Winners of the System Builder Marathon Sept. 2011

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.

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.
  • jellico
    I hope you all choke and die!!! Just kidding... congratulations to all!!
  • AppleBlowsDonkeyBalls
    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? :(

  • Goldengoose
    Been waiting for october's system builder! Love reading the different builds you come up with - take it you had some delays? xxx
  • euston
    Congrats to Adam especially. Two GTX 580's in SLI. I bet that can play Crysis. :)
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    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
  • eklipz330
  • icepick314
    you misspelled my name and I live in RICHMOND, VA, not Fort Wayne, IN....
  • nikorr
  • NoobNeb
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find a way of opening up the giveaway to more countries
  • Houndsteeth
    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!