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Australian PC Awards 2021 recap: watch all three episodes right here!

Australian PC Awards 2021
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UPDATE (05/07/2021): Entries for the APCA 2021 competitions have officially closed – thanks to everyone who entered! 

We're in the process of judging the winners, which will be announced right here next Monday (July 11).

In the meantime, if you missed this year's video presentations you can still check them out below, or alternatively just skip straight to the full list of APCA 2021 winners.

Episode #1:

Prefer to watch Episode #1 on YouTube? Click here!

Enter the Episode #1 competition here or check out the full comp details below

Award categories in this episode: Motherboards and Graphics Cards.

Episode #2:

Prefer to watch Episode #2 on YouTube? Click here!

Enter the Episode #2 competition here or check out the full comp details below

Award categories in this episode: CPUs, Storage and Systems.

Episode #3:

Prefer to watch Episode #3 on YouTube? Click here!

Enter the Episode #3 competition here or check out the full comp details below

Award categories in this episode: Peripherals & Components, Reseller, Excellence and Gold.

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Episode #1 competition details

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UPDATE (05/07/2021): This competition has now closed – good luck to everyone who entered!

Watched the first episode and have the secret code word? Then simply click this link to head to the competition page and submit your entry for a chance to share in AU$4,935 in PC gear! Episode #1's awesome prizes include:

Aorus 15G YC laptop worth AU$3,499
AMD Radeon 6700XT graphics card worth AU$749
AMD Ryzen 3600 CPU worth AU$289
Corsair K70 TKL keyboard worth AU$299
Corsair Sabre Pro RGB mouse worth AU$99

CLICK HERE & FILL OUT THE FORM TO ENTER!

Please note that this competition is open to Australian residents only. Entries close July 4, 2021.

Episode #2 competition details

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UPDATE (05/07/2021): This competition has now closed – good luck to everyone who entered!

Episode 2 has a fresh collection of PC luxury up for grabs worth a total of AU$4,593 – and there's even more to come in Episode 3 tomorrow night!

All you need to enter is the hidden code word – which isn't actually hidden very well – plus your wits about you as you tell us “What’s your all-time favourite CPU and why?”

Head here and fill in the form when you have that figured out.

Episode #2's treasures are:

Gigabyte AERO 15 XC laptop worth AU$3,099
Aten UC3022 CamLive Pro worth AU$679
MSI CH130X Gaming Chair worth AU$399
MSI Sekira 100R Case worth AU$219
MSI Vigor GK50 Elite Keyboard worth AU$119
MSI GM41 Wireless Gaming Mouse worth AU$78

Fill out the form here to enter

Please note that this competition is open to Australian residents only. Entries close July 4, 2021.

Episode #3 competition details

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UPDATE (05/07/2021): This competition has now closed – good luck to everyone who entered!

Here they are – the final set of super-desirable prizes that you can win in Episode 3 of the Australian PC Awards!

In this final round there's yet another incredible laptop to win – the Gigabyte AERO 17 KC – as well as the stunning Citadel desktop PC from Thermaltake with RTX 3000-series graphics, and a premium Corsair K70 keyboard and Sabre Pro mouse combo. VERY nice.

Tonight's prize pool is worth a tidy AU$5,796! 

To have a shot at winning watch Episode 3, find the not very carefully hidden code word, and decide what you think is "the technology or product that advanced the PC more than any other in 2020, and why?”

Head here and enter to be in the running!

Episode #3's prizes are:

Gigabyte AERO 17 KC laptop worth AU$2,999
Thermaltake Citadel Gaming System PC worth AU$2,399
Corsair K70 TKL keyboard worth AU$299
Corsair Sabre Pro RGB mouse worth AU$99

Fill out the form here to enter

Please note that this competition is open to Australian residents only. Entries close July 4, 2021.

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Australian PC Awards deals

Australian PC Awards deals

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For the 2021 APCAs, we've also teamed up with this year's Awards sponsors to bring you a selection of special Aussie deals on some of the top PC hardware and software from Adata, Aftershock PC, Asus, Aten, Eset, MSI, Mwave, PC Case Gear, Razer and Western Digital including:

Laptops & PCs
Gaming keyboards
Gaming mice
Wireless routers
SSDs & hard drives

...and more!

BROWSE ALL THE APCA 2021 DEALS HERE!

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How to watch the 2021 Awards & full schedule

The 2021 APCAs consist of three 30 minute episodes arriving June 23, 24 and 25 respectively. Each episode goes live at 7:30pm AEST on this very page and on YouTube

Here's what each broadcast includes:

EPISODE 1 – Wednesday June 23 @ 7:30PM AEST

MOTHERBOARDS
Best Motherboard Maker
Best Value Motherboard
Best Premium Motherboard

GRAPHICS CARD
Best Graphics Card Maker
Best Value Graphics Card
Best Premium Graphics Card

EPISODE 2 – Thursday June 24 @ 7:30PM AEST

CPUs
Best Value CPU
Best Premium CPU

STORAGE
Best Internal Storage Maker
Best External Storage Maker
Best SOHO or Home NAS

SYSTEMS
Best Value Laptop or 2-in-1
Best Premium Laptop or 2-in-1
Best Gaming Laptop
Best Desktop PC Maker

EPISODE 3 – Thursday June 25 @ 7:30PM AEST

PERIPHERALS & COMPONENTS
Best Memory Maker
Best Cooling Product
Best Monitor
Best Keyboard
Best Mouse
Best Gaming Headset
Best PC Case
Best Router

RESELLER
Best Reseller

EXCELLENCE
For the person, product or technology that advanced the PC more than any other.

GOLD
A reader-voted award for the Best Company, chosen from all this year's finalists.

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Over AU$15,000 in prizes to be won

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By tuning in to this year's awards, you could also be a winner – in a really big way. We have AU$15,254 in quite fantastic PC prizes that we're giving away.

There's three top-spec gaming laptops, a full gaming PC, many many lovely peripherals and accessories and more. Get your share!

Just watch each part of the show and find the three secret code words (they're not really very hard to find if you're watching...), and you're ready to enter. 

Check out the full list of what you can win:

  • Aorus 15G YC laptop worth AU$3,499
  • Gigabyte Aero 15 XC laptop worth AU$3,099
  • Gigabyte Aero 17 KC laptop worth AU$2,999
  • Thermaltake Citadel Gaming System PC worth AU$2,399
  • AMD Ryzen 3600 CPU worth AU$289
  • AMD Radeon 6700XT graphics card worth AU$749
  • Corsair K70 TKL keyboard worth AU$299
  • Corsair Sabre Pro RGB mouse worth AU$99
  • Aten UC3022 CamLive Pro Dual HDMI to USB-C UVC Video Capture worth AU$679
  • MSI CH130X Gaming Chair worth AU$399
  • MSI Sekira 100R Case worth AU$219
  • MSI Vigor GK50 Elite Keyboard worth AU$119
  • MSI GM41 Wireless Gaming Mouse worth AU$78
  • Corsair K70 TKL keyboard worth AU$299
  • Corsair Sabre Pro RGB mouse worth AU$99

Australian PC Awards

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