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Vote In Our Skylake System Builder Sweepstakes! (Updated)

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.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing writer for Tom's Hardware. Follow him on Twitter. Follow Tom's Hardware on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • bradautry
    Sorry if I missed it somewhere - but curious when the winners would be notified/announced.

    Thanks0
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  • Jeanne_2
    Me too! I know you need to tally the results of the build picks, but I have a build pending with the hope of winning this! LOL
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  • quasimod
    It's Oct 29th, 4 days after the contest ended. That's officially more than "a few days". Who won?
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  • Sparktown
    +1 for wanting to know the contest winners. It's almost been 2 weeks now. I'm also delaying a build on the off-chance I win. I appreciate Tom's doing these contests, but I think everyone wants to know what is going on.

    Did you already post the winners somewhere? Did you just email the winners and not let anyone else know? If not, when do you expect to announce the winners? Please let as know what's going on.
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  • rfjohnso
    I would like to know where the winners are posted as well. Any word?
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  • pinkertin
    To anyone still looking for the winners of the build picks:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/skylake-system-builder-sweepstakes-builderwinners,30518.html?5649f053243e2=reload

    As of 11/10/15 they have yet to post winners of the sweepstakes
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  • pinkertin
    To anyone still looking for the winners of the build picks:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/skylake-system-builder-sweepstakes-builderwinners,30518.html?5649f053243e2=reload

    As of 11/10/15 they have yet to post winners of the sweepstakes
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  • Sparktown
    16958208 said:
    To anyone still looking for the winners of the build picks:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/skylake-system-builder-sweepstakes-builderwinners,30518.html?5649f053243e2=reload

    As of 11/10/15 they have yet to post winners of the sweepstakes

    Yeah, it's really weird. I don't want to complain too much about possibly getting free stuff, but its been awhile since the contest closed. I think everyone would appreciate more communication from Tom's. Some people (such as myself) may be holding off on buying parts on the off-chance they win.
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  • irax
    So... to run the hard drive on that motherboard what adapter would you use ?
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