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 GTX 285 PCI Express Video Card-Blu-Ray Player Drive-22x DVD±R/±RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE-Flash Card Reader Drive-Viewsonice VA2226W 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor-Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard-Xtreme Gear USB Mouse-Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-Bit(With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon)-CoolerMaster Sniper Storm Gaming Case
Congrats RealNeil! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Wow, I know that guy! Congrats realneil!
Seriously, couldn't have gone to a nicer person.
Lol, quick responce 3vi1! Have you been F5ing as well?
Holy Crap! If I wasn't already in a wheelchair I'd have to go sit down!
I don't know what to say, to do.
Thanks to Intel and to CyberPower PC, for supplying this awesome computer that I will cherish and enjoy for years.
Thanks to HotHardware for the contest and for making it so interesting for those of us who belong to this board.
Thanks also to those who posted repeatedly right along with me while competing for this prize. Everyone deserves such stellar competition.
I have to go now and tell the family. Thanks again to all. I'm so Happy,.......
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
My wife says when I told her about this,...."So that's where I lost you to these past weeks!"
WTG realneil! Thoroughly deserved! Thanks HH and sponsors!
Indeed great competition and great foresight to run it the way you guys did.
AMD Phenom II 955 BE @ 3.2Ghz - Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P - 4GB Corsair DDR2-1066
BFG GTX 260 - Creative Audigy 2 ZS - CM Cosmos S Case
Congrats dude! HH respects those who contribute both quality and quantity - which you have admirably done both. Welcome to the winners' circle. Whenever you get it feel free to post benchmarks, and pics if you want too!
Now stick around, ya hear? :)
congarts Realneil. This contest has really sparked some new members all of which who I hope stick around as I am sure there will probably be more giveaways in the future just like HH has continued to do. Enjoy your rig and I have appreciated your contributions here along with everyone else. Hopefully I will get back up to my regular posting when all the crazyness is over this month. Now go get yourslef a decent camera so you can take some sweet looking pics!
lol... yeah, I was checking frequently. Oh well, better luck next year maybe. See you all tomorrow. :p
Thanks for the congrats everybody. I appreciate it allot.
I have a Nikon so in time there will be pics. I have to clear a space for it now.
Gonna give my old one to someone who really needs a computer but can't afford it. It's not much but it's working well and I know they'll appreciate it. It's cool to be able to give mine away and know I won't miss it.
Maybe they'll leave the benchmarking software on the new one. Otherwise I don't have any that works more than one run.
I can't wait to see what games are really supposed to look like. LOL!
Woohoo! Good on you, realneil, and enjoy the rig-- I'm way jealous, but hey, at least we know it's going to be put to good use. ...By which I mean gaming.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
Congratulations! I hope you stick around at HH, and enjoy your new rig!
*New KILLER Rig!!* - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Build 7100 (RC)Intel
Core i7 920 OCed to 3.2GHz | CoolerMaster V8 | Patriot Viper 3x2GB
DDR3-1333MHz | MSI Eclipse X58 | LG W2261V 22" 16:9 | Western Digital
Caviar Black 640GB | MSI ATI 4870 1GB | Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W
PSU | CoolerMaster HAF 932 | ASUS DRW-22B1LT Lightscribe | Creative SB
X-Fi Xtreme | Logitech X-540 | Razer Carcharias | Razer Lachesis | Razer Destructor/ Razer
Goliathus Speed/ Fnatic SteelSeries Qck+ XL | OCZ Alchemy Elixir |
*My OLD Killer PC* - Windows Xp Home Edition 32 BitIntel Pentium 4
2.6Ghz -1GB (2x512MB) Hynix DDR-400Mhz SDRAM - Micro ATX ECS L4S5MG/651+ -
Acer AL506 15" Monitor - Seagate 2.5" ST380012A IDE 5200RPM 80GB - ASUS
nVidia TNT2 M64 32MB AGP x4 - Hyena 300W PSU - *CoolerMaster Storm Scout*
I'll be here, I'm not going anywhere.
Thanks for the congrats everyone, I still pinch myself every now and then.
I sent mail out to my friends and family with the news last night. and they're all happy for me.
I told them that they know about HotHardware now, so there is no reason they couldn't win too if they just participate. (I sound like an Ambassador or something)
This is still sinking in,..........Wow!
So I've been checking out the photos of this system and the MainBoard has a little Skull that lights up on the bottom right hand corner. That's a feature of Intel Boards, so I began looking around a little and found this board on Newegg.com. The two eyeball lights flash with disk activity and the Skull is lit constantly.
This truly is built with quality. I can't wait.
A big congrats to RealNeil!
Congrats, Realneil! Enjoy that sweet PC!
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133
Asus Blu-ray burner
Seasonic X650 PSU
Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD
Here's another update, folks! Word is that Asus wants in on our next contest, so stay tuned and stick around! We'll have another one likely queued up very soon!
Editor In Chiefhttp://hothardware.com
Sweet! Asus products kick butt.
Congrats Neil This is the exciting part for me. Awesome stuff. I hope everyone that didn't win sticks around because there will be another chance soon enough.
I'm totally gay for Asus.
Yeah, that didn't sound right. But I love Asus everything (even though their monitors are only middle tier in my opinion).
Clem, gibber, 3vi1 and all the others I'm sure all of you were unofficial runner ups for this thing. Keep being cool people and you might get some badass Asus gear. Bob, SuperDave and I all know sticking around has great benefits.
Yeah an ASUS giveaway. I'm putting my vote in for another gaming tourny!
>>>Clem, gibber, 3vi1 and all the others I'm sure all of you were unofficial runner ups for this thing. <<<
hehe, thanks. I think we gave realneil a run for his money.
Had some very good discussion with some members such as 3vi1, soupstyle, eunoia, Kyouya, recoveringknowitall, strid3r to name a few.
And of course then there's slugbug. I think he's the only other one who has entered as many contest for one of these PCs as I have (at least under the same name). We both batting 0-6, but it's been a very fruitful and informative experience.
gibbersome: I think we gave realneil a run for his money.
For sure! I always like HotHardware's sweepstakes, but this one was especially good. I've really enjoyed the witty, insightful posts that were made during this contest, and I feel that I am a winner here, too! You guys are all awesome!
SPAM-posters beware! ®
Yes, you all had me running, and I was sure that someone else would win. That's why I referred to you guys as Stellar competition. You are.
I'll be here posting for the next round as well,.......only because I enjoy this back and forth.
Yow! I just got a message from UPS.
Man-Oh-Man, I can't wait.
Thanks Dave! To hear something like that puts a smile on your face, it does!
>>>>>Yow! I just got a message from UPS.
Man-Oh-Man, I can't wait.<<<<<
Woooah, that's quick shipping! Very excited for you!
Gibbersome: don't you have something on the way as well?
Not that I know of...
This would be a sucky to find out my gf's pregnant, lol.
look at the first page of this thread. Half way down, They talk about a consolation prize for you if you drop them a line,.......................Knock-Knock!
Thanks to all of you for participating in the contest!! We also have a couple of goodies for our buddies gibbersome and martin-nj as well, as a sort of consolation prize. Again just drop us a note and we'll drop you a little somethin-somethin to thank you for your efforts.
Oh snap! I never looked that far down the page! Thanks for the heads up!
Thank you again HH! You guys are absolutely awesome.
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