The forum policies forbid (other than CNet) site or forum promotion.
We regularly clean off all the free iPod posts, surveys and more since they are not in keeping with the forum policies. This is also a worldwide forum so your listing of just those vendors is not helping at all since it's promoting those vendors.
Too bad you didn't use Cnet sponsored links.
Hey fellas, here is your chance to show off your skills and win some money. Here's the deal, whoever builds the best gaming machine for the cheapest cost before the Contest End Date will win $20 US Dollars via paypal just to show my appreciation. I might increase the winning amount depending on the winning entry.
My budget is a maximum of $1200 CAN Dollars and I will only need the following components:
3) Video Card
4) Hard Disk
6) Cooling components
7) If the motherboard doesn't have good sound then a decent sound card
Any other necessary components, excluding the case
Contest End Date: Sunday, December 16, 12:00 AM EST
Now the reason I only need the above components is that I'm going to take these components to Pakistan and build the system there so I'm not sure if other components (power supply) will work in Pakistan. If you have any suggestion or knowledge about that then please let me know.
I will select the winner mainly with the help of the following calculator:
Whoever gets the highest score in the above calculator, without over clocking, with the lowest cost, including shipping+handling will win the contest. You must only select components from a Canadian based website like www.tigerdirect.ca, www.directcanada.com, www.ncix.com, etc.
I will be posting this contest on other forums as well and post the winning entry here, so it's going to be a tough competition.
Good luck to all who participate!
P.S I will greatly appreciate it if a staff member can sticky this thread until the contest is over.