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 21, 2011 | 07:16 PM - Posted by wyldtek

Thanks MSI!

November 21, 2011 | 07:17 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Thank you MSI for this kick-ass contest.

November 21, 2011 | 07:19 PM - Posted by Joe S (not verified)

Thanks MSI, I'd love some Sandy Bridge-E

November 21, 2011 | 07:19 PM - Posted by Awe2.5sub (not verified)

Awesome prizes! Love you're website, quality info and perspective. Props to MSI for the prizes. Would love to get my hands on first prize!

November 22, 2011 | 09:48 PM - Posted by werty316

Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest! I've completed all 5 steps.

November 21, 2011 | 07:22 PM - Posted by Beaird

Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 21, 2011 | 07:26 PM - Posted by oh_fubar

Great prizes Thanks MSI!!

November 21, 2011 | 07:30 PM - Posted by mark (not verified)

THX MSI FOR THE CONTEST!!!!! LOVE THE FROZERZ

November 21, 2011 | 07:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

that's a sweet gaming rig.. thanks, MSI.... BIG TIME!!!

November 21, 2011 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Mikesheadroom (not verified)

Dear MSI, your contest rules!

November 21, 2011 | 07:33 PM - Posted by John Janis (not verified)

Woo-hoo nice hardware thanks MSI and PCPer!
Keep up the good work.

November 21, 2011 | 07:36 PM - Posted by Patto (not verified)

Love your Work MSI

Keep the Kick ass contests coming

November 21, 2011 | 07:37 PM - Posted by jmacguire

MSI is a great company. Thanks for the contests that give back to your customers.

November 21, 2011 | 07:42 PM - Posted by bchiker

Total MSI homer too. I actually bought the 2nd place MOBO a month ago and the AMD 6950 TWIN Frozer II.
I love them both.
Combined with a OCZ SSD, the 2600K, and a 27" display Skyrim looks okay.

November 21, 2011 | 07:42 PM - Posted by Pfkninenines (not verified)

MSI, thanks for being such a kick-ass company with great products!

November 21, 2011 | 07:44 PM - Posted by gloomfrost

MSI has always had the best of the best designs, thanks for the contest!

November 21, 2011 | 07:50 PM - Posted by Varun HK (not verified)

This is insane, thanks MSI for this contest. I really need a new desktop.

November 21, 2011 | 07:56 PM - Posted by Bvandoninck

Thanks for the awesome gear MSI. I have been dying to try a 580 so I am thrilled to enter

November 21, 2011 | 07:57 PM - Posted by ChangWang

Woo! I could use like... any of this! MSI makes great stuff. I love their Twin Frozr series

November 21, 2011 | 07:58 PM - Posted by alex trapini (not verified)

Thanks msi for an awesome contest.

November 21, 2011 | 07:59 PM - Posted by Brian Kristensen (not verified)

Thanks MSI really love you products

November 21, 2011 | 08:08 PM - Posted by scajjr2

Thanks MSI! Love my HD6950 Twin Frozr II

November 21, 2011 | 08:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Superb Offering..:):) Love it..

November 21, 2011 | 08:32 PM - Posted by MrBlack2 (not verified)

MSI - you kick ass

November 21, 2011 | 08:33 PM - Posted by Marcus Caton

Yes it is an Awesome Contest, I've followed, Liked and Had a Biscuit....
Can't wait for my You've won this sweet contest! email
Preparing my speech now :)

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

November 21, 2011 | 08:32 PM - Posted by LiVECrys

Thank you MSI, love your products and would love a free one even more! :)

Thanks PCPer!

November 21, 2011 | 08:35 PM - Posted by Gamp

You guys make it so hard keeping my money in my wallet which there is not much in it in the first place. And MSI, you grown so much since I worked at PC Club. Your boards are so nice looking, no more circus colored bored is awesome.

November 21, 2011 | 08:35 PM - Posted by omegadoom13

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MSI!!!!
Steps 2-5 done!!

November 21, 2011 | 08:36 PM - Posted by Dem0pan (not verified)

There should be more MSI giveaways! I own a 460 GTX hawk talon attack and it is phenomenal.

November 21, 2011 | 08:40 PM - Posted by fr05ty

this would have been a better comp if it was world wide :( maybe next time

November 21, 2011 | 08:47 PM - Posted by makots (not verified)

Thank You MSI for great prizes offered!

November 21, 2011 | 08:51 PM - Posted by Chris H (not verified)

Thank you mSI you are awesome!

November 21, 2011 | 09:04 PM - Posted by azziro

Thank you MSI for the opportunity to win your kick ass prizes!!

November 21, 2011 | 09:07 PM - Posted by theautumnsbest

Thanks MSI!

November 21, 2011 | 09:10 PM - Posted by manu08 (not verified)

Thanks MSI!!! Keep rockin!!!

November 21, 2011 | 09:31 PM - Posted by Asmodyus (not verified)

thank you MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 21, 2011 | 09:42 PM - Posted by Enzarch

Sweet deal, MSI and PCPer, keep it up!

November 21, 2011 | 09:42 PM - Posted by RushManiac

Thanks MSI for contest, I had an MSI motherboard for years without problems!

November 21, 2011 | 09:50 PM - Posted by magpiemad (not verified)

"US and Canada residents only" again? seriously what's the point of me reading/following this site if we are second class citizens, un-subscribed!

November 21, 2011 | 09:54 PM - Posted by cyow

WOW Thanks MSI you guys rock!

November 21, 2011 | 09:55 PM - Posted by rgraze

Thanks MSI, now maybe I can replace my AMD Phenom and 5850.

November 21, 2011 | 09:56 PM - Posted by pben

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 21, 2011 | 09:56 PM - Posted by Viscerian (not verified)

Thanks PC PER and MSI, awesome contest.

November 21, 2011 | 10:06 PM - Posted by spaulding

Thanks MSI and PCPER for this kick ass contest!

November 21, 2011 | 10:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Can't give a big enough thanks to MSI for there generosity!

THANKS!

November 21, 2011 | 10:25 PM - Posted by PnkPwrRngr (not verified)

Thanks MSI... Been rocking your x58 Eclipse SLI board for a long time now and love it!

November 21, 2011 | 10:26 PM - Posted by Mangix (not verified)

Thank you MSI! Whoooooooooooo!!!

November 21, 2011 | 10:29 PM - Posted by Ben W (not verified)

Discovered your podcast 2 days ago and have already listened to every available episode.

One of the few worthwhile podcasts, keep up the good work ^^

/contest entry

November 21, 2011 | 11:03 PM - Posted by Newind (not verified)

Thank you MSI!!! I love your products! I've used your MB's in all of my builds :)

November 21, 2011 | 11:03 PM - Posted by Kloreep

Thanks for giving away some awesome prizes, MSI!

And thanks to PCPer for hosting the contest. :)

November 21, 2011 | 11:04 PM - Posted by cortexodus

Thank you MSI, a win on this would make up for some lost love on my part!

November 21, 2011 | 11:23 PM - Posted by Togrohype (not verified)

Thanks MSI! Love your GPU's!

November 21, 2011 | 11:31 PM - Posted by Ric (not verified)

Thanks MSI for all the great stuff.

November 21, 2011 | 11:38 PM - Posted by Josh C. (not verified)

Thanks MSI, awesome contest!

November 21, 2011 | 11:38 PM - Posted by Griml0ck77 (not verified)

Thanks msi, this would really boost my pc performance!

November 21, 2011 | 11:42 PM - Posted by Josh C. (not verified)

Thanks MSI, awesome contest!

November 21, 2011 | 11:59 PM - Posted by shellscriptz

1up! This week its freaking FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
Thanks PCPer thanks MSI

November 21, 2011 | 11:59 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

MSI did make a x79 board with no fan, for that they get a +1 in my book

November 21, 2011 | 11:59 PM - Posted by Dunecatfish

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest.

November 22, 2011 | 12:04 AM - Posted by thrones801

Thanks MSI for sponsoring this giveaway.

November 22, 2011 | 12:11 AM - Posted by equinox2355

Thank you MSI for this contest, I hope to weld new hardware so that I can bring down my virtual enemies!

November 22, 2011 | 12:20 AM - Posted by fattybread

Thanks MSI for the chance to win this awesome hardware!

November 22, 2011 | 12:30 AM - Posted by papajohn

thank you MSI for some excellent prizes and PC Perspective for the opportunity!

November 22, 2011 | 12:40 AM - Posted by Myndmelt (not verified)

Thanks MSI!!!!

November 22, 2011 | 12:43 AM - Posted by oaklund8

MSI? Awesome. PCPER? Awesome. Prizes? Awesome. Oh Yeah!

November 22, 2011 | 12:55 AM - Posted by timmyisme22

Woo hoo! Thank you MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 01:06 AM - Posted by Nilbog

Thank you MSI & PcPer. Give me my FIRST desktop!!!!!

November 22, 2011 | 01:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you in advance!

November 22, 2011 | 01:23 AM - Posted by Jeff Heck (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 22, 2011 | 01:25 AM - Posted by Mr.Prayer

Nice prizes. Thank you MSI.

November 22, 2011 | 01:48 AM - Posted by tntouch69

Thank you MSI for the contest! You are the BEST!

November 22, 2011 | 02:02 AM - Posted by elgrandeburro

MSI for the win!

November 22, 2011 | 02:05 AM - Posted by FrostyWinnipeg

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

November 22, 2011 | 03:06 AM - Posted by simi_id

Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest!

November 22, 2011 | 03:06 AM - Posted by simi_id

Thank you MSI for this kick ass contest!

November 22, 2011 | 03:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:55 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:55 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:55 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 03:55 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

Thank you MSI

November 22, 2011 | 04:54 AM - Posted by PTran (not verified)

love MSI, all of my motherboards and most of my videocards have been MSI since 2002 when I learned of them and started building rigs for myself... I think starting with a K8T

November 22, 2011 | 04:55 AM - Posted by PTran (not verified)

i meant K7T with AMD Athlon XP 2000+

November 22, 2011 | 05:22 AM - Posted by Abhinna (not verified)

Hey!!!!!!i am SANDY
U GET MA ASZ BURNT....OOOOO!!!!!!!
MA B'DAY IZ TODAY...........PLS WILL U HELP ME TO GET MA ASZ BLACK IF U GIV ME ANY MOTHERBRD.........OH...........MA ASS:P

November 22, 2011 | 05:43 AM - Posted by TA (not verified)

Thanks MSI!!

November 22, 2011 | 06:01 AM - Posted by Gambler (not verified)

Great prizes. Thanks for the contest MSI

November 22, 2011 | 06:40 AM - Posted by gunner

Thanks for your support MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 06:51 AM - Posted by metalj

MSI Rocks

November 22, 2011 | 07:12 AM - Posted by chondro

Wow nice prizes thanks MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 07:41 AM - Posted by Yeno (not verified)

Thank you MSI! I actually have the MSI NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II but would love the upgrade to either the 580 or have two going in SLI!

November 22, 2011 | 08:52 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

I have a GTX260 and could sure use a new card. Thanks MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Del G (not verified)

MSI, a great company with great contests.

November 22, 2011 | 09:06 AM - Posted by undermined (not verified)

I love my MSI 560ti Hawk and defiantly wouldn't mind a MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Lightning.

Thanks PCPER and MSI. Good luck all

November 22, 2011 | 09:45 AM - Posted by David (not verified)

Winning!

November 22, 2011 | 09:47 AM - Posted by pkirby11 (not verified)

Thanks MSI! I look forward to winning. ;)

November 22, 2011 | 09:51 AM - Posted by Gls90a

Thanks MSI, I currently have the 460 version of the your graphics card and I can only imagine the awesome graphics this newer card would provide.

November 22, 2011 | 09:52 AM - Posted by Colin (not verified)

Thanks MSI

No thanks spam filter!!! I am not a spammer, why block me?

November 22, 2011 | 10:06 AM - Posted by James Mousseau (not verified)

Just want to say thanks msi, I have been using your products for yrs and love your steller craftsmanship in your products plus you have some kick ass contest with killer prizes. So a word out there MSI kicks butt in top end PC. Components!!!

Thks MSI crew for all your hard work, And you pcper for your stellar reviews of kickass computer products....

JNM..

November 22, 2011 | 10:36 AM - Posted by cs51762

I've used MSI motherboards and video card for years. Really good stuff. Thanks MSI for excellent product and this super contest!

November 22, 2011 | 10:48 AM - Posted by struijen

MSI you guys are the best! this it the best contest i have ever seen! thanks for letting pc per do the testing and benchmarking of your products.

November 22, 2011 | 10:51 AM - Posted by krankycheese

Thanks MSI

November 22, 2011 | 10:57 AM - Posted by Derekp10

Thanks MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 11:17 AM - Posted by slugbug55

Thank You MSI for sponsoring this giveaway with a plethora of phenomenal prizes. Completed all of the above steps.

November 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM - Posted by da_dragon2k3 (not verified)

Awesome give away pcper and MSI. Can't wait to find out the winners!

November 22, 2011 | 12:12 PM - Posted by Super Six Two

Thank you MSI and PC Per

November 22, 2011 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Buyers

Thanks MSI, i just got a Z68A-GD65 board. Playing with it to get my 2500K overclocked properly.

November 22, 2011 | 01:03 PM - Posted by Nomegar

Thank you MSI for this awesome contest!

November 22, 2011 | 01:24 PM - Posted by Device Unknown (not verified)

MSI is pretty cool. With nice products to boot!

November 22, 2011 | 01:37 PM - Posted by Les (not verified)

Thanks for good prizes

November 22, 2011 | 01:38 PM - Posted by Ben W (not verified)

Thanks MSI for sponsoring this giveaway!

November 22, 2011 | 01:52 PM - Posted by sh4un

Thank-you MSI and PC Per.

November 22, 2011 | 02:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks MSI. I'd be happy to take any of these. You're welcome to give away equipment to deserving people like me any time.

November 22, 2011 | 02:50 PM - Posted by Ebat (not verified)

MSI! What can I say...Thanks for a kick-ass contest and the Mother of all grand prize!!!!

November 22, 2011 | 03:19 PM - Posted by Bearded Frog (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!

November 22, 2011 | 04:40 PM - Posted by culber

Thank you MSI, I own two GTX560Ti's on my system now great products top quality hardware

November 22, 2011 | 04:56 PM - Posted by Gotmilk

These contests are so much fun and it's very cool of MSI and PCPer to do this during the holidays when stretching a dollar is all the better. Thanks MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 05:06 PM - Posted by rongoree

I've been researching the possibility of an upgrade and both the MSI 580 Lightning and the MSI (8D) had made it to the short list. I watch the PCper Podcast and TWICH as often as I can and I greatly appreciate MSI for doing this contest.

November 22, 2011 | 05:28 PM - Posted by Richard H (not verified)

Thank you MSI!!! Great products :)

November 22, 2011 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Attila Nadhazi (not verified)

THY MsI for the great prizes!!!

November 22, 2011 | 08:03 PM - Posted by Vincent (not verified)

Awesome!!

November 22, 2011 | 08:03 PM - Posted by Vincent (not verified)

awesome contest!

November 22, 2011 | 09:11 PM - Posted by Clayton C. (not verified)

awesome prizes! thanks for the giveaway!!

November 22, 2011 | 09:47 PM - Posted by stromc87

Yet another great set of giveaways from another great vendor!!!! Thank You MSI!!!! Thank You PCPer!!!

November 22, 2011 | 10:15 PM - Posted by Grunteh

Thanks, MSI, I'm planning on my next motherboard to be from you guys

November 22, 2011 | 10:57 PM - Posted by bovinethrower (not verified)

Thanks MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 11:01 PM - Posted by fernog

Thanks for the awesome contest MSI!

November 22, 2011 | 11:14 PM - Posted by edwinjamesmiller36

This contest was worth the hassle of figuring out how to get registered. I think I got it this time.

Thank you MSI for this contest with these great prizes!

November 22, 2011 | 11:20 PM - Posted by Andrew Brown (not verified)

Thank You MSI for a great contest!

November 23, 2011 | 12:14 AM - Posted by maulataur

Thank you MSI for the contest!

November 23, 2011 | 12:33 AM - Posted by oasis789

Thanks MSI for this kickass contest! Best of luck all

November 23, 2011 | 01:31 AM - Posted by Eamon (not verified)

Wow, some good MSI swag up for grabs. Thanks to MSI and PcPer for holding such a great contest! Good luck to all involved, may the luckiest one win :)

November 23, 2011 | 02:22 AM - Posted by azstraph

THXs MSI for this awesome contest your allowing PcPer to have with your products. Both prizes just look great for my next new build ;) !

November 23, 2011 | 02:58 AM - Posted by BukkakeShampoo

Long time fan of MSI mobos... definitely at the top of my list for my impending SB upgrade

November 23, 2011 | 03:06 AM - Posted by bruti6

Thanks MSI for the kickass contest!!! and thank you guys at PcPer for making it all happen!

November 23, 2011 | 04:33 AM - Posted by Anupa Ransika Somasiri (not verified)

Thanks MSI and PC Perspective. Guys kick ass!

November 23, 2011 | 10:30 AM - Posted by mbensch (not verified)

Thank You MSI!!

November 23, 2011 | 10:58 AM - Posted by Squall75 (not verified)

This is an awesome giveaway. I am sure that video card could cure cancer,just saying...

November 23, 2011 | 01:50 PM - Posted by JimmyNova (not verified)

I've never used MSI... What better way to start?

November 23, 2011 | 03:52 PM - Posted by Tricky0502 (not verified)

Thank you MSI. Did I win???

November 23, 2011 | 06:28 PM - Posted by Jordan Oliver (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!!!

November 23, 2011 | 10:06 PM - Posted by Aspire

Thanks MSI for this kick ass contest!! Really eager to try out some of your highly praised & exquisitely engineered products! Would really love to win 2nd Prize since I don't need anything too extravagant, but I wouldn't exactly complain if I won 1st Prize either. ;) I'm in desperate need of an upgrade over my current Northwood Pentium 4 based system, & either of these Prizes would be an amazing starting point.
Also, keep up the great work PCPer! I love your site, reviews, & insights & I visit it almost daily. Tho I admit, I finally registered just to say that (& also to join this kick ass contest of course), so I hope that scores me some points. ;-) Looking forward to many more exciting years of news, reviews, & continued prosperity from you guys. Stay classy you two!

November 23, 2011 | 10:19 PM - Posted by Neo (not verified)

Thanks MSI for this awesome contest!

Thanks PC Perspective!

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