Mod your Core i5/i7 Desktop

The Intel Core i7 Custom Challenge has started in 8 countries.

To celebrate the launch of our new family of Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 processors, Intel is challenging the world’s best mod enthusiasts to rock the world in the Intel® Core™ i7 Custom Desktop Challenge.

The contest is promoted in coordination with our Intel Channel Partner members and sponsors: Computer Power User Magazine, Extreme Tech, PC Mag.

To do list:

- Check out the Contest Website www.intelcorechallenge.com

- Build a Core i5 or Core i7 desktop that demonstrates a bold vision of a creative future.

- Enter your Mod in the Mod Creativity category, or Lifestyle Innovation, or both.

- Submit pictures or video of your Mod creation to win over USD $10K in prizes (netbooks, SSDs, processors, etc.)

Specific Ts & Cs here.

Submissions need to be recieved by November 16, 2009 (11:59 p.m. PDT). Winners will be selected on or about December 14, 2009 and announced on or about December 14, 2009.

Good luck!

Bryan Rhoads

About Bryan Rhoads

Founding member of the Intel Social Media Center of Excellence. Global social media manager for our consumer audiences and brands. I helped pioneer social media techniques that laid the foundations for Intel to leverage Web 2.0. I designed and built this external blog at http://blogs.intel.com, establishing the infrastructure, legal, security and publishing guidelines that integrated social media into Intel's marketing mix. I led a 4-year research project with MIT that researched online trust and digital marketing strategies. My Intel and MIT researchers designed innovative approaches to increase user confidence and trust in online media experiences. I'm also the designer of the Intel Download Center and many highly-trafficked sections of Intel's web systems. Lecturer on digital innovation and social media at the Yale Center for Customer Insights, MIT Center for Digital Business, Innotech, SxSW Interactive, the Marketing Sciences Institute, the Experiential Marketing Summit, to name a few. Adjunct faculty at Portland State University, I also sit on the Executive Board of the Internet Strategy Forum, the Center for Consumer Research at St. Joseph's University, the Marketing Advisory Track at Northeastern University and a member of the City Club of Portland.

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