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Just in time for spring, and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date!

The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below:

Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/ Advanced Vertical Heat Dissipation
Exterior Finish: Brushed Black Aluminum with Acrylic and Matte Black Accents
Motherboard: Intel DP67BG Extreme Series Featuring USB 3.0 and SATA 6G [B3 Stepping]
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz/3.8GHz Turbo 8MB L3 Cache GT2
Processor Cooling: MAINGEAR LiquidX 1750 Supercooler
Memory: 16GB Patriot Division2 G2 DDR3-1600 Enhanced Latency (4x4GB)
Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Monitor: Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision Ready 120Hz LCD
3D Glasses: NVIDIA 3D Vision Active Shutter Kit
Power Supply: 850 Watt Seasonic X-850 80+ Gold
Storage: 120GB Intel 510 SSD SATA 6G (w/ TRIM)
Memory Card Reader: All-in-One Integrated USB 2.0 Flash Card Reader & Writer
Misc: Integrated 7.1 Channel HD audio, 802.11b/g/n Wireless, and Bluetooth Module
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

And as an added bonus, how about some free copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, HAWX 2, and Shogun 2: Total War? Yeah, we’ll be throwing those in too!

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

1) - First: Make sure you're registered at You can also login with Facebook or Twitter accounts.
2) - Be active in the discussion and community here at to get noticed
3) - Become a fan of HotHardware’s official Facebook fan page
4) - Become a fan of NVIDIA's official Facebook fan page
5) - Become a fan of MAINGEAR's official Facebook fan page
6) - Comment on the contest post on each of the respective facebook fan pages
7) - Share either post on your personal Facebook page--Spread the word!
8) - Take a screenshot of your facebook page with the shared story
9) - Submit the screenshot to with the subject “HotHardware Giveaway”

The contest will run through April 25, 2011, at which point we'll announce the winner. Get in early and post here in the HH news discussions often!  ** Please note, this one is for U.S. residents only.

** Update: The contest is now also open to Canadian residents.  The winner, if selected and located at a Canadian ship-to address, will assume all duties/taxes associated with delivery. 

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, ultra powerful new gaming PC. Good Luck!

As an interesting aside, we'll also be taking a tour of the MAINGEAR facilities soon and will show you all how they roll when building a custom PC. Should be lots of fun!


Another great HH sweepstakes, I love HH!


WOOHOO, im flinging my spring


Wow that is an Amazing Rig there!! Like to have that !!! It always gets better here at HH This will be thriller here! Good luck to everyone!

Der Meister

Wow Quite Impressive! I would love to have this one. :D


DUUDE.... WOAH! HH is Awesome!! Thanks Sponsors and Dave and Marco!

ANND LOOK AT THAT MONITOR!! 120hz refresh + the 3d kit!@

Coolice rendered speechless!


Ah, US Only! Good luck all!


This is absolutely the best yet !! Wow! really amazing! way to go HH could not have imagined this setup

rom the last vid cast episode

the sponsors really came through Big Time !!

thanks HH and Sponsors and good luck to all


Holy Shitzzle , My Nizzle, the part list just made me [censored]le !!

shaun a

Do i need to be a U.S. resident, or just have an address in the U.S.

I am a canadian resident, but also have a U.S. address, may i enter the contest?


damn! these specs are screamin!! WANT!!


The ship-to has to be US for this one. So as long as you can receive the prize at a US address, you're good. :)


.................i don't even have to read it right now... :D


OMG, just read the specs and info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!