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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:25 pm

Here I thought haiku requirements were bad!

Oh well, may this prize go to someone who actually contributed to the forum in meaningful way with quality discussions and helped bring the site together... than someone who just trolls and spams.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:27 pm

Khali wrote:
Forge wrote:
Why are all these people posting.... Without pictures? It clearly says "POST A PICTURE".

Because I, and I suspect every one else without a picture, skipped over the speal at the top and skipped straight to the rules and regulations about the contest. There is no mention of a picture in the rules section and there probably should be. :roll:

I will have to see if I can get my camera and/or phone to come back to life long enough to get one picture so I can edit one into my entry post. :cry:

Nobody reads the rules, either - look at all the people with < 10 posts who are putting up pictures. The non-reading is truly amusing.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:27 pm

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Well, even though I've been an NVidia user, since I replaced my old Ati Rage card, it would be nice to have the power that this card has over my current Geforce 560ti. Thanks for the opportunity!
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:33 pm

it would replace an hd7870
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Prestige Worldwide wrote:
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

Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:32 pm

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Will be replacing a 660 Ti
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:46 pm

I'd be replacing an Intel HD Graphics 3000. It sucks like crap lol.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:48 pm

This would replace my Radeon 7870 that's beginning to show its age.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:35 am

I have an N660 2GB OC, not sure if this would replace it or just be additional for mining DOGE. ;)
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:43 am

Sure would be nice to replace my Geforce 480 GTX. This thing is way to hot, loud, and not nearly powerful enough anymore.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:40 am

Please forgive the terrible picture; I couldn't be bothered to drag out the system. Anyway, this card will be replacing an X1950 XT, circa 2006. I will first need to replace everything inside of the case you see here.

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:49 am

This would replace the Radeon HD 7770 in my main box, and the 7770 would replace the old Radeon 4650 in my assembled from random parts HTPC.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:27 am

This would replace an aging PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV Video Card
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:15 am

I'll be using this GPU as the base for a complete update/custom build to replace this old dilapidated clunker:

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That case isn't open because I'm trying to show something off. It's open because it overheats if it's closed. Even with all fans functioning. No overclocking, no high-end parts. Old computer is old : /
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:22 am

I have a semi-retired Radeon 5850 that i've put off while thinking of rebuilding my gaming system.

really, though, it wouldn't be replacing a card for now... currently running an AMD A10-5800K in my main system. i'd probably throw it in there and turn my work build into a gaming build and fully retire my old gaming system.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:41 am

This card would be replacing the 2GB 5870 Toxic that is in my nephew's rig. I bought the Toxic in April of 2010 the very moment I found one in stock. I gave it to him to replace his GTX 275 when I got a GTX 780 last May. I'll have to see if I can find a pic.

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:54 am

Long story short: had 2x GTX 570's SLI and now back to an 8800GT PNY that's got serious thermal issues. Would be replacing my "Main" rig now which has the 8800GT.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:22 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
Nobody reads the rules, either - look at all the people with < 10 posts who are putting up pictures. The non-reading is truly amusing.


Honestly it's really amazing me right now. Even "regular" TR people aren't posting pictures, or they have less than 100 posts. I did not know that reading two paragraphs for the possible prize of a 280X would be enough to disqualify people, but it seems it is. Amazing.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:41 am

Meanwhile a n00b read the requirements and is doing this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1318#p1215137
teliquid1220 wrote:
post for increasing post count to enter giveaway contest. sorry to hijack/digress.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:57 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
Meanwhile a n00b read the requirements and is doing this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1318#p1215137
teliquid1220 wrote:
post for increasing post count to enter giveaway contest. sorry to hijack/digress.


And this. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=949
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:01 am

Did you all hear the *CLUNK* sound? Good.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:02 am

teliquid1220 has been banned and his every post wiped from existence.

Don't try to game the requirements by posting everywhere, guys, or I'll nuke you from space.
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:23 am

Damage wrote:
teliquid1220 has been banned and his every post wiped from existence.

Don't try to game the requirements by posting everywhere, guys, or I'll nuke you from space.

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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:19 pm

If only I hadn't lurked so much over the last several years I could have maybe retired my aging HD 5830. Oh well, at this rate I should hit 100 posts in about 10 years.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:23 pm

Yeah, I feel the same way. I wish it counted our posts on the articles along with the forums. I mean, that's where the ad space is generating revenue...hint, hint...
spiked_mistborn wrote:
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:04 pm

TheMonkeyKing wrote:
Yeah, I feel the same way. I wish it counted our posts on the articles along with the forums. I mean, that's where the ad space is generating revenue...hint, hint...
spiked_mistborn wrote:
If only I hadn't lurked so much over the last several years I could have maybe retired my aging HD 5830. Oh well, at this rate I should hit 100 posts in about 10 years.


Very true from a TR perspective, but this isn't a TR sponsored give away. Scott obviously blessed it, but AMD is rewarding active participation in the forums. Hence the post requirements. Forum posts are generally a different kind of content and/or at a different depth than front page comments. Not always and I have seen some pretty insightful frontpage comments, but in a broad brush stroke the forums have more in depth and meaningful discussion.

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**edit: The big cheese gave his blessing. Sorry Scott.
 
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:16 pm

DancinJack wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Nobody reads the rules, either - look at all the people with < 10 posts who are putting up pictures. The non-reading is truly amusing.


Honestly it's really amazing me right now. Even "regular" TR people aren't posting pictures, or they have less than 100 posts. I did not know that reading two paragraphs for the possible prize of a 280X would be enough to disqualify people, but it seems it is. Amazing.


Hey, I'm OK with having a smaller pool of qualified applicants. :D
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:04 pm

In the end I wonder how many are actually eligible, a dozen or 2? It seems like either newebies posting pictures, or forum veterans not posting pictures. The lack of comprehension is truly astounding. :o
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:06 pm

bthylafh wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Nobody reads the rules, either - look at all the people with < 10 posts who are putting up pictures. The non-reading is truly amusing.


Honestly it's really amazing me right now. Even "regular" TR people aren't posting pictures, or they have less than 100 posts. I did not know that reading two paragraphs for the possible prize of a 280X would be enough to disqualify people, but it seems it is. Amazing.


Hey, I'm OK with having a smaller pool of qualified applicants. :D


Yeah, I just thought the community was one of the smarter ones. Maybe not? :/
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Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:45 am

Radeon 5850.

Consolitis keeps it relevant, but the onslaught of 4k monitors will mean its doom.

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