So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In a sudden flash of clarity, you realized you're going to need an enormous power supply to bring all those parts to life. There's just one problem: yesterday's order of Cheetos maxed out your credit card, and now you're stuck with a powerless computer. Thanks to our buddies at Corsair, we have the solution. The Tech Report and Corsair are teaming up to give away a limited-edition, individually-numbered Corsair RM1000i power supply clad in an exclusive white finish.
Just look at that sexy beast. Corsair is releasing this particular edition of the RM1000i to celebrate 10 years of making quality power supplies and the 10 million units it's sold to date. Aside from its 1000W output, this unit offers eight PCIe connectors, a whopping 83.3A on the all-important 12V rail, 80 Plus Gold certification, and semi-silent operation. As an "i"-series Corsair component, the RM1000i can also plug into an open USB header on a motherboard for monitoring and control purposes through Corsair's Link software. You'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer PSU anywhere.
Corsair is making just 100 of these units, and not all of them will be available to builders. If you want to try your hand at getting one, Corsair has some in stock right now on its store for $199.99, but it's likely they'll sell out fast. Perhaps you'd have more luck entering our contest—here's how to do it.
To win this power supply, you'll have to write up a listicle that gives us 10 short reasons why you think you deserve this RM1000i, and post it in this forum thread here. Please note that entries posted in the comments section below will not be counted. Your work should tickle the TR staff's funny bone and be at least partially related to power supplies. Most anything goes—just try to keep it decent enough for publication.
We'll accept entries up through the end of the day Tuesday, December 6 (that's 11:59 PM CT). We'll then read the lists on the wall, decide which one is the funniest of them all, and proceed to announce the lucky winner next Wednesday. You'll need to create a forums account if you haven't got one already.
Rules and regulations
This contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec).
Only one entry per person, household, or e-mail address will be considered. 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 entries between the time this post goes up and the end of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (up to 11:59 PM CT). We'll then choose our winner from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, and they'll also be notified with a PM in the TR forums. The winner must claim their prize within 72 hours, or they will forfeit it, and we will select a new winner.
Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share their address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR also reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way, or for any other reason, without explanation.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR and Corsair are not 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 the comments thread on this article. Happy hunting!