|Component||Product Name & Specs (Link)||Product Page||Courtesy Of||Social Media|
|SSD||Kingston 120GB V300 SSD||Details||Kingston|
|RAM||16GB Quad-Channel @ 2400MHz 10th Anniv. RAM||Details||Kingston||"|
|Video Card||MSI GTX 760 TF 2GD5/OC||Details||MSI|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA1150 Motherboard||Details||MSI||"|
|Case||Antec P280 Tower||Details||Antec|
|Case||Antec Nine Hundred Two||Details||Antec||"|
|Case||Antec Twelve Hundred V3||Details||Antec||"|
|PSU||EA 650 Platinum||Details||Antec||"|
|PSU||HCP 850 Platinum||Details||Antec||"|
|Speaker||AMP Mobile SP1||Details||Antec||"|
|Keyboard||Rosewill RK-9000I Mechanical Keyboard MX Blue||Details||Rosewill|
|Headset||Rosewill RHTS-8206 5.1 Vibration Headset||Details||Rosewill||"|
|Tool Kit||Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece PC Build Tool Kit||Details||Rosewill||"|
|Thermal Gun||Rosewill REGD-TN439L0 Infrared Thermometer||Details||Rosewill||"|
Yeah. That's a lot of stuff. If you add every item in the above list to a cart on Newegg, the total exceeds $1800 of gaming hardware. Now, this noted, we know a lot of you are probably finding this page for the first time or after a long hiatus -- we'd greatly appreciate that you explore the new site a bit (go try out the PC builds section, upload a photo gallery of your PC, or ask a question in our expert support forums).
Let's get to it.
Yeah, yeah - all I saw was "free stuff." How do I win?
Here's how we're breaking this contest down: Each item will be given to a different person, so 15 different people will receive something from this event. You can use each method below one time to enter, increasing your odds with each addition. You can only win once. Recipients must be located in the
Here are the ways to enter the contest:
We'll contact you via the method you won -- if you're a twitter follower, you'll receive a tweet and/or DM; facebook users will receive a PM; YT Subscribers will receive a PM; comments on this post will receive an email (so use an email you check when leaving a comment); GN supporters will receive an email tied to their PayPal account; commenters on reddit will receive a PM and comment reply.
A New Approach
If you're curious about the technical aspects of the website redesign, most of the upgrades are centered around speed, usability, and streamlined use. Here's a quick list:
Over the years, we've had a number of you ask for means to donate to us as a token of thanks for our expert troubleshooting staff on the forums. We've gone a step further than that: Anyone who'd like to throw money and/or cookies at us will be immediately added to a subscribers-only giveaway list. We hope to give away hardware, shirts, game keys, and other miscellaneous items on a monthly basis to those who support GN. You can read more about this over here. This system is in place for our first give away (as seen above)!
A Look Back - And to the Future
Switching to first person for a moment: Alone, I started GamersNexus.net back in 2008 and quickly added games reviewer Martin Baker to the team; after covering games for a few years, it was my decision to push the site into gaming hardware coverage around 2010. To date, that's been the best decision we've ever made. Let's be honest - there are a lot of game blogs and review sites out there, but there aren't a whole lot of gamer- and enthusiast-centric hardware websites with competent support staff. That's the void we wanted to help fill.
Moving forward, it's my objective to build our content around the idea of "start-to-finish" gaming hardware; we've already got more than 1000 articles published on GN -- ranging from PS4 hardware analysis to an overclocking primer to understanding case fan bearings -- and it's not slowing down anytime soon. Going forward, I've got plans to build-out our "DIY PC Builds" menu on the left side, including more guides on the build process itself. We're also hoping to publish more "how it works" articles that explain how your hardware, well, actually functions (see: How a CPU Heatsink Works). Finally, I'd like to continue promoting our more unique content, like our nVidia Silicon Failure Analysis lab tour and our "How RAM is Made" factory tour at
Anyway, digression aside, let the contest begin! Start posting / tweeting / redditing as desired and maybe you'll get some free hardware!
With sincere thanks for your ongoing support over the years,
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.