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In light of the St. Patrick's Day Holiday, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! Thanks to our good friends at Intel and iBuyPower, we’ve got a killer rig to give away to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown-based system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, an Intel X25-M SSD, and a head-turning Chimera Inferno 2 case.

There is no doubt this machine will be great for all of the gamers and enthusiasts out there! 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 news discussion systems (see below for details). The complete break-down of components in the system includes:

Case: Chimera Inferno 2

Processor: Intel Core i7 980X

Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling w/ 120mm Radiator

Memory: 6 GB DDR3-1600 Triple Channel

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870 - 1GB

Motherboard: Intel X58

Motherboard Add-on: ASUS U3S6 USB 3 & SATA 3

Power Supply: 1000 Watt Power Supply

Primary Storage: 80 GB Intel X25-M MLC SSD

Data Hard Drive: 1TB Hard Drive

Optical Drive: 10X LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Miscellaneous: iBUYPOWER / NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth Module

Subtotal: ~$2,999.00

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 or Canada. 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 here in the news and in the forum as well. We will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement and quality of contribution. You can also increase your chances of winning by signing up for our
HotHardware RSS News Alerts or becoming a fan of HotHardware via our respective Facebook or Twitter feeds. The contest will run for about a month; we'll announce the winner on Monday, April 19, 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 and get in the running! Good Luck!


I live in Canada :(


Sweeeeet! That didn't take long at all. You guys are too good to us!!!


Once again, people who live in Canada are out of loop....again.

Der Meister

this would be a nice B-day gift for me... seeing as my b-day is on the 30th of this month


That would be a killer desktop. Top notch components such as the i7 980x, Radeon 5870, and the intel SSD make this a great gaming rig for sure. The liquid cooling on the CPU is a great touch as well as it keeps your system nice and cool, and gives some headroom for overclocking. I like the paint job on the case too.

Sweet contest Hothardware. Keep them coming!

Marco C



Sweet rig up for grabs! Gulftown!!!!! Maybe I'll have to put the extra effort for this one.


Come on little leperchauns show me some love. Take me to your pot of gold that is this pc lol.


Oww; and I can't be in the running for this, that really hurt's 😞

This system is a rig killer. A liquid cooled 980X, 80 GB Intel SSD, Blue-Ray writer, Bluetooth and a 1TB main drive not to mention all the other goodies and the full tower. Not to mention everything else (USB3/SATA3/5870 and on a new release Asus MB).

This is an exceptional system to say the least!


Look at that Canada! Who loves you more than HH?????


Jeebus guys, take a break now and then, will ya? [:)]

Incredible computer! It will go to an incredibly lucky member!


Kyouya, actually they're not. Read Marco's post below. There are a lot of hoops to jump through to have the prize eligible in Canada, and Dave, Marco deserve some appreciation for their efforts.


Lol rapid be happy with what u have, some people have nothing 😛 lol

sweet rig, glad our canadian members can join this one!


Yes, but just imagine how much happier people with THIS rig will be even if they already have a decent gaming machine!