Intel Extreme Rig Challenge 2018

Intel has given the top system builders one of their most extreme processors, the fastest drive on the market, and a challenge...

Build the most powerful gaming rig imaginable. And once again, the public will decide the champion.

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Follow along as we post build videos showing you our progress across the contest’s three stages:

Stage 1


Chassis, Power & Motherboard
  • Featured Hardware

    Strix* X299-XE
    Gaming Motherboard
  • Intel® X299 Chipset
Stage 2


Processor &
Cooling System
  • Featured Hardware

  • Intel® Core™

    Extreme Edition Processor
Stage 3


Drives, RAM & Peripherals
  • Featured Hardware

  • Intel®

    SSD 900P
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Ready To Enter?
Vote once a day to increase your odds, then catch the awards live stream in June to see if you’re a winner!

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Watch the builds come together, unlock epic discounts, and vote for our rig to win first place. Plus, when you vote, you’ll be entered into two prize drawings.


Fastest drive on the market: Iometer* test and system configurations: Intel® Core™ i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz, ASUS ROG Strix* Gaming motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce* GTX1080, Chipset: Intel® INF, Memory: 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4-2400, Microsoft Windows* 10 Enterprise 64-bit, using Intel® SSD NVMe* Windows driver for Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series, v.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends June 8, 2018, subject to Entry Periods outlined in the full Official Rules available at Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are the age of majority in their state or province of residence. Void in Quebec; outside of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada; and wherever else prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Intel Corporation and not to Twitter.