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Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:42 pm

Would you like a healthy dollop of creamy smoothness as part of your Christmas holiday? If you already own one of Asus' nifty 144Hz VG248QE monitors, we may be able to help you out.

Nvidia has offered us some do-it-yourself kits that will add G-Sync capability to this Asus gaming monitor, and we're giving them away to five lucky readers.

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Who can enter
Since we'll be shipping you a kit to modify a particular display, this giveaway has some very specific entry requirements. Basically, your system has to be ready to accept the upgrade module, and you have to be willing to provide feedback on your experience with it. Here are the specifics:

  • You must currently own an Asus VG248QE monitor.
  • You'll need to have one of the G-Sync-compatible video cards here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/supported-gpus.
  • You must be willing and able to modify your monitor by installing the kit.
  • You agree not to re-sell the kit.
  • You agree to provide the TR community feedback on your G-Sync gaming experience. We're just looking for an honest set of impressions in a forum post, nothing fancy.
  • You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec).

How to enter
If you meet all of these requirements and want to enter, here's to how do so.

First, write your TR username on a piece of paper, prop it up next to your Asus VG248QE monitor, and snap a picture. Then post a reply in this forum thread with the picture embedded.

That's it, really. We'll pick five winners from random out of the pool of entrants, and you'll be notified via private message here on the forums if you've won.

Even more rules, jeez
Some further regulations, since we need to cover our rears:

We will be accepting giveaway entries until December 23, 2013 at 9AM Central Time, at which point this thread will be locked. TR staffers will then confer and select winners from among all eligible entries. The winners will be announced on the site on December 23 and will also be notified via private message in the forums. Each winner must claim their prize within 72 hours, or they will forfeit their prize, and we will draw a new winner from the pool of contestants.

We reserve the right to disqualify entries that are apparent attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR, Nvidia, and Asus are not responsible for any taxes on the prizes, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prizes with other products, or health issues that may result from prolonged use of the prizes.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:49 pm

Crud, I have a VW266H, which has gotten dim and a few scratches, and I've been thinking about replacing it. I'll have to hope for lots of Xmas gift cards, and order the appropriate monitor!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:35 pm

Here is mine;

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5665/mk4v.jpg

and I've got a 780 TI.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:15 pm

I'll make you a deal... You give me one of kits and I'll get you a Newegg receipt by the end of the day! I'll install it and give you my impressions and anything else you want.
I've been thinking of getting an VG248QE but I wanted to wait and see the actual price of the monitor with G-Synch installed and the kit price. I just got me a bonus check so I can get one. :D
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Pville_Piper wrote:I'll make you a deal... You give me one of kits and I'll get you a Newegg receipt by the end of the day! I'll install it and give you my impressions and anything else you want.
I've been thinking of getting an VG248QE but I wanted to wait and see the actual price of the monitor with G-Synch installed and the kit price. I just got me a bonus check so I can get one. :D


I can order one Thursday!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:06 pm

Copy Cat!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:06 pm

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:52 pm

Well, here we go! Mine is right here:

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Also, here's the link on its own, just in case: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4509246/AmazingMrX_VG248QE_TR.JPG

I've got a GTX 680 hooked up to this guy, and a Steam library loaded with 162 games to try, so I'm all ready for a G-Sync kit!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Long time lurker of TR. I bought the VG248QE because I play a bit of competitive FPSes. I really would like to see how G-Sync compares to 120hz using lightboost (which is amazing, btw).

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:22 pm

Ah my god, I want it, I have a VG248QE, I game all the time... and I stream! But apparently Nvidia doesn't want to add my Radeon 7870 to the list of supported video cards. :(

I'll probably end up buying this kit at a later date if AMD decides to support G-Sync (or Nvidia lets them).

You know, if TR wanted to loan out a 660Ti... I'd definitely be able to do this... :D

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:32 pm

flu1d wrote:Long time lurker of TR. I bought the VG248QE because I play a bit of competitive FPSes. I really would like to see how G-Sync compares to 120hz using lightboost (which is amazing, btw).

Well I hope you get one and let us FPS players know how it goes and compares. I play BF4 mostly and you can't even play with V-Synch on . One minute you miss, the you tons of hit markers and can't kill anyone, So, I took the V-Synch off, set the games max FPS rate at 60 and put up with some jumpiness, taring and other artifacts.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:41 pm

Bensam123 wrote:Ah my god, I want it, I have a VG248QE, I game all the time... and I stream! But apparently Nvidia doesn't want to add my Radeon 7870 to the list of supported video cards. :(

I'll probably end up buying this kit at a later date if AMD decides to support G-Sync (or Nvidia lets them).

You know, if TR wanted to loan out a 660Ti... I'd definitely be able to do this... :D

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If they send you the kit, I'll send you my 660 Ti for a while.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:03 pm

Hmm, seems like it might be time to update the Dell 2007WFP.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:21 pm

Got three of these monitors hooked to a rig with two GeForce GTX 780 in SLI. Care sending me one of those G-Sync kits? :D

Pics!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:14 pm

niofis wrote:Got three of these monitors hooked to a rig with two GeForce GTX 780 in SLI. Care sending me one of those G-Sync kits? :D

Pics!

Edit: forgot to place my username in the picture


Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you need three of the kits?
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:36 pm

Man i wish they let me purchase the standalone upgrade kit already, the prebuild that came out today are $500.. they charge u an extra $100 for 20mins of work... MEH im semi temped to buy the prebuild gsync asus and give mine to my gf

Here is what i done so far to get ready for the kit (already had the asus vg before the announcement):
1. bought nvidia 680, put it in a water loop and flashed 770 bios
2. bought and installed a DP cable
3. opened my asus to get familiar for the upgrade process
4. prayed to the pc gods of the kit avability
x. sold like 10 asus vg to different people by suggesting they get one


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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Sorry the photos are fuzzy. My cellphone isn't that good of a camera, but it's the only one I have.

Anyways, if I get one of the modules, I'll be willing to put up pictures of the installation process and then use FRAPS and FCAT to show how well it works.

I'd also like to comment on how well it eliminates motionblur, similar to what the guys over at blurbusters review.

Proof of a compatible video card

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Far out view of the system so you can tell I didn't awkwardly hijack a display at a local microcenter.

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:43 pm

I have a Gigabyte GTX 760 to go with this bad boy.

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Wow, this is a sweet giveaway! If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd be happy to share some feedback on whether my experience with a GTX 770 + G-Sync monitor is as awesome as I expect it will be.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Looking forward to seeing your review.

- Yes, I own an Asus VG248QE.
- Yes, I have a GTX 680 (dxdiag pic below)
- Yes, I am willing to mod! I have already removed the AG coating: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1 ... 1039668937
- Of course, no selling it.
- Feedback? No problem!
- US resident.

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http://imgur.com/a/WTBfT#0

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:18 pm

Forge wrote:
Bensam123 wrote:Ah my god, I want it, I have a VG248QE, I game all the time... and I stream! But apparently Nvidia doesn't want to add my Radeon 7870 to the list of supported video cards. :(

I'll probably end up buying this kit at a later date if AMD decides to support G-Sync (or Nvidia lets them).

You know, if TR wanted to loan out a 660Ti... I'd definitely be able to do this... :D

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If they send you the kit, I'll send you my 660 Ti for a while.


*cries* I have a sponsor!

7870 is pretty much a 660Ti, so it seems like a apples to apples comparison to me. Honestly I doubt there is really going to be a downside here. It sounds like magical V-Sync that has no downsides.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:12 am

  • You must currently own an Asus VG248QE monitor.
    I'd be willing to buy a VG248QE (It's only $300).
    I currently have a ASUS VE258Q, that I'm going to donate to my local Ambulance Corp. They need some good monitors too ya know!?
  • You'll need to have one of the G-Sync-compatible video cards on this list.
    I have an ASUS 660 Ti that's on the list.
  • You must be willing and able to modify your monitor by installing the kit.
    I'm pretty handy with a screw driver and sodder. iFixit quite often.
  • You agree not to re-sell the kit.
    No problem. I'm a gamer, this is gaming tech.
  • You agree to provide the TR community feedback on your G-Sync gaming experience. We're just looking for an honest set of impressions in a forum post, nothing fancy.
    I'm happy to do that. I'm told seeing is believing, and I can articulate fairly well.
  • You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec).
    Levittown, NY, USA here.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:12 pm

Forge wrote:
niofis wrote:Got three of these monitors hooked to a rig with two GeForce GTX 780 in SLI. Care sending me one of those G-Sync kits? :D

Pics!

Edit: forgot to place my username in the picture


Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you need three of the kits?


That would be great :O
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:33 pm

I meet the requirements and agree to the conditions.

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the contest!

You must currently own an Asus VG248QE monitor.

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You'll need to have one of the G-Sync-compatible video cards here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technol ... orted-gpus.

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You must be willing and able to modify your monitor by installing the kit.

More than willing.

You agree not to re-sell the kit.

I agree not to resell the kit.

You agree to provide the TR community feedback on your G-Sync gaming experience. We're just looking for an honest set of impressions in a forum post, nothing fancy.

I am more than happy to provide an honest opinion on my G-Sync experience. I am currently running Strobelight, so I'd be able to make a comparison about 120Hz strobed vs G-Sync.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec).

I live in Chicago, Illinois.
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:28 pm

I was going to try and buy one of these modules once they became available, but winning one would be even sweeter :D

Excuse my child-like handwriting; I... try not to do that anymore.

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:08 am

Heres my VG248QE. I'm really excited for G-Sync!

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I'd also like to add that I have the GTX 770 and I fit all the requirements above :)

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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:31 pm

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I've been following this since they announced G-Sync and I've gotta say I'm very excited. Also, it's awesome that you guys are giving us a chance to win a kit to upgrade our monitors and see the difference for our self. I'd be happy to give feedback on this for sure!

Better pictures would be included in the feedback :lol:
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:15 pm

I'm really impressed with the number of TR readers matching the qualifications!
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Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

Postposted on Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Hey I'm totally in for this competition!
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