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Summer 2003 Promotional Giveaway


July 21, 2003

Silent PC Review, in cooperation with three generous Sponsors, is conducting a Summer Promotional Giveaway of fabulous prizes for quiet computing. Our goals are simple: To increase traffic to Silent PC Review, to promote our Sponsors who make & sell quiet PC products, and, of course, to reward SPCR supporters.

The generous Sponsors of our Summer 2003 Promotional Giveaway are:

The name Noiseblocker (or Blacknoise) may be familiar to European visitors. Noiseblocker‘s US outlet is just starting out but contributing in a big way. ExoticPC, based in California, is well-known among SPCR regulars as the originator of the SilenX power supplies and a vendor of many quiet-focused PC components. This long-time PSU manufacturer continues to set quiet standards with high performance PSU technology, their latest being the “Super” series.


(Net Value: ~US$1137)

Please visit the sponsor links provided for more detailed information on these exciting prizes.

Noiseblocker USA or Noiseblocker (Germany)

The Noiseblocker Plexmaster G1 Clear plexiglass, scratch-proof, noise-damping mid-tower case with 4 Noiseblocker S1 80mm fans (rated at 11 dBA!) and 2 sets of Swing hard drive dampening mounts make a solid foundation for a unique and stylish quiet PC.

Total Value: ~US$380


Ahanix D.Vine 5, one of the coolest HTPCs around: All-aluminum construction, harmonizes perfectly with all audio & video component yet fits even full ATX motherboards. Now fully reviewed here.

For this promotion, 2 super quiet 60mm SilenX fans and a 200W SilenX SFX12V power supply are provided to make a complete package.

Total Value: ~US$305

Seasonic Electronics USA

is sponsoring are 2 each of the new super high efficiency Super Silencer 400 (click here for the review), Super Silencer 300 and Super Tornado 300 ATX12V v1.3 power supplies, each complete with “Doctor Cable” cable management kit. All of these power supplies utlize the same super high efficiency design found in the Super Silencer 400. (See the review for details.)

Total Value: ~US$452

Winners of these prizes will be selected by random draw and announced on August 21, 2003.

  • Winners will be notified by email on August 21, 2003.
  • A winner must respond in 3 days with complete shipping details in order to claim the prize.
  • If a prize has not been claimed in 3 days, a second winner will be chosen and announced.
  • Delivery of the prizes is in the hands of the sponsors.

The requirements for participation are simple:

  1. You must be a member of the SPCR Forums.
  2. Your e-mail address MUST be current in your SPCR member profile.
  3. Your location (town / city & country) must be entered in your SPCR member profile.
  4. You must be a Friend or Patron of SPCR. Please see the Donate / Subscribe page for information

If the above qualifications are met by August 20 (noon Pacific time), your name will be included in the draw.


First, a hearty thanks to all those who donated to Silent PC Review. Your support is greatly appreciated.

A numbered database of all the qualified participants was prepared. 148 tickets were pulled from a numbered ticket roll. Each name was assigned a ticket number. All the assigned tickets were placed in a large jar, then the jar shaken up, and a ticket was drawn for the first prize listed above. The shake-the-jar-and-pull procedure was repeated 7 more times. Ticket numbers were then matched to database names.

The winners, identified by the SPCR Forum names, are as follows:

Noiseblocker USA Prizes: Noiseblocker Plexmaster G1 plexiglass case + 4 Noiseblocker S1 80mm fans + 2 sets of Swing hard drive dampening mounts DanOnKeys
ExoticPC Prizes: Ahanix D.Vine 5 all-aluminum home theater PC case (fully reviewed here) + 2 super quiet 60mm SilenX fans + 200W SilenX SFX12V power supply. Miker

Seasonic Electronics USA Power Supply Prizes:

Super Silencer 400….. T ter Berg & Zhentar

Super Silencer 300….. aristide1 & deebass

Super Tornado 300….. LushMD & mh

Winners will be contacted soon by email. Everyone else, better luck next time. Next time begins only a few weeks away: The next promo giveaway is being planned right now and will begin in early / mid September.

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