HotHardware's Summer Sweepstakes! Win a new Rig!

HotHardware's Summer Sweepstakes! Win a new Rig!

It's that time again folks!  In conjunction with our friends at Intel, AMD, Kingston, WD, and Thermaltake we have assembled one hot rig to give away this month!  We're announcing yet another new sweepstakes where you could win a full Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650-based system, complete with a pair of screaming fast Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, some super fast DDR3 RAM, and a beefy Western Digital hard drive.  With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in a windowed Thermaltake case, this machine will definitely be a head turner, and it could be all yours!  As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems. The complete break-down of components in the system includes:
 

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 (2)

Case: Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS

PSU: FSP FX700-GLN

Memory: 2GB Kingston DDR3

Motherboard: Intel X48 DX48BT2

Hard Drive: Western Digital

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-R / RW

Miscellaneous: Aftermarket CPU Cooler


To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member of our forum and a resident of the United States. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and for free), right here.

From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussions on the site and will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement and contribution. To increase your chances of being a winner, sign up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts as well, and we'll toss your name into the mix for double credit! The sweepstakes will run through August 31, 2008.

This is a great opportunity for to you to win a custom, powerful new system. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!

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*orgasm*

wow thats a dream system. the winner will be sooooo lucky.

good luck every one.

though, i dont quite understand the psu :-p.


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Yeah heres a review of that PS from da egg I'm sure 4870's x2 takes more than the video cards he's running (7800 GTS rofl)


Pros: Good power supply, however I overlooked at certain things that I needed to look even deeper when I was going into SLI world. I needed at least 18A within each of the +12 v rails. this thing only had 15A going through each rail. I tottaly overlooked at this. I called evga and they told me NEVER go by the wattage rating on the PSU, always look at the amperage going through the +12v rails, especially in SLI Enviroment.
Cons: I had this originally running 2 evga's 7800 gt's. then i was getting unsuspected crashes,hangs,etc left and right and called evga and told me its the amperage that wasnt enough through the rails. I then talked to a buddie of mine at the computer shop, he told me to switch the cards around, so far not a dhang problem yet. But I switched to an antec 550 psu for extra stability due to higher amperage through the +12v rails. I couldnt return it cause one of the sata connecter had a crack on one of the outer housing. But new egg gave me a discound on shipping. overall alright experience. never really had any problems with new egg.

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rapid1:
Yeah heres a review of that PS from da egg I'm sure 4870's x2 takes more than the video cards he's running (7800 GTS rofl)


Pros: Good power supply, however I overlooked at certain things that I needed to look even deeper when I was going into SLI world. I needed at least 18A within each of the +12 v rails. this thing only had 15A going through each rail. I tottaly overlooked at this. I called evga and they told me NEVER go by the wattage rating on the PSU, always look at the amperage going through the +12v rails, especially in SLI Enviroment.
Cons: I had this originally running 2 evga's 7800 gt's. then i was getting unsuspected crashes,hangs,etc left and right and called evga and told me its the amperage that wasnt enough through the rails. I then talked to a buddie of mine at the computer shop, he told me to switch the cards around, so far not a dhang problem yet. But I switched to an antec 550 psu for extra stability due to higher amperage through the +12v rails. I couldnt return it cause one of the sata connecter had a crack on one of the outer housing. But new egg gave me a discound on shipping. overall alright experience. never really had any problems with new egg.


doesnt this mean the psu is bad, if it didnt have enough amps to power 2 7800gt's? (though it might of been an isolated incident...)

im trust big wop and davo when they choose a psu though.

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I always try but I'm never able to sign up for the RSS for AIM. Oh well. How much space on the hard drive?

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Don't sweat the PSU. If the system is buggy, we won't ship until a suiteable replacemaent is found. As for the HD, we're still waiting on WD to see what they can send, but we didn't want to push the contest off any later.

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Here is an interesting article entitled HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POWER SUPPLY'S REAL MANUFACTURER!

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Super Dave:

Here is an interesting article entitled HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POWER SUPPLY'S REAL MANUFACTURER!

thanks for the read super dave,


psst- use the edit button :-p

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ice_73:
psst- use the edit button :-p

Edited posts don't show-up in email alerts!

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Super Dave:

ice_73:
psst- use the edit button :-p

Edited posts don't show-up in email alerts!

true, but us regulars always check up on new posts :-)

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 Wow that is my dream system.

 

Any chance we get to see some bench numbers on this beast before the end of the contest ?

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Stick out tongue wow  looks sweet. i've bought from ibuypower before

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LOL why did you bump a 2 year old thread? did you hope to win it? :( lol

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BigWop:
Don't sweat the PSU. If the system is buggy, we won't ship until a suiteable replacemaent is found. As for the HD, we're still waiting on WD to see what they can send, but we didn't want to push the contest off any later.

 

Though it probably wouldn't be that good as a primary drive, I'm really happy with their Green Power line of hard drives as a storage drive. It would be awesome if they could stick a Green Power HDD and a Raptor in that rig.

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WOW what a nice rig... this will be one for the record books!!!!

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mmmm space heater for the coming winter...
plus counterstrike.

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Tempest69:
mmmm space heater for the coming winter...
plus counterstrike.


am i the only one who finds irony in this? counter strike is about 8 years ago. any pc right now can run it. having a pc like this you need to get source at least. and source right now is a bit outdated compared to requirments. this pc can handle crysis like a walk in the park.

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Im sorry my brain just froze! Explain

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amdcrankitup:

Im sorry my brain just froze! Explain

 

 well i was making reference to him saying he wants to use the computer to play a game 8 years old, which any new computer can play.

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 Oh I got it! DaConfused

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Power
Supply
Unit

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Wow,  this awesome machine!  I would love to win this one. 

Good Luck!

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I heard some lucky soul was gonna win this dreamsickle soon :)

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is it my imagination or has the configuration changed a little bit in this contests run time???? Either way is sweet as He?? something I'd love to own for sure :))))))))))))))))))

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What do you mean?

edit nevermind? I don't think it has.

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Fortron Source - Great PSUs...

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