HotHardware Holiday Sweepstakes Winners!

HotHardware Holiday Sweepstakes Winners!

We've had a chance to sift through all of the awesome entries into our Holiday Sweepstakes and have chosen the three lucky winners!  Before we announce the lucky folks who'll be walking away with a host of AMD-based goodness, we want to take minute to thank everyone who participated.  This was a fun contest that seemed to really get your creative juices flowing and we appreciate all of the effort you put forth to participate.  Thank You.

And now, without further delay, the winners of our Holiday Sweepstakes are:

  • First Prize - Peti1212 - California, US
  • Second Prize - Tanka12345, New Zealand
  • Third Prize - X.clay, Texas, US


First Prize
 


Second Prize


Third Prize




First Prize:
  • 1 x Fully Configured Micro PC
  •  Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2
  • CPU: AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core 9350e, 2.0GHz
  • Graphics: PowerColor Radeon HD 4670
  • Chassis: Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BWS
  • Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz 4GB (2x2GB)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer
  • CPU Cooler: Scythe SHURIKEN
  • PSU: Enermax ETK500AWT Tomahawk 500W
  • Optical Drive: LG GBC-H20L Blu-Ray / DVD
Second Prize

  • PowerColor Radeon HD 4830
Third Prize

  • PowerColor Radeon HD 4670

To the lucky winners, please shoot us your full contact information via e-mail and we'll get the shipment process rolling. Congrats, and thanks again! 

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Congratulations, guys, good work!

Edit: Nice! There's an edit button now!

     Oh, and please have more creativity-based contests in the future. This was fun! (That and I want a chance to try harder :P)

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Thanks! HH hosted a great contest and I really enjoyed participating. Congrats to the other winnners

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congrats to all!

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Congrats to all! That's a fine rig there Peti. Less rendering time now eh?

Those GPUs are no slouches either.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Congrats to all! That's a fine rig there Peti. Less rendering time now eh?

Those GPUs are no slouches either.

 

Wouldn't that PC be weaker at rendering than his current computer as the CPU isn't as powerful as a Q6600?

 

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tanka12345:

bob_on_the_cob:

Congrats to all! That's a fine rig there Peti. Less rendering time now eh?

Those GPUs are no slouches either.

 

Wouldn't that PC be weaker at rendering than his current computer as the CPU isn't as powerful as a Q6600?

why yes yes it would.Embarrassed

 

 

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congrats to the winners...enjoy the new swag. :)

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im curious, when you chose the winners, did you choose one particular entry? or was it an overall effort? if its one specific entry, can you tell us which one?

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Thanks HH and AMD!

Although I didn't win the PC, a Graphics card is still awesome, even though I can't use it. Smile

Congratz X.Clay and Peti - enjoy your prizes!

I second Ice's question.

Peti, feel free to trade prizes! Wink A 4830 would do wonders for rendering.

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btw, forgot to mention this in my earlier post. congradulations peti, tanka, and clay! peti enjoy your new cutting edge blu ray drive :-)

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Congrats to the winners!!

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I'm sure Petes rig owns the AMD PC anyday (especially in rendering):

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz @ 3.21Ghz/AMD Phenom X4 9350e 2.0GHz
MB: Asus P5E3 WS Professional/Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2
DDR: Crucial Ballistix DDR3 4x1GB 1600Mhz /Patriot Extreme DDR2 800
GFX:XFX Geforce 8800 GTS 512MB DDR3/Powercolor Radeon HD 4670
HDD: 2x 500GB Maxtor Hard Drives in RAID0/WD 640GB SATA
DVDRW: Sony CD/DVD-RW Dual-Layer/LG DVD Writer, Blu-Ray Reader
PSU: Ultra X3 1000Watt Power Supply/Enermax Tomahawk 500W
CASE: Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE/Thermaltake Lanbox Lite
COOLING: Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooling Kit, Coolink GFXChilla, 7x Noctua NF-P12 Fans, Cool-It Memory fan/Scythe Shuriken and Case fans

I can only dream...Angel

Peti, the offers still open. Wink

 

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OMG, I wasn't expecting this... I am shocked. Thank you soooooooo much HH and ATI/AMD. This computer will be amazing for a small render farm. I am thinking of setting it up as a HTPC and as a networked render farm for my 3D. Thank you very much.

tanka12345:

  Peti, feel free to trade prizes! Wink A 4830 would do wonders for rendering.

Hey Tank. I am really sorry that you did not win the first prize. I was aiming for the first prize as well since I've wanted to set up a render farm for a while now. Unfortunatelly rendering times do not depend on the video card. While powerful video cards are good for modeling, it will not have any advantage in 3D renderings. The processor is the big thing that plays a big roll in 3D.

Thanks once more, and big thanks goes to Dave and Marco and all the rest of the people that judged. This contest was really fun. Enjoyed every minute of it.

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That's OK Pete, maybe I'll win next time Big Smile A graphics card is a good start for me, now I just need everything else which makes a computer. Stick out tongue Have fun rendering, and be sure to show us pics of the rig, and creations you produce with it's AMD Goodness.

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Hey Tank, Thanks for being understandable. BTW, you got a very good video card. If it is not as fast as mine, it is equal to my video card performance. Good job once, I enjoyed competeing with you and loved your entries as well. X.clay had a very good entry too. Congrats.

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I am really happy for the three of you lucky winners! I have enjoyed very much reading your posts and I want to congratulate you all for your effort. Thanks, to, for helping to make this a really great forum!

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Super Dave:

I am really happy for the three of you lucky winners! I have enjoyed very much reading your posts and I want to congratulate you all for your effort. Thanks, to, for helping to make this a really great forum!

Yep welcome to the winners club. Regulars here have a hard time avoiding it.

 

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Thanks guys for the kind words! :)

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I wonder when Dave and Marco can attract more sponsors bearing great prizes. Big Smile (In hopefully a creative contestWink)

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Pete, We've got all the hardware in now for your build.  Sorry it is taking a bit but we're going to work it up ASAP and ship!


Thanks

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Or should I say, Marco is... Wink  He's got the mad cabling skillz, not me. Cool

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Thanks for the updage Dave. I'll keep waiting... I bet it will look awesome.

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Dave_HH:

Or should I say, Marco is... Wink  He's got the mad cabling skillz, not me. Cool

We have seen...lol

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Just got a word back that the computer is assembled and ready to be shipped on Sunday, so hopefully it is already on its way. I am so excited. :D

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peti1212:

Just got a word back that the computer is assembled and ready to be shipped on Sunday, so hopefully it is already on its way. I am so excited. :D

Congrats!

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