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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 5:53 PM

Will the winner still be announced if the world ends tonight?

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realneil replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 6:23 PM

Dorkstar:
Will the winner still be announced if the world ends tonight?

 

posthumously,................

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altereDad replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 6:53 PM

Depends, if you end up in the same place to be notified. Some may see fire and brimstone, where others get to attend toga parties.

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cdn1202 replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 11:13 PM

Great prize for a happy winner!

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Inspector replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 2:08 AM

Don't worry they going to troll everyone and post it as we are dieing, only 4 more hours to go! lol

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eunoia replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:07 AM

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...pending.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 8:38 AM

Whew !  looks like we survived to see the outcome.  really glad to have saved a few Oreo cookies to celebrate. :)

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 9:20 AM

rrplay:
Whew !  looks like we survived to see the outcome.  really glad to have saved a few Oreo cookies to celebrate. :)

Mine are Chocolate Chips,..............Smile

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 10:12 AM

Wow so whomever wins is not only a lucky winner but also the first winner after the world almost imploded congrats to whomever is that lucky of an individual!

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 11:39 AM

Did we survive?  I thought the calendar ended today.  Wouldn't that mean tomorrow is our last day?

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altereDad replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:08 PM

After the Mayan calendar. Tomorrow should be 01/01/01 AMCE (after mayan calendar ends)

Since we do not look at this as the standard in religion, I doubt the dates will change.

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OSunday replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:47 PM

Well, I survived my first semester of college finals and another apocalypse... this has to be a good sign.
Hopefully the look will keep on rolling and carry over into this competition ;) 

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:48 PM

 

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I got these errors this morning when attempting to reply to a thread.  Perhaps the Mayans were right and the only thing left is my consciousness, which apparently is screwing with me right now.  The first post did actually post, and the delete button actually deleted the duplicate.

 

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CDeeter replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:27 PM

Yep we're all still here, I guess someone WILL indeed win!

Congrats on making it through finals, hope you got good scores!

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Marco C replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:36 PM

Bingo, Bango, Bongo!

http://hothardware.com/News/HotHardware-Giving-Thanks-2012-Giveaway-Winner/

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 7:28 PM

Marco C:
Bingo, Bango, Bongo!

 

Congrats Dorkstar! You're gonna just love the quality of a Marco build!

 

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cdn1202 replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 8:35 PM

GREAT prize for a happy winner!!!!!!

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 9:12 PM

LOL!

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Yogotiss replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 1:23 PM

I'd so love to win this!!!

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sevags replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 1:55 PM

Congrats Dorkstar!!!!!! Definitely a worthy winner

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realneil replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 2:04 PM

Yogotiss:
I'd so love to win this!!!

Dorkstar already won this system, but HotHardware has multiple contests every year.

Stick around and be a part of our online community. We have a lot of fun.

 

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digitaldd replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 4:30 PM

Congratulations Dorkstar..

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eunoia replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 2:16 PM

Bump.

Really hope they get around to building this prize soon.

...pending.

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 3:21 PM

Yeah I was wondering about this too.

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 1:26 AM

Marco sent me a e-mail Friday saying the case shipped Monday, and that everything should be there this week. 

Dave followed up with an apologetic e-mail about the length of time it's taking them. 

So, I've been waiting for it to either show up at my door, or for the video to be posted.  People are starting to think I'm bullshiting them lol

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realneil replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:52 AM

You'll love that PC once you get it. Marco really goes the extra mile with his builds.

Sorry that you've had to wait, but it sounds like it's coming together soon.

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 1:26 PM

Ahh, i'm really in no hurry.  After I won the giveaway in December I ended up playing Halo 4 for weeks, then a friend loaned me his copy of Farcry 3, so I played that on console for days.  Finally my best friend moved in with us, so I moved out of my office, set up a man cave in our loft, and just got back to gaming on my PC.  However, it feels like the worst computer in the world knowing that a better system is on the way, lol.

  Now the start up I was working for failed to start up as early as they expected.  Fortunately they gave me a 30 day notice, so I'll be busy figuring out what I'll be doing over the next few weeks.  Like I told Marco, I can't complain about shipping delays when someone is giving me something for free.

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elisa replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 11:45 AM

eunoia:

Bump.

Really hope they get around to building this prize soon.

Sometimes I doubt their commitment to Sparkle Motion.

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Dorkstar replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 3:16 PM

Marco e-mailed me Friday and said everything had showed up and the build video should be done by the end of this weekend.  I've been checking every few hours, just waiting to finally catch a glimpse of it, but nothing yet.  Hopefully it will be up by the end of the day, I'd love to catch a glimpse of her being put together :)

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Aoshi replied on Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:01 PM

Sweet! Can't wait to see it!!

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eunoia replied on Thu, Mar 7 2013 5:03 AM

??????

...pending.

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Clixxer replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:10 PM

Pretty nice system for the guy that won it!

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ScottDrew replied on Thu, Jun 27 2013 8:36 PM

ooooh, this is purrdy

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 5:53 PM

Will the winner still be announced if the world ends tonight?

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realneil replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 6:23 PM

Dorkstar:
Will the winner still be announced if the world ends tonight?

 

posthumously,................

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altereDad replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 6:53 PM

Depends, if you end up in the same place to be notified. Some may see fire and brimstone, where others get to attend toga parties.

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cdn1202 replied on Thu, Dec 20 2012 11:13 PM

Great prize for a happy winner!

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Inspector replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 2:08 AM

Don't worry they going to troll everyone and post it as we are dieing, only 4 more hours to go! lol

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eunoia replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:07 AM

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...pending.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 8:38 AM

Whew !  looks like we survived to see the outcome.  really glad to have saved a few Oreo cookies to celebrate. :)

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 9:20 AM

rrplay:
Whew !  looks like we survived to see the outcome.  really glad to have saved a few Oreo cookies to celebrate. :)

Mine are Chocolate Chips,..............Smile

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 10:12 AM

Wow so whomever wins is not only a lucky winner but also the first winner after the world almost imploded congrats to whomever is that lucky of an individual!

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 11:39 AM

Did we survive?  I thought the calendar ended today.  Wouldn't that mean tomorrow is our last day?

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altereDad replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:08 PM

After the Mayan calendar. Tomorrow should be 01/01/01 AMCE (after mayan calendar ends)

Since we do not look at this as the standard in religion, I doubt the dates will change.

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OSunday replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:47 PM

Well, I survived my first semester of college finals and another apocalypse... this has to be a good sign.
Hopefully the look will keep on rolling and carry over into this competition ;) 

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:48 PM

 

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I got these errors this morning when attempting to reply to a thread.  Perhaps the Mayans were right and the only thing left is my consciousness, which apparently is screwing with me right now.  The first post did actually post, and the delete button actually deleted the duplicate.

 

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CDeeter replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:27 PM

Yep we're all still here, I guess someone WILL indeed win!

Congrats on making it through finals, hope you got good scores!

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Marco C replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 4:36 PM

Bingo, Bango, Bongo!

http://hothardware.com/News/HotHardware-Giving-Thanks-2012-Giveaway-Winner/

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 7:28 PM

Marco C:
Bingo, Bango, Bongo!

 

Congrats Dorkstar! You're gonna just love the quality of a Marco build!

 

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cdn1202 replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 8:35 PM

GREAT prize for a happy winner!!!!!!

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 9:12 PM

LOL!

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Yogotiss replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 1:23 PM

I'd so love to win this!!!

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sevags replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 1:55 PM

Congrats Dorkstar!!!!!! Definitely a worthy winner

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realneil replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 2:04 PM

Yogotiss:
I'd so love to win this!!!

Dorkstar already won this system, but HotHardware has multiple contests every year.

Stick around and be a part of our online community. We have a lot of fun.

 

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digitaldd replied on Sat, Dec 22 2012 4:30 PM

Congratulations Dorkstar..

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eunoia replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 2:16 PM

Bump.

Really hope they get around to building this prize soon.

...pending.

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 3:21 PM

Yeah I was wondering about this too.

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 1:26 AM

Marco sent me a e-mail Friday saying the case shipped Monday, and that everything should be there this week. 

Dave followed up with an apologetic e-mail about the length of time it's taking them. 

So, I've been waiting for it to either show up at my door, or for the video to be posted.  People are starting to think I'm bullshiting them lol

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realneil replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:52 AM

You'll love that PC once you get it. Marco really goes the extra mile with his builds.

Sorry that you've had to wait, but it sounds like it's coming together soon.

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Feb 21 2013 1:26 PM

Ahh, i'm really in no hurry.  After I won the giveaway in December I ended up playing Halo 4 for weeks, then a friend loaned me his copy of Farcry 3, so I played that on console for days.  Finally my best friend moved in with us, so I moved out of my office, set up a man cave in our loft, and just got back to gaming on my PC.  However, it feels like the worst computer in the world knowing that a better system is on the way, lol.

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elisa replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 11:45 AM

eunoia:

Bump.

Really hope they get around to building this prize soon.

Sometimes I doubt their commitment to Sparkle Motion.

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Dorkstar replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 3:16 PM

Marco e-mailed me Friday and said everything had showed up and the build video should be done by the end of this weekend.  I've been checking every few hours, just waiting to finally catch a glimpse of it, but nothing yet.  Hopefully it will be up by the end of the day, I'd love to catch a glimpse of her being put together :)

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Aoshi replied on Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:01 PM

Sweet! Can't wait to see it!!

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eunoia replied on Thu, Mar 7 2013 5:03 AM

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...pending.

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Clixxer replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:10 PM

Pretty nice system for the guy that won it!

My rig - I7-4770K, ASUS Z87-A Mobo, 16 GB Corsair Ram, AMD 7990 GPU, CoolIT AiO Cooler, NZXT H630

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ScottDrew replied on Thu, Jun 27 2013 8:36 PM

ooooh, this is purrdy

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