In 2022, Santa Claus once again unloaded a powerful gaming PC in his sack in the editorial office and of course the system will be raffled off in the community. The components that the gnomes AMD, Asus, Corsair, Caseking and ComputerBase have installed in the system and how the computer can be won are revealed here.
Table of contents
- 1. Prize: Santa Claus PC 2022
- Case and PSU
- Processor (details on December 7th)
- Motherboard and RAM (details on December 8th)
- SSD (details on December 9th)
- Casing and cooling (details on December 10th)
- Keyboard, mouse & Headset (details on December 11th)
- Graphics card (details on December 12th)
- 2. Prize: noblechairs Legend in black/white/red
- 3. Prize: Ducky One 3 Classic Pure White TKL
- Entry form
1. Prize: St. Nicholas PC 2022
The Nikolaus lottery has a long tradition on ComputerBase. It was particularly hot lately. The Nikolaus PC 2020 with Ryzen 9 5950X and Radeon RX 6800 XT relied on components that were virtually unobtainable on the open market at the time, the Nikolaus PC 2021 with Core i9-12900K and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on hardware that was hardly affordable in the course of the mining boom. And what about this year?
So much can already be revealed: After a friendly call from Santa Claus this year, the main prize was made possible by the elves AMD, Asus, and Corsair and Caseking.
But Santa Claus doesn't want to reveal everything right at the start this year. He's trying something new this winter and revealing the individual components on each of the following days up to and including December 12, 2022.
This year this goes hand in hand with the staggered publication of the riddles: From December 6th to December 12th there will be a new one every day. The answers can be submitted from December 12th using the complete and submittable participation form.
housing and power supply unit
The Nikolaus PC 2022 relies on the midi tower Corsair 5000D Airflow in a wintry white version. The case offers plenty of space for powerful hardware and powerful cooling. Only two fans are installed ex works, but the case has mounting points for many more – and the Nikolaus PC 2022 will make use of them (color-coordinated).
The cover, front and part of the right side are perforated, so all fans can either suck in fresh air or blow out warm air without any problems. The air intake on the right side is predestined for the use of an all-in-one water cooling with 360 mm in front of the mainboard. There are two USB-A, one USB-C and a 3.5 mm jack on the I/O panel in the lid. So far, so ordinary.
The Corsair 5000D Airflow in white (Image: Corsair)
The Corsair However, the 5000D Airflow for the Nikolaus PC 2022 is a one-off. As in previous years, Caseking's system integrator, King Mod Systems, has engraved the logos of the sponsors and “Nikolaus PC” on the left glass side panel. If desired, it can be highlighted in different colors using RGB LED lighting.
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A ROG Thor Platinum II, which is very powerful with up to 1,000 watts, fits into the case as a power supply unit.
The power supply is certified according to 80Plus Platinum, the efficiency is up to 92.5 percent. The extremely high efficiency and expansive heat sink inside ensure that the power supply can work completely passively up to 50 percent load and remains extremely quiet even under higher loads. According to Cybenetics' Lambda++ certification, the 1,000-watt model has an average volume of 15 dB(A).
Sleeved, fully modular cables, the Asus Aura Sync type RGB LED lighting (also configurable via Corsair iCUE ) and a digital display for real-time power output complete the Asus ROG Thor Platinum II.
Processor (Details on December 7th)
Details on the hardware and corresponding competition question will be announced here on December 7th.
Mainboard and RAM (details on December 8)
Details on the hardware and the corresponding competition question will be given in the Announced here during December 8th.
SSD (details on December 9)
Details on the hardware and corresponding competition question announced here during December 9th.
Casing and cooling (details on December 10th)
Details on the hardware and the corresponding competition question will be announced here over the course of December 10th.
Keyboard, mouse & Headset (Details on December 11th)
Details on the hardware and the corresponding competition question will be announced here on December 11th.
Graphics card (details on December 12)
Details on the hardware and the corresponding competition question will be announced here on December 12th.
2. Prize: noblechairs Legend in black/white/red
The new “Legend” gaming chair series from noblechairs combines the best features of the Epic, Icon and Hero series. The series thus relies on a new and yet sophisticated form, which has been covered with a high-quality, 1.4 mm thick PU synthetic leather developed in Germany.
The Legend of noblechairs too has a comfortable cold foam padding and extensive ergonomic adjustment options including 4D armrests. XL wheels ensure smooth operation with a load of up to 150 kg on both hard and soft surfaces.
For St. Nicholas, Caseking is giving away a noblechairs Legend in the black, white and red color variant that suits the occasion.
3. Prize: Ducky One 3 Classic Pure White TKL
The third prize is also from Caseking and suitable for Santa Claus: A Ducky One 3 Classic mechanical keyboard in the color variant Pure White .
The high-quality gaming keyboard in the TKL form factor (no number pad) uses Cherry MX Red buttons in Kailh sockets, which allow easy swapping of the buttons should the winner want to delve down the rabbit hole called Custom Mechanical Keyboard in the future. Made from PBT plastic, the double-shot keycaps are built to withstand years of heavy use without scuffs.
Participation in the competition is open to registered community members after the announcement of the last component, the graphics card, from December 12, 2022 the complete and sendable participation form is then possible.
Nicholas competition 2022 December 12, 2022 6:00 p.m. – December 17, 2022 11:59 p.m. Note: The competition starts at the time stated above.
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- Question 2: Will be released on December 7th
- Question 4: Will be released on December 9
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< li class="raffle__question"> Question 3: Will be published on December 8
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- First name + last name
- Street + house number
- Country (please select)GermanyAustriaSwitzerlandBelgiumNetherlandsLuxembourgSouth Tyrol
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The general competition rules of ComputerBase apply.
The competition was organized by ComputerBase initiates and coordinates. The participating companies were contacted by the editors with a concrete idea of the system. There was no fee to enter, nor was there a payment option like many advent calendar sweepstakes.
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