HH and Cyberpower PC Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

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News Posted: Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:20 PM

Showing The Love: HH and Cyberpower PC SweepstakesTo commemorate the Valentine's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, and a Kingston SSD--among numerous other goodies.

The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely fantastic with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community members who participated.

Well, we've had a chance to sift through all of the data and we’ve picked a lucky winner.


She's All Yours, Rapid1!

Are you ready for it? Drum roll please! And the Winner Is...

Rapid1

Congrats brother! You've just scored yourself once heck of a killer rig!

Now everyone, congratulate your compatriot and prepare for our next exciting give-away! We've actually got TWO awesome rigs on tap for you all in the coming weeks / months--the giving just never stops around here! Once we've got the details hammered out, we'll announce the next contest, but we promise it won't be long.  Regardless of how long  it takes to announce the next contest though, the fact that it's got a GULFTOWN processor in it, will make it worth the wait--we promise. The SSD, 6GB of RAM, Blu-Ray player, and liquid cooling kit are nice too. :)

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ClemSnide replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:24 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you-- well, actually, it's not your decision, it's just that I got here moments after your name was drawn from the hat.

Still, I know you'll enjoy it, and now we can go on to that ugly Alienware Area-51 giveaway. Right guys?


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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:25 PM

Congrats RAPID! I hope you enjoy your new system!

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Zestia replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:27 PM

Congrats Rapid1 - well deserved!

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Super Dave replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:28 PM

Congratulations Rapid1 you lucky DAWG!

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realneil replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:32 PM

Congrats Rapid1. Enjoy the new killer rig!

BTW,...........Does he ever know yet? LOL!!

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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gibbersome replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:44 PM

WAHOO!! Congrats rapid1!! Thoroughly deserved!

Can't wait to see the look on his face when he finds out!

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realneil replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 10:58 PM

I can normally spell the word 'even',....really. sigh,.........

Rapid one! Where are you? Heh-Heh!

He's normally all over this site, and when he wins he's AWOL!!

Congratulations again dude!

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:03 PM

Oh wow I just typed out a big thank you and it auto refreshed (Blam gone). Oh well I had not stopped typing anyway so I will just keep on.

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:12 PM

I cannot believe this I logged in to look over new articles, and read the 3D glasses article and the new Kingston Ram article and commented etc etc. Then I figured I would look at the contest to see if they had said anything about when the winner would be announced.

I am still flipping out! Me and Sarah were sitting here with head phones on, she'd on face book I checked e-mail, then started reading over and commenting on those articles. Then look here and I have won this beauty of a system.

I still cannot believe it this is awesome! Well I guess I do not have to worry about upgrading to an SSD anymore, not to mention all the other goodness in this beauty. OMG I cannot believe I have won. I have been trying for two years, and seen new people win one, longtime user's (back when I wasn't one) win them.

Wow; Dave, Marco and everyone else at HH you guys run one hell of a sight. Everyone else on here it's great to have you guys on here to, we have some awesome commentary and people to ask for advice, tips and everything else you guys make this a great site to. I cannot believe I have won.....DAMN!!! :) :) :)

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:20 PM

Lol rapid use Firefox xD to keep your post while it refreshes!

Also Marco is the GULFTOWN you talk about the alienware computer Wink lol *hint*

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Kasel23 replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:21 PM

Congratulations, rapid1! Definitely deserved.

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RA1D replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:27 PM

Congratulations dude!

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:27 PM

Congrats Rapid1! Enjoy it man! We'll be contacting CyberPower on where to ship ASAP so send us your details. Mail to: davea@hothardware.com and marco@hothardware.com. Thanks!

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WOOT! Grats Rapid!

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ClemSnide replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:38 PM

If it is, I think I've already screwed the pooch by calling the case "butt ugly."

On the other hadn-- what better way to get a skeptic into the Dellcamp than by giving him free stuff? If I win that system I will extol is pulchritude from the highest pinnacle! (Or, just tell my buddies about it.)


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tanka12345 replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:41 PM

Congrats Rapid1! You sure deserve it :)

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 12:31 AM

Hey realneil I saw your comment, I was on the couch reading my new copy of CPU!

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 12:38 AM

Ahem...did you guy see this in the announcement post above? :)

"Regardless of how long it takes to announce the next contest though, the fact that it's got a GULFTOWN processor in it, will make it worth the wait--we promise. The SSD, 6GB of RAM, Blu-Ray player, and liquid cooling kit are nice too." :)

Yeahhhh.. baby!

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Dave_HH:

Ahem...did you guy see this in the announcement post above? :)

"Regardless of how long it takes to announce the next contest though, the fact that it's got a GULFTOWN processor in it, will make it worth the wait--we promise. The SSD, 6GB of RAM, Blu-Ray player, and liquid cooling kit are nice too." :)

Yeahhhh.. baby!

I guess it will be time for me to win that one. I have only won twice. I also graciously accept. Stick out tongue

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Win it and present it to me as a gift Bob. =D

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Congrats man!

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Kyouya replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 3:04 AM

lol....in time, rapid1 was going to eventually win something by contributing so much to the web site. Congratulations. Now, how about a contest for people who live in Canada? :P

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Congrats RAPID1!

I am very glad it is going to someone who can appreciate it :) At least those of us who remember the days of commodore 64 and 8bit computers? LOL its a far cry from the days of choplifter?! :)

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 6:43 AM

Congrats Rapid1! That's a killer system!

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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transam02 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 7:28 AM

Congrats!

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Congrats again bud! Very happy to see you win!

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Lol, we all know you're emotionally constipated Clem. Smile

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 9:03 AM

Ha! Sorry bud...I turned the auto refresh up to 14 minutes now. If it takes anyone longer than that to type a post, we may have to think of a way to retain comments in cache somehow! :)

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 9:06 AM

AHEM , Dave u didn't read my post xD

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Marco C replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 9:30 AM

It's not the Alienware rig, BTW!

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 9:42 AM

Lol it was a joke Stick out tongue looking forward to the specs of the next contest! :)

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Cheezit replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 1:11 PM

Congrats man, that's a killer rig for sure.

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Thanks, I remember you bumped it to 13.3 minutes just a few days ago. I've been thinking...we could have a lot of fun with the auto-refresher. How about a countdown next to the posting box? Or if you're feeling particularly evil, randomize the auto-refresher so you never know how much time we have!

Oooh, what if we switched the auto-refresh to 20 seconds on April fool's day...now that would be a fun day!

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bob_on_the_cob:

Dave_HH:

Ahem...did you guy see this in the announcement post above? :)

"Regardless of how long it takes to announce the next contest though, the fact that it's got a GULFTOWN processor in it, will make it worth the wait--we promise. The SSD, 6GB of RAM, Blu-Ray player, and liquid cooling kit are nice too." :)

Yeahhhh.. baby!

I guess it will be time for me to win that one. I have only won twice. I also graciously accept. Stick out tongue

Sheesh you won twice?

Congrats Rapid!  Can't wait to see the pics when you get it.

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mentaldisorder:
Sheesh you won twice?

Yeah. I won my Q9650/dual 4870 system and back when Pentium Ds first came out I won a Pentium D 830 and a 775 socket motherboard. HH has been good to me. Big Smile

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:29 PM

I would say it is an Origin or Cyberpower rig next. Not like I know anything they just seem to be more active on HH as of late. So it could be that beauty on the Cyberpower intro article.

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RyuGTX replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:39 PM

Congrats Rapid1

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la_guy_10 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:43 PM

That's Sick!!!!!! I cannot wait

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congratz man your very lucky

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