Who doesn't like it when we give away boatloads of free swag? Intel's Skylake launch left us longing for PCIe-based storage. So, when the company offered us the chance to give away 10 Core i7-6700Ks and 10 of its 750-series PCIe drives, we decided to revisit our System Builder Sweepstakes, which recognizes the enthusiast-oriented integrators out there with fast, good-looking, innovative configurations.
Of course, this time around we're focusing on Intel's unlocked K-series processors based on the Skylake architecture and its accompanying Z170 chipset.
Take a look at the 11 different systems from the top boutique shops and vote for your three favorites. The winners of our competition will receive Tom's Hardware Reader's Choice awards. And as a thank-you for your feedback, we'll enter you in a drawing to win one of 10 prize packages that includes the flagship Core i7-6700K, an MSI Z170A GAMING M5 motherboard, a 16 GB kit of G.Skill's new F4-3000C15D-16GTZB DDR4 memory and a 400 GB Intel 750-series PCIe NVMe SSD. Big props to Intel, MSI and G.Skill for hooking us up with a treasure trove of giveaways.
The contest starts October 11, 2015 at midnight PT and ends on October 25, 2015 at midnight PT. Once it's all over, give us a few days to tally the votes and reach out to our winners. Shortly thereafter, we'll follow up with another news piece announcing the top three PCs, along with a list of the lucky Tom's Hardware readers. The contest is open to US residents only, sorry Europe (and everywhere else).
The power to recognize real innovation is in your hands. If you're lucky, you may end up scoring yourself a sweet new Skylake-based platform in the process. Best of luck to all!
Update, 10/12/2015, 9:20am PT: A change was made to include regional eligibility for the contest.