Author: Bob Buskirk
That’s right, it’s the 18th and that means we are announcing the winner of the CyberPower and ThinkComputers System Giveaway! This was one of our best contest’s to date! Well first off before we announce the winner of the CyberPower and ThinkComputers System Giveaway we want to thank CyberPower PC for providing us with such an awesome system to give away! We also want to thank everyone who submitted a story, there were over 175 and reading through them over the past 3 days really made us wish we could give everyone a system. Here are the specs of the system if anyone forgot.
Intel 875K CPU
Intel SSD 40G
ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Motherboard.
CoolerMaster 690II Advance
4GB DDR3 1600 Kingston Hyper-X
1TB Hitachi Hard Drive.
Samsung 8X Blu Ray Combo Drive
GTS 250 1GB
800 Watt Power Supply
Windows 7 HP 64 bit
Card Readers, Keyboard and Mouse
And the winner is…..
Our winner for the contest is “Oregon Slacker” so congratulations to him! Here is his winning entry…
Wow, what an awesome giveaway!! thanks so much for the opportunity this could really change my gaming around!!
I’ve been gaming since I was 5 yrs old, (now 36), My mom couldn’t afford a babysitter while I was younger so she’d take me to work (Gino’s Pizza Parlor) and let me play PacMan and MS Pacman while she did her shift. When I was 7-8 years old, when she wasn’t working I’d walk a mile or two (could have been 1,but sure seems like a distance back then) down to the local arcade and spend a few dollars on the game of the week trying to achieve the High Scores so I could win 200 tokens to play the next week game competition, loved playing donkey kong, tempest ans o many others, I often did get the highscore for the week, which was great as my mom and I really didn’t have any extra money to spend, even one thanksgiving eating Turkey TV dinners because she had just broke up with her boyfriend, and we had to pay rent for renting a room from someone she knew. I got play a bot of atari on friends systems but at this point we had just moved again and a game system was really affordable, however my dad did get me the mini arcade machines for frogger and pacman and handheld football games.
When I got older to middle school I got a paper route to afford a sega master system and Nintendo hooked on a A/B switch so I could alternate between games like altered beast and Super mario brothers and yes I did play paperboy as well lol When I got entered highschool my friends all had commodore, I asked my mother for one for christmas and I got a Tandy Trs-80 w/ cassette deck (radio shack brand) to play text based games like zork. I finally got my own PC as a gift from my dad when I graduated High school, it had an Asus motherboard and thats where I learned about computer from, taking it apart, upgrading and programming even. i’ve been gaming on PC ever since, playing games like Battlefield 1943, even wrting code for many famous mods such as map conversions for Desert Combat, Putting together the Millineum Falcon & Tie Bomber for Galactic Conquest, and even coding and beta testing for the GI Joe mod!. I was in a competitive clan in 2001-2003 taking 2nd and 3rd place in TWL (Team Warfare League) in Desert Combat and was one of the best ranked helicopter pilots and ground pounders in the game.
I love computer gaming and this system would be the ideal dream for any gamer out there!!
*What you will be doing with the system?*
Mostly gaming, (although I do a little programming and web design on the side)
First think I would do with this system is add liquid cooling to take advantage of the new K processor’s overclocking abilities probably pushing it beyond 4.0Ghz and more, Also with the Asus Board, I’d probably ditch the GTS 250 1GB card and add in my ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum that should be arriving in the mail today (Couldn’t really afford it especially since I was playing need for speed on the highway, trying to make it time for work, and got a ticket yesterday for $287 for following to close, but only a warning for slightly speeding lol. Oh well, Card was already ordered, and $85 restocking fee, so I can’t look back now )
I’d also use it to get healthier! How you ask?
Less stress! Lower blood pressure, and more overall Zen! (With the SSD & Intels I875k processor (not to mention the host of other top products especially the motherboard & memory) ) -No more starting a round in Battlefield Bad company 2, only to find out the enemy has loaded in faster and has already came to your main and stolen your one piece of armor on the map, so that you get spawn camped for the entire round.
-No more overall tantrums / fits of rage quitting, when you get repeatedly killed by people you haven’t even seen come around the corner when you were watching that corner the whole time, those extra 40-100 frames per second could mean the difference between life and death, and who likes to die over and over again, especially from some player named Barney The Purple Dinosaur!
*How you are going to use it?*
I’ve been looking at getting back into professional gaming, going to every lan event I can & competing in the top tournaments, but just haven’t had the money or the system to actually go become a pro gamer.
So I’d definitely go Pro, Join a top competing clan such as Dynamic, Complexity, or NET, and I’d endorse CyberPower, Coolermaster & Thinkcomputers.org at every event, even coming up with my own Tshirt or Republic of Gamers costume to show my appreciation and wear while terrorizing gamers with my awesome setup, not to mention the number of people who stop by my lan seat just to see what real gaming is suppose to look like!
Cyberpower has also been looking for people who own/have one of their systems for Beta-testers of their new products, I would be making video’s while also blogging about them (and thinkcomputers.org) , while posting multiple reviews on the site I write for (http:///www.Fraggs.net) and all over twitter and facebook & youtube!
Thanks for the chance to win, and so much for your time and consideration!!
Once again we want to thank everyone for entering the contest! Stay tuned for another contest in the coming months!