Win an MSI GeForce GTX 460 or one of 18 copies of Metro 2033

We have more goodies to give away. This time, MSI has supplied us with 18 licenses for the PC version of Metro 2033, which our resident graphics expert thinks is one of the best-looking games on the market right now. In addition to boasting DirectX 11 tessellation and depth-of-field eye candy, Metro 2033 offers PhysX-accelerated physics effects for folks with recent GeForce graphics cards. And we have one of those to hand out, too: MSI’s GTX460 Cyclone 1GB OC. The Cyclone kicks Nvidia’s latest GeForce GTX 460 up a notch, raising the GPU’s core frequency by 50MHz and its shader speed by 100MHz above stock values.

This is good stuff, so we’re going to make you work for it. Anyone who’s familiar with TR knows that we have a penchant for quality photography. PC components don’t always offer much in the way of visual flair, but with a little creativity, good lighting, and careful cropping, we can usually come up with at least one shot that has some sort of artistic merit. The question is, can you?

For the next week, we’ll be accepting submissions for an impromptu PC photography contest. TR editors will judge the submissions on creativity and overall picture quality, so the hardware in focus need not be anything particularly impressive or even recent. Photos can be posted in this thread in the forums (register here if you don’t already have an account), and you can submit as many as you’d like. Only one prize per person, though. We’ll be checking IP addresses to make sure folks don’t game the system with multiple accounts. Those who try risk being banned from the forums and front-page comments.

In the interest of sanity, we’re going to cap the size of submissions at 1600 pixels wide. Naturally, any photo submitted should be your own original work. And, please, keep it clean.

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    • dashbarron
    • 12 years ago

    Kinky sounding…yet I want to see how this turns out.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 12 years ago

    That big goofy looking cooler will move quite a bit of air across the exposed components on the surface of the graphics card.

    • Xylker
    • 12 years ago

    Ahahahahahaha. Robert Mapplethorpe allusion… You should win one just on the basis of the comment. Way. Way. Way out there, but creative.

    • just brew it!
    • 12 years ago

    What, no giraffe? Amateur.

    • pot
    • 12 years ago

    Cool, can we have what time the contest will end? Or basically, the last day we can enter?

    • marvelous
    • 12 years ago

    Thanks but what about people who don’t have a camera? This sucks erwwww..

    • can-a-tuna
    • 12 years ago

    I have a SLI rig already but I could take that 460 😉

    • ludi
    • 12 years ago

    You /[

    • ludi
    • 12 years ago

    I’ll see your pomp, and raise you the forum General Photography Thread.

    • bdwilcox
    • 12 years ago

    Pretty much. Most people are just concerned with winning it…

    • Voldenuit
    • 12 years ago

    am i the only one who’s concerned about the lack of VRM cooling on this thing?

    • albundy
    • 12 years ago

    I submitted my mighty floppy drive! hope i win!

    • Farting Bob
    • 12 years ago

    I have an idea for a great photo, but im going to need 18 feet of licorice, an adolescent great white shark, 2 Ecuadorian poledancers and 4 kilos of blue smarties.

    • bdwilcox
    • 12 years ago

    You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? [/throws down gauntlet]

    • MaxTheLimit
    • 12 years ago

    I have a boatload of hardware, but no eye for pictures and no skill at taking them. I might throw my hat in though.

    • Mr.Lif
    • 12 years ago

    I do this crap for a living. You are SO out of your league!
    [/pomp]

    • bdwilcox
    • 12 years ago

    I plan to photograph the card in velvety black & white, wrapped in a condom and jammed up my keister. I will call it my MSIpplethorpe. And, yes, the condom will ‘keep it clean’.

    • wira020
    • 12 years ago

    We can hope… I’m guessing the posting fees n tax ( to deliver to my country)will cost more than the card itself..

    • wira020
    • 12 years ago

    That card looks quite bare… hmm.. I wish there’s some way to get it posted here… interesting contest btw…

    • Beomagi
    • 12 years ago

    Schweet!
    Must…have…460….

    • Damage
    • 12 years ago

    Yes, since we only have to physically ship one item, we’re going to try leaving this open to anyone. The contest is still void where prohibited by law, of course, and the receiver will be on the hook for customs and import fees.

    • Game_boy
    • 12 years ago

    I’d like to know too.

    • moriz
    • 12 years ago

    it’s probably US and Canada only.

    • Farting Bob
    • 12 years ago

    It doesnt say anywhere on the thread (or the discussion one) about if this is an international competition or a US only one like usual.
    Is it possible that us Europeans could win something for once??

    • khands
    • 12 years ago

    Interesting, you will be hearing from me!

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