HH & AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes Winners!

We've had a chance to sift through all of the entries in our AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes and have chosen our five lucky contestants!  Before we announce the lucky folks who'll be battling it our for a bunch of AMD-based goodness, we want to take minute to thank everyone who participated.  Good to have you ALL with us -- and THANK YOU!  Stay tuned for the announcement of our next contest in the weeks ahead!

And now, the winners and lucky Unreal Tournament 3 contestants for our AMD Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes are:

The 5 of you maniacs... err... guys, will be battling it out on the evening of April 29th for a shot at winning one of the following killer AMD Phenom II-based prize packs!

 
Grand Prize (Full System):
CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
 
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3-1333

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper
 
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
 
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB

Optical: LG 22X DVD±R with LightScribe
 

First Runner Up:

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
GPU: ASUS EAH4870 TOP Radeon HD 4870
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB DDR3-1333
 

Second Runner Up:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB DDR3-1333


Third Runner Up:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3

Fourth Runner Up:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, jump on our practice server to brush-up on your frag count! 

You can find us on the public server list for Unreal Tournament 3 under the server name: 
"DavoHH: HotHardware.com Practice Server"

This is a semi-private server and the password to join is:  hhrox

Thanks again to all who participated!


Comments
Super Dave 5 years ago

Congratulations you guys...that will be one epic battle!Big Smile

 

acarzt 5 years ago

Oh wow! I have to say this was completely unexpected. I've been having a seriously bad day(last couple days) Man this made me feel so much better, seriously.

I'm excited! I guess I better get practicing! :-D

Marco C 5 years ago

Congrats everyone! :)

3vi1 5 years ago

I appreciate the thought, but I never was able to get the expired demo to work - so I'm going to pass.

There is probably someone out there that needs the system more than I do anyway.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

Your choice 3vi1, but we are also willing to help folks get setup with a copy of the full game, which will be required to play.

Also, I think you're just having an issue with the demo expiring. If you set your system calendar date back, it should work.

3vi1 5 years ago

Even if I got it working, I've got an old man's reflexes, one good eye, never owned any of the Quake or Unreal games (FPS + me usually equals motion sickness), and have no motherboard that would be compatible with the 4th runner-up prize. Heheh...  

So, let someone else have my spot.

Thanks again for the consideration though.

acarzt 5 years ago

awww crap we're gonna need the full game to play? lol

Der Meister 5 years ago

Sweet! Thanks guys! I cant wait to game it up. It was a blast lastnight with Nelsonpc21 and Dave's son. Dave's son did put us to shame a few times though....lol

acarzt 5 years ago

Holy crap, I clicked on my name and i've been a member here for 6 years!! I knew i've been coming to HH for a LONG time but I didn't realize it's been that long heh. Funny thing is I remember visiting this site too, long before I became a member :-P

And I feel pretty nerdy for this but HH has been my home page for a LONG time :-x lol

Dave_HH 5 years ago

We will move forward and pick yet ANOTHER winner, since 3vil is passing on this. Stay tuned!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Congrats guys! You all deserve it!  I bet you amdcrankitup is going to flip.

^Bad_Boy^ 5 years ago

Congratulation Guys! :D too bad 3vi1.. If u guys can't find the extra contestant hit me up :P

^Bad_Boy^ 5 years ago

BTW.. Dave you should record the match, via FRAPS or something.. It would be cool to catch on the matchup later on and see everyone kicking each_other's cyber butt :P

Super Dave 5 years ago

Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing that myself!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

This is going to make me sick but I going to have to forfiet my chance! I havent play games since I had brain surgery but my cognitive thinking skill and reflexes are non existant  now! I dont have the ability to focus on things. Its really bad and I dont have a chance  or the software much less a connection!Im sorry if I put anyone through xtra stress for me entering but I even misunderstood  the contest too.Im really thankfull that I got picked but I really dont have the ability to compete so give my slot to someone else that can and deserves it! And again to Marco and Dave like I said sometimes my brain doesnt quite work like it used to and I apologize for any inconvenence.Good luck to all.  mentaldisorder  Thanks for the mention!

tanka12345 5 years ago

Congratz to all the winners!

@ AMD: Couldn't someone else play for you? I would, but my PC's not up to UT3. I'm sure someone else would be able to, it'd be a shame if you lost your position.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Yeah Idk how you guys wanna work it, but I would play for AMD. Anyway Congrats to you all. All deserving winners!Big Smile

^Bad_Boy^ 5 years ago

^^X2..

I'd love to upgrade my PC (Athlon XP-Mobile Based rig) with a Phenom II :D

Super Dave 5 years ago

Enter the Replacement Killers, and I LOVE IT!Yes

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

3v1 and AMD: don't throw in the towel just yet. I am sure there are plenty of people here that would be willing to play in the tourney for ya and let you keep your gear that you deserve for winning. I would if I wasn't already in it. Maybe Davo could even hook the "SUBS" up with a free t shirt or flash drive or something for being good sports. Of course it's all up to the powers that be but as a contestant I am perfectly ok with this. Anyone else want to second this notion.

 

Edit: oh yeah, almost forgot, thanks guys. I am pysched. can't wait till the 29th. guess I should be checking the calender though and let the wifey know that she's not allowed to make any plans for me that evening.

Der Meister 5 years ago

What time is this shindig going down on wednesday? I'm going hiking in the day so I hope to be back by 6pm (GMT-8)

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Well I work until 4p.m.(1p.m.GMT) and I have a Team Fortress 2 match at 9:30p.m. EST(6:30p.m.GMT) which should last around a hour, but I can join the end of the game if you guys are already going at it.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

What time is this shindig going down on wednesday? I'm going hiking in the day so I hope to be back by 6pm (GMT-8)

[/quote]

 

We're planning to start up the HH Game server at 9:00PM EST this Wednesday evening.  Get ready players!  Big Smile

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]We're planning to start up the HH Game server at 9:00PM EST this Wednesday evening.  Get ready players![/quote]

Dave Im not sure if this is fesable or just a stupid question! Is their any way other forum members to waych the game as its played out or keep track of the players while their in play! Im not sure if its possible thats why I wanted to ask.Hey I got to root for my main man mental of course but it would be cool if we could watch the battle. Im sure its going to be a great battle and want to thank mental for your willingness to do this ,and Dave , Marco and all you other guys. Best of luck to all the players!Big Smile

Dave_HH 5 years ago

OK!  Is it hard to give away FREE STUFF to you guys or what?!?!  Big Smile

First, we have chosen another LUCKY WINNER:   Lev_Astov !!!

Congrats brother.  Get primed up and ready to play!

 

Also, for amdcrankitup ONLY, you may choose a "pinch-gamer" of your choice.  Perhaps you could take Mentaldisorder up on his offer now and see what he can take DOWN for ya?!  Surprise   Yes  The bottom line is, you've been selected to win one of these prizes, so we're not going to let the small stuff get in the way for ya!  Big Smile

Mental, crankitup, get together and let us know intentions.  Again, this is only for amdcrankitup.  All others must bring their own PAIN!  

Enjoy all!

Peace,
Dave

tanka12345 5 years ago

Congratz Lev!!!! I'll be away on the 29th Angry so I won't be able to see who won :(

I hope you get someone good to play for you AMD Big Smile I really want you to win something worthwhile for yourself Big Smile

3vi1 5 years ago

Give 'em hell, Lev!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I would be privileged to play for you amd.  It's been awhile since I played, but I have a couple weeks to practice.  Well it's your call if you want me to play or someone else.  But I'm ready to give it a go.  I don't own the game but I'm sure I could get a copy.

 

Oh yeah, congrats Lev!

Der Meister 5 years ago

To all thouse who want to play some UT3 the server is up.

Name: HH Davo or tsomthing like that

PW: hhrox

Come on in a play Nelsonpc21and I had a great time last night...

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

darn skippy! seriously ya'll take advantage of it while the server is up and running. There's been alot of talk about HH'ers playing on a server together for awhile now 1 is up and running that thing should be flooded.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

To all thouse who want to play some UT3 the server is up.

Name: HH Davo or tsomthing like that

PW: hhrox

Come on in a play Nelsonpc21and I had a great time last night...

[/quote]

 

The server name is:  DavoHH:  HotHardware.com's Practice Server

Password is:  hhrox

Enjoy!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Thanks alot! Smile  Hopefully I won't let amd down.

 

Hey Dave what's the server ip?  I can't find it on the server list...

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Thanks alot! Smile  Hopefully I won't let amd down.

 

Hey Dave what's the server ip?  I can't find it on the server list...

[/quote]

 

I had the server offline since about 12AM last night/this morning.  It's back up now.  It should be in the list.

 

Thanks

Der Meister 5 years ago

Come on in guys I'll be on a off for most of the day

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

I should be on again later tonight. They're doing a Tae Kwon doe demonstration at the school my wife works at tonight so I am taking my son to it since he's been doing it for several months now. But after I get back I should be on. probably around 830-9ish est. see ya guys there

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I still can't seem to find the server.  Anyone have the ip?

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

are you looking for servers with passwords too?

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

I would be privileged to play for you amd.  It's been awhile since I played, but I have a couple weeks to practice.  Well it's your call if you want me to play or someone else.  But I'm ready to give it a go.  I don't own the game but I'm sure I could get a copy.

 

Oh yeah, congrats Lev!

[/quote]

We are buying copies of the game for any contestant that needs it. Big Smile

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

NVM Found the server.  What about hooking us up with a vent server?

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

NVM Found the server.  What about hooking us up with a vent server?

[/quote]

Sorry, Vent server?

tanka12345 5 years ago

I really want to play with you guys and I'm really excited to say I'm getting a Core i7 rig next week Big Smile !!!! I managed to raise around $1770NZ ($885US approx.) to complete my build with help from family and selling stuff (including the 4830 =[ ). When I get it I'll be on the server for sure if I can get the game, but I won't be here on the 29th for the actual shootout Sad. I can't wait and I'll post up a new thread with loads of pics when I get it. Big Smile I already picked up the new LG 22" Full HD 16:9 monitor and my Logitech 5.1 Channel speakers and they look awesome on this comp, so I wonder what they'll look like on the new rig!! Good luck everyone in the sweepstakes shootout!! Smile

Tank

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Sounds sweet tanka! 

Dave, vent=ventrillo.  It allows people to talk to eachother, I thought it would be interesting to do, but who knows if anyone else would want to do that.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I have a vent server we can use. It is my TF2 clans server. It is not a solid solution, but if a few of us are ingame we can use it for a evening as long as we don't have a TWL match going on.

vent4.gameservers.com

4290

There is not password minus the admin channels.

@dave A vent server is basicly a VOIP server that we can all talk on using Ventrilo.

http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php

Can't find the UT3 server in the browser. IDK if it is online right now though.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

My first game in UT3. My team lost, but I did good. I guess those 75 hours of sniper in TF2 have helped me out.

Also my ID is The808 because TheBob was taken.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Hey Bob, I could only find the server if I had deathmatch as the game it was searching for.  BTW, nice score...I'm still trying to get used to jumping and shooting.

Also, where's Lev?

3vi1 5 years ago

Mental's got a good idea there. A Ventrillo or TeamSpeak server would help you guys coordinate a lot better.

I used to use TeamSpeak a lot back in my EQ days, because "LOTAGBFDBY!" makes a lot less sense than just saying "look out, there's a great big dragon behind you!".

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

Mental's got a good idea there. A Ventrillo or TeamSpeak server would help you guys coordinate a lot better.

I used to use TeamSpeak a lot back in my EQ days, because "LOTAGBFDBY!" makes a lot less sense than just saying "look out, there's a great big dragon behind you!".

[/quote]

 

Dudes, linkage?  :)  I'll try to set it up.

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

would be cool but i don't see it as necassary as we're not on teams.

sorry about bailing on the server mental but it had to download something for that map and it was going way to slow for my patience tonight.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

would be cool but i don't see it as necassary as we're not on teams.

sorry about bailing on the server mental but it had to download something for that map and it was going way to slow for my patience tonight.

[/quote]

I don't think it's necessary either...but I've found some games to be fun to just talk while playing.  Then again I never did it for an fps before (just got a headset.) 

I was wondering where you ran off to.  Well maybe we'll all play over the weekend or something.  I'm pretty busy during the day and parts of the night because I have a review coming up on tuesday for my Architecture studio.

3vi1 5 years ago

Also, check out Mumble: http://mumble.sourceforge.net

rapid1 5 years ago

Yeah, I never could get that demo to boot up even though I changed my date. It kept giving me different errors then crashing to desktop (on desktop and laptop, both which hardware wise are fully compatible). This really kind of sucks as both my desktops are dieing the slow death. They both started the random reboot walk down the green mile about a week ago. I've tried down clocking them with minor success. But I know I might have them both for three more months if I'm lucky. Oh well they were true soldiers for 4 years each (actually 5 on the initial AMD64 4000+) I think.

yoda8232 5 years ago

Sad face. :(

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="yoda8232"]

Sad face. :(

[/quote]

 

Sorry Yoda!  Jump on the server and play though!  I'll throw you some HH schwag if you email me your shipping address!   I have an HH USB drive and case badges with your name on it, since you tried so hard in the contest. Big Smile

Der Meister 5 years ago

You guys missed out on some fun time tonight! Get on the server and have some fun!

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

You guys missed out on some fun time tonight! Get on the server and have some fun!

[/quote]

Mike couldn't keep up with tonight, Der!  You're game is coming up pretty good!

Der Meister 5 years ago

I turned up my mouse sensitivity some so I cold keep up with the pace of the games...

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Steam is being a sucker tonight, but UT3 is almost done downloading, so I will be ingame with you guys tomorrowBig Smile

Dave_HH 5 years ago

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

BebeX 5 years ago

Well done guys, and good luck to all of you!

I'll see if I can get on the HH server some time this w/end.  

HH should seriously get some international competitions going- I'm sure us guys on the other side of the pond could give y'all a run for your money given the chance..Wink 

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

[/quote]

 If its ok with you Dave and get no bad feelings here with the other guys I would be proud for mental to play for me!

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

We still need Lev to report and amdcrankitup, let us know if it's ok for mental to game for ya!

[/quote]

 If its ok with you Dave and get no bad feelings here with the other guys I would be proud for mental to play for me!

[/quote]

 

We will make it so!  Mentaldisorder, you sir are in for the frag on behalf of amdcrankitup!  Smile

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]We will make it so!  Mentaldisorder, you sir are in for the frag on behalf of amdcrankitup!  Smile[/quote]

 

Wow that is so great that you would do that! Thanks a lot Dave ! And definately thanks to  Mentaldisorder for not only offering but put yourself out there for me you didnt have to do that but I appreciate it a lot.Dang im excited dont know what else to say well except gime them he-- mental! LOL I mean that in a jking way guys good luck to all of you wish you the best!

Oh yeah thanks to Bob, Nelson and tanka for their gestures I think we got the best crowd of ANY hardware site on the net and that goes from the top down to everybody in the forums all you guys!                  Thanks  AMD

realneil 5 years ago

Pretty easy going site with forgiving game rules.

It's all for the fun of it obviously.

It's been an entertaining read though.

Congratulations to you winners and enjoy the night of gaming.

RealNeil

Savage Animal 5 years ago

Congratulations to everyone who won, especially AMD! You deserve it. If there is any reason Mental Disorder cannot play for you I would be honored to play in his place. Again congrats to everyone and good luck in the Tourney...Do right by AMD he deserves it!!!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Savage Animal"]

Congratulations to everyone who won, especially AMD! You deserve it. If there is any reason Mental Disorder cannot play for you I would be honored to play in his place. Again congrats to everyone and good luck in the Tourney...Do right by AMD he deserves it!!!

[/quote]

 

Savage thanks for the kind word what ever happens what ever mental does is fine with me. Thanks for your offer too! All of you guys are incredible, well beyond just incredible. I have to come down to my friends house every 2 or 3 days just to use their PC to get online to see what all of you are up to and I cant wait till I get my internet back up so I can be active here all the time cause I miss communicating with all of yo and seeing what new in the news here. Its the only place I can hang out with my  at times lack of abilty to think sometimes and all of yall take me as I am. You make me feel at home cause my favorite pass time is building  computers and taliking about them. Sooner or later I can submit a rig that will be in the same class as some of yours.  So what ever happens will be fine and mental tou cant let me down regardless cause Im honored that yor playing for me and thankfull for Dave  letting you sub! Good luck to all of you in the contest and without sounding musshy thats from the heart!  Thanks AMDYes

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Well AMD, I'll try my best and I hope I can win you the pc.  Smile

Again I ask, where's Lev?

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]Well AMD, I'll try my best and I hope I can win you the pc[/quote]

 

Are you serious I would really flip! But whatever you do I appreciate your effort. Just the fact your doing this is an incrediable act of generosity! THanks a lot!

acarzt 5 years ago

I'm gonna see if I can get on tonite and try not to look like a newb!! :-D

squid267 5 years ago

is there goign be a game tonight (Eastern time?)

Der Meister 5 years ago

Im down for tonight

^Bad_Boy^ 5 years ago

Hey guys, can u please post up the IP for the server? I tried looking for it by the name with no luck..

Thanks ;)

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

i'll try to get on tonight. The server may be offline as I tried yesterday and it wasn't running.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I'm up for tonight! I have a TWL match in Team Fortress 2 at 9:30pm EST so anytime before or after 10:30ish I can be on.

My UT3 name is The808 so send me a friend request please!!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

The server is probably down.  It's also under deathmatch.

acarzt 5 years ago

Modified executable code is not allowed. Please reinstall the game.... egg? Anyone know why this happened? I just installed it and didn't make any changes :-|

entermymatrix03 5 years ago

congrats guys. wish I would have come back sooner. :) Not really for the prizes but to game with all of you again.

Anyone remember that EPIC CS:S match....:) :) :)

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Damn enter, It's been awhile since I've seen you in these parts...Next thing you know laggerzero will role in, then jordan, then boa, then bibite...shoot I forgot viper's full login....

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Welcome back entermymatrix03 long time no see!

This is of subject but anyone know what the 2 little icons above my avatar mean I just noticed them? Just curious.

Der Meister 5 years ago

The people looking things? It means your friends with that person. If i remember correctly

Super Dave 5 years ago

Great to see your posts again, Enter. We have really been missing your sterling sense-of-humor! If I remember correctly someone else dropped-in not too long ago and asked about you...was it Freeman?Huh?

 

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

Great to see your posts again, Enter. We have really been missing your sterling sense-of-humor! If I remember correctly someone else dropped-in not too long ago and asked about you...was it Freeman?Huh?

 

[/quote]

Freeman and Jordan have dropped in in the last few months.

entermymatrix03 5 years ago

Freeman, really?!?!? Its been awhile since we have talked. I'm going to have to look him up and PM him. Ahh...the good ol' days. I have missed you all! :) I haven't really been active in any forums here lately. Been consumed with work and life in general. Think I'm back for a good bit now that things are starting to cool off. :)

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

good to see ya Enter. it's been a little bit but atleast you remembered us. we've had some oldies stop in here and there. lets face it ya just can't stay away forever. people love this place to muchBig Smile

 

the server seemed to be down again last night. maybe tonight guys.

Der Meister 5 years ago

indeed...

 

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I'm game!

acarzt 5 years ago

I still don't know why I got that error... altho I also haven't tried to troubleshoot it lol I feel lazy and was hoping one of you guys would just give me the answer haha

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

I still don't know why I got that error... altho I also haven't tried to troubleshoot it lol I feel lazy and was hoping one of you guys would just give me the answer haha

[/quote]

Ha ha. IDK I ended up just getting the game on steam for $20.

Der Meister 5 years ago

I just started a server guys.

Name: Der's Fun House (death match)

Pw: meister

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Be on in 5 minutes!

Edit: It stays on connecting... then after a few minutes it says connection failed.[:'(]

Der Meister 5 years ago

humm  give it a try agin...

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Same deal. I could try and host if you want. IDk how though.

Der Meister 5 years ago

lol... Im in the same boat as well... Its harder than i thought it would be

acarzt 5 years ago

lol it seems we're all full of fail today haha

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

We could join a random server.

Der Meister 5 years ago

Mine is back up, can anyone get into it? or is it still having a error message?

bob you running version 2.0?

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]Mine is back up, can anyone get into it? or is it still having a error message? [/quote] Still can't get in.

I have a ping of 187 which is not great, but it is not that bad. I don't see why I can't get in.

[quote user="Der Meister"]bob you running version 2.0?[/quote] IDK what you mean. I have UT3 on steam so I assume that is up to date.

Der Meister 5 years ago

Humm when you get to the log on screen it will say the version number in the top left corner if i remember correctly. I was getting that same kind of error when i was on the wrong version

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Version 2.0

Der Meister 5 years ago

humm... I guess lets find a server. Team death match anyone?

 

I'll be on topnotch gaming

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]Team death match anyone?[/quote] Sure! I'll follow you.

Der Meister 5 years ago

That was fun untill I crashed...lol

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

That was fun untill I crashed...lol

[/quote]

Yeah it was. Wessenberma is one of the guys in my TF2 clan. He saw me playing on steam and joined in. I forget how hectic that game is. I think I did pretty good though. I'm going to play around with the server stuff some.

acarzt 5 years ago

I'm on now... where is everybody at??

acarzt 5 years ago

wtf??? When I search for a server I only see 1 server and no one is on it... what am I doing wrong? lol I'm such a newb....

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Add The808 as your friend. I will follow you or find a server for us. Do you have the game or the demo?

acarzt 5 years ago

I had the demo... I uninstalled it now tho lol I'm just gonna have to get the full version.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

I had the demo... I uninstalled it now tho lol I'm just gonna have to get the full version.

[/quote]

It's worth it. It is a darn good game. With all the different modes you are bound to find some gametype you like. I have not even gotten into the titan pack. I just installed it yesterday when I was missing a map while der meister and I we playing.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I'm game for tonight...name the time.  I NEED PRACTICE!

Der Meister 5 years ago

We just going to pick a server like we did lastnight?

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

let me know when you guys are on and what server so I can join in!

entermymatrix03 5 years ago

So we need to have the Titan pack installed? I just got a call from one of my clients and I have to stop by there on the way home. After that I should be free....IT consulting for myself as a side job....BUSY!

Der Meister 5 years ago

I would reccomend the titan pack, saves you dling the maps mid game

Edit: I'll be on topnotchgameing be there!

entermymatrix03 5 years ago

Actually can't join tonight. I just got home...Blackberry servers suck!! Have to eat and then its American Idol with the wife (i hate that show!). Sorry fella's.

Also, for folks wanting to play some Unreal 3 on the cheap- check out the HOTdeals section! : ) Papa Enter's got something for ya!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="entermymatrix03"]

Actually can't join tonight. I just got home...Blackberry servers suck!! Have to eat and then its American Idol with the wife (i hate that show!). Sorry fella's.

Also, for folks wanting to play some Unreal 3 on the cheap- check out the HOTdeals section! : ) Papa Enter's got something for ya!

[/quote]

Papa Enter does have a good deal. Nine bucks and change. I got it for $20 on steam which is worth it to me because I can download it anywhere and I the reason I stopped playing UT2K4 was that I lost one of the 6 CDs it came with.

acarzt 5 years ago

Woooo I just downloaded UT3 Last night off steam. It took a while and I was already in bed by time it finished.... but now I have it... so i'll be getting on whenever I can lol

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Sweet!

acarzt 5 years ago

i'm on as acarzt. Where is everyone???

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

what server you on?

Man has anyone tried playing against bots on the godlike setting. holy crap i stood no chance at all. I think I got like 4 kills.

acarzt 5 years ago

i'm just playing local right now. Find a server and i'll join you

SqUiD267 5 years ago

whats the server name again? I have trouble running UT3 on WIn 7 x64 with Nvidia pere Release driver 1.1 it worked with 1.0. weird huh?

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]Man has anyone tried playing against bots on the godlike setting. holy crap i stood no chance at all. I think I got like 4 kills.[/quote]

Yeah. They always know were you are. I watched one do a 180 and headshot me before I even got a shot off.

Der Meister 5 years ago

the bots are better than any person I have yet to play online. There even brutial at a medium setting, but there more human like on that setting... On easy its like shooting fish in a barrel...lol

Drago 5 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

what server you on?

Man has anyone tried playing against bots on the godlike setting. holy crap i stood no chance at all. I think I got like 4 kills.

[/quote]

Ah yes i remember doing this with instagib shock rifles in UT2004 to prep me for halo matches.  After a while you get pretty good and getting shots off.  I managed to get a wicked sick playing against 10 GOD mode bots.  If anything it ups your reflexs as well as your blood pressure when you get spawn raped over and over again lol.

acarzt 5 years ago

I used to play Instagib and Low grav ALL the time lol You'll LEARN to dodge and get headshots lol With low grav you gotta be careful when you jump cuz you stay in the air for a minute lol

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

perfect. not sure if the wife will be home by then to watch the dog. hopefully she doesn't eat the cat while I am playing

Dave_HH 5 years ago

The new practice server is back on line here and is on the public server list. 

Davo HH:  HotHardware.com Practice Server

Password:  hhrox

Enjoy!  Smile

acarzt 5 years ago

I will be on the practice server in about an hour!!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I ingame right now. I can't find the server :( Do you have the IP address by chance?

Der Meister 5 years ago

Same I cant find it either

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Yeah the server is not there.

acarzt 5 years ago

Sorry guys, I just got home from work! Traffic was terrible! ugh! Hopefully the server is up? And we can get our game on :-D

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

The server doesnt come up for me either.  Also how is the tournament going to work?

 

acarzt 5 years ago

I see the Server when I search under the default settings, however I cannot connect.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

If you can see it, can you post the ip?

acarzt 5 years ago

75.69.217.242:7777

Unfortunately... I don't seem to be able to Connect to ANY servers...

acarzt 5 years ago

Anybody know what ports I need to make sure are open?

My firewall is already off... but I am still unable to connect to any servers... this is very frustrating...

acarzt 5 years ago

Ok guys!! I did some research... and I found out you need to open ALLLLLLL of these ports...

UDP 6500 (Gamespy Query Port)
UDP 7777 (UT3 Game port)
UDP 7778
UDP 7787
UDP 13000 (Stats port)
UDP 6515 (DPlay UDP)
UDP 6667 (IRC)
UDP 3783 (Voice chat)
UDP 13139 (Custom UDP Pings)
UDP 27900 (Master Server UDP Heartbeat)
UDP 28900 (Master Server List Request)
UDP 29900 (GP Connection Manager)
UDP 29901 (GP Search Manager)

Once I did this... I had no problems finding any servers, and I connected VERY fast!!

GAME ON!!!

acarzt 5 years ago

NVM!! lol I spoke too soon :-( I was connecting to the HH server and then I tabbed over to let you guys know the good news and the game froze... and then when I restarted I couldn't find the server anymore :-(

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

NVM!! lol I spoke too soon :-( I was connecting to the HH server and then I tabbed over to let you guys know the good news and the game froze... and then when I restarted I couldn't find the server anymore :-(

[/quote]

 

Should still be up and running. :)

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I played for a few. I have to hop off now though for my TWL match in TF2. Have fun yall!

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

i was just on and nothing but botsSad

acarzt 5 years ago

I can't get in :-( I've tried everything *cries*

Der Meister 5 years ago

^ you running version 2.0?

acarzt 5 years ago

Yep.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Well I'm on... name is methanems shoot me a friend request

 

[edit] Thanks amd!Big Smile I've been playing non stop for the past two days.

Der Meister 5 years ago

^ on Steam or UT3? nelson and I have been on the pratice server for as long as it has been open... see you on tomorrow night?

acarzt 5 years ago

I don't know if i'll even be able to compete guys... For whatever reason I can't connect to any of the games... I've yet to play an on-line game.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I've been playing ut3, however I've been mainly playing the bots on masterful.  I can't seem to find servers with people in them.  I also think I cant see a bunch of servers because I'm on campus still and they have certain ports blocked.  As is the case with steam, all valve servers are blocked except for a few in asia.

I was playing with Bob yesterday...Der, is your login just dermeister? And what's nelsn's login?

methanems is my ut3 login.  My steam account is probably mutantturkey.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Der is Der_Meister45

Also on of the guys from my TF2 community usually follows me in if he sees me playing. So if you ever see Weissenberma playing thats him.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Well guys I guess I better get off my friends computer, Ive been at their house for 2 days hogging their Internet connection.Got to go to my house:( but after I get back from doctor tomorrow Im coming back and spend the night so I can root my subsitute player mental on! He,ll be in that take no prisioners mode!!! Ya,ll have fun and best of luck to all of you!Beer

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Alright AMD. Good to have you around. Hope all goes will with the doctors. I played with mental last night. Your in good hands!

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

my user name is the same as always. I am not very originalBig Smile

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Except for when I went into second juggernaut mode in a doorway/hall and got stuck...

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Except for when I went into second juggernaut mode in a doorway/hall and got stuck...

[/quote]

lol I did that the other day. I got stuck like right were the other team was respawning.

tanka12345 5 years ago

So was the game day changed?

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

So was the game day changed?

[/quote]

 

Gents,

We're looking to push the game day/time to this Friday evening, due to schedule conflicts on our end.  At this point we're targeting Friday eve at 9PM EST.  Will that work for our 5 contestants?

Please advise.  Sorry for the shuffle.


Thanks!

Dave

Der Meister 5 years ago

That works for me

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

That's also fine by me.

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

I am pretty sure that will work. I'll run it by the wife tonight but I don't see any potential problem.

On a side note, are there any maps in which we might play on in the tourn that I might need downloads for? I know when I was practicing and it switched to 1 of the maps it required a download and it was taking forever. I don't want that to happen in the middle of the tourn. If there are going to be mult maps, can you guys set up the practice server for these maps so I can get these updates between now and fri. I know since the server has been back up it's only set for 1 map.

acarzt 5 years ago

If I can actually get connected to any servers... that'll work for me too lol

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Alright AMD. Good to have you around. Hope all goes will with the doctors. I played with mental last night. Your in good hands!Yes

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Except for when I went into second juggernaut mode in a doorway/hall and got stuck... Mental

[/quote]

lol I did that the other day. I got stuck like right were the other team was respawning.BOB

[/quote]

 

Im perfectly fine with him playing for me in my place! With a name like Mentaldisorder! Thats just tells me he,s got that NO FEAR Killer Attitude. Im good with that.  Out side of that he,s like thirty Years younger and it just a cool screen Name!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Alright AMD. Good to have you around. Hope all goes will with the doctors. I played with mental last night. Your in good hands!Yes

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Except for when I went into second juggernaut mode in a doorway/hall and got stuck... Mental

[/quote]

lol I did that the other day. I got stuck like right were the other team was respawning.BOB

[/quote]

 

Im perfectly fine with him playing for me in my place! With a name like Mentaldisorder! Thats just tells me he,s got that NO FEAR Killer Attitude. Im good with that.  Out side of that he,s like thirty tears younger and it just a cool screen Name!

[/quote]

Stick out tongue

 

Hey dave, can you also give us the low down on what we should be expecting as far as the tournament goes?  How long will it last? How will this be judged?  Are there multiple rounds and maps?

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

guess the server is back offline!

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

guess the server is back offline!

[/quote]

 

Just put it back up.  Can you see it in the list?

 

 

acarzt 5 years ago

My birthday is in 2 days people!! Just thought yall should know :-)

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

My birthday is in 2 days people!! Just thought yall should know :-)

[/quote]

 

Were you able to got into UT3 or what?  Do you need a license for the game?   Folks, Friday is coming quick.  I would like to hear from all contestants.  Are you ready to play?!?!?!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Good luck to all!Big Smile Happy Birthday acarzt!

acarzt 5 years ago

Oh, I bought the full versions off steam. But I've only been able to play locally. I've unblocked SOOOOOOO many ports on my router too, and it's just not working. ONE time it started to connect and load the map, but then I never got into the game. I'm gonna try setting my PC as the DMZ and see if that helps.

If anyone else has any suggestions, i'm all ears!! I'd really like to compete in this!

I'll be trying again tonite to see how things go...

acarzt 5 years ago

btw it's not the SPEED of my internet connection as I have something like 15m down.... I'm thinking I have a crap router... maybe i'll try my aircard and see what happens? lol

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

Yep ready to play Dave but can you address the map question please? I don't want to be stuck inbetween rounds waiting for downloads for a certain map.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

My birthday is in 2 days people!! Just thought yall should know :-)

[/quote]

                                                   Happy Birthday acarzt!Cake I,ll call AMD about that million dollars!Yes

acarzt 5 years ago

Thanks man! lol

In other news... I'm thinking my connection problems are coming from the peice of router/cable modem/wireless router that Time Warner Provided. I would have much rather prefered they gave a normal cable modem and I get my own router... grrrr

I am able to connect to the server SOMETIMES but then it just times out. It will load a screen listing what looks like a bunch of Bot names and then all scores are 0. So I click "ready" and it says "Waiting for match to start" but it never does and then eventually says connection lost. A couple of time it actually loaded the match and said to press fire to start but then everyone is just running in 1 direction straight into a wall and then it says the connection was lost again. SOOOOOOOOO i'm thinking the router is just plain CRAP!! Maybe I can get time warner to come out and replace it by tomorrow... but I doubt it :-(

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

why not just pick up  cheap router from best buy or plug directly into the modem just for the match.

acarzt 5 years ago

cuz the modem IS the router. It's an all-in-one peice of crap lol Other wise I would already be connected directly to the modem lol

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

gotcha.

well I just discovered something interesting. Doctor gave me some muscle relaxers today cause I irritated and injury to my next last night wrestling the dog. Well anyway, i didn't realize how much it would affect my game. I just played a couple rounds with the bots and did horrible. Guess I won't be taking my meds tomorrow night.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

Are you guys able to connect to the server OK?  On a side note Nelson, I turned the Bot skills up to "Skilled" from "novice".. hahah! Smile

acarzt 5 years ago

I think it more than just affected your game man... that post didn't make much sense at all!! lol

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

lol. my spelling is a bit off I guess. they got me on flexerol and vitciton. I guess it wasn't totally the meds  then Dave. I didn't do that bad but was shocked that I did totally blow the bots out of the water.

acarzt 5 years ago

It's all good man ;-)

Hey Davo, How about a new password for PM'd to the contestants only, for the server tonite. To prevent trolls of course. Cuz anyone(not saying one of our wonderful people) could come on to this site get the password and go into the game and be a jerk and mess with us in the tournament.

Of course, I do need to see if I can get my cable modem replaced.

acarzt 5 years ago

I think i'm getting fired today guys... Happy Birthday me :-\

Marco C 5 years ago

Hey Guys.  We had another unexpected conflict come up tonight.  We so sorry for the inconvenience.  Can you all do Sunday night at 9PM EST (6PM PST)?

acarzt 5 years ago

That'll work for me.

Der Meister 5 years ago

That wday will work for me. My Roommates are graduating tomorrow, so the next two nights are full of partying....lol

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Uh, I guess it's ok, but if you move it again I can't play.  I have 2 finals next week so sunday is the last day I can do it before the following weekend.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Uh, I guess it's ok, but if you move it again I can't play.  I have 2 finals next week so sunday is the last day I can do it before the following weekend.

[/quote]

 

It WILL NOT be moved again!   Big Smile

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

not sure about sun. I will find out for sure though tonight.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

I dont know how long i will have access to this computer but whatever yall decide is no doubt fine with me. Hopefully Ill have access to a computer 2morrow and Sunday to see what yall do so thanks to Dave,Marcomentaldisorder and all you other guys in the forum.You know Im going to say OKYDOKY  to whatever you do! LOLYesBeer

acarzt 5 years ago

Ze server is down??

I got my modem replaced... my GF took it in for me... so they gave us the same crap model we had before... so i'm gonna replace it again tomorrow lol

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

Ze server is down??

I got my modem replaced... my GF took it in for me... so they gave us the same crap model we had before... so i'm gonna replace it again tomorrow lol

[/quote]

 

Should be up in 5 mins, max!  Same name and password. :)

acarzt 5 years ago

Wow... the jump from Adept to Masterful is rediculous lol... I was owning some Adept Bots... but the masterful ones are something else...

acarzt 5 years ago

Oh and I still can't connect to any games lol... These netgear all-in-one modem/router's suck! I Just need a nice simple linksys :-P

Super Dave 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

I think i'm getting fired today guys... Happy Birthday me :-\

[/quote]

As in no more job?

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

quote user="acarzt"]

I think i'm getting fired today guys... Happy Birthday me :-\

Are you serious? SadWell I hope it works out for you! Good luck. If I had a good router I would send it to you!

acarzt 5 years ago

Yea, i'm not getting fired... it turns out my supervisor doesn't know how to word things right and he makes things sound worse than they are... But I did get talked to about some stupid stuff that was out of my hands and I had to take the blame for it anyway *rolls eyes*

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]Yea, i'm not getting fired... [/quote]

 

 Good deal seeing that your still employed see if he,ll loan you a routerStick out tongue JUst joking with you hope you get squared away! Good luck.

tanka12345 5 years ago

Has the game been yet? I'd join you guys if it hasn't. (but I still need the game :( )

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

Has the game been yet? I'd join you guys if it hasn't. (but I still need the game :( )

[/quote]

 

I think its today!! Im gng to have to hang around my friends house today so I can root for my main man! Mentaldiorder!  Guess have to wait a little while till everyone gets online and see if everything is still on! I know mental said after today he has to study I think for some final exams or something for 2 weeks starting Mnday so guess we,ll see how it goes. I would like to be able to watch the game during playtime and watch the Battle buy guess thats not possible just have to sit back and wait and bite my finger nails. Thats fine with me Im thankfull to mental and HH for such a act of generosity!Mental drink you a couple of cans of those Red Bulls or one of those sports drinks!

Marco C 5 years ago

It's going to happen later this evening!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Any word on the time?

You know AMD, I've always wondered if drinking enrgy drinks and what not actually makes you play better.  But, I don't think I'll try it.Big Smile

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Good game Acarzt!

acarzt 5 years ago

Ok guys, i've got my stuff working now!! I went and swapped out my all-in-one for a simple cable modem and picked up my OWN Wireless router. Got it all setup and it is working great. I think my internet is uncapped now too :-x I was getting DL speeds of like 15Mb now i hit 30 heh heh.

Great Game Mental!!

AMD you are in good hands... Mental is a beast... It's gonna be a great tourney tonite!!

Any word on when this is gonna happen?

Der Meister 5 years ago

Im ready, well sort of. But I am going to be hungover.....lol

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Any word on the time?

You know AMD, I've always wondered if drinking enrgy drinks and what not actually makes you play better.  But, I don't think I'll try it.Big Smile

[/quote]

Acarst: AMD you are in good hands... Mental is a beast... It's gonna be a great tourney tonite!!

 I was just jking around:) Your 20 yrs old you dont need an energy drink! Now old guy like me on the other hand might need one but might make me have another stroke so Im with you DONT THINK I,LL TRY IT!!!   Besides all these guys on here give you high marks! I think Im fortunate cause Acarst says your a BEAST thats good for me, and besides you didnt have to do this so I owe you a great deal of gratitude and dont want you to go away from this not knowing how much I do appreciate this. Im really having a hard time right now with health issues there getting a little scary to me well a little more than a little scary and some hard financial times to unfortunatly, and I know I not by myself there is a lot of people out there having hard times.Anyway your selfless gesture is appreciated. Im going to try to make it up to you somehow.  Thanks a lot and thanks to HH for the oppurtunity! Have fun tonight!

Mental YOU DA MAN  OR THE BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes

Dave_HH 5 years ago

The server is up online for practice gaming now and the tournment will start at 9PM EST tonight!

 

Have fun!  Cool

acarzt 5 years ago

Davo, can you increase the bot skill? It's like shooting fish in a barrel lol not much of a Challenge heh

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Good bunch of games again 4c4rz7

AMD, I think that is an accurate representation of me. Smile

acarzt 5 years ago

well my wrists are starting to hurt from so much gaming lol

not used to so much gaming at 1 time anymore lol... I'm gonna relax so I can bring my A-game later lol

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

So is there going to be a new server? And do we just go to that server at 9pm...or do we meet on the forum?

acarzt 5 years ago

^^^Wondering the same...

Der Meister 5 years ago

^same

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

it's almost game time ya'll. I am going to put my son to bed and then jump on the server to get some last min practice in. see you guys thereBig Smile

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

So is there going to be a new server? And do we just go to that server at 9pm...or do we meet on the forum?

[/quote]

 

It will be the same server.  We'll reset it at 8:55PM and restart at 9PM.  We'll run two rounds and then run the actual contest in the third.  Cool?

 

 

Der Meister 5 years ago

works for me

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

so one round to how many frags? Same amount?

acarzt 5 years ago

You 3 up for some practice on the server for now? :-)

acarzt 5 years ago

GREAT GAME GUYS!!!

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

loads of fun guys. guess the server is offline now.

Der Meister 5 years ago

GG to all, someone is going to be happy with his new system!

Marco C 5 years ago

We have our winners!  AMDCRANKITUP, it looks like Mental did you right---You won the system! :)

Marco C 5 years ago

Here is the score board from the official match.  Unfortunately, Lev never showed...

acarzt 5 years ago

For kicks i'd be interested in a human only match with you guys... just for fun :-)

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

For kicks i'd be interested in a human only match with you guys... just for fun :-)

[/quote]

 

Agreed... I've set the bot skill level to Masterful now.  Can you guys see the server?  Not sure if it's up there or not.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Well, I really hope AMD will enjoy the computer, and I really want to thank HH, Davo, and Marco for letting me play for him.  Thanks again.  And also good game guys!

Marco C 5 years ago

Mental, You should be rewarded for your good deed. Shoot me an e-mail and we'll figure something out.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

Mental, You should be rewarded for your good deed. Shoot me an e-mail and we'll figure something out.

[/quote]

Agreed!  Everyone is a winner! Big Smile

Marco C 5 years ago

Here's the video of the match, from my perspective at least...

[viddler id=6241d361&w=545&h=405]

I did exceptionally crappy!

acarzt 5 years ago

lol@ the video! You can definitely tell the difference between the bots and the contestants! lol The bots stand still and get shot. And Marco you were totally pwning me towards the end. Pretty messed up about the rocket to the back tho... but you are forgiven lol

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

That was a killer video killer match did I see it say methanems is on a rampage! LOL He was wide a___ open !LOL He was freaking on yall.Dang that was good.

Sorry for the double post but that was killer!

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

If you go to the 53sec mark, you can see marco and I in a little one on one, Marco believe it or not, I probably would not have gotten you there if acarzt didn't tell me how to use the impact hammer.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Well, I really hope AMD will enjoy the computer, and I really want to thank HH, Davo, and Marco for letting me play for him.  Thanks again.  And also good game guys!

[/quote]

 OMG Im freaking out I cant beleive this  that is the coolest thing never thought I would be so lucky to win that, I dont know what to say thats so freaking awesome. It wouldnt have been possible with Mentals generosity for offering  to sub for me I could have not been able to pull that of because I cant focus sometimes on where to put me feet much less play a game like that. Mental your  one heck of a good man to do that for me you have no idea what this means to me Im etrenally gratfull to you.Hope I can do something for you one day !I also owe Dave and marco a lot of gratitude for allowing Mental to sub for me that couldnt have taken place without yall.All of you guys are the best, Ive been to a lot of forums before but this is the only one that stuck because everybody is helpfull friendly and the one thing I noticed right awawy here there is no flaming that due to good managment and great forum members. And we do have the best members thanks for all of you that offered to sub and rooted for me.Oh mAN THIS is great thank s to everybody I promise I will take good care of this!!Yes Oh Mental I never doubted your skill your the BEAST and the BEST

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Well, I really hope AMD will enjoy the computer, and I really want to thank HH, Davo, and Marco for letting me play for him.  Thanks again.  And also good game guys!

[/quote]

 OMG Im freaking out I cant beleive this  that is the coolest thing never thought I would be so lucky to win that, I dont know what to say thats so freaking awesome. It wouldnt have been possible with Mentals generosity for offering  to sub for me I could have not been able to pull that of because I cant focus sometimes on where to put me feet much less play a game like that. Mental your  one heck of a good man to do that for me you have no idea what this means to me Im etrenally gratfull to you.Hope I can do something for you one day !I also owe Dave and marco a lot of gratitude for allowing Mental to sub for me that couldnt have taken place without yall.All of you guys are the best, Ive been to a lot of forums before but this is the only one that stuck because everybody is helpfull friendly and the one thing I noticed right awawy here there is no flaming that due to good managment and great forum members. And we do have the best members thanks for all of you that offered to sub and rooted for me.Oh mAN THIS is great thank s to everybody I promise I will take good care of this!!Yes Oh Mental I never doubted your skill your the BEAST and the BEST

[/quote]

 

Thanks a lot man.  I'd like to thank you for letting me play for you, it was a real priviledge. I really hope you enjoy the new rig! Big SmileBeer

tanka12345 5 years ago

I hope Marco and Davo can sort something out for Mental for helping AMD!!

Enjoy the comp AMD you REALLY deserve it, and maybe you can do some OCing Big Smile

I'm really happy for you AMD!! Post up some pics of the system when you get it!!!!!! Big SmileYesCoolCakeGift

And be proud af AMD/ATI components and your beastly 4870X2 Stick out tongue

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

I hope Marco and Davo can sort something out for Mental for helping AMD!!

Enjoy the comp AMD you REALLY deserve it, and maybe you can do some OCing Big Smile

I'm really happy for you AMD!! Post up some pics of the system when you get it!!!!!! Big SmileYesCoolCakeGift

And be proud af AMD/ATI components and your beastly 4870X2 Stick out tongue

[/quote]

 thanks man I can wait to fire it up and post some picture Im so proud to own it and have some ATI andAmd gng on!

This is the mainman here thanks to him!

And this is me passing out when I heatd the news!

 

 

Dave_HH 5 years ago

Good times for sure!  Congrats to our winners!  We will post up details and a video of the match tomorrow!

And hey I actually won a round in one of the practice matches, so I'm not that much of a hack as you probably all expected me to be! LOL

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Yeah, Davo owned in that practice game. 

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Yeah, Davo owned in that practice game. 

[/quote]


LOL!  Seriously... I was using a crappy old standard laser mouse and then switched to my Logitech G9 Laser.... It was like night and day.  Much faster and better precision.

tanka12345 5 years ago

I would've joined if I had the game. Sounds like everyone had lots of fun! I'd whip out my Lachesis against Davo's G9 Stick out tongue Surprise

Dave_HH 5 years ago

Where the heck was Lev?

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

That's what I was telling you guys.  Lev hasn't been on the forums since before you announced the winners.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Guys Ive got to get off my friends computer so they can go to sleep,Thanks to all of you you really made my life a little more fun, cant wait o talk tomorrow! Mental marco Dave tank, nelson all of you, now I feel like Im up there with you big dogs Thank!!Yes

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Don't forget to send amd an HH shirt.Smile All of us who have one love em.

acarzt 5 years ago

Hey, I want an HH shirt! :-P

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Don't forget to send amd an HH shirt.Smile All of us who have one love em.

[/quote]

 I will proudly wear it if you got one! Guys Im so pumped up I just didnt think I would have a chance! And I would,nt if it had,nt been for mental ! Thanks you dont know how proud I am of that rig! I owe you a debt of gratitude.Hopefully 1 day I can do something for you. Unless I croak I,ll be around here forever so maybe I,ll get the chance. Dave and Marco yall are the best and as always HH Rocks.

ice91785 5 years ago

Nice video -- fun to watch! marco you did about as well as I ever could :)

Since Lev didn't show, you should give his prize to mental

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="ice91785"]Since Lev didn't show, you should give his prize to mental[/quote]

ice91785 i think thats a great idea really great idea. Dave and Marco if you dont mind me chiming in on ice,s idea. Like I said before there are some good people around here and ice,s gesture just goes to show that exact point. Im running around my apt moving things so I can put that Beast on a stand when it gets here so I can proudly display it. If you have a HH sticker put it on the case so I can advertise the best site on the net!! Then I can take pictures and show of my desktop to all of you. Thanks nd the game and the video rocks Im gng to have to get that one and play it that way everyone wont see how bad I suck at it, maybe it will help get back some of my quardnation.

 

tanka12345 5 years ago

[quote user="ice91785"]Since Lev didn't show, you should give his prize to mental[/quote]

That's a great idea Ice! I'm sure Marco and Davo could arrange that. Big Smile

AMD is a BIG DOG now! Stick out tongue It's feels great to tidy up for a new rig :)

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]AMD is a BIG DOG now! Stick out tongue It's feels great to tidy up for a new rig :)[/quote]

 

I feel like a BIG DOG NOW! A Hot Hardware DOG

 

 

 

 

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Man I'm sorry I wasn't around this weekend. I missed all the fun. Glad you guys had fun. Congrats to all of you. AMD thats a darn good rig you have there! Another awesome contest from HH!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]Congrats to all of you. AMD thats a darn good rig you have there! [/quote]

 Thanks Bob Im exstatic and very thankfull for all or you guys thoughtfull words. Ive never had anything so fast.Im very proud to to have such a rig it would have forever to aquire such a awesome Rig. I dont know when Marco and Dave are going to send it out but I feel like camping outside my door and wait on Fed ex or UPS to show up.Feel like a 10 year old waiting for Santa to show up. The Game they play was intense the video they put up was wide open.So maybe it will come soon and Ill be able to post all of you some pictures.I,ll probably be saying this forever but my thanks go out to Mental for his killer attack, Dave and Marco for supporting me a sub and the other offers I got from you and a couple of others for offering to sub to. I think I remember you winning one hows it doing great I hope. Now I getting closer to you Big Dogs!

Now I,ll try not to have a nerves breakdown waiting for it, but I,ll we be worth the wait.Yee Haw.Yes

Savage Animal 5 years ago

Congrats to AMD, you deserve it buddy! I know Marco and Dave are going to do right by Mental for his contribution too, don't fret gentlemen. Congratulations to all the winners, it was once again a very cool contest by a very few couple of guys!

acarzt 5 years ago

I was getting a little worried for you leading up to the game AMD! I knew mental had some game... but in all the practice rounds he kept coming in 4th. Then he got his game together for the real deal and pulled out a Win! :-P It was an intense battle!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

I was getting a little worried for you leading up to the game AMD! I knew mental had some game... but in all the practice rounds he kept coming in 4th. Then he got his game together for the real deal and pulled out a Win! :-P It was an intense battle!

[/quote]

 

Man he brought his game and Im so thankfull for him hooking me up its hard to put into words. One day Im gng to do him a favor dont know what but one day maybe I,ll have something he needs and thenI,ll get an oppurtunity to show my appreciation. If you dont mind me asking did you come out alright I mean I guess nobody was really without well except LEV and maybe Dave and Marco might hook mental up. I consider all of you my friends so I hope you all done ok!

Yes

acarzt 5 years ago

Well to be honest, I just built myself a new system like a week before I found out I was in this contest lol. So had I won, I would have donate my prize to you anyway. I don't need it :-P I've got a Core i7 920 w/ 6gb ram, and a GTX295. Can't use 2 gaming rigs at the same time :-P

acarzt 5 years ago

P.S. AMD you need to change your sig now!! lol It should say something like "Everytime you see my specs, you'll be jeleous!!" lol

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

acarztwrote

 

Well to be honest, I just built myself a new system like a week before I found out I was in this contest lol. So had I won, I would have donate my prize to you anyway. I don't need it :-P I've got a Core i7 920 w/ 6gb ram, and a GTX295. Can't use 2 gaming rigs at the same time :-

P.S. AMD you need to change your sig now!! lol It should say something like "Everytime you see my specs, you'll be jeleous!!" lol

Thanks acarzt!What a gesture there is a good group of people on this forum and I think thats why its to me the Leading Hardware site on the net because of the people who run it and its base the forum members.You cant get any better.

As far as my sig I think I will change it but I dont want it to sound arrogant cause Im humbled by what has happened!

I,ll figure something out till it arrives like under construction or In Transit, or something. Then when it gets here,Ha Ha which Im already pacing the floor and wearing ruts in the carpet. Then when it gets here and I OC it a little I might say:

"Everytime you see my specs, you'll be jealeous!!" LOL  Cause  "AMD" is going to CRANKITUP!"Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco C 5 years ago

Hey All,

I just wanted to let you know that the prize packages have ALL SHIPPED via UPS. You should all have your goodies by the end of this week, or early next week.

AMDCRANKITUP, when you get your system, DO NOT TURN IT ON immediately. I packed some rubber foam in around the graphics card and CPU. These will have to be removed before you fire up the system.

Enjoy everyone.

acarzt 5 years ago

Thanks Marco!!

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

Hey All,

I just wanted to let you know that the prize packages have ALL SHIPPED via UPS. You should all have your goodies by the end of this week, or early next week.

AMDCRANKITUP, when you get your system, DO NOT TURN IT ON immediately. I packed some rubber foam in around the graphics card and CPU. These will have to be removed before you fire up the system.

Enjoy everyone.

[/quote]

He's like a big Italian Santa Claus, isn't he?!  LOL!

Well done Marco. I think that was the fastest ship we've had yet!

Marco C 5 years ago

The boxes were taking up half of the lab. :)  Had to get 'em out of here!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

The boxes were taking up half of the lab. :)  Had to get 'em out of here!

[/quote]

lol. You had the system built for a while to. Thats the hard part.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

Hey All,

I just wanted to let you know that the prize packages have ALL SHIPPED via UPS. You should all have your goodies by the end of this week, or early next week.

AMDCRANKITUP, when you get your system, DO NOT TURN IT ON immediately. I packed some rubber foam in around the graphics card and CPU. These will have to be removed before you fire up the system.

Enjoy everyone.

[/quote]

  Yee Hiiii! Thanks Marco now I am going to be pacing the floor and I will take car of the packaging. Thanks all you guys Marco,Dave and Mental for such an incrediable Rig, Im so excited I can hardly contain myself. At this point in my life this Rig  is better than SEX! Hmmm Did I actually say that! LOL

I cant wait till it gets here is there a tracking number to keep up with the delivary time cause I want to make sure Im here and its not left on the door steps at these apartments because it would get gone before the UPS truck would get out of the parking lot! Then   Then I would really go MENTAL  on someone!Super Angry  When it gets here I,ll get it unpacked and remove the packaging in side let my 1 month old grandson play in th box to keep him occupied and play with my   BEAST.  Just jking I would,nt do that to my little man just sit him on the desk while his PA Pa acts like a 10 year old. YEE  HAAA!

Thanks again to Marco, Dave, and of course MENTAL and all you others with your  gestures ! Everybody ROCKS Here!Yes

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Thanks again to Marco, Dave, and of course MENTAL and all you others with your  gestures ! Everybody ROCKS Here!Yes

[/quote]

Hence, the practice server's password.Smile

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

got my gear in today. Thanks for getting the prizes out so quickly and for all the nice gear. Everything looks good. I just need to figure out what I am going to get to make this a full system. trying to keep things on the relatively cheap as I still need get the WC parts for my project which yes is still in the works.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

OMG   Guys I got my package in today! OMG  I never thought I would have something like this never. For the past 2 summers I,ve been posting new summer build and I guess just hoping I would come up with some xtra cash to build something I wanted and would be even close to some of you guys but due to an endless it seems overload of medical and financial problems I just couldnt seem to get anywhere!Besides the recent birth of my grandson this is the best thing that has happened to me in a long long time. I want to send a special thanks to Mental for such a generous offer to sub for me I wont ever forget that and to Marco and Dave for allowing it to happen none of this would have happened without the three of you, this is a dream rig for me and I just want to say thanks.And all you guys in the forums that made offers and rooted for me thanks to you.Hope all you other winners enjoy your prizes. Now I got to go and load this thing up with software and get it running.I,ll get pictures soon!YesBeerCoolBig Smile

Der Meister 5 years ago

^caongrats man! things are going well for you in the first half of this year. Yes

tanka12345 5 years ago

Great to hear AMD! Can't wait to see pics. Are you going with Win 7 RC?

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

Great to hear AMD! Can't wait to see pics. Are you going with Win 7 RC?

[/quote]

SuperDave:  I am SOOO happy for you, AMD...it must be like Christmas in May for you! Enjoy

 I might try it what all is involved in getting it,? and doesnt it report back to Microsoft. I,ve got to get my Internet turned back on first! Right now to get on the net I have to go to the library or friends house!:( Bummer.

Thanks Dave this thing is a beast it looked good  in the picture on the forum but it looks 10 times better in person. And some one done a heck of a good job on the cable management. Im really proud and lucky to have this thing and come real close to OC it yesteday but Im gng to give it a little burn in time. I just want to tweak it just a tiny bit from 2.8 to 3 and I know it will do that but I,ll restrain myself  for the moment. Going to borrow a camera today.

OH yeah that 4870 kicks out some heat but Ive read they do just gng to keep my eyes on the temps might look at a alternative to putting some more air on it!

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="tanka12345"]

Great to hear AMD! Can't wait to see pics. Are you going with Win 7 RC?

[/quote]

SuperDave:  I am SOOO happy for you, AMD...it must be like Christmas in May for you! Enjoy

 I might try it what all is involved in getting it,? and doesnt it report back to Microsoft. I,ve got to get my Internet turned back on first! Right now to get on the net I have to go to the library or friends house!:( Bummer.

Thanks Dave this thing is a beast it looked good  in the picture on the forum but it looks 10 times better in person. And some one done a heck of a good job on the cable management. Im really proud and lucky to have this thing and come real close to OC it yesteday but Im gng to give it a little burn in time. I just want to tweak it just a tiny bit from 2.8 to 3 and I know it will do that but I,ll restrain myself  for the moment. Going to borrow a camera today.

OH yeah that 4870 kicks out some heat but Ive read they do just gng to keep my eyes on the temps might look at a alternative to putting some more air on it!

[/quote]

You can thank Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta for that.  He built the rig and yeah, you can pretty much eat off the interior of his cable layout.  He's maniacal when it comes to that!  Enjoy bud!  Cool

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Sweet AMD, I can't wait to see it.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]You can thank Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta for that.  He built the rig and yeah, you can pretty much eat off the interior of his cable layout.  He's maniacal when it comes to that!  Enjoy bud!  Cool[/quote]

 

Yeah I knew he did thats why I wrote that so he would lnow I noticed! Seems like a few computers back I beleive it was the coolermaster 690 yall gave away he got quite a ribbing on the wiring he done from some of the guys LOL so I thought I would compliment him on such an amazing job. When I took it out of the box I got to say I freaked because It looks so much better in real life than it does in a picture and the sheer size of that radeon is something. I cant thank all of you enough this the best.Pictures will come soon so I can show his cable work. Thanks Mental!!!!!!!! Marco and Dave!Yes

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

yea those 4870's are huge. the fan on them is a bit loud for my liking but only when it revs up which is pretty much during any game. Mine's not even in a case so I'd be curious to know how loud and often the fans rev up on your AMD.

tanka12345 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]I might try it what all is involved in getting it,? and doesnt it report back to Microsoft. I,ve got to get my Internet turned back on first! Right now to get on the net I have to go to the library or friends house!:( Bummer.[/quote]

When you do get your internet back on, the Download is about 3GB. After you'll have to burn it to a DVD and install it. I'm liking the RC and apparently it's more stable than Vista. But the best thing is it's free! I'm not aware of it reporting anything back to Microsoft Surprise You should try and get an aftermarket cooler AMD, then you can OC it to the MAX! Big Smile And an Accelero Extreme for the 4870X2 would be awesome! I'm sure the library wouldn't mind a 3GB DL (you could put it on a thumb drive and take it home Stick out tongue). How's the Caviar Black HDD? Mine's really speedy Smile

 

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

The download is really quick!  I think I'm going to do a fresh install on my system with just Win7.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Glad your loving the rig AMD! I know my 4870s kick out some heat. I am only running with one right now and it is hot. I can imagine how hot two chips on one board would be. Marco does build a nice system.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]Marco does build a nice system.[/quote]

 

Great system Im thrilled going to add a cpu cooler and some addeGPU cooling soon. Hope to have pictures this weekend should have my cpu cooler on it today!

acarzt 5 years ago

I just got my package yesterday!! Finally! lol My GF loved that little clock thing you guys tossed in there lol She was like "Oooooohhh what's this?! That's so cool!! Can I have it?" lol

Thanks again guys for the oppurtunity and thanks for the MB and CPU :-D you guys rock!!! My GF thanks you for the clock!! lol

Super Dave 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]My GF loved that little clock thing you guys tossed in there lol She was like "Oooooohhh what's this?! That's so cool!! Can I have it?" lol[/quote]

When HotHardware throws a Sweepstakes the GF's win, too!

 

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[:'(][quote user="acarzt"]She was like "Oooooohhh[/quote]

 

LOL I havent had a GF in so long I forgot what Ooooohhh sounds like!  [:'(]

acarzt 5 years ago

AMD, it's probably about the same sound you were making when you were opening up the box for your new rig ;-)

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

AMD, it's probably about the same sound you were making when you were opening up the box for your new rig ;-)

[/quote]

 

LOL now that you mention it LOL it did sound just like that! HA HA  Well shoot I dont need a woman right now I got The Machine! Ooooooh. Hey and the neat thing is it doesnt argue back!Big Smile

Der Meister 5 years ago

Got my stuff in the mail today, Thanks Marco and Dave! as well as AMD/ATI!!!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

Got my stuff in the mail today, Thanks Marco and Dave! as well as AMD/ATI!!!

[/quote]

 

 acarzt and der Meister congrats and have fun and your GF,s too

Super Dave 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

Got my stuff in the mail today, Thanks Marco and Dave! as well as AMD/ATI!!!

[/quote]

So what do you intend to do with the booty, Der?

 

Der Meister 5 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="Der Meister"]

Got my stuff in the mail today, Thanks Marco and Dave! as well as AMD/ATI!!!

[/quote]

So what do you intend to do with the booty, Der?

 

[/quote]

dont know yet, I am a case and a 750W PSU aways from a computer... However at my current state I need to save up to repay student loans... I just got a job at best Buy selling PC's for 9/hr. Its not the best for a BS and about 5-6 years in PC tech and a person who will be soon A+ creted... But its a job at the moment. I hold a high enough rating to teach people to fly, but yet I am going to try and sell PC's...lol

acarzt 5 years ago

[quote user="Der Meister"]

dont know yet, I am a case and a 750W PSU aways from a computer... However at my current state I need to save up to repay student loans... I just got a job at best Buy selling PC's for 9/hr. Its not the best for a BS and about 5-6 years in PC tech and a person who will be soon A+ creted... But its a job at the moment. I hold a high enough rating to teach people to fly, but yet I am going to try and sell PC's...lol

[/quote]

Hey Der, what is your BS in? I remember when I worked at best buy on the Geek squad I only made $10/hr and I wasn't even A+ at the time. Right now, I have A+, Net+, MCP+ and a Technical Diploma and I make more than twice that now lol Still no degree tho... I need to get one. I need to get more certs too.

A+ is SUPER easy. Hurry up and get it! MCP is really easy too! With just those 2 certs I landed a job making 35k/year(or about $17/hr)

Der Meister 5 years ago

My BS is in Aeronauticle Science. Its for if you want to be a Pilot. Yea, i found a pratice A+ test on the net the other day. I got a 60 on it with out even studying. Some of the stuff I knew but its so old I didnt know it that well.

Ideally this job is just untill I can get a job Flight instructing in the fall.

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

I am fixin to go take my A+ here shortly but it's really won't get me that far. They are like a dime a dozen. Working on my MCSE after that and then will probably specialize in security. Did a search couple months ago and there was 261 job listings with those qualifications within 20 miles of my house with the average starting salary of $71,000. Hopefully I land something around there when I am done. If not it's not like I shelled out alot of money to get the certs and my job pays pretty decent right now. Really if you want to be in the IT field the big bucks are in my area(Northern VA and DC). 

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]Really if you want to be in the IT field the big bucks are in my area(Northern VA and DC). [/quote] My area too. Tho I am south of you(Richmond) I have thought about a IT job and getting certs, but I really don't think I would like working with PCs. I am a server and I make good money for now. I went in for 4 hours tonight and made $120. Tho it is hit or miss. The one thing I don't like is that I never know what I am going to make from week to week. Jen brings home the same every week though so we pay the bills with her chacks and live off my money. If that makes sence.

Dave_HH 5 years ago

AMDCrankitup, We want system pics of your mad new setup, benchmark screenshots and a full report DOOD!  Big Smile

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

AMDCrankitup, We want system pics of your mad new setup, benchmark screenshots and a full report DOOD!  Big Smile

[/quote]

 

Im working on it. Im kinda studying on these high temps with this 4870x2 they range between  low and upper 70s celcius trying to get that lower. Pictures coming soon! also changing cpu cooler to an Artic cooler freezer pro!

Im thinking on adding a couple of 120mm fans one in the bottom and 2 on the side panel to throw a little more air to it! Are those normal temps for that radeon those readings are not under a load but at idle!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I replied to your other thead, but those temps are nothing to worry about. My 4870s run just as hot and they are not on one board, so I think you are better off than me. NOW PICS DARNIT!!Stick out tongue

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

AMDCrankitup, We want system pics of your mad new setup, benchmark screenshots and a full report DOOD!  Big Smile

 

[/quote]

 

 Im working on it. Im kinda studying on these high temps with this 4870x2 they range between  low and upper 70s celcius trying to get that lower. Pictures coming soon! also changing cpu cooler to an Artic cooler freezer pro!

Im thinking on adding a couple of 120mm fans one in the bottom and 2 on the side panel to throw a little more air to it! Are those normal temps for that radeon those readings are not under a load but at idle!

 

[/quote]

 

Those temps are fine for the 4870 x 2...those things are rated for 100'C, and it's normal to have them running in the high 80s during gaming.

 

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Dude, I have the same cooler (cpu) and it works marvelously.  It's really quiet aswell.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Dont know how this is going to come out whether you can see it or not!

well not good visual but it says 3.2ghz

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

What exactly happend with the image?

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

What exactly happend with the image?

[/quote]

 

Ill try again here!

 

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Playing wow's trial I see.  Looks good man, I'm dying to see this bad boy though!!!!!Sad

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

LOL im having to go between houses to send results using other peoples internet but will post some more soon pictures and benchmarks. Alos another screen shot at 3.5ghz. Do like that control in ATI on fan and other sttings. I,ll have to study on all this because that board has an abundance of settings I mean an abundance! I havent been OCing in 5 yrs things change but Im going to at least if allowed hit 4ghz hopefully on air if I have to park it next to my Air conditioner!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

Sorry for the double post pictures are in  new rig section!  There are a few tell me what you think!Yes

 

Super Dave 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Sorry for the double post pictures are in  new rig section!  There are a few tell me what you think!Yes

 

[/quote]

Beautiful, AMD! Take a look right HERE! You're pretty good with the camera, too!!!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

The ATI drivers put a stupid WOW trial on your desktop every time you update

Super Dave 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

AMD, it's probably about the same sound you were making when you were opening up the box for your new rig ;-)

[/quote]

I bet AMD was yelping like a hyena!

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]I bet AMD was yelping like a hyena![/quote]

 

Im not going to lie I did. Even funnier I sat it on the floor and stared at it cause I was so overwhelmed and was even scared to plug it in and hit the switch! I aint SCARED NOW! LOL!Big Smile

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

I hope you're not scared!  You play any games on it?

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

I hope you're not scared!  You play any games on it?

[/quote]

 

No Im not scared just overly impressed. But at this point all I,ve done is load vista ultimate, sp1 nero and antivirus. Unfortunately a very good friend of mine died tuesday so I,ve been busy with that and was a paulbearer in his funeral today so just been little hecktic last couple of days.Going to install a new fan and heatsink on the cpu this weekend a artic cooling freezer pro and tinker with it all weekend and snoop in the bios.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Sorry to hear about your friend.

I did the same thing when I got mine. I sat on the floor. Looked at it for a bit. Snapped some photos. It is almost as fun watching other people win, because I look back to how much fun it is to open up and start playing with it. Have you played with the lightscribe drive yet? it is kinda cool. Takes a while to burn the image on the top. but for disks you wanna keep it is a nice way to label.

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Sorry to hear about your friend.

I did the same thing when I got mine. I sat on the floor. Looked at it for a bit. Snapped some photos. It is almost as fun watching other people win, because I look back to how much fun it is to open up and start playing with it. Have you played with the lightscribe drive yet? it is kinda cool. Takes a while to burn the image on the top. but for disks you wanna keep it is a nice way to label.

[/quote]

Yeah its kinda of funny I acted like a 10 yr old getting a new X-Box.Im going to spend a lot of time on it this weekend set up all the basic software I would normally use on it and a few tweaks and then I,ll make a restore disk for it so if I trash the OP system somehow or just want a fresh install after 6 months LOL I.ll just use the restore disk and not have to go through all of  of the setup everytime!Change out the cpu cooler and start snooping with some settings. Matter of fact when I make the restore disk I,ll try out the light scribe. o want to look into a cooler for that 4870x2 and add a fan o the side panel. Need to buy me a couple of games all I got right now is an warlier vesion of quake and  SOF. A friend of mine has a Halo disk I might have to borrow. And need to get a camera!Yes

 

Thanks guys on your comments re: my friend it was just sudden he had a massive stroke and that was it! I,ve been blessed and lucky I,ve had a couple minor strokes, 2 brain surgeries, and a heart attack and Im still here to be with my kids and my new grandchild so Im very thankfull and I know who to be thankfull to!

Super Dave 5 years ago

I am sorry to hear about your friend, AMD. 

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

I hope you're not scared!  You play any games on it?

[/quote]

 

No Im not scared just overly impressed. But at this point all I,ve done is load vista ultimate, sp1 nero and antivirus. Unfortunately a very good friend of mine died tuesday so I,ve been busy with that and was a paulbearer in his funeral today so just been little hecktic last couple of days.Going to install a new fan and heatsink on the cpu this weekend a artic cooling freezer pro and tinker with it all weekend and snoop in the bios.

[/quote]

Sorry to hear about your friend.

tanka12345 5 years ago

Sorry to hear about your friend AMD.

Super Dave 5 years ago

I am SOOO happy for you, AMD...it must be like Christmas in May for you! Enjoy.

nelsoncp21 5 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

I was getting a little worried for you leading up to the game AMD! I knew mental had some game... but in all the practice rounds he kept coming in 4th. Then he got his game together for the real deal and pulled out a Win! :-P It was an intense battle!

[/quote]

 

lol and I was doing the complete opposite

Dave_HH 5 years ago

Oh wow, I didn't see the video up here.  That was quick BigWop!  Nice work!

 

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="Dave_HH"]

The server is up online for practice gaming now and the tournment will start at 9PM EST tonight!

 

Have fun!  Cool

[/quote]

 

Mentals ready to go  and Im just his rooting section and waterboy! So here we are!  We got our game faces on.

And me!

 

 

acarzt 5 years ago

gg mental... but tha Kor3a guy was so cocky lol

He sucked at 1v1 :-P

Dave_HH 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

If you can see it, can you post the ip?

[/quote]

 

Sorry guys, had router problems.  Try now with the same name and password!  Should be good to go! :)

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

I'm game for tonight...name the time.  I NEED PRACTICE!

[/quote]

 

Well I just got back to my friends house so I could get online and wanted to see how you guys are doing! Are yall having fun practicing? I,ve been busy going to the doctors WOOHOO! Got to go to the the doctor on the 29th  DUH Game Day cause Ive got an anurism on my corroted artery in my neck and get an ultrasound to how big it is. I,ve already had thet one removed from my brain so Im not a real big fan on it happening again. But anyway I hate not being online at HH everyday its like withdrawing from an addictionEmbarrassed You know I had to get in here and see how my main man mental is doing, since he,s taking up my SLACK!!!!!!.And this is a compliment mental, I figure with a name like ( Mentaldisorder) you would be a hell of a gamer) and thats good by me!  But I wish all you guys luck and cant wait till the 29th.   As soon as I leave the doctors office on the 29th Im coming to my friends house and spend the night so I can take  over their computer and see how the game is going between all of yall! Epic!!!  Thanks!! Wish all yall luck!Yes
Oh wish me luck on the anurism thing that is not as big as the last one cause the arent cutting on me that DAY of Contest Unless the say I,ll get dead if I dont then I might give in!Super Angry
tanka12345 5 years ago

I hope you are well AMD!! Big Smile

And good luck everyone in the contest, I won't be here for a few days so I'll miss out on all the fun, but I'll catch up when I get back Super Angry

And Mental treat AMD (and his hopes) well! GiftRight HugSurpriseBig SmileCoolAngelGeekedWhisperHuh?TimeSnailUmbrellaCoffeeAutomobileComputerIdeaBeerLeft HugStar[:'(]Big SmileStick out tongueWinkBig SmileCool (these smilies are kinda like a story if you get what I mean)

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Good game bob.

Marco C 5 years ago

FYI guys, I'm going to try and set up another practive server for you all in the next day or so. Just griding away on some time-sensitive projects at the moment.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

FYI guys, I'm going to try and set up another practive server for you all in the next day or so. Just griding away on some time-sensitive projects at the moment.

[/quote]

No worries. I might have something in the works as well. Me and der ended up just playing on a random server and having a good time though.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Bob what's your steam account?

Alright guys I'll be able to play now, my review was today so I won't as busy.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="mentaldisorder"]

Bob what's your steam account?

Alright guys I'll be able to play now, my review was today so I won't as busy.

[/quote]

My steam account is <[HK] TheBob!> without the <>.

tanka12345 5 years ago

You watch HK Bob? Surprise.... So do I Big Smile

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

You watch HK Bob? Surprise.... So do I Big Smile

[/quote]

No. Never seen it. It is my Team Fortress 2 clan.

http://hkcentral.darkstargamers.com/index.php

tanka12345 5 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

[quote user="tanka12345"]

You watch HK Bob? Surprise.... So do I Big Smile

[/quote]

No. Never seen it. It is my Team Fortress 2 clan.

http://hkcentral.darkstargamers.com/index.php

[/quote]

Oh Geeked Looks very similar. Hope you and your team are doing well!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

It does stand for Hells Kitchen. We just played are first TWL(Team Warfare League) match. We lost, but we held are own for are first real pro match. We also play in TF2Forts weekly capture the flag night. We have 28 wins, 13 loses, and 2 draws in those events.

entermymatrix03 5 years ago

If anyone wants to play something tonight, let me know. I'll have a little down time after work. :)

Post a Comment
or Register to comment