HotHardware's Summer Sweepstakes! Win a new Rig!

It's that time again folks!  In conjunction with our friends at Intel, AMD, Kingston, WD, and Thermaltake we have assembled one hot rig to give away this month!  We're announcing yet another new sweepstakes where you could win a full Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650-based system, complete with a pair of screaming fast Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, some super fast DDR3 RAM, and a beefy Western Digital hard drive.  With that kind of power at the heart of this rig, in a windowed Thermaltake case, this machine will definitely be a head turner, and it could be all yours!  As usual, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems. The complete break-down of components in the system includes:
 

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 (2)

Case: Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS

PSU: FSP FX700-GLN

Memory: 2GB Kingston DDR3

Motherboard: Intel X48 DX48BT2

Hard Drive: Western Digital

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-R / RW

Miscellaneous: Aftermarket CPU Cooler


To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member of our forum and a resident of the United States. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and for free), right here.

From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussions on the site and will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement and contribution. 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 will run through August 31, 2008.

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

Via:  HotHardware
Comments
ice_73 6 years ago

*orgasm*

wow thats a dream system. the winner will be sooooo lucky.

good luck every one.

though, i dont quite understand the psu :-p.


rapid1 6 years ago
Yeah heres a review of that PS from da egg I'm sure 4870's x2 takes more than the video cards he's running (7800 GTS rofl)


Pros: Good power supply, however I overlooked at certain things that I needed to look even deeper when I was going into SLI world. I needed at least 18A within each of the +12 v rails. this thing only had 15A going through each rail. I tottaly overlooked at this. I called evga and they told me NEVER go by the wattage rating on the PSU, always look at the amperage going through the +12v rails, especially in SLI Enviroment.
Cons: I had this originally running 2 evga's 7800 gt's. then i was getting unsuspected crashes,hangs,etc left and right and called evga and told me its the amperage that wasnt enough through the rails. I then talked to a buddie of mine at the computer shop, he told me to switch the cards around, so far not a dhang problem yet. But I switched to an antec 550 psu for extra stability due to higher amperage through the +12v rails. I couldnt return it cause one of the sata connecter had a crack on one of the outer housing. But new egg gave me a discound on shipping. overall alright experience. never really had any problems with new egg.
ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="rapid1"]Yeah heres a review of that PS from da egg I'm sure 4870's x2 takes more than the video cards he's running (7800 GTS rofl)


Pros: Good power supply, however I overlooked at certain things that I needed to look even deeper when I was going into SLI world. I needed at least 18A within each of the +12 v rails. this thing only had 15A going through each rail. I tottaly overlooked at this. I called evga and they told me NEVER go by the wattage rating on the PSU, always look at the amperage going through the +12v rails, especially in SLI Enviroment.
Cons: I had this originally running 2 evga's 7800 gt's. then i was getting unsuspected crashes,hangs,etc left and right and called evga and told me its the amperage that wasnt enough through the rails. I then talked to a buddie of mine at the computer shop, he told me to switch the cards around, so far not a dhang problem yet. But I switched to an antec 550 psu for extra stability due to higher amperage through the +12v rails. I couldnt return it cause one of the sata connecter had a crack on one of the outer housing. But new egg gave me a discound on shipping. overall alright experience. never really had any problems with new egg.[/quote]

doesnt this mean the psu is bad, if it didnt have enough amps to power 2 7800gt's? (though it might of been an isolated incident...)

im trust big wop and davo when they choose a psu though.

SqUiD267 6 years ago

I always try but I'm never able to sign up for the RSS for AIM. Oh well. How much space on the hard drive?

Marco C 6 years ago
Don't sweat the PSU. If the system is buggy, we won't ship until a suiteable replacemaent is found. As for the HD, we're still waiting on WD to see what they can send, but we didn't want to push the contest off any later.
Super Dave 6 years ago

Here is an interesting article entitled HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POWER SUPPLY'S REAL MANUFACTURER!

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

Here is an interesting article entitled HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POWER SUPPLY'S REAL MANUFACTURER!

[/quote]

thanks for the read super dave,


psst- use the edit button :-p

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]psst- use the edit button :-p[/quote]

Edited posts don't show-up in email alerts!

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="ice_73"]psst- use the edit button :-p[/quote]

Edited posts don't show-up in email alerts!

[/quote]

true, but us regulars always check up on new posts :-)

Anonymous 6 years ago

 Wow that is my dream system.

 

Any chance we get to see some bench numbers on this beast before the end of the contest ?

tom1290 4 years ago

Stick out tongue wow  looks sweet. i've bought from ibuypower before

Inspector 4 years ago

LOL why did you bump a 2 year old thread? did you hope to win it? :( lol

RyuGTX 6 years ago

[quote user="BigWop"]Don't sweat the PSU. If the system is buggy, we won't ship until a suiteable replacemaent is found. As for the HD, we're still waiting on WD to see what they can send, but we didn't want to push the contest off any later.[/quote]

 

Though it probably wouldn't be that good as a primary drive, I'm really happy with their Green Power line of hard drives as a storage drive. It would be awesome if they could stick a Green Power HDD and a Raptor in that rig.

Der Meister 6 years ago

WOW what a nice rig... this will be one for the record books!!!!

tempest69 6 years ago
mmmm space heater for the coming winter...
plus counterstrike.
ice_73 6 years ago

 [quote user="Tempest69"]mmmm space heater for the coming winter...
plus counterstrike.[/quote]


am i the only one who finds irony in this? counter strike is about 8 years ago. any pc right now can run it. having a pc like this you need to get source at least. and source right now is a bit outdated compared to requirments. this pc can handle crysis like a walk in the park.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

Im sorry my brain just froze! Explain

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Im sorry my brain just froze! Explain

[/quote] 

 well i was making reference to him saying he wants to use the computer to play a game 8 years old, which any new computer can play.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Oh I got it! DaConfused

Jose Gonzalez 6 years ago

Power
Supply
Unit
bonmay 6 years ago

Wow,  this awesome machine!  I would love to win this one. 

Good Luck!

rapid1 6 years ago
I heard some lucky soul was gonna win this dreamsickle soon :)
rapid1 6 years ago
is it my imagination or has the configuration changed a little bit in this contests run time???? Either way is sweet as He?? something I'd love to own for sure :))))))))))))))))))
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

What do you mean?

edit nevermind? I don't think it has.

Marco C 6 years ago
Fortron Source - Great PSUs...
ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="BigWop"]Fortron Source - Great PSUs...[/quote]

never heard of them, but ill take your word for it. plus it has a good rating on newegg.

also, what os are you guys gonna give it? vista 32/64 or xp?

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Wow... amazing system!

Good luck to everyone!!!

jensenni1 6 years ago
I think they should put vista ultimate 64 bit on it that would be the best rig ever to win!!
3vi1 6 years ago

 You misspelled "Kubuntu".

warlord 6 years ago
Nice rig. Well heres hoping...
rapid1 6 years ago

Amazing system though and Fortran PS's are some of the best (a lot of industry sites rate versus a Fortran PS although usually a 1000 or 1200) Either way AWESOME SYSTEM Whoever gets this one is a VERY LUCKY person :)

1nteljunki3 6 years ago

 I just want the mainboard and RAM... Great overall system though, good luck everyone Smile

Super Dave 6 years ago

Another sweepstakes! Now the forums will heat-up again, and I LOVE IT!Yes

Dave_HH 6 years ago
Yeah and wouldn't it be nice if it STAYED that way too!? :D
rapid1 6 years ago
Yeah some of us check in everyday even when the contests aren't running. Of course one of the best marketing tools I've seen. Give away a sweet rig and us hardware freaks come outta the woodwork and a lot of us stay. Either way we're getting closer to finding out who the new lucky member is YAYYYYYYY
Savage Animal 6 years ago
Some of us never leave! Nice system guys, it definitely is a dream machine. Good luck to everyone, especially me!
SqUiD267 6 years ago

Like many have stated, never heard of that PSU.

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="SqUiD267"]

Like many have stated, never heard of that PSU.

[/quote]

Power supplies from FSP (Fortron Source) are sold by Antec, Sparkle Power, OCZ, Nexus, and Zalman under their own names.

 

dreadmonkey 6 years ago
Greetings All,

Nice setup, very close to what I am currently running at home.

QX9650 3.90 (390FSB 10x Multiplier 1.45V) & Xigmatek S1293 HSF
DX48BT2
8800GT 512MB (looking to upgrade to AMD/ATI 4870)
4GB 2x2GB DDR3-1066
Seagate ES.2 250GB & 500GB
Seasonic 550Watt 80Plus SLI
Cooler Master 590

When I was building this rig, I was tossing up between the M9 and the CM590. I was able to set the two side by side and the CM quality and functionality is better.

Whoever wins this little monster will be gaming hardcore. I would recommend making sure that you have a phat cooler (especially with o/c). The Q9650 is 35W lower on the TDP compared the QX9650 @ 130W TDP. I would take a look at the Sunbeam Core Contact Cooler or the Xigmatek S1283. Both have tested very well.

I don't expect to win or even think that I have a chance (being a noob to the site).

dreadmonkey
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Welcome dreadmonkey. Stick around you have just as much chance as anyone. Nice rig by the way!

^Bad_Boy^ 6 years ago
OMG!!!

What a Sweet Rig!!.. Great Bday PResent :P
LaMpiR 6 years ago
I am going crazy with this only US :)
Nice rig btw :D
Dave_HH 6 years ago
Lamps, sorry bud. We have to be careful not to kill ourselves with shipping. Maybe we can run one with a global reach but if you're not in the US, the rules are you have to pay for shipping and duties?

Next contest maybe. :)
Endersothergame 6 years ago

I tell you what, you open it up to international members too, and if they are selected winner give them the option to pay shipping.   Seeing as a new rig of this class will cost me more then shipping would.

In responce to the comment now the forum will heat up, and another were the poster is always here, it true on both fronts I too am always here, sometimes lurking, but always here.  Its very cool to watch these contests tho, and congrats to all the winners so far!

miscpenguin 6 years ago
Another contest- good luck all!
Lev_Astov 6 years ago
Oh yeah! Nice! I can't wait to see who wins this one. Good luck!
jtm55 6 years ago

Hi All

Wow! That's a Awesome rig. 

Dave_HH 6 years ago
Off topic a litt but anyone notice the comments system on the main site now works a little snappier? Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed. Doh! It's cool how stuff works when it's configured properly.
Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="Davo"] Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed.[/quote]

Buy that man a beer!Beer

 

Endersothergame 6 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="Davo"] Our developer found out our new database server's date/time clock were off by two hours versus the front end web servers, so posts here were being delayed.[/quote]

Buy that man a beer!Beer

 

[/quote]

Seconded, its also nice that he even bothered to say anything, too often I have found people don't care unless they are made to, this guy went above and beyond it would seem.

 

3vi1 6 years ago
That's a pretty cool prize. Hmmm... I wonder if I could get both video cards working with Linux... :)
rapid1 6 years ago
ati should have Linux drivers I know they do for other cards any way there supposed to be pro open source (LINUX) either way whoever wins this awesome system is lucky. Just a question what would you need this kind of graphics power for on a linux system anyway I doubt it'd run DX9 or DX10 much less the games that could take advantage of them.
3vi1 6 years ago

>> Just a question what would you need this kind of graphics power for on a linux system anyway I doubt it'd run DX9 or DX10 much less the games that could take advantage of them. <<

Wine supports DirectX with no problem (it wraps the API and translates it to use OpenGL). I use it to play Counter-Strike:Source all the time, and it looks just as good as on a Windows box.

Native Linux apps use OpenGL directly, and it can be just as impressive. This kind of graphics setup would be nice for character animation with Blender.

And, ATI does have Linux drivers - it's just that they've always performed notoriously bad in comparison to the nVidia drivers (and their own Windows drivers).  Years ago I had a Radeon 9600 and gave them much feedback on that topic.

 -J

GilbertMD 6 years ago
one hell of a system i say
but when i take it home with me as i will be the winner
i will have to mod it with a sweet water cooling system and a better MB for better OC

s13 6 years ago
Lol I'd like to just win it and be happy with it as is. Having twins sort of limits your pc upgrading ability haha. :)
GilbertMD 6 years ago
but i would like to have spare parts in case I over do it
haha

crewjones 6 years ago

great site and sweet prize! would be incredible to win, good luck guys.

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Based on current newegg prices and if my math is correct, this system is valued @ well over 2K!!!

SqUiD267 6 years ago

DAM ^^ 2K? How do you guys get partnerships like this? thats pretty cool.

3DtoHD 6 years ago
Awesome! You guys rock! Good luck everyone.
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago
You guys are crazy with the contests! Another great system!
Crisis Causer 6 years ago

Wow, this really is a top tier system.  Good luck to everyone trying to win it.

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 Another awesome contest guys. As for the PSU, FSP have been good quality inexpensive PSU's for awhile now. I first learned about them when I joined the forums awhile back and it was the preffered choice of psu's on a budget. Jordan's fav recomendation for sure along with sparkle.

Hopefully I can be alittle more active on here and actually have a chance at this 1 now that I'm back and all. Still house hunting though so we'll see. I would really love to win this 1 though.

digitaldd 6 years ago

I wonder how long HH will be able to keep this up. A new system given away each month. That is unheard of, I haven't seen anything like this since hardOCP would give away something every month via their hypothermia website but they haven't done that in years. I hope you can keep it up for a bit more and I hope more folks stick around the forums after the contests go away.

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

 sweet! I want it! :)

Anonymous 6 years ago
Hmm, I really wanted this system but it just hit me the contest runs til august 31st and I wont be posting anything after august 20th for a month. I am going in for double hip replacements. So, good luck to the winner.
FSeven 6 years ago

[quote user="FlyinBrian"]Hmm, I really wanted this system but it just hit me the contest runs til august 31st and I wont be posting anything after august 20th for a month. I am going in for double hip replacements. So, good luck to the winner.[/quote]

Wow...the systems just keep getting better and better.

And good luck Brian! Hope everything goes well man. Keep us posted on your recovery.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Good luck on your surgery Brian ! Let us know how that works out! Heck give me your password Ill post for you!Really hope that goes OK!

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]Heck give me your password Ill post for you![/quote] Only at HH... that's cool of you!

Endersothergame 6 years ago

 

 

I could help as well, seeing as I am Canadian and can't win anyway I hereby donate all my forth going count be it RSS and whatever else to be evenly distributed to all eligible members.

Just need the mods to agree.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="Endersothergame"]

 

 

I could help as well, seeing as I am Canadian and can't win anyway I hereby donate all my forth going count be it RSS and whatever else to be evenly distributed to all eligible members.

Just need the mods to agree.

[/quote] 

 

Hey we know how to imporovise around here!

Endersothergame 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="Endersothergame"]

 

 

I could help as well, seeing as I am Canadian and can't win anyway I hereby donate all my forth going count be it RSS and whatever else to be evenly distributed to all eligible members.

Just need the mods to agree.

[/quote] 

 

Hey we know how to imporovise around here!

[/quote]

 

     LOL, that we do.

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

 Whoa Ender, I never even noticed you were Canadian bro!

Sergilicious 6 years ago
Me likey, me wanty!
squid267 6 years ago
Post then^^
Sergilicious 6 years ago

I thought I did ^^

Jose Hebron 6 years ago
I would use it wisely
amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Oh boy count me in!I havent been posting lately been in the hospital and laid up at the house just now spotted this.Nice so good luck to everybody as always!!

rapid1 6 years ago
Hope everything's going OK AMDCRANKITUP. Good luck to everyone on this system contest. Maybe I'll win (NOT). Why do people get on and win a contest and leave anyways. I've never won anything but I check the site daily and post when I see something interesting or someone asks for some help on something.
nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 doesn't make sense does it rapid1. To be honest I thought you were gonna be 1 of those ones when you first joined with the mult posts and all. I am so glad I was wrong. It's been good to have you around as a regular now with some insightfull info. Hope you decide to make a permanent home here. So far it looks like you will. Like it was said before in all the other contests, these things have really brought some good new memebers here. Hopefully it continues. Not sure how long HH can keep this up though. It will be a sad day when the contests do stop though.Sad

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="rapid1"]Hope everything's going OK AMDCRANKITUP[/quote] 

Im ok I guess just dealing with the after affects of brain surgery and checking for heart problems but Im still alive Thanks!!!

frg1 6 years ago

gd nice rigBig Smile

 

drewmp 6 years ago
although I've never had to post here I've been trolling these boards for a long time (just under a different username) this contest should bring me out of my hole haha.
higgamo 6 years ago
good luck to who ever win very nice system
lowteckh 6 years ago
Envy..
Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="lowteckh"]Envy..[/quote]

Welcome to HotHardware lowteckh! I was the fortunate one that won the last sweepstakes, and I want to encourage you hang-out with us. Share your knowledge and we all win!

nECrO1967 6 years ago
Very sweet rig. congrats to whomever did the config. I found HH through a Google search for contests for new computers. I recently lost my Opteron 180 system and am using my mom's. (even for games! ::shudder::) Now I am not trying to play on sympathy. :) Just stating how I got here. I was surprised to find a forum of mature people having intelligent discussions and will be here for a long time to come.

I am a 20 year veteran of the "Upgrade wars" and a self proclaimed tech addict. (ooohhhhh! Shiny buttons and flashy lights. ::Cue vacant stare::)

Just one question. Will you be choosing the winner by post count? I am trying to post as much as possible but I have limited time and I don't want to post a lot of drivel just to up my count. Well, thanks again for the contest AND the great forums and stories.
ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="nECrO1967"]Very sweet rig. congrats to whomever did the config. I found HH through a Google search for contests for new computers. I recently lost my Opteron 180 system and am using my mom's. (even for games! ::shudder::) Now I am not trying to play on sympathy. :) Just stating how I got here. I was surprised to find a forum of mature people having intelligent discussions and will be here for a long time to come.

I am a 20 year veteran of the "Upgrade wars" and a self proclaimed tech addict. (ooohhhhh! Shiny buttons and flashy lights. ::Cue vacant stare::)

Just one question. Will you be choosing the winner by post count? I am trying to post as much as possible but I have limited time and I don't want to post a lot of drivel just to up my count. Well, thanks again for the contest AND the great forums and stories.[/quote]

post count, and quality of posts. if you post 900 times saying useless stuff like, i agree, or nice article, it really isnt too good. the owners or hh arent stupid and know when a person is a helpfull forum member. so to answer your question, post count is important but quality is even more important!

nECrO1967 6 years ago
I can certainly agree with quality. Post count would be hard to do fairly as all the new members didn't find the site at the same time. Someone who joined in say May would have a two month head start one someone who joined in July. A daily average would seem more fair, but that's just my 2 cents. Well 1 cent. The ex-wives got the other penny. :(
mazuki 6 years ago
hard drive: western digital.....size?

oh yeah, HH always has been the best :)
nECrO1967 6 years ago
I just wanted to reiterate that I will be here for a long time to come. Winner or not. (Not. I never win anything. LOL)

Hopefully, I am not posting too much and getting on anyone's nerves, It's just been awhile since I had a "home" and people to talk with about this stuff.
FSeven 6 years ago

Just don't burn yourself out dude. I really think you can forget out about winning a system until you have about 3-4 months of consistent posting and helping others under your belt.

 

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

Im still alive! and want to win this bad boy or the next one.Good luck to all of you .

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 [quote user="FSeven"]

Just don't burn yourself out dude. I really think you can forget out about winning a system until you have about 3-4 months of consistent posting and helping others under your belt.

 

[/quote]

 Not trying to be rude FSeven but I don't think that was a fair statement to make. No where in the rules was anything like that stated. There was nothing stated on how long you had to be a member of the forums. Just thought I had to state that so that any new comers didn't have their hopes and dreams crushed. If I am wrong then I am sure someone will correct meBig Smile

nECrO1967 6 years ago
I doubt I'll burn out FSeven, but thanks for your concern. I'll have to agree with Nelson that a newbie has as much chance as anyone else. I still highly doubt I will win, it just makes sense that everyone have the same chance.
rapid1 6 years ago
rofl didn't someone win a system two give away ago and he was a brand new member? Either way whoever wins it is gonna get a sweet system quad core ddr3 dual 4870's SWEET.
mohkjai 6 years ago
Nice rig guys, that looks like it could crunch some serious numbers! Hi Def Video should be a breeze with that one...
iwalser 6 years ago
Awesome machine!!!
amdcrankitup 6 years ago

    I havent been on here much lately so I guess I need to post a lot so I can catch up with all you big dogs.I know some of you heard this before HA! HA! so if I win I,ll donate my new toy to the forums so Big Wop and Davo can give it to someone or break it down and give it  in parts to several of you deserving people. Im going to paint it soon and do some wicked mods to it to change its charictor first all I can say now the case is a Cooler Master 690.Ive been blessed lately so as to be able to build me a new rig and am totally satisfied to have me a new rig to say the least!Those of you that read my post know about that powerful system I,ve been running so you know what I mean.The old one was a BEAST!!!! And to go one step further I,ll donate the old one too! I know one of you just cant wait to get your hands on that old Beast of mine so dont be fighting over it.Geeked. So I would like to get my hands on this New Monster HH is giving away that would be incrediable and if not then I,ll be perfectly happy with this new toy matter of fact very glad to have been able to ugrade to it.So the race is on and good luck to everyone here and thanks to Big Wop, Davo and everyone involved for these sweepstakes! As far as fairness and every one having a fair and equal chance to win it I think HH is the place you want to be because I wouldnt want to go any where else!There is some good people on these forums cause everybody seems to help each other and at times real humorous and entertaining!GOOD Luck!!!!!!!                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                        Crank!!!Beer

Savage Animal 6 years ago

Hey F7, I usually don't like to call people out but aren't you fairly new here, and didn't you just win something? Kinda goes against your new guys don't win statement doesn't it?

FSeven 6 years ago

I won an Athlon X2 5000+ which, while I was extremely grateful and flattered, I immediately declined and requested it be given to someone else on the grounds that I have an older motherboard that would not accept the new processor and I couldn't justify spending a considerable amount of money to upgrade the motherboard and other components for the processor. I would have rathered someone get it who could make immediate use of it.

I was then told that I would be given a Phenom processor instead but was shipped the Athlon. When I gave feedback about this mistake, I was told it would be looked into.

That was over a month ago. Still haven't heard anything.

It's still in an unopened box if anyone wants it.

So yes, technically I won a processor. However I was talking about complete systems. And I still stand by my guess that no new member is going to win this system. Stick out tongue

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

[quote user="FSeven"]And I still stand by my guess that no new member is going to win this system.[/quote] 

If memory serves, since HH started doing these contests the winners have been about 50/50 old & new members.

Savage Animal 6 years ago

The contest's have been going for what, 5 months or so now? I didn't pay attention to the join dates of the winners but I do recall they were all very acvtive, very informative, and very helpful members.

rapid1 6 years ago
it's funny to listen to you guys argue rofl
mohkjai 6 years ago
It doesn't matter who wins it, as much as having an awesome rig to win matters... Come on guys, it's about the Hardware...
nECrO1967 6 years ago
As far as I am concerned, I "win" every time sign on here and join this motley crew. :)
Dave_HH 6 years ago

[quote user="nECrO1967"]As far as I am concerned, I "win" every time sign on here and join this motley crew. :)[/quote]

 

Hahahah!  There you go, Necro!

nECrO1967 6 years ago

Thanks Dave. seriously though, while risking sounding like a gushing school girl, I love this place. I had given up on a place to "hang out" and discuss hardware and technology. All the old places seem to have gone corporate or degenerated into nonsense (read Toms hardware.) I'm glad I found HH.

HH has become digital "crack" for me. I had a busy weekend just past and went through review and posting withdraw.  :)

BTW. Going corporate isn't bad in and of itself. It just seems that when it happens journalistic integrity takes a backseat to advertising and it seems to attract a lot of mouth breathers......   :)

 

EDIT: Good god Dave. It's 9:30 PM. Quit working for gods sake!

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

[quote user="nECrO1967"]As far as I am concerned, I "win" every time sign on here and join this motley crew. :)[/quote]

 

Hahahah!  There you go, Necro!

[/quote] 

 I agree where elso can you get this kind of entertainment.There is some funny people on here!Always something new in the Tech field which interest me the most then you got these conversations on who qualifys to win on HH. I really think that Big Wop and Davo are about as fair minded as you can get so everyone has an equal and oppurtune chance to win! And really how many sites do you go to that have given away this kinda of GIFTS and been this agressive about!I want to win this lateatest bad boy cause I love to have the fastest around and also gives me a chance to butt heads with Ice and the other boys that have won for some Ocing and some framerates.So good luck to all of you!! And me!!

mohkjai 6 years ago
I know we're all familiar with the Intel Quad chips, but what do you guys know about the ATI Radeon HD 4870s? What kind of memory are they sporting?
nECrO1967 6 years ago

The 4850 is using GDDR3 and the 4870 is using GDDR5.

 

And I am currently using a cold guinness! Beer

 

Edit: Your second post is a double post. Watch that. Edit instead like I am now. Please that is. There are a few different configs with these cards as the individual vendors alter the reference design to suit their needs. I have seen one 4850 with 1Gb GDDR3. Ther rest are 512Mb. the 4870 are generally 1Gb and I THINK I saw a 512, but don't hold me to that. The difference between (G)DDR2/3/4/5 is speed and latency mostly. The higher you go up in speed (ie, DDR2 to 3 to 4 and up) you also get higher latency. That is why you need the very fastest and most expensive DDR3 to equal much cheaper but slower DDR2. I hope this helps and I apologize if I have over simplified this any.

 

EDIT: I looked and it seems the only 4000 family card is a 4850. All the rest, 4850 and 4870 alike are 512M. Sorry for the mistake.

 

Still enjoying that Guinness!

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

I bet you'll win nECrO... seriously. The odds are heavily in your favor based on your activity and post content... trust me!!!

BTW: Admins - Not that I have an ice cube's chance in hell, but take me out of the running because A: I feel I'm not worthy by comparison to some other posters and B: Although this rig is better than mine, I'm perfectly content with what I have. I'm being dead serious. If by some stretch I were to win, I'd respectfully decline.

 I may seem loco for making this statement, but what ev.

nECrO1967 6 years ago

Don't jinx me! LOL. Just kidding. Thanks for the compliment. I can't brag about my post count. I just like to talk about technology. As for content. Thanks for the kind words. I just write what I think and what bugs me. I won't lie and say I don't want to win. I am stuck on my mom's lowly Sempron machine for awhile so it would be nice. I just don't think I've been around long enough or done enough.

 

Your statement and request to be removed from the running shows a character trait all too rare today my friend. kudos to you for your honesty and sacrifice. For what it's worth for that reason alone I hope you win. Maybe if you do you can donate your current rig to a needy geek we both know!  :)

 

Recoveringknowitall for president!!! (Of lower latvia that is!)

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

[quote user="nECrO1967"]Recoveringknowitall for president!!! (Of lower latvia that is!)[/quote]

How bout no. ;P

nECrO1967 6 years ago

[quote user="recoveringknowitall"]

[quote user="nECrO1967"]Recoveringknowitall for president!!! (Of lower latvia that is!)[/quote]

How bout no. ;P

[/quote]

C'mon! You can make me "Vice" President and we could drain the treasury dry in one night of drunken debauchery!

drunken debauchery FTW!!

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Booze is alright once in awhile, but I'm mostly over getting drunk at the ripe old age of 30. lol

Mary Jane FTW!!! 

nECrO1967 6 years ago

[quote user="recoveringknowitall"]

Booze is alright once in awhile, but I'm mostly over getting drunk at the ripe old age of 30. lol

Mary Jane FTW!!! 

[/quote]

 

LOL. The funny thing is I don't drink at all.  :)

 

As for "sister" Mary, I quit seeing her a year ago, but when I did, I had a 2 strict rules. Only on days that ended in "Y" and only while I was awake.  :)

 

HH for the win!

 

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Quitters... meh.

 

Savage Animal 6 years ago

I had a looooooong relationship with Mary, but I had to give it up once my daughter was born. I hold close to my hippie roots though as far as music goes. Whenever I hear a Dead tune or Phish I gotta pump up the volume. Of course on the other end my two favorite bands of all time are Metallica and Panterra, so I guess I'm only partly hippie. When I heard that Dimebag Darrell was killed a part of me died. He was in the top 5 reasons I started playing guitar. If we wanted to go third place it would be Sublime. I guess it's kind of an eclectic kind of mix but they all contain some incredibly talented musicians. My wife and I talk often about how the death of Bradley Knowl was possibly the worst tragedy of modern music. Even greater then Kurt Cobain, though it had way less coverage, and I'd be suprised if 10 of you knew who he was.

transam02 6 years ago

Nice rig. I need another one for my collections lol.

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="transam02"]

Nice rig. I need another one for my collections lol.

[/quote] 

 Yeah, me too!Stick out tongue

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago
I need to start a collection.
mohkjai 6 years ago
I mean in amount, not the fact that it's DDR3. Besides, what's the big difference between DDR2 and DDR3? I've heard the DDR2 in certain rigs can still outperform DDR2...
cwg_at_opc 6 years ago
(sigh) - so many of y'all have 'collections' of PCs - i need a new rig as my old AMD box finally
bit the dust. this would make up for the total meltdown initiated by the dead fan on my 5900xt.


bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago
Welcome to hothardware. Stick around and contribute and you'll have just as much a chance as anyone else.
rapid1 6 years ago
Lol CWG all of us don't have collections I just have my trusty AMD X2 4400 that I have clocked at 4800 with 4 gigs of OCZ and a MSI 3870 OC and of course my girls rig I built her last year I'm thinking I might need to upgrade soon but first I need a laptop for going back to school thinking about grabbing that new Gateway at bestbuy and giving one of these two rigs to my mother doing online school so mobility is at a premium
space_pope 6 years ago
nice rig
Renegade45 6 years ago
Good luck to all... Nice rig .... :P
mhenriday 6 years ago
As a registered, (fairly) active member of the forum who does not reside in the United States, I have to ask why HotHardware seems to hold its foreign readers in such disdain. Are we of no interest to you at all, that you disqualify us from participating in your contests ?...

Henri
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago
Everywhere has its own laws and it would be a nightmare to try and conform to the laws of every country. We welcome everyone to HotHardware! The conversation is better than any rig anyway.
Dave_HH 6 years ago

[quote user="mhenriday"]As a registered, (fairly) active member of the forum who does not reside in the United States, I have to ask why HotHardware seems to hold its foreign readers in such disdain. Are we of no interest to you at all, that you disqualify us from participating in your contests ?...

Henri[/quote]

Hello Henri,


Honestly, it's more of an issue with shipping/duties/tax costs shipping to countries outside the US.  In the future, we may add Canada to our eligibility list.  I assure it's not "disdain" by any measure though.  We have to mitigate cost on these giveaways as much as possible and shippinng across the world is just too expensive.

mhenriday 6 years ago
Dave, thanks for the response - and for the reassurance ! But perhaps you could think of some prizes for your contests for which shipping costs would not be so prohibitive ? Just to keep us foreign chaps (and ladies) happy ?...

Henri
Dave_HH 6 years ago
That's a possibility in the future, Henri. Thanks for the input.
ice_73 6 years ago

now that we have the 4870x2, perhaps it would be a better idea to get that? unless of course you guys already bought the two cards.

(also, i know i havent posted in a while but a friend landed in icu, and i couldnt quite get online for awhile because i was in the hospital visiting all the time)

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]also, i know i havent posted in a while but a friend landed in icu, and i couldnt quite get online for awhile because i was in the hospital visiting all the time)[/quote] 

 I wondered where you been hope your friend is doing well! My post count has been down also Ive just havent been feeling well but I get on here every chance I get.Thought you had done floop the coop! Glad to see you chime in. I,ve put together a newer rig but Im still up for a win on this other awesome rig from HH! Not only Great Specs: But the oppurtunity that Big Wop , Davo and HH offer for just the chance to win is fun! Got a good group of people on these forums to enjoy talking with everyone! Good luck to all of you!!!

GilbertMD 6 years ago
I am just waiting to be announced as the winner

ha ha
good luck to all

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="GilbertMD"]I am just waiting to be announced as the winner

ha ha
good luck to all

[/quote] 

Welcome to HotHardware, GilbertMD!

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]ha ha
good luck to all [/quote] 

 

You know the more I look at these specs: The I see this is the Ultimate Sytem to own!I cant even beleive that they are able to give this away.For me this thing would be future proof for a while. Im one of these guys that its all about the power and like many others here financially challenged.But being financially challenged doesnt stop the urge for a rig like this just makes you want it more! Hats off to Marco,Davo and the sponsers because this is a great oppurtunaty for anyone here! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes

nasyesta30 6 years ago

I know I could not win that because I am never lucky enough.  I have a decent system but this system is 100% times more powerful than mine

Athlon 64 4000+ X2

Gigabyte  GA-MA69GM-S2H  Socket AM2 Bios Flash F5 to support quad core and triple core of AMD Phenom

3GB DDR2 PC6400

500GB Seagate SATA 3.0gb/s 32MB cache

Geforce 8600GTS  256MB DDR3

Realtek High Definition Audio on board

So here is my system I built myself but if I had that dream machine I could do video editing and play my Directx 10 games with no problem I love that Gaming Rig but I guess I will wait and see.  Keep up the awesome work HotHardwareBig Smile

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Minus that gpu you have a really good computer. Now is the time to buy a graphics card. Welcome to the forums! Never say never.

nasyesta30 6 years ago

Thanks once I can save up I will look into getting a better CPU and GPU I can go triple core or quad on my motherboard

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I would recommend a gpu. Your cpu is fine.

Also join are folding contest for another chance to win! You can fold with your gpu and cpu.

warlord 6 years ago

For sure folks increase your chances of winning some gear and join our folding contest. Hope to see ya there and everyone good luck.   Yes

Fold On!!!!!

peti1212 6 years ago

Hey, long time no see you guys. Looks like there is another contest running at the moment. I wish everybody good luck with it, and hopefully one person who really needs it will win. :)

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

[quote user="peti1212"]Hey, long time no see you guys.[/quote] 

Sup stranger!

 

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 Yeah Peti where the heck you been? thought you were gonna be an active regular. You been slacking as of late. Get to postingStick out tongue

ice_73 6 years ago

 i seriously wonder who will win

also, btw wheres ajayd, havent seen him for awhile.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

He has been around. he posts a few times a day.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Dang I see a bunch of regulars on the move here good to see yall back! Oh yeah I want this bad boy myself that would hold me over for a while.But good luck to all of you anyone! has got a chance!Yes

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

 Dang I see a bunch of regulars on the move here good to see yall back! Oh yeah I want this bad boy myself that would hold me over for a while.But good luck to all of you anyone! has got a chance!Yes

[/quote] 

your a regular too now, at least in my book.

Savage Animal 6 years ago

I think it's safe to say we all want to win bad!!! It is a super upgrade to most of us. When does this contest run through? Any way good luck to all.

ice_73 6 years ago

 [quote user="Savage Animal"]

I think it's safe to say we all want to win bad!!! It is a super upgrade to most of us. When does this contest run through? Any way good luck to all.

[/quote]

 yups, the guy or gal will be extremly lucky!!

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]yups, the guy or gal will be extremly lucky!! [/quote] 

 

Yeah not likely me but at the same time Im not going to give up and dont expect any of you will.Nelson just had a major malfunction he might get lucky!!!   Anyway good luck to all of you!! Its get close to that time!Zip it!

JonathanD 6 years ago
I hope I win... my poor old Pentium D is probably half dead (OCed to 4Ghz) Anyway no matter who wins it is a dreamy system to say the least :)
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Welcome to the forums! My girls Pentium D does 4GHz on air. I wonder what it would do under water?

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Welcome to the forums! My girls Pentium D does 4GHz on air. I wonder what it would do under water?

[/quote] 

 under water... hmm it will probably die cmon if you put a computer in the ocean it will explode or something...

(get it.... under water.... ha... bad pun)

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Welcome to the forums! My girls Pentium D does 4GHz on air. I wonder what it would do under water?

[/quote] 

 under water... hmm it will probably die cmon if you put a computer in the ocean it will explode or something...

(get it.... under water.... ha... bad pun)

[/quote]

Hmm. . . So thats what I've been doing wrong.Hmm

wover98 6 years ago
Looks like an awsum system, sure wish I could have a system even close to its potential.
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Welcome to the forums. You have just as much a chance as anyone else.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 WooHoo its getting closer boy Im nervous!!Good Wuk guys and girls!

cuddle 6 years ago

Boy howdy, if I won something that pretty, I,d just look at it all day. Never ever be the need to power her up, just gaze in awe at her.

warlord 6 years ago

Yes i'm counting the days Time

 

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 It's funny how similar this sytem is to what I plan to purchase. With the exception of the MB. Just wondering how you guys like this MB. It's fairly inexpensive compared to other MB's with similar specs. Do you guys actually have your hands on this system yet?

warlord 6 years ago

I was curious if the hard drive specs had been hammered out yet

Anyone else just come to this page and read over the specs over and over again. I must have it bad. man i want this thing...lol

ice_73 6 years ago

 yeah i checked the specs alot, this computer is a beast!!!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

LOL yeah I totally did that a few times.

 

warlord 6 years ago

If i'm honest its more than a few times. its like 3 or 4 times a day...lol...Now where is my straight jacket

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I've read reviews of all the parts so I'm on my way to the crazy house with ya.

 

Savage Animal 6 years ago

Your not the only ones fella's, I check them at least once a day.

cuddle 6 years ago
Can any one tell me how fast and how hard my wife is going to have to pedal the bicycle generator to power this thing?
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Better get Lance Armstrong training her now.

warlord 6 years ago

Hahaha [quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Better get Lance Armstrong training her now.

[/quote]

 

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Is Monday D-Day hope so maybe one of you guys will get lucky hey maybe even ME! Go figure but good luck to all of you!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I think they pick tomorrow.

warlord 6 years ago
Can't wait
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Ok its the 31st. Give it to usWink

warlord 6 years ago
The anticipation is killing me. Well i have done all i could this month...Hope its was enough ;)
bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I have done slightly less. I didn't save anyone's 8800s or anything.

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="warlord"]The anticipation is killing me. Well i have done all i could this month...Hope its was enough ;)[/quote] 

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

I have done slightly less. I didn't save anyone's 8800s or anything.

[/quote] 

You two guys have dominated the boards for the last month or so, and your banter has absolutely cracked me up!Big Smile I want to let you know that I appreciate you two, and I wish you could both win!YesYes

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Thanks Super Dave.

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="warlord"]The anticipation is killing me. Well i have done all i could this month...Hope its was enough ;)[/quote] 

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

I have done slightly less. I didn't save anyone's 8800s or anything.

[/quote] 

You two guys have dominated the boards for the last month or so, and your banter has absolutely cracked me up!Big Smile I want to let you know that I appreciate you two, and I wish you could both win!YesYes

[/quote] 

 while that is true, you left out amdcrackitup. who has shown to be a good guy and has a decent amount of posts (over 500) so id like you to include him in the top three too.

ohh and of course me and super dave :-p

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Everyone here is awesome!

ice_73 6 years ago

 [quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Everyone here is awesome!

[/quote]

 yeah, its like a super cool kids club and only super cool kids can join hh :-p

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="warlord"]The anticipation is killing me. Well i have done all i could this month...Hope its was enough ;)[/quote] 

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

I have done slightly less. I didn't save anyone's 8800s or anything.

[/quote] 

You two guys have dominated the boards for the last month or so, and your banter has absolutely cracked me up!Big Smile I want to let you know that I appreciate you two, and I wish you could both win!YesYes

[/quote] 

 while that is true, you left out amdcrackitup. who has shown to be a good guy and has a decent amount of posts (over 500) so id like you to include him in the top three too.

ohh and of course me and super dave :-p

[/quote]

 

Thanks for the gesture Ice! What a win this rig would be for anyone here! I couldnt imagine winning this rig I would never get rid of it because it would come close to being future proof for a while, for anyone here! Its funny most enthusiast always wants something faster but and barring my finances Im the same way, but this Rig would satisfy that urge 4 sure!!  HH isnt just about the contest which of course is a plus its about the class of people here too!Everyone here is always trying to help, the articles and reviews are always a good source for making good decisions on the latest hardware and of course your investment! From the top to bottom Marce Davo and all the guys in the forum I couldnt think of anywhere else I, rather be and honestly I,ve been to several. So I guess HH is stuck with me long term!

Again good luck to all of you guys its always fun around here!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Thanks for the gesture Ice! What a win this rig would be for anyone here! I couldnt imagine winning this rig I would never get rid of it because it would come close to being future proof for a while, for anyone here! Its funny most enthusiast always wants something faster but and barring my finances Im the same way, but this Rig would satisfy that urge 4 sure!!  HH isnt just about the contest which of course is a plus its about the class of people here too!Everyone here is always trying to help, the articles and reviews are always a good source for making good decisions on the latest hardware and of course your investment! From the top to bottom Marce Davo and all the guys in the forum I couldnt think of anywhere else I, rather be and honestly I,ve been to several. So I guess HH is stuck with me long term!

Again good luck to all of you guys its always fun around here!

[/quote]

I love it here! The only other forums I ever go to is eXtreme systems. I'm not even a member there I read up on watercooling, voltage mods and such. This is the forums that walked me through my first upgrades. I love it here.

ice_73 6 years ago

 yeah ive been here for a while then i lost my password and got a bit lazy (d'oh) but still checked in from time to time. i mean how can  you not check in when nearly every search leads to hh!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]

 yeah ive been here for a while then i lost my password and got a bit lazy (d'oh) but still checked in from time to time. i mean how can  you not check in when nearly every search leads to hh!

[/quote]

We are getting really high up in google searches!

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

[quote user="ice_73"]

 yeah ive been here for a while then i lost my password and got a bit lazy (d'oh) but still checked in from time to time. i mean how can  you not check in when nearly every search leads to hh!

[/quote]

We are getting really high

[/quote] 

 O_o

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="warlord"]The anticipation is killing me. Well i have done all i could this month...Hope its was enough ;)[/quote] 

 

I havent posted this month as much as usual just havent been feeling well. Finally after waiting 2 years with no medical help due to the fact I that I had no insurance of any kind I got my medicare and another policy that will help me now seek medical care that I needed 2 years ago! So now they all want to see me! Hmmmmm imagine that!Confused So far I,ve went to see a nuerologist this week for my brain problems and he ran a couple of test including a Cat Scan! Here was the results!

And here in the nest 6 weeKs got to see a Cardiologist a cancer doctor plus I few other things so if I dont post as much

refer to the picture above! Ha! Ha! LOL.

But on a serious note!Confused Good Luck to all of you on the contest and Me Too cause Im not Dead yet! YeeHaa!

That picture above by the way is my Good Side!

warlord 6 years ago
Thanks for the mention Super Dave
cuddle 6 years ago
I called Lance up but he has some sort of problem with the city of Austin about his water conservation techniques , something about being it's largest private user. Oh well, the wife is young and can pedal her, um, almost said a bad word. Anyway, good luck all.
rapid1 6 years ago
Getting close to winning time, I never win anyways but congrats to whoever gets this sweet rig!!!!!!!!!!
nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 yep good luck to everyone. 2 people come to mind that have really contributed this month so I hope 1 of you 2 veterans get itBeer

warlord 6 years ago
Not long now folks and someones gonna be very happy. Best of luck gang
amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="warlord"]Not long now folks and someones gonna be very happy. Best of luck gang[/quote] 

 

Its already time here in the Great state of South Carolina! Someone call Marco and Davo and wake them up!YeeHah!1 Tell them it Christmas Morning! Hurry up too everytime ICE hits that Buzz button he gets a little Higher!Beer

ice_73 6 years ago

 what buzz button... how do you know about my secret world dominating button?

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Everyone knows man. Give it up.

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Everyone knows man. Give it up.

[/quote] 

 damn my mom was right, i shouldnt of invested in that button, i should of went to yale and got my mba

rapid1 6 years ago
So who's the chosen one this time ?????
recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Bet if necro woulda stuck around, he woulda won... hope he comes back around.

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

 yeah, I am still kinda disappointed Necro is gone. Hopefully he does come back. My bets are either on Warlord or Bob-on-the-cob

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

 yeah, I am still kinda disappointed Necro is gone. Hopefully he does come back.

[/quote]

Same here he was fun and always spirring conversaton.

warlord 6 years ago
The suspense is gonna kill me. I may just stroke out before they post the results. ..LOL
ice_73 6 years ago

 speaking of contests, superdave hows your rig coming along

Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]

 speaking of contests, superdave hows your rig coming along

[/quote] 

 I just got it! The rig put up a good fight while it was being built, but Marco finally prevailed. When first-built it didn't POST and needed another mobo, but then it turned-out the XFX video card was bad and an Asus card was substituted. This is my first multi-core CPU (Phenom 9750) and it is really cool watching each of the four cores tackle Super Pi 1M in 32.424 secs. Even the Green Power hard drive is faster than I thought it would be as HD Tune shows it averaging a 71.8MB transfer rate. When my son saw the rig for the first time his first question was, "Can I install some of my games on it?"Big Smile Life is good and HotHardware has been very good to me. Soon HH is going to make someone else very happy!Yes Good luck everybody!

warlord 6 years ago

Guess it will be tomorrow before they announce it. We are all on pins and needles

Good to hear you got it :)

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Yeah good to hear SuperDave. Multi cores are fun. My first was dual duron modded to MPs on a tyan board. That was a fun setup back in the day.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 Is it time to party yet! You know it gets exciting around here sometimes LOL Sure is a lot of fun!!! Whoever wins I sure they will appreciate it and all the things HH has done here!Remember they helped our Vets and Soldiers that was worth everything cause those guys deserve everything! 

Marco C 6 years ago

Just want to make sure you all see this!  We've got a new contest going for the holidays!

http://hothardware.com/News/HotHardware-Holiday-Sweepstakes/

 

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