Thnaks for this opportunity, but I really don't want it! You could take my winnings and donate it to a local Playcentre, they make do with a lot less in life than most and do a fantastic job raising young kids.
Below is a buid I have been thinking about for the last few months but have not got the money for it yet. So far I have the graphics card, case and psu but nothing else. Im trying to decide core i5 or i7 depends on how much money I have. Really Im a geek and I need a processor that is better than the one I have at the moment to do all the calculations needed for my work.
The winning of the Intel i5 Processor would only be the beginning. Upon its arrival I would study it, learn about its design, all the while creating my own brilliant scheme. Using various scavanged parts, recently dead animals, human remains, I would piece together a macine, a man, a monster - and at its core would sit my prize, the i5.
First neighbourhoods, then cities, then worlds and galaxys would burn. This one i5 processor would be the beginning of a 20,000 reign of destruction.
I would put it to good use as my old AMD 3500, DDR400 "old reliable" computers age is really starting to show now, and it would finally give me the inspiration(and help me save a bit of money) to update my system.
I see that some of the posters have an old C2D. Well, I have a reasonably new one because I'm cheap and waitied till the prices came down! It would be great to feel rich with a Core i5. It would feel even greater to edit and process my home videos and Freeview HD recordings faster than the computer does now.
I have been devoted to "folding protein" for the last two years of my life, everyday !!! the goal being to help find cures for H.I.V, Cancer, Alzheimers, H1N1 and many more types of virus and bacteria related diseases on a molecular scale via "http://www.fold.it" run via the University of Washington, Baker Labs. The software is very cpu intensive and due to the latest updated software, I can no longer compete with the international competitors on the small system I have, but I represent New Zealand alone, and ranking up into the top 10 researchers around the world via their online game during this time, with no sponsorship!!! This year I will not be able to continue my research without a new computer, the CASP9 international competition, "http://predictioncenter.org/casp9/" is in the next months which allows the scientists to track the way I fold protein to teach the massive computer servers how to copy my method and actions to improve the understanding of how these play a part within our bodies, I can predict the 3d shape of a protein better than the big pharma's software Rosetta which is used to design proteins used in the manufacture of medicines and drugs, this software is not always able to find the solutions I can design using my intuition and experience thus far, thus vital to improving current methods, To win one of the i5 intel processors would give me a chance to show the rest of the world what we can achieve if we put our minds to it, Geekzone will be plasted all around the world should I win one, My User name is "Aotearoa" and you can see my work all online.