After a five-day delay, the guys at ECS have finally published the first stage results of the ECS Modmen modding contest, namely the top ten modding projects and the People’s Choice. And while the published top ten list didn’t have any specific places mentioned, we can assume that they are mentioned in sequential order, so the first five project will end up in Taiwan, at the Computex 2013 computer expo, where the final winner will be determined.
You can find the list of top ten modding projects, as well as the People’s Choice, on the picture provided by the guys at ECS, which we embedded below.
But since the list itself isn’t very helpful without photos, then let’s go over the modding projects that are mentioned in it in slightly more detail.
The first modding project on the list is called X79 IRON JAGUAR and it was made by the mexican modding enthusiast OrthusWong. It’s a custom modding project, which is made using MDF, PVC, metal and acrylic. By all appearances, the main idea behind this modding project is to build a PC that looks like a walking battle tank (mecha).
The next modding project, which is second on the list, is called Tundra and it was made by the korean modding enthusiast megkorea. This is also a custom modding project, but primarily made from aluminum. The open design of the Tundra modding project looks similarly to a bench table, but with hardware being installed perpendicularly to the surface.
The third modding project on the list has a particularly long name of OPPREZZORS: Annihilation Squad [ZEROTR3S] and is made by the american modding enthusiast masbuskado. It’s worth noting that masbuskado participated in this modding contest with two modding projects at the same time, with this modding project being a development of the ideas contained in one of his previous modding projects with a similar name. In itself this is a custom modding project that is made from metal and features a high level of attention to detail.
The fourth entry on the list is the Little Scratch modding project from the dutch modding enthusiast FAT. This compact custom modding project is mostly made from aluminum and polycarbonate. The main idea of this project is to create the smallest possible PC enclosure, that would follow the dimensions of the PC hardware as close as possible.
The next entry, which occupies the fifth place on the list, is the Dojo Light modding project from the philippine modding enthusiast Layanichi. His custom modding project is made largely from wood and was inspired by traditional japanese lamps. One of the features of this modding project is the fact that Layanichi did not only create a PC enclosure, but also made a series of decorated peripherals for it.
The sixth entry on the list is occupied by a modding project with an unreadable name, that is written with chinese characters, which was made by a chinese modding enthusiast, whose name we also cannot read ;-). Chinese characters are one thing, but ECS’s website has some bugs which prevent it from normaly displaying those characters, so can’t even copy those names from it ;-). It appears that this is a custom modding project that was made from plastic, with the main idea behind it being a creation of a PC enclosure that looks like a walking battle tank (mecha) Metal Storm (maybe this is the projects name? ;-)).
The seventh place on the list is occupied by the Book PC modding project from a chinese modding enthusiast, whose name we written with chinese characters. This is a custom modding project, the main premise of which is to make a PC that looks like a pile of books, which are placed on a shelf. When achieving this goal, the author had to modify his bookshelf 😉 to ensure that the hidden PC hardware would have adequate ventilation.
The eighth entry on the list is dedicated to the MoTo PC modding project by a thai modding enthusiast themafianoz. The main idea behind this modding project is rather simple and obvious — to install all of the PC hardware inside a toy motorcycle, which the author successfully did.
The next entry, which occupies the ninth place on the list, is the Oil RIG modding project by the indian modding enthusiast acmods. This is a custom modding project, which, just like the name implies, is stylized as an oil platform.
The tenth place on the list went to the 破碎虚空 modding project, which, if you believe Google Translate, sounds like “Posuixukong” and means something related to storms or strong winds. This modding project was made by the chinese modding enthusiast xingkaidejia. Using our Google Translate skills, we’ve managed to find out that this is a classic case mod, which was based on the Thermaltake Level 10 GT computer case.
Aside from these ten modding projects, there’s also the People’s Choice place, which was won by the Jeepney PC modding project. As you can see, made by the philippine modding enthusiast rmfrianeza, this project’s idea is to install all of the PC hardware inside a toy Jeep.
You can get more details about all of these modding projects by visiting their corresponding pages on the ECS Modmen website.