News PC Other

You can win with Gigabyte at the Star Wars Battlefront Launch Event

Gigabyte Logo_01.jpg

Previously, on our Star Wars Battlefront Launch Event…

There was a galaxy that was far, far away, that promised to treat Star Wars fans (and gamers in general) to an epic launch event. With the Dark Side closing in, the Rebels needed some heroes to take the lead, and bring along the kind of gear that would tip the balance of the war. Enter Gigabyte…

OK. So, the Dark Side has cookies, but Gigabyte has some rather killer kit, and everyone (whether supporters of the Empire or Rebels) that is in attendance at the Star Wars Launch event will be in line to bag themselves some of the swag up for grabs – and change the galaxy forever. Or at least your gaming rig.

What’s in the box?

There will be five (yes, five) mystery boxes up for grabs at the event, which will feature these cool Gigabyte products mysteriously hidden in them:

GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD Graphics Card


Coming in at a recommended retail price of R8,299 (but you can of course bag one for free if you’re at the event), this graphics card comes with the following specifications under the hood:

  • WINDFORCE 3X cooling system
  • Flex Display Technology(patent-pending)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU
  • Integrated with industry's best 4GB GDDR5 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / Dual-link DVI-D / HDMI / DisplayPort*3
  • BASE: 1178 MHz / BOOST: 1329 MHz(1203/1354 MHz in OC Mode)
  • System power supply requirement: 550W (with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)

More on the GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD Graphics Card by Gigabyte can be found here.

GA-H170-Gaming 3 Motherboard


The base on which all PC gaming rigs are built is the motherboard, and the GA-H170-Gaming 3 is feature rich for a recommended retail price of R2,799. The motherboard offers the following specifications:

  • Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 2 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
  • Killer™ E2200 Gaming Networks
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with Ambient LED Trace Path Lighting
  • USB DAC-UP ports
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

More on the GA-H170-Gaming 3 Motherboard can be found here.

GK-OSMIUM-BRN Mechanical Keyboard

Osmium KB_01.jpg

This keyboard is also known as the Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard  and will cost you around R1,725 at retail. Once again, there’s one up for grabs at only the cost of your attendance at the event. The keyboard offers the following features:

  • Gaming Cherry Brown Mechanical switches
  • USB3.0 SuperSpeed extension port
  • Gold plated Audio Ports
  • Full-range anti-ghosting capability
  • Built-in GHOSTTM macro engine 
  • Adjustable keyboard illumination

More on the GK-OSMIUM-BRN Mechanical Keyboard can be found here.

But that’s not all. Those that are mathematically inclined will realise that the above only accounts for three of the five mystery boxes. Not to worry, we’ll reveal the other cool items in a few days’ time again.

The winning won’t stop with the mystery boxes, and there will also be a few social media giveaways happening throughout the night.

Tweet to Win

We love Twitter – it’s a critical part of the entries for a golden ticket and will prove to be critical to bagging some extra Gigabyte goodies on the night, so make sure your phone is Twitter enabled to stand in line to win one of these items:

FORCE M7 THOR Gaming Mouse

Thor Mouse_01.jpg

Recommended retail price: R415


  • Powered by 6000dpi Advanced Gaming Laser Sensor
  • Tracking capability of image processing up to 12000fps
  • Mouse Tracking Speed up to 150ips

More details are available here.

FORCE K7 Gaming Keyboard

Force K7_01.jpg

Recommended retail price: R599


  • Ultra short key travel
  • 3-color backlighting
  • Selective anti-ghosting around WASD cluster
  • Dynamic volume and backlit illumination control

More details are available here.

More you say?

In the coming week or so, we will be detailing even more goodies up for grabs thanks to the sponsorship via Gigabyte, Aorus, BenQ and their local distributor Rectron.

Also in attendance will be who will have related merchandise and the game for sale at reportedly discounted prices, along with a few other surprises on top of that. More information on all this will follow soon.

How to bag your Golden Ticket

To get yourself in line for one of the 40 golden tickets up for grabs, you need to head here and follow the instructions. You should note that you will need to be over 18 and in Cape Town on Friday 20 November from 6pm to qualify for entry.

When you’re chatting about the event on social media please remember to use #GigabyteStarWars, and we hope to see you at our Star Wars Battlefront launch event in your best Han Solo, Princess Leia or Darth Vader costume.

Gigabyte: Twitter | Facebook / Loot: Twitter | Facebook
MWEB GameZone: Twitter | Facebook

"the Dark Side has cookies, but Gigabyte has some rather killer kit"

Other news from around the NET:

Recent Comments

Community on Disqus

Latest Reviews

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Forza Horizon 4 Review


With a gorgeous open world, epic car roster and a new seasonal system, this year's Forza is the best...

V-Rally 4 Review

V-Rally 4 Review


V-Rally 4 delivers some great off-road racing that all rally fans will enjoy.

comments powered by Disqus