To celebrate the new year and the pure insanity that is CES, w've got one heck of a giveaway for all those loyal Steve's Digicams fans out there. With the help of our friends over at Intel and The 3D Shop, we are very excited to give away 1 amazing computer system that is sure to kick start the career of any budding professional photographer! 

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Housed inside a custom red Lian Li case, the system utilizes a Intel Core i7-2600K processor, Intel DZ68BC motherboard, 16GB of RAM, two WD Caviar Black 2TB hard drives, an Intel SSD and an ASUS GeForce GTX 570 video card! Running on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, the system comes preloaded with Cyberlink Power Director, Photo Director and Media Espresso as well as trial versions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. We have been testing the giveaway system for the past few weeks and have posted a full review here

Required method of entry:

  • Leave a post in this forum thread on the Steve's Digicams forum. We would love to hear what you would be using the new computer for and how it will change the way you manage and edit your photos. 

Extra Entries: (after you leave a post in the forums)

If you'd like to earn extra entries into the contest, you can earn two extra entries by:

Giveaway / Prize Details:

One lucky winner will receive the GraVT computer system which includes the computer tower, Microsoft keyboard and Microsoft mouse. MSRP for the prize package is $2700. The giveaway runs from Sunday, January 8, 2012 to Monday January 23, 2012. The winner will be notified and announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The prize will be shipped within a week of notification. For the complete official rules, see the text below:

Official Rules

1. Eligibility: Steve's Digicams Professional Photographer System Giveaway (the "Giveaway") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia residents over the age of 18 with access to the Internet. All employees of Internet Brands, Inc., all associated agencies and their respective affiliates, licensees or agents (collectively, "Giveaway Entities"), and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to participate in the Giveaway. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Giveaway constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

2. Giveaway Period: Unless specified otherwise, the Giveaway entry period begins when the Giveaway is posted on Steve's Digicam's Giveaway Page specified begin date and ends at Midnight (12:00 a.m. Pacific time) on the Giveaway's specified end date (the "Giveaway Period"). Winners will be selected daily from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Giveaway Period.

3. Giveaway Entry: You may enter the Giveaway during the Giveaway Period by visiting the Steve's Digicams site, official Twitter page or official Facebook page and accurately completing and submitting the specified methods of entry for each giveaway, following the on-screen instructions. Limit one entry per person or email address. No robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries. Multiple entries by the same entrant using different email addresses or social media accounts, will invalidate all entries submitted by that entrant for the entire giveaway period and all future giveaways. Incomplete entries are void. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Multiple entries and mechanically reproduced copies are void. Winners will be chosen randomly from the valid submitted entries and contacted through the corresponding method of entry. Social entries will receive a message through the corresponding social network. Winners must respond within 3 days with their valid shipping address, or the prize is forfeit and a new winner will be randomly selected.

4. Prizes: Following selection by the Judges, the prize(s) will be sent out to recipients approximately one to two weeks after selection. Prize(s) will not be replaced if lost or stolen, are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if entire prize or a portion of an advertised prize is unavailable for any reason. The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities (federal, state and local) incurred by the winner as a result of the Giveaway are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer's terms and conditions, and the winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty or guarantee claim.

5. Publicity: As a condition of entry into the Giveaway, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Sponsor (and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees), all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Giveaway entrant's name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, "Licensed Rights") in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the winner. The winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within 5 business days of attempted notification or the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.

6. General Rules: By entering or participating in the Giveaway, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (b) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; or (c) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual found to be (i) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or any website operated by the Giveaway Entities; (ii) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, ¬ which will void all such entries; (iii) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (iv) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Giveaway Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in the Giveaway or in any activity related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Giveaway information. Sponsor reserves the right to alter the rules of the Giveaway at any time. The personal information collected through the Contest is subject to Steve Digicams's Privacy Policy. By entering the Giveaway, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.

7. Participants' Obligations: By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release and hold Giveaway Entities and their agents and affiliates harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Giveaway or receipt or redemption of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Giveaway or use or redemption of the prize. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of California.

8. Winners' List: For a list of the Giveaway winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Internet Brands, Inc., Attn: Steve Digicams Giveaway Winners' List, 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, 11th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245. Requests for a winners' list must be received within 30 days after the end of the Giveaway Period.

9. Sponsor: Intel, The 3D Shop and Internet Brands, Inc., 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, 11th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245