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Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:51 am

Intel sweepstakes starts today https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/#

Sadly, its not available in my country. Good luck to those who are eligible.



PS. Sorry, I not sure whether this is the right place to post this.
 
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 pm

Looks like the website is slammed. Can't load right now.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:26 pm

It still shows 3+ hours for me before it opens.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 am

Working for me this morning, less than 8 hours remaining to enter.

Given that there's no form to fill out or Captcha to complete, I'll bet the lottery pool is completely bloated with multiple robot entries.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am

ludi wrote:
Working for me this morning, less than 8 hours remaining to enter.

Given that there's no form to fill out or Captcha to complete, I'll bet the lottery pool is completely bloated with multiple robot entries.


Probably, but they do say in the terms that all automated entries are being automatically eliminated. I don't know how they are determining which are bots, but I am sure they have some algorithm in place.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am

Anovoca wrote:
ludi wrote:
Working for me this morning, less than 8 hours remaining to enter.

Given that there's no form to fill out or Captcha to complete, I'll bet the lottery pool is completely bloated with multiple robot entries.


Probably, but they do say in the terms that all automated entries are being automatically eliminated. I don't know how they are determining which are bots, but I am sure they have some algorithm in place.

My guess is that more than X entries from a certain IP address gets all the entries from that address blacklisted.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am

Any word if winners were notified yet? Nothing updated on the Intel site other than it has ended.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am

The official rules say up to two weeks, so it might be a bit yet.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am

Thanks, so there could still be a chance! :)
After reading TR's review I see no compelling reason to buy one but it would be nice to be selected in the sweepstakes.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am

G8torbyte wrote:
Thanks, so there could still be a chance! :)
After reading TR's review I see no compelling reason to buy one but it would be nice to pick up one in the sweepstakes.

That's my take on it. If I win one, I'll likely pick up a motherboard and RAM, upgrade my main desktop and do hand-me-down upgrades around the house. Otherwise, no interest in purchasing one.
 
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:05 pm

I didn't even receive any email acknowledgement that I'd entered successfully. The webpage said so and I have no choice but to trust it.

I couldn't give a damn about the 8086 edition, but I'll take a free 8700K (with bonus 5GHz single-core option lol) as an upgrade to my Ivy Bridge PC without hesitation. It might even stop me from buying a Ryzen 2700X workstation that is being delayed solely by the ridonculous cost of 64GB DDR4 at the moment.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:35 am

Great chance to win a 1950....
 
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:41 am

Amiga500+ wrote:
Great chance to win a 1950....


How refreshing. Disingenuous sniping from a bitter loser. Incidentally, AMD is only giving away 40 of those 1950X parts and only in the U.S. which shows just how confident they are that they'll have takers. In other words: Not really confident at all.

Wake me up when they give away 8086 of them to every single winner around the world without requiring this stupid "trade in" program and then give away another 8086 to show that they aren't just doing this to be petty and weak like you obviously are.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:02 am

chuckula wrote:
How refreshing. Disingenuous sniping from a bitter loser.


Hey, surely you don't expect everyone to let you have all the fun?

Whodathunk that AMD wouldn't be in a position to give away 8086 processors, let alone the 65,391,482 you [inanely?] ask for =P
 
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 am

Shobai wrote:

Whodathunk that AMD wouldn't be in a position to give away 8086 processors, let alone the 65,391,482 you ask for =P


Some of us actually want AMD to go above & beyond here! But I'll settle for AMD giving one Threadripper 1950X to each 8086K winner regardless of where that winner lives and without requiring a trade in. Even that's a big step down from AMD giving a 32 core Threadripper2 to each of the winners.

After all, from what I've heard Threadripper is so amazing that AMD should actively promote side-by-side comparisons. Especially in games.
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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:23 pm

chuckula wrote:
Amiga500+ wrote:
Great chance to win a 1950....

How refreshing.


Don't worry Chucky.

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Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:41 pm

Pop into a thread involving Intel, and guess who's there acting wounded. Quelle surprise.

Good luck to everyone who entered. Here's hoping I'm not disqualified for entering with two legit email addresses.
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