Enter here to win an MSI GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and Corsair HX1050 PSU

After all the hardware we’ve given away this summer, you’d think the well would have run dry by now. But no, we have more goodies for TR readers. The prize package for our latest contest includes not only a hot-clocked MSI GeForce GTX 760, but also a kilowatt Corsair PSU.

We reviewed the GeForce 760 GTX a couple of months ago and were impressed with its ability to run games smoothly at the relatively high 2560×1440 resolution typical of 27″ monitors. This particular MSI model sells for $260 and boasts higher GPU speeds than Nvidia’s defaults. The base clock has been cranked from 980 to 1085MHz, and the boost clock is up from 1130 to 1150MHz. A custom heatsink with dual 100-mm fans and loads of heatpipes keeps the GPU cool. MSI has added software for overclocking, profile management, and video capture, too. And there’s a download code for Metro: Last Light on top of that.

In addition to the graphics card, our lucky winner will receive Corsair’s Professional Series HX1050 PSU. This $220 monster has 80 Plus Gold certification, a seven-year warranty, and the ability to push 1050W on the 12V rail alone. Like all good enthusiast PSUs, the HX1050 has modular cables. Corsair has certified the unit for use with Intel’s latest Haswell CPUs, as well.

Our prize package is worth nearly $500, and entering for a chance to win it is pretty straightforward. Here’s how you do it:

  • Sign up using the form below.
  • Correctly answer one easy question: What is the model number of the GeForce GTX 760’s GPU? (The answer can be found in our review.)
  • You might also consider “liking” us on Facebook.
  • …or following Scott on Twitter.
  • …or checking out Cyril’s book.

(The last three parts are completely optional, but they won’t hurt. We promise.)

Rules and regulations

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

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 this post goes up and September 9, 2013 at noon CDT. We’ll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on September 10 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.

You must include your full name, a valid email address, 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. TR, MSI, and Corsair are not responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, 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.

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    • Zeratul
    • 6 years ago

    For all the people who don’t seem to care about the power supply, I’ll gladly take it for you. Just tell them when you win to send it to me instead.

    • Umbragen
    • 6 years ago

    FWIW, the card is only clocked at 1020MHz in the BIOS. Presumably, you’re supposed to use the included “Gaming App” to overclock the card to 1085MHz – but the app is flaky at best.

    • atticus14
    • 6 years ago

    I’m still a bit confused, even though the rules have been opened up a bit, I would like to share what confuses me and maybe many other people. When I think model number I think of something more specific like

    GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5
    02G-P4-2761-KR
    GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0
    R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC

    Googling any of those model numbers takes you to a specific card – and I could not find anything like that in the review. Hopefully the question is referring to the GPU chip codename, not to be confused with the Architecture name.

    Anyways thanks for the contest, and the fact that you opened it up for misinterpretations of the question.

      • Bauxite
      • 6 years ago

      This, reminds me of some stupid certification tests I’ve suffered over there years…

      They have a multiple choice question where all the answers are technically correct (or none are), but you are expected to read the mind of whoever came up with the test and pick “their” answer. My favorite ones are where “their” answer or the one in the book is the one that nobody in the real world will [i<]ever[/i<] do, because it will get you killed/electrocuted/sued/fired/etc.

    • NATE25L
    • 6 years ago

    I love this setup and really could use an upgrade from my crossfire 6870’s… I would love the power supply as it would allow me for future upgrades, as technology keeps advancing!!!! I wish everyone the best of luck and congrats in advance to the winner! 🙂

    • moose17145
    • 6 years ago

    Everyone is talking about how nice it would be to win that videocard… and it would be, so no argument there. But I feel like I’m the only one who is more interested in the Power Supply more than the videocard lol.

    • Steele
    • 6 years ago

    Tossing my hat in. Can’t win if ya don’t play, right? =)

    • derFunkenstein
    • 6 years ago

    That video card would be a substatnial upgrade from my GTX 460 1GB. *fingers crossed*

    • Kingcarcas
    • 6 years ago

    I’m buying one soon, hopefully I won’t have to! Thanks!

    • Questar
    • 6 years ago

    You guys have no idea how badly I could use this.

    Would begging help?

    • Dissonance
    • 6 years ago

    Since there has been some confusion about what constitutes a GPU, we’ll accept answers that refer to the GPU model number or to its underlying architecture. And we’ll even accept answers that refer to the card’s model number, since we’re accommodating like that.

    We’ve updated the post to clarify the question.

      • chuckula
      • 6 years ago

      Thanks!

      • PixelArmy
      • 6 years ago

      Tech Fail!

      [url<]http://www.hulu.com/embed-html.html?eid=g5tjpriam4o00s-p1wu4rq&et=399&st=290[/url<]

      • Dashak
      • 6 years ago

      Those reading carefully might have had a chance before. Now the odds are stacked against us.

      Pfft.

    • LukeCWM
    • 6 years ago

    A graphics card like this would double my FPS. I could really use this! I’m hoping more for this contest than any of the previous ones. =]

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    Hey guys, I have a suggestion. These contests are littered with entrants who don’t win anyway and they do nothing but make themselves hope to win and feel disappointed in the end. So to fix that, how about potential entrants just use this [url=http://www.indra.com/8ball/front.html<]Magic 8 Ball[/url<]? See if you're gonna win. If not, don't waste your time and effort in joining. The Magic 8 Ball has NEVER failed me before. 😀

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    Hey guys, how about giving away an FX-8350? I’m sure a lot of gerbils around here need some 8-core lovin’…

    • ronch
    • 6 years ago

    [quote<]What GPU is the GeForce GTX 760 based on?[/quote<] Um..... Nvidia? 😀

      • Krogoth
      • 6 years ago

      RTFAs 😉

      • willyolio
      • 6 years ago

      no, GeForce.

    • Geonerd
    • 6 years ago

    More goodies!

    Thanks, guys. 🙂

    • MaxTheLimit
    • 6 years ago

    I can’t wait to not win this contest!

      • moose17145
      • 6 years ago

      Same here! Been entering every contest since 2003.

    • danny e.
    • 6 years ago

    Hey, can you request Asus, Dell, Samsung or Sharp to toss a few of those new 4K monitors into a TR giveaway? 🙂

    • Deanjo
    • 6 years ago

    DON’T DO IT GUYS!!!! IT’S A NSA DATA MINING TRAP!!! ENTER AND YOU ARE IN THEIR DATABASE FOREVER!!!

      • ronch
      • 6 years ago

      I bet we all already ARE in their database. Gee, I wondering which chips they’re using… Xeons, Opterons, Powers… Itaniums…

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 6 years ago

      Well at least they know how cheaply I’m bought off now.

      • Krogoth
      • 6 years ago

      10+ for blatant sarcasm.

      On a more serious note, the NSA doesn’t give a crap about most for goes on the internet and what do capture. To the data analysts is just noise and non-sense. They only raise a finger if you happen to possess state secrets and/or pose a significant conflict to state interests and security (example, plotting to murder some VIPs in a major government organization and making concrete plots on it not just idle words.)

        • ALiLPinkMonster
        • 6 years ago

        It takes less than that to have feds knocking at your door: [url<]https://medium.com/something-like-falling/2e7d13e54724[/url<]

    • entropy13
    • 6 years ago

    Maybe I should ask my brother (who’s in MD) to enter. lol

    • chuckula
    • 6 years ago

    [EDIT: The TR editors have resolved the issues listed below, so this post can now be ignored.]

    That question is actually a loaded term guys… potentially valid answers (without typing them out) would include:
    1. The code-name of the GPU architecture that is named after a famous astronomer.
    2. A two-letter followed by three-digit number identifier of a specific chip model in the aforementioned architecture.
    3. The previous generation video card model number that was overclocked to make the GTX 760.

    So basically, there are multiple answers. Are these being automagically filtered by a script or does a human with common sense look at the answer and have some discretion?

      • Dissonance
      • 6 years ago

      Except I didn’t ask about the GPU architecture or the video card model number–just the GPU 😉

        • James296
        • 6 years ago

        but it feels like trying to answer this question to a women “Does this dress make me look fat?” xD

        • moose17145
        • 6 years ago

        Well I’m screwed then. I went with number 2. lol

          • nanoflower
          • 6 years ago

          I went with both so I should be covered. I spent some time trying to look for a clear answer to the question and couldn’t decide what they were looking for so I figured mentioning 2 and 3 would work.

        • paulWTAMU
        • 6 years ago

        so…which option is the right one to put in?!

          • sirsoffrito
          • 6 years ago

          Yeah, maybe its just because I’m looking at this at two in the morning, but I’m not clear on what they’re after either. Request for further clarification please.

          edited – syntax

            • paulWTAMU
            • 6 years ago

            I’ve always tried the code-name of the part in question; wonder if that’s why I’ve never won?

          • Goofus Maximus
          • 6 years ago

          I think it should be obvious that the answer is what they wrote in the article on that first page. What they did not write was the island name or original card using the chip. You guys are over-thinking this to the extreme…

            • chuckula
            • 6 years ago

            [quote<]What they did not write was the island name[/quote<] You know.... if it were that simple... you wouldn't have confused the naming scheme used for AMD video cards with the "GPU" model of an Nvidia card.... just sayin' P.S. --> Do a text search for the words "based on" on the first page of that article. You know what you get? A sentence that says: "However, the GTX 700 series isn't based on new silicon." And that's it.

            • Goofus Maximus
            • 6 years ago

            My face is red.

            I never read past the page that was linked to for my answer, so I never came upon the other definitions.

            Color me embarrassed.

            • chuckula
            • 6 years ago

            It’s OK, with the amount of crap I’ve posted there’s plenty I get wrong too.

        • superjawes
        • 6 years ago

        But as chuckula pointed out that still leaves some ambiguity as to what one describes as “the GPU.” If the GPU is the entire card, then it would be model number. However, one could also describe the 760 in terms of the silicon chip powering it, which would be the same as the earlier model, but the way to describe that is very different…

          • Goofus Maximus
          • 6 years ago

          Again, the acceptable answer is the one [i<]written in the article[/i<], I should think...

            • chuckula
            • 6 years ago

            Uh… did you bother to read my original post? [b<]ALL THREE[/b<] of the potential answers I mentioned above are [i<]written in the article[/i<]. Go look up the term "ambiguity" and report back here.

            • superjawes
            • 6 years ago

            Bingo…

            • Goofus Maximus
            • 6 years ago

            Excuse me while I wipe the egg off my face…

        • LukeCWM
        • 6 years ago

        In respect, it is a bit unfair. I’ve been listening to the podcast over a year, and been an active reader for six months. I read first page of the review twice, and I’m still not sure.

      • PixelArmy
      • 6 years ago

      [s<]It's probably easier to just keep drawing entries until they get a correct one.[/s<] You're right, it is hopeless. Everyone don't bother wasting your time entering.

      • ronch
      • 6 years ago

      Hey dude, I want that GTX 760!!! Enter for me!

        • chuckula
        • 6 years ago

        Ronch! I thought we had a deal that I’d only enter to win you AMD stuff! Lucky for you that I don’t really need a new GPU now so, yes, in the insanely unlikely event that I win, I’ll be happy to get you the card 🙂

          • ronch
          • 6 years ago

          I just used the Magic 8 Ball I posted somewhere else around here, and it looks like you’re gonna win, Chuck! So I guess I’ll be having a GTX 760 real soon! 😀

      • rookiebeotch
      • 6 years ago

      Oh that entry box is not for an answer to a question. TR is allowing you to decide which GPU chip will be custom installed in your prize 760 should you win. Made to order because TR is all about their readers.

        • chuckula
        • 6 years ago

        Now that’s an idea I can back!

    • Pez
    • 6 years ago

    Good luck to those over the pond who can enter 🙂

      • moose17145
      • 6 years ago

      If an ocean is a pond, what the heck do you guys call a pond?

      Along those same lines… if a flashlight is a torch… wth do you guys call a torch?

        • ronch
        • 6 years ago

        What is this, an IQ test???

        • rookiebeotch
        • 6 years ago

        Im not one to use those terms, but based on the progressions of words I will guess ‘Puddle’ and ‘An accidentally ignited twig’.

    • Goofus Maximus
    • 6 years ago

    Sigh. Bitter disappointment, here I come again…

    • Star Brood
    • 6 years ago

    Thanks TR for all these awesome giveaways!! Even though I haven’t won anything the thrill of the chance is really nice, considering there’s no entry fees.

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 6 years ago

    I posted first, so that means I automatically win?

      • albundy
      • 6 years ago

      It sure does! Congratulations!

        • ronch
        • 6 years ago

        Ok, contest is now officially closed. Congrats, SOG! 😀 Early bird gets the worm, I always say.

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