Ultimate Spring PC Build Contest Presented by Intel and /r/buildapc

“Ultimate Spring PC Build Contest” (the “Challenge”)




DATES OF CHALLENGE: The Challenge begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 30, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on April 6, 2021 (“Challenge Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times given are in Pacific Time (“PT”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open only to persons who are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry; (each, an “Entrant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of Intel Corporation (“Sponsor”) and each of its respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Challenge, including but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”), and the entities supplying the prizes herein (all of the aforementioned collectively referred to as the “Challenge Entities”), are not eligible to participate. Challenge is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, without regard to conflict of law provisions. Challenge is void in Puerto Rico, US territories and possessions located outside of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.

By entering this Challenge, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decision of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx (the “Website”) and configure an Intel® processor-based PC configuration using the Microcenter Custom PC Builder Tool. Configurations must include an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and Z590 motherboard. Paste the configuration URL from the ‘Share’ section on the right side of the page into a comment on the official Challenge thread on r/buildapc (the “Submission”), along with the words “contest entry” and a short explanation of the PC’s intended game or use to receive one (1) Submission into the Challenge. The challenge thread will be posted in r/buildapc by LexHoyos42 on March 30, 2021 and include “Ultimate Spring PC Build” in the post title. You must be a Reddit member to enter. Membership registration is free. Visit www.reddit.com and the User Agreement ( https://www.redditinc.com/policies/user-agreement ) to create an account.

Limit of one (1) Submission per Entrant for the entire Challenge Period.

Neither Sponsor, nor any other Challenge Entity, are responsible for any Submission that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

By submitting a Submission, Entrants grant Sponsor and their affiliated companies worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the Submissions, in whole or in part, for promotion and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now know or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the Submission to Sponsor affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Submissions must be truthful in all respects. Entrants further agree and warrant that he/she may not submit any Submission that is known or that should be known at the time by the Entrant that (a) is false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising); or (d) is or may reasonably be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation.

NON-QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS: Submissions (a) containing general obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm; (b) containing other offensive content and/or any content expressing explicit, graphic or excessive indecent content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive; (c) containing and displaying third-party brands prominently and intentionally or any materials that violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright (including, without limitation, music or artistic work), trademark, logo, or other mark that identifies a brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light; (d) violating Reddit or r/buildapc rules; or (e) otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Challenge. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a Submission with offensive content or material that it feels inappropriate in any way. Each Submission submitted must be an original work, never previously published, manufactured or produced. Late Submissions or Submissions sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.


Phase 1: On or about April 12, 2021, all eligible Submissions received during the Challenge Period will be judged by a Sponsor representative based on the following criteria:

  • Compatibility (25%)
  • Best Gaming Setup (25%)
  • Use of 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (25%)
  • Creativity (25%)

The Submission that receives the highest overall score will be the grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”). The two (2) Submissions that receive the next highest overall score will be the first prize winners (each a “First Prize Winner”). In the event of a tie, the Sponsor will cast one (1) vote to determine the Submission that best meets the judging criteria as outlined above. Sponsor may perform as many ‘tie-breakers’ needed in order to determine exactly one (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) First Prize Winners.

The judging of Submissions will be conducted under supervision of the Sponsor, whose decisions are based upon their sole interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects.

Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.

PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Intel® Core™ i9 11900K, one (1) Z590 motherboard, 16 GB RAM, and Intel branded merchandise will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $972.

Two (2) First Prizes each consisting of one (1) Intel® Core™ i9 11700K, one (1) z590 motherboard, 16 GB RAM, and Intel-branded merchandise will be awarded to each First Prize Winner. Total ARV of each First Prize is $834. Total ARV of all First Prizes is $1,668.

The total value of all prizes to be awarded is $2,640.

RESTRICTIONS: Prize winners agree that all prizes are being provided “as is,” and the Released Parties (as defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding any prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of prizes is permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. Prize winners are solely responsible for any federal, state, and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. Prize manufacturers/trademark owners are used solely for the purposes of identification of the Prizes. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Prize manufacturers/trademark owners is intended or implied by such use.

NOTIFICATION: POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED WITHIN TWO (2) TO FOUR (4) DAYS OF VERIFICATION OF ALL PRIZE WINNERS BY A SPONSOR REPRESENTATIVE VIA EMAIL, ON OR ABOUT APRIL 19, 2021 (THE “NOTIFICATION”). Each potential prize winner must respond to the Notification within the date and time frame indicated. In the event that: (a) a potential prize winner fails to respond to the Notification the date and time frame indicated; (b) a potential prize winner fails to supply the Required Paperwork (defined below) (c) any Notification is returned as undeliverable; and/or (d) it is determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, that the potential prize winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner will be selected based upon the Entrant whose Submission received the next highest score in Judging. All prize winners consent to use of his/her name, likeness, biographical information, and voice in advertising worldwide without additional compensation (TN residents will not be required to sign a publicity release as a condition of winning a Prize).

All prizes will be awarded approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks after all prize winners are verified.

PRIZE CLAIMS: Each potential prize winner must complete in its entirety and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Public Release Form and a W-9 Form (the “Required Paperwork”). If a potential prize winner fails to sign and return the Required Paperwork within the required time frame, the respective potential prize winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and an alternate prize winner will be selected based upon the Entrant whose Submission received the next highest cumulative score in Judging. The value of the prize is taxable as income and each prize winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state, local and provincial taxes that become due with respect to the value of the prize. Sponsor (or a third party acting on its behalf) must report the value of the prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year the prize is received by the prize winner and will be reported to the prize winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099.


i. LIABILITY RELEASE: By participating in this Challenge, Entrants and prize winners release each and all of the Challenge Entities, from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Challenge, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the prizes awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage.

ii. FINALITY OF DECISIONS: By participating in this Challenge, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/independent judges, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Challenge any Entrant it believes has violated these Official Rules.

iii. PROMOTIONAL USAGE: Except where prohibited, winning a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use prize winners' and his/her respective employers’ names, addresses (city & state/province/territory), voices and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Challenge only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

iv. LOST OR MISDIRECTED SUBMISSIONS: Sponsor and/or Challenge Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete Submissions, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

v. CHEATING, HACKING, & DECEPTIVE SUBMISSIONS: Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Challenge or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Challenge Entities.

vi. UNFORSEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If for any reason this Challenge is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge, the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Challenge and select prize winners from those Submissions received up to the cancellation/suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Website.

vii. JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW: All matters arising out of or related to this Challenge, including without limitation all matters connected with its performance, will be construed, interpreted, applied and governed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Delaware, without reference to conflict of laws principles. All disputes and litigation arising out of or related to this Agreement, including without limitation matters connected with its performance, will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Delaware or of the Federal courts sitting therein. Each participant hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and irrevocably waives all objections to such venue.


NO LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Challenge Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by prize winners, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Challenge, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Challenge-related activity or participation in this Challenge.

WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the names of the prize winners, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 12, 2021 to “ Ultimate Spring PC Build Contest” (please specify “Winner’s List”), PO Box 458, Newark, NY 14513. A copy of these Official Rules may be obtained on the Website during the Challenge Period.

SPONSOR: Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95052-8119.

This Challenge shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.