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Enter to Win a G-SYNC DIY Kit from Nvidia

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A chance to try out G-Sync for yourself!

A couple of months back, Asus’ VG248QE won our Smart Buy award in Asus VG248QE: A 24-Inch, 144 Hz Gaming Monitor Under $300. Now we have a special treat for those of you who followed our guidance. Nvidia reached out to us right after we published G-Sync Technology Preview: Quite Literally A Game Changer with an offer we couldn’t refuse. The company is making a limited number of modded monitors with G-Sync modules available starting next week.


Through Tom’s Hardware, Nvidia hopes to equip those of you who already own Asus’ VG248QE and a compatible GeForce card with its module kit so you can try G-Sync out for yourself.

The company plans to give away five kits (estimated value: $100). But there are a couple of rules, so listen up.

First, you need to be a do-it-yourselfer with contributions to the Tom’s Hardware forums. Second, you cannot resell the kit (yes, we imagine Nvidia will be keeping its eye on auction and classified sites). You must be able and willing to mod your monitor on your own, and provide feedback to Nvidia on what you think of G-Sync. Lastly, and we hate to do this every time, but the giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S., excluding the state of Rhode Island.

To enter, take a picture of yourself with your Asus VG248QE and a sign with your forum handle. Fill out the following entry form and attach your image. If we get more than five submissions, we’ll pick them out of a hat at random.

Good luck, and thanks for playing!!

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    Adroid , December 18, 2013 9:08 PM
    I love n-sync more than a school girl. G-sync looks cool too.

    Seriously though I'm looking forward to the first 16:10 IPS G-sync capable panels, until then... Meh!

    At least I have something to wait for in the monitor department.
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    lancelot123 , December 18, 2013 10:59 PM
    Yeah, I prefer 16:10 too. I can only pray that someone finds a way to mod a Dell U2412M with one of these chips. Doubtful though.
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    iam2thecrowe , December 18, 2013 11:21 PM
    do they also give me a nvidia gpu so i can use g-sync?
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    harrybojangles , December 18, 2013 11:22 PM
    I'd love to check out G-sync...

    But I am just not willing to mess around with my Q2702b.. 1440p @ 100hz is just too good to be true!
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    aMunster , December 18, 2013 11:24 PM
    The survey is telling me "file size too large" - I tried 1.5mb and 900kb files. What's the maximum allowed file size?

    Edit: The maximum allowed file size is 500kb.

    I hope g-sync works well in Quake Live, ideally with zero perceptible input lag.
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    aMunster , December 18, 2013 11:35 PM
    do they also give me a nvidia gpu so i can use g-sync?

    According to the contest rules, no. You must have a VG248QE monitor already as well as a recent Nvidia graphics card in order to participate in the contest.
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    H4X3R , December 18, 2013 11:36 PM
    Great...US only :S
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    esco_sid , December 19, 2013 3:07 AM
    I entered but they should fix the form to allow jpg files was a pain to convert jpg to gif and had to do it like 3 times as allowed file size is wayyy too small not sure how they will figure out if the monitor in the picture is even the correct one as picture quality was severely degraded.
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    geost91gr , December 19, 2013 3:34 AM
    I'm a dedicated reader of Tom's USA and I consider it one of the best informers on tech. So I want to ask: What would it take to open up such competitions to European residents? It's a shame for all those who follow Tom's so closely. Thanks!
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    mnmr , December 19, 2013 6:17 AM
    At least put the bloody US ONLY in the title so the rest of us can avoid clicking on it.
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    nbraybrook , December 19, 2013 6:31 AM
    Woo hoo! Just got this monitor! Taking a pic when I get home!
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    plasmastorm , December 19, 2013 8:43 AM
    What would really be a game changer is if they made competitions for the UK. But no, same old same old :( 
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    nolarrow , December 19, 2013 8:49 AM
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    bryonhowley , December 19, 2013 11:56 AM
    Well that would be nice but I am not going to go from my 3x Asus 27" monitors down to a 24" just for G-Sync. Not worth it at all. Plus I have never had a problem with Vsync being on anyway ever. Now if they would have included the monitor also that would have been something to enter for.
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    hero1 , December 19, 2013 12:48 PM
    This sucks. Come on Tom's Hardware. You guys need to start including us Canadians for these competitions. We have awesome laws with respect to winning things and having them shipped to you from other countries. Please, please, please!
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    sdCindy , December 19, 2013 1:15 PM
    Great Giveaway!
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    nbraybrook , December 19, 2013 1:50 PM
    Hopefully I win would love to do a How To install video for my youtube channel!
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    Danny Lim , December 19, 2013 3:19 PM
    I did enter the contest and I also submitted a photo with VG248QE.

    Location: San Francisco, California

    Kepler GPU: ASUS DirectCUII GTX 670

    I am excited to try out this new technology DIY Module G-Sync to deliver this very smooth, responsive framerate as well as seeing No Screen Tearing, No Stutter, and Less Lag.

    I have been using CRT monitor for 14 years (back in 1999) and I believe modern LCD Gaming monitors are far superior than its predecessor.
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    none12345 , December 19, 2013 3:22 PM
    I have the monitor but no new nvidia card. But if i would be eligible and win i will get nvidia instead of ati in march ish when i buy a new card!
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    Danny Lim , December 19, 2013 3:41 PM
    I have the monitor but no new nvidia card. But if i would be eligible and win i will get nvidia instead of ati in march ish when i buy a new card!

    No new Nvidia Card? Well, you better get yourself a Kepler GPU 700 series to ensure that G-Sync and Kepler GPU will communicate each other with output device, Monitor.

    I have ASUS DirectCUII GTX 670
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