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Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:04 pm

Note: this thread is for contest entries only. If you would like to discuss the contest, please post in the comments section of the contest announcement on the main site.

Scott just built a Skylake-powered version of his Damagebox in collaboration with Asus, Cooler Master, HyperX, and Western Digital—and we're giving it away.

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To win this PC, you'll need to create an amusing comic related to the world of technology, hardware, or PC gaming. Artistic skills are not a prerequisite to win, but your work does need to be good enough to communicate your punchline effectively.

To let folks' creative flags fly, we aren't placing any stipulations on medium or length, but your final product must be an original work (not just a Photoshop of some other creator's comic) and cannot involve commentary on politics or religion. Remember that brevity is the soul of wit, too. For inspiration, check out this Fred Silver masterpiece, or browse our entire comic archive. Please post your completed entry in this thread—only one per person, please.

The winner will receive the Skylake Damagebox and its associated peripherals, as shown in Scott's write-up.

Be sure to follow our contest sponsors—Asus, Cooler Master, HyperX, and Western Digital—on Facebook and Twitter to catch their latest product launches and news. Our thanks once again to these sponsors for making the Skylake Damagebox possible.

Contest regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) only.

Only one entry is allowed per person.

We will be accepting giveaway entries until Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM Central Time, at which point this thread will be locked. TR staffers will then confer and select a winner from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site no later than Tuesday, November 17, 2015, and will also be notified via private message in the forums. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will name a new winner.

We reserve the right to disqualify an entry for any reason, at any time. 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. TR, Asus, Cooler Master, Kingston, and Western Digital cannot be held liable for any taxes on the prizes, damage incurred during shipping, damage caused by using the prizes with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prizes.
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:47 pm

What exactly do I do to enter the giveaway? just post a reply of anything?
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:50 pm

Not sure if this might disqualify me under the "originality" requirement as part of the image comes from a wallpaper image (not someone else's comic, though... just random art)

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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:13 am

Ok, here's my entry...

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NEC V20 > AMD Am386DX-40 > AMD Am486DX2-66 > Intel Pentium-200 > Cyrix 6x86MX-PR233 > AMD K6-2/450 > AMD Athlon 800 > Intel Pentium 4 2.8C > AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 > AMD Phenom II X3 720 > AMD FX-8350 > RYZEN?
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:34 pm

My entry
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:44 am

I need to post my comic in gifv form so I can't add it as an image, and I can't post it as an Imgur link as I just made an account, help?
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:11 pm

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This happened, btw.
I am jaded. I am cynical.
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:43 pm

Here is mine: imgur.com/oWWuie8.gifv

I couldn't add it as an image.
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:15 pm

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And for the record i found the headlines funny (dumb, but funny), and the outrage in the comments hilarious.
 
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I'm not much of an artist (or comic for that matter)
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:27 pm

I have this as 2 images. I can't figure out how to make it as one.

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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:56 pm

Hi is this verizon support........Why yes it is, What can I help you with?
Your service blew out 3 of my TV's that were being watched by 3 different people in 3 different rooms.
Verizon support: Wow I never heard of that let me put you on hold so I can act like I am trying to fix your problem...after waiting Verizon support asks Do the Cable boxes work?
I reply I do not know the TV are broken now and I repeat all at the same time. VZ...let me put you on hold "ungodly hold music blares as 10 minutes goes by and the VZ tech gets back on the line...A supervisor will be calling you within 48hrs.
48hrs passes and I call back and I can just copy and paste the above since that is the same identical responses from tech support I got with my 1st call with the final tech saying a supervisor will call you within 48hrs. ARRRG
The 3rd call goes pretty much the same after they sent out a tech who removed 2 boxes and a burned up HDMI cable and he told me the so call supervisor wanted the tech to take pictures of the equipment and send them to him and now the service tech tell me a supervisor will be calling within 24hrs.
24hrs goes by and I call again this time I get someone who say supervisor do not call customers you need to talk to a foreman...at this point I am loading my 30-06 and 12 guage 3" magnum slug gun and getting ready to go postal on every verizon box on every telephone pole in my neighborhood.
A week ago I talked to someone who asked was my financial loss was around 1500$ and I said that is correct and he said he was starting a claim.
A week has gone by and I am going to call again tomorrow but I feel this sick joke will just go on and on so I might keep updating it but at this point I am so disgusted with verizon my blood pressure is probably 250 over 150 just thinking about it so keep in mind winning a new skylake system might keep my heart from failing, plus i could really use it anyways:) yes I had to force that smile just thinking about how verizon has treated us.
Gluck to all but I am sure many have gone through Verizon support and feel my frustration just add about the best plasma TV money could buy a Panasonic VT30 55"3d tv and a 47"LCD along with a 19"LCD TV biting the dust because of them to your frustration :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
EDIT: Well at least this sick joke has a happy ending After 3 more calls finally a guy brial called and asked how I was doing..I wanted to freak out but I held my tongue and he said what are the models of the Tv's you lost in this incident? I went through the list of the 3 TV's and he quickly said I can have a 1500$ check sent out to you in a few days. Phwew!!! I said thank you very much Brian you have no idea how many calls I have made to you all there at verizon and he clearly admitted that a bad cable box can feedback through your house, he said it was rare but it does happen.
I am still going to need that new skylake rig I really deserve it in a big way and I would be happy to donate one of my i3 2120 HTPC's after receiving the Skylake rig...I will even blow the dust out of it for you guys and you can give that away also:) So happy we are getting all our money back I put on my bestbuy credit card so I can pay it off.
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:45 pm

Great comic, or greatest comic? Or terrible?

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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:34 pm

Here's my entry! Hopefully I didn't subliminally copy someone else lol.

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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:19 am

I am the worst artist
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also I don't know what I'm doing here apparently
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:42 pm

Deadpan: Macintoshes unlike other bad Apples don't get viruses, they get eaten by worms. (badumtiss) :D
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But ... I telecommute from home.
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

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I also like to live dangerously.
 
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:58 pm

I made a 26 second video in the style of a comic, Since medium is not restricted.
It has robots and computers!

And apparently I cant post links. So you will have to add https

youtu.be/-N6uDa-NOG8

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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:59 pm

Hi, i follow techreport a few years but never bothered to write. I would pay taxes and shipement cost but i cant win because i am from Europe :(.
But i read "no art skills required" so i had to make a post. :P
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Re: Skylake Damagebox giveaway entry thread

Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:14 pm

Imageyep, I'm just gonna leave this here.

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