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To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Thermaltake, Gigabyte, and AMD have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win an AMD FX-8320-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, a Gigabyte 990FX-based motherboard and Radeon HD 7950 graphics card—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition case. To sweeten the deal, the system also features a wide array of Thermaltake accessories including their awesome Level 10 mouse, MEKA G1 keyboard, and a gaming headset. The complete parts... Read more...
For our latest End-of-Summer giveaway, we partnered up with our good friends at ZOTAC and planned to give away a full-featured, ultra small form factor HTPC / mini-PC! This time around, you could have won a ZOTAC ZBOX nano AD12 Plus, complete with a dual-core APU and AMD Radeon HD 7340 series graphics, all wrapped up in a tiny enclosure that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Here’s a look at the complete breakdown of the system's specifications and features: Model: ZBOX nano AD12 Plus Chipset: AMD A68M GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7340 CPU: AMD E2-1800 APU (1.7 GHz, dual-core) Memory: 2GB DDR3-1333 SODIMM Networking / Connectivity: Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps WiFi 802.11n/g/b... Read more...
The summer may be coming to an end, but it’s just the beginning of our latest giveaway here at HotHardware! For our latest End-of-Summer giveaway, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at ZOTAC and are giving away a full-featured, ultra small form factor HTPC / mini-PC! This time around, you could win a ZOTAC ZBOX nano AD12 Plus, complete with a dual-core APU and AMD Radeon HD 7340 series graphics, all wrapped up in a tiny enclosure that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Here’s a look at the complete breakdown of the system's specifications and features: Model: ZBOX nano AD12 Plus Chipset: AMD A68M GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7340 CPU: AMD E2-1800... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we partnered up with our good friends at Corsair to give away a fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you had a chance to win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Motherboard: Z77 Express GPU:... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz talk about the hot new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, NVIDIA’s more affordable GeForce GTX 660 Ti, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, our Back to School Shopping Guide and details of our latest contest where you could win a sweet new custom gaming rig decked-out with killer Corsair components! Show Notes: 01:42 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Round-Up Review 06:03 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review 10:58 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sneak Peek 15:37 - HotHardware's 2012 Back To School Shopping Guide 23:27 - HotHardware and Corsair Back To School Gaming System Giveaway!... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at Corsair and are giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about AMD’s new FirePro W9000 and W8000 Professional Graphics cards, Corsair’s innovative AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the Windows 8 RTM, and general direction of desktop operating systems, the ASRock Vision 3D 252B Home Theater PC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play and details of our contest going on now where you could win a killer “All Corsair” Powered Gaming PC! Show Notes: 01:18 - AMD FirePro W8000, W9000 Challenge Nvidia's Quadro 08:33 - Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply Preview 12:25 - Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Review 17:20 - Windows 8... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's blazing fast SSD 910 PCI Express SSD, the HTC One X smartphone, Four Gaming Cliche's that simply must die, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 graphics card and details of our current ongoing contest where you could win one of two NVIDIA Tegra 3-based Android tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime... Show Notes: 01:10 - Intel SSD 910 PCI Express SSD Performance Review 06:52 - GeForce GTX 690 Review: Dual NVIDIA GK104 GPUs 12:23 - Four Gaming Clichés That Absolutely Need To Die 19:23 - HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review 27:22 - HotHardware's Tegra 3 Tablet Spring Sweepstakes: Win an Asus Transformer... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook, AMD's brand new Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards based on the Pitcairn GPU, Samsung's oversized Galaxy Note Smartphone, Zotac's ZBOX ID80 Plus Cedar Trail-based Mini PC and we drop some hints regarding our next contest in which a lucky reader could win a hot new Android tablet... Show Notes: 01:28 - Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook 06:38 - AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews 11:57 - Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review 17:40 - Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review 22:10 - HotHardware Contest Hints... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the MainGear SHIFT do-it-yourself case kit and the recently released Intel SSD 520 series solid state drive built on SandForce controller technology. The guys also discuss the used game debate and game devs locking down DLC content for new game buyers only, and ask the question, “Should next-gen consoles be upgradeable?” Finally, Dave hints at an upcoming contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:50 - Maingear Shift DIY Sneak Peek 06:12 - Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review 10:14 - The Other Side Of The Used Games Debate: Gamestop Manager Responds 10:15 - Outrage... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Transformer Prime Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, AMD's A8-3870K Black Edition unlocked Llano APU, Dell's Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC, the brand new AMD Radeon HD 7950 and details our most recent contest where three lucky winners can score some great PC gaming gear from Gigabyte! Show Notes: 00:58 - Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update 06:17 - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review 10:45 - Dell Alienware X51, SFF PC Gaming Refined 16:50 - AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review 20:48 - HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year's Giveaway... Read more...
Nobody likes getting a lump of coal for Christmas, even though being naughty can have its perks. But almost everyone we know likes getting free things, and if you collect enough coal, you can trade it in for free gifts, or use it as a lottery piece to potentially win every single game on Steam. Wait, what? That's right, Steam is awarding one lucky person every single game it has as a grand prize in this year's Epic Holiday Giveaway. Let's back up a moment. Steam's annual Holiday Sale is going on right now, which means deep discounts on a variety of games. There are new deals posted every day through January 1st, such as 75 percent off Metro 2033 ($4.99) and 11 other titles, as well as various... Read more...
One giveaway ends and another begins! We’ve teamed up with our friends at MSI and NVIDIA to give away a couple of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs this time around, we have an MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning graphics card and an MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) or Z68A-GD65 (G3) motherboard, both featuring PCI-E 3.0 support, up for grabs... The Grand Prize Winner will receive an MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning! TheFirst Runner Up will receive and MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) or Z68A-GD65 (G3) motherboard (Winner's Choice!) 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 necessary, but otherwise it's pretty... Read more...
To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based motherboard, and an Intel SSD—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick, aluminum case. To sweeten the deal, the system also sports over $600 worth of additional software, including Cakewalk Sonar X1, NI Komplete Elements, softsynths, effects, and content, as well as separate dedicated system, audio, and sample library hard drives. The complete... Read more...
To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based motherboard, and an Intel SSD—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick, aluminum case. To sweeten the deal, the system also sports over $600 worth of additional software, including Cakewalk Sonar X1, NI Komplete Elements, softsynths, effects, and content, as well as separate dedicated system, audio, and sample library hard drives. The... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave discuss Apple's new iPhone 4S, OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express HD/SSD, the Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook, our huge round-up of Z68 motherboards, and details of our next sweepstakes where one lucky reader could win a Core i7-based, high fidelity multimedia PC… Show Notes: 01:05 - Apple iPhone 4S: What's In It For You vs iPhone 4? 09:23 - OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review 13:05 - Asus Zenbook UX21E Hands-On Video Demo 18:42 - Z68 Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, ASRock, GB, MSI, ZOTAC 21:23 - Contest System Details Revealed... Read more...
To commemorate the Labor Day holiday, HotHardware.com and our friends at NZXT, NVIDIA, EVGA, Asus, Intel, Gigabyte and Patriot teamed up to put together one heck of monster give-away! This time around readers had a chance to win an Intel Core i5-2400S-infused, custom-built gaming rig with 8GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a Patriot Pyro SSD, a Gigabyte mobo, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards by EVGA, all wrapped up in an NZXT Phantom case with an NZXT Hale 90 PSU providing the power. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom built gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: NZXT Phantom Mid-Tower (Winner's Choice of Color!) Exterior Finish: Winner's Choice! Processor: Intel... Read more...
Just in time for Labor Day, HotHardware.com and our friends at NZXT, NVIDIA, EVGA, Asus, Intel, Gigabyte and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i5-2400S-infused, custom-built gaming rig with 8GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a Patriot Pyro SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards by EVGA, all wrapped up in an NZXT Phantom case with an NZXT Hale 90 PSU providing the power. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom built gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: NZXT Phantom Mid-Tower (Winner's Choice of Color!) Exterior Finish: Winner's Choice! Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S Processor... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the many announcements and happenings at the Intel Developers Forum 2011, Microsoft's Windows 8 Developer Preview, AMD's Guinness Book World Record-breaking 8GHz overclock of their upcoming FX processor, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 and details of our Labor Day Gaming System Giveaway where you could win a sweet gaming rig! Show Notes: 00:58 - IDF 2011 Otellini Keynote: Haswell, Solar, X86 Android 01:25 - IDF 2011 Eden Keynote: Ultrabooks and Ivy Bridge 02:18 - Intel X79-Based Motherboard and Liquid-Cooler Sneak Peek 03:20 - IDF 2011 Tech Showcase Sneak Peek: Asus, MSI, Kingston, Gigabyte 05:30 - Microsoft... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about Thermaltake's Level 10 GT Snow Edition chassis, our AMD 990FX Motherboard Round-Up with Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte, a sneak peek at the Alienware M18x mammoth gaming notebook, the ASUS MARS II graphics card with dual GeForce GTX 580s in SLI on one PCB, HOT Deals of the Day, our Back to School shopping guide and our Labor Day gaming-system giveaway! Show Notes: 01:05 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 04:27 - AMD 990FX Mobo Round-Up: Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte 07:46 - Alienware M18x Sneak Peek 12:10 - ASUS MARS II Review: GTX 580 SLI On One PCB 16:19 - HotHardware's "Deal of the Day" Call Out 18:25... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Kingston Wi-Drive that adds wireless storage to iOS devices, Intel investing 300 million bucks in UltraBook development, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and other things lurking in Dave's lab. We also answer a few interesting reader questions, offer hints of a cool new contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:55 - Kingston Wi-Drive Review: Add Storage To iOS Devices 04:47 - Intel Capital Creates $300 Million Ultrabook Fund 07:59 - Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Sneak Peek 11:17 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 11:42 - Reader Questions... Read more...
Play a casual game for the chance to win some swank hardware? Count us in. Here's the deal -- MSI is giving away several goodies over the next three months, including a dozen testing platforms, several Z68A-GD80 and Z68-GD65 motherboards, and 15 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light game coupons. All you have to do is trade some Farmville and/or Mafia Wars time and instead try to become the highest ranked Commander in MSI's "Military TD-Mission Z68" tower defense game. You also have to join MSI's fan club. Once you've done that, and after you play the game, provide your contact information to be entered in various MSI prize drawings. Bear in mind that your combat results will be automatically... Read more...
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