HotHardware Memorial Day Sweepstakes Winners!

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HotHardware Memorial Day Sweepstakes!A few weeks ago, we announced an exciting sweepstakes in which we planned to give away a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with dual Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3850 512MB graphics cards running in a CrossFire configuration, and an awesome, custom painted Smooth Creations case emblazoned with the good ol' Stars and Bars!  Two runners up would also win AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processors.  The response we received after the announcement was awesome, with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forums and news.

Well the dust has settled and we’ve picked the winners.  Are you ready for it?  Drumroll please...And the Winners are…

Grand Prize!: Crisis Causer

Runner Up:  SqUiD267

Runner Up:  FSeven

Congrats guys!  You've just scored a killer rig and some cool processors!  Please send us an e-mail with your full contact information and we'll get everything shipped as soon as possible!
 
On a side note, as you all know we also asked that participants make a donation to the DAV if possible, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.  We want to thank all of you that made donations - you all rock! As a token of our appreciation, we here at HotHardware will also be making a donation of our own to the DAV.

Our last few sweepstakes have been such successes, we'll be doing another similar giveaway very soon.  So stay tuned for the next announcement - it won't be long!
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ice_73 replied on Wed, Jun 4 2008 9:31 PM

 I KNEW YOU WOULD WIN CRYSIS.

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Congratulations, you guys! You all ROCK! 

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Congrats... enjoy your prizes in good health! :P

HH FTW!!!

BTW: Crisis Causer - when you get your patriotic pwner would you post some pics & benches plz?

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Oh yes!!!  Thanks HotHardware!  This is amazing... thanks again.  Also many thanks to Diamond and Smooth Creations.Big Smile

The Penguins were eliminated a few hours ago... but this helps ease the pain of hockey defeat.Party!!!

Memorial Day may be over, but yes it's still important to remember both our current troops and veterans for their sacrifices.  This case will serve as a reminder for me.

An all AMD powered system just like I got now, heck yeah baby.  I will gladly bench it and post results along with pictures, even if my photography is shoddy at best.

And congrats to Squid and FSeven for the CPU's!  You guys earned them. Yes

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I sense a little excitement in your post, Crisis!YesBeer

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higgamo replied on Wed, Jun 4 2008 10:56 PM

nice congratz guys! 

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peti1212 replied on Wed, Jun 4 2008 11:14 PM

 Wow, congratulations guys! You all deserve the prizes! :) And one thing, please you guys don't leave like Kamrooz.

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Never!  Kamrooz should have stayed... but oh well.  I will, I know that.

In the past I have left for long periods of time due to lack of PC hardware enthusiasm.  But last December I got back into it when I was asked to help build a system for a friend and I have been hooked ever since (I even upgraded my video card that month).  And HotHardware is my place of choice for PC info.  So I'm here for good, no worries.  Winning the contest is more reason than ever to stick around.

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I been thinkin about the whole Kam leavin thing & came to the conclusion that after posting like a madman initially, he got burned out. I'm almost certain that we'll hear from him again... it may end up being a long hiatus, but he'll be back. If not... his loss.

My enthusiasm dies down at times too, but always ends up peaking again when: A) new hardware drops and B) I can actually afford said hardware! lol

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LaMpiR replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 1:09 AM
COngrat guyz :)
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FSeven replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 4:32 AM

Wow thanks! 

Would it be okay if I request that you pick a new runner up for my spot? Reason being, my PC is a socket 939 and I'm sure the new processor is NOT a socket 939. With my wife and I starting a family soon and such, I can't afford to purchase a new motherboard, the RAM that would need to go with it, new video card (still using X800XT AGP...I'm sure a newer motherboard wouldn't have a PCIE slot) etc. so the processor would essentially just be collecting dust. 

I'm sure someone else could get much better use out of it than me. 

Thanks again though. I've never won anything and it's a nice feeling. Smile

And congrats to Crisis. That's a helluva rig! Yes

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Yeah boy congrats to  Crisis, SqUiD, and FSeven  yall guys deserve it!  Its been a fun month.Take Pictures Crisis  No not of you:LOL   the Rig!!  Have Fun!!Yes



 

 

 

 

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 5:07 AM
Fseven, let us discuss this between us. Maybe we can assist with accomodating a new socket format for you. ;)

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 6:12 AM

Congrats to all the winners, oh and to fseven lol many are still on the 939 boat I',m still running my X2 4400+ as well (oh and as far as children/family thats one of my little girls in my icon). Looks like they were offering to send you a 939 chip to accommodate. Mega congrats 2 Crysis not only is it an awesome system I think it looks spectacular as well. Oh what did we end up giving in total for the sweepstakes ??????

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Congrats, everyone!  

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Congrats guys!

Crisis you deserve it bro! Thanks for being a faithful member to the community for all these years. I'll put my benches up against yours! Devil hehe, have fun with it bro!

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Congrats everyone. Crisis, You go awol on us i'm gonna hunt you down and find you :P
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Congrats everyone. Crisis, You go awol on us i'm gonna hunt you down and find you :P

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 OMG what a gift, I jsut finsihed the last day of my finals. This is the best day ever!!!!!!!

I really dont know what to say, but thank you. Thanks to our veterans, and those in Iraq right nwo and lets get them back home safe and sound. 

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Congrats guys!

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congrats guys. enjoy your new toys.

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Eric replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 1:06 PM

 Congrats to everyone! I hope everyone enjoys their new gear :D

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ice_73 replied on Thu, Jun 5 2008 2:18 PM

SqUiD267:

 OMG what a gift, I jsut finsihed the last day of my finals. This is the best day ever!!!!!!!

I really dont know what to say, but thank you. Thanks to our veterans, and those in Iraq right nwo and lets get them back home safe and sound. 



change your avatar to amd :-p

join the dark side!

congrads again to every one. hopefulyl everything gets to you safe.

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change your avatar to amd :-p

join the dark side!

congrads again to every one. hopefulyl everything gets to you safe.
 

I msut join the dark side now.

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Haha, that's so confusing.  I love it.

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Congratulations guys, you are all very deserving of your prizes. HH gets it right again. I hope to see the benchies when you get your rig Crisis.

Fseven, that is very noble of you offering to give up your prize, I'm sure Davo and the boys will figure out a way to make it work for you. Congrats again gentlemen.

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Congratulations guys, you are all very deserving of your prizes. HH gets it right again. I hope to see the benchies when you get your rig Crisis.

Fseven, that is very noble of you offering to give up your prize, I'm sure Davo and the boys will figure out a way to make it work for you. Congrats again gentlemen.
 

 

Its great me and Fseven won processors, but its funny how neither of us have a capable mobo, lol. But this has now helped me to get my footing and get a capable board and such Big Smile

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Congrats Guys!!! :D

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Dev replied on Tue, Jun 10 2008 9:52 AM

 Congrats guys .FSeven mate your prize whatever it may be is well deserved, I've enjoyed reading some of your posts. 

To whoever that mentioned you can get burned out if you post a lot. It's true. I haven't been burned out on HH before as I tend to post here and there but regularly.

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SqUiD267 replied on Tue, Jun 10 2008 7:29 PM
I got my processor today, its looks good. But here it was like 100 degrees so the package was hot.

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SqUiD267:
I got my processor today, its looks good

 

Congrats SqUiD!!! New toy!

 

 

 

 

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SqUiD267 replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 10:57 AM
yep. I ordered mobo,ram, gfx card, and other stuff from newegg should come in tomoz. I also needed a new power switch because im using an older case. I cant afford a new case right now.

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SqUiD267:
yep. I ordered mobo,ram, gfx card, and other stuff from newegg should come in tomoz. I also needed a new power switch because im using an older case. I cant afford a new case right now.

 

 

What mobo and video you decide on?

 

 

 

 

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SqUiD267 replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 11:37 AM
DFI Lanparty DK 790FX (Chipset)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136044


EVGA 8800 GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318

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higgamo replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 11:38 AM

=O lanparty board nice

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ice_73 replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 7:30 PM

 hey, want to buy mt ax78 motherboard for 80? 

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FSeven replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 9:40 PM

I received my processor the other day as well. Thanks HH! Yes

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SqUiD267 replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 6:50 AM

 Will be receivng my other parts from Newegg, then i'll deck it out with Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

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