No trip to the Tom's Hardware office would be complete without some free stuff! We had some great Tom's swag, as well as gear from Creative, Buffalo, Gigabyte, Nikon, SanDisk, and Zalman.
Before The Drawing
The prizes were given away randomly, to be fair. While all the prizes were a pleasure to give away, the Zalman water cooling kit was probably the most coveted item. Each reader was also given a Dragon Age: Origins activation key to be used with the EA Download Manager. Along with the game, you also get the full soundtrack and too many desktop backgrounds to count.
After The Drawing...
After a random drawing, the loot was split amongst them...
Kyle, who was thinking about using a water-cooling system on his home gaming rig anyways, was ecstatic about the Zalman system he received. Put it to good use, dude!
Chris walked away with a digital camera from Nikon and an SD card from SanDisk. Here's hoping that we inspired the shutter-bug within!
Lucas won a Socket AM2+ motherboard from Gigabyte. The hammer on the right is the coveted Tom's Hardware multi-tool with built-in screwdrivers. Legend says these go for hundreds of dollars on eBay (Ed.: a valiant attempt at boosting the market price of the box of hammers in the office, Devin).
The more storage, the better, is my motto. Anthony seemed to agree when we gave him a 500GB external hard drive from Buffalo.
Last but not least, Eddie came away from the event with some I-Trigue 3330 speakers from Creative. By the look of it, someone else at the event was pretty jealous...
It was an exciting Saturday at the Tom's Hardware offices. Junk food was eaten, games were played, jaws were dropped (and put back into place), and prizes were won.
We want to send out a huge "thank you" to AMD and EA for providing the hardware and software, as well as our other sponsors, who provided the prizes. Also, thanks to Kyle, Eddie, Anthony, Chris, and Lucas for coming in and making the video shoot a blast. Until next time!