Thanks to our sponsors, we'll be giving away a bunch of hardware over the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled. For this first round, XFX has supplied one of its Pro Series 1000W PSUs. The pot has also been sweetened with an AMD FX-8350 processor. One winner will get both components.
The Pro Series 1000W is a fully modular solution with 80 Plus Platinum certification. XFX says the thing can pump out up to 996W on the 12V line, giving the PSU plenty of power for overclocked processors and multiple graphics cards. The unit should be pretty quiet, too; its fan doesn't even turn on until the load exceeds 20% or the internal temperature climbs above 25°C. Newegg charges $250 for the PSU right now.
Most of you are already familiar with the FX-8350, which is AMD's fastest Socket AM3+ processor. The CPU's Piledriver cores are clocked at 4.0GHz with a 4.2GHz Turbo peak, and the unlocked multiplier makes it easy to push beyond those speeds. At $200 online, the FX-8350 is actually cheaper than the XFX power supply.
To enter the giveaway:
- Sign up using the form below.
- Correctly answer one easy question: how much memory is on the XFX Radeon HD 7850 Black Edition? (The answer is embedded in our look at BioShock Infinite performance.)
- You might also consider "liking" us on Facebook.
- ...or following Scott on Twitter.
- ...or checking out Cyril's book.
But the last few parts are totally optional and only meant to enrich your life in small ways.
Because lawyers still roam the earth, doing as they will, we do have a few requirements for entry, which are spelled out below.
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 June 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 June 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. Neither TR nor XFX nor AMD 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.
We are no longer accepting entries to the contest.