Chillin' Out With The HH Community Sweepstakes Winner!

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Chillin' Out With The HH Community Sweepstakes!To bring some much-needed heat to this chilly winter, we joined up with our friends at OCZ, Intel, WD, Gigabyte, and Xigmatek, and assembled another rig to give away to a lucky reader. This time around we gave you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-870-infused gaming rig with 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 600GB, 10K RPM hard drive, an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, Radeon HD 6870 graphics card and a few other goodies.

The complete parts list and breakdown for this sweepstakes build is listed below. And just below that, we're announcing the winner!


Processor: Intel Core i7-870

Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 6870

Case: Xigmatek Utgard

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 760W

Memory: 4GB OCZ DDR3

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55

Hard Drive: WD Velociraptor 600GB

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB

Optical Drive: SATA DVD-R / RW

Input: Thermaltake Challenger Pro

Coolice -- You are the winner!

Shoot us a note with your full contact information and we'll let you know when the machine ships! Congrats from Team HotHardware! We hope you enjoy it!

And for the hundreds of runners-up (there are no losers around here!), keep those commenting fingers limber--we'll be announcing our next giveaway VERY soon. And you’ll definitely want to stick around for this one!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 9:35 AM

super major congrats buddy !! I know you are going to love it !! way to GO ! and Enjoy !

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Rashiga replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 9:41 AM

plz next time let the rest of the world participate toooo, we'll pay for shipping :D,and congrats to the winner

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Congratulations on your win Bud!

Ha-Ha! Whooo!

You're gonna like how that PC runs. The Vertex drive will make it real snappy, and the Raptor likewise.

Like all of HH's prizes, it's got a great parts list, that reads like someone expressing their 'inner builder'.

I wonder if there is gonna be another build log for this PC,...or is it already assembled?

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Congrats coolice I dont know why but some reason when I checked this morning to see if a winner had been chosen I had a feeling you might win might have been the fact that when I llokes at the post count this morning it looked like you had 52 or something! But its a good win and HH Marco and Dave are great so enjoy your rig its a very very nice one!

 

 

 

 

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4hams replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 9:54 AM

Congrats coolice!

That is a fantastic prize you got yourself there. Hope to see some pics of the new rig when ya get it all setup.

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CDeeter replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:07 AM

Way to go Coolice! I'm sure you will put it to go use.

Thanks HH for a great contest. It sure was fun, geting to meet new people, and reading the daily posts.

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chondro72 replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:15 AM

have fun with it

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Sergeimm replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:20 AM

Congrats!

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Congrats!!! Let's see some pics when you get it!

Now you're just mashing it!

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 11:54 AM

OMG

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 11:54 AM

OMGG

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 11:55 AM

OOMMMGGGG

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 11:55 AM

***Leaves Room in the middle of the lecture to go to the washroom and SCREAM LIKE I WON THE OSCAR for best female actor

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 12:08 PM

**** Oh man.... Thank you guys! Soo much!! from the bottom my heart.... this has been an amazing experience, in the sense that I've met some really fascinating people!! I have learnt a lot!!

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slugbug replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 12:16 PM

Congrats man

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Grats man, you deserve it

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Awesome! good work coolice

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WKaye replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 1:23 PM

enjoy your new badass PC!!! :D

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acarzt replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 1:32 PM

whoa whoa whoa wait a minute... is Coolice a female?

This is a no girls allowed forum!

Heh, jk!

Congrats!!

I said congrats earlier but apparantly it didn't post :-(

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Congrats! Remember Picture of it are needed once you get it up and going! 

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 2:03 PM
I will post more pictures than any member has ever posted in the history of this website! I promise! Hell, i'll even make a video if you guys want. This is Sooo exciting!

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Marco C replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 2:27 PM

Seems like Coolice is a bit excited, huh? :)

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Optix replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 3:25 PM

Congrats dude!  That solid state drive alone makes the rig worthwhile.  Mechanical drives are just meh in comparison.

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eunoia replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 4:04 PM

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...pending.

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Congrats coolice, I see you a lot around here! Let us know when you post pics of it!

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congrats coolice, pics and benchmarks!

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Congrats Coolice that is a sweet RIG you won.

Hope it serves you well.

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Congrats Coolice, I hope you enjoy your sweet new rig from HH, built by Marco. Welcome to the Club!!

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and SCREAM LIKE I WON THE OSCAR for best female actor

I hope you don't mind me asking...are you a dude or a dudet?

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 6:46 PM

Congrats coolice! That's a great system!

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Congrats Coolice! Welcome to the club !

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 7:33 PM
Guys... I'm as dudely as a dude can be.... apart from my taste in music!! I was just trying to best show HOW HAPPY I AM!!! because Hot Dang! this is awesome!! The reason i'm soo happy is because over the past ~10 months, close to a year, i've been accumulating money to retire my current desktop.... and this is like a blessing. $500 (i've accumulated $438 to be exact) means i can take another course at my school, or invest in a suit... the last time i bought a suit was ~3 years ago and being a business student... 1 jacket aint take a man too far. I'm not a religious person, but this has truly come as a blessing! Excited?? HELL YEAA, this PC doesnt only mean a new computer, it means i can spend i get some extra education, invest in something else i need. Truly HH (including everyone) i am in debt to you! Thank you sou soo much!!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 8:30 PM

Super Major Congrats Again coolice !!  I know you are going to love it !!

Way to GO !  I told you So  ! You truly deserve it !  and Enjoy !Smile

 

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naw you don't have to that ! there's the T-Rex track for ya in the video thread   To Bang A Gong ! Big Smile

 

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 9:15 PM

Sweet; Mega congrats coolice, and your even my friend AWESOME. I was actually thinking it may be you as you are very active, and with some good posts. That's sweet! Enjoy!

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coolice replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 9:37 PM
Guys you are far too kind! I am too addicted to this website is all.... as soon as i wake up, the first thing i do is jump the computer and start hovering around haha. so if someone keeps tracks of my involvement... you'll see some REALLY wacky times.... posting at 4:30 in the morning hahaha. I always look forward to what you guys have to write as well! Its always a pleasure to read them . Once again gents and HH, Arigato Gozaimasu

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Congrats coolice thats a tight machine! By the way you already mentioned the video so im going to hold you to that. I bet you're pumped right now because I couldn't settle down when I won. Any plans for it? I bet you want to crossfire that 6870 pretty bad. Have fun with that thing

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Inspector replied on Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:42 PM

LOL, CONGRATS coolice!

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coolice replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 1:34 AM
Well Lifeskills, at the moment i have absoultely nothing planned for it. I'm not a gamer by any means and i only use after effects once in a blue moon to make videos for student groups at school and what not. I think because this is such a beast of a machine, i'll be using it to fold@home or contribute to something haha. Buuuut I am excited nonetheless!! cant wait. Annnnd Fine.. i'll make a video of it in use!! hahah Thanks once again!

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Way to go Coolice...........need pictures after you get it setup!

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coolice replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:29 AM
And pictures you shall get!

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