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The Winners of Our Asus X79 System Design Challenge

By , Joe Pishgar - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 59 comments

Build the coolest system to win.

Exclusively for the Tom's Hardware Community, ASUS is giving away the just-announced, brand spankin' new X79 Motherboards in a contest that will test your skill at building the best of three categories of systems. We're going to have three rounds -- each with its very own batch of hardware prizes. Let's get started with round 1 2 3!

Round 1: The COOLEST System
WINNER: Congratulations to David Jaquith of Bradenton, FL who won with his cool build Submersingly Who Needs Real Fish?!

Round 2: The FASTEST System
WINNER: Congratulations to William Weigand of Kirtland, Ohio who won with his fast build Wish I could Buy it build.

Round 3: The ULTIMATE System
WINNER: Congratulations to Kevin Reed of Antigo, WI who won with his ultimate build Kevins 5K Killer.


Contest Closed - thanks to all those who entered!

In the third and final round, create the most ultimate system you can using the new Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard from ASUS and any ASUS graphics card, and be entered to win a Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard along with an Intel® Core™ i7-3960X socket LGA 2011 processor, a Corsair Vengeance 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit and a Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler! 


Your build must be submitted in our special forum thread to qualify, and should minimally include CPU, Sabertooth X79 Motherboard, any ASUS Graphics Card, RAM, a hard drive or SSD, Case and Power Supply. For this first round, stay within $1,500.00 (shipping not included, instant rebates allowed, combos allowed, mail-in rebates not allowed).

Head over to our dedicated forum thread to get started.

Read more about the prizes:

 


The contest opens on December 9, 2011 9:00 AM EST and closes on December 19, 2011 9:00 AM EST.

The winner will be chosen based on the appropriateness of their PC design relative to the requirements of the contest. In case of a tie, the winner will be chosen through a random drawing.

Prize (provided by ASUS, Intel and Corsair):

One (1) set of the following components: One (1) ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard, One (1) Intel Core it-3930K, One (1) Corsair 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit, and One (1) Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler

DUE TO LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, THIS CONTEST IS LIMITED TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE USA (EXCLUDING RI) AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL ONLY BE USED TO QUALIFY AND CONTACT THE WINNER.

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    Marco925 , November 17, 2011 12:30 PM
    Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North
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    Marco925 , November 17, 2011 12:30 PM
    Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North
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    ironmb , November 17, 2011 12:35 PM
    Incoming QQ carebears about how this is US residents only.
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    lp231 , November 17, 2011 12:45 PM
    Any notice Sabertooth gives 2 year extra warranty, but is stripped in features when you compare to their 3 year model like PX979 Pro/Deluxe. Package accessory isn't that great either.
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    bennaye , November 17, 2011 1:08 PM
    Marco925Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North


    The Land Down Under wants some love as well - www.tomshardware.au would be sweet. And the challenge to keep cool in the Australian summer is very difficult, so today's "COOLEST system" fits our needs perfectly.


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    zer0net , November 17, 2011 1:31 PM
    Marco925Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North

    I second that. +1
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    the_laughing_man , November 17, 2011 1:38 PM
    When you say "Build the coolest system to win." do you mean the coolest visually looking system, or the coolest running system temperature wise. My impression is the former.

    Besides whoever win this competition is going to have a Hot system no matter what.
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    ujaansona , November 17, 2011 2:04 PM
    A tomshardware.in is also required for India & same goes for other countries. Anyway, it's a good prize for the contest winner.
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    ughmas , November 17, 2011 2:35 PM
    I interpreted coolest as temperature wise, too bad its so ambiguous. 1500 budget is silly when just the processor and motherboard are minimum 900$.
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    nikorr , November 17, 2011 2:46 PM
    Great!
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    Marco925 , November 17, 2011 2:59 PM


    bennayeThe Land Down Under wants some love as well - www.tomshardware.au would be sweet. And the challenge to keep cool in the Australian summer is very difficult, so today's "COOLEST system" fits our needs perfectly.

    My system involves overclocking...FANLESS!!!! In the dead of Winter in Canada.
    Keep Cool!!!!!!! SNOWCOOLING
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    Ichy , November 17, 2011 3:22 PM
    A true "latin America" tomshardware would be nice as well. Note I"m an American that merely works in Latin America, specifically Chile. Also, we could use a better continent wide newegg, it will help stabalize prices in the South American continent.
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    sinfulpotato , November 17, 2011 3:31 PM
    I will pass. I only win ONE of the components? The only thing i would use is the watercooler, the other things I would end up selling on ebay.
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    whysobluepandabear , November 17, 2011 3:35 PM
    ichyA true "latin America" tomshardware would be nice as well. Note I"m an American that merely works in Latin America, specifically Chile. Also, we could use a better continent wide newegg, it will help stabalize prices in the South American continent.

    LOL.
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    ughmas , November 17, 2011 4:02 PM
    sinfulpotatoI will pass. I only win ONE of the components? The only thing i would use is the watercooler, the other things I would end up selling on ebay.


    one SET of components
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    ProDigit10 , November 17, 2011 4:19 PM
    I wish I could enter, but my internet is just too slow to load pages. Took me 1,5hrs before I found HD, CPU, RAM and case! I ran out of time... I would probably not have won anyway!
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    JamesSneed , November 17, 2011 4:26 PM
    Agree $1,500 budget for a Sandy Bridge-E is awful. Just the CPU and required MB are 59% of the $1,500 budget.

    Noticed some folks submissions saying stock CPU cooler, guess they don't realize there inst one. Handful of others have incompatible CPU coolers. Guess those wont be the "coolest" builds.
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    verbalizer , November 17, 2011 4:31 PM
    as long as it's free..
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    mrmotion , November 17, 2011 5:43 PM
    malmentalas long as it's free..


    amen brother
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    eddieroolz , November 17, 2011 5:47 PM
    Marco925Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North


    Let's start one! ;) 
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    joytech22 , November 17, 2011 6:07 PM
    bennayeThe Land Down Under wants some love as well - www.tomshardware.au would be sweet. And the challenge to keep cool in the Australian summer is very difficult, so today's "COOLEST system" fits our needs perfectly.


    I'm all for this guy ^
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