HotHardware’s Summer Gaming System Giveaway!

What better way to usher in the summer season than to give away an absolutely awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside, fragging away when you need a break from those long, hot summer days?!

HotHardware has 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, fast SSD, a 1000 watt PSU and much more—built by yours truly!

The complete parts list and breakdown for the rig is listed below:

  • 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

To be entered, please follow the quick and easy contest guidelines listed below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com. You can also login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts if you prefer.

2) Be active in news and article discussions and in the forum here at HotHardware.com to get noticed. But don't spam! One word posts won't count for much.

3) "Like" these Facebook pages if you haven’t already done so:

(And share our contest post on your wall for some extra brownie points and to help spread the word!)

4) If you're on Google+, adding HotHardware to your circles will increase visibility as well.

5) That's it!

The contest will run through July 28, 2014, at which point we'll announce the lucky winner. Get in early and post here, in the HH article discussions, and in our forum often!

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, ultra-powerful new gaming PC, packing an awesome CPU and some of the best EVGA, Kingston, and Thermaltake components available! Good Luck everyone!

** Please note, this give-away is for U.S. or Canadian residents only. The winner, if selected and located at a Canadian ship-to address, will assume all duties / taxes associated with delivery. Any / all winners are responsible for any applicable taxes associated with contest prize. **

Comments
twistedfate 5 months ago

first :P

Rosec14 5 months ago

Lucky! I was waiting for this and just happened to not check the day it was posted -.- :P good luck!

JosebaMuoaZubia 5 months ago

good luck

StaticFX 5 months ago

a lot of new people showing up :)

 

If I won this, i would use all the stuff I got to upgrade my sons pc.. and take this badboy for myself! LOL

SeanLarkin 5 months ago

If I got it I'd give it to my little brother (after swapping ram and gpu of course)

Moulik 4 months ago

You are one cheeky person!

StaticFX 5 months ago

....im never first :(

PennyForlife 5 months ago

Cant wait for it

MikeCammisa 5 months ago

I'm in

papasmurf805 5 months ago

This is a great setup and great giveaway. Thanks!

inspector 5 months ago

Looks like another epic build! Good Luck to everyone!

laughterless 5 months ago

I will fist fight every single one of you with my feet!

TerryHenson 5 months ago

It looks great........

acarzt 5 months ago

This is a really nice build! I sure would like to win this!

CDeeter 5 months ago

Ah, another chance at a sweet system built by the master. Gotta love that!

JesseLaarits 5 months ago

awesome!! another great giveaway of an awesome rig. crossing my fingers!! good luck everyone

Hoping for this. Want a better system sooo bad!!!

Sadi 5 months ago

Ill try to be active starting now I guess...

ChandlerKeithHenson 5 months ago

may the most deserving contestant win, good luck everyone

JuniorBasedShogunEvege 5 months ago

i need to win this build im tired of playing on a toaster

laughterless 5 months ago

Try a microwave they are way better than toasters :)

cjhallx 5 months ago

This would be the greatest machine I have ever owned. My old PC could never match this when it was working...R.I.P.

malificzero 5 months ago

Good luck to everyone!

BigKihd 5 months ago

Yummy parts

AaronLott 5 months ago

I have been wanting to see the x79 in action for a long time.

Bigbadwolf 5 months ago

This looks like one hot machine. Here is hoping that this is my time. :)

MuhammadSulaimanYusuf 5 months ago

this is the reason i registered on this web, worth it :D

MartinBrideau 5 months ago

Open to Quebec too?

MartinBrideau 5 months ago

HotHardware I have an account, since 2012, but now, I can not log in. That say «The username and/or password cannot be validated, or your account is locked out or has not been approved yet».

My username is "Martin_591"

Beelzebubbles 5 months ago

I wish the GPU was a little more impressive but the rest of the specs look great!

Rosec14 5 months ago

That's way nicer than most people have. and I definitely wouldn't be offended if I got it:D

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

The GTX 770 is a helluva graphics card. It can play any game on ultra at 1080p and most games at 1440p. Not to shabby IMO.

inspector 5 months ago

LOL "Laughterless" is down voting comments i think. Thats not how the system works :)

rapid1 5 months ago

Nice looking component layout built by none other than the grand master.

laughterless 5 months ago

I need me a good gaming rig :)

PranshuMoghe 5 months ago

Indians Never Win :| 

WendellBeverly1 5 months ago

Lookin' good. I definitely could use an upgrade such as this.

Realneil 5 months ago

another awesome rig.

Thanks to HH and our sponsors too.

Mike coyne 5 months ago

Nice giveaway package. No thanks I already has my own Intel i7 4960X system. I want to wish everyone a good luck to win this prize from HH. I bet someone will win and love this bad boy I7 4960X. It is still fastest CPU out there.

BJew 5 months ago

w00t!

sevags 5 months ago

Count me in that is one sweet rig!!!!!!

MichaelBenson 5 months ago

as if contest/give away's like this always go to there friends don't be fooled by it

Rosec14 5 months ago

My cousin won one of their giveaways. So did his brother. They're actually just a super generous company and they use these to encourage the viewing of, and discussion of, their articles. We all have a chance, feel free to be fooled out of the chance though. :P

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Wow, you've got some lucky cousins Rosec14! xD

JefferyPruett 5 months ago

I thought the same but I was wrong on major levels...HH has the best tech community in the universe :P Give HH a chance and come join us and have fun and you will get noticed aswell :)

rpgman1 5 months ago

Entering to see if I can finally win a PC gaming rig. Odds are incredibly low, but hopefully luck will help me win it to replace my aging desktop PC.

ScottLail 5 months ago

I would love to read the articles today but so far nothing will load!

SeanMullen 5 months ago

Count me in

RAsh 5 months ago

Wish I could win it. Looks pretty sweet, but I have the worst luck in contests in general

KunalNigam 5 months ago

i like the gpu cause i was thnking to buy but now i should wait for it :) :D

JefferyPruett 5 months ago

Wow!!! Kick Asz Machine Something I Expect From HH Always :D *Throws Platinum HH Ticket Into The Winners Hat* :) Let The Dream Happen *Bro Fist*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laughterless 5 months ago

i wannnntsss thissss

Rosec14 5 months ago

...It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen...:D HH, you're amazing!

CarlosHernandez 5 months ago

I would love this, would be amazing for college

BenceTthBagi 5 months ago

i hope i win

DaoudAouragh 5 months ago

Haha :) !! Good luck guys Haha !!!!! xD

kama 5 months ago

Good luck to everyone!!!

danny0174 5 months ago

Some awesome stuff their giving away! Good luck everyone!

Arimisia 5 months ago

Awsome give away. Seen this through EVGA, signed up for the chance to enter. :) Would be a huge upgrade from this piece of junk HP I currently have. Can dream, someone has to win right? :p

Pazuzu 5 months ago

Awesomeness :) Good luck to the winner :D Peace

JackRawlingsCawtheray 5 months ago

ooo really interesting machine does it come with an OS? 8.1 or 7?

marco c 5 months ago

I'll install whatever the winner prefers, but it'll be un-activated.

Rosec14 5 months ago

So the winner will have to get their own key for the Windows install?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Works for me, still got a windows 8 disc from my last build.

JuliusPermanto 5 months ago

looks nice

lowerman 5 months ago

wow awesome, my unit crapped out so I could really use this!

chris0177 5 months ago

good luck everyone. hope this goes to a good home.

JamesMartens 5 months ago

Signed up for a chance at it...but I often come here to read articles anyways. :)

 

GL to everyone!

 

PatrickKo 5 months ago

Best of luck to everyone! Hoping to win this so I can help out a friend who is computerless.

EdgarGilVico 5 months ago

Gogo . I need this PC !

This was darn near impossible to signup for. The HotHardware SignUp page would not allow me to sign up from an Android phone, a Windows 7 computer, a BSD OS, Fedora or Ubuntu 12.04. I finnaly had to use Ubuntu 14.04, change my presented MAC and bounce of a French proxy server. Probably should just have called Dave A. (website owner) at his home number (which can easily be found with the right two webpages - And we both live in MA). Man, I hope I win this considering what I had to go through for 2 hours just to sign up to enter!

marco c 5 months ago

125 new users so far today and no one else has complained (at least not yet). Not sue what the trouble could have been, though the special character in your user name COULD have thrown something off--not sure. Sorry for the trouble--it's usually a quick, straightforward process.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Congrats on having so many new members.

JamesMartens 5 months ago

Signed up and done. /crossesfingers

ShaneRobinson 5 months ago

Pretty awesome giveaway. Good luck to all. :)

FilipKicurovski 5 months ago

You sure made it complicated

MoulikGaglani 5 months ago

Really nice PC! Good Luck to everybody!Yes

DanielGrainger 5 months ago

Hey guys, I am new to the hothardware forum, and I really appreciate this giveaway. I hope to win. Gl all

HereticalTheory 5 months ago

I agree, this is an awesome give away. Good luck to all those who've entered.

JorshRieiFernndez 5 months ago

this is the reason i registered on this web, wanna win this !!

Jts1114 5 months ago

Wow awesome set up could really use a replacement for my laptop bit I have the worst of luck in contests lol

Luke_Draper 5 months ago

Im so sad i just filled out all they wanted to enter, then noticed its only for the U.S :/, There's never no good Competitions for Ireland. :'( 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Cheer up man, there are tons of Ireland giveaways. I found a UK/Ireland only giveaway after looking for 5 mins. http://linkis.com/overclockers.co.uk/73jTc

MaxOConnor 5 months ago

My desktop now is very bare

The dust collects without a care

What's this I see, hothardware is here?

I'll have to buy them all a beer.

I am gracious to you with all my power,

Thank you guys for my new tower!

Walter Conn 5 months ago

One of the things that I love about this website

DavidKreal 5 months ago

Pretty good looking system...maybe luck is on my side this time?

Pengwan 5 months ago

Hi I'm new here thank you for doing the giveaway :D!!!

Exie 5 months ago

What's up everyone I'm new here and wow what a opportunity! Great rig but idk y they put a crazy processor with a medium-high graphics card. Not complaining or anything...

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I completely disagree with your "Medium-High" graphics card statement. The 770 is a beast of a card. Don't let its affordable price confuse you look at its price to performance on passmark: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+770

As you can see it is right behind the 780 and 780 ti (Both overkill) It's a very suitable card for this rig IMO.

erk84vr4 5 months ago

killer system, would love to win it

DennisWilliams 5 months ago

Well cheers on the giveaway. Good luck to everyone may the luckiest guy or girl win.

ManthosNeilas 5 months ago

good lack

RobertMcMillanIII 5 months ago

Awesome contest! That rig is sick!

Luke_Draper 5 months ago

No chance of winning this out side of the US ? :/ would love a new Rig for collage.

Pawel 5 months ago

 good luck everyone!!!Summerrig sounds good to me!!!

Marco Gamito 5 months ago

i never win :P 

i have played video games in magalhaes 2.

 

I want this pc.

 

TwoFaceTony 5 months ago

WOW. awesome rig guys. If i won i think this would be a great birthday present for me which is next month:). i would love to win this and to all of you good luck all.

laughterless 5 months ago

wooooooooooooooo parttttyyy

EvanMellish 5 months ago

This is why I love the internet. Free stuff. Finally can have a gaming computer.

UchihaKazuto 5 months ago

I'm here for the RAMs lol.......that's a fine giveaway though.....

icedstar 5 months ago

im sorry for everyone else but i will win this :D

icedstar 5 months ago

im sorry but i will win this :D

Terumtumtum 5 months ago

I hope I win looks tite lots of awesome parts!!

Versifier 5 months ago

Lovely looking system for this years competition!

jhowell1030 5 months ago

Love EVGA products and have been wanting to get my hands on this motherboard to test her out.  SO MANY FEATURES!!!!  lol

DavidKorbel 5 months ago

Well I would like to win this. Would save me a lot of money.

SilentAssasinC3 5 months ago

Wow,amazing PC,im in! XD

gabu01 5 months ago

lel

TonyGolick 5 months ago

Now who doesn't like free hardware? I need to get off my AMD 955 build..

AndreasNiggemann 5 months ago

AWESOME !! Great !!

TodorDimitrov 5 months ago

if i win this PC my dream will come true ;)

Greywolf772 5 months ago

Wow that's a great rig!

AnhNguyen 5 months ago

That 1000w psu looks delicious!

nKwoel 5 months ago

This will be the massive prize ever n thanks

AshLong 5 months ago

love the rig!

AllanMorris 5 months ago

Im in, goodluck everyone

KevinLozandier 5 months ago

Finally, something worth salivating over besides Steam sales. :)

Partnering up w/ EVGA, Thermalake, and Kingston, it seems HotHardware assembled the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as far as badass gaming is concerned.

realneil 5 months ago

[quote user="KevinLozandier"]Partnering up w/ EVGA, Thermalake, and Kingston, it seems HotHardware assembled the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as far as badass gaming is concerned.[/quote]

 

LOL! You're right about that.

History has shown that HotHardware contest rigs are ~always~ the best of what's available at that time.

rrplay 5 months ago

[quote user="realneil"] [quote user="KevinLozandier"]Partnering up w/ EVGA, Thermalake, and Kingston, it seems HotHardware assembled the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as far as badass gaming is concerned.[/quote]

LOL! You're right about that.

History has shown that HotHardware contest rigs are ~always~ the best of what's available at that time.

[/quote]

True That ! to ALL the above Yes The awesome HotHardware rig I won a while back featured (Gigabyte, NZXT, EVGA, Patriot and even a whopping 3TB (aka p0rn) storage drive that was expertly build by Marco himself.  Beer
Woo-Boy! is all I can say Smile and that rig is still purring right along.

 

realneil 5 months ago

[quote user="rrplay"]Woo-Boy! is all I can say Smile and that rig is still purring right along.[/quote]

 

Yeah, mine was many years ago, and was built by CyberPower PC. It was a huge improvement over what I had at the time. (just like this one is,....) 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Amen. Would love to win this awesome rig and than spend all of the money I saved on Steam sales. xD

laughterless 5 months ago

Damn good pc lol

johandrwil 5 months ago

looks like an awesome build for a lucky poster I'd take it in a heartbeat good luck to all

tyretayl 5 months ago

Jesus what a beast!  I wouldn't mind paintingup that case I would most likely give it a silver.battle damaged battle cruiser look fromStarCraft! Im so inspired. Not to mention never having the money to buy gaming hardware. My bargain bin PC might get a swap it needs!

 

Mordymion 5 months ago

Haven't been on since I got swamped with finals, but this looks like a great reason to start getting immersed in the community again. Definitely looking forward to it. Thanks for running these giveaways!

adam5305 5 months ago

This is very good offer for HotHardware’s Summer Gaming System Giveaway! I have the 6 core Intel Core i7-4930K but the extreme I would love to try out!

chris0177 5 months ago

really hoping I win this. I need one

AllenJun 5 months ago

Can we get a picture of mine truly? All those parts, including the case, looks good. I think the GTX 770 is just the right amount of power, too. I'd love to win this thing!

laughterless 5 months ago

Great

CharlesYu 5 months ago

Looks great! Good luck, but I hope I win! :p

CharlesYu 5 months ago

Nice rig! Good luck, but I hope I win! :p

DustinMaxfield 5 months ago

HotHardware is awesome!

Good luck everyone!

Jaybk26 5 months ago

Wow, HH is still amazing! Hopefully they finally decide to choose me:D

MingVang 5 months ago

This would be so awesome if I got this. Its hard for me to get a good computer when my income isn't high enough for me to save enough money to keep up with the technology. It would be great if I won this contest.

JeanLucTrepanier 5 months ago

This looks like a great prize, if I win do you think they'll mind if I mod the case a bit? ;)

realneil 5 months ago

[quote user="JeanLucTrepanier"]

This looks like a great prize, if I win do you think they'll mind if I mod the case a bit? ;)

[/quote]

If you win it, it belongs to you. You can do what you want with it. That said, a Marco build is pretty sweet,.......and you may just want to leave it the way it comes. Smile

 

shaun a 5 months ago

I'm not a big commentor, because my technological expertise is limited, but i find a lot of useful information on the website, and the forums.

StaticFX 5 months ago

@JeanLuc

Go for it! it would be yours!

CrisBurton 5 months ago

awesome :)

RShamik 5 months ago

Done, done and done

DanielRooney 5 months ago

This seems to be a well built contest rig. Been trying to get a 2nd PC better broadcasting and uploading, this could work quite nicely ;)

BlackDragon1 5 months ago

yay

basroil 5 months ago

Interesting specs, bit low on gpu power compared to cpu though

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Not sure why everyone is hating on the GTX 770, it is an incredible graphics card. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+770

As you can see it is also very cheap considering it amazing performance.

inspector 5 months ago

Leaves you room to adventure into the the world of upgrades :) lol

FreeJet 5 months ago

Oh, it's a Hot time in the Hardware tonight! Yeah, I'm all late, so what. I'm curious, though. You posted this contest announcement on July 1st, yet you have comments about it dating back to June 24th? Fess up people, who has the hot tube time machine?

lustersoul 5 months ago

sweet beasty.

ScottLail 5 months ago

I really need this lol

Wish they would implement comment on the mobile side

I almost never read the site from a computer just dont have the time

PennyForlife 5 months ago

At least I´ll try it couldnt hurt for streaming to have something new *~*

StaticFX 5 months ago

streaming!? bah..gaming!!

 

honestly I dont understand the whole streaming thing.. unless they are giving something away, why on earth would I want to sit there watching someone else play a video game? (well, if you were cute and naked... ok im in)

 

RoseCawley 5 months ago

It's so dang nice! :D

JaysunJohn 5 months ago

Well this looks nice

WilliamRepkieJr 5 months ago

Heh, my PC aka laptop is about 2 and a half yrs old, runs most games i play, really need a new rig to run my games at full quality...... I miss having a desktop >.<

StaticFX 5 months ago

2 1/2?? mines 6 lol.

TheGreatWarMage 5 months ago

yippee-ki-yay

Good way to upgrade and donate the old system with no parts lost :D

JustinJcf 5 months ago

so many nice things under 1 hood.

hko45 5 months ago

I do need a serious box. Something my laptops can't match.

ScottLail 5 months ago

Marco or Dave please please get mobile comments working lol

Anyhow I really could use this machine my current beast is almost 6yrs old

RyanLaberinto 5 months ago

Good luck everyone

bmgp778 5 months ago

what a bounty, I'm loving it :P

AndreasNiggemann 5 months ago

This is so AWESOME !!! Great !!!

SofwanYusoff 5 months ago

I came...

SofwanYusoff 5 months ago

I mean, I came here to post comment to get noticed. And in hope that I'm lucky enough to be selected for the giveaway :)

DallasWilm 5 months ago

Should make for one pretty sick rig, good luck everyone!

kidorikko 5 months ago

Good luck everyone!

KerrySoleim 5 months ago

Does it play quake 3 arena at 800x600 without lagging while rocket jumping?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

This PC should be able to run anything that is out at at least an avg of 60 fps, except watch dogs, because it's poorly optimized. 

SergioMLorenzana 5 months ago

It might actually be able to run minesweeper!

CarlHTaylor 5 months ago

Need this solo bad. Hope I win and good luck to all.

Valdar 5 months ago

*drools* This would be the most advanced pc I had ever owned if I won it. Right now running one I bought from a pawn shop. =)

Giorgos Gourniezakis 5 months ago

Always for the US and CANADA okey guys vey nice let the EUROPIAN people just seat and watch this aswome rig going away in the US AND CANADA ....clap clap clap!

StaticFX 5 months ago

[quote user="Giorgos Gourniezakis"]

Always for the US and CANADA okey guys vey nice let the EUROPIAN people just seat and watch this aswome rig going away in the US AND CANADA ....clap clap clap!

[/quote]

Have you even looked around? I would say at least 70% of system giveaways..actually contests in general.. are for EU/UK or countries that arent the US. I cant tell you how many I have entered or started to only to find out its not for the US.

EU: http://www.eteknix.com/win-a-cooler-master-haf-stacker-mega-upgrade-bundle/

EU: https://offers.visit.io/promo/t/c_1f1b451c07f08f6a965fc6f77005cf3b554c205a?1405016401#

UK: https://www.facebook.com/asus.uk?sk=app_143103275748075&brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=from-91qw9p%2Cchk-53bed941e9fe0

that took 2 mins to find those 3

[quote user="DTGat38Watch"]

Its not worth it the hassle creating a facebook account just to enter a contest. Its not that I'm not a social butterfly, its just I like my privacy more.

[/quote]

...I will never understand this, you dont have to give Facebook more than your name and an Email. Then just use it to enter contests.

Its not like no one can find out who you are if they want to... 

ArtRoyFullanteIsola 5 months ago

Hoping to have this awesome rig

RussK14 5 months ago

NIce!!

FletcherODonnal 5 months ago

You guys are aholes, this computer is awesome! : ) And it only runs Quake 3 like that if you run r_picmip 5.

StephenShaffer 5 months ago

I'll have one, thank you very much.

ThomasTaege 5 months ago

That system is awesome! Love the case.

AustinAvery 5 months ago

Oh one can dream! Maybe this dream will come true!

Masiah 5 months ago

man i would love to get this stuff for a system upgrade but i never win shit lol congrats to whoever wins

LouiesMandigal 5 months ago

That case.. Goodluck!

JoshuaKishen 5 months ago

i want this pc so bad

AbZaman 5 months ago

am i the last...:P

ParkerBrian 5 months ago

I've been dying to come up with my own rig but haven't had the time nor the resources! This would completely make my summer amazing!

Asad 5 months ago

Worldwide?

ArcAngelRyse 5 months ago

I HOPE I WIN!! :) NEED A NEW PC!

JoshuaHeisenberg 5 months ago

Wow would love to get my hands on this baby, usually an amd guy bit this rog might convince me of a Intel arch. Omg totally want

damvcoool 5 months ago

I could definitely use a new System my old AthlonXP with Radeon 9800 is starting to look old now.

DanielMejia 5 months ago

I want a new rig

rodriro 5 months ago

I would use this rig for streaming all my movies. I hope I win. If not then I will keep streaming with my old rig. Until the next event. :-{>

rodriro 5 months ago

I love this rig !! I would use it as my movie streamer. I hope I win !! If not then I will play the next event...until I win. :{>

notlogical 5 months ago

Thanks for this great chance!

nfs3freak 5 months ago

Thanks for the opportunity, Hot Hardware! I've had an account but lurked on it too long. I definitely want to ensure I'm active and participating. Thanks for the encouragement as well!

chimera101 5 months ago

Great looking and great parts.

DTGat38Watch 5 months ago

Its not worth it the hassle creating a facebook account just to enter a contest. Its not that I'm not a social butterfly, its just I like my privacy more.

Atticus14 5 months ago

Nice system, monster cpu :>

ajm531 5 months ago

great hot hardware will be stealing more of my life lol as i attempt to try to win this beauty. also howhave people been commenting on this page since june 24th when this seems to be the first time this article has been posted?

DallasSwim 5 months ago

nice machine

realneil 5 months ago

[quote user="DallasSwim"]

nice machine

[/quote]

 

Agreed, it's pretty awesome.

 

TwoFaceTony 5 months ago

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mordymion 5 months ago

Winning jus became much more important. RIP old PC. It's been a good four years.

Kvantum 5 months ago

So is the RAM for this box a 2x8 GB or a 4x4 GB that actually takes advantage of the x79 chipset's quad-channel RAM? That's really a step backwards if it's only 2x8.

So aching for a new GPU. My 570 GTX is limping to the barn with 1.25 GB of VRAM.

CHolt 5 months ago

Very nice looking case right there

luxor125 5 months ago

Nice monster

CDeeter 5 months ago

Only 12 days till this bad boy finds a new home! Good luck everyone!

JefferyPruett 5 months ago

If I win..... whoa wait I meant.... When I win x) !!! much better xD I Will Give Many Praises To HH :P

cag13x 5 months ago

very nice i want one

TwoFaceTony 5 months ago

200th comment =) awsome machine id say looks killer (great computer MUST HAVE!!) lol

BrandonWilliams 5 months ago

This is an amazing PC build will very high quality components.. Hope to win!

JefferyPruett 5 months ago

I dream about this PC each and everyday! xD I just want it so bad!!!! Let Me Win A PC Just Once!

DavidCortez 5 months ago

The glory of EVGA holds no bounds

Dean 5 months ago

Wish everyone the best and good luck

TonyGolick 5 months ago

Good luck lads and lasses, its a pretty good build and would a great upgrade from my AMD 955 rig -wink wink-

TomJennings 5 months ago

This would certainly be an amazing rig to win!

smithrd3512 5 months ago

Looks like a good deal

smithrd3512 5 months ago

Looks like a good system

JuanGrande386 5 months ago

mmmm I can haz dis?

MCWarriorz 5 months ago

Don't you feel that if you get the best processor intel has, you should also get like a titan? Not a 770?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Once again... (I've been seeing so many people say the same thing.)

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+770

The card is a beast. Though it sells for about $350 it performs very closely to the GTX 780 which is overkill on every game that is out. The 770 will be able to play any game (with a couple of exceptions) on max settings with a nice framerate. The Titan is more of a workstation card and IMO is very overpriced. I'd be very grateful to get anything for free... Especially a $350 gift. And if you really want great performance get a second one if you win and sli to completely obliterate the titan.

Thanks.

KristjanKriman 5 months ago

yaay, good luck to everyone! ;D

BrandonSlayton 5 months ago

This looks awesome can't wait to see how this thing plays Team fortress 2

ThomasTaege 5 months ago

So pumped for this! Can't wait for the winner announcement! 

KingDakness 5 months ago

I just love Win a great machine like ....

Great contest

KingDakness 5 months ago

This machine have all you need for a good gaming player

Moulik 5 months ago

Machine don't make people better, practice makes people better!Stick out tongue

ScottSmith 5 months ago

This is gonna be amazing! Thanks HotHardware! 

MagnusVestergaard 5 months ago

I have to say, that sucks, only U.S or Canadian, everytime!

zodiacsector5 5 months ago

I so do want so badly! gaming and recording at the same time.

HardwareJunkie327 5 months ago

Oh, my precious, how I want thee!  Oh this looks like a great rig!

SmuniFlame277 5 months ago

Notice me senpai!

I NEEDS THIS!

Hope I win :)

ZodiacSector5 5 months ago

It's like a dream.

MatthewVergith 5 months ago

This is an amazing system, I don't even know what I would do, the PC I have now looks like an Abacus comparatively. Good luck to all :)

Moulik 5 months ago

I will give an idea about what to do with it, GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE!!Smile

JaysunJohn 5 months ago

I have been dreaming of parts like this. Whoever gets this rig will have nothing to complain about.

geevious 5 months ago

Registered just for a shot at this! Hook it up!

Moulik 5 months ago

Really awesome parts! I have recently started to look out for deals on different parts for my first build ever! Any suggestions on the build is much appreciated, my budget is round $1000. I was wondering on whether to SLI GTX 660s or just one 280 and save up some in the future and XFIRE with a 280x? Again, any help is much appreciated!

Good Luck to everybody!

Loadster 5 months ago

Awesome! Hope I win!

TonyBothHurley 5 months ago

why are the spending 1000 on cpu and 409 on gpu....................

Moulik 5 months ago

I not planning getting SLI or XFIRE GPUs  right now, saving up in the future. So thats not $1000 just on thee CPU, every single component combine, i am flexible upto $1200

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Not even going to bother saying anything except... The Gtx 770 is a great card, I don't understand why people are complaining. It's a giveaway... Someone took the time to spend their own money on a $2,500 system and are just giving it away. I see no reason to complain about a graphics card for not being the most expensive one. It's great for its price.

SofwanYusoff 5 months ago

I will not let any of you folks get in my way of getting the rig!!!!!

Behold the human race for I will kick each and everyone's butt!

Moulik 5 months ago

Come on mate, your chances only increase when you *try* not to be selfish! LOLWink

starlighter54 5 months ago

This looks like an awesome giveaway! I could really use a new computer! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

shadowphaxe 5 months ago

That machine is a beast. Nice to see good giveaways out there.

Inspector 5 months ago

Well hope i win cause i really need a new computer now -.-, shorted my cpu plugging in a usb...

TwoFaceTony 5 months ago

Few Days LEFT!!!! may the best person win

thabusdriv3r 5 months ago

Ya, a site for me to vent about how bad my PC is. I NEEDED THIS!

ebegab92 5 months ago

Thanks for the game! :)

rapid1 5 months ago

Getting down to the end of this contest for this awesome rig.

ohm8vr 5 months ago

i need this beast to tame my wild dreams!

ohm8vr 5 months ago

this beast would compliment my wild dreams!

foxthree 5 months ago

Very awesome build, good luck to everyone!

foxthree 5 months ago

Very nice build! Good luck everyone!

slugbug 5 months ago

That's one amazing prize sure to make someone very happy.

thabusdriv3r 5 months ago

I don't use Google+ really at all, but I've added you onto my "family circle" cause face it, since this giveaway, venting on the forums and reviews about my PC or about the products themselves is really fun.

nfs3freak 5 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity, Hot Hardware!

 

Edit: I forgot I already posted in here! Fail on my part...

DavidKreal 5 months ago

Is it wrong I keep hoping to win a PC like this?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Naw it seems pretty normal. xD

JasonBolla 5 months ago

Maaaaan, this is almost what I was going to buy for a build. It'd be amazing to get that for ... well, not a $1000+. Haha, best of luck people!

jameyscott 5 months ago

Awesome giveaway! I'm new to the site (obviously) but I'm very active when it comes to forums. Expect to see my post count skyrocket over the coming months!

ZacharyGoldberg 5 months ago

I never win stuff but I'm in cause it's better to try and good luck to everyone else.

Moulik 5 months ago

You sir, deserve a virtual cookie and a pat on the back! I am really happy that there still are people like you in the world who don't just think about themselves but others as well! If anybody wins, it should really be you!Yes

 

rapid1 5 months ago

Good luck to everyone on this. The time until the end of this giveaway is getting very short only 4 days left.

FL@pT0R 5 months ago

Desperation entry...first time in ~6 years i'll have time to game but no PC to do it. There's a ps3 in the house....but why? =/

Brandy47 5 months ago

I would love to have this one, but I'm pretty sure my gamer son would put it to better use. :)

RidgeMaurer 5 months ago

thanks!! hope to win, i'll do my best to be a good part of your community.

JessyTruong 5 months ago

Great parts

JamesFowler 5 months ago

Count me in I'd love to win this badboy

Drachen 5 months ago

Should be a great opportunity. Good luck to all!

bigblue245 5 months ago

cant wait :P

DallasChamps 5 months ago

Hi ! I'm new hear to the forum.just wanted to say how awesome that computer rig looked and who ever wins it is one lucky person.

ChrisWiedmaier 5 months ago

Good luck everyone! But of course I'll be filling it full of custom watercooling once it arrives at my doorstep! ;)

realneil 5 months ago

I would leave it just as it is. I wouldn't change a thing.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I agree it's better not to tamper with someone else's build, seeing as it could mess up something they did within the rig pretty easily. But hey, if you win it's yours and you can do what you want with it.

BeeShep 5 months ago

Great reviews! Great giveaway!

JasonWu 5 months ago

Very interesting machine, good luck the everybody. :D

cri8tive08 5 months ago

i would like to win that system

JohnWilliams1 5 months ago

This looks nice! I would love to be able to finally build a PC, but winning one would be sweet.

Fuzzled 5 months ago

I am a Software engineer. Right now I am working off of a laptop. I would be ecstatic if I won this! Good Luck to everyone who is entered into the drawing!!!

Mich.Corcoran 5 months ago

I'd like to win this!! How about if you just sent it to me and forget the contest.

ZeroOnyx 5 months ago

Hopefully, it'll be a late birthday miracle for me and I'll win ^_^ <3

JordanHarden 4 months ago

Sweet! I've been struggling trying to save up some cash to build my own, so it'd be cool to win one! 

Good luck, everyone! 

PrestonSense 4 months ago

Hahaha me too, but so far I've managed to save about $200, so it is a start! Good luck to everybody else who also entered!! Smile

AnthoneeMatthew 4 months ago

This would be awesome to have! I just graduated high school and now I'm looking to go into video editing for a career. On the side though I am a hardcore gamer. Been playing games since I was 3 years old. My first game was 007 Goldeneye with my father. Ever since then I've been playing games and owned almost every system at one point. So seeing this give-away is like heaven to me cause it would be so awesome to be able to own a good machine for once xD So on that note, Good Luck, Everyone!! WOOT! xD

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

This Computer is amazing. It could definitely play 4k pretty easily if the gpu was swapped out with a 780 ti or titan. I currently use a z97 mobo, but was planning on upgrading to an x79 eventually. This is the perfect oppurtunity. Good Luck everyone. I hope I win. :D

tahateehee 4 months ago

plz

BenjaminTCameron 4 months ago

Got to say that it's a pretty smart idea to get people to be active, and take an interest in what they are trying to win. Got me to sign up. Tired of using a laptop to try to do anything. Haha.

Moulik 4 months ago

Laptops really limit your capabilities to do anything you want compared to PCs

EricTuanTran 4 months ago

Wow I think this could replace my old toaster! xD

Juanforero04 4 months ago

Same here im entering every pc giveaway i can !

hinatahyugaftw 4 months ago

i really wanna win dis :D

AntonBraun 4 months ago

I could definitely use a new pc!

AustinSmith 4 months ago

I really appreciate the opportunity to win this awesome system. My computer has started to be unable to run some games and I just found out that my motherboard doesn't support RAM or CPU upgrades. This would save me a year or so of saving money to try to afford to be able to build a new machine..... Hopes are high!

xdonedeal 4 months ago

Great build. Looks like the one I'm working on building. I want to pass on my current PC to my younger brother. He's been using an outdated ASUS gaming laptop with broken keys, so I gave him my old keyboard and mouse to hook up to the laptop. xDD

iYawn 4 months ago

Good luck to everyone ._. 

I hope I get lucky and win I really need a new pc.

DougSchwartz 4 months ago

Nice hardware for this giveaway, and fury memory modules too

crisscrow 4 months ago

Gah, what I'd do with a pc like that, I've been AMD for years now and badly want to go intel, I haven't upgraded my pc in over 4 years now and its starting to show signs, Good luck every one and thanks for the chance to win such a kick ass pc

crisscrow 4 months ago

That was not funny, ok I found about the giveaway on facebook, so I've never had an account here, I made one, entered the giveaway, posted on here once already and then I get an Email, the first words were, "Congratulations CrissCrow!"

my eyes lit up and then my heart sank when the rest was just, "Your account at HotHardware Forums has been activated. Welcome!"

RobertLadner 4 months ago

I would love to get my hands on this!

ArronFox 4 months ago

I so want this as I'm heading off to college. Will really speed up those 24 hr renders.

rchamb 4 months ago

This would be quite amazing to win and finally get rid of this old laptop. :D

Skip 4 months ago

Thanks to this contest, I discovered this cool website. I build my own rigs when I need a upgrade, but winning one would be even better.

potatoos 4 months ago

This is an awesome give away.

JustinYoon 4 months ago

Yay! Another giveaway!...

AlanEliMontalvo 4 months ago

i wish i could win once.... i want to play soo many games... and my computre is too crappy to play any :(

SebastianDrake 4 months ago

How exactly are you choosing winners?

MatthewSchwebke 4 months ago

Good luck to everyone looks like an amazing build compared to anything that I have ever built.

BrianKCarberry 4 months ago

Love the system. would sure help my gaming rig which has become outdated. Yep, it took about 2 wks for that to happen. Better odds of winning here than any US State Lottery.

JohnCruz1 4 months ago

Luck to everyone

RafyCell 4 months ago

i wish i win this :)

so i could have a pretty nice rig .

Donatello1969 4 months ago

Cheers !   Great Kit !

Beelzebubbles 4 months ago

I was about to purchase an Aurora with these exact specs. Good thing I stumbled upon this contest first!

semitope 4 months ago

Entrance is so funky. Why do you have to "Get noticed" and increase visibility. Yeesh. Like I can't just be a regular enough reader.

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Getting noticed is a ideal way to make friends and experience the site at its full potential! Have fun with us :)

bviperz 4 months ago

It would be a nice upgrade from my 10 year old AMD rig

JceL 4 months ago

this is seems to be great, when i got this awesome package this is the best gift i've ever have :D

 

MoshiAI 4 months ago

I have been dreaming to have like this RIG

Hope can win this

HanyangXu 4 months ago

Been running AMD forever now. Would definitely like to give Intel and Nvidia a run. Good look to everyone :D

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

My friend we are in the same boat :D. I've had my shares with AMD over the years not saying they let me down or anything but i'm really itching to try this Baby it would be a whole different experience for me :)

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Good luck man. I've been using intel/nvidia for a while and I have no complaints.

MichaelVanderhoff 4 months ago

This looks like a sweet build, wish could see it run!

TonyElliott 4 months ago

Looks the dogs nuts.

overcome 4 months ago

Thanks for the chance to win!

AnthonySpringer 4 months ago

Would love to win this. The PC I currently have is slowly dying and with bills and what not it's super hard to save for a new gaming PC. Good luck and thanks for giving the chance to win this!

TravisACole 4 months ago

I would love this because my current rig is having some problems

RidgeMaurer 4 months ago

thanks for this giveaway!!  i really hope to win Geeked

ChrisAustin 4 months ago

This would be a great prize to win my old system is dieing a slow death

Bigbadwolf 4 months ago

Mine too. It only has 8 gigabytes of ram and no video card. The onboard video card is missing a critical part of video OS to run anything new. Stuck in the old game world.  Good luck to you.

Moulik 4 months ago

Wait for a good sale and buy a GPU such as a R9 270x or 280(x) . The 270x will last you maybe 1-2 years at 60+ FPS with everything medium-high on the next gen titles. If the price seems good to you and you have the money go XFIRE 280x, they should last for the next 3-4 years with everything high-ultra 60+FPS.

One more thing, Good Luck!😀

 

 

iByTheWay 4 months ago

Oh boy howdy. This is what I need in my life.

zared619 4 months ago

This rig would be a great replacement for my current one. The old AMD processor is starting to bottleneck :(

winter 4 months ago

Oh my God, if I won this I would literally cry... I've been saving up for a good PC for a while, but if I could win this, it would be the greatest thing in the world!! :')

PaulKevinBumatay 4 months ago

US and Canada only @_@

DerekSeitz 4 months ago

I too would like to know the answer to Sebastian Drake's question.

DGoble 4 months ago

good luck

apb 4 months ago

Not owning something like this (Summer System Giveaway) is the only thing keeping me from (happily) taking an axe to my current piece of cr*p system... if I enter enough of these contests, then something has to eventually pan out, no? :-/

JasonBolla 4 months ago

The hype is real.

Mordymion 4 months ago

So excited. Winning this would save me a lot of worry and issues around replacing mine. Good luck to everyone.

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Only a couple more days! This system is awesome, I really hope I win!

JoeBernier 4 months ago

Thanks hothardware! Good luck!

FletcherODonnal 4 months ago

Woot!

greghatt1980 4 months ago

This is one of the systems little ones dream of. Oh and big ones too I guess

WalterConn 4 months ago

This computer is truly beautiful

MohamedReeza 4 months ago

Hope am lucky enough

ChandlerKeithHenson 4 months ago

i find it interesting that X79 is a Quad Channel memory platform and this only has 2 memory modules

LovePinnock 4 months ago

i want this beast. Hey thanks you guys at HotHardware you guys rock at giveaways and your forums have great people. Its me Want4960x here

Tariq Waqar 4 months ago

WoW , Scintillating Giveaway Hothardware , #RESPECT From INDIA , Gonna Win This Time Sure ^_^

rapid1 4 months ago

Who's gonna win, Who's gonna win? We will know shortly although generally it will run (the contest) until tomorrow midnight, good luck again to everyone. Of course I would love to win this beast of a system but I know it won't be me as I am not able to post enough useful information anymore and know as a VERY long time user that that is important to winning.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

If you are a long-time user and you have a lot of well thought out posts, than I'm sure you will be entered. Good luck, man.

StaticFX 4 months ago

bahahaha I actually forgot this ended already :)

 

month went fast having a long vacation in the middle... cant believe August is tomorrow!

 

Good luck all and be sure to stick around after :) 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Welcome back man! Good luck to you as well.

TravisBrosseau 4 months ago

Good luck everyone!!

endersothergame 4 months ago

Good luck to all potential winners.

altshep123 4 months ago

Great contest!  And it is oh-so-hot where I am right now : )

JoshuaPerrin 4 months ago

Thanks HotHardware for the giveaways..woot

BruceAMcIntyre 4 months ago

I have been a fan of EVGA for quite a while. Built my current machine using both EVGA and Thermaltake. I'd love to put this under my tree.

HotHardware1 4 months ago

You are welcome! :D

HotHardware1 4 months ago

We draw candidates from active participants on site and social media, then from there it's a random drawing. Good luck!

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Ty for another opportunity to win a PC x) had a real blast participating!!!

SebastianDrake 4 months ago

Thanks!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I'm the type of person who goes out and starts doing good things for good karma so I can win a gaming pc like this... Yeah...

Rosec14 4 months ago

The last day.... Good luck everyone!

iYawn 4 months ago

Yeah good luck to everyone I need this qq I'm tired of 20 fps on low settings T_T

JaredBKnudson 4 months ago

Super exciting! Here's to hope! Good luck everybody!

RoseCawley 4 months ago

HH, You're awesome! Thanks so much for all the fabulous giveaways!

chris0177 4 months ago

best of luck to everyone. hope this goes to someone that can really use it

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Just sitting here daydreaming about what I would do with the new rig. Can't wait for the announcement!

Moulik 4 months ago

This would be the only time and situation where Day Dreaming is not being insane! LOL

Rosec14 4 months ago

Wow, just did a quick estimate on how much this build would cost, and conservatively it's $2500. HH, Thanks for being so generous!

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Rosec14"]Wow, just did a quick estimate on how much this build would cost, and conservatively it's $2500. HH, Thanks for being so generous![/quote]

Plus, Marco's gonna build it. That adds to it's value because it will be extra clean and neat. His builds are always outstanding.

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Marco very unique x)...I saw a video he did a built for a past winner on here one time and my mouth was like :O!!!

iYawn 4 months ago

Agdufgh I'm hyped I wanna knooow I gotta know

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I saw that a video of him building last year's prize and was extremely impressed. Usually I just throw all of the cables into my system and plug it in. Would love to have a neat computer like that, especially with the incredible specs.

Moulik 4 months ago

Any giveaway is generous bud! Giving away free stuff, no matter how small is always generous!

a750gixr 4 months ago

That is one awesome rig to give away!!! Good luck to everyone.

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Anybody know what time the announcement is?

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Thomas T."]

Anybody know what time the announcement is?

[/quote]

Sometimes, it takes a few days to determine the winner. They have a lot of data to sort through.

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Makes sense, I was just curious if they had a specific time slated.

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Thomas T."]

Makes sense, I was just curious if they had a specific time slated.

[/quote]

Usually not. It will happen when it does.

Good luck to all of you, it's a sweet prize.

Bigbadwolf 4 months ago

Thank you for the update. :)

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

The wait is killing me, never wanted anything more in my life. Eveything about this build is awesome. I haven't seen anybody mention the case yet, but just wanted to say that it is as incredible as the rest of the build. I love to have a full tower, as it has so much room for expansion and future proofing. I've also seen a lot of people saying a 770 isn't powerful enough. I don't understand this, as personally the GTX 770 is one of my favorite all-time NVIDIA cards. It has the best price to performance out of all of the 700 series cards imo, and can play all games on ultra with a steady framerate as of now, I think it is very underrated. Obviously the CPU is amazing. It's overall an incredible build. It's impossible to not be excited about winning it. All of that combined with the fact that Marco is building it makes this the giveaway of a life time if you don't know about marco's past builds watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrtHcTsd9do I've always kind of obsessed about things like this. Can't rest until I know the answer. If I win I'm going to post an unboxing video similar to what the last PC giveaway winner did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZP79d-6T54 Sorry if I sound a little eager. I'm usually a pretty chill guy. I'll continue to check hourly. xD Thanks to Marco and the rest of the Hothardware staff for having this awesome giveaway.

iYawn 4 months ago

Yeaaah this wait hurts. If I didn't win oh well but if I did I will do a flip off something purely out of joy.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

12 hours later and still waiting, hang in there buddy. It'll definitely be worth the constant checking and waiting if I win, Haha.

Mordymion 4 months ago

I keep checking every few hours just in case. The wait is killing me :p 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Same here man, you're not alone. ;)

iYawn 4 months ago

Yup about every 3 hours I'm checking

 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I'm still checking every hour or so, feels like I'm a kid on christmas waiting for santa. xD

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Not really sure if this was asked, or answered yet, but does anyone know how exactly they will announce the winner? Thanks in advance.

CDeeter 4 months ago

They will announce the winner in a separate post instead of in this post. It usually takes a few days for them to work through all the posts in this thread, plus posts made through out the rest of the site. I know how you feel though, the anticipation is killer. But well worth it!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Thanks for the answer man, much appreciated. Now all there is to do is wait... ;)

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Even if I don't win I am very happy that I found this site. So many smart people to help with any issues I have with my computer, daily news, and it seems like there are awesome giveaways every once in a while. Whenever I post a question there is a helpful reply within an hour or so, and I am very impressed with the amazing community. You guys are great, and keep it up. Just wanted to thank everyone for the constant help I've received so far and good luck to you all. For all of the help I have recieved from the Hothardware community I Have followed Hothardware on Twitter and liked all of the sponsors on facebook including Hothardware. added Hothardware on G+ and have watched/liked/shared a majority of Hothardwares Youtube videos. Hoping to give back to the community after it has done so much to help me. I'm hoping to be active in the future on the site as well.

Thanks, from a newcomer.

rosec14 4 months ago

Lol, I just noticed that there isn't a listed Optical disc drive. Is that intentional. :D

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Probably not, but you can just scavenge the Optical drive out of the computer you are using now (Unless you are using a laptop) and use it in the new one. if you don't have an optical drive you can use there are some on amazon for a decent price: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=optical%20drive&sprefix=optical+d%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aoptical%20drive Besides, you are saving $2000+ so just use $20 on an optical drive if you don't have one. ;)

ShaneRobinson 4 months ago

Yeah, it doesn't look like it comes with an HDD either. But that is still a really small price to pay considering the amount you are saving on all the parts this comes with. :P The person who gets this is very lucky for sure.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I'm sure if you use the forum often you know how to build a computer or at least replace parts. It's very easy to add in an optical drive or an HDD as long has you have one, which I'm assuming people do unless they are using a laptop to surf the internet. I have a spare 1.0 TB HDD and a Blue ray and DVD so I'm fine when it comes to those things. :D

StaticFX 4 months ago

lots of new builds dont come with optical drives anymore.. its becoming less and less necessary with the ability for DL. If you are doing a scratch build with no previous PC you would need one to install the OS after than it could be pulled.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

True, I just keep an extra one for watching my old blue ray movies every once in a while. I think marco mentioned that the winners OS preference will be pre-installed and will just have to be activated, so really unless want to watch movies... which you can also download, you should be fine.

Mordymion 4 months ago

My PC didn't even have a drive, which honestly kind of sucked 4 years ago. Now, though, I don't really need one since I have an old ps3 to watch movies on.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

True, I just use it cause I have a 32 inch 1080p TV as my monitor, so it's awesome watching movies on it. But I obviously don't need it, as I also have a blue-ray player hooked up to my main TV.

Also just wanted to point out this was my 100th post. :D didn't think I did that many, but hey I'll take it.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Looks like they took the forum down. Should be a winner soon! :")

realneil 4 months ago

Everybody keeping their fingers crossed?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

You know it brother.

Mordymion 4 months ago

So many that I may actually be crossing back over into bad luck. Everyday tasks are proving quite difficult.

ShaneRobinson 4 months ago

I know the feeling. :p

Mordymion 4 months ago

Dear HH,

Please end the competition today. I need my fingers back.

Sincerely, Me

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Haha, you made my day man. I hope it ends pretty soon. Been checking whenever a round ends of whatever game I'm playing each day, every day since the 28th. xD Don't have much to do, since I'm on summer break.

Mordymion 4 months ago

I'm visiting family, so I check whenever I get access to a laptop. Hopefully it'll be tomorrow.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I think that's a realistic guess, considering tomorrow is monday. They are probably on a break for the weekend and will most likely announce the winner then.

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Twisting Broken Fingers x)

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="JefferyPruett"]Twisting Broken Fingers x)[/quote]

 

Ha-Ha!

I just got a great visual on that post!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Wouldn't call it a "great" visual. xD

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Tom"]

Wouldn't call it a "great" visual. xD

[/quote]

It made me laugh.

Mordymion 4 months ago

Gotta love having a twisted sense of humor :P

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I know what you meant. I was saying that the image of someone twisting broken fingers isn't a great visual. It made me laugh as well.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Looks like it's not today. I guess I'll check every hour tomorrow again. ;)

AllenJun 4 months ago

I know! I wonder if its going to be today.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

If you look at the spring fling giveaway it ended on March 31st and the winner was announced on April 4th this contest ended July 28th and it is August 2nd. should be pretty soon.

rapid1 4 months ago

Has a winner been announced yet?

 

StaticFX 4 months ago

yep, its me.. you can all go home now.. nothing else to see here folks... move along... party's over...

 

 

lol

 

nope. not yet :)

ShaneRobinson 4 months ago

lies! all lies! 

rrplay 4 months ago

Either way ....whoever wins is sure a heck going to stoked with that fine kick-ass rig.Wink  maybe the build will be featured in a HH video ?

StaticFX 4 months ago

Dave prob knows who won and is just laughing watching us drool and breath heavy

Mordymion 4 months ago

Doesn't he know that cruel and unusual punishment is unconstitutional?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Nice to see I'm not the only one obsessing about this computer. ;)

chris0177 4 months ago

I'm still hoping.

sevags 4 months ago

I think Marco is too busy gaming on it to give it up and send hit out to its winner hahahaha

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I would be too if I had such a powerful PC in my house. I don't think I'll be going outside much if I win. xD

ShaneRobinson 4 months ago

[quote user="Tom"]

I would be too if I had such a powerful PC in my house. I don't think I'll be going outside much if I win. xD

[/quote]

What is this "outside" thing you speak of?! But yeah, the suspense is killing me. :p Whoever the lucky winner is though I am sure will be spending more time gaming than anything else. ;D

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

The outside is this wretched place where people exercise and socialize with other people. It makes me sick. :P

Mordymion 4 months ago

Sounds awful.

Bigbadwolf 4 months ago

This wait is killing me. Need to go a kill something now. Good luck to all.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Have fun killing things. xD

acarzt 4 months ago

Hey did you guys ship me this system yet? Do you need my address again? :-P

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Haha you scared me I had to check. :P

Bigbadwolf 4 months ago

That was very sneaky and after being killed a few times not nice. :)  Boy they are dragging the suspense

out on this one. All cool though.

ThomasTaege 4 months ago

Must. Know. Winner. Can't. Breathe. Haha the suspense is killer.

realneil 4 months ago

Akkk!,............Akkk!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I have a good feeling that it's today. It has to take a while to check through everyone who's entered.

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Tom"]I have a good feeling that it's today. It has to take a while to check through everyone who's entered.[/quote]

It usually does take a while for the announcement. There is a lot of data for them to sift through, but rest assured that they're not sitting around trying to make people twitch.

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Knowing them, they're also setting up another giveaway for the near future. That's usually how they roll.

EDIT:  Please note that I don't have anything to do with contests on this site. (I don't drive this train)

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Very busy at Hothardware.com.  But honestly, waiting longer will make the prize just that much sweeter for the winner.

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Twisted all my fingers :P I have 1 more thing to try to twist and its not gonna be pretty :(

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="JefferyPruett"]Twisted all my fingers :P I have 1 more thing to try to twist and its not gonna be pretty :([/quote]

 

hide the pliers!

 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Not even going to try to guess what that other thing is, but I would take realneil's advice... xD

altshep123 4 months ago

and the visuals keep gettin better!

shadowphaxe 4 months ago

The suspense is too much! Whenever they do decide to announce the winner, congrats to them!

DennisWilliams 4 months ago

I hate the waiting lol. I just want to know who wins it so its not in the corner of my mind.

Mordymion 4 months ago

Remember, Marco: every time someone checks and the giveaway isn't over, a puppy/kitten/piece of their soul dies.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I know we are all tired of waiting, but if it wasn't for them giving away something we wouldn't have anything to wait for. Be grateful for the chance to win something and just wait a little longer. P.S sorry for the piece of Puppy/Kitten's soul I just killed. :P

Mordymion 4 months ago

But tom, what if I have nothing better to do with my time than make up humorous comments?

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Funny you said that. That's what I've been doing for the past week and a half. xD We will make it... I know it. *Heroic tear falls down my face and on to a growing seedling to become a beautiful flower of hope*

jondt 4 months ago

Wow, this place seems like a great community, glad I found it through this giveaway.

jondt 4 months ago

Hope to win!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

You're a little late, but there are giveaways all the time from what I've heard. You should stick around. ;)

Mordymion 4 months ago

Don't listen to him- get out while you still can! Run for your life!!

StaticFX 4 months ago

its too late... once you are in.. Devil

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Muahahahaha! Prepare to be cursed with knowledge of Hardware and the latest technology news...

Bigbadwolf 4 months ago

Boy they are holding us in suspense. Could it be they forgot to close the thread since they have announced the winner. :)

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I don't think they have announced the winner yet, when they do I'm sure Marco will comment on this thread telling us the competition is over like he did in the Spring Fling giveaway.

StaticFX 4 months ago

shhhh someones coming

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I think I can hear footsteps... :O

realneil 4 months ago

OK, I'm Here!

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Yay!.... Oh.... It's you..... Haha jk. :P

StaticFX 4 months ago

[quote user="realneil"]

OK, I'm Here!

[/quote]

GEEZ!!! dont scare me like that... I thought you were the Winner.

 

 

Stick out tongue

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Believe me, I know how you feel. Not sure this giveaway is good for my health. :P

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="StaticFX"]I thought you were the Winner[/quote]

 

I'd LOVE to be,........

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Wouldn't we all? :P

shadowphaxe 4 months ago

Does anyone know what they really do to decide the winner? This is all actually a big ruse. They're trying to find out who's actually really active and who just posted for the giveaway. :P

StaticFX 4 months ago

i think they sift through all the members, check to see who has been active, add them to a list, then randomly draw. Thats just a guess but seems like it would be the most fair.

 

shadowphaxe 4 months ago

Yeah but

"2) Be active in news and article discussions and in the forum here at HotHardware.com to get noticed. But don't spam! One word posts won't count for much."

leads me to believe there is more to it than just that. I'd be curious to hear how they actually decide. It almost sounds like it might be weighted in some way. I'm not sure.

StaticFX 4 months ago

[quote user="shadowphaxe"]

Yeah but

"2) Be active in news and article discussions and in the forum here at HotHardware.com to get noticed. But don't spam! One word posts won't count for much."

leads me to believe there is more to it than just that. I'd be curious to hear how they actually decide. It almost sounds like it might be weighted in some way. I'm not sure.

[/quote]

and this is probably the main reason it takes so long..

(all the new members + the current members) / (Start Date A - End Date ) * Pi / (Usefulness - spam) = Actual Level of Notice

 

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Exactly, I'd imagine it would take a while. There was probably 300+ entries judging by the comments. Not really sure what is considered active whether it is 10 posts are 1,000 posts. I do love the points thing though and how it shows you how you are ranked compared to others on the website.

shadowphaxe 4 months ago

Huh. I didn't realize that there was a point thing. That's interesting. I should really pay more attention to the little things.

And Static, I'm not complaining about how long it's taking. I'm just genuinely curious as to how they determine it. I like understanding algorithms and reasoning. That being said, I can only assume there has to be something semi-complex if they're gonna use just a straight algorithm.

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

I understand what you mean, but I doubt that it is very complex. They just have to make sure people who only posted once or twice to enter the giveaway don't win rather than someone who is active. From there I think they just draw the winner from the active users who entered.

chris0177 4 months ago

I knew when I entered there was zero chance for me to win this. I dont have the expertise or knowledge they want to be added to these forums. Adding pure "fluff" comments is also a useless action

realneil 4 months ago

Points!?

There are Points??

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

Says the person with 100k points. xD

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

True, and if you think about it almost every post in this thread is a "fluff" comment. It's just fun to vent how excited we are with others. That's what I like about this site. It's not all straight up facts all the time. There is a ton of information and it's easy to get help don't get me wrong, but you can also just leave your opinion on Articles even if you aren't a complete expert on the topic. :/

realneil 4 months ago

[quote user="Tom"]but you can also just leave your opinion on Articles even if you aren't a complete expert on the topi[/quote]

Yeah, no flamers here to ridicule someone who doesn't know everything about any given topic.

Honest questions are met with honest answers, and you can learn a lot here over time.

To be honest, I learn a lot just from reading people's questions.

So remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question here. 

 

(there are points!?)

StaticFX 4 months ago

[quote user="chris0177"]

I knew when I entered there was zero chance for me to win this. I dont have the expertise or knowledge they want to be added to these forums. Adding pure "fluff" comments is also a useless action

[/quote]

you dont need to be an expert.. just give opinions... Just read some of the new articles and throw your opinion on there. Agree? no? dont care?

also.. you can always learn stuff :)

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Patience is the answer guys its veryyyyy difficult but we must wait until Lord Marco/Davey decides xD

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

lol @ realneil. Guys I want this as much as the next guy but we must remain calm here! What is pitchforks and wanting to burn things down going to prove?..........exactly nothing!!! We must continue why we are here... to inform new guys in the tech world to better themselves and continue their dreams. don't let a contest as this ruin who we truly are...I know everyone tired of waiting but come on its all we can do and whoever wins we congrats them and give them a reason why its fun to hang around guys like us :P

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

#JefferyPruett4Prez2014! :P

JefferyPruett 4 months ago

Ty my good man you can be Vice if u want xD

MADSKILLZ412 4 months ago

We did it guys! We made it.... By the way I predicted it would be today just saying. :P 

RichardGreen 2 months ago

this would be perfect to replace my current rig, which is dieing a death right now

altshep123 one month ago

For the archives : ) http://youtu.be/pvYYCjXXfWM

My overly-dramatic thank you!

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