TR’s 12 days of Christmas giveaways: it begins

Greetings, fellow gerbils. 'Tis the season of giving, and you know what that means: gifts for you. There were supposed to be three wise men, but since there are none to be found among the TR staff, you're unfortunately stuck with us. Common tradition also dictates the offerings should be given in reverence, but we also have our own standards to uphold, and so we shall be a little silly about it—for varying amounts of "a little."

The season's traditional offerings are of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Thankfully, the market for essential oils and aromatic resins is good enough that we were able to trade up to more appropriate gifts for geeks. Meanwhile, the gold was used to plate headphone jacks and USB cables.

"Shows ussss the gifttssss, preciousss," you say. All in due time, you little army of gerbil Gollums. First we shall tell you about the lands far and wide where we procured the goods. The case, cooling, and accessory experts at Antec, Zalman, and Arctic Cooling presented us with goodies. Adata and Toshiba OCZ's storage divisions have joined in on the festivities, too, and so did case and peripheral maker Rosewill. Not to be outdone by their peers, Corsair and Cooler Master joined in the fun, as well. No giveaway festival would be complete without G.Skill, of course. Finally, expert circuit-board handlers MSI, EVGA and Gigabyte all topped off our sleigh, which by that time was already teeter-tottering from the weight.

We have many presents of all sizes and shapes, so your odds of getting a hold of something are fairly high. And yes, since we know you absolutely love RGB LED keyboards, we got some of those, too! Here's a sample of the goods, because we're horrible teases around here:

One of the many sweet prizes that could end up under your tree

Throughout the next few weeks, we, the venge… er, merciful deities of hardware, shall be carefully doling out these gifts. Your prayers for grace may be answered, since some prizes will go to randomly-selected gerbils. But Santa's been paying attention to whether you've been naughty or nice, so your community involvement around here just might be rewarded. Don't despair, though: he's more easily impressed than Krogoth, and it's never too late to try to redeem yourself. Stay tuned to TR's front page for details, and be sure to sign up for the random draws we'll be doing.

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    • Samurninsai
    • 3 years ago

    Need as many PC parts, to help my friend build a PC. WOW is getting old by now, and he’s running a Dell Latitude. Kind of limits us to WOW.

    • chrono444
    • 3 years ago

    best gift for Christmas 😀

    • Tonystark
    • 3 years ago

    I have my birthday one day after Christmas…may I get something

    • quakelife911
    • 3 years ago

    Awesome.
    Merry Christmas

    • willmore
    • 3 years ago

    Can I put in a good word for RAGEPRO? We’ve had two discussions in the last few days and we kept them completely polite and productive.

    • serfeldon
    • 3 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway event. Happy Holidays!

    • Lfcfan87
    • 3 years ago

    Good luck everyone!
    Happy holidays!

    • willmore
    • 3 years ago

    I’ve been good. I controlled my Fist of Death all year. Mostly.

    • Mehridian
    • 3 years ago

    Good Luck to All Gerbils, and to All Gerbils .. good day!!!
    Happy Holidays!

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]so your community involvement around here just might be rewarded.[/quote<] Then let's just stop the games and give me everything.

    • 40NinjaFISH
    • 3 years ago

    Huzzah! 😀 Where’s my stocking – i’ll hang in on my monitor for virtual Santa when he arrives!

    • MaxTheLimit
    • 3 years ago

    TR so generous. Much thanks!
    Good luck to all!

    • Disco
    • 3 years ago

    Looking forward to the prizes. Still running my X6 1100T over here…

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    Ooooh, shiny! Me want!

      • nanoflower
      • 3 years ago

      Hey, you already won something once. Let the rest of us have a shot, why don’t you? 😉

        • Neutronbeam
        • 3 years ago

        I deeply resemble that remark. So, I promise, that if I win something, I will turn around and give it to you–at a deep discount. Well, that line’s funny to ME.

        Let me know if you can grab a beer during the holidays…I will trek up to your exurbs.

    • thesmileman
    • 3 years ago

    WAHOOOOO! HOOO!

    • Phaleron
    • 3 years ago

    Here’s hoping Damage hooked them up with some Ryzen products

      • Forge
      • 3 years ago

      You know, you said it as a joke, and I don’t see it happening, but that would be a pretty epic way to unveil a new product. Hand some out in giveaways at tech sites a month or two early.

        • Lord.Blue
        • 3 years ago

        Yes, this would be a sweet way to do things…

        • nanoflower
        • 3 years ago

        It would be great but… do the current MBs even support Ryzen? Would suck to get a sweet new CPU that no one else has and not be able to use for months till the MBs become available.

          • RAGEPRO
          • 3 years ago

          There ARE AM4 motherboards out in the wild that should in theory support Ryzen! However, they’re only found in OEM machines with Bristol Ridge CPUs at this time. They’re also only the lower-end chipsets, although from what I understand the chipset is entirely optional on Ryzen anyway.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      Then the butt-kissing “THANK YOU MR SCOTT WASSON” chants will return. We don’t need that.

      • NovusBogus
      • 3 years ago

      Give me one, and I’ll take it head to head against an i7-6900K in a contest of skill, prime numbers, and compiling a code base I’m not able to talk about publicly.

      …on second thought, that might not be AMD’s best choice of baseline…

    • allreadydead
    • 3 years ago

    And it’s USA only, right ? (not even Canada, yeah #sorrynotsorry)
    Did you know that Santa is born in minor asia which is now in a country called, Turkey ?

    We gave you Santa, it’s time to give back.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      As a parent, you can have him back. :p

      • Pwnstar
      • 3 years ago

      LOL @ Canada.

    • Waco
    • 3 years ago

    Good luck to all of my fellow gerbils!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    So, like, serious question. It’s been a year since I wrote anything for TR. I’ve voluntarily excluded myself from contests in that time. What’s the “appropriate” amount of time for self-banishment before I decide I want to enter these things again?

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      Life + 99 years.
      Or until I win something and am in a better mood.

      • Dposcorp
      • 3 years ago

      a winner is NOT you

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        I know.

        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabcM9SOF-E[/url<]

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 3 years ago

      You’re not a TR employee so go nuts!

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        There goes my hero, he’s ordinary!

          • Chrispy_
          • 3 years ago

          He said “go nuts!” not “enter the competition”, you fool.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            SORRY I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER ALL THE INSANITY

            • DragonDaddyBear
            • 3 years ago

            Easy there, SSK.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      Conflict of interest notwithstanding time away from TR.

      sup?

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      You are not eligible until SSK wins a keyboard without a caps lock key. Once that happens, we know the end of the world is nigh and all rules are revoked.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        wait, didn’t that already happen?

          • chuckula
          • 3 years ago

          ELIGIBLE!!!

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            #hugs #wipesASingleTear

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