Our haiku contest was a resounding success, with a whopping 366 entries in all. Because of the sheer volume of submissions, we took a little longer than expected to read through all of them, but we've now chosen our two winners.
Our gold medalist is StuG, whose poetic entry earned him our grand prize:
A young moon grows bright
Just one more defiant click
The sun's rays emerge
Congrats, StuG. You've won a Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H Black Edition mobo and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti Black Edition; a black iVector case, Revolution X't Gold 530W PSU, and Liqtech liquid cooler from Enermax; and a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD.
Our runner-up is chuckula, who's won a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for this amusing haiku:
Fans once spun with strength
Now cores wither in the heat
Guys, you should both have a private message from Adam "Inkling" Eiberger, TR's business guy, in your forums inbox. Please reply to that message within 72 hours to claim your prize.
We don't have any other prizes to give, but we did like some of the other entries in the thread. In lieu of free hardware, we figured we'd at least give them five minutes of fame. Here they are in alphabetical order:
An old, small diskette
All my childhood memories...
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Building a PC,
I derive much joy from it.
Ow! I cut my hand!
How did you install
Eleven spyware programs
In just ten minutes?
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01010111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100011 01101000 01100001 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101110
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Good job, folks—and thanks to everyone else for participating. Thanks also to Gigabyte, Enermax, and Samsung for donating our prizes and making this giveaway possible!
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