MSI Mini ITX Holiday 2013 Giveaway: Z87I Gaming AC Motherboard & GTX 760 Gaming ITX Video Cardby Anand Lal Shimpi on December 4, 2013 9:00 AM EST
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Continuing our giveaways this holiday season we have a couple of mini ITX bundles from MSI. We've got two of these motherboard + video card combos to give away, and they start with MSI's Z87I Gaming motherboard. I'm personally a huge fan of the mini-ITX form factor and think it's a great platform for any single-GPU gaming system. The Z87I Gaming AC offers a single PCIe Gen 3 x16 slot, two DDR3 DIMM slots, 5 x 6Gbps SATA ports and an eSATA port. Networking duties are handled by a Killer E2205 Gigabit controller and a dual-band Intel 802.11ac WiFi solution (Intel dual-band Wireless AC 7260). The use of Intel's own 802.11ac WiFi solution enables Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) support. There's also an integrated HDMI 1.4 output on the board itself capable of driving up to a 4K panel.
Complementing the Z87I Gaming AC motherboard is a small form factor GTX 760 Gaming ITX video card. The card itself measures only 17 cm in length (under 7"), making it a great card for any mini ITX build. MSI is particularly proud of the GTX 760 Gaming ITX's compact cooling solution, featuring MSI's hybrid radial/axial fan that it claims is best in class. The card ships with MSI's software bundle including a one button overclocking Gaming App and MSI's Predator screen capture software. The GTX 760 Gaming ITX uses what MSI calls Military Class 4 components. On its motherboards, Military Class 4 refers to certain components being subjected to a number of MIL-STD-810 tests - implying a higher quality of component and a potentially longer lasting device.
We have two of these Z87I Gaming AC + GTX 760 Gaming ITX video card bundles to give away and will be picking two winners at random. To enter, make sure you're a resident of the US and post a comment below (please post only one). We'll be accepting entries until 9AM ET on December 7th. For complete entry details, read the legal copy below. Good luck!
Entries will be accepted from 9:00 AM ET on 12/4/2013 through 9:00 AM ET on 12/7/2013. We will draw 2 winner(s) who will be selected by 12/9/2013.
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Essence_of_War - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkI would love one of those for an HTPC build!
Wolfhere - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkI would love to have this for a mobile gaming build
AndyPJ - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkWould love to replace my full tower gaming PC.
donlybigdawg - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkDefinitely would use it for a small scale gaming PC.
deadly88 - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkI need to upgrade my computer soon, i would love to transition to an sff gaming pc
GrammarNietzsche - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkThis string of replies needs more replies
Davenator - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkMoareplies! Would love to try this out in my M1
bigboxes - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - linkI need some new hardware. Thank you in advance!
perry1mm - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - linkAlready use to a nice little mATX build, could definitely put this to good use in an even smaller one!
M4DCOW91 - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - linkCould use some new stuff too :)