And the Winner Is . . .

And the Winner Is . . .

By John Vondrak

You wish you had discovered this competition earlier. You have a great concept, but limited resources. The deadline is looming and if you only had more time . . . As someone who has submitted work to film festivals, I feel your pain. The judging of films, videos, or art in general, is a highly subjective endeavor, so as a competitor, you’re never absolutely certain your work will resonate with the powers that be. BOXX Technologies’ “I Want to Break Up With My Workstation” video contest was a brutally competitive affair with a vast assortment of worthy submissions. For the record, the winner was unanimous, appealing to our esteemed panel on a number of levels—most of all, a computer which managed to embody the pathetic desperation of Jack Lemmon’s Shelly Levine in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. But that’s not all. It killed on all levels. The next seven entries were close behind and all separated by only a handful of votes. In fact, after agreeing upon a “Fine 15” and then whittling it down to ten, we ended up with two ties in our efforts to reach a top five which resulted in another round of voting. It was a tough process, but overall, this competition managed to reinforce something we already knew: there are countless, talented, creative professionals out there in all lines of work who either use BOXX systems, or wish they did. Thank you to all who entered. It was great fun viewing your work. Want to know our biggest takeaway? No matter what type of work you do, slow rendering times are sucking the life out of you. Don’t worry, BOXX is here to help. Expect to see a lot more from us regarding rendering and our dedicated rendering solutions like renderPRO, renderBOXX and ROW: Renderfarm on Wheels. In fact, for the next contest, why not make the top prize a renderPRO?  Hmmm…

If you’ve managed to read this far without jumping to the list of winners, here they are:

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Break Up With Your Workstation And Fall In Love With BOXX

ARE YOU IN AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR WORKSTATION?

If your system is slow, unresponsive, and lacking in support, it’s dragging you down. You’re frustrated, constantly fighting about the same old problems, and of course, you have trust issues. The romance is over and there’s no room for compromise in this relationship. . .

This Valentine’s Day season, break up with your generic workstation and fall in love with BOXX. In a sixty second video, tell us why you’d love to ditch your current workstation and make a new BOXX APEXX workstation the object of your affection! Entries will be judged on creativity, ingenuity, and style, with the winner receiving the workstation of their dreams…the overclocked APEXX 2!

Win this system

The Winner Will Receive:

  • An overclocked, 4.5GHz APEXX 2 workstation featuring 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K2200, and a 240GB SSD – our most popular configuration for software like 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, SolidWorks, and other applications where clock frequency breaks performance bottlenecks.
  • The winner will also have the opportunity to win a 24” Samsung SC450 Series LED monitor by submitting a sixty second follow-up video showcasing how his/her new APEXX 2 workstation has increased productivity, workflow, etc. This follow-up video is not required to win the APEXX 2 primary prize.

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Up To $1995 Off AMD FirePro Graphics – Ends Sept. 30th!

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Get Up to $1995 off with your first FirePro purchase! -Ends Sept. 30th!

Take advantage of this limited-time offer from AMD, now extended to September 30th. If you are currently considering a workstation from BOXX and are looking for a high performance, professional-grade card, then you can apply for a special 50% off  a qualified AMD FirePro workstation card purchase. All you need to do is apply for the offer with AMD before making the purchase. Please, follow the three steps outlined below. Continue reading

Exclusive AMD FirePro Offer Ends 6/30/2014

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Get Up to 50% off with your first FirePro purchase! -Ends June 30th!

Take advantage of this limited-time offer from AMD. If you are currently considering a workstation from BOXX and are looking for a high performance, professional-grade card, then you can apply for a special 50% discount on your first AMD FirePro workstation card purchase. All you need to do is apply for the discount with AMD before making the purchase. Please, follow the three steps outlined below. Continue reading