That's why I think it should be open to anyone with a qualifying board/CPU...and be a random drawing. Rewarding those who can push their hardware the furthest doesn't do anything for anyone. I still think you should have been slightly more patient and bought BluePanda's board.
Maybe I'm being stupid...but don't contests like these only award those that already have the best hardware? I mean - nobody is going to win with a UD3 board...so what's the point? The guys with the best stuff will win. The guys that could actually use a nice new board get left out...