Get Lucky With The HotHardware Sweepstakes Winner!

Get Lucky With The HotHardware Sweepstakes Winner!

To commemorate the St. Patrick's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Intel and iBuyPower, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-980X-powered system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, an Intel X25-M SSD, and a head-turning Chimera Inferno 2 case.

The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was awesome with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community members who participated.

Well, we've had a chance to sift through all of the data and we’ve picked a lucky winner.


She's All Yours, 3vi1!

Are you ready for it? Drum roll please! And the Winner Is...

3vi1

Congrats brother! You've just scored yourself once heck of a killer rig!

Now everyone, congratulate your pal and prepare for our next exciting give-away! We've actually got more awesome rigs on tap for you all in the coming weeks / months--the giving just never stops around here! Once we've got the details hammered out, we'll announce the next contest, but we promise it won't be long. :)

Thanks,
Team HotHardware

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Oh my gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd /Trolls 2

Congrats 3vi1!!!! Woo!  Hope you like your new system!  Lucky dog!  Post some specs and ***

Edit: Wow I turned that word into a silly form and it still blocked it lol

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congrats 3vi1! Hope you enjoy this beast!

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Congratulations 3vi1. Who could of thought you would of won eh?

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Soo jealous right now and I'm not the type to be jealous either...

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Congrats 3vi1 - you deserve it. 

Can't wait to hear what the next giveaway is, and I sure hope Canadians will still be able to enter it.

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Congratulations 3vi1 on the win. This system is killer and will serve you well for a long time.

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I was very surprised when I got this news. In fact, the first thing I did was check the SMTP headers to make sure I wasn't being pranked.

I know, I know: that would be a pretty mean joke for some stranger to be playing on me. But, I had to check anyway because it's exactly the kind of thing I would think was funny to stage and pull on myself while I was drunk.

But, since it doesn't appear to be a hoax, I think this deserves a speech:

Thanks to Marco and Dave: I guess it speaks well of your fairness when someone with fanatical opinions and an arcane sense of humor can win something so awesome. Unfortunately for you, I'm too stupid to understand that this was a bribe meant to stop me from returning to your site.

Thanks to the regulars and new friends: There have been a few new personalities here lately, and more than a couple of you don't completely irritate me. I hope you'll all stick around and that one of you will win the next contest so that I can use the other speech I wrote decrying how unfair Dave and Marco are.

And finally, thanks to the contributing authors, whose articles are the main reason we come here: Even when I disagreed with an editorial slant, or quoted something you wrote out of context, or parked outside your house for hours late at night, you let it slide and didn't have me perma-banned. That's pretty cool.

Thanks everyone!

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CONGRATS 3vi1! Well deserved bud, well deserved.

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I'm really happy for you, 3vi1, as you have contributed so much for so long...it seemed inevitable! I really enjoy your wisecracks and twisted sense of humor, too.


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3vi1:
Thanks everyone!

So, I can expect that you'll SHOOT some pictures of it?

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realneil:

3vi1:
Thanks everyone!

So, I can expect that you'll SHOOT some pictures of it?

First I'll have to answer the question:  "Will it Blend?"

OMG...  I just pictured all of you watching a YouTube and then coming to my house with pitchforks.

Yeah, I'll definitely take some pics, and probably post some benchmark stats as well.  I've been itching for an AMD/ATI card to test out how they've been progressing with their newer Linux drivers.  Of course, I'll keep Win7 as a dual boot, given the free license and all.

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Congratulations. I hope the shipping is fast.

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3vi1:
First I'll have to answer the question:  "Will it Blend?"
Mine does, but now it is not working right. Huh?

3vi1:
I've been itching for an AMD/ATI card to test out how they've been progressing with their newer Linux drivers. 

Much better than they were a few years ago. Used to take me hours setting up my dual monitors. Now they just work. I understand they still have some performance issues, but I have given up for the time on gaming with Linux so idk first hand what the 3D performance is.

 

Anyway GRATS!!! You give me a good laugh on a regular basis. Much better than giving something else to that Bob guy. Though I do wanna hear that unfair speech. Hmm

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Congrats 3vi1!!!

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Congratulations, too, on your new status as Moderator. THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN!

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Super Dave:

Congratulations, too, on your new status as Moderator. THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN!

Grats! The more the merrier (And the less I have to do)

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Thanks to all of you Mods for keeping the ship sailing nice and smooth. Pleezzshop probably hates you guys by now,......

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realneil:

Thanks to all of you Mods for keeping the ship sailing nice and smooth. Pleezzshop probably hates you guys by now,......

One night I was on and someone posted like 50 porn threads. As I deleted them he would repost them. Thankfully Dave was on in steam and He banned the guy.

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So we have SuperDave to thank for that?

Thank You! Great job Dave! It is nice to know that you are the one blocking those spammers when they come on. I wake up and have like fifty thread updates in my mailbox, it was kinda frustrating not knowing which ones where legitimate:)

Thanks again :)

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animatortom:
So we have SuperDave to thank for that?

No, it was Dave Altavilla the Big Kahoona! The moderators can delete threads, but not ban accounts. 

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Ahola, Dave Altavilla

A BIG MahaloBig Smile

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realneil:
Pleezzshop probably hates you guys by now,......

THAT numnut was really persistent! He must've created like 5 or 6 different variations of his username.

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Super Dave:
THAT numnut was really persistent!

He's still trying to post these days. I get a mailed reply with him in it once in a while, but it's gone in the forums by the time I click on it to report him. You guys are just too fast for him. Wink

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Super Dave:

realneil:
Pleezzshop probably hates you guys by now,......

THAT numnut was really persistent! He must've created like 5 or 6 different variations of his username.

He's still persistent.  I've already deleted 28 posts of his in my short time as a mod.

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