$30,000 Dream PC Giveaway

PC World Announces Dream PC Contest

Our editors have picked their favorite components and have created a $30,000 computer that you can win! Entering is a breeze.

Ever dreamed of building your own PC from scratch? If money were no object, you’d probably build the biggest, baddest, best PC. Well, that’s what we’re doing–only we’re giving it away when we’re done! PC World’s editors are picking their favorite components to custom-build the ultimate desktop computer, and you could win it!

Become a registered PC World member today and enter to win the Dream PC (estimated value $30,000): Sign up today for PCWorld.com and click My Account and then Member Benefits to enter.

If you are already a PC World member, just sign in and click on My Account and then member benefits.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. The Dream PC Giveaway is open to residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least 13 years of age and are registered members of PCWorld.com at the time of entry. The Giveaway opens 1/22/08 and ends 3/31/08. One entry per person. The Giveaway is subject to the Official Rules. Read the complete Official Rules.

Parts for the Dream PC provided by Tiger Direct.

Dream PC Prize Description & Estimated Retail Value
System Components

GIGABYTE 3D Mercury GZ-FW1CA-AJS Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower

Computer Case: $399
Custom Case Painting by Gary Berg – $1500
OCZ ProXStream 1000 watt power supply – $299.99
2 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors – $2600
Intel D5400XS “Skulltrail” dual-CPU Motherboard – $500
4 Kingston KVR800D2D4F5/2G 800MHz 2GB FB DIMMs- $520
2 EVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra Video Card – $1259.98
2 OCZ 64GB internal solid state disks (SSD) – $3,000.00
Adaptec RAID 3405 adapter card – $390
√ɬĘCheetah 15K.5 SAS 3Gb/s 300-GB Hard Drives – ST3300655SS – $3,931.20
2 LG Super Multi GGW-H10NI BD burner HD DVD reader- $1,999.98
Ultra Internal 3.5″ Floppy Drive w/Multi Card Reader Black – $29.99
Cables Unlimited UV Reactive Mode Kit with Dual Tube UV CCFL Lights, Fans, Floppy Cable and ATA133 Cable – $26.99
Vantec UV Reactive Motherboard Slot Protector – Green – $4.99 (PCIe)
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 PCIe NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner – $149
Emu 1616M PCI Sound card and breakout box (studio quality inputs and A/D, D/A, surround via digital) – $599
Display
3 NEC LCD2490WUXi-BK 24.1″ Widescreen LCD Monitor – $3,866.97
Three monitor mounting system from 9xmedia – $1000
External Peripherals and Components
Iomega UltraMax Pro eSATA 1.5TB – $504
APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA LCD – 249.95
Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard – $199.99
Logitech MX AirTM Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse – $149.99
Logitech Z-5500 THX Certified 5.1 500-watt Dolby Digital & DTS Hardware Decoding Speaker System – 209.99
Canon Pixma MP970 Printer – $299.99
Icemat Siberia Headphones/mic – $79
Saitek X2 Flight control system – $119.95
Xbox 360 Gamepad controller – $39.95
Software
Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 – $629.99
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 – $379
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 – $249.99
Adobe Master Collection CS3 – $2,750.99
EA Crysis – $49.99
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe – $59.99
Call of Duty 4 – $59.99
Half Life 2: Orange Box – $61.99
Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition – $30.99
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 – 73.99
System Commander 9 – $69.95
Acronis True Image Home $49.95
Miscellaneous
OCZ Freeze Thermal Compound – $5.99
Labor for building and troubleshooting — 100 hrs at $50/hr – $5,000

TOTAL ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $30,924.76

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