HH Core i For The Mainstream Guy/Gal Sweepstakes - Win A Lynnfield System!

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It's that time again folks!  In conjunction with our friends at Intel and various etailers, we have assembled one hot rig to give away this month!  We're announcing yet another new sweepstakes where you could win a full Intel P55 chipset and Core i7 870 gaming system (aka Lynnfield), outfitted with a GeForce GTX295, 8GB of RAM, both Blu-ray and standard DVD-RW drives and a 1TB hard drive!  With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in a windowed NZXT Beta gaming case, this machine will definitely be a head-turning hot-rod -- and it could be all yours! 

Rules and Regs:

As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and news discussion systems.  To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member and a resident of the United States or Canada (Canadian winners are responsible for all international duties/taxes). If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and it's free), right here or click the log-in link at the top, right nav bar of HotHardware.com.

From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussion on the site and will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement, contribution and comments, lots of comments! To increase your chances of being a winner, sign up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts as well, and we'll toss your name into the mix for double credit!

The sweepstakes will run through October 9th with a winner to be announced on October 12th 2009!



Win A Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 5000 - Intel Lynnfield System!



Specs:
-Intel® Core™ i7 870 @ 2.93 GHz LGA 1156 45nm 8MB L3 Cache
-Intel P55 Chipset Mainboard
        - 3x PCI-e 16x
        - 4x DIMM DDR3 Memory Slots
        - 2x PCI-e 1x
        - 2x PCI
        - 10 USB (8 x rear, 2 x front)
        - GB LAN
- 6x SATA, 2x IDE
- I/O: 2x PS2, 8x USB, 1x IEEE1394a, Optical S/PDIF Out Port, Coaxial S/PDIF          
  Out Port,2x RJ-45, Audio
-8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333 Memory(Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
-1TB SATA-II 3.0 Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
-Nvidia Geforce GTX285
-Blu-Ray Player Drive
-22x DVD±R/±RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE
-Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard
-Xtreme Gear USB Mouse
-Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-Bit
(With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon)
-NZXT Beta Gaming Case With Side Window and 800W Power Supply
-Shipping weight : 42Lbs.
-Shipping Dimension : 28 ¼” (L) x 21 5/8” (W) x 11 7/8” (H)
-1 Year Warranty and Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support Services

And now, as they say in the biz, here's a word from our sponsor, the good folks at Intel...

“Intel is excited about our new Lynnfield line of processors—Core i5 and Core i7.  To show how excited we are, we are giving away over a dozen Core i7 800 systems to the readers who put the products through their paces daily!  “Core i for the mainstream guy (and gal)" is what we affectionately call it, bringing the Nehalem architecture to mainstream PC price-points everywhere.  Our awesome etail partners below helped make this happen, hit them up when you go shopping for a system.  And special thanks to CyberPower and Ibuypower for delivering the goods yet again.”
 

TigerDirect - www.tigerdirect.com/go/corei5
Newegg.com - http://promotions.newegg.com/Intel/corei5/index.html
ZipZoomfly.com - http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Special/Intel_p55_launch_083109.jsp
Mwave.com - http://www.mwave.com/mwave/inteli5.asp
Ncix.com - http://www9.ncix.com/lp2/Corei5-P55/ca/ 
 

This is a great opportunity for to you to win a custom, powerful new system and HOT Intel hardware. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 1:37 PM

You gotta love the smell of fresh, new technology!  Yes

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Looks like another awesome giveaway! The blu ray drive is a nice addition.

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Cool! I love that case, actually. Anything to make nice looking cases without those silly doors covering the drive bays. The system itself is nothing to sneeze at, either! Good luck to all!

Might I also encourage you to email the winners this time, rather than just alerting them via front page posts :P

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 3:10 PM

Ummm Lev, we ALWAYS email the winners and also post to the page. Pass some of that stuff you're smoking buddy! :D

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Kyouya replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 3:19 PM

Even though Canadians are responsible for the duties/taxes, it's still good to see that they have a chance to enter for a wonderful prize. In fact, from my visits to this site in the past couple of years, Hothardware always manages to give away something big. :P

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BebeX replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 4:02 PM

Wish i could sat the same for the UK:(

 

great looking rig!

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That's a pretty awesome looking contest.

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Very nice system... not to mention the case is pretty bad azz!

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 6:22 PM

That system rocks!

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Freakin awesome giveaway again guys. Hopefully I can manage to be more active with my crazy schedule this time of year. Good luck to everyone.
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Another awesome system - thanks for the new promotion!

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this system is amazing, i built my computer one month before the i7s came out, i thought they were gonna be too expensive for my budget

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vaha130 replied on Wed, Sep 9 2009 7:59 PM

Everything's upgraded. Even the number of USB ports :P

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ClemSnide replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 12:07 AM

>>By Lev_Astov on Sep 9, 2009

>>Might I also encourage you to email the winners this time, rather than just alerting them via front page posts :P

>>By Dave_HH on Sep 9, 2009

>>Ummm Lev, we ALWAYS email the winners and also post to the page. Pass some of that stuff you're smoking buddy! :D

What Dave said. I got a very nice email when they gave me that laptop HD (which I have yet to format for my friend-- blush). Which means that if I enter, and win, there's going to be talk of a fix. Oh well!

That rig sounds like the one I designed myself-- though I cheaped out on a few things, no Blu-Ray and an 860. I love the CyberPowerPC.com configurator... it's like playing a computer game where the result is a computer!


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Very Sexy! It will be a real treat for who ever wins it....

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acarzt replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 12:37 AM

oooooohhhhh ahhhhhh nice!!! You guys are awesome! Always giving such cool stuff away!!

I still haven't put my MB and CPU to good use yet :-x BUT I have a plan for it! Muahahaha! HTPC/Media Server here I come!

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BebeX:

Wish i could sat the same for the UK:(

Same here for me.

Anyway, a great PC is up for grabs. Good Luck to everyone!

EDIT: Will you guys post up any pics of the system? It's just that the last one was so tidy (courtesy of Marco's Skillz! Big Smile)

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Good luck to all HH posters.

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Blazer replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 9:46 AM

What Motherboard is in this monster? 

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slugbug replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 9:55 AM

wow, what an amazing prize.

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 10:17 AM

Hmmm... good question! I'll ask.

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realneil replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 10:19 AM

Thanks for even offering such a prize. In times like these, most of us have to watch how we spend our money and such a system may be out of our reach.

Thanks again.

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aybabtu replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 10:45 AM

Jeepers! Does it come with that "New Computer Smell??"

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 2:13 PM

Love it, very nice setup with nnew intel hardware goodness, Blueray etc. I never win, but I might as well try.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 2:19 PM

I am actually looking for components right now to build a new system for a friend. He is a photographer, and needs a new system very badly. So I would like to know what MB you guys are using, as I have seen a Lotta pre-release reviews of components on this test bed. However; I would like to see a full review of processor, MB, memory etc, and have results based more towards photo work (not video processing) straight Photoshop/Gimp performance.

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Lev_Astov replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 4:17 PM

I'm just being a pest because I never noticed I was supposed to be in on the UT3 tournament several months back. Didn't notice till afterwards, and then couldn't find any messages about it in my inbox (could have been hotmails asinine junk mail filter, which regularly removes things I want). It wouldn't have mattered anyway, though, since I was horribly busy at work that whole month and wasn't checking my personal email!

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ClemSnide replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 4:39 PM

@Blazer, rapid1: I wondered that myself. So I did a little detective work. It was made easier since I only had to consider the boards offered by CyberPowerPC.com on their configurator.

The slot configuration (three PCIe x 16, two PCIe x 1, and two PCI) was a big clue; a lot of boards have two PEG slots, more or fewer short slots, an x 4 slot, etc. So it's down to

  • Asus P7P55D Pro0
  • Asus P7P55D Deluxe
  • GigaByte GA-P55-UD5
  • Intel Extreme Series DP55KG

The Intel and GigaByte have the wrong number of PS/2 ports on the back (zero and one respectively). And there I stalled. The Asus boards (couldn't find pictures) probably have the same back panel configurations.

So, you're getting a mid- to high-end Asus board, which isn't anything to sneeze at. I'd guess that the Deluxe model is in the package, because the bundle doesn't skimp on anything else; good lord, the graphics card and CPU alone equal the budget for my next system! I don't know whether I should give away estimated prices, so I won't; but you can go to the system builders' websites, play around, and see what you get.


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Looks like this giveaway is getting a good bit of attention fast. Hope to see some of you new comers stick around.
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aybabtu:

Jeepers! Does it come with that "New Computer Smell??"

Original or Smokey Barbeque?

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 10:11 PM

Hahah! Clem, I love the detective work here! You sleuth! We've also asked for a formal response on this question but our Intel contact is off for a day or two. Stay tuned. :)

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5ylver replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 3:24 AM

O.o I must admit, it kind of amazes me that this is being givenaway. Good luck everyone!

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Blazer replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 10:15 AM

Thanks for the detective work, Clem.

Yes, I thought it had an Asus P7P motherboard in it, There are allot of good reviews on all 4 motherboards you mentioned.

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digitaldd replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 12:30 PM

You know I have to put that case on my list for possibilities for my next build it is friggin sweet.

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Very nice build. Good luck to all! I'm with Rapid...I never win but atleast I try! :)

Edit: Can Mods actually win these prizes? Been a Mod for a while now and never stopped to ask the question. :) Thanks guys!

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ENTER!!!!!!!

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ice91785 replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 2:11 PM

WHADDUP ENTER

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aybabtu replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 3:22 PM

Well..the smokey barbeque smell comes after one step too many on the overclock.  (Which is totally unnecessary for this system, at least for me)

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The return of Enter... not to throw this thread too off topic but what are you up to?  I'm sure you can win this killer rig if you throw your weight around here some more.Wink

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 4:52 PM

Yeah; I think I am going to go with the Gigabyte board. I really don't care about PS2 ports anyway, I like USB keyboards/mice. The top en Gigabyte one also has two giga lan ports, and more PCI express than I will use on this anyway. He (the person who wants me to build him a photo editing PC) is mainly concerned with Photoshop, GIMP and still image manipulation. So 2 video cards is not going to help much with that (he does not game). I am thinking of either getting one of the 2GB 4870 ATI cards, or the 4890 cards.

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