Another amazing competition has come to and end, and the good people at MSI have fired up their random bean machine to pick one lucky winner. While we would love to give away more prizes here, it’s not every day we give away such an amazing prize bundle, and there can be only one.
One lucky winner is going to get the amazing GT Omega racing chair, in a super rare MSI theme, as well as the fantastic GE62 gaming notebook!
“Thanks to everyone who entered into our Christmas giveaway for the MSI GE62 Apache & a custom GT Omega Racing/MSI chair in cooperation with eTeknix.com!” said MSI
MSI revealed the winner in their latest FB post, which you can read here.
“The winner is… Brett! Check your email for the best prize EVER!! The MSI UK Notebook Team”
Congratulations to the winner and thank you everyone else who entered, if you’re name is Brett, get checking your emails and reply ASAP so we can get your prizes dispatched!
It’s that awesome time once again, as the random bean machines have been fired up and a lucky winner has been picked for yet another fantastic competition! The team at Cyber Power UK were kind enough to build up one of their stunning Syber Vapor K Steam Machines for us to give away to one lucky winner. When it comes to gaming in the living room, the Vapor K’s i7 processor and GTX 970 combo will decimate any console on the market, although at £999 that’s hardly surprising.
Cyber Power have picked the winner today, and released the following statement.
“Congratulations to Laurence Mason-Guetta, you have won a brand new Syber Steam Machine K worth £999. Please check your e-mail and supply us with your shipping address.”
Congratulations Laurence, this is a fantastic prize and I’m sure it’s going to make an incredible early Christmas present for you.
Thank you everyone else who entered, as well as the good people at Cyber Power for providing the prize. Don’t worry if you didn’t win, we’ve always got more competitions for you to enter!
It has been a busy few weeks, as we’ve been watching the entries for our Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Competition roll in, clocking up an impressive 21179 entries in total, but of course, there can (unfortunately) be only one winner!
With Christmas rapidly approaching, we naturally can’t wait to start giving out some epic prizes and one lucky winner will soon be receiving a fantastic gift worth £649.
Check out the full specifications below:
4.4GHz AMD FX-6300 6-Core CPU *Overclocked*
MSI 990FXA-GD65 Motherboard
MSI R9 380 2GB Graphics Card
Patriot Blast 120GB SSD
[AMD ONLY] 8GB Patriot 1600MHz DDR3
Microsoft Windows 10 Home + Installation
Vibox Predator Green Gaming Case
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C Water Cooling System
Vibox 600W 80Plus Certified PSU
24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
Lifetime Evolution Warranty – Build Charge, Shock-Proof Packaging, Express Delivery, 2 Year Parts Cover, Lifetime Labour & Tech Support
Internal LED Lighting Kit – Green
A massive thank you to Vibox for providing us with this amazing prize and be sure to keep an eye on our Competitions tab, as we’ve got plenty more prizes coming soon on eTeknix.
So, the question you’ve all been waiting for an answer to. Who is the winner? A massive congratulations to…
Have you been waiting to find out if you won our Steam game competition? Well then, I have great news for you, as we’ve picked the lucky winner, who gets to choose their own game from the vast library on Steam, with a maximum value of £40!
What game will the winner choose? Grand Theft Auto, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid, we can’t wait to find out! But for now, we want to see a massive congratulations to Steven Hartley! Well done Steven, we’ve dropped you an email to confirm your details and will endevour to get your code out to you as soon as possible.
It’s that time of the week again, as one of our glorious competitions has now come to an end, which means it’s time to reveal our lucky winner!
With an incredible and extremely powerful Silverstone Strider Gold Series 1500W Power Supply up for grabs, these no doubt that our winner will have no issues powering their rig, or even restarting the core of a planet, whatever it is 1500W PSUs are used for these days.
The random bean machine has been fired up, the name has been drawn, so let’s answer the ultimate question.
We love giving away prizes here at eTeknix and today is no exception. We’ve had the incredible ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard up for grabs in our latest competition, but now the competition has run its course and we’ve fired up the random bean machine to pick a lucky winner for this incredible prize.
The motherboard packs a lot of high-end features that will help you take advantage of many of the latest technologies, and the performance boost that they can bring. Of course, I’m delaying you like crazy here, so let’s get right to it and ask that all important question…
Our last game giveaway was a bit hit, so we thought it would only be fair to give you all another chance to win a new game! This last few weeks, we’ve seen loads of entries and people asking for all kinds of cool games, from Final Fantasy to Grand Theft Auto V. The cool thing is, the game you win is up to you and after a slight delay, we’ve finally picked the lucky winner on our forums!
We’ve had loads of great competitions on eTeknix recently and we’re certainly not out of ideas yet! The lovely people over at Pulsetense Games have provided us with three codes for their recently released Sci-fi Horror indie developed title “Solarix” and who doesn’t love getting their hands on some free game codes!?
“Solarix is a science-fiction horror game featuring open-ended levels for both combative and stealth-focused playstyles.” – Pulsetense Games
We actually previewed a Beta version of this game several months ago and while it was a little rough around the edges, it was a lot of fun. Since then, the game has had quite a few improvements, 4K support and more added to it.
8Pack isn’t known as one of the best overclockers in the world for no reason and he has just shown everyone why that is at the recent ASUS ROG OC Showdown Area 2015 by not only winning the event but also breaking two world records himself while his partner in “crime” der8auer also cracked a record.
The records were created on the ASUS Rampage Extreme V motherboard with ASUS GeForce GTX Titan X in Triple & Quad-SLI configuration and using LN2 cooling:
Catzilla 1440P – 56747 by 8pack
Catzilla 720P – 94997 by der8auer
3DMark11 Performance – 53396 by 8pack
Other partners for the event besides ASUS, were HyperX, Seasonic, and Dimastech supplying the hardware that was used.
8Pack’s normal home is at Overclockers UK where they also sell specialized and highly overclocked systems by just him, 8Pack. So if you got the taste for just the best, you can buy it directly. Those systems won’t come cheap though as the cheapest system starts at £4679.94 incl. VAT.
It’s competition time once again and we’ve cooked up something very special for you this time courtesy of the awesome people at be quiet! We’ve got one big prize to giveaway to one lucky winner, offering you the perfect set of components to give your system a fantastic be quiet! makeover.
One lucky winner will win:
be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis
1200w be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 Power Supply
Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler
We reviewed the Silent Base 800 and the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler recently and were very impressed with them, so they’ll no doubt make excellent additions to any setup. The Dark Power Pro series are regarded as some of the best PSUs on the market and with 1200w of power, the prize we’re giving away should be more than enough to take your gaming rig to the next level.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to be quiet! for providing us with these prizes and if you want to say thanks, stay up to date with the latest product information and competitions, you can like their Facebook page and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
It’s competition winner time again! With our Antec competition now at an end, we get to pick one lucky winner to receive a cool update bundle. The winner will be getting a new chassis, power supply and an AIO water cooler!
A massive thank you to Antec for providing us with these prizes and thank you to everyone who entered. Join us in saying congratulations to the lucky winner!
It’s time to get glorious! Because it’s that time of the week when I get to pick the lucky winner of one of our competitions! This time around, we tried something a little different, we’re letting you pick the prize (within reason) from Steam!
What game the winner will pick remains to be seen, but I’m sure you can all join me to say congratulations to the winner!
We’ve teamed up with the very awesome people at Turtle Beach to offer you a chance to win one of three stunning Turtle Beach Earforce Z60 DTS Headphone X ready Headsets! We’ve had a lot of entries to this competition, but the good news is that we’ve been able to pick three lucky winners!
We reviewed the Z60 headset just a few weeks ago and loved its range of features and capabilities for competitive gaming. If you use a headset a lot for team chat, then you’ll really enjoy the quality microphone and separate game/chat volume controls.
Be sure to like Turtle Beach on Facebook to ensure you can stay up to date with all the latest details of their products, as well as the winner announcement of the competition, as well as future competitions! You can also like eTeknix on Facebook to track our latest news and competitions.
It’s competition time again and this time, we’ve got some incredibly special for you! We’ve teamed up with SuperFlower to giveaway one of their stunning 1200W Leadex Platinum power supplies. This is some seriously sexy enthusiast gear and will no doubt look and perform great in any high-end system.
Priced at £185.99, the Leadex isn’t cheap, but you do get a lot of features for your money that will no doubt appeal to those building a high-end gaming system, or even those who plan on doing some extreme overclocking.
Firstly, to say a massive thank you to SuperFlower for providing us with this incredible prize, you can like the official SuperFlower Facebook page, which is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news on this product as well as other competitions and more!
We’ve teamed up with the good people at Cougar for our latest competition, giving you the chance to win one of three Cougar A Series power supplies! A good quality power supply can be an expensive part of any build and it’s one that many often overlook, so what better way to start off your new build, or upgrade your current one, than to win the hardware you need!
We’ve got three prizes, which means we’ll be picking three lucky winners!
Firstly, we want to say a massive thank you to Cougar for providing us with these prizes and you can keep up with all the latest from Cougar on their official Facebook page. You can follow Cougar as well as eTeknix to stay up to date with the latest competitions, news and more; it’s also a great way to stay informed when we draw competition winners!
COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to express their dynamic gaming taste with reliable quality products. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with best-in-class innovative and cutting-edge gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR aims to blend passion with innovation. COUGAR products are renowned for their highly stylish concepts and strict quality requirements. Visit us at http://www.cougargaming.com
It’s time to have a clear out at eTeknix HQ and on our adventures, we’re finding all kinds of cool stuff and there’s no knowing what else we may find as we dig deeper into our cupboards, boxes, storage areas, behind the fridge… all the usual places that interesting things hide themselves over time.
We’ve found all kinds of little bits and bobs lurking in the office and after firing up the random bean machine, we’ve picked two lucky winners!
Don’t forget, if you didn’t win this time, we’ve still got even more great competition for you to enter right here.
To celebrate CES2015, we teamed up with the good people of Thermaltake to bring a very special prize to one very lucky winner, but there’s a catch! We knew what the big part of the prize was, but we couldn’t tell you!
Fortunately, we now know what that prize was. It is the latest Thermaltake Core X1 chassis and it is glorious! Not only does the winner get this chassis, but they’ll also be getting a brand new DPS G Power Supply and a Water 3.0 AIO Water Cooler; a stunning Thermaltake make over for any PC!
Thermaltake Core X1
Thermaltake DPS G Power Supply
Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO Water Cooler
If you would like to show your support to eTeknix and Thermaltake you can like your respective Facebook pages. It’s a great way to stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and competition announcements.
What better way to celebrate the new year that to win a competition! We teamed up with Cooler Master to give three lucky winners the chance to win a new cooler for their PC, to help them usher in the new year in style. We’ve just fired up the random bean machine to pick three lucky winners on our forums.
We’ll be picking three lucky winners today and the prizes are as follows.
If you would like to show your support to eTeknix and Cooler Master you can like your respective Facebook pages. It’s a great way to stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and competition announcements. Be sure to say thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with these awesome prizes.
Ready to get into the festive spirit? We’ve teamed up with the good people at Corsair to give you all a chance to win a cool bundle of peripherals to upgrade your gaming rig. What’s so festive about keyboard and mice you say? We’re announcing the winners on Christmas day! So when you’re done unwrapping your presents, perhaps they’ll be one more gift on its way to you.
We’ve got a nice bundle of presents for one lucky winner, with a total value of £300.
VR is a big deal and to celebrate, I decided to give away some nifty prizes to members of our community who own an Oculus Rift headset.
I’ve have a set of VR Covers, any Oculus Rift owner will know how mucky that foam padding can get, and it’s not something you want to press into your face after someone else has been sweating in it, yuck! VR Covers are easily installed, but can be removed and washed! A much more hygienic VR experience. I’m also throwing in a few premium accounts for Star Conflict, a DK2 compatible game.
The new be quiet! chassis is finally here and while I’m sure many of you are already drooling over our review of this beast, how about taking a shot at winning one of your own? Many of you have tried to do just that, but unfortunately for many of you, there can be only two winners today!
We’ve teamed up with be quiet! to give one of our fans the chance to win this incredible chassis and it’s incredibly easy to enter. The best part is that we’ve got two of them to giveaway, as well as a pair of be quiet! Straight Power 10 700w PSUs!
If you want to keep up with the latest from be quiet! and say thanks for providing us with these awesome prizes, then head over to their official Facebook page here. For all the latest news and competitions from us here at eTeknix, check out our Facebook page here.
So which two people won themselves a new chassis, as well as a new power supply to put in it?
Last month we ran a simple competition on our forums, giving you the chance to win one of five copies of Acronis True Image HD. The backup software is great for keeping your system in order should things go wrong.
All you had to do was share a picture of your desk area on the forums and wow, some of you have very messy desktops. I thought my work space was bad with a little bit of dust and a few empty water bottles, but seeing your desks has made me feel so much better about my own. Joking around aside, we had some great entries, so thank you to all who entered, but without further delay, our lucky winners are revealed on the link below.
Following on the growing success of our Best Looking System Giveaway, we decided to have a little more fun with the concept. We want to see how many of you have shoddy computers; we can’t let all the fancy ones have all the fun now can we!? We’ve joined forces with the awesome people at DeepCool to give away a bundle of prizes to multiple winners! If you want to know more about DeepCool, please head on over to their Facebook page and show them your support for providing us with these epic prizes.
We’re not just going to give the prizes to the worst looking rig, but we’ll certainly be looking for those who could desperately do with the upgrades and will pick the winners accordingly.
Last month we teamed up with NZXT to give you the chance to win the new NZXT Source 340 chassis, the Kraken X61, Kraken X41 and finally the Kraken X31 CPU coolers. Today that competition comes to a full stop, so it’s time to reveal the lucky winners!
With four prizes and only three winners, we’ve decided to break them up into first, second and third place prizes. First place will walk away with a new chassis and the latest 240mm NZXT AIO CPU cooler. Second place will win their new 140mm AIO CPU cooler. Third place will win their new budget friendly 120mm AIO CPU cooler.
NZXT Source 340 Chassis (chassis colour is unknown, but it should be either black or white)
NZXT Kraken X61
NZXT Kraken X41
NZXT Kraken X31
First of all I want to say a massive thank you to NZXT for providing us with these prizes, and massive thank you to all our fans who took the time to enter the competition. Without further delay, the lucky winners are…
It’s time to reveal another lucky winner! For the last few weeks we’ve been running a wide range of awesome competitions and one of the most interesting is our “Best Looking System” giveaway. All you had to do was share a photo of your rig on our forums, and you could win yourself the following prizes courtesy of Silverstone.
We judged the winner based on who we thought had the best executed build. This isn’t a who has the best hardware competition, but we were looking for those who are passionate about the rigs, that we thought would enjoy getting a welcome boost to their hobby.
One lucky winner has been picked and will receive all the prizes above. Thank you Silverstone for providing these incredible prizes and don’t forget that if you haven’t won, we’ve still got a lot more competitions for you to enter right here. Hit up the link below to find out if you’re our lucky winner!
According to ‘industry sources’, CnBeta has recently reported that ASUS is now expected to move more units in 2015 and kick GIGABYTE off the top position. ASUS motherboard shipments in Q3 2014 have been bumped to over 6 million, mostly due to their aggressive price cuts and new marketing strategies – this has seen them extend their lead over Taiwanese component manufacturer and competitor GIGABYTE.
Asustek has reportedly been expecting their total shipments to be greater than GIGABYTE this calendar year, but are most likely going to experience a smaller profit growth margin thanks to the price cuts and increased marketing budgets as mentioned above.
Q4 is going to continue the well-selling nature of ASUS in 2014, providing an estimated 5.6 million (minimum) units sold, amounting to 20.7 million units total this year. Comparing this to GIGABYTE who have managed to move 9.7 million motherboards in the total second half of 2014 – sitting 11.6 million units moved behind ASUS in the same period.
Insiders have told CnBeta that they expect ASUS’ significant decline in profit to see them fall around 20% in margin from last years earnings. Comparing this to GIGABYE who posted a profit increase from $97.8 million to $107.8 million in 2013 thanks to increased sales of their high-end products.
In addition to these two giants, it is reported that MSI International and ASRock motherboard sales and profits are set to decline from now until into the second half of 2015.
Looking at these statistics, it seems that GIGABYTE are possibly the user’s choice when it comes to high-end motherboards, whereas ASUS are winning the (much larger) general consumer race.
What motherboard do you run in your system? Personally I have just picked up a GIGABYTE H97N-WIFI for my Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX build, but I have no major preference either way.