Radeon R9 280X cards may be difficult to find online, but we have one to give away for the holidays. Diamond has kindly donated its R9280XD53GXOC graphics card, which offers a custom take on AMD's reborn Tahiti GPU.
The card sticks to the 280X's default 1GHz boost clock and 6 GT/s memory transfer rate. However, Diamond has added a beefy, dual-fan cooler with plenty of venting in the rear I/O plate. One of the 280X's DVI outputs was sacrificed to make room for the additional perforations, but you still get four digital outputs: one DVI, one HDMI, and two Mini DisplayPort. That should be sufficient for all but the most extreme Eyefinity setups.
As an added bonus, Diamond is bundling this version of the 280X with a free copy of Battlefield 4. One lucky winner will walk away with both the game and the card—a $420 value according to Newegg's current listings, plus whatever Litecoins you manage to mine.
To enter the giveaway:
But the last few parts are totally optional and only meant to enrich your life in small ways.
Because lawyers still roam the earth, doing as they will, we do have a few requirements for entry, which are spelled out below.
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 December 23, 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 December 24 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.
No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor Diamond is 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 entries for this giveaway.
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