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Winners of the Upgrading and Repairing PCs Book

We love our computers, and we know you love yours too. That's why you should learn more about how your rig today came to be. It wasn't always about fancy silicon and Crysis, you know.

During the summer, we presented the first four chapters of from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition. We also held a contest where we gave away copies of the latest edition to 10 of our readers.

Today we're proud to announce these winners. In no particular order, they are:

  • Raymond Yang from Brooklyn, NY
  • Justin Padinske from Mohrsville, PA
  • Josh Beutler from Hyrum, UT
  • Benjamin Hutton from Houghton, MI
  • Darrall Bastian from Tualatin, OR
  • Paul Dodd from East Peoria, IL
  • John Knouse from Lawton, OK
  • David Pendleton from Auburn, WA
  • Claude Alvarez from Naperville, IL
  • David Szuter from Lakewood, OH
     

Congratulations to all and happy reading!

(Computer repair image from Shutterstock)

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.
  • tipmen
    I wish that girl was a prize :) anyways congrats guys on winning.
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  • Pyree
    Penny, Penny, Penny.

    That girl looks like Penny from the Big Bang theory.
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  • AbdullahG
    tipmenI wish that girl was a prize anyways congrats guys on winning.Pedophilia much? She looks like a kid from middle school.

    Congratz to the winners. I'm sure they will make use of the knowledge and information that is to learn from the book.
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  • lp231
    The HSF she's holding is from the Pentium !!! days, socket 370. I remember that time when I saw the HSF and thought that thing was humongous compared to the HSF used for socket 7. Comparing to the current HSF for Sandy Bridge, that one is quite puny, but it sure wasn't during its days. :D
    And Congrats to the winners!
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  • landerx74
    She looks cute! And not like a kid from middle school!
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  • applefairyboy
    That computer still has a joystick port... hehehe.
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  • wiinippongamer
    AbdullahGPedophilia much? She looks like a kid from middle school.Congratz to the winners. I'm sure they will make use of the knowledge and information that is to learn from the book.
    Nah, she looks 18-20.
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  • AbdullahG
    wiinippongamerNah, she looks 18-20.I don't see girls 18 to 20 years of age wearing overalls, eating candy, and being very thin, or at least not in the city...
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  • wildkitten
    lp231The HSF she's holding is from the Pentium !!! days, socket 370. I remember that time when I saw the HSF and thought that thing was humongous compared to the HSF used for socket 7. Comparing to the current HSF for Sandy Bridge, that one is quite puny, but it sure wasn't during its days. And Congrats to the winners!applefairyboyThat computer still has a joystick port... hehehe.
    If you look at the motherboard, it looks like 3 PCI and one ISA slot. Tells me this picture is very old.
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  • archer0911
    is it sad that the first thing i noticed was the ISA slot on the mobo in front of the girl? hopefully the book covers newer tech that shown in that pic. gratz to everyone :)
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