PC Perspective Halloween Hardware Giveaway - Brought to you by Corsair and Gigabyte

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | November 25, 2013 - 01:02 PM |
Tagged: halloween, giveaway, gigabyte, corsair, contest

UPDATE: We have our winner!!  I would like to introduce you to...The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!

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There quite a few excellent entries in both photo and video form, but this was far and away the favorite of the PC Perspective voting staff.  If you would like to see some of our other favorite entries, just click here and scroll to the bottom.  Thanks to everyone who participated and made our holiday at PC Perspective a humorous one.  :)

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If there is one holiday that I find myself getting more and more attached to as I get older, it is definitely Halloween.  The opportunity to dress up like a fool and (legally) scare children and adults in your neighborhood is an occasion that should not be missed!  :)

To celebrate this wonderful time of year, PC Perspective has teamed up with our friends at Corsair and Gigabyte to giveaway a collection of hardware that just about anyone would be envious of.  Here is what is up for grabs:

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That's more than enough hardware to get anyone started on a killer gaming rig.  Just add in your Intel Core i7/i5 Haswell processor, an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and your off and running!  Maybe a Zotac GeForce card would fit the bill to maintain the orange/black theme?  Total estimated value of this hardware is over $830!!

So how do you enter?  We have a few ways, but you are going to have to get creative for this one.  We are looking for PC Perspective readers that are able to express their nerdom and hardware fanaticism in costume form.  What kind of crazy costumes do you have planned and how are they associated with gaming, or hardware or technology?  Pics or it didn't happen!  Here are the rules:

  1. We want YOUR costume and not some image you stole off Google image search.  That means you are going to need to hold up a piece of paper that says "PCPer" or "PC Perspective" on when you have your snapshot taken.  This prove to us that you actually read this before the photo was taken!
  2. You can submit your entry in a few ways, all of which are equally judged.
    1. Leave a photo and description on the wall of our PC Perspective Facebook page.  This is probably the easiest option.
    2. Leave a photo and description on the wall of our PC Perspective Google+ page
    3. Leave a photo link and description in the comments below.
    4. If you want to get really creative, you can leave a video response on our PC Perspective YouTube channel!

That's it!  We will accept entries starting today and going through November 3rd (to allow for the weekend parties) so get to planning and get creative!  We'll pick a few of our favorites to showcase in a news post announcing the winner then ship the hardware to our favorite.  Good luck!

A huge thanks goes to Corsair for the massive amount of hardware they provided for this contest and also to Gigabyte for the Z87X-OC motherboard.  If you want, you might even get bonus points if you include Corsair and Gigabyte in your entry somehow...

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October 16, 2013 | 08:53 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hmm I'm not eligible, but can my Corgi sporting a halloween costume win this stuff? LOL

October 16, 2013 | 09:29 PM - Posted by mrcapncaveman

Glad we have a little time for our entries, I plan on going all out for this one.

October 17, 2013 | 10:05 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

Open worldwide, or just where Halloween is celebrated? :)

October 17, 2013 | 02:35 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Worldwide!

October 18, 2013 | 02:49 AM - Posted by trisha doherty (not verified)

Where is halloween not celebrated? Oh well..Islamabad maybe...but were bringing western civ to that hellhole anyway.

For the umpteenth straight year I will be going as Velma (scooby doo) so I might just enter. Jeremy, do they have halloween in canada?

October 18, 2013 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well where i live "finland" it's not like some people do but most of the people do not celebrate halloween it's not our main thing

October 17, 2013 | 11:55 AM - Posted by Goofus Maximus (not verified)

Meh. I'm not even going to think about trying for this one. There will inevitably be the person who tricks out a transformer car into a two-story costume, or a Gordan Freeman costume with fully functioning hazard suit, crowbar, and gravity gun that works like the old Jonny Astro kit, so that he can do gravity gun tricks with balloons...

October 17, 2013 | 01:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ha this looks like a pretty cool activity to do with my son lol and hope i get lucky.

October 17, 2013 | 02:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

is the best halloween giveaway..!

October 17, 2013 | 02:43 PM - Posted by mark blackburn (not verified)

I have the best idea for this

October 17, 2013 | 03:15 PM - Posted by georgesaley7 (not verified)

i wish to win because i still use my old pc with 4 gb ram and hd 5450

October 17, 2013 | 03:17 PM - Posted by georgesaley7 (not verified)

i wish to win because i still use my old pc 4gb ram and hd 5450 and the new games... not playing good :(

October 17, 2013 | 03:19 PM - Posted by lavdim (not verified)

I wish i win this Upgrade Kit !!!

October 17, 2013 | 04:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Let me win those beautiful hardwares

October 17, 2013 | 06:03 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

So in other words the person that is rich and can easily buy this set up on his own, goes and out of just wanting to win spends a lot of money probably wins, while some poor slob who could use a setup like that can't spend all that money because it goes foe those extras like food for his kids and rent so their not sleeping on a park bench has basically no shot. In my opinion its a lousy idea for contest.

October 17, 2013 | 07:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ye, because the guy who is inches away from living on a park bench really needs a smoking PC, and it's always a tough decision between food and a new computer rig.

October 17, 2013 | 07:24 PM - Posted by Barry Fliegelman (not verified)

i am in it to win this contest

October 17, 2013 | 08:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

some asshole cosplayers jus gonna wack on one of his/hers many costumes and win this shit

October 17, 2013 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Can I please ask is there any age limit?

October 17, 2013 | 10:52 PM - Posted by Saul (not verified)

my battle rig :D
http://i.imgur.com/B12zkrU.jpg

October 19, 2013 | 12:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Try harder next time weak sauce man

October 18, 2013 | 12:31 AM - Posted by Chris Alampi (not verified)

I am spider man only I have a red spider on my face with an all black suit, kinda like a black widow version of spider man if spider man had the power of venom and carnage combined!

October 18, 2013 | 07:25 AM - Posted by georgesaley7 (not verified)

i wish for this!

October 18, 2013 | 12:51 PM - Posted by Skimminok (not verified)

Realistic hole in torso :)
http://pasteboard.co/Bet056A.png

October 26, 2013 | 12:37 PM - Posted by Anymouse (not verified)

lol - not at all photoshopped PCPer card:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6p5mbp_M98

October 26, 2013 | 08:44 PM - Posted by MrBlack

http://i.imgur.com/XNwcOp8.jpg

October 26, 2013 | 10:01 PM - Posted by MrBlack

I always stay up watching JoshTech :)

http://i.imgur.com/lDDvzGJ.jpg

October 19, 2013 | 11:56 AM - Posted by frankie (not verified)

really looking foward to this give away considering my pc has been broke for a few months and have no money to get a new one

November 3, 2013 | 01:50 AM - Posted by collie (not verified)

ummmm, so how are you posting?

October 19, 2013 | 11:57 AM - Posted by frankie (not verified)

im really looking foward to this giveaway considering my PC has been broke for a few months and i have no money to get a new one

October 19, 2013 | 03:33 PM - Posted by Barry Fliegelman (not verified)

I AM TRYING TO WIN THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY

October 19, 2013 | 05:57 PM - Posted by Damir Turk (not verified)

Good luck everyone

October 22, 2013 | 10:32 AM - Posted by Brandon Pittsley (not verified)

Good Luck to everyone and fingers crossed!

October 22, 2013 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Navar Jenkins (not verified)

My entry:
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7712/o7gk.jpg

Good luck!

November 1, 2013 | 01:19 PM - Posted by Anon (not verified)

Seems "your" photo was used other sites in the past.

guru3d.com
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/games/PC/guru3d/img-cache/contest1/img3/Ben-Segar.jpg

and

PowerColor
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6207/finaldz.jpg

November 1, 2013 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Seems "your" photo was used other sites in the past.

guru3d.com
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/games/PC/guru3d/img-cache/contest1/img3/Ben-Segar.jpg

and

PowerColor
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6207/finaldz.jpg

November 1, 2013 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Anon (not verified)

Seems "your" photo was used other sites in the past.

guru3d.com
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/games/PC/guru3d/img-cache/contest1/img3/Ben-Segar.jpg

and

PowerColor
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6207/finaldz.jpg

October 25, 2013 | 11:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

To bad I will not ever use facebook or google+ or even twitter!

October 26, 2013 | 02:00 AM - Posted by biohazard918

You know you can post your picture here right?

November 1, 2013 | 08:13 AM - Posted by Mayank Bhasin (not verified)

Do we have to submit our entry by only one of the ways mentioned above ??

November 1, 2013 | 10:11 AM - Posted by Dmytro Turivnyi (not verified)

http://i.imgur.com/5JQhmEF.jpg

IF YOU DON'T BACKUP I'LL CURSE YOUR COMPUTER AND EAT YOUR HARD DISK!!!

November 2, 2013 | 12:23 PM - Posted by John Caputo (not verified)

http://imgur.com/pWHAIlr

my entry for DA2 Hawke Costume

November 2, 2013 | 04:37 PM - Posted by OutlawPiper

My entry for the contest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFADjQ4XmzM

I always catch my prey...

November 2, 2013 | 06:14 PM - Posted by David Kim (not verified)

My league of legend "Blitzcrank" Costume.

I do need new computer case lol...
Hope for the luck

http://imgur.com/ZWNBocy

November 2, 2013 | 10:34 PM - Posted by PC Per Girl and her sidekick 7 Fiddy! (not verified)

I don't know how to post my pictures here so I hope this works.
I took some pictures and put them here:

http://imgur.com/a/CUcIA

PC Per Girl costume: $2.99 on clearance bought today Nov 1 at local store. Masks were 50 cents each on the clearance aisle.

PC Per Girl utility pouch: $0.00 The nice Corsair pouch that came from the power supply I bought awhile back.

Ultra High Tech sidekick 7-Fiddy's costume: $0.00 The box from my Corsair HX 750 power supply bought about 4 years ago. I really like to keep all my boxes tidy so it kind of stung that I had to cut the box to make his costume but if I guess "you have risk it to get the biscuit."
Reference: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083456/quotes

Labels and PC Per Girl logo: $0.00. Made in paint and some elbow grease. Well, actually, if you include the printer ink that probably cost $5 bajillion dollars/gallon, ugh, I don't want to think about printer ink, lol.

Total I spent today for this costume: about 4 bucks + tax.

Halloween spirit for less than 5 bucks!

Happy Holidays all!
xoxoxo

PC Per Girl and her ferocious sidekick 7-Fiddy! ^^

PS: if someone knows how to post the pictures here I would really appreciate it!

November 2, 2013 | 11:03 PM - Posted by PC Per Girl and her sidekick 7 Fiddy! (not verified)

Forgot to include that I was doing all this on my computer using a Gigabyte motherboard.

DOH!

Here's the updated album.

http://imgur.com/a/zYmUS

Happy Holidays!

November 3, 2013 | 09:28 AM - Posted by Germo

Hello Guys!
Finally i have my pic about what we can call almost costume :) We don't celebrate Halloween here so i don't have any costume, but at least not trying to sell google crap. I call it Geek Reaper, and well it looked more badass in my head. :) The main focus is on the PSU what is a real reaper, when it puffed killed my motherboard too. So since we don't celebrate halloween this is just for you. http://i.imgur.com/2Ks7QLP.jpg

November 3, 2013 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Fishbait

Here's my Dark Souls (on PC of course) costume of the character you play as wearing the Wanderer's set.
http://gyazo.com/a96da3781c100778f5681ec81d6aa1ad
and here is a reference
http://gyazo.com/08a3db168013bdb45f74bcf9a4fadddf

Took a good long time to make, sadly could not finish my man-serpent great sword in time :(

Hope you guys like it.

November 4, 2013 | 08:34 AM - Posted by YTech

@Ybourret associated with gaming and technology, is a perfect example of take-over branding, such as Hello Kitty!

Ref.: http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/ces2006/kitty/kitty_pc_large...

PHOTO for PCper:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1399622_101517970...

November 4, 2013 | 08:46 AM - Posted by WhiteWolfkr (not verified)

@Kandyce associated with gaming and technology, is the Common Infected from Left 4 Dead. Technology went wrong (for civilians)...
Ref.: http://images.wikia.com/left4dead/images/e/e9/Worker.jpg

PHOTO for @PCper ( bit.ly/19RqY1W ):
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/r90/923036_1015179700764386...

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