Mathieu ‘Sassanou’ Heredia
Richard ‘DarthBeavis’ Surroz
Cooler Master
Intel
Asus
Dremel
Geil
OCZ

Peter 'L3p' Brands

2nd Place Winner in 2011 Scratch Mod Category - L3p D3sk

Peter is an electrician by day and case modder by night. Peter’s mods have gained massive followings with the likes of L3p D3sk, L3p L4n, Parvum, AlCu, Cross and Raz3r D3sk. After he took 2nd place in the Cooler Master 2011 scratch mod with L3p D3sk, it garnered massive media coverage from the likes of Engadget and Maximum PC and went on to become Bit-Tech’s mod of the year 2011, Guru3D Rig of the Year 2011, etc. Because of sponsorships he prefers to be a judge in contests instead of joining them.

Brian ‘Bod Mods’ Carter

1st Place Winner in 2011 Scratch Mod Category - Tron Lightcycle PC

"Back in high school, I was always tinkering with cars along with my friends. We all had hot rods and raced at the drag strip every Wednesday night; we were also into paintballing. Soon after we started playing FPS games on our computers, which was just like playing paintball in real life, so our attention changed from cars to computers, hot-rodding them instead. That's when I decided to be different; I put a light and window in my rig for the next geek-fest (as we called it) and so it began. Case modding is the culmination of all my passions, past and present."

Ronnie Hara

BIT-TECH MOD OF THE YEAR 2013 – SKYLINE GT-R

I am a technology enthusiast, outdoorsy by nature, love spending quality times with family and friends and an animal lover. I started modifying cases 5 years ago by tweaking lights and colors. Since then I’ve been developing my modding skills and that it has become a part of my everyday life. Modding has opened up a new world that I feel comfortable and relaxed doing so. Some of my achievements: Bit-tech’s Mod of the Year 2013, Forbes 5 Most Incredible PCs Of 2013’

Mathieu ‘Sassanou’ Heredia

Co-founder/co-owner of Watermod

“Modding became more than a passion for me, but a job I work with pleasure day after day. Co-owner at "Watermod" company, I won several competitions of modding (Bit-tech mod of the Month, Guru3D rig of the month, Maximum PC rig of the month, Asus R.O.G mod of the month, etc) and I also helped to achieve (as a modder but also as "actor") some events such as the "Asus Boost My PC" series, kind of "pimp my ride" but PC version. All this allowed me to make me know nearby renowned brands for whom I realize now some demonstration Mods for events, and moreover, since 2 years I'm the President of the Jury of a national level Modding contest where the best French Modders are in competition. Still, one thing is certain, what I really like the most in my job is to cut scrap metal to make some pretty things !"

Richard ‘Kier’ Keirsgieter

2ND PLACE WINNER IN 2011 TOWER MOD CATEGORY – CM-HAF-XL
2ND PLACE WINNER IN 2012 TOWER MOD CATEGORY – COOLERMASTER COSMOS II MBK

Always had a passion for PCs, but really started modding in 2009 (with a Cooler Master case). Since then, I have now finished 30 mods! I am very proud to be judging for the best modding competition there is. Love to make builds for family and friends, also trying to be as original as possible with my builds. Want my builds to be as clean as possible with horizontal and vertical lines in it. Not afraid to try new colors and not too only focused on external case modding. For me modding is a case that you want to hang on the wall like a painting.

Richard ‘DarthBeavis’ Surroz

Founder of Out of the Box Mods

Richard has been one of the early modders that burst into the modding scene back in 1997. His company, Out Of the Box Mods, now does a lot of custom projects for companies like Intel, ATI, ASUS, Crucial, and NVIDIA. He is also present at a lot of gaming events such as PAX and PDXLan, be sure to check out this insane gaming rigs at these events. He has won three CPU Magazine covers. Aside from modding, Richard instructs in the School of Information Technology at an ITT campus where he includes liquid nitrogen over-clocking, water-cooling, and case modding in his teachings. You can see Richard and his partner, Travis Jank, on the Vanilla Ice Project creating ultimiate gaming rooms and man caves. In 2014 Richard competed in NVIDIA's MOD24 event, participated in a special modding event held by ASUS in France (video will be made public in 2015) and appeared in a how-to video on NVIDIA's Mod Garage.

Antony Leather

Main Contributor to Bit-Tech's Mod Column

Antony is a veteran modder of 10 years. He regularly spots the best up-and-coming mods from around the world. Antony covers the modding sections for Custom PC magazine and Bit-tech.net and provides most of the content for both. He is also often invited to different modding related events across Europe as a judge.

Cooler Master

For two decades, Cooler Master has sought to provide cutting-edge cooling technology for a broad spectrum of computing devices. With a full lineup of innovative products, including heat sinks, fans, cases, component housing, opticals, and other accessories, Cooler Master delivers state-of-the-art thermal solutions to customers worldwide. We have become an industry leader through exceptional service and unrivaled commitment to quality.

Intel

Founded in 1968, Intel created the world’s first commercial microprocessor chip by 1971 and nowadays its processors can be found in most personal computers. Started with DRAM, SRAM and ROM, Intel has come a long way in the semi-conduct industry and its product lines now cover microprocessor, motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers, integrated circuits, flashy memory and graphic chips. Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live worldwide.

Asus

ASUS has long been at the forefront of the growth in the IT industry. While the company started life as a humble motherboard manufacturer with just a handful of employees, it is now the leading technology company in Taiwan with over 12,500 employees worldwide. ASUS makes products in almost every area of Information Technology too, including PC components, peripherals, notebooks, tablets, servers and smartphones.

Dremel

Dremel is an American brand known primarily for its rotary tools and Oscillating Tools. Rotary tools are hand-held power tools that use high-speed and low torque to undertake a variety of useful tasks with control and precision. Dremel’s rotary tools are used in the metalworking industry by tool or moldmakers.

Geil

GeIL memory is one of the most trusted memory professionals in the industry. In the year 2000, with the vast knowledge of tweaking and producing some of the world’s fastest DRAM modules, GeIL shook the PC enthusiasts market and changed it for the better. The introduction of the first ever memory heat-spreader, the dual-channel packaged memory kit and lifetime warranty are all innovative concepts GeIL introduced in the PC DIY market from 2000~2003.

OCZ

OCZ is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). OCZ develops best-in-class solid state drive solutions for professionals, enthusiasts, and gamers, and is committed to driving storage innovation.