...a seperate project where readers send in their cases to fight for the best mod?
The "Sending" part sucks to high heaven. I wouldn't ship off a $3K rig that I've busted my balls on for over 3 months just to duke it out in some mag.
And I'm very disappointed in that Coolermaster just did something like this. The winner was some pile of shit IMO and shown no real effort, while there were many others that looked awesome and took a real creative side to build, recieved zero votes. I sent my pictures in, and didn't get one fregg'n vote. I'm not pissed about not winning, but when the un-original mod that won took over 175 votes...it just disturbs me, that's all.
The rules would be too hard anyway. Who would vote? Six mag staffers? An entire forum? All the readers? Until the taste of readers increase, there'll always be a 75% increase in votes in anything with a CCT. Never mind the guy that creates a PC with a flux capacitor that can travel time...if it don't glow, it won't get a vote:p
Yup, I'm disgruntled with the mod community in general. With all the work I see in MPC's forum, I'm very impressed. Then you leave this safe-haven and see junk with drones drooling over a $1.52 LED.