Update! HH/Intel Core i For The Mainstream Guy/Gal Sweepstakes!

We thought it was high time to temp and tease you all a bit, with our latest Sweepstakes courtesy of our friends at Intel.  Yes, even you could win a fully equipped Core i7 870 (2.93GHz) system built by CyperPower PC.  There's still time to get into the drawing that will be closing this Friday, October 9th!  Let's roll the Ts and Cs for you here...

Rules and Regs:
As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and news discussion systems.  To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member and a resident of the United States or Canada (Canadian winners are responsible for all international duties/taxes). If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and it's free), right here or click the log-in link at the top, right nav bar of HotHardware.com.

System Spec Update!
OK, we have some good news and a bit of a change to the system spec, now that we've actually received it from the manufacturer (see below).  First, instead of it being equipped with a GeForce GTX 295, the system is actually setup with a GeForce GTX 285.  Sorry for the misprint there but a GTX 285 is certainly no slouch graphics card either.  Have no fear though, to make it up to you, CyberPower tossed in a 22" widescreen monitor by Viewsonic.   Also, the case has been upgraded to a CoolerMaster Sniper Storm Gaming case.  Check out the knob on the top that allows you to adjust fans speeds manually.  Ooohh... ahhh!

But you've got to be in to win!  From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussion on the site and will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement, contribution and comments, lots of comments! To increase your chances of being a winner, sign up for our HotHardware RSS News Alerts as well, and we'll toss your name into the mix for double credit!


The sweepstakes runs through October 9th with a winner to be announced October 12th 2009!

Win A Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 5000 - Intel Lynnfield System!

-Intel® Core™ i7 870 @ 2.93 GHz LGA 1156 45nm 8MB L3 Cache
-Intel P55 Chipset Mainboard
        - 3x PCI-e 16x
        - 4x DIMM DDR3 Memory Slots
        - 2x PCI-e 1x
        - 2x PCI
        - 10 USB (8 x rear, 2 x front)
        - GB LAN
- 6x SATA, 2x IDE
- I/O: 2x PS2, 8x USB, 1x IEEE1394a, Optical S/PDIF Out Port, Coaxial S/PDIF          
  Out Port,2x RJ-45, Audio
-8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333 Memory(Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
-1TB SATA-II 3.0 Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
-Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 PCI Express Video Card
-Blu-Ray Player Drive
-Flash Card Reader Drive
-Viewsonice VA2226W 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
-Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard
-Xtreme Gear USB Mouse
-Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-Bit
(With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon)
-CoolerMaster Sniper Storm Gaming Case With Side Window and 800W Power Supply
-Shipping weight : 42Lbs.
-Shipping Dimension : 28 ¼” (L) x 21 5/8” (W) x 11 7/8” (H)
-1 Year Warranty and Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support Services

3DMark  2006 Score - 1280X1024 Resolution

And now, as they say in the biz, here's a word from our sponsor, the good folks at Intel...

“Intel is excited about our new Lynnfield line of processors—Core i5 and Core i7.  To show how excited we are, we are giving away over a dozen Core i7 800 systems to the readers who put the products through their paces daily!  “Core i for the mainstream guy (and gal)" is what we affectionately call it, bringing the Nehalem architecture to mainstream PC price-points everywhere.  Our awesome etail partners below helped make this happen, hit them up when you go shopping for a system.  And special thanks to CyberPower and Ibuypower for delivering the goods yet again.”

TigerDirect - www.tigerdirect.com/go/corei5
Newegg.com - http://promotions.newegg.com/Intel/corei5/index.html
ZipZoomfly.com - http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Special/Intel_p55_launch_083109.jsp
Mwave.com - http://www.mwave.com/mwave/inteli5.asp
Ncix.com - http://www9.ncix.com/lp2/Corei5-P55/ca/ 

This is a great opportunity for to you to win a custom, powerful new system and HOT Intel hardware. Now go make some new friends in our discussion areas and get in the running!  Good Luck!