After two weeks and dozens of submissions, we have a winner in our competition to take home Scott's Skylake Damagebox. We asked The Tech Report's readers to create humorous comics related to PC hardware and the world of technology, and we got some amazing submissions from our community. You can see them all in the contest entry thread on the TR forums.
What was at stake? A PC built with a Core i7-6700K, 16GB of HyperX DDR4 memory, an Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero Z170 mobo, dual Asus Strix GTX 980s in SLI, dual HyperX 240GB SSDs, dual WD 6TB hard drives, and a Cooler Master V1200 Platinum PSU, all wrapped up inside CM's MasterCase 5.
Cooler Master also kicked in one of its QuickFire XTi keyboards with Cherry MX Green switches, plus one of its Xornet II mice. Kingston HyperX made sure that the winner will enjoy high-quality sound from the Skylake Damagebox, thanks to its Cloud II USB headset. Total value? North of three grand.
Be sure to follow our contest sponsors—Asus, Cooler Master, HyperX, and Western Digital—on Facebook and Twitter to catch their latest product launches and news. Our thanks once again to these sponsors for making the Skylake Damagebox—and this giveaway—possible.
After TR's editors and contributors winnowed the submissions down to our favorites, a winner quickly emerged. Our congratulations to APenguinNamedDire for creating the winning entry. You'll be receiving a PM from Adam "Inkling" Eiberger on our forums soon with details of how to claim your prize. Please respond within 72 hours, or you'll forfeit the Skylake Damagebox to another potential winner.
Some of the contenders were so good that we have to mention them here. Honorable mentions go to sis_of_fish, whose art skills had us in awe. Peldor's take on operating system updates put us all in stitches. Duct Tape Dude made an adorable depiction of the relationship between cats and computers, and quaz0r gets brownie points for his clever use of TR in-jokes (and the staff's faces) in his entry.
These are just some of the great submissions we got for the contest. Thanks again to everybody who took the time to enter. Enjoy the Skylake Damagebox, APenguinNamedDire!
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