HotHardware and Origin New Year's Sweepstakes Winner!

HotHardware and Origin New Year's Sweepstakes Winner!

To ring in the new year, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Origin PC and AMD, in which we planned to give away a custom painted, fully loaded AMD TWKR-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card, and a Western Digital 1TB Black Edition hard drive--among numerous other goodies.

The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely fantastic 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, Gibbersome!

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

gibbersome

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

Now everyone, congratulate your compatriot gibbersome and prepare for our next exciting give-away! We've actually got TWO awesome gaming 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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@gibbersome, once you get that beast set up let's see who can get the highest benchmarks!

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Kyouya:

Huh, well I'll be...congrats, gibbersome. Someone I mutually know in this community actually won. Unfortunately, I wouldn't have been able to win since I don't live in the US. I wonder what happened to shipping both Canada and USA...they used to have that in their previous sweepstakes.

Maybe the next one, Canadians can participate more as well. But as for me, I'll participate in forums and commenting because I am interested in the site...not because of the prizes that the administrators are dishing out. Of course, what they are doing is generous...and I would accept a great prize if I ever won it...but I'm not going to comment like crazy for the sake of trying to win a prize that has low odds of winning. My commenting should be meaningful, sensible and sometimes quirky instead being gibberish and boring for the sake of  winning a prize. I am all about quality  than quantity. I would prefer to obtain my new PC by earning it with my own skills and abilities since it provides a sense of pride on hard work. In any point, congrats to gibbersome and other participants who were involved in this contest.

 

Thank you Kyouya! I feel very blessed, lucky and grateful.

BTW, I'm Canadian on my mom's side, spent several years in Southern Ontario growing up. What part of Canada do you hail from?

 

RA1D:

@gibbersome, once you get that beast set up let's see who can get the highest benchmarks!

 

For sure! I've got so much reading up to do...and so much to learn. Very excited!

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For at least one of the next two contests, we're going to open it up to our Canadian friends.  The problem is the duty that may have to be paid when the system going through customs.

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Good to see that contests are going to be soon and available to our Canadian friends Wink, you can always ask for the winner to pay the extra fee for shipping...

 

And caos i didn't know u were so childish Sad just because you didn't win, Guess the true person is being revealed after this sweepstakes ended and im guess your not going to be here for the next? its just more chance for us that want to be part of the community not just for the prize. I wonder what u would of done if you won.. leave or stay?

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Congrats Gibbersome! I have been super busy and the snow killed my internet this past week so I am just now seeing that you won. That's one heck of a PC. HH gives away some nice ones. I'm still running the one I got a while back armed with a Q9650 which I have still not done much overclocking on.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Congrats Gibbersome! I have been super busy and the snow killed my internet this past week so I am just now seeing that you won. That's one heck of a PC. HH gives away some nice ones. I'm still running the one I got a while back armed with a Q9650 which I have still not done much overclocking on.

 

Hehe, thanks Bob! I hear ya, the power here has been erratic all day. Was just able to get on the internet for the first time today. Lets hope this winter storm passes without doing any further damage.

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The Origins PC just got shipped! Super excited here! I feel like running outside in my boxers...despite the two feet of snow.

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YEA! waiting for pics and spec :D, it just go shipped form there or your house? Wink

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Looks like you won't be cold this winter Gibbers Surprise That 5970 needs to exhaust somewhere Wink

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Congrats!! 

PLS Post pics of you running out in your boxers!

(I'd rather see that than the rig in your hands!! - jealousy sitting in LOL)

 

SmileStick out tongue

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Congratulations. Hope you have fun with your new rig!!!

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Thanks TheChief, tanka12345, it's amazing, I'm half afraid I'm still asleep and dreaming. I actually took a long nap earlier tonight and dreamt that a user named "GiorgioArmani" won....it was quite upsetting.

realneil:

Gibbers,......You definitely earned it this time and I'm glad it turned out to be you that won this barn-burner of a system. I'm truly happy for you. My wife and I were silently (I didn't want to stuff the ballot box, you know) rooting for you to bring this one home. There was allot of good competition this time around, some of these new guys have allot to say and they're not shy about saying it. Hopefully, they have the bug now and will stay around.

Congratulations Again!

Thanks realneil! I still haven't recovered from the shock. I remember scrolling down and reading my name and not believing my eyes. I really appreciate the sentiments from you and your wife (does she have an account here as well?).

Absolutely, great competition and lots of awesome new members. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better.

So how long does it take to come down from this high? I feel like I've overdosed on some marijuana mixed with Cialis!

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And they finally announce the winner! lol Congrats gibbersome! hope you enjoy your new awesome rig!

I was so hyped up when i saw that they announced the winner i just jumped out of bed and went on my computer!

Hope the new contest rig is even better or just as awesome as this rig! Wink

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Just came back from class, and the replies here have been overwhelming.

Inspector, Bighorse, rapid1, mentaldisorder, realneil, Clem, caos, and others thank you for the congrats, it was an honor to have you guys along for the journey!

And don't worry guys, there will be benches, pics and OCing and more! I can't wait to get this baby!

 

OriginRichard:

Congrats Gibbersome and welcome to the Origin family!

Richard

Thanks Richard!  I feel very blessed! I just got an e-mail from Kevin and I'm speechless. It's obvious you guys go above and beyond the call of duty to make your customers happy. I can't wait to get the system and spread the word about you guys to my friends, family and other tech sites!

 

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congrats brother.

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Gibbersome: "your wife (does she have an account here as well?)"

No, my wife and I just talk allot and I've told her many times that I wish you would win the computer because I personally thought that you deserved it. When I won my computer, I was convinced the you would win that time. I was surprised when it was me and not you. A few of the forum's new members are my neighbors and I told them the same thing. I'm happy for you. Congratulations!

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I haven't been around for quite a while but I sure can make time to say congratz Gibbersome, you deserve it!

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Oh by the way, nice to see you back Tanka!

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Gibbers,......You definitely earned it this time and I'm glad it turned out to be you that won this barn-burner of a system. I'm truly happy for you. My wife and I were silently (I didn't want to stuff the ballot box, you know) rooting for you to bring this one home. There was allot of good competition this time around, some of these new guys have allot to say and they're not shy about saying it. Hopefully, they have the bug now and will stay around.

Congratulations Again!

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Hell yea Gibbersome, Congrats man. You definitely earned it. I hold my glass of milk up high and have a toast for you(would be a beer or something else but it is a Tuesday and it is the morning LOL).

Glad to see you won and I hope it performs as great as you expect it to.

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Congrats Gibbersome and welcome to the Origin family!

Richard

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Congrats Gibbs! Enjoy it and post up some benchmark runs once you get it setup! :D

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Dave, Marco, how are you doing?

I just want to say thanks for the web site and the opportunity for so much interaction and fun. I enjoy this site and look forward to checking it out daily.

You guys have a dream job. You get to try/test some of the newest cutting edge technology on the planet and do it all of the time. What a blast it must be.

I assume that there is a fair amount of travel in your job and assume you got to hit Las Vegas recently. That’s probably a nice perk to have as well.

HotHardware.com runs some really significant giveaways, and you seem to have more of them than any other site I know of. In these giveaways, you’re like a couple of Santa Clauses and as I said in a PM to you when I won my system, you must really love your jobs!

I have no idea how you manage to keep coming up with so many great prizes so often, but I like it and I’m here for the long haul.

To all of the other forum members who post here, thanks to you too. You are the spice in HotHardware.com and you make it what it is. (Totally Interesting)

I never know WHAT you’re going to say next, but I know you surely will say it.

Dave, Marco, and the staff at HotHardware.com, You all have it going on!

I look foreword to the next contest coming down the pipes!

RealNeil

Virginia, USA

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You're the man, Realneil...thanks.

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Congrats Gib, hope you enjoy it! Don't forget though, WE WANT PICS and the benchies!

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