AMD 280X giveaway

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AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:10 am

AMD, through our local community rep, Warsam71, has graciously offerred a Sapphire Toxic R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 to give away as a "Thank You" to active forum members. For reference, here is a link to The Egg.. Submitting an entry is quite easy. No creative poetry, no quizes, just post a picture in this thread of the home for card should you win and a note about what it would be replacing. Entries will be accepted from August 9th through August 24th. The winner will be announced on August 25th.

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And now the specific rules for this give away:

1) Entry must be posted in this thread between 00:00 EDT August 11th and 24:00 EDT August 24th to be valid.
2) Winner will be picked at random from valid entries and will be announced on Augest 25th.
3) One entry per person.
4) Open to North American residents only.
5) Staff of The Tech Report and moderators of The Tech Report Forums are not eligable.
6) Prior to entry submission, the participant must have at least 100 posts in the TR forums and at least one post in the Graphics sub-forum.
7) Participant must be 18 years of age, or older.

The fine print (with apologies to Cyril for the plagiarism).

No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR and AMD are not responsible for any taxes on the prizes, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prizes with other products, or health issues that may result from prolonged use of the prizes.

**edit: Added rule 7. Sorry kids.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:28 pm

Here is the home it will be given should I win the card.

It will replace an EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:49 am

Thank you SecretSquirrel...and good luck to everyone! :D
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:33 pm

I would like to say thanks to Warsam71 & AMD for supplying the card for the giveaway!

I'd enter myself but I just recently won a large upgrade to my GTX 480, so others in need can have a shot at this one. :)
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 am

If only I could qualify...

XD Well, I guess I'll have to make do with my ati 3450 hd. It can barely handle full hd :(
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:24 pm

I'd also like to thank everyone for making this little treat possible, and here is the home it would be very well used in...

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As you can see, this would be replacing an aging HD7850 2GB.

edit: sorry for the atrocious quality. The moto X can take some pretty awful pictures sometimes.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:09 am

If only India was included :(
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:17 am

Well it would replace my current R9 280X that is not so toxic. But I'd rather SLI it. :-)
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:22 am

Neutronbeam wrote:Well it would replace my current R9 280X that is not so toxic. But I'd rather SLI it. :-)

You wanna sli an and card?!?!? Good luck with that.

I'd be replacing a r9 290x. WOULD LOVE THIS CARD
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:23 am

It'd be replacing a Radeon 7850, and would go into one of these:

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:24 am

Thanks for the contest.

I'd use this puppy to replace a 7750.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:29 am

I would throw this into my Steam machine build and replace the hand-me-down Sapphire 5770 that is in there now.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:33 am

This would be going into a new system that I'm building... unfortunately, I haven't been able to afford a new graphics card yet <sigh>. It would be replacing a NVidia GTX260...

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:38 am

I'd use it to replace my 7870, which would then replace my wife's 6870.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:41 am

This will go into my Daughters box who has decided that watching a movie on mute while watching a tv show not on mute while playing WoW and monitoring FB on three different monitors is perfectly normal...

will replace a AMD IPG from a 880g and a aging AMD 7770
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:44 am

EDIT: Never mind, I didn't read the rules...
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:49 am

I have Sapphire R9 - 270 in my rig, and had a hard time running Titanfall. Looks like I will need the GPU to compliment
my Asus Sabertooth Formula Z and AMD 8350 running at 4.6 GHZ. The GPU I have is the main slowdown of my system.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:50 am

I'd replace my aging 6870 so I could also upgrade to higher than 1680x1050 resolution and still play at high or better settings.

Thanks for the contest!
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:52 am

I have gazillions of posts, so I can be all qualified and stuff. Huzzah.

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This is my wife's Haswell-based system. It'll be a nice upgrade over the GTX 660 (which itself is fine, but whatevs). :D
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:54 am

What would this be replacing? Nothing! I am going to help my little brother build his first gaming pc but he is on quite a strict budget. This would be quite the blessing for him.

*edit* ah crap...I don't have enough posts to be eligible. Maybe next time.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:59 am

How does Warsam only have 101 posts? :)
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

It would be replacing an 8800 Ultra. :(
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:09 am

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:09 am

Hi Guys,

This would replace my aging 9600GT.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:15 am

Hey, I'm in. I wonder if I have enough posts. It'd replace a 750 ti.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:15 am

it would be replacing a HD 7850
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:17 am

The new home is empty right now because I just got in the Corsair 300R and a couple of 120mm fans yesterday so I haven't had a chance to move everything over from the old home which is/was an Inwin q500n

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As for the card it would be replacing. That would be a MSI 650 TI Power Edition that I just got back from MSI after an RMA due to the fan spinning up at boot and then immediately stopping. Luckily MSI fixed it up promptly and I got it back in about a week from when I sent it.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:20 am

HALLO hallo. Long time reader. Maybe first time poster.

This would replace my AMD 4800. It's sooo olddd
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:20 am

Replacing a GTX 660, it'd go into my main box for some awesome 1680x1050 gaming! :P

Wish I were eligible, though... :(
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Postposted on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:23 am

Dam this contest not being open to those of us across the "pond". I'm sorely in need of an upgrade... :cry:
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