ASUS Announces ‘Gold Rush' PC-Building Competition
Build a PC with an ASUS 'gold' motherboard to win prizes including a new Nexus 7, an X79-Deluxe motherboard, GTX 770 graphics card and an Intel Core i7 processor
ASUS today announced the launch of its ‘Gold Rush’ competition, inviting PC enthusiasts from around the world to get creative by crafting stylish custom builds. From 1 October 2013 until 11 November 2013, contestants are encouraged to create a blinged-out build based around ASUS gold motherboards. Entry is via the competition website at www.asus.com/microsite/2013/MB/gold_rush_promotion, where participants must upload photos of their systems.
The public, senior ASUS staff and respected members of the modding community will all get the chance to vote for their favorite builds. Both entrants and the voting public will have chance to win some fantastic prizes, via weekly prize draws and the final judging process. Once the 600th entry is received, an additional prize-draw will be held, with one lucky winner walking away with the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, built by ASUS.
Get creative and build in style with ASUS gold motherboards
The ‘Gold Rush’ competition is designed to promote creative ways to use beautiful ASUS gold-themed motherboards, with Intel® X79, Z87, H87, Q87, B85, H81 and AMD FM2+ Series products being the starting points for eligible entries.
There are no limitations on what entrants can build or how they should express their color-matching creativity. Tiny or tower, water-cooled or systems built from scratch — scratch mods — are all welcome. ASUS encourages entrants to color-match components as much as possible, perhaps by employing pretty pipework or fitting lights that flash to match the rest of the build’s hues — the choice is theirs. Entrants might even choose to included color-matched peripherals in their entries, or paint their computer dens to allow everything to bask in the golden glory.
Judging and voting process
From 12th to 25th November 2013, the public will be invited to judge all ‘Gold Rush’ competition entries and vote for their favorite creative builds. The 10 favorite builds, as chosen by the voting public, will then advance to the final judging stage for appraisal by a panel of ASUS staff and industry experts.
From 25 November 2013 to 27 November 2013, ASUS Chief Designer Jimmy Chu will work alongside Vice Presidents Joe Hsieh and Jackie Hsu, Bit-tech’s Antony Leather, renowned modders Paul Tan and Bill Owen and the Cooler Master case-design team, to choose five overall winners — one first place, two second-place winners and two in third place.
The first-place winner will receive an ASUS X79-Deluxe motherboard, a GTX770 graphics card and the latest Intel Core i7-4820K processor. The second-placed contestants will each receive an ASUS VivoPC, VivoMouse and a Designo MX279H monitor, while the two in third place will each win an ASUS GTX770 graphics card. Prize draws held weekly during the entry period mean that all contestants have the chance of winning. Weekly prizes include an ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N300 router, a ROG Orion Pro gaming headset and a Xonar U7 USB sound card.
A final prize draw will be held to award prizes to public voters. Five names will be drawn at random, with each lucky winner receiving an ASUS gold-themed motherboard.
Full terms and conditions for the ‘Gold Rush’ competition can be found on the ASUS website. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.