HotHardware's Independance Day Sweepstakes

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It's that time again folks! In conjunction with our good friends at AMD, Corsair, and Western Digital, we're giving away yet another full, quad-core system this month!  This time around, you could win a full AMD Phenom X4 9750-based system, complete with a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card and a brand new Western Digital Black Edition hard drive!

The complete parts list and breakdown is listed below!  As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but like last month there's a twist (see below):

Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9750

Graphics: XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320

Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora (Black)

PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850 Watt

Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR2-8500 Memory

Motherboard: Asus CrossHair

Hard Drive: Western Caviar Black Edition

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-R / RW

Miscellaneous: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64

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. 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 forum and will be randomly selecting a winner. You can increase your chances of winning by signing up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts.  Finally, to coincide with the upcoming Independance Day holiday, we're going to give extra credit to anyone who makes a charitable contribution to the Disabled American Veterans Fund.  Make a donation - of any size - and forward a copy of your receipt to this e-mail address for another chance to win.  Donations are NOT a requirement to win, but with Independance Day coming up we thought this was a good opportunity to give something back to the military.  We here at HotHardware will be making a contribution to the DAV fund as well.  The winner of the rig will be announced Monday, July 7.

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, powerful new system and to help out the many men and women who have selflessly served in the U.S. military. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running!  Good Luck!

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HotHardware being awesome again. Looks like another fine system.

Good luck to all you guys.

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Bitbrain replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:29 PM

Black case, black edition harddrive...............with a black edition phenom this rig whould be great for Jonny Cash Big Smile 

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taepark replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:44 PM

my only post.. it'll be like buying 1 lottery ticket :) 

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:44 PM
Don't "Walk the line" Bitbrain! :) Or I'll throw you into a "Ring of fire", and then you'll end up at the "Home of the Blues". :P

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:47 PM
You're only post! Get in the forum, look around, make some friends, and geek out bro!

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Lev_Astov replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:50 PM
Yay! More cool giveaways!

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Don't "Walk the line" Bitbrain! :) Or I'll throw you into a "Ring of fire",
 

Um, with a boy named Sue?

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FSeven replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 3:59 PM

Wow! HH really kicking it up with these contests! Very cool of AMD and Western Digital!

 

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Bitbrain replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 4:04 PM

I don't want to be in the "Home of the Blues" I would be "So Doggone Lonesome" there, please "Don't Make Me Go" or I'll "Cry, Cry, Cry". But I "Guess Things Happen That Way" but "What Do I Care" so long as you "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" well be ok.

Well I guess I better end this post it's raining here and the creek is "Five Feet High and Rising" so "Goodbye Little Darlin" "It's Just About Time" for me to go and "Katy Too" so "Thanks a Lot" I'll see you "Down the Street to 301".

I think I used too many song titles the moderators may not like that. I'm "In the Jailhouse Now" and it's as "Dark as a Dungeon" in here singing the "Folsom Prision Blues". O well the moderators my not be so bad because "Everybody Loves a Nut" and I'm "Happy to Be with You" and just to be a "Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" and "A Boy Named Sue".

Phew! Devil 

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 4:43 PM

Now THAT is a Johnny Cash fan right there. :)

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 4:44 PM

Just a little update folks, Corsair will be coming through with a nice 4GB kit for this rig...not the 2GB I originally posted!

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How many terabytes on that hard drive?Big Smile

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Marco C replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 7:13 PM
We can't give everything away right from the get go. :) Be patient grasshopper!

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RIZAX replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 8:01 PM
It really doesnt matter what other goodies are in this thing, fact of the matter is a free phenom for talking tech and geeking out sounds like a fine way to spend the good ole 4th ... enjoy everyone.
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Looking good guys! can't wait for this one!

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JimmyB replied on Thu, Jun 12 2008 8:12 PM
hahah! BitBrain, you "struck a chord" with that one! Ol' Wopo is a Johnny Cash fan fo SHO!
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 Well, that's too bad because "I'm Bound For the Promised Land" in this contest, and you'll be "Fourty Shades of Green" with envy. I will "Look Unto the East" for the ups driver. My old machine and I are only going for "One More Ride" together. I will know that "My God is Real" when I get the E-Mail confirming that "Memories are Made of This."

Don't fret though folks. These contests will "Never Grow Old". There will be a "New Cut Road", next month made with a "Nine Pound Hammer" 

This is my Sig. There are many like it but this one is mine.

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higgamo replied on Fri, Jun 13 2008 3:13 AM

=O i wanna sing too =p 

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Wow another Great prize and oppurtunaty from HH! 

 

 

 

 

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pbbyebye replied on Fri, Jun 13 2008 8:56 AM
9750? y not 9850BE? i dont care its a OK rig anywho
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I know I ain't gonna win... my luck sucks! :P lol

I hope that whoever wins can really get some use out of this nice rig. That case is the same 1 I built my friends PC in, it's awesome looking and very well made.

Good luck all!!!

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Jun 13 2008 11:08 AM
It could use a Claudia Black wallpaper. :p

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sushrukh replied on Fri, Jun 13 2008 11:48 AM
USA again. :(
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 another great contests guys. Am I still eligable for this 1 or not? This would go great with the 8800gts you guys just sent me assuming it's an XFX 1 of course. I have to get back into posting again though. I kinda slacked off this week. I have been a bit under the weather so my week has consisted of work, my sons baseball playoffs(3 games this week already with 2 more tomorrow) and sleeping in between. I have been so tired it's ridiculous. I never go to bed at 9pm or take naps in the afternoon.

Now that I am feeling a bit better I will try to get active again.

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ice91785 replied on Sat, Jun 14 2008 12:14 PM

I will make a concious effort to post more....I frequent HH but lately I have just been a lurker; I guess there has been a lack of news that I found to be interesting.

LET IT BEGIN

 

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Hmm, this one matches all my accessories; black and blue. Devil

Good luck, everyone!

 

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News replied on Sun, Jun 15 2008 1:04 AM
Looks like they cooked up another good one and with all that black would'nt a black box CPU be more fitting. Lol JK HH looks like a nice system ( and hey my x2 is'nt a black box issue) I still got it oc'd lol:)
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rapid1 replied on Sun, Jun 15 2008 5:42 PM
Nice setup
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AjayD replied on Sun, Jun 15 2008 5:50 PM
I see another nice rig is up for grabs. Good luck to everyone, so get your post on.

 

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Jun 16 2008 9:49 AM

So I have wondered this for a while -- do posts toward non-news related items count? I guesss I speak more on this because I generally post a lot of "tech-help" type stuff

 

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Eric replied on Mon, Jun 16 2008 11:52 AM

 Nice System and better yet I am glad to see its for a good cause, I have relatives that are veterans so this is a really cool contest. As always HH is the best :P

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Super Dave replied on Mon, Jun 16 2008 12:07 PM

ice91785:

So I have wondered this for a while -- do posts toward non-news related items count? I guesss I speak more on this because I generally post a lot of "tech-help" type stuff

 

 

"Tech-help" posts should count double, IMO!

 

 

 

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peti1212 replied on Mon, Jun 16 2008 7:13 PM

HotHardware is here again to spoil everybody with another great system. Good Luck everybody, and may one lucky person win this beast. :)

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jun 17 2008 7:56 AM
Who win's this time around :)
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peti1212:

HotHardware is here again to spoil everybody with another great system. Good Luck everybody, and may one lucky person win this beast. :)

 

 If winning this system  would spoil me then all I got to say is spoil me rotten,really really bad rotten.HH rotten is what I mean! HH I will represent you well. Spiol Rotten Brat category! HH Rocks any more out there like being spoiled! LOL

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jun 18 2008 12:25 PM
yeah nice system and I have my X2 oc'd to 2420x2 easy to just up the voltage one on my dfi bios so should be easy to oc anyway nice system and good luck to everyone on winning it :)
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bloodymaze replied on Thu, Jun 19 2008 10:29 AM
I hope I win lol!
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mill4me replied on Thu, Jun 19 2008 10:40 AM
First timer! I look forward to the news alert from HotHardware
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Super Dave replied on Thu, Jun 19 2008 12:13 PM

(Oops - *deleted*- posted in error. Sorry!)Embarrassed

 

 

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