Win a Custom-built Crysis-themed Maingear Rig from AMD!

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Win a Custom-built Crysis-themed Maingear Rig from AMD!

Maingear F131

Crysis-themed rig comes equipped with Maingear F131 case, i7-3770K, and two Radeon HD 7970s

Everybody loves tent-pole releases like Crysis 3. Not only does it mean more shooty fun in the post-apocalyptic ruins of the greatest city in the world, but in this case it also means you might win a totally sweet Crysis-themed Maingear gaming rig courtesy of AMD. This choice system is stocked with bad-ass componentry, and includes the following hardware:

Case:  Maingear F131 with VRTX Cooling Technology, black brushed aluminum and a SilenX 15dB Fan Package (2x120mm, 2x80mm) affixed with artwork from the Crysis 3 game

Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene, featuring Lucid Virtu MVP, SupremeFX III Sound, CrossFire, and SLI

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K

CPU Cooler: Maingear EPIC 120 Liquid Supercooler 

MAINGEAR Redline Overclocking Service: Intel Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking 

RAM: 8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)

GPUs: 2x AMD Radeon HD 7970 6GB Total GDDR5 in CrossFire 

SSD: 60GB Corsair Accelerator SSD Caching Drive

Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate 7,200RPM

Power Supply: 800-watt Corsair Gamer Series, 80-Plus Certified

Optical Drive: Slot-Loading 8x Dual-Layer DVD RW

LAN: On-board Gigabit Ethernet

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Note that this system does not include a monitor, keyboard or mouse. Hey, we spent all of our budget on the system itself, and had nothing left for some of the small things. Besides, you probably already have your own personal favorite peripherals so we’re sure you’ll survive.

Maingear Contest Rig

How to Enter

"Like" or already be a fan of Maximum PC on Facebook.  Then, write an email to contests@maximumpc.com with the subject "AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest" and in the body put your answer to this question – The Intel CPU architecture that will succeed Ivy Bridge goes by what name? Along with the answer, email us your complete name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, birthdate, and phone number. One prize winner with the correct answer in alignment with reporting by Maximum PC will be randomly selected by April 19, 2013. This contest is available to readers in the USA (excluding Arizona) and Canada (excluding Quebec). This giveaway has rules, so please read them on the next page.

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Blackheart-1220

ANNOUNCE THE WINNER!!!

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ronmccord

I love minimalism in life. Now my favorite Maingear sff case is the Potenza. One watercooled fan add a gtx 670 or 680 and one ssd drive.
Drop the optical and hard drive cage and you have the perfect sff case. It is the smallest footprint of any sff you can buy, which allows it to easily tuck behind a monitor or off to the side on your desk even if you have a small desk. You can take off 3 sides to see your build just by tugging on the sides. You can also buy a pelican case to carry it in, the only hard water proof case of any sff that can fit carry on!!! If you travel or need to take your comp with you this is by far the best option, I know researched them all since I live in Colombia. As far as I know Maingear is the only boutique building the Silverstone Ft-03 mini case and customizing it I also love the coolermaster Xb sff for different reasons but too big for carry on, you would need to buy a pelican custom case and check it in for travel....if you live overseas getting a gaming system is not easy IN Colombia they are talking 560ti cards and old boards etc so you have to import it all.

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Cotto

I find this build very interesting. The vertical case is something new to me. I like the Intel/AMD combo and use it myself. I have a i3/AMD 7770 and I'm happy with it. One of parts I like the most is the Asus Maximus V. This board looks to be very well designed and has a lot of great extra features.

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briansun1

so who won...

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reaplove

Enjoying. Really so powerful! Keep it up.

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Tyson_129

Hopefully this baby is coming home to my desk where I imagine a gaming computer. MY old original starcraft 1 computer is not cutting it these days lol

Thanks Maximum for a chance to win a dream rig

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Unpwnable

That's some sexy beast :)
I really hope I get this baby home! C'mon who doesn't?!

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Unpwnable

That's some sexy beast :)
I really hope I get this baby home! C'mon who doesn't?!

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ThomFrost

my other ones are outdated and just need something new.

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nadako

To see how many people actually entered this contest.

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WolvenSpectre

Thanks for the opportunity to win this as a Canadian not in Quebec. I am on the last legs of an AM2+ system and am looking to do a full system upgrade soon and this would fill that out nicely, not to mention my Folding@Home would become dramatically better.

I followed the Official Rules to a T and I am hoping I will win.

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AndroRabbit

Entered. So I had to give them a lot of info. You know what? They already HAD most of it since I've been paying them to send me a magazine for years, off an on back to the boot days. And I'm prepaid for at least another 18 months of mags. I'd sub twice if I could to support this magazine.

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jokerzinc

One of the more badass PCs ive seen around! hope I win it. If anyone wants to get a free SSD or keyboard with that head over to www.modcrash.com they are giving away a 120 corsair SSD on their forums and a corsair k60 keyboard on facebook! their main site has all the links under giveaways.

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mrcapncaveman

I entered, Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fine gaming rig!

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PCLinuxguy

WTF.. a gaming rig from AMD that runs an intel CPU with AMD GPU? I suppose if AMD offered it with their top of the line 8 core no one would sign up to win it because "it's not running a 'best in the world intel' cpu".......That'd be like Intel doing something like this but with an AMD CPU in a rig they sponser.. Yes AMD offeres GPUs too, but this seems misleading sort of ..

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Bladerunner1961

I just don't get all this griping and whining. Do you all want some cheese to go with it. Their contest, their rules any questions?
I would not mind getting a great pc for just the taxes on it.

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OllieArmageddon

Im guessing the 7970's are the 3GB editions. vRam does not stack in Crossfire or SLI, so "GPUs: 2x AMD Radeon HD 7970 6GB Total GDDR5 in CrossFire" Is crap, as the 6GB Editions of those cards are stupidly expensive and you quote "6GB Total GDDR5 in CrossFire" which to me means you think you add the GDDR5 Ram, you do not.

Each card has to have a copy of everything in the Ram as they are both working to create the same picture so use the same resources, just twice the processing power.

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limitbreaker

Also, twice the bandwidth of one card theoretically but unfortunately you're right, NOT twice the ram :'(

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SEALBoy

Is it possible to enter this contest without a Facebook account? I don't have one.

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joshnorem

Just sign up for one for the contest, then unlike us once it's over. 

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buttersoft

Another NA only giveaway. How about a decent prize solely for people NOT in North America for once? We use the Maximum PC site too, and view the ads... I understand Maingear are NA-based, but to imagine they have no potential clientbase outside NA is a bit simplistic.

Thx

EDIT: hmm, the above comes off a bit harsh. Love the site, and the work you do, and i'm a big fan of the podcast too. But i'd also love the same chance to win new tech that the NA ppl get :)

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supercourier

Judas priest, they finally got Canucks a way in...you want them to have to hire a different law office every time they need to comply with the laws of every freakin' country with a sniveler showing up in their forums? Let's be grateful AND realistic, folks!

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AdmiralAwesome

Sigh, was about to send in my email, until I read no arizona.

WHY MUST YOU HATE US SO!

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Xenite

We would let you enter, but we need to see your papers first.

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flatlinebb

I'm sure it's not the magazine hating you, but Arizona being c***s about entering contests online. Write your Congressman, not the magazine.

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Erris

Dang, gotta pay tax on that thing.
$3000 worth of PC at around 25% tax = $750. Stupid taxes.

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joshnorem

Unfortunately you do, but that's still a great price for a very nice PC. 

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scoop6274

Boy, could you all complain a little more about the opportunity to win a very nice computer? You don't like the rules for entry, don't enter.
Don't complain about it. Everything has a cost, getting put on a mailing list (if that is what they are doing) is a small price to pay. Every subscribed to a magazine... your information is already out there for someone to buy to add to another list. What a bunch of Maximum Whiners!

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jaygregz

Seems like an impossible contest to win.

The name could literally be anything. What if no one picks the right name?

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stige

google is your friend.....

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andrew.stuart

Why is this contest not open to entrants in Arizona?

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joshnorem

It's not available in Arizona due to our experience in the past with running these types of promotions. There are way too many administrative hurdles for us to jump through that are specific to Arizona. We are sorry we couldn't include the fine arizonans. 

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majorsuave

Why is this contest not open to entrants in Quebec?

Ok, I know why but I also know that companies usually comply with local laws to allow Quebec entrants.

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joshnorem

Quebec also has strict requirements for contests featuring prizes of this value, and unfortunately we don't have the resources to comply with their requirements. We are sorry :(

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Ryan5609

Why do you need so much personal information? Wouldn't my age, zip and phone# suffice? Would you like me to throw in my SS# for good measure?

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CaptainDoug

That sure is a lot of information to give out...

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besweeet

Exactly my thoughts. I'm sure they're planning on selling that information or something similar. They only need that for the WINNER, not all entrants.

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limitbreaker

Courtesy of AMD? You'd think that they'd use an AMD cpu, I doubt that this is really from them. They wouldn't promote the competition, that'd be stupid.

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AFDozerman

Yeah, as bizarre as it sounds, I would say that I'm not supprised. They are still selling IVB based SeaMicro servers as we speak.

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ChrisMorley

I work for MAINGEAR. This is definitely from AMD, I was involved in it.

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sttrumpet

If you are AMD & putting together a rig, why oh why would you not put in your own CPU?????

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limitbreaker

At most, AMD funded this and let a dumb third party be responsible for the set up, the 8350fx can easily handle a crossfire set-up, specially in all the new games with proper cpu multithreading.

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Geran

What if we don't have Facebook to like the MaximumPC page?

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Chewieshmoo

While I have a Facebook account and already liked the page I notice further down under OFFICIAL RULES it only states:

4. HOW TO ENTER: Send an email to contests@maximumpc.com with the subject “AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest” and in the body submit your answer to the question: “The Intel CPU architecture that will succeed Ivy Bridge goes by what name?” You must also include your complete name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, birthdate, and phone number in your email. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in Contest.

SO I AM GUESSING the start of the article to enter is merely suggesting the LIKE on facebook as this is not a condition under the official rules.

I would think picking a winner through all the email entries is all that is required and they would not bother to match it up through thousands of LIKES they will surely get also.

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darkslasher

takes just as much time to set up a Facebook account as it did the max pc account your using to reply with.

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Geran

Funny since I've had a MPC account for over a year, it didn't take me any time to make my account "today".

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darkslasher

Obviously I didn't mean today I was referring to 1 year and 15 weeks ago when you did, now as I signed up over 5 years ago to max PC the sign up processes might have been a wee bit different, but I can't imagine the signup from then to be any less painful then getting a Facebook account.