PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2013 @ Quakecon 2013 in Dallas, TX

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | August 6, 2013 - 02:30 PM |
Tagged: workshop, video, streaming, quakecon, prizes, live, giveaways

UPDATE: Did you miss the live event?  Check out the replay below!  Thanks to everyone that helped make it possible and see you next year!

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 2013 being held in Dallas, TX August 1-4th.  

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Main Stage - Quakecon 2013

Saturday, August 3rd, 12:30pm 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, Western Digital 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!


PC Perspective LIVE Podcast and Meetup

We are planning on hosting any fans that want to watch us record our weekly PC Perspective Podcast (http://pcper.com/podcast) on Wednesday evening in our meeting room at the Hilton Anatole.  I don't yet know exactly WHEN or WHERE the location will be, but I will update this page accordingly on Wednesday July 31st when we get the data.  You might also consider following me on Twitter for updates on that status as well.

After the recording, we'll hop over the hotel bar for a couple drinks and hang out.  We have room for at leaast 50-60 people to join us in the room but we'll still be recording if just ONE of you shows up.  :)


Prize List (will continue to grow!)

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

    • 2 x SH93 Waterproof 500GB External HDD
    • 5 x C103 USB 3.0 32GB Flash Drive
    • 2 x XPG v1.0 1866mhz 8GB kit
  • AMD
    • 3 x AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Graphics cards (!!)
  • Cooler Master
    • 5 x NA 120 Laptop Power Units
    • 10 x Xornet Gaming Mice
    • 5 x GX650 Power supplies
    • 5 x i700 Power supplies
  • Corsair
    • 4 x Vengeance Pro memory 16GB 1600 - black/red
    • 4 x Vengeance K70 keyboards - black/red
    • 4 x Vengeance M65 mice - white and black
    • 4 x Vengeance 2000 headset
    • 1 x Carbide Air 540 case
    • 1 x Obsidian 350D case
    • 2 x Voyager Air 500GB
  • Enermax
    • 1 x Hoplite ST (White)
    • 1 x NAXN 550
    • 1 x DREAMBASS
    • 1 x BRISKIE
    • 1 x Chopper (Blue)
    • 1 x Chopper (Red)
  • EVGA
    • 2 x GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    • 2 x 650 watt Power Supply
    • 2 x 750 watt Power Supply
    • 1 x 1000 watt Power Supply
  • Galaxy
    • 1 x GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
    • 50 x Custom Tshirts
    • 50 x Galaxy keychains
  • Gigabyte
    • 1 x Z77X-UD3H
    • 1 x Z87X-UD3H
    • 2 x A75X-UD4H
    • 2 x F2A85XM-D3H
    • 5 x GK-FORCE K3 Keyboards
  • G.SKill
    • 3 x Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz
  • Intel
    • Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E CPU
  • In Win
    • 2 x GT1 Black Case
    • 1 x GRone Gray Case
    • 2 x Commander II 1200 watt Power Supply
  • Kingston
    • 5 x 16GB HyperX DDR3-1600
    • 2 x 64GB DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 drivers
    • 2 x HyperX 3K SSD 120GB
  • MSI
    • 1 x GeForce N760 Gaming (N760 TF 2GD5/OC)
    • 1 x Z87 MPower
    • 1 x Z87 GD65 Gaming
    • 1 x FM2-A55M-E33
    • 20 x Mouse pads
    • 10 x PNY GeForce GTX 770 XLR8 (!!)
    • 2 x 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 PNY XLR8 Memory Kit
  • NZXT
    • 1 x Phantom 630 case
    • 1 x Sentry Mix 2 fan cont
    • 1 x Respire T20
    • 1 x Respire T40 cooler
  • OCZ Technology
    • 2 x 128GB Vector SSDs
    • 2 x 1000 watt Fatal1ty Power Supply
    • 10 x Mouse pads
  • Patriot
    • 4 x Supersonic RAGE XT 64GB Hawken Bundle USB 3.0 drives
    • 2 x 16GB (2 x 8GB) Viper 3 1600Mhz DRAM Sapphire Blue Edition
    • 5 x FUEL+ Mobile Batteries, capacity ranging from 3000mAh to 9000mAh.
  • Phantek
    • 1 x PH-TC14PE Orange
    • 1 x PH-TC12DX Black
    • 1 x PH-TC14CS RED
    • 2 x PH-F140TS WT
  • Rosewill
    • 2 x RG630-S12 Power Supply
    • 2 x Cruiser Case
    • 2 x RK-8100 keyboard
  • Seasonic
    • 2 x G 750/650 80+ Gold
    • 2 x M12II 850/750 80+ Bronze
    • 2 x X 1050/850 80+ Gold
    • 2 x Platinum 1000/660
  • Silverstone
    • 1 x SG06 - SFF case with built-in PSU
    • 1 x FT03 - 90 degree mounted micro-ATX tower
    • 1 x KL04 - tower case with side window
    • 1 x ST60F-P - 600W full modular power supply
    • 1 x ST1000-G - 1000W full modular power supply
    • 1 x HE01 - SilverStone's flagship air cooler
    • 1 x DS322 - external hard drive enclosure
    • 1 x Sugo Pack - carrying bag for SFF PCs
    • 4 x AP121-USB - USB desktop fan, four colors
    • 5 x PB05 - mobile USB charger, five colors
    • 4 x LS01 - LED lightstrip, four colors
  • Thermaltake
    • 1 x tT eSPORTS Meka Gunit Red Switch KB
    • 1 x Chaser A31 Thunder Edition Case
    • 1 x Chaser A71 Case
  • Western Digital
    • 4 x 4TB RE HDDs
    • 2 x 500GB Passport USB 3.0 drives
  • Quakecon Group
    • 2 x Raffle Tickets for a 2013 Ford Focus ST!!
  • 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!

July 24, 2013 | 01:19 AM - Posted by Thedarklord

Awesome! This has always been my favorite events at Quakecon besides Carmacks Keynote.

Look forward to speaking with you guys again!

July 24, 2013 | 01:51 AM - Posted by Mark Johnston (not verified)

I couldn't get a ticket to go to the BYOC this year because of the horrid system failures on their website. Otherwise I would be there for the BYOC and all the PCPer coverage

July 24, 2013 | 09:58 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

You can still turn up early for a chance to get a seat. Not many left and the competition is going to be furious, but worth a shot.

July 24, 2013 | 03:50 AM - Posted by ElfFriend (not verified)

Could you guys do the Skyrim modding community a favor and tell Bethesda about a bug that doesn't allow worlds to be larger than -64,64 cells? Here's more detail on the bug: http://www.darkcreations.org/forums/topic/806-common-worldspace-heightma...

In sort, it needs to be fixed if we are to see TC like Winter Is Coming - A mod of Ice, Hoddminir, Beyond Skryim and a few others. MERP would have been on that list if it wasn't killed by a C&D from WB along with this bug:( The MERP team transformed into Epoch Games and will be creating an awesome game with CryEngine3.

Lastly Winter Is Coming REALLY needs some more modders:D Please if anyone reading this has any skill we could use you:D http://www.moddb.com/mods/winter-is-coming-a-mod-of-ice-and-fire

July 24, 2013 | 04:44 PM - Posted by EndTimeKeeper

I will not be able to attend quake con this year :(, but I will defiantly be watching the live stream thanks for all the hard work guys.

July 24, 2013 | 10:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will you also livestream the games presentation too? (The Evil Within, Wolfenstien, ESO)

July 27, 2013 | 08:28 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We are not responsible for anything other than the workshop.  Sorry!

July 30, 2013 | 01:06 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Cant wait to get the chance to hang out with PCPer during and after a Podcast, should be a lot of fun, hopefully I will also see some of you at the charity poker tournament. :)

Edit: counting down the hours not days now, lol

August 2, 2013 | 09:02 PM - Posted by Cr1ms0ngh0st

Hey great prizes good luck to all the attendees! Wish I could go.

August 3, 2013 | 01:25 PM - Posted by oneshotshy (not verified)

I need to win it all! It is too bad I am not there, and instead of awesomeness & GEEK'n out, I get to move my ex's stuff out of my place...

August 3, 2013 | 02:57 PM - Posted by Branthog

That was so awesome to see that woman win all that sweet gear!

August 3, 2013 | 03:21 PM - Posted by Fishbait

Great show guys, looked like a fun workshop :D

August 3, 2013 | 03:28 PM - Posted by Myopic (not verified)

Awesome live stream!! I enjoyed the show!! Thanks for all your hard work.

August 6, 2013 | 01:58 PM - Posted by YTech

Wow! That was a lot of giveaways and nice crowd. Congrats to all the winners.

Thanks for sharing! Was great to watch!

August 6, 2013 | 06:37 PM - Posted by razor512

why is it that we can never find download links for those unreal engine 4 demos?

August 6, 2013 | 06:47 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

They are held pretty close to the chest.

August 6, 2013 | 10:32 PM - Posted by duttyfoot (not verified)

thanks for sharing the quakecon video, really impressive stuff

August 7, 2013 | 12:17 PM - Posted by boothman

Looks like AMD just slashed 7990 prices!!


Question is, will this price drop + 13.8 driver + 8 games be enough to get gamers to invest in this as opposed to a GTX 780 around the same price point.


August 7, 2013 | 12:19 PM - Posted by boothman

Great event BTW, fun to watch....might have to pencil myself in for next year.

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