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

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PFeenstra replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 11:57 PM

Another beast of a machine! Nice going, and good luck to all!

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yeah battle field is going to great and i will buy both and others i saw today at E3

 A LOT OF GOOD STUFF COMING TO THIS RIG LOL.

who ever wins it

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 3:09 AM

@rapid1 How convenient... I have a younger sister though, not exactly a daughter...

I may give this PC to her if I win this contest... Hey, I already have a powerful system, why would I need two? Just give one to the sister and be done with it.

 

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My computer is held together with duct tape and I'm pretty sure there it houses a large family of dust bunnies. I guess that's what happens when you have parts from the previous century ;) lol

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Emmm the Witcher 2 in 3D :) wouldn't it be nice.

Muwahahah it will be mine all mine...

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 12:28 PM

I must be an honest Grinch because if I won my girlfriend would be playing on my older system and I would be like Rick Astley with this rig.

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There may be a thermal explosion about to happen lol

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 9:03 PM

Just finished watching the E3 trailer for Skyrim and I must say, "The Force is strong with that one."

Skyrim + This rig + Eyefinity + Me = Pure Gaming Bliss

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I agree it looks AMAZING... Can't wait for to be playing Skyrim and the Witcher 2 on my new "Dads and Grads" rig.

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omegadraco:
I agree it looks AMAZING... Can't wait for to be playing Skyrim and the Witcher 2 on my new "Dads and Grads" rig.

I want it for some epic Spider Solitaire! Who-Ya!

AIRBORNE!

 

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

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omegadraco:
I agree it looks AMAZING... Can't wait for to be playing Skyrim and the Witcher 2 on my new "Dads and Grads" rig.

I want it for some epic Spider Solitaire! Who-Ya!

AIRBORNE!

 

go get 'em realneil !!! take them out with the stroke of the mighty cursor.           you mad scientist you

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JVargas replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 11:01 PM

I want that awesome rig!

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 11:16 PM

Welcome to HotHardware, JGelder and JVargas!!  It's a pretty cool place to catch up on the tech news and just hang out with some awesome people.  Hope you enjoy your stay :)

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Welcome to the mad house :) JGelder and Jvargas.

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This rig would lay the smackdown on you in some chess games :P

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 6:06 PM

Just like the Energizer Bunny, Shelly keeps on posting and posting! lol

Hey Shelly what do you think of the video cards?

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 6:12 PM

I wonder which motherboard is going in this badboy and if by chance it might support Bulldozer?

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CDeeter:
Hey Shelly what do you think of the video cards?

Kewl!

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

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@LBowen I am betting it will probably support Bulldozer though who knows in what capacity.

What ever it is going to be it will be Kewl!

@Drake hows the Shift treating you :)

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DStojanov replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 12:44 AM

wow!!!! nice set up!!! that machine could really help me level up in elder scrolls 5 skyrim!!!!!!!!!

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 1:33 AM

Welcome to HotHardware Dstojanov :)

You will find it is a very kewl place to hang out and get the latest info on all the Hottest Tech.

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fat78 replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 1:49 AM

I wonder how cooling effective this case is and how quiet this case runs. I know the thermaltake case i used to build my dads computer is realy quiet and runs very cool with 2 large 230mm fans.

 

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realneil:

CDeeter:
Hey Shelly what do you think of the video cards?

Kewl!

has any one noticed shellys post number never changes ---post 70 --points 665 kewl

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fat78:

I wonder how cooling effective this case is and how quiet this case runs. I know the thermaltake case i used to build my dads computer is realy quiet and runs very cool with 2 large 230mm fans.

 

This case should be very effective with cooling with it's separate compartments for certain components. I also have a Thermaltake case and they have come a long way at making their fans quiet.

 

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shelley25 replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 8:05 AM

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has any one noticed shellys post number never changes ---post 70 --points 665 kewl

Nope now its 71 and 670 lol. 71 posts of Kewl tower! between the last contest and this one.
Are you a bot shelly?

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OSunday replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 11:16 AM

Allright Dave and Marco im curious, do you have to be a dad or grad to win this one?

know it doesn't specify that in the contest rules and this may sound like a dumb question but considering the name of the give away it makes me wonder haha

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 3:03 PM

OSunday:
I know it doesn't specify that in the contest rules

I think that you just answered your own question. If anyone asks, tell them that you graduated from "The Kewl School Of Hard Knocks" and be done with it.

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CDeeter replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 4:28 PM

It's a really kewl tower, just ask Shelly! lol

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Hey, the shift is simply amazing; I highly recommend it. I've been having too much fun with it and haven't got around to benches yet. I need to get on that!!!

Now you're just mashing it!

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fefzero replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 6:36 PM

I've been lurking around here for what seems like forever while I wait to upgrade my computer. I finally convinced myself to wait to on the upgrade until after our twins are born later this month. With all the new stuff for the kids, this would be a great Father's Day gift!

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LBowen replied on Sat, Jun 11 2011 12:22 AM

Going to pull a He-Man if I win this!

Run out into the street,

throw my hands into the air,

and bellow,

"I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!"

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A father of three money is tight i mean i am so poor i cannot even pay attention this would be a great Fathers day present.

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fat78 replied on Sat, Jun 11 2011 4:37 AM

If i win this rig i am going to have it in a spot where every one can see it, just so people will ask me what the hell it is. I know a few people who may not realize it's a computer at first. Than take my 2 monitors and my dads monitor and set up a 3 monitor setup to play dcs a10.

slim chance of winning but still can hope.

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Jun 11 2011 5:03 AM

Just make sure you buy dad a new monitor for Father's Day okay?

 

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fat78 replied on Sat, Jun 11 2011 7:07 AM

He likes the game probably more than i do. He may even take my monitors to do it. lol

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@LBowen I think I would probably pull a Hulk Hogan and run out in the street and with super strength tear my shirt right down the middle.

He-man and Shira were great...

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