We have a winner in our ‘get creative’ contest—actually, make that winners

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the latest contest in our summer o’ giveaways. This time, we invited readers to arrange PC parts into something anthropomorphic. We’ve gotten some really great submissions, and after much debating, we’ve finally selected our winner.

Congratulations, rookiebeotch. Your clever use of cut-up graphics-card and router parts (among other things) has earned you a PowerColor Radeon HD 7950, a Samsung P3 1TB portable external hard drive, and a Rosewill Throne gaming enclosure—all donated by Newegg. We’ll be sending a private message to your TR forums account shortly in order to arrange delivery of your prizes.

To be honest with you, though, picking a single winner out of all the fantastic submissions we received was tough. Too tough. That’s why we selected two runners-up, each one of whom will receive a consolation prize from TR’s giant stack of hardware.

The runners up are sis_of_fish and NoahC. Congratulations, folks! You’ve each won an A8-6600K processor kindly supplied by AMD. The A8-6600K retails for $119.99 at Newegg right now; it has four cores, a 3.9GHz clock speed, Radeon HD 8570D integrated graphics, and a 100W thermal envelope. The "K" in the model number means that the chip has a fully unlocked upper multiplier, as well, so you can overclock unimpeded.

Finally, honorable mention goes to njoydesign, who put together an impressive entry despite being ineligible for the contest due to residing in the UK. Good work, man!

To everyone else, thanks for participating! You’ll find all the submissions in the image gallery below. Also, once again, thanks to both Newegg and AMD for supplying our prizes and making this contest possible.

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    • dashbarron
    • 6 years ago

    Err…so I’m starring at NoahC’s and I can’t quite figure it out. Is this some sort of head?

      • Vloxalion
      • 6 years ago

      I’ll give you a hand. It appears to be modeled after a right member.

    • Prestige Worldwide
    • 6 years ago

    OMG! rookiebeotch, we have the same alarm clock! Does that make us soulmates?

      • rookiebeotch
      • 6 years ago

      No. But if you say/sing/type/write/tap-out-morse-code, ‘Sing it again, rookiebeotch!’, yes.

    • rookiebeotch
    • 6 years ago

    HD pics and storytime!
    [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89112#p1174526[/url<]

    • USAFTW
    • 6 years ago

    Nice work everyone! You put some time and thought into those!

    • shaurz
    • 6 years ago

    Don’t hug me I’m scared.

    • rookiebeotch
    • 6 years ago

    Thanks all!

    I’ll get to work on getting some decent photos. The figures wont be too much more interesting, just a lot more parts can be identified. Where should I post photos? As links in a comment in this news article? Or in a new topic in the forums?

      • Cyril
      • 6 years ago

      Why not both? 🙂

    • TaBoVilla
    • 6 years ago

    Congrats to all winners and participants, excellent job everyone =)

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    Those robots can probably star in the next Transformers movie.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 6 years ago

    I had a crappy one thrown together in hope that I’d at least make 3rd given the sloppy initial entreees, then I saw these all pop up around the same time and blew me away. Congrats to winners.

    • drfish
    • 6 years ago

    Congrats rookiebeotch! Hoping you will post some addition pictures of your bots.

    Of course I wanted my sis to win but these were worthy competitors. 😀

      • sis_of_fish
      • 6 years ago

      I second the congrats to rookiebeotch! Nice work, indeed 🙂

      Thanks, bro, for pointing me to this contest. It was a good stretch of the artistic muscles, and it’s a nice surprise to win a prize to boot 😀

        • FroBozz_Inc
        • 6 years ago

        Love the little dog! Very cool.

          • sis_of_fish
          • 6 years ago

          You can meet Zip Zip at the BBQ this weekend 😀 lol

    • njoydesign
    • 6 years ago

    Oh well.. sometimes it really sucks to be from across the pond folks

    Congratulations to rookiebeotch, that scene is awesome, very nice idea and execution.

    Loved sis-of-fish’es work. Super cute and very creative in its approach.

      • sis_of_fish
      • 6 years ago

      Aw, thank you ^^ Your entry beat the pants off mine though!

      • Spotpuff
      • 6 years ago

      Yours was the best by far, it’s unfortunate about the contest rules.

      I had a similar thing happen with Blizzard and a cookie contest.

    • PopcornMachine
    • 6 years ago

    Congrats to the winners.

    I really got hand it to NoahC. 😀

    • Star Brood
    • 6 years ago

    I bet njoydesign can sell that computer parts head to an exotic art collector for £5000 anyway, s/he will get it.

    Thanks TR for hosting this contest. Definitely brought out some great creativity. Unfortunately, I was too afraid to take apart even my computers that don’t work, but I’m glad I didn’t – these guys really put a lot of heart into it and I wasn’t about to do anything nearly that sadistic to my poor old computers :(.

      • njoydesign
      • 6 years ago

      find me one and you get 20% )))

        • Billstevens
        • 6 years ago

        You live in the bastion of Science Fiction. You have nothing to complain about 🙂

    • south side sammy
    • 6 years ago

    njoydesign……………. too bad, was the best one there.

    • JohnC
    • 6 years ago

    Grats, guys! A well-deserved wins there.

    • Captain Ned
    • 6 years ago

    Happy to see the UK design receive well-deserved recognition. Sorta reminds me of the original cover of Michael Crichton’s “The Terminal Man”.

    • Beelzebubba9
    • 6 years ago

    These are really good. Congrats to the winners!

    • Sargent Duck
    • 6 years ago

    Those submissions were all really good. I don’t envy the TR staff, picking a winner would have been near impossible.

    That being said, I’m glad TR dug into their ‘stash and created a consolidation prize. That’s class.

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