Zerotherm, a Korean thermal solutions company, is running a unique contest for budding Industrial Designers to come up with their own unique low noise desktop processor or videocard heatsink. The heatsink design challenge runs till July 31st 2008 and first prize is a cool $3000 cash prize (2nd place is $1000).
Entrants need only submit a visual or CAD representation of their novel heatsink design to enter. The judges decision is announced August 15th.
I know a lot of thermal engineers and industrial students read Frostytech, so I hope you'll dedicate a few hours of playtime to ProE, AutoCAD or 3DSMax and come up with your own innovative thermal solution and enter the contest... you might just win $3,000! For the overclocking enthusiasts in the house - you know better than most what would make a great heatsink for your CPU or videocard, so sketch it up and take a stab at three grand in cold hard cash!
Acceptable file formats for your vision of the next best heatsink are: AutoCAD, 3DSmax, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or JPEG image.
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ZEROtherm understands that hidden inside the mind of the enthusiast there lays the raw untapped desire to create the next monumental advancement in performance enhancing hardware. A need to push hardware beyond its limits resonates at the core of the hardcore! Amidst the countless mathematical equations processed while attempting to reverse engineer various software and hardware constraints in the pursuit of tweaking ones PC, there erupts a singular passion and solution to break the performance barrier… a thermal solution! The time has come to unleash the creativity within and take a shot at making your mark as a driving contributor to the overclocking community! For a chance to be the winner of the $3000 grand prize, a $1000 2nd place prize or one of three lucky 3rd place winners, please take a moment to examine the below contest details.
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