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Winners of the System Builder Marathon Sept. 2011

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Congratulations!

It's time to announce our winners of our ongoing tradition of the System Builder Marathon. For our September 2011 round, here are the lucky people:

$2000 Performance PC goes to Adam Greb from Fort Wayne, IN

$1000 Enthusiast PC goes to Samuel Cook from Vienna, VA

$500 Gaming PC goes to Michael Kim from Drexel Hill, PA

Check out our performance and value comparison of these systems too.

Congratulations to all the winners and stay tuned for our next seasonal System Builder Marathon feature and giveaway.

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    AppleBlowsDonkeyBalls , November 15, 2011 1:12 PM
    Congrats to the winners, and great job on the September $500 Gaming PC. :D 

    Speaking of which, the next $~500 SBM will probably be affected by the extremely high HDD prices, right? :( 

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    jellico , November 15, 2011 1:09 PM
    I hope you all choke and die!!! Just kidding... congratulations to all!!
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    AppleBlowsDonkeyBalls , November 15, 2011 1:12 PM
    Congrats to the winners, and great job on the September $500 Gaming PC. :D 

    Speaking of which, the next $~500 SBM will probably be affected by the extremely high HDD prices, right? :( 

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    Goldengoose , November 15, 2011 1:17 PM
    Been waiting for october's system builder! Love reading the different builds you come up with - take it you had some delays? xxx
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    euston , November 15, 2011 1:17 PM
    Congrats to Adam especially. Two GTX 580's in SLI. I bet that can play Crysis. :) 
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 15, 2011 1:35 PM
    Those EVGA cards got the best looks among all graphics cards. I'm somewhat unsure about the cooling (1 fan only?), but they definitely look sweet. Congratulations to the winners; also, I hate your US-only contests :p 
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    eklipz330 , November 15, 2011 1:48 PM
    damnit.
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    icepick314 , November 15, 2011 1:58 PM
    you misspelled my name and I live in RICHMOND, VA, not Fort Wayne, IN....
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    nikorr , November 15, 2011 2:02 PM
    Congrats!
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    NoobNeb , November 15, 2011 2:14 PM
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find a way of opening up the giveaway to more countries
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    Houndsteeth , November 15, 2011 2:17 PM
    Fort Wayne, IN...I can see that this system is going to get a whole lot of use, since there isn't a whole lot to do else wise in Fort Wayne. I spent two weeks there about 6 years ago doing some contract work for a customer who has a branch office there. I had the bulk of the work done in about 4 days, but had to be available on site to fix any lingering issues with the software (there were none). I do remember there was this strange Irish-Italian restaurant/bar that actually had a decent manicotti (hey! My wife's Italian, and no one makes manicotti like my mom-in-law).

    Gratz to you winners, by the way!
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    akopp21 , November 15, 2011 2:42 PM
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    Been waiting for october's system builder! Love reading the different builds you come up with - take it you had some delays? xxx


    The System Builder Marathon is quarterly, not monthly.
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    Goldengoose , November 15, 2011 3:17 PM
    akopp21The System Builder Marathon is quarterly, not monthly.

    So it is. Thanks!
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    Th_Redman , November 15, 2011 5:17 PM
    Please find a way to include us loyal Canadian readers of your excellent site. PLEASE, I beg you....
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    dxwarlock , November 15, 2011 5:43 PM
    I've been entering these for years everytime one comes up..
    One day I will win....one day

    so Congrats!
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    scook9 , November 15, 2011 5:47 PM
    I was really excited when I got the email saying that I had won the SBM. The $2k would have been amazing but the 41k is still a nice build.

    Now I just have to get home from this 6 week work training to play with it.

    Thanks Tom's!
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    scook9 , November 15, 2011 5:47 PM
    $1k....srry bout the typo!
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    adamfortwayne , November 15, 2011 5:49 PM
    HoundsteethFort Wayne, IN...I can see that this system is going to get a whole lot of use, since there isn't a whole lot to do else wise in Fort Wayne. I spent two weeks there about 6 years ago doing some contract work for a customer who has a branch office there. I had the bulk of the work done in about 4 days, but had to be available on site to fix any lingering issues with the software (there were none). I do remember there was this strange Irish-Italian restaurant/bar that actually had a decent manicotti (hey! My wife's Italian, and no one makes manicotti like my mom-in-law).Gratz to you winners, by the way!



    Hmm sounds like Flanagan's to me ;) 
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    griffed88 , November 16, 2011 1:14 AM
    I saw IN and my heart skipped a beat lol
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    ChiefTexas_82 , November 16, 2011 4:47 AM
    I feel somewhat sorry for Adam Greb. I have that board, and I can't imagine connecting those darn side sata ports with two GTX 580's leaning over them. Trying to plug sata wires into them are hard enough without obstructions.
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    secretxax , November 17, 2011 1:29 PM
    These contests suck. For all we know, "Tom" makes up all these names just so people could visit his site, which in turn would create more revenue for advertising... LOL