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Contest to win free Falcon Northwest computer, courtesy of Gabe Newell

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Contest to win free Falcon Northwest computer, courtesy of Gabe Newell

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See the link on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/imtks8/falcon_northwestheart_of_racing_giveaway/. Note the condition of including your steam account as well.
TLDR:

Send email to [gaben@valvesoftware.com](mailto:gaben@valvesoftware.com) with the subject "Falcon Northwest - The Heart of Racing Contest" for a chance to win a free computer.

Background:
I've been a long time customer of Falcon Northwest ( https://www.falcon-nw.com/ ) for my personal and work machines. These are machines I buy for myself, not machines that Valve buys. I don't get any promotional consideration, I just like Kelt and his team.

It was time for me to get new machines, so as a way of saying "thank you" to Falcon Northwest, I thought I'd run a contest.

I also am part of the Heart of Racing ( https://www.heartofracingteam.com/ ), a group of motorsports enthusiasts who race and raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital.

I am going to give away two machines on October 15th. The email you send to me needs to have an associated Steam account as of today (so that people don't bot spam the contest, not because we are using this to create Steam accounts).

Here are the specs of the machines that will be given away:

Falcon Northwest Talon mid-tower PC
Custom Heart of Racing automotive paintwork
EVGA® GeForce RTX 3090 24GB graphics card
Intel® Core™ i9-10900K 10-Core, 5.3GHz CPU
EVGA® SuperNOVA G3 1000 Watt power supply
Asus® ROG Strix Z490-E motherboard
64 GB G.Skill 3,200 MHz DDR4 TridentZ memory
Asetek® custom 280mm CPU liquid cooler
Two Seagate® FireCuda® 520 2TB M.2 NVMe drives
Two Seagate FireCuda® 120 4TB - SATA SSDs
Custom CableMod® individually sleeved cables
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Logitech® G910 Orion Spark mechanical keyboard
Corsair Scimitar Elite RGB Mouse
Asus® PG35VQ 3440x1440, 200Hz, G-Sync 35” monitor

I am sure everyone will agree these are the perfect machines right now, but for the tiny tiny tiny minority who disagree, feel free to send [gaben@valvesoftware.com](mailto:gaben@valvesoftware.com) with the subject "I can't believe you are such an idiot."
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Im just going to take that as fake and pass on by. Not handing someone my Steam account who claims to be someone .
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Daehawk wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:36 pm Im just going to take that as fake and pass on by. Not handing someone my Steam account who claims to be someone .
It looks like it's a verified account.
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wonderpug wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Daehawk wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:36 pm Im just going to take that as fake and pass on by. Not handing someone my Steam account who claims to be someone .
It looks like it's a verified account.
They just want your Steam account name. Probably zillions of people already know the name of your account. Also I found out about this through the Falcon Northwest Facebook news feed, so again, looks legit.

UPDATE: My bad, I misread the first post after reading Daehawk's comment. The email address you send your entry from needs to be the email of your Steam account.
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Well ok then. Since my system is a hodgepodge of 9 and 10 year old parts I entered. Why not. I hope all they wanted was my steam name because thats what I sent.
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Where does it say you have to include your Steam account name?
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Alefroth wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:44 am Where does it say you have to include your Steam account name?
You're right, the post above doesn't say you have to include your Steam account name, just that the email you send has to be the email of your account. Sorry about that :oops: . My misinterpretation. I'll fix my second post
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jztemple2 wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:13 am
Alefroth wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:44 am Where does it say you have to include your Steam account name?
You're right, the post above doesn't say you have to include your Steam account name, just that the email you send has to be the email of your account. Sorry about that :oops: . My misinterpretation. I'll fix my second post
No worries, just wanted to confirm before I entered. :)
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I had to send another with the right email client.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 3 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
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