HotHardware’s Summer Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

Our Summer Gaming System Giveaway with has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! If you recall, HotHardware teamed up with our friends at EVGA, Kingston, Thermaltake, and Intel to offer you all the chance to win a powerful gaming PC featuring an Intel Core i7-4960X processor, an EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 770, a fast SSD, a 1000 watt PSU and much more—built by yours truly!

The complete parts list and breakdown for the rig was as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770
  • Motherboard: EVGA X79 Dark
  • PSU: EVGA 1000W
  • Case: Thermaltake Core V71
  • Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0
  • Memory: 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury
  • Storage: 240GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD

We’ll we’ve scoured through the myriad of users and posts and have picked the VERY lucky winner! Get your desk cleaned up and ready for a new, kick-ass system, because it’s headed your way…

Ben, you are the winner! Shoot us a note with your full contact and shipping details and we’ll get the system headed out to you as soon as we're done shooting the build video! We hope you enjoy it! And be sure to share pics of your setup when you’re done!

For those of you that didn’t win, don’t fret! We've got some more awesome giveaways coming up. Stick around, because you won't want to miss them!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Congrats! Helluva system you won! Can't wait to see what HotHardware has coming up in the future! Can't help but being a little sad though. Make sure you post pics of your awesome new system. I'm excited for the build video as well. Thanks again to Marco and Dave for the awesome giveaway.

Realneil 4 months ago


sevags 4 months ago


rrplay 4 months ago

Congrats Ben! and enjoy that fine rig man !

bigbadwolf 4 months ago

Congrats Ben have fun.

altshep123 4 months ago

AAAA-MAZING!  Thanks guys!  THANK YOU HOT HARDWARE for such an awesome contest and timely daily content! This was such a much needed upgrade for me and then some, both for games and my day to day job.  I feel like I'm dreaming! The build I was considering wouldn't have come anywhere near this.

Marco, I sent an email as per your instructions, but can you verify the mailto: links in the article?  Yours was missing the ".com" and it looks like there might be an extra "a" on Dave's.  I just want to make sure my confirmation gets to you!

Dave_HH 4 months ago

Got your email, Ben. We'll be in touch! Congrats! :D

DustinMaxfield 4 months ago

Atta boy, Ben!  Take some pics once you get a hold of it.  We'd all love to see it.

altshep123 4 months ago

I'll be sure to show it all set up!  I can't wait to see the build video!

DennisWilliams 4 months ago

Congrats Man Enjoy when you get it.

CDeeter 4 months ago

Woohoo!! Congrats Ben on a fine win. Marco always does awesome builds too.

Super Dave 4 months ago

Congratulations to you, Ben - good job!Yes

shadowphaxe 4 months ago

Congrats to you man! Enjoy the sick new system.

WendellBeverly1 4 months ago

Congratulations! Looks like an awesome system.

acarzt 4 months ago

Congrats ben! Enjoy that beast!

Their email addresses are and

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Congrats Ben! Thank God LOL xD

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Congrats man, so jealous haha!

rosec14 4 months ago

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance HH!

nfs3freak 4 months ago

Congrats, Ben!! Enjoy your prize :)

nfs3freak 4 months ago

Congrats, Ben!! Enjoy your prize! :)

rapid1 4 months ago

Grats Ben thats a very nice system.

StaticFX 4 months ago

I look away for 2 minutes! BAM Ben wins and everyone else sees it!


CONGRATS BEN! Thats a hell of a win!


mike coyne 4 months ago

Congrats to Ben. I am sure you will love this bad boy Intel I7 4960X. This thing will go fast and is powerful for your game or other programs. Enjoy your new rig from HH!

ShaneRobinson 4 months ago

Congrats Ben! :) I'm sure you will be enjoying this prize for many years to come. :D

WalterConn 4 months ago

Congrats Ben! Today is a good day

RyanLaberinto 4 months ago

congratulations man !

Mordymion 4 months ago

The first day in 2 weeks I didn't check :P

Kind of sucks to lose this one, but congrats to Ben and thanks to HH!

chris0177 4 months ago

congrats Ben. Hope you get years of awesome usage out of this.

AllenJun 4 months ago

cONGRATS! You are a lucky dude. If you upgrade any of those parts, please send me the old parts!

altshep123 4 months ago

This really couldn't have been more timely.  I have spent most of this weekend troubleshooting some issue (which I believe is hardware related) that is causing my computer to lock up.  It's happened five times today.  No bsod, no leads in event viewer, I'm not even sure where to start.  It freezes and only a hard restart gets it going again.  From the little hints I've read, maybe it's hard drive related? Temperatures seem fine for my CPU and it happens under light or heavy load.  Malware scans show nothing.  I'm on hour 3 of check disk with that much more to go before it finishes.  Crossing my fingers its something that can be fixed that easily for now.

I just can't thank HH enough for the opportunity and the win!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Sounds like HotHardware chose the right person! Glad you don't have to suffer through trying to remove the issues from your computer, as I know it is a pain to try to remove viruses or fix problems on a PC. 

altshep123 4 months ago

It's definitely a pain.  I usually don't mind a whole lot simply because getting into these sorts of issues is the best way to really learn about your computer and OS.  The pain comes when I have NO idea where to start.  Checkdisk didn't reveal any issues : /  I'm not going to completely scrap this machine so I'd still like to figure this one out.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

For sure, sometimes even the internet can't help you. *Gasp* Good luck on fixing it.

altshep123 one month ago

For the archives : )

My overly-dramatic thank you!

DavidKreal 2 months ago

This is late, but congrats Ben!

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