ModRight Xtreme Mat Review

Next is Modright’s Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat Work and Assembly Surface
Retails for $59.99

The Xtreme Mod-Mat felt right at home on my workbench. It offers a lot more data and specifications.
ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat Work and Assembly Surface
Factory Description:
The ModRight super large anti-static modmat and assembly surface is the next in line of the ever popular Mod-Mat Series. With enough room to complete your entire assembly on! The oversized modmat is a huge 1200mm x 600mm which is over 47″ x 23″. This allows plenty of room to complete your entire build on without worry of static or scratching pricey hardware and parts. The anti-static surface is safe for all components including your motherboard, VGA cards, RAM and any other electronic parts. Placing high finish side panels and parts are not an issue either as the non scratch surface will not blemish the finish whatsoever. This assembly surface includes both a grounding wire clip and an anti-static wrist strap to ensure proper precaution when conducting your next build. Both straps are connected directly to the modmat itself so you know you have a solid ground. The multiple reference guides are printed directly on the surface giving you access to build information including socket layout (in actual size), power supply pin-out diagrams with voltage denotation, fan sizing chart, hard drive measurement guide, vandal switch wiring diagrams, as well as liquid cooling reference information.

ModRight’s Xtreme Mod Mat is made from 2mm thick, Black rubber
Measures 47″ x 23″ (1200mm x 590mm)

The diagrams and factory standard for PSU connectors, including color and voltage for each wire are great for anyone into custom sleeving Power Supply cables.

The cooling fan hole chart allows you to reference sizes up to 140mm. I often find myself double checking dimensions for fans that measure 50 – 70mm.

You can also measure fan thickness, and diagrams for the types of power connections.

All of the PC processor socket types are printed in easy to read graphics.

My favorite diagrams are for storage drives. I used to search online for the spacing of fastener when I didn’t have an SSD on hand, for referencing.

3.5″ HD and SSD positioned on their diagrams.

Fitting sizes were another component I’d often reference online before having the Xtreme Mat.

The tubing section also utilizes life size diagrams, for confirming all liquid tubing types.

These graphics explain the connections for wiring either 16mm or 22mm Bulgin or Lamptron Vandal switches.

The popularity of liquid cooling is growing, so this radiator sizing chart should be referenced often by Modders.

Confirming the 15mm fastener spacing on this 480 size radiator grill.

Final Thoughts:

Protecting components is how you justify purchasing both mats for your work space, but let’s be honest, the real reason is the vibrant illustrations of PC hardware reference graphs. Think of how many times you’ve searched for size specifications in Google, but now you can view the illustrated data at your work space. I would have paid twice as much to have these Mats while studying for my A+ Certification for PC Repair. I could see this idea expanding into other versions for video cards or liquid components. How about Wall posters as option for those people without table space. I predict the Mats being invaluable for my friends who build computers from scratch, where correct dimensions are crucial to fit and finish. The printed surface is very bright and durable, to last for many years of use. The Mats have clearly printed rulers and life size templates for referencing parts. I wish I could afford to purchase these mats as gifts for all of my Geek friends!
ModRight’s “Mainboard” Mat retails for $39.99
ModRight’s “Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static” Mod Mat retails for $59.99

PROS:

+ Protect valuables PC components from ESD
+ Excellent Reference Diagrams and Templates.
+ Wrist-strap and ground cables are made for longevity.
+ Top carry handle for the carton
+ Great work surface for all types of hobbies and projects

CONS:
– Left and bottom Rulers on Mainboard Mat should join at corner, for measuring height and length.
– Cooling fan size chart should be updated for fans larger than 140mm

Final Score: 5 out of 5 Bananas

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21 thoughts on “ModRight Xtreme Mat Review

  1. It’s still pretty messed up. There’s a link to page 2 on the bottom of your first post, and there was a (broken) post window even when I was logged out.
     
    The actual Item being reviewed is sweet. -Makes me wish we didn’t have 60%+ humidity. Static isn’t much of a problem when you are wet.:(

  2. The big mat looks really really good. I think its something that can be really useful for someone who is first time builder, or has multiple builds going on at the same time.
     
    As always a great review Bill, and I think the mat is a great investment, no matter what size. 

  3. They’ve got the graphic design already, would be cheaper to make posters I would imagine, so why not?

    Looks pretty useful. I might buy a poster version if it’s not stupidly priced, but I’m not sure if I’d buy the mat or not… a lot of what I do is wood cases, so I fear I’d embed the mat with wood slivers after a while…

  4. It’s pretty durable rubber, but good question…somebody on fb asked how it handles solder drips..  I just got OK to give the review samples away, so I’m not going to test them for Solder drips, sorry…

  5. It’s pretty durable rubber, but good question…somebody on fb asked how it handles solder drips..  I just got OK to give the review samples away, so I’m not going to test them for Solder drips, sorry…

     
    I will have to worry more about beer, salsa, cheese, and chips lol, then solder. 

  6. I have grown accustomed to working on ESD mats at work, and one with reference materials on it would be really sweet!  The first thing that caught my eye were the bright graphics, and the second was the ruler on the mat.  I might buy it simply for the ruler, that is a huge bonus to always have as a reference around your work space.  That being said I have a few gripes.
     
    On the Mainboard mat, I think the layout of all the mother board foot prints isn’t needed.  I like having the dimensions listed, but I’d rather have that space used for other relevant material.  I look at that mat and feel like I won’t use the references that take up 50% of the space.  As an enthusiast, I know what size motherboard I’ll be using because I’m buying myself and if you kept the table I could cut a template if I needed one.  I’d much rather have the dimensions and hole layout of the 240mm rad I’m going to cut in my case or the 24 pin molex power pin out becasue the Seasonic PSU I bought has all black cables and I don’t know which pins to jump to turn it on.
     
    I have similar feelings about the CPU sockets on the Xtreme mat.  Does the average modder wonder about socket designs or not know what socket they have?  Also, this information’s relevancy will drop each as every new socket gets released.  I feel like this space would have been better served with more reference data.  I can’t see on the chart, but conversion info like 25.4mm to 1in and a hole diameter chart would be useful too.  Maybe put the mobo measurements on the Xtreme mat?  I can’t tell if they’re on it.
     
    I would be really nice to be able to pick the references you wanted and have a custom chart printed up but I know that probably isn’t cost effective.  Maybe a company organized public poll on the info to be displayed on the chart would be good.  I wouldn’t think twice about buying the smaller mat if it had more pertinent info on it but as it sits I’m up in the air.

  7. On the Mainboard mat, I think the layout of all the mother board foot prints isn’t needed.  I like having the dimensions listed, but I’d rather have that space used for other relevant material.  I look at that mat and feel like I won’t use the references that take up 50% of the space.  As an enthusiast, I know what size motherboard I’ll be using because I’m buying myself and if you kept the table I could cut a template if I needed one.  I’d much rather have the dimensions and hole layout of the 240mm rad I’m going to cut in my case or the 24 pin molex power pin out becasue the Seasonic PSU I bought has all black cables and I don’t know which pins to jump to turn it on.
     

     
     
    I sort of agree here, BUT having the mobo layouts with standoff spacing shown would be a plus for us scratchbuilders if they were to keep the mobo sizing.. right now it’s just a bunch of rectangles XD

  8. i think this is a bandwagon i wouldn’t mind jumping on… i feel the big sized mat had a lot more tangible measurements than the one with the motherboards on it.
     
    not knocking the product, i think this thing is a great idea, and i want one. but i would like the other measurements more.

  9. + 1 To Confusis’ comment. Also, the socket charts would be better for our type of builder if the heatsink mount dimensions were all there.

  10. This review is awesome!! I’ve been contemplating getting one of these for a few weeks now. After reading this review I’ll definitely be buying one. Great Job!!

  11. These mod mats aren’t necessary but they can definitely be useful especially the extreme one with the little bits of information that can help you if you’re confused about something during your build 

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