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MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2013 enters its 6-year anniversary

If you've wanted to know how it feels to be a world renown overclocker, MSI have officially announced their 2013 MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) is entering its six-year anniversary. MSI are going with a "NO LIMITS" concept, that will "bring out the core spirit of overclocking and help to unveil MOA 2013".


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In order to enter, all you have to do is share the "No Limits MSI MOA" video on Facebook, giving you an entry into the draw. There will be two people chosen as winners, who will receive MSI's latest Gaming Series motherboard. Here's what you need to know:

  • Only members of the MSI FAN CLUB fans have the right to participate.
  • Winners must contact with MSI FAN CLUB before Apr. 15th, 2013 to retrieve the prices, anytime later than the designated date will be disqualified.
  • The organizer reserves the right to review the eligibility of participants. Winners will be disqualified and prizes will be recalled if participant takes part in any act of obstructing the fair game principle with malicious computer programs or any other methods or if nonconformance with the activity rules are detected or reported by a third party.


For more detailed information, please visit MSI FAN CLUB page on Facebook.

Microsoft announces Imagine Cup competition for young students, encouraging game development

This morning Microsoft announced a new Imagine Cup competition that is aimed at game developers in the 9-18 years old range. The Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge is designed around Kodu, an easy to learn game creation tool kit and programming language.


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Scott Fintel, producer for Kodu at Microsoft said:


"Microsoft developed Kodu to transform programming from a skill perceived as overly difficult to grasp to one that is fun and kid-friendly. By getting students interested in game design at an early age through Imagine Cup, it's our hope they will acquire new skills that will translate into a lifelong passion for computer programming and computer science and will encourage them to explore STEM-related careers in the future."


The Kodu environment can be downloaded for free on Windows based computers and has generated over 16,000 kid-created games since its release. The Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge begins today and runs through May 17th 2013 and features two age brackets 9-12 and 13-18 that students can compete in.

Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - Corsair Hydro Series H90 and H110 CPU Liquid Coolers

In this Twitter weekly giveaway we have teamed up with Corsair to giveaway one of its new Hydro Series H90 and Hydro Series H110 all-in-one CPU liquid coolers. For this giveaway we increase your chances of winning as two winners will be selected for either prize.


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In our review of the H110, our cooler editor Chad Sebring had the following to say:


"In the realm of the casual buyers out there, the H110 shines in a different light. It is one of the largest sealed AIO solutions on the market. It does do pretty good, and the results are great compared to a stock cooler. Then there is the fact that a lot of buyers out there also have Corsair cases, PSUs, SSDs, and memory, so why not keep the theme going?


In this type of a situation, I can see someone spending the money and using the H110 to complete the themed build with a bit of bragging rights to having the largest Corsair AIO you can buy."

Continue reading 'Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - Corsair Hydro Series H90 and H110 CPU Liquid Coolers' (full post)

Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-WIFI (Intel C606) Motherboard

In this Twitter weekly giveaway we have teamed up with GIGABYTE to giveaway a hot new motherboard. We're talking about just any motherboard; we're talking about the new and impressive X79S-UP5-WIFI. It's an enthusiast-class board with server like features since it uses the impressive high-end Intel C606 Express chipset.


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In our review of the X79S-UP5-WIFI, our motherboard editor Shane Baxtor had the following to say:


"When it comes to the features, we've got a strong line up thanks to the eight SAS ports that are brought to the table via the C606 chipset. Along with that we've got all the usual inclusions like USB 3.0 and dual Gigabit networking to name just a few things. The other big feature, though, comes in the bundle via the included WiFi / Bluetooth card that adds another layer of connectivity to the board.


Overall GIGABYTE has put together a really strong motherboard that's a great option for anyone who is looking at going down the path of an LGA 2011 build. The toughest decision when it comes to buying a new high-end PC at the moment is do you go down the LGA 2011 path with a X79 / C606 based chipset or follow the impressive LGA 1155 based CPU's with an Z77 chipset, which has proven itself extremely well."


Click the continue reading link below for details on how to enter.

Continue reading 'Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-WIFI (Intel C606) Motherboard' (full post)

Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - Blazing fast OCZ Vector 256GB SSD!

In this Twitter weekly giveaway we have teamed up with OCZ to giveaway a blazing fast solid state drive. We're talking about the Vector 256GB SSD. One lucky winner will get to take home this shiny new boxed SSD, and take your PC to new performance levels.


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Step 1 - Follow @TweakTown and @OCZTechnology on Twitter. Your follow and tweet will be verified.


Step 2 - Tweet or RT the following: Follow @TweakTown and @OCZTechnology and RT to win a blazing fast OCZ Vector 256GB SSD. Details: #TTSSDVector256


Step 3 - Sit back, relax, and hope that you're our winner!

Continue reading 'Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - Blazing fast OCZ Vector 256GB SSD!' (full post)

G.SKILL team up with EVGA & KINGPIN for an awesome giveaway, win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan!

In order to celebrate the launch of the new GeForce GTX Titan GPU from NVIDIA, G.SKILL have partnered up with EVGA & KINGPIN to give one of the incredibly fast GPUs away! Not only that, but the first prize includes a bunch of other high-end hardware, too.


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As you can see above, the prizes on offer here are pretty awesome and all you have to do is enter the giveaway right here. The competition starts today and ends the day before my birthday - Friday, 11th March 2013. The only prerequisite is that you 'like' the fan pages of KINGPIN Cooling & G.SKILL on Facebook. If you recommend your friends to enter, you'll receive one bonus entry for every friend that enters the event through a shared link, so get sharing!

Weekly Giveaway: Win a Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD (Global Entry Accepted)

This week we have teamed up with Samsung who are giving away one of its new 840 Series solid state drives.


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The drive on offer has a solid capacity of 250GB and since it uses a 7mm Ultraslim form factor, it will fit just fine in your new Ultrabook laptop, as well as your desktop PC. The drive has read speeds of up to 530MB/s and write speeds up to 240MB/s. Read IOPS top out at an incredible 95,000.


It also comes with one of the best SSD bundles out including Samsung SmartMigration Software, Samsung Software & Manual CD, Quick User Manual, 3.5" bracket with screws, SATA data and power cables and a Mounting Spacer.


This time we are running the weekly giveaway a little differently. In order to comply with Facebook's policies, we are running the giveaway directly through an app on our Facebook page. It's really easy - all you have to do to enter is become (or be) a TweakTown Facebook page fan and enter a valid email address. The winner will be alerted via email, it's important your email is correct.



ASRock announces FM2 OC competition with HWBOT

ASRock is teaming up with HWBOT to hold an OC competition based around it's AMD FM2 line of motherboards. The contest runs from January 7th until February 4th. It is opened to all overclockers with ASRock brand motherboards and AMD Socket FM2 CPUs.


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The total prize is worth up to $6,740 and the final champions of the CPU-Z and 3DMark Vantage event will be awarded with a top prize worth $2,170 respectively. The grand prize makes this the most eye catching FM2 competition on the internet.


The contest includes two events: CPU-Z and 3DMark Vantage. The scores will be reviewed on a weekly basis and the highest scores will be the weekly winner. The participant who submits the highest score within these four weeks will be the final champion for each group respectively. The CPU-Z and 3DMark Vantage final champions will be awarded with prizes worth $2,170 respectively.


ASRock is also offering an extra $1,000 cash prize for the entry that breaks the world record of the CPU-Z or 3DMark Vantage test to encourage global overclockers to challenge Nick Shih's A1-A6s scores. For more details about the ASRock Global OC Competition, visit this page

Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - AZiO Levetron Gaming Headsets and Mice

In this Christmas 2012 Twitter weekly giveaway we have teamed up with AZiO to giveaway one AZiO Levetron GH808 Gaming Headset or Levetron GM2000 Mouse per day until December 31, 2012.


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Step 1 - Follow @Levetron and @TweakTown on Twitter. Your follow and tweet will be verified.


Step 2 - Tweet or RT the following: Follow @Levetron and @TweakTown and RT to win a AZiO Levetron GH808 Gaming Headset or GM2000 Mouse. #TTAZiOgiveaway


Step 3 - Sit back, relax, and hope that you're a daily winner! There will be one prize winner per day selected by AZiO.


Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to TweakTown and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for selecting and contacting a winner.


- Giveaway runs from today until December 31st, 2012 at 10:00pm GMT +8:00 - no entries will be taken into consideration after that time.


- If you are a winner, you will be asked to provide your full name, address and telephone number for shipping via Twitter direct message. We will follow you for the time it takes to receive your message. If you do not claim your prize within two weeks, it is forfeited.


- For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter! You don't pay the shipping charges, but you are responsible f

Continue reading 'Twitter Global Weekly Giveaway - AZiO Levetron Gaming Headsets and Mice' (full post)

Corsair celebrate the world not ending by giving away a kick ass PC!

Well, the world didn't end yesterday but that is a good thing for millions of reasons. One of these is that Corsair are giving away a custom PC built with some pretty awesome hardware. The Surviving the End of the World Sweepstakes includes:


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  • Corsair 300R Windowed Case
  • AX Series 1200i PSU
  • Individually Wrapped PSU Cables
  • Air Series Fans
  • H80i CPU Cooler
  • Dominator Platinum DDR3 Memory
  • 180GB Force GT SSD
  • 2x ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II GPUs
  • ASUS Maximus Formula V MB
  • Intel 3770K CPU


To enter the competition to win the awesome system from Corsair, visit their Facebook page.

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