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Contest Update!  There was an issue with the site registration system.
If you had trouble registering, go here again!  It has been resolved. Thanks!

Let's ring in the New Year right! In conjunction with our good friends at Origin and AMD, we’ve put together a killer rig to give away to celebrate the New Year! This time around, you could win a full AMD TWKR-based system, complete with a dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 5970 pushing the pixels, a WD Caviar Black hard drive, and an awesome, custom painted case adorned with a mean-looking cracked earth theme.

We promise this machine will be a definite head turner! And it could be all yours! As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to
our on-line forum and discussion systems (see below for details). The complete break-down of components in the system includes:

Case: Lian Li PC-A71F with Cracked Earth Killer Paint Airbrushing and Red Case Lighting

CPU: AMD TWKR Quad-Core Phenom II X4

Motherboard: MSI 790FX-FD70

Cooling: ORIGIN Liquid Cooling powered by Koolance

PSU: 1.2 Kilowatt Thermaltake

GPU: Single 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon 5970

Memory: 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1866MHz

Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

Optical Drive: 6X Blu-Ray Burner

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Keyboard: Logitech G110

Mouse: Logitech G9x

Extras: Fatal1ty Headset

Retail Price: $4,000.00

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. You can also increase your chances of winning by signing up for our
HotHardware RSS News Alerts or becoming a fan of Origin and / or HotHardware via our respective Facebook pages. The contest will run through the end of this month, and we'll announce the winner on Februaru 1, 2010.

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, ultra powerful new system. Now go make some new friends in the forum, hit up our
Facebook pages, and get in the running! Good Luck!

  •  Manduh
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Marco C

We don't mess around here. :)


Normally, I'm not a huge fan of AMD....but if it's free, there is no point complaining on a computer that is worth $4,000. You can tell that this is a big prize when they start adding cases like Lian Li in it.

  •  Drago
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Very nice setup and give away. Any idea if that TWKR is C2 or C3 stepping? The original TWKR chips were darn nice cherry picked chips that could haul butt under sub zero cooling and didnt do that bad under water considering it is a high leakage chip that loves volts and can take it.

Guess i will have to show my face around here more. *looks over at his aging rig*


Wow. I think I drooled a bit.


Wow sweet system with a Twkr, 5970, a beautiful Lian Li custom case, liquid cooled and on and on and on. I was suprised as it has not been very long since the last contest!

Oh Drago I don't think the c2 or c3 stepping on this really fits as TWKR chips are hand picked chips with generally well above normal abilities. I would imagine they are c3 just by the time line, and because I would imagine all the original tweakers from the c2 steppers are long gone.

Either way who would not wanna win this it's beautiful!!!!!


Oh and Marco's right HH doesn't play around. By the way I just read you guys article in CPU very well done.


Again, only for US residents.....

Super Dave

What an awesome rig. The estimated $4000 price seems low with such a rare CPU!


Another HOT giveaway. And something to divert attention from the nauseating amopunt of CES coverage after 2 weeks of news silence in the tech industry. <vbg>


Man...that would be nice. Three kids 6 and under doesn't leave much room in the budget for a new rig. I call my current system "Frankie". It is a rag-tag combination of hand-me-down parts and e-bay finds.


It's on again at HotHardware!

It's another great prize for the masses to strive for.

Good luck to all of you and don't give up, this is do-able, I know.


realneil wrote:

Good luck to all of you and don't give up, this is do-able, I know.

Ha Ha. Quite a few of us do. They have never been shy with the prizes.

  •  3vi1
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[running out of the room] 1.21 Kilowatts? 1.21 kilowatts? Great Scott!