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

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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...

You do you even bother to post such garbage? So sad :( Got nothing else to do in life? Angry

If you can do better go ahead, all it takes is you buying the parts building it and giving it out for FREE Hmm

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 9:19 PM

Shelley, I see you are doing well :)

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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.

lol. You are a smart man. But when the lady's are away the boys will play. Jen's should count herself lucky that I think overclocking her PC is my idea of play. Stick out tongue

On a serious note though. I have been really impressed with the system. Enough to recommend AMD again which I had a hard time doing during the Core2 days. Though I do love my Sandy Bridge. Oh god I'm so confused. Confused

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flongie replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:35 PM

Looks wicked!

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Another awesome giveaway from Hot Hardware! Thanks!! I usually avoid forum discussions because I'm still a newbie when it comes to tech stuff. However, I hope to contribute to discussions to the best of my abilities.

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Inspector replied on Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:47 PM

White one is pretty neat, its not painted white but injected :D

Marco, get the winner a Frio! LOL

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slugbug replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 2:27 AM

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what a tower

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I have been wanting to play with one of these cases and to see how the Kingston ssd's preform

if you are building the machine Marco (the article does not say) which i assume you are please post early pic's i am very interested in this level 10 buildGift

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the cooler is bigger thin the graphics card area THATS HUGE

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I think that would handle TF2 pretty well eh? :D

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This will make my dad speechless haha ;D

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bob_on_the_cob:
I have been really impressed with the system. Enough to recommend AMD again

Me too, my AMD X2-545 Callisto 3.0GHz. system has a really cheap motherboard in it and it's running just great @ 3,255MHz.

But that may be due to the video card that's in it. (XFX Radeon HD6870 Black Edition)

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EHarler replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 3:29 PM

Just amazing. I don't know how you guys manage to pull it off, but the content and contests in this site are amazing!

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dam it would be crazy if would win this.

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Wow, that's a lot of high-end hardware. You'd think they'd throw in a little more storage than 750gb. But still lovin' that ssd!! And I'm a big phenom fan...I got a phenom II x4 =955 B.E. myself...totally the best cpu I've ever owned to date. Can't comment on the case, tho. Not enough room for my coolermaster V-8, and I've no need for liquid cooling. 45c at full load is fine for me. Crossfire 6870's tho?? Jeez, what I would do for that!!! I'm still usin; this old HD 5670...just one!! haha And the 8gb of RAM...oh yeah gimme all that, I'm sportin 4gb of corsair xms3 series, plz upgrade me. Already rockin' the AMD AM3 800series Mobo, tho...Good choice on that for sure!!!

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Definitely the best case ever!!

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RAdams replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 4:23 PM

The case alone is great! It looks fast even when turned off. The components are all first class.

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xmd5 replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 4:27 PM

This is great, again a (slight) chance to win the awesome computer :)

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A very nice machine indeed. Thanks for keeping up all these great contests!

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Yeah that is awesome they use white injection instead of paint for the white version, will definitely help against those accidental scratches. I was confused when you said get the winner a frio because It's also the name of their normal cooler but that frio is a FRIO dang! 4 120's haha, notice how they had it braced to the case???? I bet that thing is heavy!

Now you're just mashing it!

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Jarhed replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 5:11 PM

Looks like a great site . I just signed up based on a feed i receive from Facebook (AMD's feed) . I shared a link to the site to all my friends on FB . I do alot of reading about hardware and gear . Love the review section . Good writing , well thought out. I have added HotHardware to my favorites list . Will definately come back here and read up ....Good Website layout and easy to navigate . Nice work guys !

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 5:43 PM

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Woooo finally traffic is gonna start picking up again

It sure is! It always appear to pick up whenever there's a contest and then it drops whenever the contest is over...

Still, bring on the traffic!

 

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peepom replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 6:15 PM

Although I'm not qualified, still I have to S C R E A M!!!!! I W A N T T H I S R I G !!! my apologies.... that's all i can do...( sigh)

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Wow. that is one massive CPU cooler. How in the heck would you get to the mounts on the motherbard to take it off or put it on? I think if your willing to go to that extreme to cool your cpu though you would just liquid cool.

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ELaird replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 7:43 PM

Ill officially be a a grad after my internship. Ill be a Computer Information Specialist (Programming) Major and this rig makes me drool :p

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Im not going to look at the specs of this just yet. After reading http://hothardware.com/News/Micron-Demos-RealSSD-P320h-PCIe-SSD-Achieves-Over-3GBs-Of-Sustained-Throughput/ I need to settle down before I can be impressed again.

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Jarhed:
Looks like a great site . I just signed up

Welcome to HH.

peepom:
that's all i can do

Welcome to HH Smile

ELaird:
a grad after my internship

Welcome to HH

 

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Wow, that is summer Awesomeness!

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It has got to be lighter then the beat I have now lol. My 4 year old PC that is in the TT armor+ case weighs about 35-40lbs

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Keep in mind it is the TT Level 10 GT which is about $300 not the TT Level 10 which is almost $900 Still based on the same basic design and rocking. There is pretty much no need for the $900 model.

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to win a rig like this would be a fathers dream ... At least my dream . I could go on for hours about the components all top rated.. but I will let the others do that for me .. as we all know anyone who enters this contest is in it to win it.. and one lucky person will be chosen .. good luck everyone wish we all could win but there is but 1

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If there can be only one just call me Neo then :P

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fat78 replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 10:04 PM

That is one sexy prize!

I recently bought dsc a-10 (flight sim) and it would be awesome to play it with this computer.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 2 2011 10:45 PM

You may call me MacLeod, nice to meet you Neo.  Also, welcome to all the newcomers I'm sure you will all enjoy the discussions and reviews; this is a great place to get consolidated tech news.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Jun 3 2011 12:24 AM

CMachicote:

to win a rig like this would be a fathers dream ... At least my dream . I could go on for hours about the components all top rated.. but I will let the others do that for me .. as we all know anyone who enters this contest is in it to win it.. and one lucky person will be chosen .. good luck everyone wish we all could win but there is but 1

peace

Yup, that's the way it goes with these contests.

Anyway, welcome CMachicote!

 

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BMAN replied on Fri, Jun 3 2011 2:39 AM

I for one will be taking the guts of the rig and putting it to water...have been wanting to build a really goood AMD system for a while now (just no cash to build with)

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jun 3 2011 8:41 AM

Woke up this morning and did some searching for more info on the specifications of this beauty.

Eyefinity support and 3D are just a few of the things the winner can expect if they have the proper monitors.  Blazing fast fps with the crossfire graphics cards so the hottest and newest games of this year would play smooth as butter.  I like to imagine myself playing Dead Island on this rig or another immersive game like Deus Ex Human Revolution, that would be beyond epicness on this hot custom-made rig.

The case itself allows for future upgrades not that it would be needed with the hardware already being put into it.  No more waiting around because the SSD would load any software noticeably faster than a standard HD.  Let us not forget that the HD and SSD included only take two slots so the winner could install extra space with the other three quick swap trays with ease.  This case is just so user friendly and the hardware being put into it packs a serious punch.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this.

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 3 2011 10:32 AM

LBowen:
Blazing fast fps with the crossfire graphics cards so the hottest and newest games of this year would play smooth as butter.

Yeah, Spider Solitaire would finally be fast enough,..............

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