In our March issue’s cover story, we threw out a challenge: Send us your favorite application tips, and we’d grant the five best submissions Maximum PC coins. We got so many tips it’s taken us some time to go through them all. And so many of them were interesting, we decided to up the number of winners from 5 to 10. Hey, that’s a nice problem to have right.
Hit the jump for the winners, in all their glory. Congrats, everyone.
We need your help, Maximum PC faithful. We're putting together a list of websites that everybody needs to see at least once, and we want your submissions. But we hate to ask for something for nothing, so, with the help of our friends over at Warner Home Video, we've got 20 copies of The Losers on DVD and Blu-ray to give away to people who help us out.
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So how do you win? Easy! Just hit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/maximumpc, and leave a comment with your choice for a site that everyone should visit, and a one-sentence explanation of why. The 20 entries that we like best will receive a copy of the movie, (either DVD Blu-ray, given out first come first serve). We'll judge the entries in terms of creativity (have we seen the site before?) and quality. Anyone who contributes a site that makes it into our final list will automatically win a disc. And Facebook haters, relax--we'll have more contests and giveaways soon, both here on the homepage, and on Twitter.
We're going to pick the winners next Monday (7/19/10), so you've got a few days to enter. Hit the jump for full contest rules.
It’s a pretty good question, and we really don’t have a ton of ideas. There might not be a lot of real world use cases for a 48-core setup, but maybe you could come up with a few if the price was right. Like for instance, if AMD would give you those 48 cores if you came up with a good one. Well, that’s just what they’re doing.
AMD wants people to submit essays, videos, or blog posts explaining how they’d use a monster 48 core server to “make the world a better, more interesting place”. The contest is seemingly meant to promote the upcoming Magny-Cours based Opteron CPUs AMD will be releasing this quarter. If you can come up with the best idea, AMD will provide you with four new AMD Opteron 6174 12-core CPUs, a TYAN S8812 motherboard, and a copy of Windows Server 2008.
So what'll it be? Super powered Folding@home box to cure cancer? Rendering farm for underprivileged, inner-city video producers? Check out the full rules here before you formulate any plans. Anyone planning on submitting an entry? Drop us a line if you win…
The happy keeps on coming! We've teamed up with Ballistic Gaming PC, a new boutique PC builder, to give away a sweet Core i7 gaming PC. The people behind Ballistic have actually been building high-performance rigs for over 10 years, working behind the scenes as a contract manufacturer. But now they're bringing their expertise to the consumer market, promising low costs without cutting any corners. This prize rig is powered by a Core i7 920 processor and Nvidia GTX 295 GPU, and will come with a 3 year parts & labor warranty. We're accepting entries for the contest today, and it'll run for two weeks, ending on December 7th. Ballistic Gaming PC officially opens its doors to consumers this Wednesday, so be sure to check out their website.
Read on to get more details about the system and the official contest rules!
You read that right. HP has generously donated one of their slick new ENVY 13 notebooks for us to give away. Announced two months ago, the ENVY 13 is a powerful workhorse packed into a stunning chassis, with the specs to prove it. The model we're giving away is equipped with a 2.13 Core 2 Duo, 5GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a 250GB HD, and sports a beautiful 13.1" LED screen (1600x900 resolution). From our hands-on time with the notebook, we were definitely impressed by its radiant display, which put a comparably-sized Macbook Air to shame. And yes, it comes with Windows 7. The contest starts today (Nov 10th) and runs for two weeks, The contest ends tomorrow, you'll have to hit the jump to find out how to enter.
Read on to get more details about the ENVY 13 and official contest rules!
Need a new portable media player? We're giving away a Zune HD 16GB (Black), courtesy of Nvidia. This kick-ass video and music player is powered by Nvidia's Tegra APX 2600 system-on-a-chip, a sports a vibrant 3.3" OLED screen. This Zune also comes with a custom engraving on the back. But enough of the technical babble. We're going to make it super easy for you to enter the contest, so hit the jump to get the full scoop on getting your name in the random drawing. In fact, you may already be entered!
The contest ends tonight, so read on for the full rules!