in the Gaming PC scene, what with the Cooler Master CaseMod ANZ underway, new AMD Ryzen with those awesome RGB coolers and the Nvidia GTX 1080Ti having just launched with custom cooler options surfacing – now we’re just a two months away from COMPUTEX 2017 \o/

We had a blast at last years event with all of the biggest names in PC gaming hardware displaying the latest and best in tech, there was a massive force feedback car setup, international modders like Jenki showed off their crazy water cooling skills and the whole place was packed fulled with some of the greatest Custom PC Builds we’ve ever seen. At the time the hottest topics were the HTC Vive, External Graphics Cards for laptops and glorious RGB everything \o/

This year promises even more epic treats within the highest end PC Gaming space, the massive Nangang Exhibition Center Hall will yet again showcase the greatest in gaming laptops, gaming desktops, graphics cards, gaming gear and other advanced hi-performance gaming products.

We simply can’t miss out on all this epic new tech so a bunch of us jumping on a plane and heading to the show.  As always we’ll be posting lot’s of awesome pictures to our GGPC Instagram of all the tech we find in our travels

GGPC Cooler Master You VS the Guy she told you not to worry about

If you’re wanting to head to Taipei and check everything out for yourself, Cooler Master are running a pretty cool competition right now that could be your ticket… literally!

One lucky Cooler Master fan this year is going to have the chance to romp around with Cooler Master in Taipei at COMPUTEX 2017. You’ll have a chance to create and be in their videos, photos and social media. You’ll get to hang out in the awesome CM booth which is an absolute treat if you like cool tech 🙂 All of your hotel accommodations will be taken care of and they’ll even get you into their exclusive after-party. Win this one and you’ll be able to check out one of the top 10 cities in the world for nightlife – Taipei is pretty amazing!

To be in to win this awesome prize you’ll have to show off your media skills and create a video (like the example below) showing off your passion for Cooler Master and building PCs – the theme is “You vs. The Guy She Told You Not to Worry About” -> full details for this competition are available here <-

Good Custom PC – CM CASEMOD 2017 ANZ

GGPC Cooler Master CaseMod 2017 ANZ Series

Case Mod World Series 2019 Edition has been Announced!

Earlier in February, Cooler Master announced the Case Mod World Series 2017. This global case modding competition invites anyone from first-time tinkerers to seasoned veterans to make and submit their creations from Feb 3rd to May 3rd.

Today Cooler Master announced the Case Mod World Series 2017 ‘ANZ Edition’. All Case Mod World Series 2017 entries from Australia and New Zealand will be automatically entered in to the ‘ANZ Edition’ competition. You can check out the awesome prizes up for grabs here.

“We are having again, this year, an ANZ Edition to recognize and promote modders within our community. Three Winners from the ANZ region will be selected after the Case Mod World Series 2017 concludes. We hope to ignite the maker spirit right in our own backyard,” said Vance Chang, Cooler Master Marketing Manager, ANZ.

Want to get involved?

First step is to register, you can sign up for the Cooler Master CASEMOD 2017 here.

Once that’s done you’ll want to create a build log entry, this is split into two parts depending on if you want to enter a scatch build or a tower mod. A scratch build is basically a computer where you don’t use a chassis as the base for the build, it can include parts of a case though in most instances these aren’t really recogniseable 🙂 A tower mod is when you build a PC but alter the appearance of the case into something unique.

Last year we built a PC that was a desktop garden inside a terrarium with an open waterfall for the watercooling on the CPU and had a such a good time, you can check out the GG Terrarium build on PC Part Picker for more information on that one – keep an eye on our GGPC Instagram to follow our latest build along, we’ll also update with a PC Part Picker for GG Tsunado once it’s complete.

GGPC GG Terrarium Custom PC NZ