ASUS Hosting Skills Challenge Contest, Prizes Include ASUS hardware and Newegg Gift Cards

Subject: General Tech | September 14, 2012 - 06:48 PM |
Tagged: Z77, Sabertooth, hardware, contest, asus, 660ti

Today ASUS kicked off a new PC building contest where they are offering up hardware and gift cards to winners. Called the ASUS Skills Challenge, the hardware company is challenging enthusiasts to time themselves building a computer, and the three fastest times will get Newegg cards and hardware grab bags. In addition, the PC builder that puts their computer together faster than JJ from ASUS will win a grand prize.

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Prizes for the Skill Challenge include:

Grand Prize:

  • The enthusiast that builds their PC faster than JJ wins a grand prize that includes all of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as a "top of the line" ASUS grab bag.

The fastest build time of all entrants, 1st place prize:

  • ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard, ASUS GTX 660Ti, and a $500 Newegg gift card. 

The second fastest build time, 2nd place prize:

  • ASUS grab bag and a $250 Newegg gift card.

The third fastest build time, 3rd place prize:

  • ASUS grab bag and a $100 Newegg gift card.

Alternatively, ASUS is offering up a random prize draw as well for those that want a chance to win without entering the speed building contest. In the random prize draw, one entrant will be chosen, and ASUS will award the winner with a $100 Newegg gift card and an ASUS grab bag.

The contest begins today and will end on October 14th, 2012 at 5:00 PM PDT. To enter, you will need to "Like" this ASUS Skills Challenge contest page, and then provide the company with your name, birthday, and email. If you are doing the building challenge, you will further need to provide an unedited video of yourself assembling a PC with a timer of some sort in the foreground. 

Basic contest rules are that you be at least 18 years old, and live within the United States or Canada. If you do not use Facebook, you can also enter the contest on this webpage. The winner list will be posted on the app on (or before) October 19, 2012.

You can find the official rules on the contest page. Best of luck in winning some ASUS hardware!

 

Source: ASUS
September 14, 2012 | 09:37 PM - Posted by Rick (not verified)

ryan, submit your blind fold build!!

i need to look at the rules, that system was half built before he started.

September 15, 2012 | 01:24 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

CPU, HSF, and mobo can be pre-installed according to the rules.

September 23, 2012 | 01:59 AM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

JJ also kinda cheats by pre-plugging the PCI-E power to the GPU ahead of time.

September 14, 2012 | 10:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

anyone can do a sloppy fast speed build.

September 14, 2012 | 11:02 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

So where the video clip of the other 5 minutes it took him to install the motherboard, cpu, cpu cooler, and power supply?

September 14, 2012 | 11:02 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

So where the video clip of the other 5 minutes it took him to install the motherboard, cpu, cpu cooler, and power supply?

September 15, 2012 | 03:22 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where do you find the rules?

September 15, 2012 | 05:35 AM - Posted by JSL

I think the better question would be, who made up the rules!? (This is what happens when ASUS' marketing dept has a non-tech intern make up the rules) Gooby Pls tel Dolan.

September 15, 2012 | 10:02 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Last link at the bottom of the story ;)

September 15, 2012 | 02:12 PM - Posted by tbone (not verified)

also cable on video card was pre installed and ssd was on hardrive tray

meh this is just stupid

September 15, 2012 | 03:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh my GOD, what a waste of time, I guess this draws the foucs away for ASUS's crappy update software, you know the Asus live update software that pops up every time you boot your computer, and has to be uninstalled, beacuse there is no way to tell the software not to start everytime your computer boots or reboots! These contests are about as usefull as chasing a greesed pig at the county fair!

September 16, 2012 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

what do you do when you build a machine? install windows, insert driver disk press "install all" ?

shame on you if so.

September 30, 2012 | 11:18 PM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

This is my legit entry. Not the fastest but I went step by step and showed each part prior to starting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaz4K17ih0A

October 22, 2012 | 02:58 AM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

October 21st and still NO WINNER FOUND... I call BS.

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