Welcome to the builds.gg Stock Cooling Showdown, brought to you by CableMod, Gigabyte, and Intel!
The builds.gg Stock Cooling Showdown looks for the best air-cooled and AIO-cooled (all-in-one) PC builds. This is the air cooling division, where only air-cooled systems can be entered. For the AIO cooling division, click here.
This contest features two ways to win, as outlined below. By entering the contest, you agree to the official contest rules, terms, and conditions.
A big thank you to Antec, be quiet!, CableMod, Gigabyte, Fractal Design, Florpad, noblechairs, Thermal Grizzly, and XPG for helping to make this competition possible!
To enter this contest with your build, you need to first login or sign up. Then, simply prepare and publish your build!
This contest is based on the number of community votes each build receives. The three air-cooled builds with the most votes at the end of the contest will share $2,000 in prize money. Here is the prize distribution:
First Place: $1,000 USD
Second Place: $600 USD
Third Place: $400 USD
Of course, not everyone has elite PC building skills, but that doesn't mean you can't win! By entering a build, or voting on your favorite builds, you will be entered into a random draw for a bevy of hardware prizes. Here's a list of prizes up for grabs:
|ADATA||XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe||retro PC mods|
|be quiet!||Dark Rock Pro 4||SumTingWong|
|be quiet!||Straight Power 11 1000W||LJHavoc23|
|CableMod||100 USD Global Store Voucher||Daymus|
|CableMod||100 USD Global Store Voucher||bcoop|
|CableMod||200 USD Global Store Voucher||Wofl|
|CableMod||200 USD Global Store Voucher||Boykoyo|
|CableMod||50 USD Global Store Voucher||nico_53|
|CableMod||50 USD Global Store Voucher||TXKolt45|
|Florpad||Hyper Beast Gaming Office Chair Mat||DeathCyeth|
|Florpad||Space Gray Gaming Office Chair Mat||tompson2|
|Fractal Design||Prisma AL12 120mm RGB|
|Fractal Design||Prisma AL14 RGB PWM||ComposerPCNerd|
|GIGABYTE||Z390 AORUS Master||Pewl|
|noblechairs||Any PU Leather noblechair (excludes all Special Edition/Leather/Nappa Editions)||Ez_Bee|
To qualify for participation prizes, simply vote on at least 10 builds entered into the contest. Every 10 builds you've reviewed (either by voting or by passing) counts as one ballot. The more you vote, the more chances you have to win! Remember - you can also earn ballots by voting on builds in the AIO cooling division, which can be found here.Everyone who has entered a build into either contest will also receive 5 ballots towards the random draw.