We're thanks-giving away an MSI X79 mobo and GTX 580 video card

'Tis the season of giving. In that spirit, we're following up our Anomaly: Warzone Earth giveaway with another, even grander contest. This time, three lucky TR readers will get some state-of-the-art hardware loot kindly donated by MSI. The bounty, which shall be split up between the winners, includes:

  • One MSI Z68A-GD65 motherboard (with PCI Express 3.0 and a five-year warranty) worth $190.

Our first-prize winner will get first dibs on the motherboard and graphics card of his choice. The second-place winner will get to choose one motherboard or graphics card from the remaining loot, and the bronze medalist will get the component that remains.

How does one enter for a chance to win? Simple. Carefully read the rules and regulations below, then fill out the form as instructed with your answers to our qualifying questions and your contact details. (As always, your personal information will be kept confidential.)

We'd like to give our warm thanks to the folks at MSI for making this giveaway possible.

Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.

To enter, fill out the form below, correctly answering three easy questions. We clearly reveal the answer to these questions in our X79 motherboard roundup.

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 (on November 23) and December 7 at noon CST. 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 e-mail on December 8. The winner must claim his prize by the end of the day on December 12, 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 (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor MSI is 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.

The questions and entry form
Please consider these three easy qualifying questions...

  1. How many memory channels does Intel's Sandy Bridge-E CPU have?
  2. How many 6Gbps Serial ATA ports does the X79 Express chipset have?
  3. What is the name of the CPU socket on X79 motherboards?

...and fill out the form below with your answers and contact details:

Update: The contest has now closed. Thanks to all who participated.

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