The Stock Cooling Showdown - Air Cooling Division

  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Contests
  4. /
  5. The Stock Cooling Showdown - Air Cooling Division
The Stock Cooling Showdown - Air Cooling Division
Main Sponsors
Event Sponsors
be quiet!
Fractal Design

The Contest

Welcome to the Stock Cooling Showdown, brought to you by CableMod, Gigabyte, and Intel!

The 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!

Participants: 557

Your Contest

To enter this contest with your build, you need to first login or sign up. Then, simply prepare and publish your build!

Method 1: Be in the Top 3

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

Each account is limited to entering one build, and you can enter the contest at any time. However, voting begins on April 18, which means the sooner you enter, the sooner your build can start receiving votes from the community.

Method 2: Participation Prizes

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:

Sponsor Prize Winner
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe retro PC mods
Antec DA601 Black ksenooh
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
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.