Entering contests,.......What it can do for you

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eunoia replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 6:46 PM

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realneil replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 7:27 PM

eunoia:
You guys are going to forget what it's like to actually pay for hardware!

LOL!

It's been ~years~ since my two system wins. So I already ~know~ the joy of buying my own systems again. Smile

I bought my latest i7-2600K compete system and only used the BluRay reader from my HH system win on it. It has 16GB of Mushkin 2133MHz. RAM in it and a Mushkin 240GB Chronos SSD too. It's in a new case, CM-HAF932, and has a new Plextor DVD Burner.

I still have (and use) the i7-870 system from HH and it's still just as good as when it was new. (thanks again HH) It has a new and improved motherboard and 16GB of GSKill 2133MHz. RAM in it now. There is a Kingston 120GB HyperX SSD in it. (that I won somewhere) I bought the new board and RAM for it along with a Corsair H60 water cooler and a Plextor DVD Burner too.

My i5-750 prize system was bequeathed to my son in law last year and he's still happy with it.

So,...since my two system wins, I've won a SSD drive and RAM once. Ever since it's been Buy, Buy, Buy,..........

rrplay's frequent wins are probably due to the fact that he's all over the web entering contests left and right. He's tireless in this. He does it a lot more than I have the time for. So he wins,.....

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rrplay replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 8:18 PM

eunoia:
You guys are going to forget what it's like to actually pay for hardware!

not exactly so ..the above AMD Rig is not exactly free by any means >> quite a few hours spent on some technical PC work for the Asus board ,,the AMD FX-8150 took quite a  bit of genuine effort with many different things...yet I still purchase hardware when needed...or when doing some 'stuff' for friends or such end up with a gift card which is not as tacky as ca$h or check and seems fair..

realneil:
    rrplay's frequent wins are probably due to the fact that he's all over the web entering contests left and right. He's tireless in this. He does it a lot more than I have the time for. So he wins,.....

Actually Neil I really do not enter any more than the average person that has a FB or twitter and responds or participates,& actually  miss a lot of them.  They  just somehow magically come into my path, lot's of invites,likes shares etc ...dunno really.....oh well

...what  I really like about this particular rig and the HH labor day rig Thanks Again HotHardware  Smile is that it would allow me a chance to play around with either and or both of the EVGA 560Ti cards possibly swap the memory or  PSUs between the rigs Post in here with the Bios OC / Video and 'shake and bake'  within those threads with some stuff'  and  screen shots   just 'cuz ....

should I need to transfer some files or acknowledge a sponsor along the way....Wink

Thanks Kingston  Smile

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rrplay replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 8:31 PM

Engadget Giveaway: win one of three ioSafe 500GB Rugged Portable hard drives!

http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/29/engadget-giveaway-iosafe/

March 31st may not jump out at you as a day worth celebrating, but it's actually World Backup Day. In honor of this special day, our friends at ioSafe want to make sure you're hooked up with plenty of storage to mark the occasion. As a result, they're hooking you up with three chances to win a Rugged Portable hard drive of the 500GB variety (sorry, Terrence and sledgehammer not included). Half a terabyte of storage capacity ain't too shabby, but the beauty of this prize is not in what it can hold, but rather what it can endure. It's designed to take a heckuva lot of abuse from whatever you throw at it: drops, water, chemicals, you name it. So don't delay, enter to win and celebrate World Backup Day!

Good Luck !

 

 

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realneil replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 8:42 PM

Hey! I have one of those Kingston Wi-Drives! I like it too.

You probably do more participating than I do, but I have much going on lately. I'm glad you're getting lucky enough to win this stuff. All of us can use a little help considering how prices are going up so much lately.

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just got my Gigabyte mobo in the mail I won a few weeks back, now all I need is a 1155 CPU and I have a computer!

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2700K

Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER

GIGABYTE GTX670

G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133

Antec P280

Corsair H100

Asus Blu-ray burner

Seasonic X650 PSU

Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD

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rrplay replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 9:07 PM

yeah that Wi-Drive is def handy and no doubt you got lot's on your plate these days....Still am very fortunate to win stuff and fortunate to have hangout like this..

yep sure likes the way this joint lights up especially around  HH  sweepstakes or Der  Beer Meister's  Birthday !  <ooops> Surprise

edit   congrats on the GB mainboard win Der Meister and that  2500K is really hard to beat

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Awesome grats Der Meister :) can't wait to see the build an 1155 proc is not too bad if that is all you need.
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everyone else grats on your wins as well. Should be getting some PAX EAST passes in the mail Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait to see this show and visit some of my favorite manufactures booths.

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realneil replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 9:16 PM

Der Meister:
just got my Gigabyte mobo in the mail I won a few weeks back, now all I need is a 1155 CPU and I have a computer!

i5-2500k CPU is really the best bang for the buck deal out there today. They overclock like crazy and without hyper-threading in them, they run a lot cooler than an i72600K does.

 

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FreeJet replied on Sun, Apr 1 2012 10:50 PM

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I haven't been paying attention to this thread for a long time. Congrats to everyone who has won lately, looks like a lot of great stuff. I need to get back into the contest game. 

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This one would be an Epic WIN! It does require a Facebook like.
Pictureline.com is giving away a Canon 5D Mark III which is about $3500 just for the body and they are including a lens for it.

Referral link: http://bit.ly/HhlWON

link to app on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pictureline?v=app_150794994973742&rest=1

This would be one heck of an upgrade for anyone who is into photography.
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OK, thanks, I used your referral link and signed up for it.   (good luck too)

It would be an EPIC win as far as I'm concerned too! Thanks for your post.

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That would be an epic win, that's a great camera! Thanks for the heads up.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Apr 5 2012 6:06 PM

Thanks for the head up, another referral from me as well :)

Kingston is giving away Three SSDs so jump in for your chance to win, WOOT!!

https://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity

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FreeJet replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 9:57 PM

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realneil replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 10:37 PM

Did you win this drive? If so,...congrats. They are nice, nice drives.

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FreeJet replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 11:21 PM

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realneil replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 11:32 PM

Oh Yeah,....Whoot!

Nice drive for sure and a great, win too.

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rrplay replied on Sun, Apr 8 2012 6:57 AM

congrats on winning the nice drive >> great win

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Congrats FreeJet :P

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WTG Freejet.  That's an EPIC win there.  'Specially will everyone and their mother signing up for those. 

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eunoia replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 12:03 AM

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realneil replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 12:33 AM

eunoia:
upgrading the computer you won with hardware you won

 

Ha-Ha! Don't dwell on it,.....It is a sweet deal though.

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Hey everyone, Engadget.com is giving away 3 iPads in 3 days. 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/ipad-giveaway/

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Nvidia is also giving away a GTX 680. It requires you to play DiabloIII Check it out. 

http://www.geforce.com/landingpage/diablo-3-community-contest#sf3825604

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LBowen replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 10:52 AM

Thanks Drake; saw these a tad late for the IPAD but threw a entry in anyways :)

 

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realneil replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 12:04 PM

CNET is giving away an Ultimate Xbox Gaming Package with a Sharp 60" TV.

Here

Good luck folks.

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eunoia replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 1:20 PM

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Totally forgiven lol :)

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LBowen replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 3:44 PM

It's okay we forgive you CoolAutomobile

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LBowen replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 3:57 PM

Recent win from Cyberpower.  No, not the crayons the graphics card :)

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That's a nice little gift :) congrats

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Inspector replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 4:56 PM

Going to get in on that mustang contest!!! :D

 

Also congrats LBowen

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rrplay replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 5:10 PM

very sweet win  !

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realneil replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 6:25 PM

LBowen:
Recent win from Cyberpower.

I'm looking for one of those cards if you decide not to keep it. oh, and congrats too!

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That is a nice win! Congrats! 

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FreeJet replied on Mon, Apr 16 2012 11:25 PM

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FreeJet replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 8:49 AM

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realneil replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 9:24 AM

Congrats Manduh!

Hope that memory works well for you.

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