Amazingly, we still haven't worked our way through the pile of hardware we have to give away this summer. In our latest contest, we're offering a prize package that combines a Diamond Radeon HD 7790 graphics card with an AMD A8-6600K processor. One lucky reader will walk away with both components.
The Diamond card sells for $140 at Newegg right now. Its hot-clocked GPU runs 75MHz faster than stock (1075MHz vs 1GHz), and the chip is cooled by a dual-slot heatsink that looks rather nice. The single cooling fan is nestled inside a circular array of radiator fins mounted to fat heatpipes. Although the card selling online has the Bronze level of AMD's latest Never Settle bundle, our prize comes with download codes for BioShock Infinite and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon—a much better package.
Along with the Radeon, our winner will take home a Richland-based A8-6600K. This quad-core APU has a 3.9GHz base frequency with a 4.2GHz Turbo peak. The CPU cores are fully unlocked, and they share the die with Radeon HD 8570D integrated graphics. The whole thing fits into a 100W power envelope and rings in at $120.
Entering the contest is easy:
(The last three parts are completely optional, but they won't hurt. We promise.)
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.
Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.
We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and August 26, 2013 at noon CDT. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on August 27 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.
You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR, AMD, and Diamond are not responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.
We are no longer accepting submissions for this contest. Thanks to all who participated!
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