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HotHardware's Summer Sweepstakes! Win a new Rig!

HotHardware's Summer Sweepstakes! Win a new Rig!

It's that time again folks!  In conjunction with our friends at Intel, AMD, Kingston, WD, and Thermaltake we have assembled one hot rig to give away this month!  We're announcing yet another new sweepstakes where you could win a full Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650-based system, complete with a pair of screaming fast Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, some super fast DDR3 RAM, and a beefy Western Digital hard drive.  With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in a windowed Thermaltake case, this machine will definitely be a head turner, and it could be all yours!  As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems. The complete break-down of components in the system includes:
 

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 (2)

Case: Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS

PSU: FSP FX700-GLN

Memory: 2GB Kingston DDR3

Motherboard: Intel X48 DX48BT2

Hard Drive: Western Digital

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-R / RW

Miscellaneous: Aftermarket CPU Cooler


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. 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 a winner based on community involvement and contribution. To increase your chances of being a winner, sign up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts as well, and we'll toss your name into the mix for double credit! The sweepstakes will run through August 31, 2008.

This is a great opportunity for to you to win a custom, powerful new system. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!

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BigWop:
Fortron Source - Great PSUs...


never heard of them, but ill take your word for it. plus it has a good rating on newegg.

also, what os are you guys gonna give it? vista 32/64 or xp?

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Wow... amazing system!

Good luck to everyone!!!

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I think they should put vista ultimate 64 bit on it that would be the best rig ever to win!!

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 You misspelled "Kubuntu".

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Nice rig. Well heres hoping...

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Amazing system though and Fortran PS's are some of the best (a lot of industry sites rate versus a Fortran PS although usually a 1000 or 1200) Either way AWESOME SYSTEM Whoever gets this one is a VERY LUCKY person :)

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 I just want the mainboard and RAM... Great overall system though, good luck everyone Smile

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Another sweepstakes! Now the forums will heat-up again, and I LOVE IT!Yes

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Yeah and wouldn't it be nice if it STAYED that way too!? :D

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Yeah some of us check in everyday even when the contests aren't running. Of course one of the best marketing tools I've seen. Give away a sweet rig and us hardware freaks come outta the woodwork and a lot of us stay. Either way we're getting closer to finding out who the new lucky member is YAYYYYYYY

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Some of us never leave! Nice system guys, it definitely is a dream machine. Good luck to everyone, especially me!

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Like many have stated, never heard of that PSU.

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SqUiD267:

Like many have stated, never heard of that PSU.

Power supplies from FSP (Fortron Source) are sold by Antec, Sparkle Power, OCZ, Nexus, and Zalman under their own names.

 

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Greetings All,

Nice setup, very close to what I am currently running at home.

QX9650 3.90 (390FSB 10x Multiplier 1.45V) & Xigmatek S1293 HSF
DX48BT2
8800GT 512MB (looking to upgrade to AMD/ATI 4870)
4GB 2x2GB DDR3-1066
Seagate ES.2 250GB & 500GB
Seasonic 550Watt 80Plus SLI
Cooler Master 590

When I was building this rig, I was tossing up between the M9 and the CM590. I was able to set the two side by side and the CM quality and functionality is better.

Whoever wins this little monster will be gaming hardcore. I would recommend making sure that you have a phat cooler (especially with o/c). The Q9650 is 35W lower on the TDP compared the QX9650 @ 130W TDP. I would take a look at the Sunbeam Core Contact Cooler or the Xigmatek S1283. Both have tested very well.

I don't expect to win or even think that I have a chance (being a noob to the site).

dreadmonkey

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Welcome dreadmonkey. Stick around you have just as much chance as anyone. Nice rig by the way!

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OMG!!!

What a Sweet Rig!!.. Great Bday PResent :P

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I am going crazy with this only US :)
Nice rig btw :D

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Lamps, sorry bud. We have to be careful not to kill ourselves with shipping. Maybe we can run one with a global reach but if you're not in the US, the rules are you have to pay for shipping and duties?

Next contest maybe. :)

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I tell you what, you open it up to international members too, and if they are selected winner give them the option to pay shipping.   Seeing as a new rig of this class will cost me more then shipping would.

In responce to the comment now the forum will heat up, and another were the poster is always here, it true on both fronts I too am always here, sometimes lurking, but always here.  Its very cool to watch these contests tho, and congrats to all the winners so far!

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Another contest- good luck all!

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Oh yeah! Nice! I can't wait to see who wins this one. Good luck!

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Hi All

Wow! That's a Awesome rig. 

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Off topic a litt but anyone notice the comments system on the main site now works a little snappier? Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed. Doh! It's cool how stuff works when it's configured properly.

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Davo:
Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed.

Buy that man a beer!Beer

 

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Super Dave:

Davo:
Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed.

Buy that man a beer!Beer

 

Seconded, its also nice that he even bothered to say anything, too often I have found people don't care unless they are made to, this guy went above and beyond it would seem.

 

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