Remember me? I'm mattFOO mothafucker, don't forget that shit.
I am the winner
of the Turning Point Gaming Rig. There were hundreds of entries from gamers all over the world, but I am the lucky winner. You can check out the winning blog here.
Basically my laptop is a piece of shit, and I won a beast of a computer in a random drawing my gaming community hosted. All I had to do is take a picture of my rig. That's it. This is why Destructoid.com has the best contests.
I'm terribly sorry I didn't post about the rig as soon as I got it. I was so excited. I just wanted to unwrap it, set it, up and play some games. Here's a list of the winnings.
ICON Exotix – Custom SOF artwork w/ bullet holes
ICON Standard Solid
Silverstone 1000Watt Strider - Modular
EVGA nVidia nForce 680I - SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU LED
2GB Corsair Dominator 6400C4
2x nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Creative Labs X-Fi
Raid 0 - Requires 2 Identical Drives
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe
Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 Bit
Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech MX-518 Gaming-Grade Opt. Mouse
Samsung 22" - 1680x1050
Logitech X-240 2.1
Falcon Northwest T-Shirt (LG)
Falcon NorthWest coffee mug & coffee bean?
Falcon Northwest hat
LoL WTF? I don't drink coffee, but its pretty cool. Anyways, lets take a look at this monster of a machine...
The artwork is on both sides of the rig. The front has two doors that swing open. The top door gives you access to the Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive, and the Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe tray. The bottom door opens up to a big fan and 4 USB ports. The Power button and the Reset button both have blue LED lights. The top door has the Falcon Northwest logo built into it with a bright white light. The top of the rig has a grate. You can look into the computer through it. The inside is lite up beautifully. Mostly blue lights, but there are also red, green, and yellow lights inside. Complete with surround sound input, 4 monitor outputs, 10 USB ports, 2 Firewire ports, S/PDIF Digital audio out, S/PDIF optical audio out, and I wont forget to mention the secondary Front Speakers and Microphone inputs, this computer is BADASS!
And now the accessories.
Ladys and gentlemen, I present to you the Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX Black 22" Widescreen TFT-LCD Monitor. With fast response time (5ms) and Dynamic Contrast 8000:1, I'm pretty much guaranteed a enjoyable experience every time I sit in front of it. Even my monitor has USB ports and a Firewire port. You can raise, lower, rotate and lean the monitor. Perfect for a gamer.
Can you image sitting back, playing your favorite shoot em up on this?
This is the Logitech G-15 keyboard. I'm still trying to figure out all of its functions. Illuminated key Characters with three levels of brightness makes it easily visible in all lighting conditions. With the "GamePanel" LCD you can keep track of emails, game stats, or important system information. The G-15 has 6 programable "G" keys with 3 Mode keys. There is even 2 USB ports.
To go along with the epic G-15 keyboard Destructoid gave me the Mx518 mouse.
It has 8 buttons, three sensitivity levels, and the most comfortable thumb groove to fit you right hand. 1800dpi!
What do you think of my new mouse pad?
They even hooked me up with a sound system. The Logitech X-240 turns my bedroom into a theatre, or just pisses off my old neighbors...I must say playing Exception with the volume high made me a very happy man.
Falcon Northwest gave me this cool little book to organize all of my PC information, drivers, and extras.
Stait Faces: Standing next to a pile of boxes taller than me.
So here's the temporary setup... (im moving on the 21st) So all of this gets put back into boxes soon.
also, GameDog not sleeping this time.
I want to thank every one at Destructoid, Sandbox, and Falcon Northwest for making this possible.
This is by far the best gift I've ever received. Let me thank each and everyone of you personally by owning your face with my Turning Point Gaming Rig. My steam name is MattFoo.
THANK YOU DESTRUCTOID. I LOVE YOU. read