Win a Core i7 Gaming Rig from Ballistic Gaming PC!

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Draith

I love ballistic. My friend has one and I've played on it before. Really wish I had a good PC to play on :)

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fatterdaysaint

Oh, the fun to be had!

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snulfers

sweet contest!

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DianeG

Great for the gamer in our family!

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Poxx

6. DRAWING: Winners will be selected by random drawing from all valid eligible entries received. Drawing will be held on or about December 7th, 2009. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsors, whose decisions on all matters related to the Contest shall be final and binding and within their sole discretion. Canadian entrants selected in any drawing will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by mail or by telephone. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules; any entry drawn or any potential winner identified thereby found at any time to fail to comply with these official rules will be held invalid and ineligible for award.

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teehee

computer me please

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aviendha

I really do need a new computer, so this would be great to win.

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AJN

I would love to have this system, thank you!!!!

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kima86

Fantastic giveaway!  What a way to kick off the Christmas shopping season.

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orphanedious

Great Contest!!! Great gift to give my sons. Nothing pleases me more than when thet are happy.

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cgonzalezjr

It would be nice to win this pc. Anything is better than the junk I have now.

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aben2

-Technology...  will kill us one day.....

*Prays that I win* yes really great specs and its true about the economy and how hard it is to afford good fun with new higher end games.

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shontele c  cook

awwwesome leave it to maximumpc to offer this

 

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lop0150

This is awesome. To all you who say change this change that shut up its free, if you want to whine and complain go do it to some one who cares. :)

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Boyo

Some Dream Machine this is. I just built a better Rig than theirs, and for less money. It's got way more muscle too. No need for that GTX 295 if your only going with 1333 RAM. Down grade that GTX and get better and more RAM, and toss out that monitor too...

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kramer1007

I want to win!

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bkocherhans

I would love a good gaming machine......been awhile since I could afford one.

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nako808

Sick PC.

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mcrosson

Would be very helpful to win

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Jakemaster64

Edit: Woops lag and double posted

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Jakemaster64

o.o would not mind winning this... what i got at the moment is a piece of crap =]

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mattd390

Awesome pc!

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maximusthegeneral

Seems like a very nice rig. Sure hope it serves the person it goes to well. :)

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Mur6950

 This Is A Wonderful Contest

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jeff29414

This machine would save me building my own - with a new baby that's money well not spent - lol.

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lancethepants

Sweet rig, here's hoping :)

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festiva_man

Just to say this...I love you guys!  Keep up the good work with your website/podcast/mag.  Gimme this btw lol!

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Quakindude

Man I wish this thing was gonna be sitting in my house Folding for team 11108 this January. Nice specs for sure. 

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snapple00

Seems like the custom PC companies keep getting better and better. Sweet!

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jutell

how about with a radeon?

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Jbaclawski

PC me.

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kmac12

I am in desperate need of a new gaming computer! And that one is nice!

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nadako

to bad the chances of winning will be like 1 out of 50,000 people.

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cj100570

That's gonna look real nice in my computer room.

 

 

"Semper Paratus"

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malebolgia

This rig would rock for L4D 2 fraggin, and let's not forget Modern Warfare 2 with the graphic pumped up to max!

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nekollx

 Here's hoping i win so i can replace the giant paperweight that is our current dead system, (i only keep it cause our modem need a "home" computer to be pluged into, even a dead one...but for how long)

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FoamysKing

awesome system

i can haz?

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Strongbad536

a 295 may be last gen but it would still spank my 4850. hope i win.

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HockeytownWax

Just built a rig for a buddy of mine ... same CPU and MoBo but went with Win7 Ultimate 64 bit ... 6GB OCZ 1600 RAM, a 1TB WD Black drive, and a 22x DVD burner. He already had a monitor and the vid card and case we got cost less but with local sales tax it only cost him $925.00.  Where these guys come up with an extra 2 grand for time to build and 3 year warranty is beyond me.  I've been building boxes for customers for 10 years now and have never charged more than 20% above my cost.  Maybe thats why I'm not Bill Gates rich ?? LOL

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ballisticgamingpc

That's one deal.

Our selling price of this system is going to be around $1,616.00, NewEgg came out to $1,610.80 for the parts themselves (including the Scout chassis, and the Asetek cooler not listed at the moment as a part of the speciications).

Cheers,
Ballistic's Sales Team

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xchrissypoox

"Ballistic Gaming PC -- Value $2,920.00

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz
  • EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI
  • 3GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1.792GB
  • 750W Dual-SLI compatible Power Supply
  • 500GB Western Digital Hard Drive (7200RPM, 16MB cache)
  • 20X DVDR Optical Drive
  • 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warrant"

Total cost on newegg ~$1,500 which means the "value" is mostly the warranty which if you have to pay the cost of two systems is worthless, and while I enjoy winning stuff that isn't a very good way for Ballistic Gaming PC to get its name out since most people on here would know that system isn't worth $3,000 which means they are probably going to be selling systems for way more then they're worth like dell (and others do), I may enter the contest but I would never recommend someone claiming a value of double the actual value of what they're selling.

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norman

Ballistic actually contacted us to clarify the price -- the system alone is actually being sold for $1,616 (priced competitively with your $1500 newegg estimate), and the total prize is valued at $2,165, which includes the Nvidia 3D vision bundle. 

From what I understand, the 3-year warranty is standard on all ballistic systems, so it's not there just to artifically bump up the value. Sorry about the confusion. 

-- Norm

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ballisticgamingpc

My appolgies, I was reviewing the spec sheet posted above and didn't see the 'Asetek cooling system' and the 'Scout chassis' mentioned in the specs. With adding those two, the final selling price will be very close to $1,616.

I had a chance to goto NewEgg and spec it out for fun, and it comes out to $1,610.80 in their shopping cart. I tried to upload a screenshot, but it isn't possible here.

Cheers!

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xchrissypoox

Now they're much more appealing. I withdraw my criticism.

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ballisticgamingpc

@xchrissypoox,

There's a mistake on the actual selling price of this PC. We've sent a notice to the editorial staff to have it corrected.

The actual selling price of this unit on Ballistic Gaming PC's website will be around: $1,459 =]

Yes, that includes a 3 year warranty and life-time in-house customer support. We're changing the custom gaming pc business.

Low prices + Quality + Service = Ballistic Gaming PC 

Sincerely,
Ballistic's Sales Staff

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WFUJay

Wow, now that's alert customer service right there...

Great job on the speedy response Ballistic and welcome to the Custom PC market.  If you're this responsive for the tenure of your business future, you guys should do very well.

Good luck.

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Havok

 This is a LTDI rig. Let Them Do It. You probably priced out the parts, but neglected to factor in  shipping, handling and spending time building the rig. After all, time is money. I also hope that you didn't factor in rebates when checking on prices, cause that would be lame. But I do admit, throwing the 3 year Platinum Warranty in the mix is a little cheap, kinda shady too.

Yes, yes, my time is money too and I admit I didn't double-check your calculations.

 

 

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xchrissypoox

I did factor in labor, time, etc. But the price has been changed to just below the price I said so all is well (the parts I made the mock up with were very nice expensive parts so it isn't suprising that it came in under the price I specified).

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blink18591

Wow kick ass spec list!

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