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The Winners of Our Asus X79 System Design Challenge

Exclusively for the Tom's Hardware Community, ASUS is giving away the just-announced, brand spankin' new X79 Motherboards in a contest that will test your skill at building the best of three categories of systems. We're going to have three rounds -- each with its very own batch of hardware prizes. Let's get started with round 1 2 3!

Round 1: The COOLEST System
WINNER: Congratulations to David Jaquith of Bradenton, FL who won with his cool build Submersingly Who Needs Real Fish?!

Round 2: The FASTEST System
WINNER: Congratulations to William Weigand of Kirtland, Ohio who won with his fast build Wish I could Buy it build.

Round 3: The ULTIMATE System
WINNER: Congratulations to Kevin Reed of Antigo, WI who won with his ultimate build Kevins 5K Killer.

Contest Closed - thanks to all those who entered!

In the third and final round, create the most ultimate system you can using the new Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard from ASUS and any ASUS graphics card, and be entered to win a Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard along with an Intel® Core™ i7-3960X socket LGA 2011 processor, a Corsair Vengeance 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit and a Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler! 


Your build must be submitted in our special forum thread to qualify, and should minimally include CPU, Sabertooth X79 Motherboard, any ASUS Graphics Card, RAM, a hard drive or SSD, Case and Power Supply. For this first round, stay within $1,500.00 (shipping not included, instant rebates allowed, combos allowed, mail-in rebates not allowed).

Head over to our dedicated forum thread to get started.

Read more about the prizes:

 

The contest opens on December 9, 2011 9:00 AM EST and closes on December 19, 2011 9:00 AM EST.

The winner will be chosen based on the appropriateness of their PC design relative to the requirements of the contest. In case of a tie, the winner will be chosen through a random drawing.

Prize (provided by ASUS, Intel and Corsair):

One (1) set of the following components: One (1) ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard, One (1) Intel Core it-3930K, One (1) Corsair 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit, and One (1) Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler

DUE TO LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, THIS CONTEST IS LIMITED TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE USA (EXCLUDING RI) AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL ONLY BE USED TO QUALIFY AND CONTACT THE WINNER.

  • Marco925
    Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North
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  • ironmb
    Incoming QQ carebears about how this is US residents only.
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  • lp231
    Any notice Sabertooth gives 2 year extra warranty, but is stripped in features when you compare to their 3 year model like PX979 Pro/Deluxe. Package accessory isn't that great either.
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  • bennaye
    Marco925Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold North
    The Land Down Under wants some love as well - www.tomshardware.au would be sweet. And the challenge to keep cool in the Australian summer is very difficult, so today's "COOLEST system" fits our needs perfectly.


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  • zer0net
    Marco925Ok that's it. We need a Tomshardware.ca and our own set of contests for the Kold NorthI second that. +1
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  • the_laughing_man
    When you say "Build the coolest system to win." do you mean the coolest visually looking system, or the coolest running system temperature wise. My impression is the former.

    Besides whoever win this competition is going to have a Hot system no matter what.
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  • ujaansona
    A tomshardware.in is also required for India & same goes for other countries. Anyway, it's a good prize for the contest winner.
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  • ughmas
    I interpreted coolest as temperature wise, too bad its so ambiguous. 1500 budget is silly when just the processor and motherboard are minimum 900$.
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  • nikorr
    Great!
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  • Marco925
    bennayeThe Land Down Under wants some love as well - www.tomshardware.au would be sweet. And the challenge to keep cool in the Australian summer is very difficult, so today's "COOLEST system" fits our needs perfectly.My system involves overclocking...FANLESS!!!! In the dead of Winter in Canada.
    Keep Cool!!!!!!! SNOWCOOLING
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