Competition

Nvidia COD: Warzone Cooler Master Custom TD500 Case Giveaway!

Nvidia have teamed up with Cooler Master & Activision to create a bunch of custom skinned Call of Duty: WARZONE TD500 chassis prizes – and they’re up for grabs to those buying themselves a new GeForce GTX or RTX graphics card!

That’s right folks! For a limited time, if you purchase selected Nvidia GTX or RTX series Graphics Card, or Gaming PC featuring these, and you can then enter the draw to WIN (one of eight) COD: WARZONE PC Cases!

This awesome competition is valid for eligible graphics card purchased between the May 1st & August 30th 2020 (and only at authorised retailers, see PB Tech in NZ.)

Those entering this competition really are in for a treat too – should they win a TD500 case for themselves they’re sure to be blown away by its combination of fantastic cooling performance and custom good looks, but even without the skin, this case is one of the best.

The specific version that Nvidia have skinned for this event comes pre-fitted with 3x 120mm ARGB fans which pretty much guarantee a sweet looking build, especially when matched with that TD500 prismatic front.

Because Cooler Master work closely with the other top hardware manufacturers around the world, those vibrant fans are compatible with software from Asus AURA, Gigabyte FUSION, ASRock PolyChrome & MSi Mystic Light Sync – certainly making things a bit easier as you’re currently shopping for that new graphics card ūüôā

Performance is on point thanks to the seamless implementation of mesh ventilation which makes up the entire perimeter of the front panel. Concealed by the front bezel, considerable airflow is provided to the system almost completely out of view. Joined by the top panel ventilation and rear exhaust, the MasterBox TD500 A-RGB delivers efficient cooling and spectacular aesthetics without compromising one for the other… it’s all quite excellent!

Ahhh, such an awesome prize, be sure to check out the full range of Nvidia Graphics Cards at PB Tech today!

BUT WAIT!? There’s more to this!

Those fine folks at Cooler Master have another way to for you to WIN! And they’ve also combined that awesome custom TD500 chassis above with a couple of extra CM gaming gears to sweeten the prize pack!

Enter the Cooler Master WARZONE Gaming Giveaway <- Here!

The MM711 is a truly innovative mouse that does more with so much less. Along with all the pro-grade features that make our gaming mice deadly in combat, we’ve also implemented a striking new shell design, lightweight and durable Ultraweave cable and RGB – all while keeping the overall weight of the mouse to less than 60g. The result is quicker movements, longer gaming sessions, minimal fatigue, less sweaty palms ūüėõ

The MH650 Gaming Headset provides an immersive experience in a portable package ideal for console and PC gamers. Virtual 7.1 surround sound and omnidirectional boom mic offer high-quality sound and comms, wrapped in a sleek matte black design and fully customizable RGB illumination – and cushioned ear cups provide the perfect fit for those marathon sessions.

OK, I think that’s us sorted – we certainly didn’t expect two ways to win that awesome CM Case but we ain’t complaining!

GOOD LUCK & GAME ON!

Good Graphics Card – WIN the ASUS ROG MATRIX RTX 2080 Ti!

This promotion has now ended, you have until July 14th to submit your entry!

Those fine folks at ASUS have just announced an awesome new promotion with a top tier ASUS ROG MATRIX 2080 Ti Graphics Card as the main prize!

The first 50 entries also instantly win a Limited Edition ROG gift too, it’s a random treat but among the prizes is a great looking figurine (fingers crossed).

To be in to win you must purchase selected ASUS products, then take a photo of your purchase in a creative way, finally fill in the entry form on the Asus WIN a Matrix 2080 Ti Competition Registration Page. Asus also want you to share your brilliant image via Facebook or Instagram, so be sure to tag in @AUSROG (facebook) or #ASUSAU (instagram) so the team can check it out!

This promotion is valid on purchases from June 3rd – 30th 2019, and only on the following Asus products available now in New Zealand. All entries must be in before the 14th July.

Intel Motherboards:

X299 ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME OMEGA

Z390 ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME

Z390 ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA

Z390 ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE

Z390 ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WIFI)

Z390 ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING (WIFI)

Z390 ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

Z390 ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-H GAMING

Z390 ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING (WIFI)

H370 ASUS ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING

AMD Motherboards:

X470 ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WIFI)

B450 ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING

X470 ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING

RTX Graphics Cards:

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070 OC

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2060

GTX Graphics Cards:

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC

ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 1060

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Gaming Monitors:

ROG SWIFT PG27VQ

ROG SWIFT PG279Q

ROG SWIFT PG248Q

ROG STRIX XG35VQ

ROG STRIX XG32VQ

ROG STRIX XG27VQ

ROG STRIX XG258Q

So much great Asus ROG gear, and such an amazing prize up for grabs!

GAME ON!

Good Gaming – Sapphire RX 590 Gold Graphics Card Competition

This promotion has now ended.

SAPPHIRE is proud to present a unique Gold Edition of the NITRO+ RX 590 graphics card alongside a special anniversary Wallpaper Competition with a 2x Graphics Cards up for grabs!

Via Sapphire: This time the competition will require some creative input, as we’d like you to design screen wallpapers from the NITRO or PULSE graphics product lines.

Here’s how to enter the competition:

— Follow Sapphire on¬†Instagram,¬†Facebook¬†and¬†Twitter.

— Upload your most creative SAPPHIRE NITRO Wallpaper OR the best SAPPHIRE PULSE Wallpaper image (1680x1050p) through Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

— Include the hashtags¬†#SAPPHIREwallpaper¬†&¬†#SAPPHIREGoldGiveaway

— Submit your post through¬†Gleam¬†so Sapphire doesn’t miss your submission!

Make sure your post is publically visible!

The prizes are pretty awesome, those¬†SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 590 AMD 50 Gold Edition¬†is the latest custom graphics card from Sapphire and is great for gaming, it’s gold colour celebrates AMD‚Äôs 50th Anniversary, and they’ve paired it with white LED lighting from the dual fans for a pretty spectacular effect.

Good luck!

 

Good Gaming – Nvidia Overwatch Screenshot Competition!

This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

This one’s as easy as playing some Overwatch and taking some sweet pics along the¬†way!

When you’ve captured your amazing screenshot you then upload it the hi-res gallery here and register your details. Once that’s all set if you also want to¬†post it onto Facebook use the hashtags¬†#GAMEREADY #PLAYOVERWATCH – this competition is set to run until the 28th May.

When it comes to taking screenshots you can use the classic ‘printscrn‘ button on your keyboard but that great shot will get¬†overwritten if you decide to ‘printscrn’ again. A better option here is to use the screenshot tool within Nvidia Experience, it’s tied to ALT+F1 by default and with this you can happily take as many shots as you like. They’ll automatically save to the videos folder, the same one as your Shadowplay clips to save in.

This also presents another really cool way to do screenshots, you can record a Shadowplay clip and then afterwards capture the perfect screenshot from it!

In Overwatch you can turn your HUD off with ALT+Z, this happens to be the default shortcut for Nvidia Experience also so be sure to change one of them before you jump into a game, or you could find yourself stuck in NO-HUD mode ūüėõ Without all the stats on screen you can capture some beautiful shots like this quick one we captured below, now we just need to get a good POTG with our new D.Va Police skin

GAME ON!

Good Custom PC – Design and WIN with Cooler Master and Nvidia!

Those fine folks at Nvidia have a new custom chassis design competition \o/ 

Add your visual design to the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5, the design must include (but is not limited to)

– Angular, Titanium

– GeForce GTX logo pattern

If your design gets into the top 3, they’ll¬†have the custom chassis made for you + Asus have also¬†sweetened the the prizepool by adding a little extra GTX bonus into the mix ūüôā

You can download the Nvidia Chassis design kit and manual here, when you’re all ready to go submit your GeForce Cooler Master Case Design here¬†ūüôā More details on the secondary prizes (Yes, there are more!) can be found on the Nvidia Design Website as well.

Be sure to submit your design in before the 31st May deadline, from there the finalists (six spots available total) will be chosen by Nvidia and Cooler Master and then it goes onto public voting around the 9th of June with the winners are set to be announced for this one around June 26th, 2017.

These are some pretty amazing prizes they’ve put up for grabs so get designing!

We’ve done a very quick design to get a feel for the template – this is going to be addictive… we can enter more than once – right ūüėõ This kind of easy to use template would be a great option for our own Custom Gaming PC¬†design tool, we’ll get working on adding something like this in soon ūüôā

Such a great competition from Nvidia and a great case from Cooler Master!

GGPC – Let’s go to Computex 2017!

GGPC Computex 2017

It’s almost that time again!

As if things weren’t already exciting enough in the Gaming PC scene, what with the Cooler Master CaseMod ANZ underway, new AMD Ryzen with those awesome RGB coolers and the Nvidia GTX 1080Ti having just launched with custom cooler options surfacing¬†– now we’re just a two months away from COMPUTEX 2017 \o/

We had a blast at last years event with all of the biggest names in PC gaming hardware displaying¬†the latest and best in tech, there was a massive¬†force feedback car setup, international modders like Jenki¬†showed off¬†their¬†crazy water cooling skills¬†and the whole place was packed fulled with some of the greatest Custom PC Builds we’ve ever seen. At the time the hottest topics were the HTC Vive, External Graphics Cards for laptops and glorious RGB everything \o/

This year promises even more epic treats within the highest end PC Gaming space, the massive Nangang Exhibition Center Hall will yet again showcase the greatest in gaming laptops, gaming desktops, graphics cards, gaming gear and other advanced hi-performance gaming products.

We simply can’t miss out on all this epic new tech so a bunch of us jumping on a plane and heading to the show. ¬†As always we’ll be posting lot‚Äôs of awesome pictures to our GGPC Instagram¬†of all the tech we find in our travels

GGPC Cooler Master You VS the Guy she told you not to worry about

If you’re wanting to head to Taipei and check everything out for yourself, Cooler Master are running a pretty cool competition right now that could be your ticket… literally!

One lucky Cooler Master fan this year is going to have the chance to romp around with Cooler Master¬†in Taipei at COMPUTEX 2017. You‚Äôll have a chance to create and be in their¬†videos, photos and social media. You‚Äôll get to hang out in the awesome CM¬†booth which is an absolute treat if you like cool tech ūüôā All of your hotel accommodations will be taken care of and they’ll even get you into their exclusive after-party. Win this one and you’ll be able to check out one of the top 10 cities in the world for nightlife – Taipei is pretty amazing!

To be in to win this awesome prize you’ll have to show off your media skills and create a video (like the example below) showing off your passion for Cooler Master and building PCs – the theme is “You vs. The Guy She Told You Not to Worry About” ->¬†full details for this competition are available here¬†<-

Good Gaming PC – Design a GeForce GTX 1080Ti Chassis and WIN with Nvidia!

GGPC Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Design Competition now on

Attention all designers –¬†a really cool contest is on right now with a massive prize up for grabs – and New Zealand is on the list of eligible countries for this one!

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful gaming graphics card you can get, it deserves a PC gaming chassis worthy of its power.

That’s where you come in!

For this one they’ve highlight four chassis for us to choose from as a base for the design, from there we must design our build (inside and out, this must be more than just a paint job!) and then post it via¬†Twitter or Instagram, tag @NVIDIAGeForce and use #UltimateGeForcePC.

The chassis¬†we have to choose from are…

  • Cooler Master MasterCase 5
  • Phanteks EVOLV
  • Corsair 570X¬†
  • In Win 909

There are four judges who will be scrutinizing the designs, Jason (JayzTwoCents),¬†Lee Harrington (PCJunkieMods), Peter Brands and Wei Zheng so make sure you put everything you’ve got into this one – these chaps are crazy good!

What are you waiting for? Make your own Ultimate Gaming PC design for the chance to win a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and up to $10K (USD) in cash!

 

Power Rangers X Cooler Master

GGPC Cooler Master Power Ranger Competition

UPDATE: Congratulations to Brent Goodacre Рtaking away that amazing first prize trip to LA! 

IT’S MORPHIN TIME!

Those fine folks at Cooler Master are running an amazing competition with a MIGHTY prize up for grabs Рa trip for two to Los Angeles for the Power Ranger movie premier!

This new movie is a modern special effect extravaganza! Following the classic storyline from the series we join five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove Рand the world Рis on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

In addition to this main prize 5 lucky people will be in to win custom wrapped MasterCase Maker 5T!

GGPC Cooler Master MasterCase 5T Power Rangers Custom PC

Entering this one is pretty easy, simply treat yourself to some cool new gear from the Cooler Master Store and then visit the CM Power Rangers Competition Site, register your details and you are in the draw!

Entry is valid for items purchased after Feb 1st, 2017 and every Cooler Master product is valid for one entry so remember to enter every item individually for the best chance to win!

 

Good Gaming PC NZ – Nvidia Graphics Card Giveaway!

GGPC Nvidia ANZ Competition

Nvidia are making a push to have more NZ and Australian gamers join their forums (and like their facebook and twitters pages) so they’ve setup a little challenge¬†with a GTX 1050ti, GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 up for grabs as prizes!

What makes this one so appealing for us here in New Zealand is the pictured founders edition GTX 1070, 1060 and 1050 – graphics cards that never actually found their way onto NZ shelves! While it’s still not certain these are the cards that are up for grabs it’s enough motivation to enter right ūüėõ

The challenge is a pretty simple one¬†–¬†follow the 6 steps below and you could WIN…

1. Join the NVIDIA ANZ GeForce Forums and become an NFAN!!!

2. Like the NVIDIA ANZ Facebook Page

3. Follow the NVIDIA ANZ Twitter Page

4. Complete this sentence in this Nvidia ANZ¬†Forums thread… “I LIVE, BREATHE AND DREAM GAMES because…”

5. Upload a picture of your gaming setup there as well!!!

6. Finally share this promotion on your Facebook and Twitter and tag @NvidiaANZ.

Pretty sweet right ūüėõ The only really challenging part is completing the sentence so be sure to make yours is a good one and you could win!

GAME ON!

(Actually I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of the GTX 1050 Founders edition but anyways…)

 

Competition – “Caption that Screenshot” with Path of Exile!

Grinding Gear Games NZ, the team behind the isometric free-to-play masterpiece know as Path of Exile has just begun a competition with some great in-game goodies up for grabs ūüôā They’re providing 18 screenshots for us all¬†to work with and it’s then up to you to succinctly caption the screenshot in 300 characters or less.

This can be anything you think of – Lore, fan-fiction, hilarity or anything else!

You’re also welcome to edit the images. For example, you could add speech bubbles to make your commentary clearer. The main restriction is that the image must still be recognisable after editing. If you’d like to cut it up and make it into a multi-paneled comic, that’s fine too. The winners will be selected based on entertainment value although writing skills will definitely be advantageous!

You can check out the images available and enter the competition here, entry submissions will end in just over two weeks from now on Wednesday the 6th July at 5.00pm NZT.

Best of luck for the competition! We can’t wait to see what you come up with ūüôā

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