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Candy Corngrats to Our Corsair Case Contestants

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So...much...candy...

Just before Halloween, we held a contest for you guys to guess how many candy corn pieces were inside this Corsair 800D case.

Today we're pleased to announce the winners. While nobody guessed the exact number, the closest entry came within 62 candy corns of the real total.

Before we reveal the winners and their guesses, let's take a look at cased filled with candy corn craziness.

 

The total number of candy corn pieces in this case is 50,712. See the filling of the case at YouTube.

Our grand prize winner is Michael Chinander of Chicago, IL and he guessed 50,650, and gets to take home a Corsair combo of Obsidian Series 800D Case, HX850 Power Supply, Hydro Series H50 Cooler, and 128 GB Extreme Series SSD.

We also have 32 GB Voyager flash drives to give to our three runners up who came next closest with their guesses:

- Justin Langness of Long Beach, CA guessed 50,598 (114 away)

- Erin Cleary of Portland, OR guessed 50,840 (128 away)

- Timothy Finnegan of Tucson, AZ guessed 51,000 (288 away)

Corngratulations to all of our winners and thanks for entering to all those who participated!

We've reached out to our winners to see if they'll share their stories of how they arrived at the numbers that they did. Stay tuned!

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    sunflier , December 7, 2009 5:10 PM
    I DEMAND A RECOUNT!!!
  • 10 Hide
    lifelesspoet , December 7, 2009 5:46 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks candy corn is gross?
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    liquidblue , December 7, 2009 5:00 PM
    Can I get the candy corn? Yummm....
  • 3 Hide
    gwolfman , December 7, 2009 5:03 PM
    Wow, intense competition. So close too, who would've known.
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    ssalim , December 7, 2009 5:03 PM
    I don't remember the number I guessed...
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    icepick314 , December 7, 2009 5:07 PM
    so who gets the candy corn?
  • 20 Hide
    sunflier , December 7, 2009 5:10 PM
    I DEMAND A RECOUNT!!!
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    cloudberry , December 7, 2009 5:18 PM
    Nice alliteration.
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    gsacks , December 7, 2009 5:25 PM
    I guessed somewhere in the 60k range.
  • 0 Hide
    IzzyCraft , December 7, 2009 5:33 PM
    Man i was off by 10k lol the candy corn must be fun to remove
  • 10 Hide
    lifelesspoet , December 7, 2009 5:46 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks candy corn is gross?
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    Gin Fushicho , December 7, 2009 5:52 PM
    I was 10k away. *facepalm* 61,532.
  • 7 Hide
    Bobbar , December 7, 2009 6:08 PM
    lifelesspoetAm I the only one that thinks candy corn is gross?


    Indeed. Repulsively so...
  • 2 Hide
    huron , December 7, 2009 6:17 PM
    Agreed - hate candy corn.

    Side note - amazingly close guessing.
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    snipersas , December 7, 2009 6:19 PM
    damm, I was really close - I guessed 51k
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    scryer_360 , December 7, 2009 6:23 PM
    Ah, there they are.
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    noahjwhite , December 7, 2009 6:27 PM
    ah man... I said 50,500 So.. close :( 
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    Onyx2291 , December 7, 2009 6:28 PM
    I forgot what I had guessed. I came up with my numbers before the video was put up so I wasn't sure if they filled up all of the spaces.... I think before I deducted all of it, I was around 50k..

    I had it all in Excel.. But at that time my Hard Drive failed and I lost all of my files so I can't go back and check >
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    noahjwhite , December 7, 2009 6:29 PM
    oh wait... 48,500... darn.. far off :( 
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    flyinfinni , December 7, 2009 7:02 PM
    noahjwhiteoh wait... 48,500... darn.. far off

    50500 woulda gotten you a prize. Still- only 288 off for 3rd runner-up. Crazy tight contest.
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    flyinfinni , December 7, 2009 7:05 PM
    Wow- just did the math- just over half a percent deviation to get a prize (0.568%)
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    JonathanDeane , December 7, 2009 7:12 PM
    I was waayyy off I think I guessed like 144,000 or something.
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