Win an Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gaming PC!

by Techgage Staff on April 1, 2010 in Contests

You’ve read our review, so by now you should know just how exciting Intel’s new Gulftown-based processors are. So how about a chance at winning a gaming PC complete with the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition? Until April 16, you’ll have the chance to win such a PC, and entering couldn’t be much easier! Read on, and good luck!

Contest and survey are closed. Stay tuned for the winner!

Last month, Intel did something rather impressive… it released the world’s FIRST six-core desktop processor. Yes, six cores, all in the form of the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. As Intel’s highest-end processor (which looks to be the case for a little while), it’s no surprise to see it clocked at 3.33GHz. Not only that, but thanks to Intel’s efficient HyperThreading technology, the six cores available here equal twelve threads in your OS, making the processor even more desirable for the hardcore multi-taskers out there.

How is someone to get ahold of one of these beasts? Well as you’d imagine, the demand is sky-high at the moment, and all e-tailers seem to be fresh out. So, what better time than now to hold a contest where you not only get the processor, but an entire PC built around it? Thanks to our friends at Intel and iBUYPOWER, that contest idea is a reality.

The prize being offered is iBUYPOWER’s high-end Chimera 2, featuring the brand-new Inferno 2 chassis. Aside from Intel’s Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, the PC also features ATI’s smoking-fast Radeon HD 5870, 6GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Intel’s own 80GB X25-M solid-state drive, an LG Blu-ray Re-Writer and much more. Without a doubt, this PC is a monster (the good kind).

How to Enter

Entering into our contest couldn’t be simpler. To do so, head on over to our forums and sign up, if not already, and check out our contest thread. There, answer our simple question, and you’re entered!

What six aspects of computing and technology have made your life easier and more enjoyable?

See? It couldn’t be simpler! Plus, if you’re on Twitter and are interested in following us, you’ll gain an additional entry into our contest. So not only can you keep up on all that’s going on with us, but you’ll increase your chance of winning! Please note that in order to qualify for this entry, you need to post your Twitter nickname in the same forum thread, and also be following us at the time of contest close.

Full rules and regulations can be found at the bottom of this page. Good luck to all who enter!

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 and for more on these great new products.

iBUYPOWER Chimera Inferno 2
Processor Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (Gulftown)
Six-Core, 12MB Cache, 3.33GHz
Intel DX58SO
6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1600
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
Intel 80GB X25-M SSD
1TB Hard Drive
LG 10x Blu-ray Re-Writer
Power Supply
Chimera Inferno 2
Et cetera
ASUS U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 3.0 Expansion
NZXT 6-Port Internal USB Expansion
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Rules & Regulations

Contest Prize

The prize for this contest is ONE iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 PC as shown above (chassis may vary), which includes various accessories and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Total value for the prize at contest launch is $2,999. The winner will not be incurred shipping charges or sales taxes – they will be taken care of in full by Intel Corporation.

Techgage Networks Inc. Commitments

ABSOLUTELY NO data gathered through our contest will be sold or given away to companies, persons or any other entity outside of Techgage management. We frown upon the practice of selling data and it will never cross our minds, regardless of what prized possession would be set in front of us.

After signing up on the Techgage forums, the option “Receive Email from Administrators” will be enabled by default. If left enabled, you will be sent a greeting on your birthday, as per vBulletin forum’s design. If you do not wish to receive this e-mail, or any other e-mail ever from Administrator (Techgage), please disable the option.

We reserve the right to refuse the entry of someone who’s disruptive on our forums, or is found to be cheating.

We reserve the right to adjust contest rules due to various circumstances.

The shipped prize may vary in design to what’s pictured above.


This contest is open to participants in either the USA or Canada. Due to various rules that the Quebec government puts in place, if the ultimate winner resides there, we will have to ship the contest PC to someone of the winner’s choice who resides outside of the province. If the winner of the contest resides in Canada, they will be required to answer our skill-testing math question: ((20*6) – 10).

To enter, you must be at least 16 years of age and are not an employee of Techgage Networks Inc.

One contest submission is allowed per household.

The winner of the contest will need to provide a full name, mailing address and phone number in order to have a smooth and prompt shipment of the prize.

Contest Entry & Winner

The contest runs until Friday, April 16, 11:59PM EST.

To enter into our contest, please refer to our “How to Enter” section above, and also our official contest thread.

At the end of the contest, all correct answers will be thrown into the virtual hat and one winner will be randomly selected. We will contact that winner immediately. That winner has two weeks to get back to us, at which point we will draw another random name.

For reiteration of rules or any questions, please e-mail Rob at rob [dot] williams at tg.

If for whatever reason this page needs to be edited during the contest, addendums will be posted below with the time stamp of when and what was edited.

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