EVGA would like to give you a GTX 960 SSC and a Z97 FTW motherboard

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Graphics Cards, Motherboards | February 20, 2015 - 05:10 PM |
Tagged: z97, gtx 960, giveaway, evga, contest

I know, the nerve of some people. Jacob from EVGA emails me this week, complaining about how he has this graphics card and motherboard just sitting in his cubicle taking up space and "why won't I just give it away already!?"

Fine. I'll do it. For science.

So let's make this simple shall we? EVGA wants to get rid of some kick-ass gaming hardware and you want to win it. Why muddle up a good thing?

The Prizes

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC
     
    • The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 delivers incredible performance, power efficiency, and gaming technologies that only NVIDIA Maxwell technology can offer. This is the perfect upgrade, offering 60% faster performance and twice the power efficiency of previous-generation cards*. Plus, it features VXGI for realistic lighting, support for smooth, tear-free NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, and Dynamic Super Resolution for 4K-quality gaming on 1080P displays.
       
    • The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 11°C, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5°C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.

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  • EVGA Z97 FTW Motherboard
     
    • Welcome to a new class of high performance motherboards with the EVGA Z97 lineup. These platforms offer a return to greatness with a new GUI BIOS interface, reimagined power VRM that focuses on efficiency, and are loaded with features such as Intel® Gigabit LAN, Native SATA 6G/USB 3.0 and more.
       
    • Engineered for the performance users with excellent overclocking features. Includes a GUI BIOS that is focused on functionality, new software interface for overclocking in the O.S., high quality components, M.2 storage option and more.

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The Process (aka how do you win?)

So even though I'm doing all the work getting this hardware out of Jacob's busy hands and to our readers...you do have to do a couple of things to win the hardware as well. 

  1. Fill out the questionnaire below.
     
  2. Enter the "secret phrase" from tonight's 337th episode of the PC Perspective Podcast. We'll be live streaming at 10pm ET / 7pm PT or you can wait for the downloadable version at http://www.pcper.com/podcast or the video version on our PC Perspective YouTube channel

The contest will run for one week so you will have more than enough time to listen to or watch the podcast and get the super-secret answer. We'll ship to anywhere in the world and one person will win both fantastic prizes! Once the contest closes (Wednesday, February 25th at 12pm ET) we'll randomly draw a winner from the form below that got the correct answer!

A HUGE thanks goes to our friends at EVGA for supplying the hardware for our giveaway. Good luck!

Source: EVGA

February 18, 2015 | 06:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Graphical User Interface Basic Input Output System interface

February 19, 2015 | 03:22 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Eligibility ?

February 19, 2015 | 12:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is this worldwide competition ?

February 19, 2015 | 08:47 PM - Posted by Dood (not verified)

From the article

"We'll ship to anywhere in the world and one person will win both fantastic prizes!"

February 19, 2015 | 05:05 PM - Posted by Jerry (not verified)

I want that motherboard!

February 19, 2015 | 05:59 PM - Posted by Jodeth (not verified)

I could really use a new mobo. Tired of being tied down to AMD cpus. xP

February 20, 2015 | 08:39 AM - Posted by kenny1007

I listen multiple times to the this podcast and i can't really understand the phrase. I filled the form but i don'y know if i wrote it correctly.

February 20, 2015 | 05:41 PM - Posted by LukeM89

*HINT* BGA which stands for "BALL GRID ARRAY" and then think of past historical events such as Water-Gate Gamer-Gate Deflate-Gate etc etc

February 22, 2015 | 06:21 AM - Posted by bhoxbryan09

oh wait .. nevermind lel

February 24, 2015 | 03:55 PM - Posted by Samuel Aldrich (not verified)

Smh, no cheating lol. Make him listen to the Podcast.

February 21, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by Neon

If I have a notebook that is negatively affected by the secret phrase, then am I eligible for an extra contest entry? Also: thanks EVGA and pcper.

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