We've teamed up with the folks at NCIX PC, one of North America's leading designers and builders of amazing custom PCs, to give away a fantastic prize courtesy of Sapphire Technology USA, makers of lots of cool AMD powered stuff including GPUs and more. The grand prize is one of their awesome little HD3 Mini PCs valued at $399US. This is one cool little system that any computer enthusiast would want to add to their collection. Read on for more about the prize and how you can get in on the getting!
The Sapphire HD3 Mini PC is powered by AMD's E-450 APU, 4GBs of DDR3 SODIMM memory. Internal storage is provided by a slim 320GB 2.5 inch hard drive. It's capable of playing all your 1080p HD video, do regular web stuff, and it'll even play some games at moderate settings. But that's not what makes it special!
All this performance is packed into a package that is no bigger than a paperback novel. If you don't know what that is, then we'll say that it is smaller than a 7 inch Google NEXUS tablet and not much thicker than a couple of Galaxy NEXUS smartphone stacked. We've parked it beside one just for comparision. But when you think about what's packed inside the chassis, you'll realize that all adds up to being amazing tiny. This is easily the perfect HTPC that takes up next to no room. If you add on the Wireless N connectivity and the two USB 3.0 ports for additional video, music and photo storage, it turns into one very capable little media server. You can even plug it in via the Gigabit Ethernet port if you want a more stable connection.
The Sapphire HD3 comes in two versions: Barebone and loaded. Sapphire was kind enough to give us the version complete with hard drive and memory so you'll be ready to rock once you install an OS of your choice. If you're looking for more details on this cool little system, you can check out the official product page.
How Do I Enter To Win?
Entering this contest is very simple. Below you'll see a number of tasks that you'll need to complete to qualify for an entry. Each task you complete gives you one entry. Some of the tasks can be repeated again daily to gain you additional entries into this contest so make sure you come back daily to claim those entries. You're not obligated to complete all the tasks, but it will increase your chances of winning this awesome prize!
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The winner will be randomly chosen from all qualified entries and will be announced over Facebook and/or Twitter and posted to this page. The winner has 48 hrs to claim their prize by either replying to our Tweet, or messaging us back on the Futurelooks Facebook Page. You will then be contacted via email for your shipping information. If for some reason we cannot reach our winner within 48hrs, a new winner will be chosen. Do not be the guy or gal that fails at winning because that would just be terrible.
This contest begins today and will run until January 12, 2013 at 12:15AM PST. The winner will be randomly selected from all qualified entries and will be announced sometime on January 15, 2013.
The Fine Print
This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada. If you’re not a resident of the United States or Canada and still wish to participate, the prize can be shipped to any US or Canadian address of your choice. Since this prize ships from Canada, this prize may be subject to brokerage and duty charges as it crosses the US border. The prize must be accepted as awarded and there are no substitutions or cash surrender value for this prize. Canadians may be subject to a skill testing question because that’s what Canadians have to do to claim a prize. This contest is void in Puerto Rico (US) or Quebec (CA) or where prohibited by law.
There is no purchase necessary to enter this contest. Entrants must be 18 years or older. If you have any questions or comments, please ask in the comment area below.