HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes

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Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date!

The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below:

Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/ Advanced Vertical Heat Dissipation
Exterior Finish: Brushed Black Aluminum with Acrylic and Matte Black Accents
Motherboard: Intel DP67BG Extreme Series Featuring USB 3.0 and SATA 6G [B3 Stepping]
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz/3.8GHz Turbo 8MB L3 Cache GT2
Processor Cooling: MAINGEAR LiquidX 1750 Supercooler
Memory: 16GB Patriot Division2 G2 DDR3-1600 Enhanced Latency (4x4GB)
Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Monitor: Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision Ready 120Hz LCD
3D Glasses: NVIDIA 3D Vision Active Shutter Kit
Power Supply: 850 Watt Seasonic X-850 80+ Gold
Storage: 120GB Intel 510 SSD SATA 6G (w/ TRIM)
Memory Card Reader: All-in-One Integrated USB 2.0 Flash Card Reader & Writer
Misc: Integrated 7.1 Channel HD audio, 802.11b/g/n Wireless, and Bluetooth Module
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

And as an added bonus, how about some free copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, HAWX 2, and Shogun 2: Total War? Yeah, we’ll be throwing those in too!

To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) - First: Make sure you're registered at HotHardware.com. You can also login with Facebook or Twitter accounts.
2) - Be active in the discussion and community here at HotHardware.com to get noticed
3) - Become a fan of HotHardware’s official Facebook fan page
4) - Become a fan of NVIDIA's official Facebook fan page
5) - Become a fan of MAINGEAR's official Facebook fan page
6) - Comment on the contest post on each of the respective facebook fan pages
7) - Share either post on your personal Facebook page--Spread the word!
8) - Take a screenshot of your facebook page with the shared story
9) - Submit the screenshot to contest@hothardware.com with the subject “HotHardware Giveaway”

The contest will run through April 25, 2011, at which point we'll announce the winner. Get in early and post here in the HH news discussions often!  ** Please note, this one is for U.S. residents only.

** Update: The contest is now also open to Canadian residents.  The winner, if selected and located at a Canadian ship-to address, will assume all duties/taxes associated with delivery. 

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, ultra powerful new gaming PC. Good Luck!

As an interesting aside, we'll also be taking a tour of the MAINGEAR facilities soon and will show you all how they roll when building a custom PC. Should be lots of fun!

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Another great HH sweepstakes, I love HH!

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chondro72 replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:29 PM

WOOHOO, im flinging my spring

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Wow that is an Amazing Rig there!! Like to have that !!! It always gets better here at HH This will be thriller here! Good luck to everyone!

 

 

 

 

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Wow Quite Impressive! I would love to have this one. :D

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coolice replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:38 PM

DUUDE.... WOAH! HH is Awesome!! Thanks Sponsors and Dave and Marco!

ANND LOOK AT THAT MONITOR!! 120hz refresh + the 3d kit!@

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Ah, US Only! Good luck all!

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rrplay replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:47 PM

This is absolutely the best yet !! Wow! really amazing! way to go HH could not have imagined this setup

rom the last vid cast episode

the sponsors really came through Big Time !!

thanks HH and Sponsors and good luck to all

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Holy Shitzzle , My Nizzle, the part list just made me Jizzle !!

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shaun a replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:50 PM

Do i need to be a U.S. resident, or just have an address in the U.S.

I am a canadian resident, but also have a U.S. address, may i enter the contest?

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Teerwik replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:54 PM

Hoping <

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damn! these specs are screamin!! WANT!!

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:57 PM

The ship-to has to be US for this one. So as long as you can receive the prize at a US address, you're good. :)

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FreeJet replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:01 PM

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:04 PM

.................i don't even have to read it right now... :D

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:06 PM

OMG, just read the specs and info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is one epic rig.

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Very nice rig! I love that case, and since you can't buy it by itself, just that is enough to make anyone's year, not to mention the sweet internals and 3d monitor!

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:26 PM

I hope i can win this, it will be my first full build win :D! Also April, 25 is my birthday!!! :D Birthday gift anyone? :) But seriously that is my birthday! :) lol

All is done and NVIDIA doesn't have the contest post :)

Best of luck to all.

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sannoerr replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:27 PM

Agreed. Great rig, great stuff, and free!? Man my 2004 random update mish mash crapc could really use an update!

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The guys are at it again! Good luck everyone!!!

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Manduh replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:52 PM

Thumbs down on US only, although it's a super awesome giveaway!

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AMeade replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:56 PM

Holy crap! This sweet machine would be the highlight of my life (I know, I'm a nerd) Good luck to everyone because I know I don't have a chance ;p What a great giveaway!

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:56 PM

I am absolutely amazed, this is the most awesome PC I think I have ever seen given away. I really hope I can win it, because this would be a truly amazing win. Either way mega props first to Dave and Marco, and next to all the sponsors on this one Maingear, Intel, Nvidia.

You guys know how I am about components specifically PSU, MB, Memory (backbone components) This thing is awesome top to bottom with a 3D MHz 23" display, 3d glasses liquid cooling an awesome tower and on and on not to mention there are not 1 but 2 Nvidia 580 Geforce GTX GPU's as well.

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAmato replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:58 PM

Would love to win this rig it would possibly stop my BF from giving me ideas for his birthday by window shopping the computer sites and it would give him 3D option. Good Luck to all

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good luck all!

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Amazing giveaway!!! Count me in!

Now you're just mashing it!

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rogehuezo replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:00 PM

@Dave_HH So do I need to be US resident or not ?? Post says U.S residents only ? But you said "as long as you can receive the prize at a US address, you're good". Im not US resident but I can receive the prize at a US address. Can I participate or not ??? :( :( :(

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JDeming replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:06 PM

Good luck everybody, but seriously, hope I win.

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:15 PM

I will update the wording. Shipment to the winner will be to a US address only. That's the only requirement.

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ASadradin replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:16 PM

Monitor not LED *bad*

Storage 120GB *bad*

Windows Home Prermuim 64-bit *bad*

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:17 PM

Sorry Manduh... Sponsors have to bear the cost of shipping/customs/duties etc and we can't blame them to be honest. It's a real pain shipping to Canada especially. Tax hounds, not that the US is much better! :)

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:18 PM

That's OK ASadradin, we'll count you out. No problem. And it's a 120Hz 3D panel, bleeding edge technology actually. Not "bad".

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rogehuezo replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:19 PM

Thank you very much for the reply, Dave !

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SGavalas replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:19 PM

powerfull machune :D

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:22 PM

lol dave. Bet ASadradin is mad, probably not in the us... But how can u say *bad* to something thats free and this awesome!

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seriously. And I'll plop in an $80 1tb no problems. *very good*

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margrath replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:24 PM

So it is easy being green! Love your green logos and the gaming computers look like fun ;)

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Papapak replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:26 PM

why cant it be shipped to canada?? its so close?? i just joined the facebook pages until i saw the last line, now im unsubbing everything i just subbed to

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:33 PM

aww, papapak show some support. You may not be able to enter this one but you can enter future ones where Canada is included (we just had one that ended). Its just the cost and papers you have to work out to ship it to Canada.

@margrath what do you mean green logo?

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Sergeimm replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:36 PM

Wow that is a monster machine! Are u kidding me 2 X gtx 580Sleep

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