HotHardware Giving Thanks 2012 Giveaway Winner! - HotHardware
HotHardware Giving Thanks 2012 Giveaway Winner!

HotHardware Giving Thanks 2012 Giveaway Winner!

To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Thermaltake, Gigabyte, and AMD teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around you all had a chance to win an AMD FX-8320-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, a Gigabyte 990FX-based motherboard and Radeon HD 7950 graphics card—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition case. To sweeten the deal, the system also features a wide array of Thermaltake accessories including their awesome Level 10 mouse, MEKA G1 keyboard, and a gaming headset.

The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig are listed below:

Case: Level 10 Battle Edition

Cooler: Water 2.0 Extreme

CPU: AMD FX-8320

Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7

Memory: 8GB DDR3

GPU: Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD

PSU: Toughpower XT 1275 Platinum

Storage: WD 750GB HD

Keyboard: Meka G1 Mechanical keyboard

Mouse: Level 10 M Diamond Black Mouse w/ Ladon Mouse Pad

Audio: Shock Spin Black Gaming Headset

Well, we've had a chance to review all of the entries and have picked the winner. So without further delay... 

Dorkstar - You are the winner! 

Shoot us a note with your full contact information and we'll let you know when the machine ships! Congrats from Team HotHardware! We hope you enjoy it!

And for the hundreds of runners-up (there are no losers around here!), keep those commenting fingers limber--we'll be announcing our next giveaway very soon!
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Marco shot me a e-mail last Thursday saying that he was still waiting on parts to come in from Thermaltake.  So, hopefully it should be up soon!

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Some things are definitely worth waiting for,.....and Marco never disappoints in his builds.

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Nope, I was employed with a company that was selling workstations for use in 3d heart valve replacement, but the company had issues getting off the ground, so I got 3 week left there until they lay me off.

However, with the impending layoff I've been exploring other options, and have started dabbling in my own hardware review/technology news blog. I don't expect it to be profitable, and I've really been focused on getting some things done around the house since they gave me a week off. I've also been working with a few friends who do home theater automation and installation. We've been working with a CPA to file for an LLC, and have an official business going. Unfortunately were having some difficulty getting any work, so I may back out and let them two get it up and going while I figure out where I'm going now.

I've spent the past 9 years in healthcare equipment related jobs, everything from repairing equipment, buying parts, to my most recent employment of running everything from the home office with the intention of managing a field service team for various products relate to minimally invasive heart valve replacement and 3d mapping of veins throughout the body. Unfortunately, I only made it out of the office to a site one time, and the money maker of the 2 products didn't launch when expected. So I'm looking into going back to school to finish my degree, grab a few more certifications (mainly cisco and microsoft), and get back into what I love, IT. Right now i'm planning on network security, it seems like a nice niche field, where I work without being bothered.

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