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HEXUS and VIA's Super Christmas System Giveaway!

by David Ross on 15 December 2004, 00:00

Tags: VIA Technologies (TPE:2388)

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HEXUS Super System Giveaway!


Looking forward to Christmas? Hoping to get a fat stocking full of presents? Just want to get your hands on a fat PC system to pass the winter hours? We can't help you if you're a scrooge and we can't help you out in time for Christmas, but we can help you start the new year with a high-performance bang. Since it's nearly 2005, we thought we'd round up some of 2004's best PC components with the help of some of our partners, have two of the UK's finest system integrators stick them all into 2004's best chassis, before tweaking the nuts off it and giving it away to one lucky reader from anywhere in the world on the first day of 2005..

Working with VIA, ATI, AMD UK, Corsair and Akasa, we've put together the following system entirely for your enjoyment.

ABIT AV8 Mainboard, powered by VIA's K8T800 Pro core logic
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 Processor, using Socket 939 and running at 2400MHz with 1MB of L2 cache and unlocked multipliers
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition, the world's fastest AGP 3D accelerator
A TwinX 1GB pack of Corsair's XMS Xtreme Performance DDR XL Memory, at 2-2-2-5 latencies
AKASA's Eclipse-62 AK-BKCSE-01 chassis, in gorgeous black aluminium
AKASA's AK-BKWSP-01 windowed side panel for the Eclipse-62
AKASA's PAX.power Version 2, AK-P460FG-BKUKV2 ultra quiet 460W PSU
AKASA's AK-183-L2B Amber Series silent PAX.power 120mm fans
AKASA's data cabling for both optical and SATA disks

With a fast, large hard disk and high-performance optical drive thrown in for good measure, the system will be integrated by our very own Paul Dutton, assisted by SavRow's chief of R&D, James Smith and spectacularly put together ready for the prize draw on January 1st 2005. The mighty VIA will also bundle in an exclusive T-shirt for the first prize winner, give an EPIA starter kit and a T-Shirt away to our 2nd place winner and give T-Shirts to 20 lucky runners up.

1st Prize - The HEXUS Super System and a VIA Technologies Exclusive T-Shirt!
2nd Prize - VIA EPIA Starter Kit and a VIA Technologies Exclusive T-Shirt!
20 runners up Prizes - VIA Technologies Exclusive T-Shirts!

To win one of the prizes, all you have to do is visit http://users.HEXUS.net before the stroke of midnight on the 31st December 2004 (GMT!) and we'll pick some winners at random.

The VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset features a maximum HyperTransport speed of

a) 400MHz
b) 800MHz
c) 1000MHz

Anyone in the world can enter, we'll make sure it gets to you in one piece. The only caveat is that VIA and HEXUS employees can't enter, so if you don't work for us or them, hit HEXUS trust before midnight on the 31st December 2004 GMT for your chance to win the system.

Good luck from everyone at Team HEXUS, VIA and the rest of our partners and have a very merry Christmas and an awesome new year!