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Contest: Win a Core i7-based Ballistic Gaming PC!

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Win a decked-out gaming PC from Ballistic!

Want a new gaming rig to blow the competition away in Modern Warfare 2 or to destroy all zombies in Left 4 Dead 2? Then you might want a fresh new gaming PC.

Ballistic Gaming PC, a new player in the custom PC market space, is officially opening its doors later this week on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. (Update: launch day has been pushed back until November 30, but you can still win this rig all the same!) As part of its launch, Ballistic has partnered with Tom's Hardware's to giveaway one of its premier gaming PCs.

Who is Ballistic Gaming PC, you ask? You may not have heard of the company yet, but you may have seen its work under a different brand. Ballistic got its start 10-years ago building gaming and high-performance computers for other companies as a contract manufacturer, and are now making the jump for business-to-business to business-to-consumer.

We always like to see a new and fresh face in the boutique gaming PC market, especially since PC gaming needs all the support it can get these days, but Ballistic wants to set itself apart from the competition by delivering both high-quality and lowest prices.

Ballistic stressed that it wants to appeal to all consumers, including those who have less disposable income in this current economic climate. The PC maker also said that low prices doesn't mean cutting corners on parts.

"We refuse to carry sub-par components and hardware, it's useless and expensive to us in the final evaluation and annoying to the consumer who is entrusting us with the responsibility of ferreting out bunk products from their computer. We take that responsibility seriously," said Ballistic founder Paul Singh.

Just what type of hardware components does Ballistic use, you ask? Check out this fine example below:

  • Chassis Model: Cooler Master CM Storm Scout
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
  • Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
  • System Memory: 3GB DDR3 1333MHz Corsair Dominator DHX
  • Power Supply: 750W Ballistic Certified (Dual SLI Compatible)
  • Hard Drive 1: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
  • Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
  • High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
  • Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 1.792GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
  • Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
  • [Classified] Cooling: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (120mm Radiator)
  • Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
  • Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
  • [Classified] Overclock: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
  • [Classified] GPU Overclock: Yes, Overclock the video card(s)
  • CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
  • Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
  • Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
  • Restore Kit: Ballistic Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
  • Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

Now Ballistic and Tom's Hardware are giving you a chance to take this home with you.

If you live in the USA and are over 18, click here to enter our contest. Good luck!

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    mofogo , November 23, 2009 5:37 PM
    OOh, I like the scout case.
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    jonpaul37 , November 23, 2009 5:39 PM
    Ballistic... we shall see, noble idea, but lets see if they hold true and cost less than the competition... Not doubting, just hoping. I'm sick of the likes of Dell buying Alienware and other botique's making overpriced rigs.
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    zak_mckraken , November 23, 2009 5:40 PM
    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth... but only 3gb of RAM?

    Good luck to those who can enter the contest!
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    scook9 , November 23, 2009 5:43 PM
    jonpaul37Ballistic... we shall see, noble idea, but lets see if they hold true and cost less than the competition... Not doubting, just hoping. I'm sick of the likes of Dell buying Alienware and other botique's making overpriced rigs.

    The current Alienware machines are still very high quality but lower priced than before Dell was involved.....stop jumping on the dell sucks bandwagon dude... entry has been submitted, free stuff is always welcome at my house!
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    jonpaul37 , November 23, 2009 5:45 PM
    Dell Sucks
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    e+erni+y , November 23, 2009 5:46 PM
    'citizen' is not the same as 'resident'.
    'citizen' means the person's nationality is US.
    'resident' includes citizens, permanent residents, and some other legal residents.
    THG should clarify the eligibility.
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    JofaMang , November 23, 2009 6:09 PM
    Boo, this canadian hates being left out chances for free stuff!
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    Onyx2291 , November 23, 2009 6:13 PM
    Good luck to all, but I still hope I win :) 

    Beautiful upgrade.
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    Shadow703793 , November 23, 2009 6:36 PM
    Specs look good, but I am interested in exactly what PSU they use. Is it a PC Power 750W or a Corsair 750TX?
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    Shadow703793 , November 23, 2009 6:38 PM
    One more thing: The All in One low cost Liquid cooling is cr@P! They don't have a big enough rad to OC an i7 well. 120mm rad is way too small. At least a 220 rad.

    PS: Who in their right mind would buy MW2 for PC????!?!???
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    chesterman86 , November 23, 2009 6:46 PM
    it would be good to have a world wide contest sometime. i'm a faithful reader of TH and never got a chance to win anything =(
    Brazillians like hardcore hardware too! =D
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    nicklasd87 , November 23, 2009 7:13 PM
    evga motherboard...and 500 gig hdd? Am I the only one confused by these choises of components? Maybe I am biased, but I try to use Asus parts, like an Asus motherboard and Asus videocard. Wouldn't mind a BD burner thrown in there as well.
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    chesterman86 , November 23, 2009 7:15 PM
    shadow703793PS: Who in their right mind would buy MW2 for PC????!?!???

    people like me, who have just a pc, and can buy mw2 from steam without importation taxes. any killer game here for ps3/x360 costs about 200 R$. this is something like 140 US$, but we face 200 R$ in the same way you guys face 200 US$.
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    Anonymous , November 23, 2009 7:27 PM
    is this for real?
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    kyeana , November 23, 2009 7:31 PM
    shizowickis this for real?

    Nope, they are just screwing with you....

    Of course it's for real!
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    maigo , November 23, 2009 8:00 PM
    Did anyone else notice it doesn't actually say what computer you'll win?
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    wira020 , November 23, 2009 8:19 PM
    I'm over 18... but i dont live in US... T.T
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    AtuBrian , November 23, 2009 8:21 PM
    good luck to all a 295 would be nice compared my 8800gt
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    Honis , November 23, 2009 8:33 PM
    I'll hit this up when I get home. That PC as a custom build is about $1500+ so well worth filling out a form.
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    tacoslave , November 23, 2009 9:16 PM
    damn i fill all the requirements but 1... i'm 2 years too young.
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