Winner of Ballistics PC Core i7 System Giveaway

Last month, we ran a contest where we were giving away a brand new Core i7-based gaming PC, thanks to new boutique builder startup Ballistic Gaming PC.

We've finally selected our winner: congratulations to Andy Bender of Strasburg, Colorado!

Lucky Andy gets to take home the following configured system:

  • Chassis Model: Cooler Master CM Storm Scout
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
  • Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
  • System Memory: 3GB DDR3 1333MHz Corsair Dominator DHX
  • Power Supply: 750W Ballistic Certified (Dual SLI Compatible)
  • Hard Drive 1: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
  • Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
  • High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
  • Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 1.792GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
  • Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
  • [Classified] Cooling: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (120mm Radiator)
  • Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
  • Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
  • [Classified] Overclock: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
  • [Classified] GPU Overclock: Yes, Overclock the video card(s)
  • CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
  • Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
  • Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
  • Restore Kit: Ballistic Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
  • Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

It's the season of sharing and giving, so stay tuned to Tom's Hardware for more system giveaway contests!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • kyeana
    Congratulations! :)
  • it only has 3gb of memory?
  • CoryInJapan
    sdsendohit only has 3gb of memory?Yea but think of how much he is saving by ALLL the stuff he is getting...He can easilly add another 2-4 gigs for 50 bucks.

  • jerreece
    Congrats & Merry Christmas for sure!!! Awesome rig for free. :) Though I'd suggest putting more RAM in it. hehe
  • festerovic
    jealousy...;) congrats Lucky Andy
  • sliem
    Lucky basterd, congrats.
    3GB is enough but 4-6 would be better. Not too expensive to upgrade anyway.
  • damien12g
    anyone done biz with ballistic? good, bad, indifferent?
  • oneeighteen
    wow i bet andy doesn't even need this pc i bet he has a better one
    they should have given it to some one that really needs it :(

  • unlicensedhitman
    It's a new start up company located
  • unlicensedhitman
    It;s a new start up company located in San Jose, CA. There website looks similar to Digitalstorm.