HH & AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes Winners!

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HH & AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes Winners!We've had a chance to sift through all of the entries in our AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes and have chosen our five lucky contestants!  Before we announce the lucky folks who'll be battling it our for a bunch of AMD-based goodness, we want to take minute to thank everyone who participated.  Good to have you ALL with us -- and THANK YOU!  Stay tuned for the announcement of our next contest in the weeks ahead!

And now, the winners and lucky Unreal Tournament 3 contestants for our AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes are:
 


The 5 of you maniacs... err... guys, will be battling it out on the evening of April 29th for a shot at winning one of the following killer AMD Phenom II-based prize packs!

 

 
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

Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, jump on our practice server to brush-up on your frag count! 

You can find us on the public server list for Unreal Tournament 3 under the server name: 
"DavoHH: HotHardware.com Practice Server"

This is a semi-private server and the password to join is:  hhrox

Thanks again to all who participated!

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acarzt replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 11:57 AM

Oh wow! I have to say this was completely unexpected. I've been having a seriously bad day(last couple days) Man this made me feel so much better, seriously.

I'm excited! I guess I better get practicing! :-D

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Super Dave replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 11:59 AM

Congratulations you guys...that will be one epic battle!Big Smile

 

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Marco C replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:01 PM

Congrats everyone! :)

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:16 PM

I appreciate the thought, but I never was able to get the expired demo to work - so I'm going to pass.

There is probably someone out there that needs the system more than I do anyway.

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acarzt replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:27 PM

Holy crap, I clicked on my name and i've been a member here for 6 years!! I knew i've been coming to HH for a LONG time but I didn't realize it's been that long heh. Funny thing is I remember visiting this site too, long before I became a member :-P

And I feel pretty nerdy for this but HH has been my home page for a LONG time :-x lol

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:42 PM

Your choice 3vi1, but we are also willing to help folks get setup with a copy of the full game, which will be required to play.

Also, I think you're just having an issue with the demo expiring. If you set your system calendar date back, it should work.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:57 PM

Even if I got it working, I've got an old man's reflexes, one good eye, never owned any of the Quake or Unreal games (FPS + me usually equals motion sickness), and have no motherboard that would be compatible with the 4th runner-up prize. Heheh...  

So, let someone else have my spot.

Thanks again for the consideration though.

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acarzt replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 1:13 PM

awww crap we're gonna need the full game to play? lol

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acarzt replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 1:15 PM
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Sweet! Thanks guys! I cant wait to game it up. It was a blast lastnight with Nelsonpc21 and Dave's son. Dave's son did put us to shame a few times though....lol

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 2:15 PM

We will move forward and pick yet ANOTHER winner, since 3vil is passing on this. Stay tuned!

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Congrats guys! You all deserve it!  I bet you amdcrankitup is going to flip.

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 2:37 PM

Congratulation Guys! :D too bad 3vi1.. If u guys can't find the extra contestant hit me up :P

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 2:40 PM

BTW.. Dave you should record the match, via FRAPS or something.. It would be cool to catch on the matchup later on and see everyone kicking each_other's cyber butt :P

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Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing that myself!

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This is going to make me sick but I going to have to forfiet my chance! I havent play games since I had brain surgery but my cognitive thinking skill and reflexes are non existant  now! I dont have the ability to focus on things. Its really bad and I dont have a chance  or the software much less a connection!Im sorry if I put anyone through xtra stress for me entering but I even misunderstood  the contest too.Im really thankfull that I got picked but I really dont have the ability to compete so give my slot to someone else that can and deserves it! And again to Marco and Dave like I said sometimes my brain doesnt quite work like it used to and I apologize for any inconvenence.Good luck to all.  mentaldisorder  Thanks for the mention!

 

 

 

 

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Congratz to all the winners!

@ AMD: Couldn't someone else play for you? I would, but my PC's not up to UT3. I'm sure someone else would be able to, it'd be a shame if you lost your position.

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Yeah Idk how you guys wanna work it, but I would play for AMD. Anyway Congrats to you all. All deserving winners!Big Smile

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 4:47 PM

^^X2..

I'd love to upgrade my PC (Athlon XP-Mobile Based rig) with a Phenom II :D

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3v1 and AMD: don't throw in the towel just yet. I am sure there are plenty of people here that would be willing to play in the tourney for ya and let you keep your gear that you deserve for winning. I would if I wasn't already in it. Maybe Davo could even hook the "SUBS" up with a free t shirt or flash drive or something for being good sports. Of course it's all up to the powers that be but as a contestant I am perfectly ok with this. Anyone else want to second this notion.

 

Edit: oh yeah, almost forgot, thanks guys. I am pysched. can't wait till the 29th. guess I should be checking the calender though and let the wifey know that she's not allowed to make any plans for me that evening.

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 5:10 PM

OK!  Is it hard to give away FREE STUFF to you guys or what?!?!  Big Smile

First, we have chosen another LUCKY WINNER:   Lev_Astov !!!

Congrats brother.  Get primed up and ready to play!

 

Also, for amdcrankitup ONLY, you may choose a "pinch-gamer" of your choice.  Perhaps you could take Mentaldisorder up on his offer now and see what he can take DOWN for ya?!  Surprise   Yes  The bottom line is, you've been selected to win one of these prizes, so we're not going to let the small stuff get in the way for ya!  Big Smile

Mental, crankitup, get together and let us know intentions.  Again, this is only for amdcrankitup.  All others must bring their own PAIN!  

Enjoy all!

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Congratz Lev!!!! I'll be away on the 29th Angry so I won't be able to see who won :(

I hope you get someone good to play for you AMD Big Smile I really want you to win something worthwhile for yourself Big Smile

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 5:45 PM

Give 'em hell, Lev!

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I would be privileged to play for you amd.  It's been awhile since I played, but I have a couple weeks to practice.  Well it's your call if you want me to play or someone else.  But I'm ready to give it a go.  I don't own the game but I'm sure I could get a copy.

 

Oh yeah, congrats Lev!

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To all thouse who want to play some UT3 the server is up.

Name: HH Davo or tsomthing like that

PW: hhrox

Come on in a play Nelsonpc21and I had a great time last night...

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darn skippy! seriously ya'll take advantage of it while the server is up and running. There's been alot of talk about HH'ers playing on a server together for awhile now 1 is up and running that thing should be flooded.

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 8:03 PM

mentaldisorder:

I would be privileged to play for you amd.  It's been awhile since I played, but I have a couple weeks to practice.  Well it's your call if you want me to play or someone else.  But I'm ready to give it a go.  I don't own the game but I'm sure I could get a copy.

 

Oh yeah, congrats Lev!



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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 8:03 PM

Der Meister:

To all thouse who want to play some UT3 the server is up.

Name: HH Davo or tsomthing like that

PW: hhrox

Come on in a play Nelsonpc21and I had a great time last night...

 

The server name is:  DavoHH:  HotHardware.com's Practice Server

Password is:  hhrox

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yoda8232 replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 8:14 PM

Sad face. :(


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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 8:53 PM

yoda8232:

Sad face. :(

 

Sorry Yoda!  Jump on the server and play though!  I'll throw you some HH schwag if you email me your shipping address!   I have an HH USB drive and case badges with your name on it, since you tried so hard in the contest. Big Smile

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You guys missed out on some fun time tonight! Get on the server and have some fun!

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 11:50 PM

Der Meister:

You guys missed out on some fun time tonight! Get on the server and have some fun!

Mike couldn't keep up with tonight, Der!  You're game is coming up pretty good!

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I turned up my mouse sensitivity some so I cold keep up with the pace of the games...

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Steam is being a sucker tonight, but UT3 is almost done downloading, so I will be ingame with you guys tomorrowBig Smile

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Apr 17 2009 7:47 AM

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

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BebeX replied on Fri, Apr 17 2009 8:04 AM

Well done guys, and good luck to all of you!

I'll see if I can get on the HH server some time this w/end.  

HH should seriously get some international competitions going- I'm sure us guys on the other side of the pond could give y'all a run for your money given the chance..Wink 

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Dave_HH:

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

 If its ok with you Dave and get no bad feelings here with the other guys I would be proud for mental to play for me!

 

 

 

 

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Apr 17 2009 9:20 AM

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Dave_HH:

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

 If its ok with you Dave and get no bad feelings here with the other guys I would be proud for mental to play for me!

 

We will make it so!  Mentaldisorder, you sir are in for the frag on behalf of amdcrankitup!  Smile

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