HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year's Giveaway

Now that the holidays and CES craziness are over, we thought it would be a good time to launch our latest giveaway! This time around, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we have a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse...


The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI!


The First Runner Up will receive and a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard!


The Second Runner Up will receive the Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse!

To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) - First: Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com. You can also login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts if you'd like.

2) - Be active in news and article discussions and the forum community here at HotHardware.com. Your posts are your entries! (Only quality posts will count. No Spam please.)

3) - "Like" the Gigabyte and HotHardware Facebook pages if you haven’t already done so.

4) - That's it!

The contest will run through February 3, 2011, at which point we'll pick and announce the lucky winners. Get in early and post here, in the HH news discussions and in our forum often!

** Please note, this give-away is for U.S. or Canadian residents only. The winner, if selected and located at a Canadian ship-to address, will assume all duties / taxes associated with delivery. Any / all winners are responsible for any applicable taxes associated with contest prize.

This is a great chance for to you to win some hot new gear from Gigabyte! Good Luck!

Comments
RTietjens 2 years ago

Only until 3 Feb? Excellent! I like short contest windows best!

AKnudson 2 years ago

hey thanks guys, i am collecting pieces for my computer, i don't have enough money to redo it completely but any of these pieces would be a significant upgrade to what i have been using.

AKnudson 2 years ago

every prize in this set up is worth about 200$ thats another 600$ worth of hardware to add to the christmas total of some 3000$ you guys are on a roll. 8D

LLeCompte 2 years ago

once again the king of giveaways strike again!

jonation 2 years ago

moved to holland.... sad. face.

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="jonation"]moved to holland.... sad. face.[/quote]

I enjoyed my time in Holland years ago,.........

 

slugbug 2 years ago

Another awesome giveaway.

CDeeter 2 years ago

HEHE here we go again!

Would love that motherboard. It would match my MSI 580GTX quite nicely!

Aoshi 2 years ago

Nice. I need to get a new graphics card. Still running a 3870. It's ancient. I remember when this baby could play all the new games.....

CDeeter 2 years ago

You know, we hear all the time how fast tech changes, but not so much how LONG tech lasts. Right now I'm using an old computer Computeras a media pc hooked to my tv with a GeForce 7200gs and a 100 gig HDD. And to tell the truth I've never had a processor, motherboard, or ram stick go bad on me. I did have to replace a OEM power supply once, but most of my purchases have been for upgrades, and not due to failure.

GDonev 2 years ago

With equipment like this, I definately can refresh my old pc into a more powerful one that will serve me well into the future.

ARobbins 2 years ago

I won a case from CM, and all three of these prizes would really go a long way to helping me finish my build.

mulkeyusa 2 years ago

Awesome gear....sure could use these in my next computer build. Thanks for the giveaway!

TFagan 2 years ago

I have that Mobo and it is SWEET!!! I am OC'ed i2500 @ 4.4GHZ on air with stock voltages!

Aoshi 2 years ago

Done and done! Thanks HH & Gigabyte! It'd be a great way to start the new year! Good luck!

AKwyn 2 years ago

That's great! Hopefully activity should pick up on the site with the sweet hardware being offered up for grabs.

Count me in!

Manduh 2 years ago

Great prizes up for grabs AGAIN!! Good luck to everyone entering! :D

DBoersma 2 years ago

awesome contest, hope i win, so need to upgrade my aging 8800 GT video card...this would be a monster upgrade, :)

gl everyone who enters

FreeJet 2 years ago

I enter the year,
With a bit of a cheer.
But not in the clear,
Cuz my PC is q-u-e-e-r.
Then I look on this site,
For the hardware so dear.
Opened mouth with delight,
At the sight of Gigabyte.

(A billion-to-one chance to win, I fear)

eunoia 2 years ago

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FreeJet 2 years ago

[quote user="eunoia"]

 

Don't take this as a jeer

Chillax and have a beer

But seems it's only been a year

You won a full rig right here.

[/quote]

Alas, I don't drink.
Or wish to raise a big stink.
And I show a better link
To the comp I won, "Wink".
And, yes, lightning did strike,
When I stood on the brink.
But systems do fail,
When just "in the pink".
And contests still run,
And just when I think,
The winning has won,
I blink.

Aoshi 2 years ago

Haha are we all poets now?

omegadoom13 2 years ago

Hot Gigabyte stuff thanks to Gigabyte and Hot Hardware! Good luck everyone!

omegadraco 2 years ago

Good luck to everyone. :) very nice prizes.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Even if I don't win thanks you for the Giveaway. Good luck everyone + I'm a new member just registered today but i have been visitting this site for 6 months :)

jtheater 2 years ago

Needing a new Z68 mobo.  I may have to get in on this. 

sackyhack 2 years ago

Woot! Count me in. Though I'm pretty happy with my gtx 470, I really need a new mobo.  One thing that confuses me though, how is my hothardware account tied to my facebook account??  I used different emails for each.

realneil 2 years ago

Cool!

 

HH does it again.

CChouinard 2 years ago

I like to come here & read some of the things that are in the HotHardware & Gigabyte New. I am now entering there Giveaway for a chance to Win. Good Luck To You All!!

DDeveaux 2 years ago

Would be a nice prize to win. :)

boogschd 2 years ago

gahh .. that board looks soo sexy

rrplay 2 years ago

man ! got some very nice pieces of hardware to kick off 2012  with some multiple winners too ..

and the party continues :)

Aoshi 2 years ago

Always a party at HH. I remember the other contest ended just a few weeks ago.

MayhemMatthew 2 years ago

:O

Didnt even know there was a forum.

CDeeter 2 years ago

great to see everyone in one this one! Let's rock this puppy!

Thanks again for a great contest Gigabyte and HH!

deadmanet 2 years ago

Wow, I'm liking this one....would start my upgrading of my 5 yr old rig up nicely!

dejasoul100 2 years ago

Wow, HH is definitely on a roll with the giveaways.

Good luck ladies and gents, may the best entrant win :)

fat78 2 years ago

Nice, another cool contest.

I kind of like that its many smaller prizes instead of one big prize, so that there is a high chance of winning and creating more winners on the site. However if some one wants to at the site they can send me one of those nice computers :)

CDeeter 2 years ago

Good point about the many smaller prizes, and better chances. But you have to admit, winning a Marco built computer is off the charts when it comes to being cool. The man has mad skills.

http://youtu.be/H7Q1iIIPn74

OSunday 2 years ago

Woop Woop, another saaaweeet giveaway!

Thanks HotHardware and Gigabyte,

best of luck to everyone!

thunderdan602 2 years ago

Thanks HotHardware!!

hrsteeley 2 years ago

I think I would build a PC with these goodies.

chondro 2 years ago

Thanks Gigabyte and HH!

spencery 2 years ago

I read these forums almost every day at work! (hehe) I didn't realise how easy it was to sign-up, but now I have! Thanks for all the great news and reading HotHardware! Keep it up.

AKnudson 2 years ago

This should be intersting because its a longer contest than the last few i have participated in, it will be fun to see exactly how long the boost in viewer lasts, it lasted for the entirety of the last two contests and a few days after, i wonder if this contest might start to lose viewers aftert the first week.

Manduh 2 years ago

[quote user="AKnudson"]

This should be intersting because its a longer contest than the last few i have participated in, it will be fun to see exactly how long the boost in viewer lasts, it lasted for the entirety of the last two contests and a few days after, i wonder if this contest might start to lose viewers aftert the first week.

[/quote]

Do you mean how a ton of new members disappeared right after the winner announcement in the last contest?

 

Generally speaking, staying active even between contests is a good idea if members want to have and keep a good reputation on forums  :D

HH is a great place with tons of knowledge, news and fun so it shouldn't be hard to stay in touch even when a contest is NOT going on here :D

~just sayin'~

AKwyn 2 years ago

@Manduh Well said; we need more active members around these parts and not members who leave after the contest is done.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Yea, I Agree with you even tho I wasn't a HH member but I've been visitting the site for  like 8 months and didn't want to  register because members weren't that much active. Now I see people more active. It just affects new members like me because it will make them think i could be one of those  who ran away when the last event was over, shame. The point is that those giveaways are to  persuade more people to join  HH,and those already  in to be more active as well. finally, You will never know who is leaving or who is not.A winner is a Winner and if you want to win you have to participate being an old member or new member it doesn't matter.

@manduh nice point there.

CDeeter 2 years ago

Glad you decided to join us here. We always enjoy getting to meet new people. It would be nice if everyone stuck around, as this is a great site. It's sad that they choose not to. If they are interested in computers enough to enter the contests, then the amount of info on this site should be of interest too, you would think.

Oh well it's their loss in the end.

karanm 2 years ago

Gigabyte products are awesome, I have bought their motherboards and video cards and never been disappointed. Would love to win any of these prizes to put into my monster htpc that I'm planning.

LBowen 2 years ago

Hope all of you are keeping those posting fingers nice and limber. Good luck and have mercy on your keyboards :)

omegadraco 2 years ago

Welcome to all the new member :) it won't be long before more members will be added to the HH winners circle.

realneil 2 years ago

Why? Is there another contest going now?

If so. I want it, whatever it is.

Dave, make it so,.........Cool

omegadraco 2 years ago

Naw never... HH doesn't manage to run giveaways all the time.

realneil 2 years ago

Ha-Ha! They seem to manage quite a few of them!

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Hey realneil if you win give it to me :) you already have a lot of things i'm poor *_*

AKwyn 2 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

Ha-Ha! They seem to manage quite a few of them!

[/quote]

HotHardware: The place where your chances at winning hardware is better then the lottery.

CDeeter 2 years ago

Better odds than the lottery? Shoot they're better than a local 50/50 drawing! And it doesn't cost a dime to participate.

Aoshi 2 years ago

I Agree completely. HH is so nice :D

CDeeter 2 years ago

Here's Hot Hardware's take on the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4P, a very similar board with the main difference being the UD4 includes eSATA.

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Z68-Motherboard-Roundup-ASRock-ASUS-EVGA-Gigabyte-MSI-ZOTAC/?page=6

Der Meister 2 years ago

Nice board, I wouldn't mind that at all. 

spleen 2 years ago

This would be a VERY UPDATE of my exist motherboard

spleen 2 years ago

Gigabyte is a very good product

Aoshi 2 years ago

I feel like no one is commenting on this one =/

omegadraco 2 years ago

Swoop in and take the crown :P

JZitting 2 years ago

I just got an older pc from a buddy. its ok, but its slow, and has horrible graphics. any one of these exellent givaway prizes would definetly be appreaciated. good luck to yall's

lifeskills 2 years ago

Sweet! You guys are the best!

detnight 2 years ago

This sure would start the year out right.......................

MSutherland 2 years ago

I would absolutely love to win this. I'm still using A Dell OPTIPLEX GX60 I have squeezed every bit possible out of this poor computer! would love to get my hands on the Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard. Could you talk a little about what "Touch BIOS" means? Awesome contest I will be around to read all the articles and comments. Thanks for everything you are awesome guys!!!!

CDeeter 2 years ago

All you need to know about Touch Bios straight from the horses mouth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODaraDQcFcU

limspn 2 years ago

This looks great. I have good success with gigabyte motherboards.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

You won't win by just posting here O_o go to the forums and news and bring your opinions and comments!

CChouinard 2 years ago

I already went to the forums & news to post a comment. Good luck to you.

CChouinard 2 years ago

This is a good giveaway you have. If I do not win this time, thanks for posting this giveaway to everyone. Have a very good year.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

welcome then :) and good luck :-p

CDeeter 2 years ago

Nice to see a new member being so active!

Manduh 2 years ago

I was thinking the same thing!

 

Good Job cowboyspace :D

cowboyspace 2 years ago

hehehe Thanks you :) Manduh

Teresa Eastridge 2 years ago

What a great giveaway! I hope to find a lot of good deals going on too.

omegadraco 2 years ago

w00t w00t gigabyte is smoking up the place :P

dangerrenegade 2 years ago

Nice! I would love to get that motherboard!

JOliver 2 years ago

Tremendous Gigabyte giveaway!

kjohnson28rr 2 years ago

really nice prizes

CRobinson 2 years ago

Not much of a forum guy >

Jajuka 2 years ago

Very nice prizes. That 560 would go nicely inside my new PC. :)

CKovash 2 years ago

Need a update soon!!!

shaun a 2 years ago

Sorry, I cant rhyme, how 'bout some beggin' instead?

Obsurd 2 years ago

i recently had a problem with facebook a person from korea tryied to use my account so i deactivated my account but i made a new one, i also dont no how you guys are gonna be able to tell if i liked both pages or not with my new facebook. Any Ways good luck all.

AKwyn 2 years ago

Huh, it's only been 9 days and there are a severe lack of responses for this contest; let's this this train rolling folks!

omegadraco 2 years ago

Agree, tis a bit sad I was hoping the conversations would pick up a bit more.

CDeeter 2 years ago

Yeah I noticed that too, maybe we need our old friend Shelly to liven things up!

CDeeter 2 years ago

KEWL CONTEST!

Lol I've missed seeing that.

AKwyn 2 years ago

kewl graphics card!

lol

omegadraco 2 years ago

Kewl!

.

.

.

rrplay 2 years ago

pretty soon Google and FB will do a lot of this for us ... but went and did the

kewl contest  kewl gpu / mobo giveaways @HotHardware contest on  FB& social media

ok shelly <wherever ya bud>

Done ! Smile

realneil 2 years ago
Kewl Tower!!
dangerrenegade 2 years ago

We need at least 27 more responses in this thread.

CDeeter 2 years ago

Kewl post!

js1526 2 years ago

This looks pretty sweet, I hope I win. Thanks.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

HotHardware and Gigabyte are flaming everywhere, be careful guys don't get burned

7 MORE DAYS! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

OSunday 2 years ago

Ahh so close, but so far away!

Good Luck to all!

cowboyspace 2 years ago

How will they select the winner with so many comments  people post, and how would they know if you  hit like HH and Gygabyte O_O

AKwyn 2 years ago

@cowboyspace Trust me, they'll know. And it doesn't matter if you comment the most, it matters about the comments that you post; it may not guarantee you a win but it'll give you a better chance at winning then just commenting on every post. Informative, helpful quality posts win over quantity posts.

omegadraco 2 years ago

[quote user="TaylorKarras"]

@cowboyspace Trust me, they'll know. And it doesn't matter if you comment the most, it matters about the comments that you post; it may not guarantee you a win but it'll give you a better chance at winning then just commenting on every post. Informative, helpful quality posts win over quantity posts.

[/quote]

And even if you don't win this one stick around they are always running some epic giveaways. Plus it is a great community of people who are always willing to help and typically everyone is mature about things here and can have an adult conversation :)

CDeeter 2 years ago

Couldn't have said it better myself. No flame wars around here, no trolls, none of that junk to deal with. It's just not allowed.

Just good tech, good times, and great friends.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

@Taylor good to know,thanks you. yea quality post means nothing when the user post once every 3 days,commenting about what you think is a quality post too or not ?

@ omega yea i just noticed, mature doesn't mean you can't joke.there is nothing worse than a boring forum :)

@ Cdeerter you forgot here are "some haters too" hehehehe

rrplay 2 years ago

[quote user="cowboyspace"]

...@ omega yea i just noticed, mature doesn't mean you can't joke.there is nothing worse than a boring forum :)...[/quote]

Yep !  this place can get a bit 'Wild'  & Be A Real  Blast    Drinks  But All In Good Fun !!..Smile

realneil 2 years ago

Crazy Cat!

JBuesching 2 years ago

I could use a decent motherboard to go with my i7 I got for Christmas!!

LBowen 2 years ago

Good people = good times. There are lots of comments but connecting with people, learning about tech from others and sharing ideas comes from genuine people. There are a lot of people on here that are very helpful and have great insights.

I feel great knowing I can pop in here and stay up to date with the hottest tech news. To be honest this is the first online community I have really felt apart of. I have already been fortunate enough to have won and I know this is one site I will continue to visit to stay in the hottest tech loop. :)

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Are you excited? ummm don't ask why should i be? the answer is 5 DAYS LEFT!

CDeeter 2 years ago

Cue Europe! It's the final countdown! 3...

AKwyn 2 years ago

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw]

MGressel 2 years ago

Awesome giveaway HotHardware :)

CDeeter 2 years ago

In case anyone's curious here are some specs on that sweet Gigabyte motherboard:

CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155

CPU Type: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1155)

North Bridge Intel Z68

Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin

Memory Standard: DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066

Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB

Channel Supported: Dual Channel

PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 (x16, x8)

PCI Express x1: 3

PCI Slots: 2

SATA 3Gb/s: 4

SATA 6Gb/s: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s

SATA RAID

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0~SATA3_1) and 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors(SATA2_2~SATA2_5) support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) support RAID 0, 1

Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC889, 8 Channels

LAN Chipset: Realtek 8111E, 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, 1 x HDMI, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out, 6 Audio Ports

Internal I/O Connectors: 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x 1394a

Form Factor: ATX

Dimensions: 12.0" x 9.6"

omegadraco 2 years ago

And it won't be long between HotHardware crowns some more victors.
Shortly someone will be basking in the glory :P

cowboyspace 2 years ago

YAY 2 days more! and the winners will be one of us :) good luck. This is going to be a tough decision.Again if i don't win, thanks you guys for the chance to participate and Gigabyte,HH for the giveaway even when this days were like a year for me O_o hehehe

Aoshi 2 years ago

I try to make my posts as useful and informative as possible. Why post if it's not contributing? However, sometimes people on this site are really good and beat me to it X.x.

 

But I still try :D. I encourage everyone to help each other out on this forum!

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="Aoshi"]Why post if it's not contributing?[/quote]

Hey! I like how you think!

DAnderson1 2 years ago

very nice prizes, I just upgraded my motherboard, cpu, and ram. I sure could use the video card upgrade also :)

BPham 2 years ago

awesome :)

another great giveaway

JuicyFruitSweeT 2 years ago

Thanks for a chance... comment away!!

abbaselmas 2 years ago

Damn! Looks like i dont have any chance because i dont have facebook :((

AWallis 2 years ago

Been a lurker here for a while, this contest finally convinced me to join. Not really an NVIDIA fanboy, but any free hardware is always cool (the Gigabyte mobo is especially cool)

CDeeter 2 years ago

Getting really excited now. Good luck everyone!

And welcome to the site AWallis :-)

omegadraco 2 years ago

[quote user="CDeeter"]

Getting really excited now. Good luck everyone!

And welcome to the site AWallis :-)

[/quote]

Happy Groundhogs day :P so 6 more weeks of winter from the PA groundhog and the CT groundhog chuckles says no more winter...

Welcome to all the new members and stick around there is more to come and you won't be disappointed with this awesome place.

LBowen 2 years ago

Please no more winter. After living in Arizona so long I have acclimated so anything 70 and below I reach from my sweaters. I'm too blasted cold :(

rrplay 2 years ago

[quote user="omegadraco"]

Happy Groundhogs day :P so 6 more weeks of winter from the PA groundhog and the CT groundhog chuckles says no more winter...

Welcome to all the new members and stick around there is more to come and you won't be disappointed with this awesome place.

[/quote]

well at least  we did not have to dig the groundhog out today like last year     but cannot see him this year  or a shadow...

it appears to be lost in The Fog

 and Welcome to all the newer members >>  yep no doubt about it HH is a fun place to hang & chill..

regardless whatever  some Punkxsu<however-da-heck-ya-spell-dat-varmit's-name> Phil Says Smile

CDeeter 2 years ago

I know I'll regret saying this but...winter really never showed up in PA this year, so if we are in for six more weeks of the same, I'll take it.

AND HH is a totally KEWL site! Yeah!

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="CDeeter"]winter really never showed up in PA this year[/quote]

Don't piss off the weather gods!! 

Our Winter has been pretty tame this year too. I'm not complaining at all though.

 

CDeeter 2 years ago

Nope not complaining at all lol. It wouldn't bother me at all if winter was like this every year!

rapid1 2 years ago

Rofl; my daughter told me that her Pre-K teacher told her today that the hedgehog saw his shadow, she then calmly but with much sadness told me winter was going to last another 6 weeks. I told her if winter was like today (it was 67) just to note i generally set the heater in my house for 68) that it was ok with me!

CDeeter 2 years ago

Too cute. I love how serious kids can be at times like this. So hard to keep a straight face!

spudsz 2 years ago

Nice to get the giveaways.

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="spudsz"]Nice to get the giveaways.[/quote]

It's a regular occurrence here. Combine that with the often spirited discussions and the excellent tech reviews and you have a nice place to hang out.

 

Aoshi 2 years ago

This one went by quick too. This contest ends soon too! But yeah stick around newcomers. But that shouldn't be hard. I can't seem to stop coming here. 

 

HH is a drug. Drugs are bad and I do not endorse drugs.

 

 

Except HH because HH is good for you.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Today is the day we all were waiting for.Today HH is announcing The lucky winners of this giveaway good luck all....

Manduh 2 years ago

 

Actually, as of right now it's Feb 3rd.  ( "The contest will run through February 3, 2011" er 2012 lol )  :D  Which means the contest isn't over until Feb 3rd is over,. But maybe they'll announce winners during the weekend. Yes Good luck, I think you have a pretty good shot, you've been very active! :D

 

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Yay they want to kill us, we have to wait one day more??????? I have to admit you are right! OH MY GOD! I just can't wait T_T......I think you are one year late! hehehehhe It is 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but  sshhh nobody noticed it,except me. So you are good :) top secret......Thank you for that----> '' Yes Good luck, I think you have a pretty good shot, you've been very active! :D''  thanks you for the support :) It's hard to be active when i have a full time and a part time job hehehe but that is not an excuse for me not visiting the site, it's a good community and like i said anything free is great!

realneil 2 years ago

Luck to all of you.

CBS,......maybe if you're lucky I'll win the video card,........

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Lol realneil :) I can't beat you, that is a fact. If there is one that deserves that graphics card its you :) but hey If i Don't get that Gigabyte graphics card, I still got the chance to win the Motherboard!------- But yea thanks you for the good willing O_o hehehehehe I know that if you win that graphics card you will give it to me as i'm a poor guy T_T you have too many toys, give me a chance! YAAAAAAAY

 

My brother since I first started he told me that" You won't win sh*t so don't even waste your time" I am going to show him  YESSSS I can! I won't give up that easy :)

Manduh 2 years ago

Heehee yep. 2012. I guess they're like me, still writing 2011 everywhere lol

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Don't worry sexy woman, they didn't notice it lol top secret for the win :).............. HH and Gigabyte Flaming all the comments everywhere, What? yes everywhere O_o But I'm prepared, I got water for the fire :)

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="cowboyspace"]they didn't notice it lol[/quote]

I did, but didn't say anything about it. Older folks like me have no room to call out others on such simple matters.

~We~ blow it all of the time!

CDeeter 2 years ago

Yep now the anticipation starts! Going to stay glued to HH as much as possible this weekend!

Good luck everyone!

JuicyFruitSweeT 2 years ago

Today is the day woot so fast...

this contest is way too short

cowboyspace 2 years ago

SHORTTTTTTTTTTTTTT??????????? you are joking right? Lol are you a sleepy beauty :) this was like an eternity for me O_O I couldn't sleep well  for the past 15 days dreaming with that Graphics card and MOBO I think that's why it was a long contest for me hehehehe. To make it worse, i have to wait one more day! OMG I really have to go out site and forget of this contest for a minute :-p

omegadraco 2 years ago

[quote user="cowboyspace"]

SHORTTTTTTTTTTTTTT??????????? you are joking right? Lol are you a sleepy beauty :) this was like an eternity for me O_O I couldn't sleep well  for the past 15 days dreaming with that Graphics card and MOBO I think that's why it was a long contest for me hehehehe. To make it worse, i have to wait one more day! OMG I really have to go out site and forget of this contest for a minute :-p

[/quote]

Yes go outside and breathe some fresh air... Today is the last day but it usually takes 3-4 days for winners to be announced it takes a lot of work for them to figure out who the winners are.

Good luck!

 

AKwyn 2 years ago

[quote user="JuicyFruitSweeT"]this contest is way too short[/quote]

I have to agree, it's also a shame when there aren't as many people commenting on the fourms. It becomes somewhat dull to say the least.

Despite all that, this has been a great contest and I hope next contest will be better then ever.

Congratulations to the winner in advance!

Der Meister 2 years ago

I like short contests, they reward the people who participate. 

realneil 2 years ago

They still want us to participate?,.....

~*Oh!*~

cowboyspace 2 years ago

can you imagine a guy winning a contest without participating. hahahhahaha  good one though ;-p

Aoshi 2 years ago

I haven't been here that long but has HH ever had a contest that had the entrants do something creative? I think it'd be fun.

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="Aoshi"]I haven't been here that long but has HH ever had a contest that had the entrants do something creative? I think it'd be fun.[/quote]

They most likely look at the level of ~your post's~ creativity. (don't know for sure, 'cause I'm not them) Smile

I do know that nobody ever won here by posting junk,.......look at where "Kewl Tower" got Shelly. The people who interact with others in a good way, and those who can get along with others usually do well.

 

Aoshi 2 years ago

I meant more in the context of like a picture/video contest Realneil :D. But yes helpful posts are always a plus!

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="Aoshi"]I meant more in the context of like a picture/video contest Realneil :D. But yes helpful posts are always a plus![/quote]

They've had a few with a hook in them. Naming the Podcast was one of them,.......

FreeJet 2 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

They've had a few with a hook in them. Naming the Podcast was one of them,.......

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I personally know the dude that won the "kewl tower" in that  "Name our Webcast" Sweepstakes.  I hear he is probably Shelly's ex-husband or something.  The rumor going around is that she kicked him out of the house-of-cards because he was making it collapse.  And a cyber-judge awarded custody of the troll-dren to her.  Now he lives under an overpass on the Information Superhighway and regularly eats out of the trash bin behind the GooglePlex.  But don't BING me on that.

HH ought to sprinkle in a few contests with randomly chosen winners every once in while.  Other dot-coms are wearing that Random.org site out with so many of them.

eunoia 2 years ago

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realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="eunoia"]

[quote user="realneil"]

I do know that nobody ever won here by posting junk,.......look at where "Kewl Tower" got Shelly.

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Forum legend status?  You have to admit the name has come up in every contest since.

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'Honorable mentions' don't play Crysis on full,.......Smile

 

AKwyn 2 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]'Honorable mentions' don't play Crysis on full,.......Smile[/quote]

But kewl tower is kewl; you want a kewl tower that plays Crysis on full don't ya? :P

realneil 2 years ago

[quote user="TaylorKarras"]But kewl tower is kewl; you want a kewl tower that plays Crysis on full don't ya?[/quote]

In the world of advertising, it's called "saturation". She saturated and she conquered,...some of us anyways,.......

Aoshi 2 years ago

Good luck everyone! Last day! I can't wait to see the winners! I also found this contest short. But I like them short because it kills me when contests are a month long. I tend to forget they even exist!

AKnudson 2 years ago

this has been a mega long contest. :) i have been patiently waiting to see who will win the grandprize, its going to be a fun one. thanks again hothardware, you guys are the best. :{)

marco c 2 years ago

WIthout further delay...

http://hothardware.com/News/HotHardware-and-Gigabyte-New-Years-Giveaway-Winners/

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