Gear Up with MSI: Win Intel Motherboards, GeForce Graphics Cards

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Graphics Cards, Motherboards | November 30, 2011 - 11:13 AM |
Tagged: z68, x79, sandy bridge-e, msi, GTX 580, GTX 560, giveaway, contest

This is a pretty big week here at PC Perspective as we released our highly anticipated review of the Intel Sandy Bridge-E and X79 platform.  If you haven't read that over, you need to do so, right away!!  But we also have some impressive gear to giveaway thanks to our friends at MSI and their "Gear Up with MSI" campaign!

What are the prizes?  I know that's what you want to know first...

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Wow, these are some stellar prizes!  First prize basically gets the components required for one of the fastest gaming rigs on the planet while the 2nd prize will be able to play Batman: Arkham City with all the top settings! 

So what do you have to do to win these prizes?  The steps are simple:

  1. Make a comment on this post thanking MSI for this kick ass contest!!  That's pretty simple right?  You don't have to register, though we would appreciate it!
  2. Like MSI on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS
    1. (Just a hint, they have a lot of Facebook-specific contests throughout the year!)
  3. Like PC Perspective on Facebook: http://facebook.com/pcper
  4. Follow PC Perspective on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pcper
  5. Circle PC Perspective on Google+: http://gplus.to/pcper
    1. (Another hint, comments on our G+ post about this contest get another entry!)

We will pick random winners in our pool of entries on Wednesday, the 7th of December!  Sorry, US and Canada residents only for this one!  If you don't have a Facebook/Twitter/Google+ account commenting here will still enter you.

Oh, and if you haven't seen the other contest MSI is running around the release of Batman: Arkham City, you should check out this page on their site.  Posting a photo of yourself dressed up like Batman has never been so lucrative! 

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The Grand Prize for MSI's Batman Photo Contest!!

Winners Announced!!  Sorry about the late update, but we did pick our winners!  The first prize went to use "Equinox2355" and the second prize went to "Deman".  Thanks to everyone for participating and we'll have more contests very soon!!!

 


November 23, 2011 | 10:21 PM - Posted by bwarren33

Thanks MSI you guys are great!

November 24, 2011 | 04:30 AM - Posted by KyleW

Thanks MSI, would love to win!

=D

November 24, 2011 | 05:35 AM - Posted by Devil 2 U

Thanks MSI. I could sure use a 2nd GTX 580!

November 24, 2011 | 10:11 AM - Posted by Stuee

Thank you MSI and PCPer for this truly spiffing opportunity to win some lovely gear :-)

November 24, 2011 | 10:46 AM - Posted by nonemoreblack (not verified)

Thanks MSI.

November 24, 2011 | 10:47 AM - Posted by Landon (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 24, 2011 | 11:10 AM - Posted by Bruce (not verified)

MSI makes great gear. I love their motherboards. Thanks for the sponsorship guys.

November 24, 2011 | 03:19 PM - Posted by darkknight305 (not verified)

This is a great contest. I always liked MSI.

November 24, 2011 | 04:58 PM - Posted by truk007

Thanks for the great prizes MSI. I hope I win!

November 24, 2011 | 07:25 PM - Posted by PCperspective follower (not verified)

Thanks for the contest. I could really use an upgrade for my 7 yr old computer. Thanks PC perspective for hosting.

November 24, 2011 | 07:45 PM - Posted by G-Diggity (not verified)

Holy Crap-oly! Thanks mucho pour le heads-up guys. I'm looking forward to putting a new build together later this year 'cause mine's a-dyin' fast. This would be most excellent!

November 25, 2011 | 01:44 AM - Posted by Nohtanoj (not verified)

Thanks MSI for the awesome contest.

November 25, 2011 | 07:44 AM - Posted by the_starofmoon (not verified)

THX MSI FOR THE CONTEST!!

November 25, 2011 | 10:14 PM - Posted by DVSRomad (not verified)

MSI Rocks'! have their E-Pro MB and use the Afterburner for my GTX 460

November 26, 2011 | 01:30 AM - Posted by JN (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

November 27, 2011 | 01:32 PM - Posted by Slooter (not verified)

:0

November 27, 2011 | 01:52 PM - Posted by Omegazedd

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 27, 2011 | 06:07 PM - Posted by Robert (not verified)

Thanks for the awesome gear MSI, and thanks to PCPER for the heads up!

November 28, 2011 | 08:24 AM - Posted by Leon (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this awesome contest!

November 28, 2011 | 09:27 AM - Posted by J3sUsD (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

November 28, 2011 | 12:52 PM - Posted by Ismael (not verified)

Thanks, MSI!

November 28, 2011 | 05:00 PM - Posted by David A (not verified)

This would make for a good christmas

November 28, 2011 | 08:43 PM - Posted by Richard Tix (not verified)

Thank you MSI for the great contest!

November 28, 2011 | 10:41 PM - Posted by atomic (not verified)

Last MSI product I bought was a 440 GT, it's the card that I still use. Haven't had the money to upgrade.. it's right at the top end of what my power supply can support as well. Maybe if I can get a new card and motherboard, I could sell my old computer and start from scratch. This would really be a godsend! All 5 steps done by the way!

November 28, 2011 | 11:04 PM - Posted by Polibeus (not verified)

Thanks so much MSI, I could really use something like this!

November 29, 2011 | 12:50 AM - Posted by WataPanda

Woah! Nice contest MSI! These are some amazing prizes. Thanks for holding this contest. I am sooo in!

November 29, 2011 | 07:20 AM - Posted by jtiger102

Thanks MSI for the great opportunity and for supporting PCPer!

November 30, 2011 | 02:04 AM - Posted by zipadax

Thanks for the great contest!!!

November 30, 2011 | 05:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yayz!

November 30, 2011 | 08:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

OHHHHHHH I WANT I WANT I WANT THX MSI !!!!

November 30, 2011 | 11:15 AM - Posted by Edgar Doiron (not verified)

Thank you MSI for this kickass contest!

November 30, 2011 | 11:16 AM - Posted by Chuck (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

November 30, 2011 | 11:24 AM - Posted by Greg (not verified)

Yay MSI! You guys are great! Please sent some of that stuff my way!

November 30, 2011 | 11:26 AM - Posted by John Janis (not verified)

Thanks MSI for the contest swag and support for PCPer
Keep up the good work.

November 30, 2011 | 11:27 AM - Posted by arf77

Thanks to MSI and PCPER for this kick ass contest!!!

November 30, 2011 | 11:35 AM - Posted by michael Short (not verified)

Dear MSI..... thank you for partnering with PC perspective for such a kick ass contest.

November 30, 2011 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Buyers

Thanks MSI. I'm enjoying my own Z68A-GD65 right now.

November 30, 2011 | 11:38 AM - Posted by Brian Russell (not verified)

Thanks for this kick ass giveaway!

November 30, 2011 | 11:39 AM - Posted by Deman

Lov'in MSI for all the contest goodies!

November 30, 2011 | 11:44 AM - Posted by Amygdala_x (not verified)

Thanks MSI! Love your products...my 17" MSI laptop is one of the best purchases I've ever made!!

November 30, 2011 | 11:46 AM - Posted by JR

Nice! Thanks MSI! Im hopping to score my first MSI product. All I hear are good things.

November 30, 2011 | 12:03 PM - Posted by wyldtek

Thanks MSI!

November 30, 2011 | 12:11 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

This seriously is a kick ass contest!! Thank you MSI!! This would be great to win so I can move my current rig to HTPC duty.

November 30, 2011 | 12:15 PM - Posted by jaloar

Thanks MSI and PCPer for a great contest. Awesome proctucts!

November 30, 2011 | 12:24 PM - Posted by Jason (not verified)

Thank you MSI, you are the best!

November 30, 2011 | 12:28 PM - Posted by djskinnyb

Thanks MSI! Have an original U100 Wind, very reliable machine. Hope I win!

November 30, 2011 | 12:35 PM - Posted by Zeke (not verified)

Woot! Been an MSI fan for a long time! Thank you MSI for having giveaways!

November 30, 2011 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Colin (not verified)

Thanks MSI, that's an awesome rig!

November 30, 2011 | 01:09 PM - Posted by wcarthurii

I will not get a Twitter account, thank you! But I still liked ya via FB and G+ !

November 30, 2011 | 01:12 PM - Posted by Jon (not verified)

Both MSI and Pcper kick ass for all the stuff they give away.

November 30, 2011 | 01:29 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Hey Thx for the contest, lil timmy needs a graphics card this winter :-P

November 30, 2011 | 01:32 PM - Posted by oaklund8

Thank you MSI ,PcPer and the technology gods that make this the best time to be alive!

November 30, 2011 | 01:36 PM - Posted by Device Unknown (not verified)

Heh heir workin it baby!

November 30, 2011 | 02:01 PM - Posted by somekindazombie (not verified)

Thanks to PC Perspective and MSI for setting up this rad contest.

November 30, 2011 | 02:02 PM - Posted by JWU42 (not verified)

MSI & PC Perspective are a great team. Thanks to MSI for supporting the podcast and putting on this great contest!

November 30, 2011 | 02:38 PM - Posted by AquaTard (not verified)

Awesome MSI

November 30, 2011 | 02:38 PM - Posted by rwmcclarin

Thank you MSI for the chance to make my son's Christmas.

November 30, 2011 | 03:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Crossing fingers!

November 30, 2011 | 03:54 PM - Posted by Grunteh

Thanks, MSI!

November 30, 2011 | 04:34 PM - Posted by brothercrow (not verified)

i could use this, my ati card is having problems with SWTOR

November 30, 2011 | 04:35 PM - Posted by brothercrow (not verified)

thanks msi

November 30, 2011 | 04:56 PM - Posted by James Jacob (not verified)

I love MSI and their products! Another great contest!

November 30, 2011 | 05:39 PM - Posted by jkl (not verified)

Count me in

November 30, 2011 | 05:46 PM - Posted by struijen

THX MSI FOR THE CONTEST!!!!! LOVE THE FROZERZ, Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 30, 2011 | 06:13 PM - Posted by BaldTurkeyLeg (not verified)

Awesome!!! now maybe I won't have to hit up the Budget Committee (aka the wife) for new gear!

November 30, 2011 | 06:22 PM - Posted by theautumnsbest

Thanks MSI! Now bring me luck to win these awesome parts! =D

November 30, 2011 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Chris H. (not verified)

Thank you MSI you are awesome!!

November 30, 2011 | 07:44 PM - Posted by Lee S. (not verified)

Thanks MSI, great contest!!

November 30, 2011 | 08:27 PM - Posted by BelieveIt! (not verified)

Go go MSI, I choose you! I love me some contests

November 30, 2011 | 08:30 PM - Posted by wormy

Thanks MSI and PCPer for this kick ass contest!!

November 30, 2011 | 09:11 PM - Posted by jjt138 (not verified)

What a great contest

November 30, 2011 | 09:14 PM - Posted by Pierce (not verified)

Thanks MSI

November 30, 2011 | 09:28 PM - Posted by taterman54

Thanks MSI I would love the second place prize I have an i7 2600k that go real well with it

November 30, 2011 | 09:49 PM - Posted by darkangel

MSI is fantastic!

November 30, 2011 | 10:23 PM - Posted by The_Brooke (not verified)

Yey, for free stuff from MSI. Count this Canuk in!

November 30, 2011 | 10:28 PM - Posted by PnkPwrRngr (not verified)

Yay MSI!

November 30, 2011 | 10:58 PM - Posted by daakers

Thanks for the awesome great MSI

November 30, 2011 | 11:05 PM - Posted by snowbound999

Thanks MSI for the hardware.

November 30, 2011 | 11:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

thanks msi!

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by Dunecatfish

Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest.
You rock.

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by devinbaines

All I want for Christmas is to say Thanks, MSI.... :)

T'would be teh hawesome, as the kids say these days.

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by DashTrash

Thanks MSI! Awesome prizes!

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by OmegaNine (not verified)

Just got back to broadband country, love the show, and thank MSI for the swag.

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by klatch

Seriously - MSI makes great stuff. Love their coolers on their cards. I've traditionally been an ASUS guy for motherboards but I'd love to try an MSI board again (had one a long time ago I think). Thanks MSI!

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by maface

Looks pretty sweet!

November 30, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by loeakaodas

MSI's pretty awesome, love their stuff.

November 30, 2011 | 11:09 PM - Posted by Elizabeth NYC (not verified)

Thanks to MSI and PCPer for all the hard work and awsome hardware.

November 30, 2011 | 11:09 PM - Posted by jeffhollon

Thanks to both MSI and PCPer!

November 30, 2011 | 11:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

need to update my system and these would be amazing!

November 30, 2011 | 11:13 PM - Posted by adamvenom

Thank you MSI!! I build my first system with a MSI MB! Thanks for getting me hooked!

November 30, 2011 | 11:14 PM - Posted by DuckMan (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!
I can use some gear.

November 30, 2011 | 11:15 PM - Posted by Joe Lawson (not verified)

Would love to have those cards

November 30, 2011 | 11:17 PM - Posted by Ozphotoguy

Fabulous products

November 30, 2011 | 11:18 PM - Posted by dreamer77dd

I would love to have these products. i love contest. cross my fingers.

November 30, 2011 | 11:18 PM - Posted by LoquaciousOne (not verified)

Thanks MSI for a chance to win the big prize! This equipment looks very nice...

November 30, 2011 | 11:25 PM - Posted by Cr1ms0ngh0st

Thank you!!! MSI!!!! for giving PC Per the sweet, sweet hardware for this contest.

November 30, 2011 | 11:37 PM - Posted by nabokovfan87

Thanks MSI! Cannot wait to buy a 7970 from them.

November 30, 2011 | 11:38 PM - Posted by abutton (not verified)

MSI is the best! I could really use the stuff !!!

December 1, 2011 | 12:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this contest. and for supporting pcper

December 1, 2011 | 12:42 AM - Posted by JSL

Been using MSI products since the 845PE Neo 2 Platinum (which I still have and is in use). Its been great to see MSI evolve over the years, and the line of products improve exponentially as well. I wonder if post #250 is my lucky number ;)

December 1, 2011 | 01:45 AM - Posted by VeryInterestedO...

TYTYTY to the sponsors and this site for the giveaways.

December 1, 2011 | 02:46 AM - Posted by cernun (not verified)

Thanks to MSI for this great contest

December 1, 2011 | 03:52 AM - Posted by Mangix (not verified)

Awesome. Thank you MSI for this.

December 1, 2011 | 05:46 AM - Posted by culber

Thanks MSI and PC Per for a great contest, have two 560ti's in my rig top notch hardware.

December 1, 2011 | 05:55 AM - Posted by Thenix (not verified)

MSI stuff is great, currently using a MSI MB.

December 1, 2011 | 06:05 AM - Posted by Sushruta

1. Thank You very much MSI for this FANTASTIC Giveaway !

2. Liking MSI on Facebook !

3. Liking PC Perspective on Facebook !

4. Following PC Perspective on Twitter !

5. I have Circled PC Perspective on Google+ !

6. I have commented on your G+ Post about this competition !

Thank You very much for the opportunity.I do hope i win. :)

December 1, 2011 | 07:02 AM - Posted by bob3030

Thanks MSI and PC Per for the contest!

December 1, 2011 | 08:38 AM - Posted by Umar Nolen (not verified)

Thanks For This Opportunity :) I might just be on my way to building my first computer!

December 1, 2011 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Bulvine

Owned a few MSI products in the past and they all worked great. Thanks for the sponsoring the contest.

December 1, 2011 | 09:40 AM - Posted by Nomegar

Thanks MSI for this awesome contest!

December 1, 2011 | 10:22 AM - Posted by Jeff Goatley (not verified)

MSI Rocks!

December 1, 2011 | 11:22 AM - Posted by MrBlack2 (not verified)

Thanks MSI

December 1, 2011 | 11:45 AM - Posted by Hallux

Thanks MSI, you make great products.

December 1, 2011 | 12:08 PM - Posted by Daniel Caceres (not verified)

Thank you MSI, O' providers of awesome technology and holy bequeathers of contest prizes!

December 1, 2011 | 12:42 PM - Posted by Sharpe (not verified)

MSI should be designing the graphics cooling for all video cards!

December 1, 2011 | 02:34 PM - Posted by Matt Z (not verified)

Holy smokes batman, what A contest!

MSI FTW!

December 1, 2011 | 03:06 PM - Posted by Matt Z (not verified)

MSI FTW!

December 1, 2011 | 05:36 PM - Posted by Geek1945 (not verified)

MSI hardware is great and chance to win it makes it even better. Thanks MSI

December 1, 2011 | 07:14 PM - Posted by alecws (not verified)

Cool contest!

December 1, 2011 | 08:56 PM - Posted by Abruchis (not verified)

First and foremost, thanks for supporting podcasts and websites like this

For what it's worth, I'm in the process of building 2 PC's for my home. And I always try and buy from vendors that support PC Per and other sites I get my information from.

I hope you get a good return on your investment, and ohhh man I hope I get t save some cash and win something this time out!!

December 1, 2011 | 09:38 PM - Posted by Brad (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

December 1, 2011 | 09:39 PM - Posted by seanp

Love them contests Ryan! My regards to MSI! Thank you both. Sean

December 1, 2011 | 09:39 PM - Posted by green_shadow622

Thanks MSI!

December 1, 2011 | 09:40 PM - Posted by raulduke

good looking out on this AWESOME contest MSI!

December 1, 2011 | 09:42 PM - Posted by WB0WQS (not verified)

Thank you MSI for this kick-ass contest.

December 1, 2011 | 09:42 PM - Posted by Helmsman (not verified)

Great prizes, MSI! I was just considering buying a high-end gaming card as a Christmas present to myself. I think I'll wait for the results of the contest...

December 1, 2011 | 09:45 PM - Posted by Mike Hanson (not verified)

Thanks for the giveaway MSI and PCPer. Looking forward to some real hardware in my box.

December 1, 2011 | 09:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this kickass contest and cool technology that you provide!! awesome

December 1, 2011 | 10:01 PM - Posted by MHolzinger

Thanks MSI for this kickass contest

December 1, 2011 | 10:39 PM - Posted by budbugsy

Thanks PCPer!

December 1, 2011 | 10:44 PM - Posted by Digital Dude (not verified)

Word... WTF MSI give'in it away now 8^)

You guys rock!!!

- DD -

December 1, 2011 | 10:55 PM - Posted by Vincent Baker (not verified)

Thanks MSI and PC Perspective for a great contest.

December 1, 2011 | 10:58 PM - Posted by jtravers

Pretty sweet contest MSI. Thanks for supporting PC Perspective!

December 2, 2011 | 12:37 AM - Posted by Terrific03 (not verified)

Thanks MSI

December 2, 2011 | 12:48 AM - Posted by TFYip (not verified)

Thanks MSI, you make awesome custom products at competitive prices!

December 2, 2011 | 01:03 AM - Posted by AbbyNormal

Thanks MSI and PCPER!

December 2, 2011 | 03:02 AM - Posted by Nitemare_onElmst

Thanks MSI for this great contest, I really hope I win. I've been trying to build a pc for a while.

December 2, 2011 | 08:34 AM - Posted by Elias (not verified)

THANK YOU MSI for this kick ass contest!!
and PCper

TEEHEE!!!

December 2, 2011 | 09:02 AM - Posted by Bakath

Thank you MSI for this kickass contest

December 2, 2011 | 10:38 AM - Posted by WileECyte (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

December 2, 2011 | 10:46 AM - Posted by stewrt

Awesome contest. Thanks MSI!!

And Thank you PCPer!

December 2, 2011 | 10:58 AM - Posted by bman212121

Sweet contest! I think I'd rather have the Z68 board over the SNB-E though.

December 2, 2011 | 11:26 AM - Posted by erikmorgan

Thanks MSI~!

December 2, 2011 | 11:37 AM - Posted by me (not verified)

I've seem some awesome giveaways before, but never quite this much all at once. Thanks MSI, you rock...lets see for manufacturers do this!!

December 2, 2011 | 11:48 AM - Posted by steveo

Great web site in PCPer, great company in MSI. THANK You for Years of computing enjoyment.

December 2, 2011 | 12:05 PM - Posted by Koreeth (not verified)

MSi, you are the bomb for this extensive give-away!!

December 2, 2011 | 12:16 PM - Posted by equinox2355

Thank you MSI and PCPer for this contest. I have always loved the fact that MSI uses military class components and the Frozr coolers on their graphic cards. I have a R5830 and R5770 that could use an upgrade.... =P

December 2, 2011 | 12:21 PM - Posted by Cypher

I did this out of order. :O But this is one nice giveaway... aawweeeesoommeee.

December 2, 2011 | 12:32 PM - Posted by mugginz

A big thanks to MSI for this competition and the chance for one fine system upgrade.

December 2, 2011 | 01:25 PM - Posted by Cary Sun (not verified)

Awesome of MSI to donate such great prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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