Now that Intel's Core i5 and Core i7-800 processors are out, many enthusiasts are surely preparing to spring for an upgrade. One lucky TR reader won't have to, though. With help from Intel and iBuypower, we're giving away one high-end Core i7-870 gaming rig—an iBuypower Gamer Paladin build worth around $2,200, to be precise.
Intel tells us this system should come outfitted with the following hardware:
- Case: Chimera Inferno
- CPU: Intel Core i7-870
- CPU cooler: Asetek liquid cooler
- Motherboard: Asus P7P55D LE
- Memory: 4GB DDR3-1600
- Video card: GeForce GTX 285
- Storage: 80GB Intel X25-M SSD, 1TB mechanical hard drive
- Optical: LG Blu-ray reader
- PSU: NZXT Performance Power PP800 800W
- Media: 12-in-1 card reader
- Operating system: Vista Home Premium x64
- Keyboard and mouse: iBuypower keyboard and mouse
How do you enter for a chance to win? Simply read the rules and regulations below, then fill out the form with your answers to our three questions and your contact information. If you haven't read Scott's Lynnfield review and Geoff's P55 Express review, you should probably do that now. The answers to the three qualifying questions lie within.
But first, here's a message from one of the contest sponsors, Intel:
Intel is excited about our new Lynnfield line of processors—Core i5 and Core i7. To show how excited we are we are giving away several CyberPower and iBuypower systems to the readers of the tech reviewers who put the products through their paces! "Core i for the mainstream guy (and gal) is what we affectionately call it, bringing the Nehalem architecture to mainstream PC pricepoints. Our awesome etail partners below helped make this happen, hit them up when you go shopping for a system. And special thanks to CyberPower and iBuypower for delivering the goods yet again.
We'd like to give kudos to Intel, iBuypower, and Asus for their sponsorship and help in making this giveaway possible.
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. By submitting an entry you are agreeing to these terms.
Fill out the form below, correctly answering three easy questions. We reveal the answers to these questions in our reviews of Intel's new Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 processors and Intel's P55 Express chipset.
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 September 14, 2009 and September 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM CDT. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site and will also be notified via the e-mail address from his entry on September 22, 2009. The winner must claim his prize by September 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM CDT, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.
You must include your full name 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. No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor any of the sponsors are responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as RSI, 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.
Read our Lynnfield and P55 reviews for the answers to the questions below:
- Question 1: What is the TDP (in watts) of Intel's Core i7-860?
- Question 2: What is the "uncore" speed of the Core i5-750?
- Question 3: What does the acronym PCH stand for?
You can enter for a chance to win by filling in the following form:
Update 09/21: The deadline for the contest has passed, so we're no longer accepting further entries.
Update 09/22: We have a winner. See our announcement for details.