HotHardware & AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes!

HotHardware & AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes!

It's that time again folks! In conjunction with our friends AMD we have assembled an assortment of cool prize packages, including five AMD Phenom II X3 720 processors and a complete gaming system built around one of the CPUs!   As usual, we’ll be giving away the prizes and full rig away to randomly selected contributors to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but this time there is an added twist that we'll explain a little later. The complete break-down of the five prize packages includes:

The Sweepstakes is now open to US and Canadian Members!
 

 
Grand Prize (Full System):
CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
 
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3-1333

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper
 
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
 
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB

Optical: LG 22X DVD±R with LightScribe
 

First Runner Up:

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
GPU: ASUS EAH4870 TOP Radeon HD 4870
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB DDR3-1333
 

Second Runner Up:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB DDR3-1333


Third Runner Up:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3

Fourth Runner Up:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

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 or Canada. 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 potential winners based on community involvement and contribution. To increase your chances of being a potential winner, sign up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts as well, and we'll toss your name into the mix again for double credit!

Once the five lucky winners are selected, we'll be hosting an Unreal Tournament III Deathmatch competition (don't worry, if you don't own the game, the demo is free).  The winners' rankings in the deathmatch competition will determine which prize package they win.  First place in the deathmatch competition wins the Grand Prize, Second place wins the second prize, and so on!  Better start practicing now!

The sweepstakes will run through April 15, 2009. Hopefully, we'll make tax-day this year a little more palatable for a few of you.

This is a great opportunity for to you to win a custom, powerful new system, or an assortment of HOT AMD hardware. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!
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As usual HH puts up incrediable prizes! Thats an awesome rig and of course I would like the oppurtunaty to win any of the prizes so count me in!Im limited cause I have to go to my friends house to get online but I will get in here as much as possible! Thanks for the oppurtunity and good luck to everyone here!

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amdcrankitup:

As usual HH puts up incrediable prizes! Thats an awesome rig and of course I would like the oppurtunaty to win any of the prizes so count me in!Im limited cause I have to go to my friends house to get online but I will get in here as much as possible! Thanks for the oppurtunity and good luck to everyone here!

Believe it or not HH didn't always have prizes.  I think it's a fantastic new development.  Good luck to all.

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YES! UT3 tourney. Nice giveaways once again guys. So let me get this straight though, you need to be 1 of the 5 winners to play in the competition?

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AMAZING contest! glad to see some gaming involved too! hopefully i can get my computer back up and running to play (and post more). amd seems to be back on track too with the new phenom's, and sponsoring contests seems to go hand in hand with amd. good luck guys!

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Hey Nelson. Yes, you have to be one of the five selected to be a part of the gaming competition...

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Awsome I am probably the biggest AMD mark on the planet,so this contest is toataly me.Thanks HH you guys really are the best :D

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hey marco, can you set up a practice server for fun? so that people can tone in on their skills beforing being lunged into an intense dm competation? i wont be able to play since my rig is down. perhaps not that many people would want to practice.... but it would be a nice option to have. perhaps set up a poll to guage demand?

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Well, you can download the demo and play on-line now. We don't have the server setup just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't practice on a public server.

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Hey, what if my poor 4400 can't run UTIII 2.0 -- which it cant (sad panda), it ran 1.1 halfway ... again (sad panda).

 

[UPDATE]

OMG I'm so forgetful it makes no sense, I forgot that I was playing with OGRE and dropped DX in debug,

which made UT run like garbage .... so all is better now.

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Looks like i need to dust off my UT3 and get back to praticing it...lol... Another top quality give away again from HH...

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well hopefully I am 1 of the 5 cause I really want to play. luckily UT3 is 1 of the games I just recently got so time to put the other new one's on the side and get to crackin on UT3. what servers do you guys play on now for it if you don't mind me asking.

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I'm with dizowned. What if one of the 5 winners has a system so old that they can't play UT3? I suppose there's no rule that says you can't use a friends' rig, but it's a bit of a catch 22 if you can't win the system because you don't have a system that can play the game.

Aside from that one concern, awesome contest. :)

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Wow, this is great: another HotHardware Sweepstakes! I love it when there is a sweepstakes because the forum is so active and the whole atmosphere reminds me of Christmastime when I was a child. And that Phenom II 720 is a great processor, too! I read last month that HotHardware got it to run stable at 3.6GHz and I have wanted one ever since! Those 5 lucky winners will be very happy, indeed!

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Well, we tried to pick a game that participants could play / practice on for free, and one that would run well on a WIDE variety of hardware. UT3's minumum system requirements are:

CPU: 2.8Ghz

RAM: 512MB

Graphics: Geforce 6 series

and they recommend:

CPU: 3Ghz

RAM: 1024MB

Graphics: NVIDIA 6800GT/Ultra or 7800GT/GTX SLI

Even at the recommended level, that hardware came out about 5 years ago. And don't forget, we're going to use the demo (unless all of the winners happen to own the game), and it's not patched up to v2.0.

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This is like a family reunion everybodys here or will be!Good job!

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Great Contest. I'd sure like to be a part of it, but unfortunately I'm not in the USA. [:'(] And that AMD hardware is HOT!

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Very nice looking case!

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We havnet had a "Game" give away for some time... Last time it was for vid cards... and we played CSS

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Der Meister:

We havnet had a "Game" give away for some time... Last time it was for vid cards... and we played CSS

 

What vid cards were they? Must have been a long time ago Surprise

Say I'm one of the 5 lucky ones, can I pay for my own shipping to be eligible?

 

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>> Once the five lucky winners are selected, we'll be hosting an Unreal Tournament III Deathmatch competition (don't worry, if you don't own the game, the demo is free).

The beta demo from 2007?

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Hey guys! Awesome comp! idk if I really feel right being able to win again so soon, but I am totally willing to host a UT3 server for everyone. I could just put the demo map(I don't own the game either) I have FioS 15mbps up and down, so I have the bandwidth. I live in VA so anyone on the US east coast would have good pings. Also Steam is having a free UT3 weekend this weekend, so no better time to practice. I can't promise that the server would be up during the weekend, but weekdays I could keep it up 24/7.

 

If people are willing to play I would be happy to. Let me know. We have a month to playBig Smile

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I'd possibly be up to it if my PC could play the game (I'm not sure). Aren't you possibly the best gamer here on HH? Wink I'm not sure if I'm eligible because I live in NZ, but I'd pay for shipping if I won a prize in the shootout. Who knows, I may go for Phenom II instead of i7 (I love AMD/ATI at heart). :)

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tanka12345:
Aren't you possibly the best gamer here on HH?
Who? If your talking about me. I do ok, but UT3 is not my game by any means.

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Thanks for the heads up about the Steam weekend Bob! I'm going to see if it will work under Wine.

I'm not much of a FPS player, but I got curious to check out the game. The 2007 demo won't work under Wine without a set of patches that Epic seems to have pulled from their website... hopefully I'll have better luck with the Steam version.

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Doesn't appear to work under Wine ATM... oh well.

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