Candy Corngrats to Our Corsair Case Contestants

Just before Halloween, we held a contest for you guys to guess how many candy corn pieces were inside this Corsair 800D case.

Today we're pleased to announce the winners. While nobody guessed the exact number, the closest entry came within 62 candy corns of the real total.

Before we reveal the winners and their guesses, let's take a look at cased filled with candy corn craziness.


The total number of candy corn pieces in this case is 50,712. See the filling of the case at YouTube.

Our grand prize winner is Michael Chinander of Chicago, IL and he guessed 50,650, and gets to take home a Corsair combo of Obsidian Series 800D Case, HX850 Power Supply, Hydro Series H50 Cooler, and 128 GB Extreme Series SSD.

We also have 32 GB Voyager flash drives to give to our three runners up who came next closest with their guesses:

- Justin Langness of Long Beach, CA guessed 50,598 (114 away)

- Erin Cleary of Portland, OR guessed 50,840 (128 away)

- Timothy Finnegan of Tucson, AZ guessed 51,000 (288 away)

Corngratulations to all of our winners and thanks for entering to all those who participated!

We've reached out to our winners to see if they'll share their stories of how they arrived at the numbers that they did. Stay tuned!

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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.
  • liquidblue
    Can I get the candy corn? Yummm....
  • gwolfman
    Wow, intense competition. So close too, who would've known.
  • ssalim
    I don't remember the number I guessed...
  • icepick314
    so who gets the candy corn?
  • sunflier
  • cloudberry
    Nice alliteration.
  • gsacks
    I guessed somewhere in the 60k range.
  • IzzyCraft
    Man i was off by 10k lol the candy corn must be fun to remove
  • lifelesspoet
    Am I the only one that thinks candy corn is gross?
  • Gin Fushicho
    I was 10k away. *facepalm* 61,532.