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Need a new rig? Enter our System Builder Marathon contest!

Some of you may have already entered this contest – but for those of you who haven't, don't miss out!

As part of our regular Newegg System Builder Marathon procedure, we're giving away our configurations for the three PCs. The entry level configuration is valued at $660; the mid-range at $1,300; and the high-end at $2,500.

This contest is open to those in the U.S. age 18 or older and closes January 8, 2010.

Enter the contest by hitting the link here.

For more information on the systems, and their values and performance compared, check out our feature article.

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    Regulas , December 31, 2009 2:35 AM
    The bottom case looks like it could be Lian Li case, they are nice.
    $2,500 would be one killer rig.
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    mlcloud , December 31, 2009 2:36 AM
    Yes! I always love more competition to take the probability of victory away from me!

    xD. Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. New Years is just around the corner.
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    mlcloud , December 31, 2009 2:37 AM
    RegulasThe bottom case looks like it could be Lian Li case, they are nice.$2,500 would be one killer rig.


    You do realize all the specs are posted in their respective articles, right? There is no "would be a killer rig" here, it IS a killer rig (although I feel that there are some spots it could have been improved on).
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    the_krasno , December 31, 2009 2:58 AM
    You don't have to live in the US to work at Tom's (Jane being the best example), but it's a must to participate in their contests.

    Is the hassle of employing a foreign that much easier than the hassle of international shipping?

    I'm very, VERY dissapointed.
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    Kohlhagen , December 31, 2009 3:02 AM
    I would take any of those.
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    Atticah , December 31, 2009 3:03 AM
    But.........Can it play 3 games at once very high settings?
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    bertschkid , December 31, 2009 3:11 AM
    What if I don't remember if I entered the contest previously? Can I still submit without my entry being reject just in case I accidentally submit twice?

    Quite pathetic that I can't remember if I did or not.
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    shuffman37 , December 31, 2009 3:20 AM
    Winner????? Pweaseeeeeeee
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    randomizer , December 31, 2009 3:46 AM
    the_krasnoIs the hassle of employing a foreign that much easier than the hassle of international shipping?

    There is alot of red tape to go through for international contests to be technically legal. It's simpler to restrict it to the US. It's got nothing to do with shipping, as PNY ran a contest with similar restrictions and the prizes were program keys.
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    fulle , December 31, 2009 3:51 AM
    In the system builders I like seeing the effort to try new things, so that we can get a better feel on how to best spend our money in our "real" builds. With all my buddies building systems with i5 750s (3 people actually), I thought it was really interesting to see how dual 5850 and 5870s perform, considering that they're all using crossfire enabled boards and planning on buying new Radeons.

    Some strong performers this time around too. The $1300 PC had more graphic punch than December's $2500 PC! Lets hope that whomever wins these babies gives them as much "Love" and attention as I would... Lets hope gamers win, cuz, the idea of any of these machines doing just spreadsheets and email would make me sad.
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    Gin Fushicho , December 31, 2009 5:07 AM
    I would treat one of these like my child. =D
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    wilsoch , December 31, 2009 5:50 AM
    I would love one of these!
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    mtd324 , December 31, 2009 10:21 AM
    Seriously WTF!.....what is with RI residents not being eligible?!?!!
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    sunflier , December 31, 2009 11:29 AM
    Wait, are they going to fill these with candy corn?
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    jcknouse , December 31, 2009 11:35 AM
    sunflierWait, are they going to fill these with candy corn?


    Hm. Candy Corn cooled PC? Right on!

    Happy New Year everyone
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    crowheart27us , December 31, 2009 12:32 PM
    Too bad mtd324. Luckily i live just over the border from Woonsocket RI so i qualify. But at least you'll never have the stigma of being referred to as a Masshole! Good luck to all who entered. There are some nice systems there!
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    deadly4u , December 31, 2009 4:42 PM
    When are you guys EVER going to open this up to anyone else on earth?
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    theholylancer , December 31, 2009 4:46 PM
    why not canada? or anywhere else? is it because newegg don't like us canucks and still won't get a warehouse / shipping deal in?
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    ismol , December 31, 2009 4:54 PM
    Why can only US citizens participate in the contest? there are so many readers of TH outside the US. For example, I am from Spain
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    JonathanDeane , December 31, 2009 5:55 PM
    ismolWhy can only US citizens participate in the contest? there are so many readers of TH outside the US. For example, I am from Spain


    Cost of shipping would be the top reason but I also suspect it has to do with shipping PC's outside the country, when I worked at we had special procedures for shipping outside the US and it had to do not only with money but some places are not allowed to have the latest PC's (I know they already have them if they want them but its the law that companies inside the US have to follow) Dang Terrorist want to play the latest version of what ever game is out they have to import the machine from some third party company in a different country. Grey market!!!

    Any of these machines would be nice, and good luck to everyone!!!
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