HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Winner!

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HotHardware's 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 assembled yet another rig to give away! Readers had a chance to 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.

We decided to give the rig to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum, news and reviews discussion systems. And we have picked the winner! Before we reveal who it is, here's one last look at the complete break-down of components in the system:

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

 LBowen-- 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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Congrats LBowen that is one sweet Rig!!!

Thanks again HotHardware for putting this on and all the sponsors who made this possible.

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Winner winner chicken dinner!!!! Congrats @LBowen!!!!! Enjoy it! We all want to see pics when it arrives!!!!!  Thanks again Dave, Marco, the hothardware crew, and a special thanks to all of the sponsors!!

Now you're just mashing it!

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LBowen,

Congats, your prize. Now you will able use your new custom PC built by HH !.

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 6:00 PM

Congrats!! Welcome to the winner's circle!

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Congrats Man! Welcome to the club :)

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notryan replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 6:21 PM

Congratulations! :D What a prize!

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Congrat LBowen!

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Congrats LBowen!!! Can't wait to see the pics man!

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Congrats LBowen. Now you just need to buy a new keyboard to go along with it :) since you broke your F5 key :P

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eunoia replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 6:46 PM

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...pending.

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Congrats! LBowen!

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 7:21 PM

Congratulations LBowen you lucky dog you.

Make sure you post some benchmarks and pics for us okay?

 

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 7:35 PM

Thank you all so much :)

I was taking a 10 minute break at work eating skittles when I read this. Almost choked screaming!! Thank you to all of the sponsors AMD, Thermaltake, Kingston and thank you so much Dave and Marco. My face is starting to hurt smiling so much.

Pictures and benchmarks are definitely going up when I get this bad boy.

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rrplay replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:00 PM

hey LBowen just got in and heard the news

Congrats Man ! and Way to Go !

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OSunday replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:05 PM

Congrats Lbowen!

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fat78 replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:17 PM

congrats lbowen and here is a video from a episode of big bang i was watching last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbiIbuJ76Do

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slugbug replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:23 PM

Congrats LBowen,

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Inspector replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:39 PM

Congrats on a nice win Lbowen! :D

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:56 PM

This was an awesome contest. I gotta tell ya, due to all of your efforts and quality contributions, it was HARDER THAN EVER to decipher who won. We REALLY appreciate everyone who contributed and promise to make the next giveaway a great one. You all rock.

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cool lbrown glad to see yuo won im still stuck out of town till sunday (i hope) great contest everybody .

the internet here sux i can read but to post is a chore

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 9:51 PM

Yes, you all do rock! Thanks very much for contributing and being a part here! We're going to get together to build the beast soon! Stay tuned!

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 10:21 PM

Grats LBowen on the nice win of a very nice system!

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 10:40 PM

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 10:54 PM

Thank you all so much. I joined not too long ago but this place is where I go to find out all the Hot tech news and discuss it with people that share similar interests. This place has a great community with such helpful members and I'm happy to be a part of it. Thanks once again to everyone :)

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dadodgeson replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 11:02 PM

hey lB now we need to win us some new 3d phones haha,

 

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gibbersome replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 11:10 PM

COGRATS man! That's one sick build and it will keep you busy for many a weekend!

Welcome to the winner's circle! :D

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Congrats! What a sweet rig!

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congrats L

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kind of like Chrismas in June, congrats on the new HOT ROD

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I very much enjoyed reading your contributions over the past several weeks. Great stuff and hope to see more of it!

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 4:59 AM

Thanks for all the congrats everyone :)

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acarzt replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 9:00 AM

Man this contest was rigged!! lol jk

Congrats man! Enjoy that beast!! I'm sure you'll put it to good use!

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Manduh replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 9:40 AM

Congrats again LBowen! What a sweet win!!! I'm definitely looking forward to the build vid and then (maybe) an unboxing video ;)

I'm visiting family for the weekend so can't be on long, they already think my iPod is attached to my hands :P

Have a good long weekend to the USers and Canadians :)

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PFeenstra replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 11:34 AM

Oh so this is where everyone went. I stopped getting e-mail notifications and thought everyone left lol. Awesome contest Marco & Dave, I thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so it gave me an idea for a small give away (I'll set it all up), if that's alright? I'll know more in the next week. 

Anyways, congratulations again LBowen, great win! You won't need to upgrade for a while lol! What's the first game you're going to play on that beast? 

 

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 12:11 PM

I'll play some Spider Solitaire at first followed by some Hunted Demons Forge with my girlfriend.  She is visiting her brother in California and I didn't tell her anything so I was planning on surprising her.

I will definitely take lots of pictures and an unboxing video.  Thanks once again everyone :)

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 12:21 PM

are you going to play some Penumbra on it as well ?

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 12:35 PM

I would have to pick up some Depends before I try to play that game again Crying

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jul 1 2011 12:50 PM

LBowen:

I would have to pick up some Depends before I try to play that game again Crying

ohh yeah man I remember you getting into that series  ..[PS check the PM sent]

heard pretty much the same from those I shared the demos with last Halloween ,don't think they will be playing it any time soon Smile

how do you like Hunted Demon Forge ? thanks for the head up  that one  btw

 

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