Turbocharge your desktop PC!
Win an Intel, PowerColor and Crucial upgrade bundle worth over £1475
Competition Give your desktop PC a New Year kick! Reg Hardware, Intel, PowerColor and Crucial Technology have teamed up to bring you the chance to win a desktop PC upgrade bundle worth more than £1475*. We've got an Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 CPU, an Intel D955XBK motherboard, a PowerColor Radeon X1900XT 512MB graphics card and 1GB of Crucial Ballistix high-performance DDR 2 memory up for grabs.
This competition has now closed
Intel's dual-core Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 contains two processing units, each operating as two virtual CPUs, thanks to Intel HyperThreading Technology, the better to run demanding applications at the same time. The chip supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology to support not only today's 32-but applications but also tomorrow's 64-bit software.
The Intel Desktop Board D955XBK motherboard is optimised to deliver new levels of performance essential for the needs of the advanced gamer and power-user alike. Based on Intel's 955X Express Chipset, this board brings extreme performance to the desktop by combining support for dual-core processing, Intel Memory Pipeline Technology and a 1066MHz system bus. Enhanced connectively is provided via eight hi-speed USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 1394a and 1394b (up to 800Mbps), and an Intel PRO 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet network connection. The board delivers super sound courtesy of the Intel High Definition Audio sub-system, and its four Serial ATA ports are ready for high-speed, high-capacity storage.
The PowerColor X1900XT clocks at an astounding 625MHz, has a 1.45GHz memory clock and includes 512MB of DDR 3. It also features an unprecedented 48 pixel-shader processors - three times the X1800 series' total. To maximise performance to the limit, CrossFire enables an additional card for even more power. The PowerColor X1900 XT supports Open GL 2.0, DirectX 9c and Shader Model 3.0. It enables anti-aliasing with HDR for incredible visual effects. Its Avivo engine accelerates video decode and encode of the latest video formats and support for High-Definition (HD) videos.
Crucial Technology's Ballistix line is specifically built for performance enthusiasts who want to push the performance envelope without worrying about data loss. The twin-DIMM pack is ready for use in dual-channel memory systems. They offer advanced speed grades, low latencies and integrated aluminum heat spreaders.
To win our upgrade bundle, answer the following questions then click the Send button. Only one entry is allowed per reader, and you must supply a valid email address. The final date for entries is Friday, 17 February 2006.
Terms and Conditions
This competition is not open to employees of Intel Corporation, Micron Technology, Tul Corporation, Situation Publishing, their relatives or members of their families or households, their agents, or subsidiary companies of their employers. Entrants must be aged 18 or above. Only one entry per reader will be accepted, and multiple entries will be disqualified, as will entries from readers' agents or other third parties. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address, and made using this electronic form. The winner will be selected at random from among the correct entries. The winner will be notified within 28 days of the closing date by email. The name of the winner will be available by sending an SAE to The Register's office address up to one month after the closing data. The Editor's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. The Editor reserves the right to substitute any gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value should any gift, prize or item prove unavailable due to circumstances beyond The Editor's control. No purchase is necessary.
The prizes offered in this competition are desktop PC upgrade products. Installation of these products is the responsibility of the winner, and undertaken at their own risk and cost. Situation Publishing, Intel Corporation, Micron Technology and Tul Corporation take no responsibility whatsoever for the use or misuse of these upgrade products, or of their installation.
* Based on UK VAT-inclusive online sale prices on 1 February 2006.