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Enter Our Contest to Win One of Three SBM PCs

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Win a new PC from Tom's Hardware and Newegg!

Few things are certain in life, but we do know that we like to win, free stuff is cool, and nothing beats that new computer smell. All of those things are possible if you enter the Tom’s Hardware System Builder Marathon Contest.

You’ve read our Builder Marathon articles for years and now you can win one those featured PCs in our latest contest in conjunction with Newegg.

We’ve got three full systems to give away: the high-end, mid-range and entry level PC.

For more on each of the systems, check out the links below:

Want to take one of those systems home? Entering is simple. All you have to do is answer a few multiple choice questions correctly to be eligible for the random draw. All the answers can be found in our featured articles, which are conveniently linked for you. Think of it as an open book quiz!

The contest is open to U.S. (excluding RI) and Canadian residents 18 years or older and will run through July 3, 2009 (11:59 pm PST, GMT -8).

Click here to enter.

Good luck!

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    Tindytim , June 5, 2009 1:10 PM
    What do you have against Rhode Island Tom's?
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    sublifer , June 5, 2009 1:18 PM
    Yay! contest time!
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    sublifer , June 5, 2009 1:30 PM
    The "Contest Rules" links aren't active in the contest page.
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    sublifer , June 5, 2009 1:32 PM
    Sorry for triple post, but whats the empty box on the confirmation screen supposed to contain? Right below "Thank you for entering Tom's Hardware System Builder Marathon Contest" is the empty box...
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    jonpaul37 , June 5, 2009 1:37 PM
    WHY NOT RHODE ISLAND!?!?!?! we have Family Guy!!!
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    Pei-chen , June 5, 2009 1:40 PM
    Newegg won't allow New Yorker to join their win a car contest so no one cares about RIer.
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    justjc , June 5, 2009 2:12 PM
    Am I the only one who misread the title to be a chance for us users to give our bids on systems to compete in a SBM article?
    Was kind of looking forward to going through Newegg to find the best computer for 650$
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2009 2:29 PM
    Rhode Island has some really stupid bureaucratic laws regarding any giveaway contest that has a prize worth more than $500. Not only that, you have to file a $150 filing fee, give them a bunch of paperwork, and the whole nine yards.

    Not doing any of those results in a misdemeanor for the company doing the giveway.
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    jonpaul37 , June 5, 2009 2:30 PM
    @ justjc. I agree, it would be very nice for Toms to have a contest for building the best Gaming/Enthusiast/Performance PC for the $, only thing is, it is biased by what's on sale/combo deals on the EGG, not to mention benchmarking to prove that one system is better than the other...
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    jonpaul37 , June 5, 2009 3:06 PM
    man, i guess that's why they won't pass a bil for a Casino in Rhode Island, Damn Politicians!!!
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    Marcus Yam , June 5, 2009 3:07 PM
    subliferThe "Contest Rules" links aren't active in the contest page.

    The contest rules link doesn't seem to work on some of the pages. Check them out here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/contest/THSMB_MC/reglement/
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    Marcus Yam , June 5, 2009 3:09 PM
    justjcAm I the only one who misread the title to be a chance for us users to give our bids on systems to compete in a SBM article?Was kind of looking forward to going through Newegg to find the best computer for 650$

    I've changed the title :)  Thanks for your suggestion.

    Also thanks for another great idea for a contest. I'll be sure to pass that idea onto the right parties.
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    OrderChaos , June 5, 2009 3:21 PM
    I need to win one of these, seeing as the contest went live on my birthday I think its only fair.

    I really want to win the $1300 pc, but really any of them would work...I already have one gtx 260 as well as an i7 920 cpu so I wouldn't use much else other than the gfx cards (although I think I would only use one of the gtx 295s in the $2500 system due to power usage).

    This would easily be the best birthday present EVER. so come on Toms, you know you want to give me one ;) 
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    Kill@dor , June 5, 2009 3:39 PM
    I hope i win too, but if not i am definately getting the core i7 one way or another ^_^ Can't pass on good technology...
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    hellwig , June 5, 2009 4:43 PM
    LOL, prize descriptions reveal more than just tasty specs. I did have to search for one of the answers though.

    Here's crossing my fingers.
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    tenor77 , June 5, 2009 4:56 PM
    Before you ask, yes it does play crysis
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    fooldog01 , June 5, 2009 5:40 PM
    The 4th question is wrong. I assume just misworded. Each of those GTX295's has 480 GPU cores.
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    jonpaul37 , June 5, 2009 5:47 PM
    Oh man, that other contest idea has got me thinking, and i usually do not think too much, but here goes...

    Contest to see who can put together the best PC within a certain price range!!!

    1. Contestant hits up Newegg and virtually assembles a PC within the allotted amount of $$$ to try and see if they can put together the best value for that $$$.

    2. Contestant's entries will be sorted and 5 (or perhaps 3) PC's will be chosen based on what looks best on paper.

    3. The 5 (or 3) virtual PC's are brought to life by Tom & friends @ Tom's Hardware, each PC representing the person who virtually created it.

    4. All 5 (or 3?) PC's are benchmarked by the same set of benchies and the overall winner gets to take their respective machine home to nuggle with and pet

    5. Rhode Island is to be included in the contest or i will move to neighboring Massachusetts!

    BOO-YA!
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    scoob , June 5, 2009 5:49 PM
    I feel like a noob but i just dont understand question number 3, i think they are talking about 3DMark Vantage scores but i dont see any 2,4,6 or 8 choices ?
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    hellwig , June 5, 2009 5:57 PM
    scoobI feel like a noob but i just dont understand question number 3, i think they are talking about 3DMark Vantage scores but i dont see any 2,4,6 or 8 choices ?

    Pretty sure they meant cores, and not scores.
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