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Ok gang, if you haven’t seen this yet – here is our MODDING and ART contest! The SPEAK VISUAL™ Contest at the NVIDIA® Modification Station with MAKE!

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25, 2009 – you have a few days left to enter!!

Do you SPEAK VISUALTM? – Speak in pictures, movies, games and maps – with a graphics processor from NVIDIA® you can speak the one language that never needs translation – NVIDIA® has teamed up with MAKE and created the “Modification Station” a special section on MAKE that celebrates “SPEAK VISUALTM” – from PC mods to amazing motion graphics this section will have some of the most amazing mods and visuals you’ve ever experienced. But that’s not all – together, NVIDIA® and MAKE bring you the “SPEAK VISUALTM” contest. If you’re a Maker who has an amazing PC mod, gamer station or PC hardware creation you can win amazing prizes — from a new computer to the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA®. Not a PC modder? That’s ok, if you do motion graphics, data visualization or anything that uses a graphics processor to bring your imagination to life you can enter too!

How to enter the contest!

There are many ways to enter this contest, remember it doesn’t need to be a MASSIVE PC mod it can also be some cool graphics you’ve created that run great on a graphics processor. If it speaks visually, you’re golden.

Enter individual photos, videos and artwork at the follow locations:

  • Flickr: tag your photos with “modificationstation” and also add it to the Make: Flickr photo pool.
  • YouTube, Vimeo, blip.tv: tag your videos with “modificationstation”.
  • Submit your project link via the Make: Submit form.
  • Instructables, tag your project with “modificationstation”.
  • You can also send links to your videos, photos or more to us via email.

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25, 2009

Prizes and more!

First prize Nvidia modification station contest
One lucky modder will win a Digital Storm PC!

  • Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHZ (Quad Core) processor
  • ASUS P6T Deluxe (Intel X58 Chipset) motherboard
  • 3GB DDR3 1333MHz Corsair memory
  • 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache, 7200 RPM, SATA) hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForice GTX 280 1GB video card
  • Read more for complete specs!

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5 runners up with win the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE graphics card combines the power of 24 more processing cores (versus the standard GTX 260) with BFG’s out-of-the-box overclocking to rip through DirectX 10 games at blazing fast frame rates and enable realistic physical motion and massively destructible environments with NVIDIA’s new PhysX technology. This graphics card delivers an amazing visual computing experience you have to see to believe. Check out the specs and more here

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We’ll be giving away 10 copies total of two great PC modding books from MAKE!

Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition – Regardless of your technical experience, Building the Perfect PC will guide you through the entire process of building or upgrading your own computer. You’ll use the latest top-quality components, including Intel’s Core 2 Duo and more. And you’ll know exactly what’s under the hood and how to fix or upgrade your PC.

Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs is the only book available that shows you how to build small-form-factor PCs — from kits and from scratch — Included in the book are projects for building personal video recorders, versatile wireless access points, digital audio jukeboxes, portable firewalls, and much more. This book shows you how to build eight different systems, from the shoebox-sized Shuttle system down to the stick-of-gum-sized gumstix.