We have a winner in our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i giveaway

Well, time's up. We're giving away Corsair's gorgeous limited-edition RM1000i PSU in white, in exchange for the 10 best and funniest reasons why the winner should get it. We had well over a hundred entries, but alas, there's but one power supply to offer. And the winner is… our forum old-timer "deruberhanyok," whose username is either an onomatopoeia for a sneeze or some sort of insult in a foreign language. Here are his or her 10 reasons reproduced in full:


1: I'm so tired of all of these PC peripherals being red and black.

10: This unit is black and white. 2 in binary is 10. Only 2 colors, and you want 10 reasons why I should have it. Coincidence?

11: Yes but, why not just make 2 louder?

100: Each unit is individually numbered, sure, but I'll give mine a name!

101: I'm a big fan of Corsair, and it's got a big fan by Corsair. We're practically brothers, and you wouldn't want to separate family, would you?

110: Who are you people? How did you get into this obviously private thread between me and Jeff?

111: Half-Life 3 confirmed!

1000: 1000 watts would be enough to make the whole PC glow, but I'm sure that's harmless as long as I'm not sitting on it.

1001: Arabian nights?

1010: Wait, 10 reasons I should win a RM1000i… 1000…plus 10… 1010!  You set this whole thing up, Jeff! it's a self-perpetuating loop-


Creatively manipulating the rules but staying within the law? Check. Using binary? Please do. Using "10" a lot because of the base-2 numbering? Clever. Making us laugh? Sure thing! Turning it all into a program loop? Might as well go for the whole hog. Bonus Spinal Tap reference? Darn, kid, just take the power supply already, you've earned it.

There were other interesting entries, too. Neutronbeam made us chuckle with his style of self-deprecating humor, quaz0r went into computer mode, and SecretSquirrel ran with the combined themes of gerbils and power. Great work, all.

Friend deruberhanyok, gaze at the power supply you will be getting in the mail soon, courtesy of the good folks at Corsair. Our biz man Adam Eiberger will be reaching out to you soon. Please respond within 72 hours, or you'll forfeit your prize and we'll have to pick another set of 10 reasons. Everyone else… cry some more.

As always, let's have a round of applause for our friends at Corsair putting this very-limited-edition power supply up for grabs. If you use social media, do Corsair a little favor and "like" the company's Facebook page and follow it on Twitter. Thanks to everyone that entered the contest.

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    • TheMonkeyKing
    • 4 years ago

    There are only 10 kinds of people out there. People who get binary jokes and those who don’t.

    • WaltC
    • 4 years ago

    Cheated again! Arrrrrggggghhhh…;) Curses!

    Recount, recount!

    j/k, congrats to the winnah!

      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      I’ve performed the recount!

      I keep coming up with 10 over & over again.

    • deruberhanyok
    • 4 years ago

    Woohoo! I’m so excited! I hope you all got a good laugh out of my entry. 🙂

    huge THANK YOU to TR for running these contests in a way that those of us not on social media can participate. And second huge thank you for picking my top 1010!

    When I get it in hand I’ll share pictures and such on the forums for everyone to see.

    What should I name it? I was thinking Moby – it is a white whale of a power supply, and it has lights which might go well with some electronic jams, so it works on 10 levels.

      • EndlessWaves
      • 4 years ago

      I think Moby is a great name, every kilowatt power supply owner needs a big dick.

        • morphine
        • 4 years ago

        Daaayuuuumm… sore loser much?!

          • EndlessWaves
          • 4 years ago

          I didn’t enter, I don’t have any use for an ATX PSU. I just thought the setup was too good to resist.

            • morphine
            • 4 years ago

            Indeed, some jokes just kinda make themselves. 🙂

      • albundy
      • 4 years ago

      congrats! and welcome to the 1k psu groupies! dont worry, your system will use only what it needs, unless you run quad sli.

      “social media” is not all its cracked up to be. i have no idea why they call it social media. these are data mining/marketing companies looking to sell everything about you to the highest bidder. i’ve had mine disabled a long time ago since facebook wanted a scan of my passport and social security card to verify who i am. i still laugh to this day.

    • toki
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the win!

    • Liron
    • 4 years ago

    I’m just happy that the family is staying together.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations deruberhanyok; very well done!

    • JosiahBradley
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats on joining the tiny league of hard to display PSUs. In case anyone sees the back of my case know the PSU matches. It’s watts on the inside that counts really.

    • DPete27
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats deruber. Nice to see a TR regular win these competitions. The number of posts from new users in these things is always astounding.

    • Mr Bill
    • 4 years ago

    He certainly did my binary entry 1000 better.

    Edit: and (although I did not see it) he beat me to the idea by a couple of posts too!

    • EzioAs
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Some of the entries are really funny 🙂

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    You’ve got the power!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 years ago

      Take the power back! – ratm

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