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Win hardware worth £730 with bit-tech!

Win hardware worth £730 with bit-tech!

You could win some great prizes while telling us what you thought of the purchases you made this year.

The annual bit-tech and Custom PC Awards Survey has opened today, and we invite you to tell us what you thought of your purchases this year.

Was the customer service up to scratch? Did the kit meet your expectations? Were you trapped in RMA hell?

Not only do you get the chance to praise great retailers and manufacturers, or shame those that have annoyed you, but you could also win one of three great bundles of hardware to upgrade your PC, or help you build a new one.

First prize is a Corsair bundle worth £730. It includes a lightning-fast Force GT 240GB SSD, a hefty HX1050 power supply and 8GB of Vengeance DDR3 memory. That’s a huge upgrade for any PC.

Second prize is a bundle worth £400, kindly offered by Quiet PC. There’s a Zalman GS1200 case, a 700W Nesteq power supply and a 2TB Samsung hard disk to be won.

Third prize is a bundle of hardcore gaming kit from SteelSeries that's worth £250. With the Xai Laser mouse, 5Hv2 headset and 6Gv2 gaming keyboard you’ll be pwning n00bs with the pros.

Win hardware worth £730 with bit-tech! *Win £730 of hardware with bit-tech!
You stand a chance of winning some of this kit if you enter the bit-tech and Custom PC Awards Survey

To be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes, all you have to do is take a couple of minutes to fill out the bit-tech and Custom PC Awards Survey before it closes on 11 October 2011.

Why not do it now? Because otherwise you might forget! Follow the link to the survey for the full terms and conditions, but unfortunately the prizes are for UK residents only.

If you have any questions, please post them in the forum. Good luck!

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Digi 4th August 2011, 13:33 Quote
Done.

I never win anything though.. :(
jakobfrimmel 4th August 2011, 13:41 Quote
nom nom nom SSD :)
dynamis_dk 4th August 2011, 13:42 Quote
Also done... actually bought a few things this year so my opinion might actually be valid and upto date lol
Paul2011 4th August 2011, 13:44 Quote
Nice prizes indeed, be good to see the results
Artanix 4th August 2011, 13:48 Quote
PC GAME DEVELOPER 2011
Which PC game developer do you think had an outstanding year with a new launch, product or service in the last year?

Please put Mojang in here?
Centy-face 4th August 2011, 14:12 Quote
HA I actually did laugh out loud when I saw the best year new comer suggestions.
rv88uk 4th August 2011, 14:13 Quote
Done, wouldn't mind that SSD
Technobod 4th August 2011, 14:16 Quote
That SSD would be a lovely replacement to my old Samsung SSD :D plz
tonyd223 4th August 2011, 14:43 Quote
what, no Corsair H100 as a prize - damn! Give me back my Arctic Cooling Freezer 64, it just needs a clean...
GeorgeStorm 4th August 2011, 15:19 Quote
It's a UK based forum, many forums operate own-country only competitions?
Picarro 4th August 2011, 15:26 Quote
Great, they removed my reply instead of just editing it. Thank you Bit-Tech.

What I meant to say, now that I have calmed down and am far more civilised, is of course:

Thank you for presenting us with the opportunity of winning all of these goodies. Could you atleast not make it very clear in the sub-headline of the article that the competition is for UK users only?
I am only slightly bothered by the fact that your competitions are UK only when you have such a large international userbase. What annoys me the most is how it is presented in the second to last line of the article.
smc8788 4th August 2011, 15:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artanix
PC GAME DEVELOPER 2011
Which PC game developer do you think had an outstanding year with a new launch, product or service in the last year?

Please put Mojang in here?

What new product have they launched in the last year :|
Quote:
Originally Posted by Picarro
Great, they removed my reply instead of just editing it. Thank you Bit-Tech.

What I meant to say, now that I have calmed down and am far more civilised, is of course:

Thank you for presenting us with the opportunity of winning all of these goodies. Could you atleast not make it very clear in the sub-headline of the article that the competition is for UK users only?
I am only slightly bothered by the fact that your competitions are UK only when you have such a large international userbase. What annoys me the most is how it is presented in the second to last line of the article.

They don't even have a sub-headline for the article. Besides, pretty much every competition like this has T&Cs you need to be aware of, which are usually placed at the end of an article and not in the headline. The article itself is only a few paragraphs long, so you only have yourself to blame if you didn't bother to read it properly.
sp4nky 4th August 2011, 15:46 Quote
It's in the terms & conditions, which you'd be foolish not to read.

By the way, I've voted and I'm pleased to see quite a range of options on some questions. I often buy hardware from unusual places (Amazon, Play, etc.) so it's good to see those put in.
murraynt 4th August 2011, 15:51 Quote
Balls! Thats the second CPC comp I entered today for the UK only lol.
Helenius 4th August 2011, 15:57 Quote
UK only =/
B1GBUD 4th August 2011, 16:27 Quote
The image on the main page looks like CPC & Bic due to the placement of the comments link.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=979&pictureid=20942

I thought this must be the awards for the best modded biro.... I have one bound in elastic bands so if I drop it, it bounces straight back up.
chemo 4th August 2011, 16:36 Quote
i 'think' ive entered!
fingerbob69 4th August 2011, 16:39 Quote
In the 'Best game developer' I had to go Other >Dice ...as they're not listed.

Is it expected that if you want to vote Dice you actually have to vote EA?

I'd rather like to come second in this one;o)
Marvin-HHGTTG 4th August 2011, 19:17 Quote
Is just completing the survey entering the compo, or do I need to sign up for the newsletter and stuff as well? I visit Bit-Tech regularly enough that a newsletter is just junkmail.
Santa-san 4th August 2011, 20:44 Quote
Done. Guess I can look forward to being spammed silly while I wait for the results now, which my experience with "surveys" alwas has led to
Farfalho 4th August 2011, 22:20 Quote
Glad I read the final sentence that says UK only, so I guess I won't be spending some time on the survey.
BT or Dennis, be ballsy and go against the world crisis, to a worldwide or just to leave some people pissed off, EU only. I feel rage approaching right in 3...2....1.....
RichCreedy 4th August 2011, 22:28 Quote
done but i never win owt either
billysielu 4th August 2011, 22:42 Quote
BFG FOR BEST RMA LO>OLOLOLOL
Fizzban 4th August 2011, 22:52 Quote
Done, maybe I will win this year?
M7ck 4th August 2011, 23:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fizzban
Done, maybe I will win this year?

'fraid not mate, this prize is mine this year
wbdog206 4th August 2011, 23:14 Quote
I was like hell ya till I read for UK residents only,
then I was like well crap.
The_Beast 4th August 2011, 23:24 Quote
Next time you have a contest could you put "UK only" or "Europe only" if there is a restriction like that
Kovoet 4th August 2011, 23:37 Quote
With regards to RMA I would like to to add logitech
Whindog 4th August 2011, 23:50 Quote
UK Only :'(

What about the rest of the world........Feel so alone.......
The boy 4rm oz 5th August 2011, 02:42 Quote
Always UK residents only, hate it. I'd pay for postage if I won for gods sake.
slothy89 5th August 2011, 03:47 Quote
I just read these comp articles too see what I can't win due to being Australian :D
mayhem 5th August 2011, 07:06 Quote
what happened to all the cooling gear question and stuff like that. your a modding web site, modding mag yet i don't see thing's Like XSPC, Thermochill, Danger Dan and lets not forget the small guys such as devil, I&H, Frozen Q ect ect these are the guys that are pushing boundaries or shall we all just vote for emanate rod off Simpson instated.

If you a hardware site only then fair enough but these forums and the mag were dedicated really to modding, to creativeness and more not just hardware.

the system just seems to all ways for the big companies with lots of money to spend on adversing. Pat you self on the back system with under the leg hand shakes. Will have to call it the Bit-Tech Oscars ...
Draksis 5th August 2011, 07:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz
Always UK residents only, hate it. I'd pay for postage if I won for gods sake.

+1 :( :(
Omnituens 5th August 2011, 08:32 Quote
Voted. TBH not fussed if I win anything, only the first prize place has anything I would consider an upgrade. And that's the SSD, would replace my velociraptor game Steam drive.

Can't wait to see the results of the voting.
p0Pe 5th August 2011, 09:20 Quote
I live in Denmark and entered:P If i win i have a mate in the UK that can have the prizes:)
M7ck 5th August 2011, 10:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kovoet
With regards to RMA I would like to to add logitech

I picked Logitech too.
Everydayoddity 5th August 2011, 10:25 Quote
Man, someone bring a box of Glasses for all the wine being spilt in here. Its a survey, first and foremost, I filled it out, and I would fill it out if nothing was offered in prizes. Surely the whole point is us as PC enthusaists showing what we experienced buying parts this year? The 1 in 6000 odd chance that I might get an SSD means less to me than registering the fact I built my new system with Asus and EVGA bits, from Scan, and all three were awesome for me.
Jake123456 5th August 2011, 10:37 Quote
You're a fool if you don't enter this.
Bauul 5th August 2011, 11:17 Quote
Best Retailer: PC World?

Please let us know if anyone ticks that!

By the by noticed you no longer have to sign up to the mailing list this year - there will be many happy people due to this I'm sure.
kenco_uk 5th August 2011, 14:51 Quote
Tell you what - if I win I'd have the ssd but anything else I'd send on for the price of p&p.
Tangster 5th August 2011, 15:02 Quote
Gigabyte finally replaced Asus as my motherboard manufacturer this year.
murraynt 5th August 2011, 15:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster
Gigabyte finally replaced Asus as my motherboard manufacturer this year.

And in my case its MSI ;)
DeathAwaitsU 5th August 2011, 18:24 Quote
You say "Was the customer service up to scratch? Did the kit meet your expectations? Were you trapped in RMA hell??" yet there is no choices for worst service, ratings on build quality or worst rma service...... go figure :/
jon 5th August 2011, 20:45 Quote
+1 to Everydayoddity ... but also +1 to the boy 4rm oz ... I'd also pay for shipping, particularly if I took the big prize.
Ficky Pucker 5th August 2011, 21:48 Quote
entered, i need to upgrade my SSD :D
centy 5th August 2011, 22:29 Quote
Done. Fingers crossed eh :)
Canon 5th August 2011, 22:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
Tell you what - if I win I'd have the ssd but anything else I'd send on for the price of p&p.

Dibs
Motoma 5th August 2011, 23:00 Quote
Done, awesome prizes. Here's hoping for some luck!
casper410 8th August 2011, 13:37 Quote
This is a little....you know, i mean how many suppliers has anyone dealt with ?
You basicaly pick, and hope for the best, if it works out, it only means they haven`t screwed up, does not mean they are the best. Maybe the lower ranked guys just have not been dealt with, shame, now they get no status. The survey should be more like, who have you dealt with, and were you happy with service, if not why not. Anyway, just sharing my opinion, trying to be constructive. Keep up the great work.
wh1pl4sh88 8th August 2011, 20:31 Quote
thats all my info filled in hope i win :)
keir 8th August 2011, 20:55 Quote
Done :) GLA
Waynio 8th August 2011, 23:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by casper410
This is a little....you know, i mean how many suppliers has anyone dealt with ?
You basicaly pick, and hope for the best, if it works out, it only means they haven`t screwed up, does not mean they are the best. Maybe the lower ranked guys just have not been dealt with, shame, now they get no status. The survey should be more like, who have you dealt with, and were you happy with service, if not why not. Anyway, just sharing my opinion, trying to be constructive. Keep up the great work.

True, can't truly judge if a retailer is good or not until you get iffy hardware, then you find out what they are made of ;) & until then you could think they are the best but it makes no sense to have bad customer support as they will just go elsewhere & likely not come back, I only buy the most potentially problematic parts local so I can get it sorted a bit easier if theres a problem.
casper410 10th August 2011, 13:34 Quote
This is true, you learn and get experience in building, all aspects including shopping around.
If i`m only going to save £1 by buying from a source where i have to wait 2 weeks for delivery, i wont bother. A shop with a good website, easy to understand, and dont give hassles when it comes to placing your order and not delivering late, i will be prone to buy from again, and stick to. Just means the others i`v now never tried, as i cant waste time, and take chances.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waynio
Quote:
Originally Posted by casper410
This is a little....you know, i mean how many suppliers has anyone dealt with ?
You basicaly pick, and hope for the best, if it works out, it only means they haven`t screwed up, does not mean they are the best. Maybe the lower ranked guys just have not been dealt with, shame, now they get no status. The survey should be more like, who have you dealt with, and were you happy with service, if not why not. Anyway, just sharing my opinion, trying to be constructive. Keep up the great work.

True, can't truly judge if a retailer is good or not until you get iffy hardware, then you find out what they are made of ;) & until then you could think they are the best but it makes no sense to have bad customer support as they will just go elsewhere & likely not come back, I only buy the most potentially problematic parts local so I can get it sorted a bit easier if theres a problem.
lizoron 11th August 2011, 06:34 Quote
cmon lets get some prizes for your USA fans! :), were not all fat cheeseburger eating slobs :)
Waynio 11th August 2011, 11:34 Quote
Just cast my picks & for best case manufacturer I chose myself or any of the great modders around making awesome cases & then realised case manufacturers so chose Epic PC :D I suppose I could have even picked Spotswood.

Best mod company MNPCtech of course no other mod company gets into it like Bill .

For a change I bought a complete system this year & had to send an iffy mobo back so found Aria was great on switching it for a different board, let down by asus once again so chose msi since gigabyte went much more expensive than I was anticipating, got the bad news about them needing to be recalled for a revised one which went smoothly with msi so the only place I've had to deal with customer service & they get 2 thumbs fresh from me is Aria for a shop & msi & corsair for brands, I mucked up the 24 pin atx cable when having my first attempt at sleeving & I told corsair straight about it & they got me a spare sent out pretty quick , got a nice deal on some ram from overclockers with free delivery since I'm a bit of a regular there, scan has been great with the free & speedy delivery for many bits & bobs I ordered & just ordered the final part for my new case at scan, an ssd & I'm just gonna have to keep my fingers crossed I didn't make a bad choice on the force series 3.

:) I guess that counts me out of any prizes eh since I'll have a complete rig now .

Take 2 for consoles, cd project for pc all the other question are a blur now but answered them all :D.
adidan 15th November 2011, 10:26 Quote
So? Who won?
kenco_uk 15th November 2011, 10:56 Quote
Aye it's been over a month since the compo closed.
fuus 20th November 2011, 16:27 Quote
GOOD LUCK ALL :D
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