Universal VGA Contest

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Contest Announcement

As part of the upcoming article on Universal VGA blocks, we have the first contest here at Skinnee Labs. In keeping with our data driven approach, this contest will be one based on data… Well, unused data anyway. This is an international contest, we will ship the prize to the winner anywhere in the world via Post. Yes, thats right, anyone can enter.

Enzotech was kind enough to sponsor the contest with a complete Universal VGA kit: 1 Enzotech VGA-IS block, 1 package of Memory Ramsinks (BMR-C1) and 1 package of low profile Memory Ramsinks BCC9(BMR-C1L). This contest is winner takes all, including the bit of dog drool on the block package from my dog.

Enzotech/Skinnee Labs VGA Contest prize

Contest Specifics

So how is this going to work? On the GPU Bench I have a sensor that is unused in data calculation for the blocks, but is there as a cable extender for the other sensors. The sensor is wrapped around the PCI slots and just hangs there throughout testing, logging away. Your objective is to guess to the logged sensor average for all test runs performed during Universal VGA block testing. We will take all of the logged data for that sensor and roll it up to a single average temperature out to 2 decimal places, 85.99C as an example. Sounds simple enough… here are two photos of the sensor to assist in your guess.

GPU Bench: PCI Slot Sensor photo #1 GPU Bench: PCI Slot Sensor photo #2

Contest Rules

To be clear, here are a run down of the rules.

  • Contest runs from the published date of this post to March 21st @ 11:59:59PM Central Time (GMT-6)
  • All entries submitted after contest close are not eligible.
  • 1 Entry per user
  • User must be registered on Skinnee Labs
  • Entries must be a temperature in degrees celcius to the 2nd decimal, example: 85.99C
  • Entry is to be posted as a comment on this post. Email, PM or other methods of entry are not eligible and will ignored.
  • Winning entry is the closest to actual without going over.
  • Duplicate entries will be removed by Skinnee Labs staff
  • If a user enters more than 1 entry, first entry will remain
  • Additional rules may be added without notification
  • Logged data will be calculated and stored privately until contest completion
  • Skinnee Labs staff and affiliates are not eligible to enter

Let the contest begin…

And there you have it, our first contest and giveaway here at Skinnee Labs with special thanks to Enzotech. Good Luck to you all!

Update: 03/22/2011 @ 12:58AM

Contest Results

With the deadline for the Universal VGA: Guess the temperature contest now past, it is time to reveal the data and our winner. There was one last minute change to rules though. We decided to make things more interesting and make the person with the furthest guess from winning pay for shipping. So, like everything in life we have a winner and a loser.

In total, eleven blocks or coolers were tested logging slot sensor data along the way. Keeping this brief as I know you do not want to read a bunch, here are the results.

Contest Results

Congratulations to TuhdTheTroll with entry of 28.91C! We will be contacting you by email for shipping information within the next 24 hours.

Before I forget, C101, we were just kidding about the shipping charges, but your lowball 1C guess was the furthest from winning. A big thank you to all who entered, and to Enzotech for sponsoring the contest. We hope to do another contest like this again very soon.

Comments

Posted On
Mar 22, 2011
Posted By
Cameron (skinnee) Shears

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Posted On
Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
TuhdTheTroll

28.91 C

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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
C101
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
schmide
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
dr-

21.50C *crosses fingers*

Posted On
Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
agpoli

22,61 C

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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
WoodButcher
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
Canbacon

Hmmmm, 27.54C

Posted On
Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
kdmaka
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
vivithemage
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
Cruiza
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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
scccm

23.25 C

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Mar 21, 2011
Posted By
trewsher
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Mar 16, 2011
Posted By
pokazene_maslo

25.20 C

Posted On
Mar 14, 2011
Posted By
XII

Gamble : 25,69 C. Gamble.

Posted On
Mar 05, 2011
Posted By
jadawgis732
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Mar 03, 2011
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gh000st
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Mar 01, 2011
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p1ayer
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Feb 27, 2011
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Wega
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Feb 23, 2011
Posted By
twitch
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Feb 23, 2011
Posted By
fellas

Cameron when is the article coming up? I’m really looking forward on to buying one. Is it true the mcw80 is very restrictive? Thanks.

Posted On
Feb 25, 2011
Posted By
Cameron (skinnee) Shears

Individual articles are in progress, but behind a radiator and bay reservoir review… trying to get the first two or three ready for publishing this weekend. And yes, there will be an overall comparison for all the blocks tested.

Posted On
Feb 23, 2011
Posted By
fellas

25.45 C

Posted On
Feb 23, 2011
Posted By
jasoncrowley
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Feb 22, 2011
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Sluggo
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Feb 21, 2011
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averwind
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Feb 21, 2011
Posted By
zalbard

27.89C

Fun contest. Looking forward to the review!

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Feb 21, 2011
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kroks
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Feb 21, 2011
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BlueAqua
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Feb 21, 2011
Posted By
pokazene_maslo

What’s your room temperature?

Posted On
Feb 21, 2011
Posted By
Daethis

Indeed, do we get the ambient?

Posted On
Feb 21, 2011
Posted By
Cameron (skinnee) Shears

It varies depending on what other tests are running in the lab… Other tests where I logged Air Temp should give you a good idea of range.

Posted On
Feb 22, 2011
Posted By
K0st

26.55 C

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