Upgrade Tales

Alex Castle

Do you have a tale of an upgrade that changed your computing life? How about one that went totally, horribly wrong? In celebration of our recent low-cost upgrades cover feature (and the minting of our very first batch of MaxPC coinage), we're hosting a contest. Send a story about your best or worst PC upgrade to comments@maximumpc.com, and if your reply makes our top 50, we'll send you one of our heavy-duty Maximum PC tech coins.

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us your caption in the body of an email to comments@maximumpc.com  with the subject line “Upgrade Tales” Deadline for entry: July 30, 2010.

MaximumPC "Upgrade Tales" Contest rules: The judges will be Maximum PC editors and will base their decision on 33 percent entertainment value, 33 percent tech-savviness, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than July 30, 2010. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Maximum PC Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

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