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Winner of Tom's Enthusiast PC with Vipre Antivirus

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 60 comments

Win a hot gaming rig complete with protection.

Contest closed

Congratulations to John Cummens from Bozeman, MT!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more contests.

Original story:

What better way to start off a brand new week than with a chance to win a Tom's Hardware System Builder Marathon Enthusiast PC! Not only that, but this rig – with an approximate retail value: $1,250.00 – comes with lifetime protection from GFI Vipre Antivirus Home.

Here's the full package:

  • Antivirus Software: Vipre Antivirus Home (Lifetime License, provided by GFI Software)
  • Case: RAIDMAX SEIRAN (provided by RAIDMAX)
  • Power: RAIDMAX RX-850 W ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified (provided by RAIDMAX)
  • Motherboard: EVGA P67 Micro SLI LGA 1155, Intel P67 chipset
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K, 3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo), Quad-Core, 6 MB L3 Cache
  • CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3
  • Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) 240-Pin DDR3-1600 Kit Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit
  • Graphics: 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB 1 GB GDDR5
  • Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex Series 30 GB SATA II SSD 30 GB, SATA 3Gb/s
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache SATA 3Gb/s
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc DVD Burner 24x DVD Burner
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

The contest opens on October 10, 2011 10 a.m. EDT and closes October 24, 2011 10:00 a.m. EDT. We'll announce the winner by November 4, 2011.

One winner will be chosen randomly. Throw your name into the entry hat here.

Good luck!

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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  • 16 Hide
    eklipz330 , October 10, 2011 5:22 PM
    it's not that great of a build anyway...
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    kilo_17 , October 10, 2011 5:39 PM
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    850W for SLI 460s?!

    I'd be more concerned with the fact that it's a Raidmax PSU, :lol: .
  • 11 Hide
    CaedenV , October 10, 2011 5:40 PM
    Meh, not the best Tom's build ever. Then again free is free!
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    Meatymutawings , October 10, 2011 5:09 PM
    USA only again :/ 
    no kudos for foreign fans? is it really that hard to ship one PC internationally?
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    ltdementhial , October 10, 2011 5:14 PM
    MeatymutawingsUSA only again no kudos for foreign fans? is it really that hard to ship one PC internationally?



    so sad isn't? Tom's allways having such a fantastic contest/giveways but only US or US/Canada :( 
  • 7 Hide
    mayankleoboy1 , October 10, 2011 5:17 PM
    MeatymutawingsUSA only again no kudos for foreign fans? is it really that hard to ship one PC internationally?


    its sad but toms already have given a sound explanation for that.
    and i am sure if it would have been easier to ship internationally, they would already be doing it.
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    vishalaestro , October 10, 2011 5:19 PM
    only for usa ..not at all good then what about other countries..
  • 16 Hide
    eklipz330 , October 10, 2011 5:22 PM
    it's not that great of a build anyway...
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    cats_Paw , October 10, 2011 5:23 PM
    really... in a way it seems like this is a USA only site 8(.
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    funguseater , October 10, 2011 5:24 PM
    ummm what exactly makes this an "enthusiast" PC, I mean free PC's are great but, where's all the neat toys we "enthusiasts" play with.... This would have been a great prize.... last year. (yeah I am a little bitter I can't enter...)
  • 5 Hide
    amk-aka-Phantom , October 10, 2011 5:27 PM
    1) Only for USA
    2) Seriously? SERIOUSLY? This kind of crap hardware for $1250?! 850W for SLI 460s?! 2500K? 2x2GB RAM? 30GB SSD?!! WHAT THE HELL is wrong with Tom's! *rage*
  • 12 Hide
    kilo_17 , October 10, 2011 5:39 PM
    Quote:
    850W for SLI 460s?!

    I'd be more concerned with the fact that it's a Raidmax PSU, :lol: .
  • 11 Hide
    CaedenV , October 10, 2011 5:40 PM
    Meh, not the best Tom's build ever. Then again free is free!
  • 4 Hide
    deathengine , October 10, 2011 5:49 PM
    Exactly, its free and though its not the best build, it still will run just about anything out there at max detail and 1080p
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    skyhide , October 10, 2011 5:56 PM
    Not bad but decent it is. The foreign shipping thing? even if you could enter, that does not means you will be picked :p  I have been visiting this forum for almost 2-3 years never entered such contest yet but what I do want when Im in the states from Tom? Is that HAMMER!!!
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    tupz , October 10, 2011 5:59 PM
    very cool, thanks!!!
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    Device Unknown , October 10, 2011 6:01 PM
    Really guys? you're on the International site. Don't forget Toms is in other countries. Try those.
    For EU stuff go to http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ And enter the stuff their.
    I personally don't go to the UK site (I'm in Americrap) but possibly their freebies will be available to you guys.
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    Onus , October 10, 2011 6:13 PM
    Come on guys, you've seen this often enough to know that Tom's would probably love to open up their contests to other countries, but the parasites have passed laws making it essentially impossible. Why else would a U.S. state (Rhode Island) also be excluded?
    Anyway, with the exception of a few substituted parts, this is essentially last month's $1K build. If I win it, I'd set it up with just one GPU for my non-gamer wife, who does a lot of video stuff now.
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    mavroxur , October 10, 2011 6:25 PM
    Can I get it without the crappy antivirus?


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    RabidFace , October 10, 2011 6:42 PM
    How much does VIPRE pay you Toms? Just find it funny that it's in the title and the first feature listed for the specs of the computer.

    But as for the software, just because you haven't heard of a product, doesn't mean it's not good. Finally looked them up and might consider them in the future.

    But right now, Microsoft Security Essentials does me just fine and haven't had any problems, and have used most anti-viruses under the sun. Will also say, since I stopped my "activities" I haven't seen a virus in years ;) 
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    zooted , October 10, 2011 6:46 PM
    Not the components I would chose, but heck, I'd take it for free :D 
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    ChiefTexas_82 , October 10, 2011 6:48 PM
    I noticed that there are 2 PSUs in the rules. The Raidmax and "Power: Corsair CX600 V2 600 W ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified." Are they really shipping 2 PSUs with this? Is Raidmax THAT unreliable?
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    timaeus , October 10, 2011 7:12 PM
    *shrug* Not that great a build, but hey, it's free. Would make a great gift for the coming holidays.
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