HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away!

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It's that time again folks! To commemorate Father's Day and to congratulate all of you that are graduating this season, in conjunction with our friends at AMD, Thermaltake, and Kingston, we have assembled yet another rig to give away! We're announcing a new give-away in which you could win a full AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition based system, complete with a pair of Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards, some super-fast Kingston DDR3 RAM, a Kingston SSD, and a slick Thermaltake Level 10 GT chassis. With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in such a wild 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, news and reviews discussion systems. The complete break-down of components in the system includes:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE

Graphics: Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT

PSU: Thermaltake Power Supply

Memory: 8GB Kingston DDR3-1600

Motherboard: AMD 800 Series AM3

SSD: Kingston 128GB V+ 100

Hard Drive: 750GB, 7200RPM

Optical Drive: SATA DVD-R / RW

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 or Canada (apologies to the rest of the world). 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 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! In addition, we’re going to be weighting entries based on the quality of contribution, using our comment system’s integrated voting button (those 'Thumbs Up' and 'Thumbs Down' buttons you see in the comments on the news page). So if the community likes your stuff, so will the contest gods!

The sweepstakes will run through June 27, 2011 and we will announce the winner shortly thereafter.

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

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herlof replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:01 PM

first!!!! 

 Yes thanks guys for this give away the last one was speechless but this one is really nice and 2 Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire wow thats awesome Yes

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ZBrincat replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:04 PM

Nice rig! I'm surprised to see you guys giving away a Level 10 tower, I love the look of them, the only problem for me is the price.

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CNguyen replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:14 PM

That rig is crazy, inside and out.

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Super Dave replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:20 PM

OooH that's a nice rig!Stick out tongue

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Inspector replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:28 PM

Crossfire 6870! :D, Thanks HotHardware! Always the best :). I'll be graduating 11th grade? :D Its the best graduation there is, to a new semester of relief :D lol.

CRAZY!!!! :P

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Another sweet contest, thanks HotHardware!

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realneil replied on Tue, May 31 2011 11:46 PM

Inspector:
I'll be graduating 11th grade?

And I'm only a Dad 7 times,....so far. Stick out tongue

This is another kick-ass system giveaway from HotHardware. Thanks for the chance to win this thing. I'm looking forwards to the 'Marco build footage' too.

It never stops on this site and I appreciate it.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 12:51 AM

Int Protocol:
Mon père est dans le besoin désespéré d'un nouvel ordinateur et que le petit groupe AMD-Thermaltake-Kingston serait un présent de Fête des Pères épique.

Yes, it would make a great Father's day present.

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OSunday replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 1:18 AM

This is awesome, I'm not a grad or a father yet but I sure wouldn't mind a beast computer from HotHardware :)

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RSmith replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 1:37 AM

It would be a grand sort of miracle if i were to win this, as it's a good deal more powerful than my current PC, and any others I have or have had. I could really really use it badly. I'm headed to the forums now!

 

Btw, I'm a father, lol, graduated a good deal of time ago ;)

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Good luck and happy posting. I did just graduate, but the back to school gaming rig yall gave me will keep me goin well into the future. You guys rock!

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oooooooooo I just graduated May 23, and im still using the single core 2.0 computer. When I was young I thought my computer was fast and could handle anything lol. I'll try my luck this time.. now I just gotta find that lucky horse shoe and my four leaf clover.

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Please Santa, I've been good. ;) Seriously though, one look at that thing is enough for me to participate more on these forums. :)

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w00t :) Marco will be pouring his blood sweat and tears into the build of this system. Though it is a Thermaltake case so probably not his blood (usually they are really clean and smooth).

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 7:50 AM

CROSSFIRE!! CROSSFIRE!! YOU WILL GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE!! CROSSFIRE!!

That system is beyond sick just looking at it is giving me goosebumps. Thanks to Marco, Dave and everyone at HotHardware for another awesome giveaway. Good luck to everyone and let the madness commence!!

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rrplay replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 8:23 AM

Man, that is one sweet machine ! & sure look forward to seeing Marco's video on building the rig. Yep pretty sure that will be one well anticipated video on this forum.The clock is very likely to S-L-O-W-L-Y tick-tick-tick away until it's release .Thanks again to the HH team and sponsors for providing the opportunity.

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Another awesome system. I got Jen a little Athlon II x2 a few months back to upgrade her from the E4300 she had and I have been quite impressed. Been a while since I used a AMD CPU. One of these days I need to get around to see if I can unlock any extra cores and doing some overclocking, but for now she is more than happy with the performance. 

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Wow another amazing machine, good luck to everyone! Can't wait to see marco's building skills put to work! It's also nice to see a BA amd machine being given away too!!

haha @LBowen I remember that commercial extremely well and for xmas that year I did get a crossfire!

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denny1514 replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:55 AM

This case is Brutal i saw this thing in Microcenter ..its the size of a dishwasher, AWESOME

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TTumbri replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 12:08 PM

Cool contest!

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 12:35 PM

bob_on_the_cob:
One of these days I need to get around to see if I can unlock any extra cores and doing some overclocking, but for now she is more than happy with the performance. 

Oh hell no! If it works and she's happy with it, I wouldn't touch it.

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acarzt replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 12:39 PM

Woooo finally traffic is gonna start picking up again!

I sure would like to win this :-)

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Thanks again Hot Hardware for another giveaway. This Rig looks nice indeed!

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wow very nice! thanks again, you just keep them coming!

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Wow! i've been following HH for years and seen the giveaways get better and better, but this takes the cake.. well done guys!

Thanks for being my one stop tech shop that my friends all tease me about!

cheers!

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 1:54 PM

Everything about this case screams "Love me tender" from it's hot-swappable hd trays (sick), to it's ready for liquid cooling (sweet), and it's various other features (OMG).  Certainly an enthusiast's computer and you guys are pimping that case with some serious HotHardware.

Crossfire graphics cards, glad you got the reference Drake :)

Kingston memory and SSD for some speedy data will rock anybody's socks off!!

Not to mention that processor will give anyone enough speed for whatever they need to tackle.

I would be in gaming heaven if I were to win this sexy beast of an computer, good luck to all :)

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Sweet giveaway...that would look amazing on my desk!

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Wow! Amazing rig

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Amazing rig, my dad would love it!

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This is an extraoridnary giveaway with an awseome looking system.

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eunoia replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 3:48 PM

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...pending.

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 5:40 PM

Also a thanks to the sponsors at AMD, Kingston, and Thermaltake you guys make some quality products and we really appreciate your help in making this awesome rig. One poster is going to be a lucky son of a biscuit to win this :)

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Sweet....You guys sure do give away alot of Rigs, almost 1 every 2 monthts it seems. We likey!

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Looks like you guys still got it. I don't know how you continue to give away these nice systems. The case alone on this would be one heck of a give away but of course you guys top it with that sweet hardware to make a killer system. I will be a little disappointed though if there is no video on the assembly of this thing. Hint, Hint Wink

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What a terrible computer, I feel sorry for the guy who wins this; worst processor imaginable, with cheap ram, not even 1 TB of HD space, and a Kingston SSD. Why do people even build these systems with inferior products? So sad...

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Freakin kewl tower

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 8:21 PM

Pretty sweet system - as usual for HH. One of you is going to be very lucky!

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 8:24 PM

Cool computer, in a freaking amazing case.

Thank you Dave and Marco for putting up this contest and giving us a chance to win it.

EDIT: Also, how many watts are on that power supply?

 

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