Our great summer o' giveaways continues, this time with loot from the kind folks at Biostar and AMD. Biostar has volunteered three Hi-Fi A85W motherboards, while AMD has chipped in three of its A8-6600K processors. We'll be giving one of each to three lucky contestants—which, of course, means that you're three times as likely to win.
Biostar's Hi-Fi A85W motherboard will set you back $89.99 at Newegg today. It has an ATX form factor and generous expansion and connectivity, including dual PCI Express x16 slots (with a 16/4 lane arrangement), six 6Gbps SATA ports, dual USB 3.0 ports, and a set of DVI, HDMI, and VGA display outputs. Also on the menu: Biostar's Puro Hi-Fi tech, which involves special, dedicated audio power circuitry and a 100dB SNR. There's even an error code read-out on the circuit board—always a handy feature when you're putting together a new PC.
AMD's A8-6600K processor, meanwhile, retails for $119.99 at Newegg. It's basically a version of the A10-6800K flagship we reviewed earlier this month with lower clock speeds and fewer graphics shaders. The A8-6600K features four cores running at 3.9GHz (or 4.2GHz in Turbo mode), Radeon HD 8570D integrated graphics, an unlocked upper multiplier, and a 100W thermal envelope.
To enter the giveaway:
(The last three parts are completely optional, but they won't hurt. We promise.)
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.
Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.
We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and July 2, 2013 at noon CDT. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on July 3 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.
You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR, AMD, and Biostar are not responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.
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