HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away!

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realneil replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 11:16 AM

omegadraco:
Doubt it :) Stock coolers are not Hot and HH is all about what is hot.

It will be an aftermarket cooler if all of the past systems are an indicator.

Mine had an Asetec LCLC water cooler on it.

 

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shelley25 replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 11:29 AM

kewl tower

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shelley25 replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 11:34 AM

amazing tower

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LBowen replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 1:36 PM

The processor on this rig is "Phenom"enal!  The ssd is a King amongst it's peers!  We all of course know that when it comes to cases Thermaltake's the cake!

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great giveaway look for a hothardware that goes for hi end computer audio set ups--thanks and hope to win

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But the cake is a lie. Thermaltake is just hot hot hot.

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i war wondering how hard it would be to water cool this case if it can be without totaling it

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rrplay replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 8:32 PM

dadodgeson:

i war wondering how hard it would be to water cool this case if it can be without totaling it

yeah I was wondering the same thing

http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1341&ID=2039

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Water cooling ready - 120mm or 240mm radiators can be easily attached to the top side of the chassis (top 200m fan needs to be removed)

SWEEEET ! &  way cool if you ask me Cool

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rrplay:

dadodgeson:

i war wondering how hard it would be to water cool this case if it can be without totaling it

yeah I was wondering the same thing

http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1341&ID=2039

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Water cooling ready - 120mm or 240mm radiators can be easily attached to the top side of the chassis (top 200m fan needs to be removed)

SWEEEET ! &  way cool if you ask me Cool

thanks for the link rrplay  thats the first time i've looked at the case (inside) it'sprety much like any case easy to cool water or air

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Just to wet everyone appetite TT LVL 10 Mods

http://www.engadget.com/photos/thermaltake-level-10-gt-hands-on-and-mods-at-computex/#4175968

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skubo replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 10:54 PM

nice  Big Smile

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 11:38 PM

@omegadraco Damn! If I win this; I am so going to consider modding this baby like a car. Seriously, the case just screams out "mod me!" if you listen closely.

 

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LBowen replied on Sun, Jun 5 2011 1:07 AM

My reaction to the announcement of HotHardware's "Dad's and Grads" Giveaway.

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Jun 5 2011 1:08 AM

LBowen:

Son. I am disappointed.

 

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EKhan replied on Sun, Jun 5 2011 6:28 AM

AMD

MOTHERBOARD:890Gxm-G65

PROCESSOR:AMD PhenomII X6 3.3 GHZ 9 MB TOTAL CACHE (BLACK EDITION)

COOLING FAN

POWER SUPPLY:Thermaltake TR2 750W ATX 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply TRX-750M

GRAPHICS CARD:ATI Radeon hd 6970 2gb

RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit

DVD ROOM:ASUS

HARD DRIVE:Samsung 1000 GB

CHASSIS:Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case (RC-942-KKN1)

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kewl tower

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I so know what you mean. I have some friends in the auto industry that probably could help me out with some designs but we would have to see. It is certainly a very mod-able case. It will be like adding chrome to your motorcycle :)

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Blazer replied on Sun, Jun 5 2011 4:08 PM

so am I. Embarrassed

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Awesome machine, would be great for someone who is learning as much as possible about PCs to win :P Anyways, good luck to all!

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LBowen replied on Sun, Jun 5 2011 11:21 PM

I may not be a Father but if I won this I would certainly pass out some cigars and take lots of pictures to commemorate the occasion.

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kilzer15 replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 12:30 AM

I can't even imagine my dad's expression when he sees this sitting in front of him.

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KEWL!!

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 9:09 AM

I would like to "GRAD"uate to a new level of computer. I have plans most effective for this kewl tower. Mainly Spider Solitaire and word processing, I also figure it could handle some high end gaming as well.

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It's good that you have included the all important Spider Solitaire in your proposed uses for this PC. One must get their "Spider on" regularly.

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"The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

down came the rain and washed the spider out

out came the sun and dried up all the rain

and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again"

Lol, why the mention of spider solitaire gets this song stuck in my head. I think only a father would have that happen...

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:11 AM

Nonsense, take a look at that case. The Borg are back. Resistance is futile you will be assimilated! lol

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:13 AM

And on topic! It really is a freaking kewl tower!

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:16 AM

Yeah but can it play pinball?

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:21 AM

Guitly as charged lol

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:27 AM

I'm a Dad and a Grad, so this would definitely work for me! God I love this site!

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 11:18 AM

Yeah; CDeeter me as well, not to mention I would imagine at least a fair share of the other members on here. My first college bound daughter ships out in August. Of course my youngest also starts Pre-K in August, and the middle one starts her last year of middle school. As you can tell my daughters are spread out age wise. I need a boy though as I have not as of yet gotten one of those. I have also graduated but I don't know if I need to have 4 children. Of course me and Sarah both want one, but that is a good amount of children (not that 3 is not). Either way winning a machine is probably going to be my very best bet (if not only) at getting one, and I need one as well (one PC looking not so great, and a new regular PC user as well now).

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i just watched modern warfare  this is going to be amazing on this rig it's going to be amazing any way

game trailers streaming E3 LIVE very cool on spike TV to

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 4:59 PM

Not only would I play some Spider on this bad boy but my girlfriend could play on my older system  so gaming fun would be had by all.  There are a number of games she and I would like to play together like Hunted: Demons Forge, Dead Island, any Lego co-op, and the list goes on.  Nothing like quality gaming time :)

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 5:11 PM

HEHE talk about no rest for the wicked huh....college and Pre-k, you poor man. I stopped at one, and she just finished 11th grade. :-)

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This looks wonderful - thanks for all of the information - the system looks good too.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 10:58 PM

BattleField all the way dadodgeson :)

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JGelder replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 11:08 PM

Looks like it would be a pretty good machine to play The Witcher 2 on.

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 11:13 PM

I would save and buy a new monitor just to play that game in 3D with this rig.  I hear the 3D is breathtaking on Witcher 2 and Crysis 2, and I would love to give it a try.

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Yeah I could use one of those...

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