NVIDIA Wants Your Best ION Case Mod

Got a hankering to get your mod on? Not afraid to turn little machines into big hits? NVIDIA, in conjunction with CPU Magazine and Modders-Inc, has announced its second major contest in just a week, this time promising 15 minutes of fame and a new "dream" rig to the person with the best ION design.

Slated to be the second coming of the integrated graphics set, ION hasn't seen a whole lot of action just yet here in America. It's been fitted in a few machines here and there, but overall it has yet to really grasp the imagination of the PC buying public. Evidently the company is hoping to change all of that with the ION Case Mod Contest, which is open now to US and Canadian citizens with ideas of a new ION platform-based case mod.

Users are being asked to dream up a new ION rig, design it and submit it for judging. Once posted in the Modders-Inc forums, five professional modders will crituqe the entries and select the winners. For more on what exactly you'll get, check out the full release below.

Win the PC of Your Dreams with the NVIDIA ION Case Mod Contest

Got a big idea for a small PC? See it turned into reality by a pro builder!

NVIDIA ION™ is changing the industry with unprecedented performance in small, energy efficient PCs. Now ION is going to transform the shape of PCs too, with help from enthusiasts like you.

Starting Monday, July 13th, residents of the United States and Canada can submit ideas for an NVIDIA ION platform-based case mod in the ION mod forums on www.modders-inc.com. Modders-Inc, CPU Magazine, and NVIDIA will narrow down the list to the top 30.

Five professional modders will then select their five favorite ideas from the list of 30, and build ION-based case mods inspired by those ideas.

The modders along with their creations will be featured in the November issue of CPU Magazine, and the winning mod will be featured on the cover of the December issue. Judging will be based on overall design, creativity, compact size, and functionality.

The winning mod will be awarded as a prize to the person who conceived the original idea. The four runners-up whose ideas were also built into actual mods will win a Zotac ION motherboard, a copy of The Sims 3, and 1400 Battle funds for Battlefield Heroes. All 30 individuals whose ideas were selected will receive a free subscription to CPU Magazine.

The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada who are 13 years and older. Entries must be submitted between July 13th and August 10th. For more information and ongoing updates go to www.nividia.com/ion or follow @nvidiaion on Twitter.