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Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm.. well, to be fair, we did water-cool our CPU. That makes it kinda different, right?

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it has a thermal pad under the heat shield intended to help keep the SSD temps cooler.

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting.. it may be right then. I'll still recheck the log files and probably re-run the stress test just to be safe when I'm back in the office on Monday before updating the result here again.

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The shield came included with the motherboard. Pretty handy for hiding an otherwise unsightly M.2 SSD.

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

You are right, that temp seems pretty high. Doesn't seem right -- I'm going to remove that value for now and re-check the results

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The LEDs are all RGB.. I'll see if we can get a couple more pictures that show it in one of it's more colorful modes.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 6 points

While I understand your sentiment (and putting aside the possible legal issues with your suggestion), a major point of working with partners to put these promotions together is to bring new users to the site as well as our content channels (ie, YouTube/Twitch). While we love that it creates an opportunity for our existing users to possibly win some cool stuff, it would be self-defeating as a promotional effort to limit it to preexisting users.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Whew -- glad you're okay! :) And congrats again!

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool -- congrats again!

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome -- congrats, again!

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

There are three winners, so it takes a bit of time to get them all verified and confirmed. Once that's done, we'll announce them.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

We'll update the post at the top once the winners are confirmed.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, all those places should get the announcement once MSI is able to verify and confirm the winners. :)

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as we know.. It takes a bit of time for MSI to verify then confirm the winners before we can announce them.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as we know. :) Takes a bit of time for MSI to verify and confirm the winners before we can announce.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure about directly on Facebook, but if you follow the link provided above, it should just tell you that the promotion has ended.

Regardless, MSI will work on verifying and confirming the winners shortly. We'll update the top of this post with the winner's information once confirmed.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

They are working on it. Might take a bit of time with the holiday. We'll update the top of the post once the winners are confirmed.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, no thermal compound unless it's included with the CPU cooler you select. :)

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

After the entry period ends and once the winners are confirmed, this post will be updated at the top. Since the winners have 48 hours to respond before a new entrant is drawn, it's difficult to say exactly when that will be.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to do anything special for tax, just build using the US site and make sure the final total (not the base total) at the bottom of the part list is under $3000.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that's normal. If you return to the page, it should tell you that you already have an entry.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

oh my. Well, good luck! :)

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

"Unable to verify" is more of a "proceed at your own risk" note. It's fine for purposes of the giveaway. Looks like it could be a tight fit.. but my real question is where are you planning to stick all those Noctua's?

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The prize is only the components from the winner's submitted part list. The winner will need to provide their own OS.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's technically listed on the site, but it's considered a case accessory, so it's not an allowed component type this time, sorry!

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem. If a part loses availability after submitting, it won't disqualify the entry. If it's a typical component, it will likely be available again within a day or so. However, if it's not generally available (discontinued, shortage, etc) to allow fulfillment of the prize, in the past MSI has simply offered to work out a substitute component with the winner.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, per the rules, if the part list was under $3000 when submitted, there will be some allowance given (within reason) for price fluctuations.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be fine then -- since it was below $3000 when you submitted, it won't be disqualified.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem -- good luck!

Comment reply on Blog Post "NZXT S340 Elite Build and Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No, signing up for a Twitch account is free .

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

That's fine.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Per the rules, an allowance (within reason) for prices shifting after you submit will be made.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

So long as the final total at the bottom of the System Build (not the base total) is under $3000 without custom prices, etc, then you should be fine.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just use the default tax options, but use the US site. Both statements are referring to the same thing -- the final Total at the bottom of the system build (rather than the "Base price" a few lines above it)

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure how that would work, but should you win you can certainly discuss it with MSI before accepting. They will contact the winners directly to verify eligibility and get shipping information, etc.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If you try to enter again, it will tell you that you've already entered. Woobox identifies and prevents duplicate entries. That said, I imagine it uses a cookie to remember you're already entered on the local browser, so the second browser just isn't aware of your prior successful entry.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, you should be okay. It looks like it fits fine using front mounting position: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/mtxYcf

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If the price history shows the price was under $3000 when you submitted it, then you are okay. The rules give an allowance for some shifting of the price (within reason).

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That giveaway used Gleam, which did send an email on entry. I don't believe that this one (Woobox) did when I tested it, though. Either way, if you got the confirmation page saying you have an entry, you should be fine.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

You're fine as it was under $3000 when you entered. We can see that on the part list price history and the rules give an allowance for minor price fluctuations after the entry is submitted.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, as rhali8 mentioned, you should just use the US site/link for your entry to verify prices (and part availability).

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

Yep, that's fine.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How so?

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Look for and click on the appropriate "Markup" button on your part list (next to the permalink). You can copy what it gives you and paste it into your comment.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You can just leave the tax rate the default value. The key is for the total at the bottom of the System Build to be under $3000 without missing or custom prices.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If you win, then you can do with the parts whatever you like. However, no custom parts can be in your actual submitted part list.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That one is definitely fine.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just build it using the US version of the site and go by what it reports as the total. You don't need to do anything special to account for winning internationally.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the winners will be contacted by MSI via the email address provided on the entry form.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem -- good luck!

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