AnandTech 13th Anniversary Giveaway: Intel/iBuypower Core i7 980X Systemby Anand Lal Shimpi on April 26, 2010 12:25 AM EST
Thirteen years ago I put up the first version of Anand's Hardware Tech Page on Geocities. I had no reviews, no news, no analysis - nothing. Just a promise of content to come over the coming days. What followed was a brain dump of everything I knew at the time, which admittedly wasn't much and not always accurate. Whenever I come across something I wrote back then I usually cringe. Thankfully I had a lot of luck on my side, some great people that I would soon meet, as well as a desire to learn and work as hard as physically possible. Thanks to the efforts of those who joined me along the way and of course thanks to all of you who committed the time to read what we wrote, we are here today.
I haven't written up the AnandTech history story in years and perhaps I'll need to carve some time out one of these days to do just that, but until then I hope you'll accept this sincere thank you for supporting me, the entire AnandTech team and the site over the years. We work for you. It's always important for me to keep that in mind and I hope it shows in our efforts here. Thank you.
To celebrate today's significance AnandTech, Intel and iBuypower have teamed up to do another system giveaway. This one is fast. The system is based on Intel's recently released Core i7 980X processor. That's 6-cores running at 3.33GHz, the fastest desktop CPU you can buy today. The rest of the system isn't shabby either with a Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, 6GB of memory and of course an Intel X25-M SSD.
The full system specs are listed below:
|iBuypower Core i7 System|
|Case||Chimera Inferno 2 Gaming Tower Case - Flame|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown|
|CPU Cooler||Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator|
|Video Card||ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB|
|HDD||Intel 80GB SSD, 1TB|
|Optical||LG Blu-ray Re-Writer|
|Add in Card||ASUS U3S6 USB 3 & SATA 3.0 PCIe x4 Expansion Card|
|OS||Windows Vista Home Premium|
Intel had this to say about the giveaway:
Intel and iBuypower are happy to team up and bring you the ‘Core i for the Extreme guy (or gal)’ contest featuring Intel’s freshly-minted powerhouse – the 6 core, 12 thread Core i7-980X. We are excited to see what creativity can be unleashed and are happy to support the enthusiast community with contests like this to stoke the fires of tech passion. Check out www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7ee/index.htm and www.ibuypower.com for more on these great new products.
To enter the giveaway all you need to do is two things:
1) Respond to this post with a comment, and
2) Send an email to giveaways AT anandtech DOT com with your full name, birth date, telephone number and mailing address. This will be the address your prize is sent to if you win.
Now the rules. This contest is unfortunately only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. I realize that AnandTech is an international site and I do highly value all of our readers, unfortunately extending the contest rules outside of the US is a bit more than we're able to reliably handle today. That's not to say that we won't at some point in the future, we just have little experience doing such things and don't want to get burned early on.
Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once. Multiple entries will disqualify you.
Entries will be accepted from 4/26/10 - 5/3/10. The winner will be selected, at random, by 5/5/10. The winner must respond to our email to confirm their shipping address within 30 days to claim the prize. The official rules are listed below.
Good luck everyone :)
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