Update! HH/Intel Core i For The Mainstream Guy/Gal Winner Announced!

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Cue lights, Rock Star sound track, and drum-roll please...  Check, check, is this thing on?  Ladies and Gents, we have ourselves a winner for the HotHardware.com and Intel Core i7 For The Mainstream Guy/Gal Sweepstakes!  This new-found Core i Guy has been with us here at HotHardware since April this year and it's good to have him aboard.  You'll find he's often chatting it up in our news story threads and hanging out for a bit of banter in the HH Community Forum as well. 

Give it up for our Intel Core i For The Mainstream Guy/Gal Sweepstakes winner, REALNEIL!

Congratulations Neil, you are the proud owner of this <HOT> new Intel Core i7 860 Gaming System, courtesy of our friends at Intel and CyberPower PC.  Just drop us a note with your shipping address and phone number and we'll turn this bad boy around to you in the next day or so!



  

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          
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-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

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.

Thanks again to our buds at Intel and CyberPower PC for making this sweepstakes give-away possible!  Congrats again RealNeil!
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3vi1 replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 6:30 PM

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?

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Wow, I know that guy! Congrats realneil!

 

Seriously, couldn't have gone to a nicer person.

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Lol, quick responce 3vi1! Have you been F5ing as well?

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 6:47 PM

Congrats realneil

OS:Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
MB:ASUS Z87C
CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 4770 ***
GPU:Geforce GTX 770 4GB
Mem:***ingston 16384MB RAM
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Congrats

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realneil replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 6:58 PM

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,.......

RealNeil

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realneil replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:06 PM

LOL!

My wife says when I told her about this,...."So that's where I lost you to these past weeks!"

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eunoia replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:06 PM

WTG realneil!  Thoroughly deserved!  Thanks HH and sponsors!

...pending.

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Kyouya replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:07 PM

Congrats

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Indeed great competition and great foresight to run it the way you guys did.

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imAcpufan replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:09 PM

Congrats!!

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

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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? :)

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transam02 replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:57 PM

Congrats

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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!

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 8:36 PM

lol... yeah, I was checking frequently. Oh well, better luck next year maybe. See you all tomorrow. :p

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realneil replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 9:03 PM

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!

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ClemSnide replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 9:28 PM

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."

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tanka12345 replied on Mon, Oct 12 2009 11:28 PM

Congratulations! I hope you stick around at HH, and enjoy your new rig! Big Smile Yes

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 7:30 AM

Yes, gaming,......

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!

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 8:41 AM

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.

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slugbug replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 11:24 AM

A big congrats to RealNeil!

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 11:37 AM

thanks

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Lev_Astov replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 12:36 PM

Congrats, Realneil! Enjoy that sweet PC!

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Congrats!

"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 2:56 PM

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!

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 3:59 PM

Sweet! Asus products kick butt.

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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.

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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.

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Soupstyle replied on Tue, Oct 13 2009 8:07 PM

Congrats Realneil!

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Yeah an ASUS giveaway. I'm putting my vote in for another gaming tourny!

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gibbersome replied on Wed, Oct 14 2009 12:48 AM

>>>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. Smile

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.

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gibbersome:
I think we gave realneil a run for his money. Smile

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!Yes


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realneil replied on Wed, Oct 14 2009 9:37 AM

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.

 

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realneil replied on Wed, Oct 14 2009 12:13 PM

Yow! I just got a message from UPS.

Tracking numbers!

Man-Oh-Man, I can't wait.

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Thanks Dave! To hear something like that puts a smile on your face, it does! Big Smile

>>>>>Yow! I just got a message from UPS.

Tracking numbers!

Man-Oh-Man, I can't wait.<<<<<

Woooah, that's quick shipping! Very excited for you!

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realneil replied on Wed, Oct 14 2009 7:01 PM

Gibbersome: don't you have something on the way as well?

 

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Not that I know of...

This would be a sucky to find out my gf's pregnant, lol.

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realneil replied on Wed, Oct 14 2009 7:33 PM

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!

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It says:

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.

 

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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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