Intel Tech Mesh Challenge Gives Gamers A Chance To Win Elusive Gear For Great PC Builds
Intel's PC Mod Level-Up Challenge, also known as the TechMesh Challenge, presents PC builders of all skill levels the opportunity to take their wildest idea of a modded PC and turn it into a reality. So, if you have been sitting on a concept for an extreme PC mod but have not done it due to either finances or lack of available hardware, this could be the competition that makes it all possible.
Intel wants the challenge to be open to all skill levels, so don't be intimidated if this would be your first build. Judges will take into consideration the skill level of each participant as they go about deciding on the seven finalists. So even if you have never built a PC in the past, Intel wants to give you the same chance at winning as someone who has been modding PCs for years.
Once the judges determine the seven finalists, those competitors will be provided with all the hardware needed to build it, case included. The only thing you will need to supply will be your ingenuity, parts required for the mod, and your sweat (blood and tears optional). It is worth noting that if you are fortunate enough to be selected into the final seven, you will be required to submit five videos and ten photos that journal your PC build. You are also not allowed to seek out sponsorship for anything used in your build (in case any of you were already thinking about asking HotHardware for help).
You are required to submit your idea by November 26th and the finalists will be chosen by December 6th. The finalists will need to post their first video chronicling their build no later than January 10th, 2022. Those submissions will be judged using three criteria. The first is creativity and/or inspiration of the project. Second, technical skill/craftsmanship as in difficulty, technique, etc. The third will be how you incorporate Intel into your build. So, keep all those criteria in mind as you dream up your idea for your initial submission. Be sure to check out all the rules and guidelines on Intel's PC Mod Level-Up Challenge webpage.
All the finalists will be able to keep all the hardware they receive, along with the final build. There will be three out of those seven chosen to receive a gift card ranging from $600-$1000 in value. Gift cards will be issued to the winners in their countries currency with a provided based where they live as well (the gift card will be hardware). This could go a long way in funding your next dream PC.
Intel is pulling out all the stops with its two competitions at the moment. The scavenger hunt awarding 300 people with a first generation Intel Arc GPU before they hit the market to the general public is insane in and of itself. The TechMesh Challenge adds to that hype by giving seven people the opportunity to build an incredible modded PC, and potentially be their first PC build ever. So don't sit around waiting on the GPU market to get back to "normal". Jump into these competitions and have a chance at winning some amazing prizes.