Enter our XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition giveaway here

‘Tis truly the season of giving here at TR. Much of that giving spirit can be attributed to the kind folks at XFX, who continue to supply us with components for our contests. On the heels of our recent power supply giveaways, XFX has volunteered one of its Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition graphics cards, which we’ll be sending to one lucky TR reader.

 

The card belongs to XFX’s top-of-the-line Black Edition series. It features higher-than-normal clock speeds of 940MHz for the GPU and 1150MHz for the memory, up from the default 900/1050MHz. XFX also outfits the card with dual fans, which should result in both lower temperatures and lower noise levels (since two fans can push the same amount of air at a lower speed than a single one). The XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition currently sells for $249.99 at Newegg.

To enter our contest for a chance to win this card, have a look at the rules and regulations below, then listen to our latest podcast, and fill in the form below with the answer to the qualifying question and your contact details. (As always, we’ll keep your information confidential.)

Rules and regulations

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

To enter, fill out the form below, correctly answering one easy question. We clearly reveal the answer to this question in episode 85 of The Tech Report Podcast.

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 the podcast goes up (on April 10) and April 17 at noon CST. We’ll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site and will also be notified via e-mail on April 19, 2011. The winner must claim his prize by the end of the day on Thursday, April 21, 2011, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.

You must include your full name 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.

We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor XFX 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 RSI, 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.

The question

To which title has Scott devoted the majority of his gaming time over the past few months?

Update — We are no longer accepting entries for this contest. Thanks to all who participated.

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    • dashbarron
    • 11 years ago

    Thanks for the chance to win and play.

    I like listening to your podcasts and this just sweetens the deal. I think they’re a great way to give-away products while at the same time growing your podcast audience.

    • TaBoVilla
    • 11 years ago

    he uses amd hardware for dark rituals involving animal sacrifice and elf costumes =/

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 11 years ago

    Funny, I figured out Q2 pretty quickly, but I completely missed Q1 because I got so sick of hearing about tablets and skipped to literally 15 seconds after they finished talking about it… I had to go back and relisten when I had a chance I saw that Q2 was removed to my dismay !

    Oh well.

    • Palek
    • 11 years ago

    Here, a virtual cookie for the effort! (`:,)

    😛

    • KikassAssassin
    • 11 years ago

    If the second question was still being used, they should have accepted “May 2006 Sweet Spot Alternative” as a correct answer.

    • Ngazi
    • 11 years ago

    Yeah only one is mentioned.

    • DancinJack
    • 11 years ago

    I didn’t miss the point of your comment, but it is in TR’s best interest to provide some kind of question/answer form. Keeps bots from entering/winning.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 11 years ago

    One could argue that such a simple contest shouldn’t require anything resembling logical reasoning, and the answers should be glaringly obvious (I mean, we’re taking the time to write down our name and address and all sorts of personal information, why should I have to think on top of all that?). Of course, such an argument would probably get you punched in the face.

    • DancinJack
    • 11 years ago

    Logical reasoning can only lead to one answer. God forbid we do any thinking.

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    It really is that bad.

    Luckily I use “password” as my password for everything!

    I’ve got the hang of who’s who after 3 hours now. Just takes a while.

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    I think my favourite part of the two podcasts I’ve listened to so far are when Jordan asks a question and the others laugh at him.

    This happens approximately 10x per minute.

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    GeForce 7900?

    • cynan
    • 11 years ago

    But just think, if you win, and aren’t unlucky enough to get a 3rd defective XFX card, then HE can finally get HIS cards back and you’ll have somebody to play multilayer games with.

    • Dissonance
    • 11 years ago

    The answer to our second question was more cryptically buried than we had intended. As a result, we’ve trimmed the contest to just one question. You don’t need to re-enter the contest if you’ve submitted answers already. For those who entered early and submitted answers to both original questions, only the answer to the first one will be judged.

    • burntham77
    • 11 years ago

    A podcast hosted by a bunch of computer nerds? Oh no.

    • indeego
    • 11 years ago

    I have tried to listen to many of the podcasts. My issue is sadly the signal/noise ratio is way off compared to TR’s normal articles/comments from Editors..

    I also just guessed for #2, did they record over it with the ad? Seemed like that was right where we would have heard what he was going to pick.

    I’m not going to win the contest now am I? Just trying to give constructive feedback. Would be great to have a voice–>text version.

    • pot
    • 11 years ago

    Oh well, its a free contest. I’m not gonna complain.

    • pot
    • 11 years ago

    He never says it in the format of “I am using this build…” but the answer is there.

    • KikassAssassin
    • 11 years ago

    Sure there is. He’s getting a Playstation 3.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 11 years ago

    Jordan introduces everyone at the beginning of the podcast, and he (as well as the other speakers) routinely identifies who is talking over the course of it. So unless your memory is really bad you shouldn’t have too much trouble figuring out who is saying what.

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    I read the articles but don’t listen to podcasts 🙁 I’m a lemmiwinks gerbil 🙁

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    I won’t be entering the giveaway but I wish the rest of you the best of luck. Thanks TR for plugging my game. Way, way cool of you guys.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 11 years ago

    You do understand that this is a contest for an AMD Radeon card, your mortal enemy, right?

    • ClickClick5
    • 11 years ago

    I don’t know about you fellas but I have never had really good luck with XFX cards from the Radeon side. I have tried two cards in the past (5770, 6950) and BOTH had problems switching to 3D. 2D applications worked fine, but as soon as the card had to render 3D, blue streaks down the screen and the system would lock up. The streaks looked like this, but blue: [url<]http://i37.tinypic.com/29112ko.jpg[/url<] I tried the generic drivers, their drivers, different machines, all the same result. So I came to these two results: 1) I have luckily picked from the tiny percentage of defective units 100%. 2) Maybe I should go to Vegas. Thus, I stay with HIS cards.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 11 years ago

    Wow listened to it twice and have no idea what build jordan is looking at. Didn’t really talk about games at all either Since jordan didn’t say I’m voting econobox with some alterations.

    • Sunburn74
    • 11 years ago

    No clear answer to number 2. Very misleading!

    • amdcrankitup
    • 11 years ago

    Very nice giveaway hopefuly this will be my lucky time like Jordan Im doing a new build and a Graphics card is something I need bad and this is a great one to have an oppurtunity to win!Good luck to all hope you didnt have as much problem sorting through the podcast as I did trying to get the right answers cause I listen to it 3 times and praying I got it right! LOL I,ve had 2 brain surgeries so it takes me a little more effort but I think I got it right!! Anyway good luck to all and thanks XFX and Tech Report for another great giveaway!!

    • PRIME1
    • 11 years ago

    I tried to enter but it said “Oh, hells no”!

    Props to TR and XFX. I don’t know if I will get time to truly enter.

    • khands
    • 11 years ago

    I suck at names, when I can’t see your face though it doubly sucks.

    • DreadCthulhu
    • 11 years ago

    So, how are people with hearing impairments supposed to enter this contest? I don’t see any transcripts on the link for the Podcast. Hope you guys are violating any ADA rules. Not that I am deaf, I just find listening to be an extremely inefficient & inaccurate method of obtaining information. Reading text is so much faster. It would take me maybe ten minutes to read what you guys took an hour to speak.

    • Waco
    • 11 years ago

    Seriously. I hate listening to podcats…and I hate more listening to them to enter a contest.

    Good luck everyone!

    • rechicero
    • 11 years ago

    Or make the winner pay those taxes…

    The only think I’d could ask them is to open the contests to territories where there are no legal hassles, with every additional cost paid by the winner. And always, if the brand that provide the hardware is OK with that.

    • TaBoVilla
    • 11 years ago

    cyril, scott, geoff, please consider having every once in a while giveaways which would also include other territories, such as europe, mesopotamia, antartica and the likes.

    we understand contests and stuff are bound to legal obligations, TR would have to deal with the hassle of shipping stuff to whatever country plus having to pay taxes, etc, but surely there must be other ways you can provide love to your loyal followers across the atlantic, the caspian, er etc.

    have steam giveaways, pick games on weekend specials, indie titles, etc for $2.50-5.00, buy 10 and give someone the joy of not having to type in their credit card information to spend said amount. give away justin bieber mp3s on iTunes and host a video karaoke “upload your best rendition of justin bieber’s baby” on the forums, it would be great!

    (I have my video entry ready to upload by the way)

    • sweatshopking
    • 11 years ago

    MMO! you’re learning! Oh, i have high hopes for you, young padawan!

    • sweatshopking
    • 11 years ago

    hey! Don’t be confused on who your leader is! it’s me! And don’t forget it!

    • TaBoVilla
    • 11 years ago

    you still don’t recognize the voices of our kind gerbil-leaders? what type of rodent are you?

    • rechicero
    • 11 years ago

    Thanks for your efforts to make this giveaway open for more territories and for explaining why it’s not for the rest!

    • Forge
    • 11 years ago

    Graphics card? Do want! I’ll take time out to listen to the podcast for the answers. Might have a longer commute soon, will listen more often then, too.

    • Shambles
    • 11 years ago

    No kidding. I listen to every podcast but that doesn’t mean I commit every passing detail into memory and have a telepathic ability to identify peoples voices. Other than that TR, everything is great.

    • Cyco-Dude
    • 11 years ago

    god, what a painfully boring way to find answers. i’m all for promoting your stuff, but damn…to top it all off, there was no clear answer for question two. surprised i managed to make it all the way through.

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    Spider sense tingling…

    • Spotpuff
    • 11 years ago

    Nice! Another TR giveaway!

    Hopefully this time on the Podcast everyone says their name so we can identify voices.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 11 years ago

    If you mean I horribly slurred and cottonmouthed ‘first post’ then yeah, I am!

    • Buzzard44
    • 11 years ago

    You’re so cool! You’re the Marlon Brando of the interwebz!

    • bdwilcox
    • 11 years ago

    For the lazy, here are the answers to the two questions:
    1) Daikatana
    2) The Noisy Cricket

    • MadManOriginal
    • 11 years ago

    Frist pots!!11eleventy

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