PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2012 @ Quakecon 2012 in Dallas, TX

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Graphics Cards, Motherboards, Cases and Cooling, Processors, Memory, Systems, Storage, Mobile, Shows and Expos | August 9, 2012 - 10:30 PM |
Tagged: video, workshop, streaming, quakecon, prizes, live, giveaways

It is that time of year again: another installment of the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop!  Once again we will be presenting on the main stage at Quakecon 2012 being held in Dallas, TX August 2-5th.  

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Main Stage - Quakecon 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2pm CT

Our thanks go out to the organizers of Quakecon for allowing us and our partners to put together a show that we are proud of every year.  We love giving back to the community of enthusiasts and gamers that drive us to do what we do!  Get ready for 2 hours of prizes, games and raffles and the chances are pretty good that you'll take something out with you - really, they are pretty good!

Our thanks for this year's workshop logo goes to John Pastor!!

Our primary partners at the event are those that threw in for our ability to host the workshop at Quakecon and for the hundreds of shirts we have ready to toss out!  Our thanks to NVIDIA, MSI Computer and Corsair!!


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Live Streaming

If you can't make it to the workshop - don't worry!  You can still watch the workshop live on our page right here as we stream it over one of several online services.  Just remember this URL: http://pcper.com/workshop and you will find your way!

Case Mod Competition

Along with the Hardware Workshop, PC Perspective is working with Modders Inc on the annual case mod contest!  There are two categories for the competition: "Scratch Built" and "In the Box" that will allow those that build their computer enclosures from the ground up to compete separately from those that heavily modify their existing cases and systems.

For more details, be sure to check out the on going thread at the Modders Inc Forums!

Prize List (will continue to grow!)

Continue reading to see the list of prizes for the workshop!!!

  • AMD
    • 100 x A8-3870K APUs
    • Seriously...100!!
  • Cooler Master
    • 1 x Cosmos II Black
    • 5 x Storm Spawn Optical
    • 5 x QuickFire Rapid KB
    • 1 x HAF XM USB 3.0
    • 1 x CM 692 Advanced
    • 1 x 1050 watt PSU
    • 1 x 1300 watt PSU
  • Corsair
    • 3 x K90 KB
    • 3 x M90 Mice
    • 2 x K60 KB
    • 2 x M60 Mice
    • 2 x V2000 Headset
    • 3 x V1500 Headset
    • 2 x GS800 PSU
    • 2 x C70 Chassis
    • 2 x 8GB Vengeance Memory
    • 2 x Corsair Fan sets
    • 2 x 240GB Force GS SSD
  • EVGA
    • 2 x GTX 570
  • Galaxy
    • 1 x MDT GTX 580
    • 2 x Galaxy MDT 610 
    • 10 x Custom Tshirts
    • 50 x Galaxy keychains
  • Gigabyte
    • 1 x 990FXA-UD7
    • 1 x Sniper M3 Z77
  • G.SKill
    • 2 x Sniper 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
    • 2 x 16GB Class 10 Memory
  • Kingston
    • 10 x 16GB USB 2.0 DataTraveler
    • 5 x HyperX Cooling Fan
    • 5 x  HyperX Blu memory 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
  • MSI
    • 2 x N560GTX-Ti Hawk
    • 2 x MSI Acrylic Test Bench
    • 2 x Z77MA-G45
    • 1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 690 (!!)
    • 7 x EVGA GeForce GTX 680
    • 10 x GeForce GTX 480
  • OCZ Technology
    • 3 x 120GB Vertex 4 SSD
    • 10 x 4GB USB Diesel flash drives
    • 20 x OCZ mouse mats
  • Patriot
    • 3 x Viper Xtreme memory
    • 3 x 32GB Supersonic BOost XT drives
  • Roccat
  • Rosewill
    • 1 x Blackhawk chassis
    • 1 x R5 Gaming case
    • 1 x Capstone 750 watt PSU
    • 1 x FOrtress 750 watt PSU
    • 1 x RK-800G Keyboard
    • 1 x RHTS 8206 headset
  • Seasonic
    • 2 x M12II 850 watt PSU
    • 2 x X760 watt PSU
    • 2 x P860 watt PSU
  • Thermaltake
    • 3 x Carrying bags
    • 1 x Level 10 GTS
    • 1 x Chaser MK1
    • 1 x Water 2.0 Extreme
  • Western Digital
    • 4 x 600GB Velociraptor
    • 2 x 1TB Velociraptor
    • 2 x MyNet N750 routers
  • Quakecon
    • 1 x ticket for Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe raffle (!!)
  • Tshirts.  Did we mention a TON of Tshirts??

We are really looking forward to the event this year and are looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Source: PCPer

July 29, 2011 | 04:22 PM - Posted by djotter (not verified)

System building competition seems like a lot of fun, but what will you be installing the OS from? :-)

July 29, 2011 | 04:59 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

The OS will already be on the SSD. :)

July 18, 2012 | 10:37 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Yeah this was really cool last year even though the 2 were like a 8 year old kid and a 40+ gamer (but doesnt build computers) so that was interesting.

I am really glad this is making a come back, I hope my number gets pulled for this one!, someone time me! ;)

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July 29, 2011 | 10:33 PM - Posted by Joe Mama (not verified)

I actually now live in DFW but work all weekend. Anything worth seeing on Thursday the 4th?

July 30, 2011 | 09:24 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

If you go on Thursday afternoon you can see the John Carmack keynote - that is worth seeing.

August 2, 2011 | 03:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is there going to a special after workshop thing for web streamers with prizes!

August 5, 2011 | 10:34 PM - Posted by ThorAxe

A shame I'm in Aus, not only do we miss out on the workshop but we don't get a podcast. :(

August 6, 2011 | 06:00 PM - Posted by someguy27

Watching the live stream, there is so many prizes!

August 6, 2011 | 09:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Tim w/Nvidia was a horrible speaker. Doing rock/paper/scissors with a giant collective group to determine free prizes was quite unprofessional and chaotic. People could barely hear the raffle numbers being called while all the chaos ensued due to stuff being thrown into the front rows. While free stuff is great, I feel like the event was a waste of time due to how unprofessional and unorganized the whole even went off.

August 6, 2011 | 09:45 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

or rather I think his name was Tom. Was hard to hear with all the people fighting over tshirts... the same people with a fistful of tshirts fighting over yet more tshirts.

July 18, 2012 | 10:34 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Yeah, I know!!! Its the same PR guy from NVIDIA every time, NVIDIA also uses him for the youtube video's.

The "rock/paper/scissors" thing (which hes done at least twice) is always a flaming ball of (explict). I hope he doenst do a repeat.

Yes +1! PCPer/NVIDIA/Sponsors, dont just hand stuff out to the people in the front rows! The room is full!!! Last year there was enough goodies for almost everyone to have walked away with something! Instead of 20+ people walking away with like 5 pc parts each ( I kid you not ).

Please make it more fair and balanced with the lootz :D ! After all the more people that have fun the more people the sponsors reach!

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August 6, 2011 | 11:39 PM - Posted by Hacksaw777 (not verified)

Wow you guys rock, as usual we walked away with a bunch of good stuff, My daughter won one of your raffles for a case, power supply, ram, video card, motherboard, (can't remember what else she said was in there) She called me on the phone because I could not make it this year and she was screaming.

Thanks a lot

August 7, 2011 | 12:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for a great QuakeCon. Amazing amount of prizes! I know time was limited,but I think people would prefer for everyone to have a chance to win something instead of giving away stacks of 3-5 products to one person. The number ticket system is a great idea and seems fairer than just throwing things to only the first few rows. Thanks again. I was blown away by the amount of swag you brought for us!

August 8, 2011 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Kahlandra (not verified)

i had a blast at this presentation! the prizes you gave out were fantastic, and i won the saphire pure platinum mb. i can't wait to build a new computer now :-D thanks so much for putting on such a great show!!

July 18, 2012 | 04:05 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Time once again for the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop!!

July 18, 2012 | 10:30 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

He** Yeah!!! I have been a long time follower of PCPer and have been going to QuakeCons for many many years!

Excited to see you guys there again!

Just some food for raffleing thought...dont only hand stuff out to the people in the first few rows, look back, the room is full! Also, the "who has the oldest quakecon shirt" or "who is from the furthest away" is WAY overdone, its the same ppl every year, lol.

Side Note;

@Ryan: can we expect another interview with Carmack this year? :D

Also I live in the DFW area so !rock on!

July 19, 2012 | 01:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How about a giveaway for those of us who can make it there - announce a secret code to email you during the Live Stream?

July 19, 2012 | 01:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lol - really need an edit button on these comment pages
meant to say - for those who "can't" make it there

July 19, 2012 | 01:26 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Just a FYI, if you create a account or comment with a account there is a option there for edit. :)

July 20, 2012 | 12:19 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

yup! ;)

July 23, 2012 | 10:47 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Please dont forget about the people who may not be in just the first few rows! :D

This is one of my favorite annual events of QuakeCon, besides John Carmack's Keynote of course.

Hope to be able to pick your brains PCPer!

July 27, 2012 | 11:59 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We'll do our best!

August 6, 2012 | 05:37 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Had a great time at this years event! Way to handle the choas of having to move the workshop.

BTW @Ryan and everyone at PCPer did a great job spreading the lootz to the entire room!

The tickets under the chair thing was a great touch as well!

Wish me and my GF had managed to snag some shirts, but nevertheless it was a blast! Hope to see you guys there again next year!

Edit: It would be cool if PCPer could get a booth next year! ^.^

August 6, 2012 | 05:39 PM - Posted by Thedarklord


July 31, 2012 | 09:39 AM - Posted by cyow

WOW some lucky people are going to win some cool stuff.
thanks to all the great partners for give Ryan and the gang this to give out.

wish I was able to be there so much cool stuff.

August 2, 2012 | 03:36 AM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

the system building contest is for speed right? Whoever boots up first wins?

Then cable management won't matter lol

August 2, 2012 | 02:23 PM - Posted by Rick (not verified)

you guys are giving a way everything but the kitchen sink!!! wish i could be there...

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