NZXT ‘Back to School’ Contest

by Techgage Staff on September 5, 2011 in Contests

To help usher in the upcoming school year, let’s exercise our creativity and come up with some interesting product ideas for NZXT! A USB-powered fan that can keep you cool while at your desk? An acrylic gaming chassis? A liquid-cooled CPU cooler?  Suggestions can either be serious or fun; creativity has no bounds! 

The first product from NZXT we ever reviewed was its Lexa mid-tower chassis, back in the spring of 2006. At that time, the company focused on only chassis and power supplies, but it has since expanded into cooling, modding accessories and even gaming mice.

I have known NZXT’s lead designer Johnny Hou for quite some time, and I’ve come to describe him as someone who has creativity bursting out the seams. In the earlier days, I knew that the company wouldn’t settle at only chassis and power supply products, and it hasn’t. Most recently, it introduced its first-ever CPU cooler, the HAVIK 140. So where to next?

To help usher in the upcoming school year, it’d be a great time to exercise our own creativity and come up with some interesting product ideas for NZXT. A USB-powered fan that can keep you cool while at your desk? An acrylic gaming chassis? A liquid-cooled CPU cooler? An Avatar gaming keyboard?

Suggestions can either be serious or fun. Creativity has no bounds!

Entering & Prizes

Enter here: (No sign-up required.)

Post a product idea in our contest thread! It’s that simple. No sign-up is required, though for non-members, a Twitter handle is required for the sake of being able to contact potential winners. Our regular community members will receive two votes for their entry as a way for us to say thanks for their active participation.

Read our reviews of the HAVIK 140 CPU cooler, H2 mid-tower chassis and Sentry LXE fan controller.

Rules & Regulations

Contest Prize

This contest consists of three prizes; one (1) grand prize and two (2) runner-ups. The grand prize is valued at up to $310 USD; the first runner-up featuring an NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler is valued at $70 USD; the second runner-up featuring an NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse is valued at $40 USD.

Techgage Networks Inc. Commitments

ABSOLUTELY NO data gathered through our contest will be sold or given away to companies, persons or any other entity outside of Techgage management.

Entering is possible via our related contest thread. If no user account is created, a Twitter handle must be provided. You must include a product suggestion in your post to qualify.

Established community members (accounts created prior to this contest’s posting, have contributed to more than just our contest threads) will receive two entries instead of just one.

We reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone who’s disruptive on our forums, or is detrimental to our site or contest in any way.

There is no substitute for the prize being offered.

We reserve the right to adjust contest rules due to various circumstances.

The cost of shipping will be handled by NZXT.

At the conclusion of the contest, winners will be chosen out of a virtual hat.


This contest is open to participants in Canada and the United States. Due to ridiculous Canadian contest regulation, a skill-testing question must be answered if the winner resides there: (8 * 10) – 8 – 4. You are responsible for adhering to possible contest rules laid out by your government.

This contest is not open to employees of Techgage Networks Inc.

You must be at least 16 years of age to enter our contest. For entrants younger than this, please consult a parent or legal guardian.

The winner of the contest will be responsible for possible “duty fees” that result from receiving the prize. While unlikely, Canadians may be subject to a duty fee as the product will be shipped from the United States. Those inside the USA will even less likely be subject to any fee.

The winner of the contest will need to provide a full name, mailing address and phone number for shipping purposes.

Contest Entry & Winners

The contest runs until Monday, September 5, 11:59PM EST (8:59PM PST).

For reiteration of rules or any questions, please e-mail Rob at rob [dot] williams at (our domain).


Edits or additional notes will be left here after contest start.

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