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Are You Ready To Win Parts For Your Back-To-School PC?

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Intel sent over several thousand dollars worth of hardware for us to give away, just in time for school to start. But you don't need to be a student to win. Just enter our sweepstakes for your chance to take home a CPU, motherboard, and an SSD.

Are You Ready To Win Your Back-To-School Workstation?

Intel recently launched a 240 GB version of its SSD 330 drive and offered to send us one to review (check out Intel SSD 330 Review: 60, 120, And 180 GB Models Benchmarkedfor our evaluation of the other three capacities). We’re in the process of rounding up the new 240 GB SSD 330, along with several other interesting drives that missed our earlier SSD stories.

However, during the course of our discussion, we were asked if we wanted to give away any hardware heading into the back to school season. Of course. We love hooking you up with the same sort of gear we use every day in our testing labs.

So, Intel sent over six Core i7-3770Ks, six DZ77GA-70K motherboards, and six of the same SSD 330 240 GB drives we’re in the process of testing—more than $4500 worth of gear.

We also got the folks over at TalkingRain to chip in 80 cases of Sparking Ice water. Call it a smart alternative to what gets served at most college parties (oh, to be able to take back those freshman fifteen). Six lucky folks will take home processor, motherboard, and SSD bundles, while a full 40 more land two cases of flavored water each (that’s another $2400 in beverages).

To enter, simply fill out this sweepstakes form. We won’t do anything with your information other than contact you if you win. But do be sure to read the rules carefully—you have to be at least 18 and living in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) as a result of our lovely legal system. We’re just trying to operate within the boundaries of the law, after all.

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    Darkerson , September 5, 2012 4:48 AM
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    For those that are mad at TH for not giving away outside the USA (as well as Rhode Island), it's not their fault. Blame the stupid laws regarding giveaways/contests in Europe and elsewhere.
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    azathoth , September 5, 2012 4:11 AM
    States States States States
    Always the states.
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    Pennanen , September 5, 2012 4:15 AM
    What is back to school computer? We use books in europe to study. :D 
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    kriswitak , September 5, 2012 4:16 AM
    Best of luck to everyone! :D 
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    abitoms , September 5, 2012 4:36 AM
    aaaaaaaaaaaa (sorry that's me screaming in frustration since this is restricted to the USA)
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    ricardok , September 5, 2012 4:43 AM
    Thank god I have a friend in the USA.. :D  And he is comming to Brazil on December...
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    jupiter optimus maximus , September 5, 2012 4:46 AM
    Good luck :love: 
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    Darkerson , September 5, 2012 4:48 AM
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    For those that are mad at TH for not giving away outside the USA (as well as Rhode Island), it's not their fault. Blame the stupid laws regarding giveaways/contests in Europe and elsewhere.
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    joytech22 , September 5, 2012 4:58 AM
    Can't they open up this thing world-wide if the winners are willing to pay for shipping?
    Hell.. Beats buying the parts for their full price anyway.
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    magruder13 , September 5, 2012 5:01 AM
    You should make this only for college students and ones that are doing electrical engineering and love Tom's Hardware and live in Chicago. Then MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, I would have a chance at winning. ;-)

    Sorry people outside the US!
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    joytech22 , September 5, 2012 5:54 AM
    joytech22Can't they open up this thing world-wide if the winners are willing to pay for shipping?Hell.. Beats buying the parts for their full price anyway.


    Wait.. Nevermind -.- Somehow my stupid mind didn't realize this was a back to school thing..
    And I'm at work typing this.. lol.
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    JonnyDough , September 5, 2012 5:57 AM
    komikool, you're only here to win prizes? Why not try reading articles? The mentality around the world amazes me these days...

    Why can't you just be happy for someone else? Why are people so selfish? What about those serving their country overseas? I'm on tour waiting on a jet to be repaired so I can fly home and I don't think that this should be restricted to just those going to college.
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    alidan , September 5, 2012 6:04 AM
    what ever happened to tripple channel memory, i thought that the i7 line had that, or am i mistaking it for a higher end i7 line... god do i hate that the i series is split into only 3 sections and than numbers after
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    bustapr , September 5, 2012 6:04 AM
    college students in USA only. at least the odds that I win are up from the usual "everyone in USA" giveaways. hope I win. Ill wish best of luck to 5 other geeks.
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    falchard , September 5, 2012 6:26 AM
    I want the water.
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    Zagen30 , September 5, 2012 7:23 AM
    alidanwhat ever happened to tripple channel memory, i thought that the i7 line had that, or am i mistaking it for a higher end i7 line... god do i hate that the i series is split into only 3 sections and than numbers after


    Technically triple-channel was a feature of the 1366 chipset, but Intel never released anything other than i7s for 1366 since it was their premium one. They did release some i7s for socket 1156, their mainstream chipset that launched about a year after 1366, and those used a dual-channel configuration just like all the other lower-end processors that fit that socket.

    But that only applied to the first-gen Nehalem i7s. This gen, Sandy/Ivy Bridge, Intel again has a mainstream/high-end chipset split (1155/2011), with the former again using dual-channel and the latter using quad-channel. Unlike the first gen, though, they rolled out the mainstream chipset before the performance one, so most people aren't overly familiar with 2011.
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    youssef 2010 , September 5, 2012 9:38 AM
    AzathothStates States States StatesAlways the states.


    yeah, really frustrating
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    Neuromancer23 , September 5, 2012 9:38 AM
    It's not fair for the US to get the cheapest hardware, the best bundles and most frequent/awsome giveaways. At least we have better internet in Europe (HA).

    Bi*ching aside- best of luck to everyone!
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    Onus , September 5, 2012 10:04 AM
    Please stop moaning about these giveaways being U.S. only. As Tom's has explained many times (perhaps a little more politely), elected and non-elected parasites and bureaucrats have written laws and imposed rules that essentially forbid a giveaway like this from being global. Even Rhode Island, a U.S. state, is excluded. Does it make sense? Of course not, but these laws were imposed by Force, not by Reason.
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    abitoms , September 5, 2012 10:31 AM
    though i am unhappy at not being able to participate in this, i do understand it is cos Toms is tied by the US laws. Hope everyone calling Toms a BS site makes a note of this.
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