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HotHardware and Origin New Year's Sweepstakes! Win A New Rig!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.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Feb 1 2010 11:47 PM

Let me be the first to say congrats, Gibb!

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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Wow, congratulations man!!!

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Feb 1 2010 11:52 PM

Yep I knew it as I said earlier, between me and him he had me in posts no one else did. Congrats gibbersome enjoy it to the max and make sure you post some benches.

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Soupstyle replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:01 AM

congrats gibber

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acarzt replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:02 AM

I have to say... I saw this coming lol

We should have set up a pool on who we thought would winner... and the winner of the pool gets a rig lol

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Marco C replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:13 AM

You guys can make side-bets on the next two giveaways. :) We've got some good stuff coming down the pipeline...

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rjr222 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:25 AM

grats and lookin forward to the future giveaways!

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:27 AM

Cool all the way around and grats again gibbersome!

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outajob replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:30 AM

lucky dog...congrats

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#!$@!!.... I am completely at a loss for words!!

Oh man!!!

I'm excited....beyond excited!! My hands are trembling so much typing this!

OMG, thank you guys, thank you sooo much!

 

This has been such an amazing experience! Thank you, everyone, from Origin PC for their INCREDIBLE generosity, AMD....for being awesome, the HotHardware Admins, Dave, Marco, words can't express my gratitude, and the HotHardware community, you've made this an amazingly fun ride!! I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, fun group of guys to post along with. THANK YOU!

I am tearing up, I have no idea what to say. This is just the happiest night of my life!

I gotta go wake up and tell everyone I know!!!

 

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Congratulations Gibbersome...you da man!Yes

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RA1D replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:06 AM

truly deserving, congrats man!

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acarzt replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:16 AM

Oh yea! And congrats Gibbersome!

Make sure to get lots of pics and benches :-D

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Wow, thank you for the congrats everyone!

3vi1, Kraulerson, rapid1, Soupstyle, acarzt, rjr222, outajob, Super Dave, RA1D....I really appreciate the kind words. You guys are all incredible! It's been such a fantastic experience...I'm running out of adjectives here!

And again, the HotHardware Admins, OriginPC, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm still in shock, it hasn't even begun to sink in.

I will be cherishing this system and this memory for the rest of my life. I've never had a system even close to anything like this!

I can't wait to replay all the games I have on high details and then go buy the ones I've been putting off!!! This is a dream come true!

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:29 AM

Hey and now who cares if your laptop craps out, you will have graphics and operation most likely like you've never seen on your desk. I am sure this machine is going to blow your mind when you turn it on. Make sure you get AMD Overdrive 3 it's a must on an AMD system exceptionally this one.

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rapid1:

Hey and now who cares if your laptop craps out, you will have graphics and operation most likely like you've never seen on your desk. I am sure this machine is going to blow your mind when you turn it on. Make sure you get AMD Overdrive 3 it's a must on an AMD system exceptionally this one.

Thank you rapid1!! I have been saving and scrapping to get a new system for the past year, but something always came up. I feel like there's going to be a new baby in the house! I am going to learn everything about this system inside and out.

Just woke up the gf and told her the news....she's having a hard time believing my online addiction actually amounted to anything, lol! But she's very happy for me cuz I really needed this.

Again, getting to know you guys on forum was a prize in itself! It's been an incredible ride. Special word for you, rapid, I enjoyed our discussions and the late-night meanderings! You were right there with me all the way!

I'm going to be sharing the HotHardware good word for a long time to come! I feel incredibly humbled and honored.

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Kyouya replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 2:01 AM

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.

"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."

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.

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RA1D replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 2:17 AM

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

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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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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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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.

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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!

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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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!

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caos420 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 8:37 AM

congrats brother.

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By caos420: "This website is a joke no noobie ever stood a chance at winning that rig."

You're wrong,.... I was a noobie as you put it when I won the last system. You just can't handle the fact that sweet little you didn't win this one. How could we not see how wonderful you are? I mean,.....you're even giving people free copies of software that's NOT free! You had to warned by a mod for your acid posts a day or two ago. And they should have ignored that and rewarded you,........I just can't believe that you can't see yourself and how you're acting. If this is normal and you're really gone, then good.

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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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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 9:17 AM

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!

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Marco C replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 10:10 AM

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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rapid1 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 12:52 PM

This is the coolest forum, just hands down. Congrats gibbersome, you actually desperately needed this to, which makes you winning it even more rewarding for you of course, and for all of us to. As many have said we wanna see some benches on this tank as well. Enjoy it entirely to much, and don't blow it up lol.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:20 PM

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

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Marco C replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:40 PM

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! How do I envy you!

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gibbersome:

#!$@!!.... I am completely at a loss for words!!

Obviously you were using Google Dictation to write that. It may have modified your original cussword.

 

Seriously, congrats, and I'll be over your house regularly if Blue Wilhelm doesn't boot up!


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