HH and CyberPower Independence Day Sweepstakes!

To commemorate the July 4th Idependance Day holiday, in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower, Intel, Kingston, and CoolerMaster, we're giving away yet another full, quad-core powered system! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7-875K-based system, complete with a GeForce GTS 250 1GB graphics card, an Intel SSD and 4GB of Kingston RAM!

The complete parts list and breakdown is listed below! As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away this rig away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but like many previous contests, there's a twist (see below):

Processor: Intel Core i7 875K CPU

Primary Storage
: Intel SSD 40G

Motherboard:
ASUS P7P55D-E PRO

Case
: CoolerMaster 690II Advance

Memory:
4GB Kingston Hyper-X

Secondary Storage:
1TB Hitachi HD

Optical Drive:
Samsung 8X Blu Ray

Graphics:
GeForce GTS 250 1GB

PSU
: 800 Watt Power Supply

OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Misc:
Card Reader, KB and Mouse

To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member of our forum and a resident of the United States or Canada. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and for free), right here.

From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussions here in the news and in the forum. We will be randomly selecting a winner based on community involvement and quality of contribution. You can also increase your chances of winning by signing up for our HotHardware News Alerts or becoming a fan of HotHardware via our respective Facebook or Twitter pages. And it couldn't hurt to become a fan of the CyberPower PC Facebook page either! The contest will run through July, and we'll announce the winner on Monday, August 2, 2010.

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, powerful new system. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!
Comments
Inspector 4 years ago

Im so in! :D lol

Boodrow 4 years ago

I love giveaways, I also love receiving!

prubinst 4 years ago

I'll like to enter and win too.

Kyouya 4 years ago

You know what's funny...I bought my father a computer with the exact same case (specs: Core i3 530, WD Black 500 gig, GTX 240). It is a very good case that offers great ventilation. It would be interesting to have a matching set in the house. :P

slugbug 4 years ago

Wow, another awesome giveaway!

Hawg_Tom 4 years ago

And I am planning a July  purchase of a similar config...

gotta have an SSD, great case, good mobo.. and SPEED..!

(how Fast do YOU want to go..?? ) 

oh_fubar 4 years ago

indeed another great contest

would be a wonderfull thing to rid myself of this cookie cutter

good luck slug and everone else

jturnbull65 4 years ago

great prize! the inclusion of the SSD demonstrates that the performance of the machine wasn't a mere afterthought; it would have been very easy to just stop at the 1 TB conventional disk

JuicyFruitSweeT 4 years ago

so what do I have to do to win really?!?!

I just joined

dlim783 4 years ago

I hope I win a brand new computer system this time! I have to get myself prepared for Starcraft 2!

der meister 4 years ago

^ just participate in the forum discussions.

Good stuff

twistedfate 4 years ago

yay!

rapid1 4 years ago

I was wondering when the next contest would happen, as we have not had one in a while. As far as I can remember this has been one of the longer breaks between contests. The specs on this machine seem nice, and I also know CyberPower does good work inside a case.

As far as these components directly this looks like a very nice mix. The Motherboard is sweet with some enhanced features as expected on an ASUS board. It also has a very nice layout. The other products all seem to be quality, and I especially like the case.

Good luck to everyone :)

Marius Malek 4 years ago

Oh dear, time to go back into essay mode. 

basila 4 years ago

Why do i love this website so much??? xD

acarzt 4 years ago

Because it's awesome! Duh!

eunoia 4 years ago

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lifeskills 4 years ago

so if I am already a member I am entered automatically by participating?

@ rapid1, You must have missed it, a contest just ended.

http://hothardware.com/News/How-Can-Eyefinity-Change-Your-Life-Contest-Presented-by-ASUS-HH-and-AMD/

animatortom 4 years ago

Sweet :)

Like Benny Hill used to say "Good Ruck Evy Bloody!"

oasis789 4 years ago

Thanks for the contest! Here's hoping for good luck

k1114 4 years ago

...awesome

gaijindo 4 years ago

Fantastic - great giveaway!

coolice 4 years ago

Whhaat... another contest soo soon. i was honestly expecting atleast 2 weeks betweek contests. Awesome!

Dave_HH 4 years ago

Hey All!

It's like Deja-vu all over again!  Except different.  Stick out tongue

http://hothardware.com/News/HH-and-MSI-Lazy-Days-Of-Summer-Sweepstakes/

Big Smile

Get in there, enter and be counted!  Twitter and FB sign-ups highly encouraged.  I know, I'm so shameless. Cool

inspector 4 years ago

Hothardware always has a contest after a week of the last one :P.

also rapid, we just had one end...

twistedfate 4 years ago

inspector he means a full computer contest

inspector 4 years ago

How do you know? :D He didn't specify what kind of contest :P

animatortom 4 years ago

Ok inspector  relax :P 

It says "Sweepstakes" not "contest". Although I was looking forward to seeing who Taylor was going to berate this time As a 

challenge. That was getting pretty entertaining Geeked

gibbersome 4 years ago

Wow, they're doing another one! Good luck everyone!

bob_on_the_cob 4 years ago

Wow man. Keeping them coming! Big Smile

bob_on_the_cob 4 years ago

Wow man. Keeping them coming! Big Smile

mhenriday 4 years ago

Nice ! Good luck to those of you who meet the residency requirements !...

Henri

ClemSnide 4 years ago

What, we don't have to write a story this time?

I could use a new box to stick that 5870 in. Or am I getting greedy? (Answer: Yes.)

Let's not forget, though, that "Independence Day" is actually July 2.

@lifeskills (below): Yes, you're quite correct, it's a 5850. I'm still not going to throw it out of bed for eating crackers. For some reason the specs were better than my current 5850, though, so it's still an upgrade-- and maybe I'll even CrossfireX the two of them and make a monster!

Inspector 4 years ago

Well clem, Happy independence day :p

Tom im always relaxed... Was just saying :) lol

realneil 4 years ago

Another great system giveaway!

lifeskills 4 years ago

ClemSnide, didn't you win the 5850?

Blazer 4 years ago

Kool, this one is open to us north of the border for once!!

I am in. lol

lonewolf 4 years ago

Another great system giveaway from HH and CyberPower.

hko45 4 years ago

Freebies are always nice

AKwyn 4 years ago

Happy Independence Day ClemSnide!

Also this will be the perfect opportunity to test out my new tagging skills.

realneil 4 years ago

Clem, two 5850's would be shiny in crossfire.

lifeskills 4 years ago

ClemSnide, you will have to let me know how that goes. I have a 5850 as well, and thinking of adding another for Crossfire

slugbug 4 years ago

Tweeted to my Twitter followers.

demogon 4 years ago

another system to Drool over! great giveaway good luck to everyone and happy 4th

Dave_HH 4 years ago

BREAKING - New HotHardware and CyberPower Contest!  This one is a quickie though (10 day window!) so get in soon for a chance to win a new gaming rig!

http://hothardware.com/News/CyberPower-and-HH-Back-To-School-Blitz-Sweepstakes/

dlim783 4 years ago

I've decided to quit this website for entering a contest. I'm planning to build my own Gaming Rig. So, good luck to everyone else whom wants to try to win this contest. I don't know why I'm doing this, but yeah, there should no complaints. Talk further ado, I have something else to work on; Photoshop CS5, Sketching, etc. Take care and I can't wait to see fireworks tomorrow! Bye!

inspector 4 years ago

Good bye dlim, I don't know why you would leave such a great site but i hope in the near future you might come back. We are all friendly and would love to help you and give advice for anything technology or even more. Good luck on your work you have to accomplish!

I can't wait for fireworks either... Too bad i can't buy or use them myself here where i live. Sad

sackyhack 4 years ago

Nice giveaway, and I hope I win.

I actually have a pretty decent rig that, even though it's somewhat outdated by enthusiasts' standards, it can still handle anything I throw at it at good resolutions and speeds.  But after I got it, I noticed how my dad is still on his 10 year old Dell laptop, and made me feel really guilty.  He's stubborn about buying a new one (500MB of RAM IS PLENTY!! WHY DO I NEED MORE??), and we live in different states so we can't share mine, so it'd be nice if I could win a nice new one for myself and give him mine.

animatortom 4 years ago

Hell Sacky! 

I would love to have 500GBs of RAM! I only have 4GB.

What is he running, Scientific Modeling algorithms for the fuel flow on the space shuttle?Geeked

sackyhack 4 years ago

Yes, he thought the Folding At Home project and SETI were too slow, so he's going to cure cancer and find aliens by himself!

*heh thanks for the catch, I corrected it*

Inspector 4 years ago

[quote user="sackyhack"]

Yes, he thought the Folding At Home project and SETI were too slow, so he's going to cure cancer and find aliens by himself!

*heh thanks for the catch, I corrected it*

[/quote]

 

LOL, tell me how it goes, if he finds the aliens... i would love to have a picture Stick out tongue. and it would benefit the world if he finds the cure for cancer Big Smile.

detnight 4 years ago

Great I sure could use an Intel Machine. My last Intel box was 6 years ago.

Chainzsaw 4 years ago

Very nice midrange system. With a graphics card upgrade, a bigger SSD, this would turn out to be a real decent gaming machine!

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="Chainzsaw"]

Very nice midrange system. With a graphics card upgrade, a bigger SSD, this would turn out to be a real decent gaming machine!

[/quote]

The real gem here is the unlocked Core i7 processor. I already got myself a 4890 and I don't particually care for an SSD unless it's one that has SATA 6GBs. Basically once I win this I'm going to place my 4890 in there and have myself an awesome gaming system without all the DX11 goodness like tessellation. What can I say, I'm cheap.

Chainzsaw 4 years ago

Ohh nice, I missed that Taylor. Wonder if anyone gets this, will they overclock it??? I probably would! But not too much, just a few hundred MHZ.

fat78 4 years ago

give me the precious ...... Precious

ddayjason 4 years ago

Nice giveaway, and I hope I win.

I actually have a pretty decent rig that, even though it's somewhat outdated by enthusiasts' standards, it can still handle anything I throw at it at good resolutions and speeds. But after I got it, I noticed how my dad is still on his 10 year old Dell laptop, and made me feel really guilty. He's stubborn about buying a new one (500MB of RAM IS PLENTY!! WHY DO I NEED MORE??), and we live in different states so we can't share mine, so it'd be nice if I could win a nice new one for myself and give him mine.

eunoia 4 years ago

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AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="ddayjason"]

Nice giveaway, and I hope I win.

I actually have a pretty decent rig that, even though it's somewhat outdated by enthusiasts' standards, it can still handle anything I throw at it at good resolutions and speeds. But after I got it, I noticed how my dad is still on his 10 year old Dell laptop, and made me feel really guilty. He's stubborn about buying a new one (500MB of RAM IS PLENTY!! WHY DO I NEED MORE??), and we live in different states so we can't share mine, so it'd be nice if I could win a nice new one for myself and give him mine.

[/quote]

Well then, get to posting. You're not going to win standing where you are.

sackyhack 4 years ago

That may be true.  But I'm not as knowledgeable as most other people around here, and I'm not going to spam the forums with "hey guys what videogames do you like" topics or advice on things I don't know much about ('u need to dld moar RAMs') to get my post count up.  So, maybe it'll mean my post count will go up slow and I won't win this one, but at least I got a start at being an accepted member of the forums rather than someone who just spams hoping to win contest.  I'd like to think in the long run that helps more.  (this isn't aimed at you or anybody else, just my own personal philosophy when joining a new forum)

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="sackyhack"]

That may be true.  But I'm not as knowledgeable as most other people around here, and I'm not going to spam the forums with "hey guys what videogames do you like" topics to get my post count up.  So, maybe it'll mean my post count will go up slow and I won't win this one, but at least I got a start at being an accepted member of the forums rather than someone who just spams hoping to win contest.  I'd like to think in the long run that helps more.  (this isn't aimed at you or anybody else, just my own personal philosophy when joining a new forum)

[/quote]

Well you got a general idea on how this works, but here's how you can probably win.

1. Post in every news article of which you have leave an opinion. Spamming the forums will not win you the computer, the guys actually look at the posts you know. If you're able to distinguish yourself with your opinions and your posts then you're pretty much in the running.

2. Don't rush, take your time. Take the time to make your post look informative and contributive, don't go around to every post saying "Hi, I'm Charlie Brown!".

3. Try to help out a fellow user in need. Tech support has lots of threads but really quick contributors, if you can manage to help out a fellow user in need then that may increase your chances of being noticed.

4. Tag your stuff. 3vi1, a previous winner, tagged mostly every post he made. I think tagging your posts will help in your quest to get noticed.

Any more questions?

Inspector 4 years ago

LOL taylor, you have to tag yo post "Hi, I'm Charlie Brown!" as well :P... lol

Also its quality over quantity so one nice post can count for 5-10 lame post!

Again good luck :)

animatortom 4 years ago

So...I should not have stopped what Rapid1 Started?

"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown"

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]

So...I should not have stopped what Rapid1 Started?

"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown"

[/quote]

Why stop here, I created a whole thread dedicated to "Hi, I'm Charlie Brown"

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/49487.aspx

imAcpufan 4 years ago

Another great contest open to Canadians too. Awesome! I'd love to have an i7.

rapid1 4 years ago

Wow I missed out on the eyefinity contest, I did not even know it was a contest. I assumed when I first saw it that it was an article on the Eyefinity cards, and never looked further. Oh well I learned my lesson. I have been pretty busy as of late so never looked further into it. Well good luck to everyone on this one :)

ddayjason 4 years ago

great prize! the inclusion of the SSD demonstrates that the performance of the machine wasn't a mere afterthought; it would have been very easy to just stop at the 1 TB conventional diskI was wondering when the next contest would happen, as we have not had one in a while. As far as I can remember this has been one of the longer breaks between contests. The specs on this machine seem nice, and I also know CyberPower does good work inside a case.

As far as these components directly this looks like a very nice mix. The Motherboard is sweet with some enhanced features as expected on an ASUS board. It also has a very nice layout. The other products all seem to be quality, and I especially like the case.

Good luck to everyone :)

lonewolf 4 years ago

Sweet looking rig here I am really digging the Cooler Master case.

acarzt 4 years ago

Sweet, an other contest! You guys rock!

rapid1 4 years ago

Yes; Lonewolf, it looks like a nice case for sure. The one thing I have to say around here other than the fact it is the best tech forum, that I have found in several years as far as a forum goes, are the contests, and the leadership of our two leaders Marco and Dave. They really focus this forum very well.

The cases used on most of the contest systems are top end performance wise, while some are more so with the addition of external graphics etc. As far as cases go I must say my Thermaltake Elements S is one of the best I have seen with airflow management. The components all around on the contest systems are top notch to me a case, MB, and PSU are the most important components in a computer. The contests systems are always top notch as far as those components go.

Yes some other components such as GPU etc can be important. But without a top end backbone to the system it takes out half of the power of it from the start. These (contest) machines are very researched, and well put together piece by piece from what I have seen as well as another thing we have to thank Marco and Dave for!

I also like reading there articles in CPU as far as it goes, both there writing styles, and width of grasp are great. I think that is a great part of why this site does as well as it does.

slugbug 4 years ago

Am I correct in assuming the cpu cooler might be a Corsair H50? They seem to use that a lot in their systems.

eunoia 4 years ago

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Inspector 4 years ago

I think this system is going to be air cooled... According to the past few contest by cyberpower it is air cooled (The system is the same as the one here, taken form their facebook fan page.) Although the information there could be wrong... Only way to confirm it is ask the winner when they get this rig! :D

eunoia 4 years ago

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eunoia 4 years ago

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acarzt 4 years ago

Should be water cooling with a 240mm radiator.

eunoia 4 years ago

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realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="eunoia"]Sure hope it's the Asetek. [/quote]

The System that I won here last year has the Asetek in it. They also make the Corsair H50 for Corsair.

I added another fan to the setup so it's now push/pull through the radiator with a matching 120mm fan on each side.

It really DOES work well.

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="eunoia"]

I can't be 100% sure about the cooling, I know I said Asetek 570LX with a 240mm rad right away, just because that seems really obvious to me, but theoretically it could be anything: stock air, H50, custom loop, icepack ducktaped to the cpu.  Fun to speculate isn't it?  Unless they say so beforehand we won't know for sure. 

Sure hope it's the Asetek.  That's about the best solution for someone who wants to OC without going full water loop.

[/quote]

86 the icepack, we don't want people to stop coming to this website for great contests now do we?

3vi1 4 years ago

Looks like another killer system, as usual. Good luck everyone!

animatortom 4 years ago
Sorry netetrader, I don't buy cheap knockoffs from Russia! So stop trying :P
 
"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown!"
Inspector 4 years ago

Thank you AMD and HH :D, my weekly prize from the last contest came! I got a AMD laptop backpack and a amd travel mug :D. I still really want to win a new computer... Wink lol

Lets get these post coming everyone! Good luck! :)

werty316 4 years ago

Sweet prize!

Optix 4 years ago

Yay!  Canada is included!  I'll take a crack at this.

I'm all lovey dovey on Facebook and Twitter as well as HH updates to feed my unhealthy hardware obsession.  I also didn't know that CyberPower had a Facebook page so thanks!

rapid1 4 years ago

As for liquid cooling the H50 is available from Cyber Power as well as from what I can see more competent coolers, although the H50 seems to be a good one as well. I will tell you this if you want to make any changes at Cyber Power you need to ok it with Dave and Marca the day that you win the system. Cyber Power is very quick on shipping. I will also say another thing about Cyber Power the wiring work inside is very good so cooling wise (Air or Water) there systems seems to run very cool. I cannot speak for all systems they make of course, but from personal experience they do great work. I can tell you this my Element S system I got from them (i7 930/6Gb ram 1366), while overclockable is almost pointless to do so. Yes; I have OC'd everything in it, but the gains I saw were negligible really. The system runs very fast stock as is (it is slightly turned up, but most of it besides memory is automatic, which is thanks to the Intel auto OC there processor/board does on it's own). The relevance of doing it myself as I said does speed it up a little, but does the same for the heat aspect of it as well. Of course my memory is oc'd a bit.

mjcrab 4 years ago

Wow, joining this forum has been very interesting, entertaining and generous. I was lucky enough to win in the first draw of the "Eyefinity" contest, and lo and behold:

Yesterday my wife and I were watching videos, when a delivery man showed up with a rather large box. The size of a computer case. We looked at each other, are you expecting anything? No, well who is it from? The delivery man said: it's for the "contest winner" and it's from AMD.

Surprise! Time to open the package: (too light for a computer or monitor), and out comes a really cool backpack/ laptop case / rolling carry case with a whold bunch of compartments for all your goodies. The excellent "Heys ePac17 Roller" with cool AMD logo and branding. Along with it a cool AMD hot/ cold travel mug. This is great come to learn and you meet new people and even get the opportunity to win cool prizes!

Keep up the great job, HH and AMD and all involved. This is a great forum. I think I'll hang around awhile and drop my two cents worth, from time to time. So Greetings and Hallucinations to all (from your friendly Alien!) and good luck to all!

P.S. Congratulations to the big winners in the "Eyefinity" contest. The contest was great and your entries were great! See ya around the forum!

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="mjcrab"]Yesterday my wife and I were watching videos, when a delivery man showed up with a rather large box.[/quote]

It's like Christmas in July!!!Big Smile

Inspector 4 years ago

I thought it was a computer... They packed the backpack in a case box!... :D

animatortom 4 years ago
Well MJ and Inspector,
 
It is supposed to be like show and tell, take some photos and post them in your files section so we can all see the cool Swag
Huh?
Inspector 4 years ago

Super Dave 4 years ago

Very nice backpack, Inspector, and that ATI chick should keep your coffee hot! Actually I've always wondered why the ATI chick isn't, umm, hotter. Since she's just an illustration, give her some further 'enhancements', and she really needs to do something with her hair, too. C'mon ATI...you need to do something about this!


animatortom 4 years ago
They really haven't changes Ruby for a number of years now.  You would figure they would at least Tessellate her to illustrate the newer cards!
 
To bad for inspector that the coffee cup is not like those pens that remove the cloths when you tilt it, or when the coffee gets hot :P
Inspector 4 years ago

LOL animatort tom :D

 

But i got to thank HH and AMD for the great swags :D

AKwyn 4 years ago

OMG.

I got the same backpack as you guys, two prizes in one contest... Well it's a surprise.

oh_fubar 4 years ago

nice swag inspector   

eunoia 4 years ago

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acarzt 4 years ago

If I win, i'd like to upgrade that 250 to a 460 :-D

Also, I may be wrong but I don't think that intel chip ships with a stock cooler.

sackyhack 4 years ago

Agreed, with my current build I'm hesitant to upgrade the 9800GT because I feel like it'd be bottle-necked.  But with this one I can go all out.  I'd probably get replace it with a 460 or 480 if I'm not in a thrifty mood, and replace that 9800 with the 250 before handing it off to my dad.   He'll be playing solitaire at 200000fps.

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="sackyhack"]solitaire at 200000fps[/quote]

Ha-Ha!

The 460 and 480 use a lot of power and produce tons of heat.

acarzt 4 years ago

Classic picture lol What kind of temps do the 460s run at tho?

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]What kind of temps do the 460s run at tho?[/quote]

I have no idea. I know that ATI cards run cool and sip energy like a virgin with her first mint julep.

AKwyn 4 years ago

One thing's for sure, the GTX460's definitely run cooler then any of the GTX480's. Unfortunately that also means longer cooking times.

acarzt 4 years ago

lol... I don't wanna wait all day for my eggs to cook.

I have no clue what temps my GTX295 runs at... But I know it breathes some hot air out the back of my case lol Keeps my toes warm :-D It's surprisingly quiet too :-)

sackyhack 4 years ago

That's what microwave ovens are for.  With the slow cooking times of the 460 you can get the perfect slow cooked baby back ribs.  It's actually why Tennessee has so many great bbq places.  They've got  backdoor deals with nvidia.

sackyhack 4 years ago

As some of you may have already picked up from my posts, I'm not the greatest expert around here, so bear with my question here. I've only ever used a 1 HDD pc. What would be the proper way to use this pc here, or any like it with 2 drives. The SSD while faster than the HDD, is only 40GB. So would this be used like a 2 partition system, as in having the SSD drive be the C drive and the 1TB drive be the D drive and then only install Windows and the apps I need to run the fastest (example: Powerdirector? I've started getting into video editing) on the SSD while installing others like games and whatnot on the HDD?

Heh, I hope a lame question doesn't disqualify me...

Optix 4 years ago

Your plan sounds like a winner, sackyhack.  OS and must have apps on the SSD and the 1TB for storage.  That is exactly how I would set it up anyway.

That's hardly a lame question.  If you had started off on a rant about your SSD only having 40GB and being teh sux0rz!!1!11 then we may have had to give you a little whack.

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="Optix"]Your plan sounds like a winner, sackyhack.  OS and must have apps on the SSD and the 1TB for storage.  That is exactly how I would set it up anyway.[/quote]

That's exactly is how anybody would set it up. Fastest stuff on the SSD and other stuff and big files on the 1TB HD.

AKwyn 4 years ago

Since the SSD is the fastest. You may want to place games on there also, as they will also run faster then on a regular hard disk drive. You might want to keep all of those big files like video files and music files and whatnot off the SSD and place it on to the 1TB hard drive.

realneil 4 years ago

Just leave some room on the SSD for the swap file.

I just bought a 60GB SSD and set it up as the primary drive on one of my systems. I also have two 1TB drives. (one for programs and data storage and the other for system backup)

The SSD sped-up up many aspects of an already fast system, by quite a bit. I only put one game on the SSD drive (my favorite one) and every thing else goes on the platter drives.

As long as it ends up being dependable, I like it.

 

BTW: I like those backpacks and mugs.

rapid1 4 years ago

Hey realneil you and me have almost the exactly same drive configuration. On the system I won 3 or so contest's back I used the 60 Gb SSD that was in it, then took my HD's (2 750Gb WD blacks) from my old system and made basically the same stack you have. Although each of my Blacks run a 5000Mb VM, one has media, the other Programs and Backup. The OS and system utilities etc reside on the SSD with one game, it has worked great for me as well.

realneil 4 years ago
 

[quote user="rapid1"] Hey realneil you and me have almost the exactly same drive configuration. On the system I won 3 or so contest's back I used the 60 Gb SSD that was in it, then took my HD's (2 750Gb WD blacks) from my old system and made basically the same stack you have. Although each of my Blacks run a 5000Mb VM, one has media, the other Programs and Backup. The OS and system utilities etc reside on the SSD with one game, it has worked great for me as well. [/quote]

Yeah, but now that I've experienced firsthand what these SSD's do for  a system's performance, I'm spoiled. Now I have to get them for the other two boxes and maybe also the Laptop. I try not to buy into all of the new sh*t that shoots down the commercial feeding tubes, but this is some serious improvement. (I knew it would be too)

So I've been sucked-in again.

Want, want, want,.......

rapid1 4 years ago

Hey sackyhack here is my outlook in general as well as my usage for an SSD. It seems definitely on the lines of what you are asking specifically, but takes a slightly wider stance than you question.

I don't know I agree and disagree here. The computer I won on an awesome contest that's held regularly on my face tech website and forum hothardware had a 60 GB SSD. I use it as my OS drive with two WD blacks (700GB). More for people who organize there computer with partition management etc this is absolutely fine. While the SSD is a 64 Gb Kingston edition and is not this specific SSD or manufacturer, nor is it quite as current as there current offerings in ssd's. I am sure they are better than the one I have. With all that information available to me I would say it's a great option. Of course I would like to have 3 or more larger ones in a raid 5 or 0+1, and the costs currently make that at the least an expensive thing to do. I would say my experience looking at performance in several different ways it has definitely enhanced what I expect from a computer. So I think all this by any manufacturer is a very wise thing to do (multiple size and price points). Where many would consider several manufacturers (Corsair included in the mix now) to be the ones to beat in this specific platform with Intel probably as the pinnacle currently. I personally consider OCZ to be the standard this field of parts is measured by. They have done more than any other singular company in these specific devices, and therefore given several advantages to us as consumers as well as hardware junkies. With there rapid fire development, releases, and addition to this specific market place everyone else including Intel and more recently Corsair have had to step up there game entirely. That is why we are seeing this. However; much like you say the prices and regularity will both decrease and increase in line. So with my 60Gb Os drive I think it specifically is a great option. While relatively low in price it gives enough space to work in for an OS if you manage you storage like I do certain things such as my documents/photo's/backup are not on this drive because the performance is not needed there, more so the space. Important things such as the OS, specific games, etc are on the SSD where it definitely affects performance on a wide scale. The big question here is, is it worth it. With these specifics and at the current price level I would say yes, but to me at least I would say a 60 or at largest a 80Gb works the best currently. This is because the performance and size of mechanical HD's are very efficient for there main reason for existence now storage space. Mind you though this is a much broader outlook and opinion than this specific (Corsair) review or outlook gives call for, and generally an outlook more on SSD's in general!

rapid1 4 years ago

Hey animatortom why don't you update Ruby for them, and do some photos and movies of her in action (with really tight red outfits covering minimum skin, may use a Pam Anderson, SI swimsuit edition hotty, Tyra Banks etc body model. Then send the stuff to ATI/AMD with micro copyright encritption. They might give you some work (or steal your idea, and you can class action them rofl), or even hire you as a freelancer for there crew.

acarzt 4 years ago

That's a rather elaborate plan lol... think i'll work? :-P

AKwyn 4 years ago

Of course it will, you'd think they let the girl that made the pixy chick look bad go?

animatortom 4 years ago

I would have been happy to do that Rapid...Except after ATI's crappy response to my customer concerns. All my loyalty and support for them has gone right out the window.

They basically said thanks for being a Chump! It seems that their new business model is now more aligned to what Nvidia and Intel had about five years ago that drove so many of their customers away. They couldn't even answer the question about their crappy marketing and product announcements! They basically said "Thank for feeling ripped off...that means we are doing our job, please buy more:P"

They even had the nerve to say that they will continue to support the drivers? Like I didn't just purchase their newest-Top O-the line? They haven't released a new driver for over three months! It seem like they are still stroking it over the last Ruby, instead of being concerned about the people who support them! Work wise, this card has to many glitches to be effectively fast in a full production environment, to be able to churn out a new Ruby in either Max or Maya without being frustrated every five minutes!

I am just glad that Hot Hardware has included an Intel/Nvidia combo on this system. That way I don't have to deal with ATI any more than I already have to! For better system integration I would even consider trading this 8800 in for the Nvidia 5800, since now I know why the studios chose them over ATI!

So...I would be more inclined to create a new character for Nvidia, that would Frag Ruby in a variety of different situations. Maybe even that Pam Ndrsn type that would Knock her out and put her in a choke hold with her amazing Tesla Cuda Mammories :P

acarzt 4 years ago

LOL! Do it!

You should make an HH character that would totally own Ruby :-D

rapid1 4 years ago

Hey animatortem I see your point on the ATI/Ruby thing. However I am not suggesting you give them money. I am suggesting you getting money from them. If you are not inclusive to ATI/AMD specifically, then you can work for Nvidia to. Either way either would be only a source of pay, not generally a supported entity. While I see what your saying in general about ATI. In general any company especially but not specifically in computer hardware, and/or any type of hardware does exactly what ATI is doing now, Nvidia and Intel have done in the past, and every other company has done period. That is say there product is the best period no matter what, and try to get you and everyone to buy them. That my friend is the definition of business. On the other end support and everything is part of the large picture, but the basis of any business is basically at the root exactly what you accuse them of. Either way as I stated earlier you don't have to support them or buy there products. You make a better RUBY for them as a professional digital artist, and sell them your product without fully supporting them, or there business practices as a professional artist. You give them a product they pay you, and you buy or use whatever you personally want to with the money.

animatortom 4 years ago
"rapid1 wrote the following post at Wed, Jul 21 2010 6:57 AM:

Hey animatortem I see your point on the ATI/Ruby thing. However I am not suggesting you give them money. I am suggesting you getting money from them. If you are not inclusive to ATI/AMD specifically, then you can work for Nvidia to. Either way either would be only a source of pay, not generally a supported entity. While I see what your saying in general about ATI. In general any company especially but not specifically in computer hardware, and/or any type of hardware does exactly what ATI is doing now, Nvidia and Intel have done in the past, and every other company has done period. That is say there product is the best period no matter what, and try to get you and everyone to buy them. That my friend is the definition of business. On the other end support and everything is part of the large picture, but the basis of any business is basically at the root exactly what you accuse them of. Either way as I stated earlier you don't have to support them or buy there products. You make a better RUBY for them as a professional digital artist, and sell them your product without fully supporting them, or there business practices as a professional artist. You give them a product they pay you, and you buy or use whatever you personally want to with the money."

Well Rapid,..That is the basis of business for the freelance artist.
 
I have been doing exactly that since the early nineties, even with some big corporations. The problem here is a mater of principle. The response I received from ATI did not address my general concerns about their marketing practices. They basically said FU...Buy more!!!
 
So, I will not contribute to those marketing practices if they are unwilling to even understand and work with the people that have supported them for so many years. I know all companies do these type of things, and I also believe that is what has driven people away from companies like Intel and NVidia. It is also reversing those practises, that will drive people back to them. With these to-big-to-fail companies, they have just turned into companies that are just to big to care!
 
The main problem is that the bad marketing made me decide on the 8800 without upgrading the rest of the computer. Which, in turn has not improved my productivity! I have seen a slight increase in the rendering, yet other problems have replaced the time spent on the ones fixed. With a budget going to one card, instead of going to upgrade the entire system, all I feel I have done is blow the budget and many months for integration. Only to have a system that has shown little improvement, as far as productivity. If I would have gone with a new CPU and DDR3 RAM with the 7800, I would have been able to cut months into weeks. Instead, I am still stuck with a 2.6Duo-core, and 4GB DDR2, which causes lock ups when trying to do the final renders!  For most artist like most people, time is money!
 
I would just be wasting time if I created materials for their marketing campaign, knowing that their own products don't contribute to increased productivity!
lifeskills 4 years ago

If I win this I will give my Computer-less friend my HTPC so he can stop being such a bum! (minus some vital hardware, of coarse!)

lonewolf 4 years ago

Still drooling for this RIG...........

ckaye02 4 years ago

it is a very nice system. I wish i had this machine in my apartment. my current i7 processor is ok, but i want the extreme i7, and a better Video card to do serious video editing with my pc. plus video games wouldn't hurt. Yummy. will good luck to the winner of this fine equipment and lets just all be friends.

Boodrow 4 years ago

I would like a new system to tweak!

Demogon 4 years ago

Well whoever wins they're going to have a sweet rig to tweak and mod for a good while, I think it needs a custom paint job! if I win i'll ruby pearl paint it with some Black Chains and Flames.

mrlarry 4 years ago

I really need a new rig , now's the time . Vista just doesn't cut it anymore

drooooooooooollllll this 1's hot

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="mrlarry"]

I really need a new rig , now's the time . Vista just doesn't cut it anymore

drooooooooooollllll this 1's hot

[/quote]

If you have Vista, why not upgrade it to Windows 7? It's a faster version of that thing you call Vista.

If you desperately need a new operating system because of Vista then you're just pathetic.

mrlarry 4 years ago

I need a whole new system , running out of ram , limited by a small hard drive, the # of usb ports , just too slow and limited

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="mrlarry"]

I need a whole new system , running out of ram , limited by a small hard drive, the # of usb ports , just too slow and limited

[/quote]

Upgrade your RAM (unless you hit the RAM limit), get a new hard drive and buy yourself a USB hub. BTW, what are the specs of your system that make it "slow and limited"?

Inspector 4 years ago

My computer is really running slow, its been so long since i upgraded my system. I  also just got a virus today :(...Though i would love to upgrade im limited money wise :(.

mrlarry 4 years ago

limited by the board to 2 gb

ram , have 80 gb hdd . I sometimes run 3 programs at once and have 10 browser windows open at once . I might as well start with a good board and processor and more ram with the capability to expand

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="mrlarry"]

limited by the board to 2 gb

ram , have 80 gb hdd . I sometimes run 3 programs at once and have 10 browser windows open at once . I might as well start with a good board and processor and more ram with the capability to expand

[/quote]

I have 2GB's of RAM, the same as you. Though my computer can go up to 4GB's of RAM, I feel like I can manage with 2GBs of RAM. Perhaps the Hard Drive is the problem, if you have a poor hard drive it can severely affect the performance of your system due to factors such as the cache speed and the RPM speed. If you do get a new hard drive, make sure it has at least enough space to do what you need to do, runs at 7200RPM and has at least 16MB of cache.

acarzt 4 years ago

2GB of RAM is plenty for alot of things... My laptop has 512MB and it does just fine.

I think you just need to clean up some of the junk on your computer. Get rid of anything that isn't needs. Get rid of startup items you don't use, etc.

mrlarry 4 years ago

thanks guys but I still would like that sweeps machine

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="mrlarry"] thanks guys but I still would like that sweeps machine [/quote]

And that's a good thing. Wink

Most everyone here wants it, as they do all of the cool computers that are given away here. If you stick around and contribute to our forums and discussions then you'll have a good chance of winning something one day. Maybe soon, and maybe later on. All that they ask for here is participation and a little involvement in their activities.

HINT: They like it when we get along and don't flame each other.

You'll find that they honestly and professionally report on industry developments and review new technical devices and computer hardware. It's a good source of information.

A lot of us buy the occasional lottery ticket hoping to get lucky and win prize. Your chances of actually winning here are much better than any lottery, anywhere in the world. Welcome to the site Mr. Larry, it's a good place to hang out.

animatortom 4 years ago

Very good points Neil! :)

Or you could be like Jturnbull, Join then four days later walk away with three new monitors and a 5970 then disappear back into serbia?

This is a great forum. The reviews always give you the most up to date and informed information on all the things we care about! So get involved and have fun, and dont be a Jturn:P

"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown" :P

eunoia 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]

Very good points Neil! :)

Or you could be like Jturnbull, Join then four days later walk away with three new monitors and a 5970 then disappear back into serbia?

This is a great forum. The reviews always give you the most up to date and informed information on all the things we care about! So get involved and have fun, and dont be a Jturn:P

"Hi, I'm Charlie Brown" :P

[/quote]

 

You're never going to beat the ASUS contest for winning a computer and never being heard from again:

SFanatics last post Dec. 7 2009 total posts 15

DUOplus+ last post Dec. 21 2009 total posts 8

Ragafoo last post Feb. 10 2010 total posts 11

Ottoyu34 last post June 29 2010 total posts 69 (gets a pass)

Nelsoncp21 moderator, pretty much has to stay hahahaha

KLsi last post Dec. 24 2009 total posts 50

Zads last post Feb 10 2010 total posts 24

 

I'm not sure post count competitions are adding a lot of quality to these boards, but compared to straight judging at least it's generating some content and page views.

 

acarzt 4 years ago

Heh, i'm really hoping to win this system... i've been here for quite some time and have yet to win a System.

This will be for the GF so we can game together :-)

Plus she will use it for school :-P

realneil 4 years ago

I won and I'm still here.

eunoia 4 years ago

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realneil 4 years ago

It got here broken, so I sent it back and ordered another drive holder for my Centurion cases instead.

Inspector 4 years ago

Thats not true realneil... i buy my own home mad lottery and win every time O.o :P

 

But ya, Stick around be friendly and post useful stuff and you will in no time. HH is always giving away nice complete rigs or very interesting prizes!

nefarious 4 years ago

i hope i win this computer because i have had a crappy computer for about 7 years now and am too poor to afford one. also i have entered many contests to win prizes like these but never won. i hope this will be the time i will win :D

Chainzsaw 4 years ago

Well I would sign up for the fan page for the twitter thing and facebook but I religiously try NOT to use those specific websites. They seem to cause me only trouble...lol.

Marco, or any of the other HH guys, do you know if that GTS 250 has HDMI out or in?

I know some versions of that video card have dual DVI ports, that come with a DVI to HDMI converter or DVI to D-SUB converter.

Would be great to win this computer, the draw is pretty close to my b-day!

ihopeiwin 4 years ago

HOORAY ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

ihopeiwin 4 years ago

the only problem i see is the gts 250

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="ihopeiwin"]the only problem i see is the gts 250[/quote]


considering the system as a whole,....or not,....a free GTS-250 is a problem?

Inspector 4 years ago

I sure hope that name helps you win ihopiwin :P. Theres never anything wrong when it comes to free!

acarzt 4 years ago

lol I thought the GTS 250 seemed out of place too.... But you can't argue with free :-D

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

lol I thought the GTS 250 seemed out of place too.... But you can't argue with free :-D

[/quote]

And free is free, but I got a Radeon HD 4890 so I'm probably going to replace that with my HD 4890 as my primary graphics and possibly use the GTS 250 as a PhysX card using modded drivers. So it's like a 1-2 punch for the person who wins the system who also has a powerful graphics card, and the main driving force for anybody determined to win this.

Now all I need to do is figure out acarzt's secret to posting quickly. I swear I haven't noticed any tech support questions going unanswered and you're like on every news post I can see.

acarzt 4 years ago

lol! I type very fast and i'm prowling these forums constantly lol

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]But you can't argue with free [/quote]

 

My point exactly,..........

ihopeiwin 4 years ago

the rest of the specs look awesome intel core i7 for the win!

amdcrankitup 4 years ago

Wont be too much longer till someone here gets lucky and gets this bad boy!1 Good Luck

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"] Wont be too much longer till someone here gets lucky and gets this bad boy!1 Good Luck [/quote]

Good luck to all of you out there. There's nothing like winning here, HotHardware shows the love like no other site out there.

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Wont be too much longer till someone here gets lucky and gets this bad boy!1 Good Luck

[/quote]

The anticipation is killing me :-D

AKwyn 4 years ago

I know who's going to win.

And that winner is acarzt.

Congratulations ahead of time!

Inspector 4 years ago

Congratz acarzt! lol

But, we  never know till Marco or Dave pops in with a post! :P

 

 

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]But, we  never know till Marco or Dave pops in with a post![/quote]

I guess that's just a formality at this point. Oh well, it was another great contest while it lasted, wasn't it?

acarzt 4 years ago

lol! Thanks guys, I hope I win.... but the person with the highest post count isn't always the winner!

And like they says... it's not over til the fat lady sings...

Inspector 4 years ago

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVfbylUU-M]

I guess its over :( lol

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

lol! Thanks guys, I hope I win.... but the person with the highest post count isn't always the winner!

And like they says... it's not over til the fat lady sings...

[/quote]

Well I know why you will win.

1. You're like skynet up in this ***, I browse the forums on a non-obsessive basis and I see tech support questions being answered before I can read them.

2. Even though the person with the highest post count is not the winner, you have aimed to contribute all you got into mostly every news topic there is.

3. If somebody else wins, it's a surprise to me. July has been a slow news month for us, barely anything to contribute or comment on.

So I'm mostly sure that acarzt will be the winner.

acarzt 4 years ago

LMAO! Nice, i'm comparable to Skynet....

This is what happens what i'm  not burdened down with studying lol

Don't worry i'll dissappear again once I start working on my degree lol

lonewolf 4 years ago

I put my name in the hat, here is to hoping I get selected!!!

acarzt 4 years ago

Good luck! :-D

eunoia 4 years ago

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Inspector 4 years ago

LOL, well im sure he he will find a good use for it. the contest is not based on who needs it but who earned it :D.

 

So Good Luck to all...

acarzt 4 years ago

I do too need this!

I need to get my GF off my computer so I can use it lol But I can't afford to build her a new one lol

realneil 4 years ago

So they announce in 8 days,................Whoever wins this, take a good look at the cable management within, this company pays so much attention to detail it's a little scary. It will be a totally professional build maximized for optimum airflow. Even the Mouse and Keyboard are decent.

lifeskills 4 years ago

Just got back from backpacking in the Tetons without getting eaten by a bear so...  I'm still in!!!  But seriously did anyone else hear about the climbers that got stuck in the lightning storm?  Im in Jackson now and its big news, wondering if it made national headlines.

realneil 4 years ago

One of them fell to his death.

They have some pissed-off storms out there as I remember.

AKwyn 4 years ago

No, this is the first I've heard of it.

Anyway, if you're in then post, post like the wind!!!

(I know the incident is sad but the people are rescued and they all live happily ever after.)

acarzt 4 years ago

Welcome back, Lifeskills... now where is your pic thread? :-D

acarzt 4 years ago

If I win I will do a very thorough inspection of the system, and i'll snap a few pics for you guys too :-P

And if my GF is willing i'll get a pic of her with the system lol

Inspector 4 years ago

@Taylor, how could you say that when realneil just linked and said one fell to his death???

acarzt 4 years ago

I think he missed that lol

But either way. Glad that some of them made it out alive.

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]

@Taylor, how could you say that when realneil just linked and said one fell to his death???

[/quote]

What? I was referring to lifeskills since he got back after all of those days. And while one of them fell to his death, the others survived. While it's sad that the one died, I think we should all pay our respects and move on.

lifeskills 4 years ago

3 people died, one in the lightning storm and two in unrelated incidents, from falling.

check it out, this is nuts

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6267

and acarzt, pics coming soon, still have to drive to Portland today. Not sure where to post them though

fat78 4 years ago

we need to take care of acarzt so some one else to have a chance of winning this contest............take care of him.

lol

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

we need to take care of acarzt so some one else to have a chance of winning this contest............take care of him.

lol

[/quote]

LOL! What, are you guy campaigning against me now?

Everyone has the same oppurtunity, just post up man :-)

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

we need to take care of acarzt so some one else to have a chance of winning this contest............take care of him.

lol

[/quote]

Perhaps, for the right price, one of the moderators could be convinced to delete all of his posts...Wink

acarzt 4 years ago

lol awwww Sad Sad boosh.

My favorite site is conspiring against me lol

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]

lol awwww Sad Sad boosh.

My favorite site is conspiring against me lol

[/quote]

We LOVE you Bro, but I was just thinkin' maybe 3vi1 needs a little extra cash to pay-down his bar tab at the strip club!BeerBig Smile

acarzt 4 years ago

lol!

Well since Evil is already running up such a bar tab... how about we all go out and drinks on Evil :-D

Inspector 4 years ago

Perhaps, for the right price, one of the moderators could be convinced to delete all of his posts...Wink

 

Hey Dave, did you get my PM? Is it a deal or not? Wink lol

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="lifeskills"]

3 people died, one in the lightning storm and two in unrelated incidents, from falling.

check it out, this is nuts

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6267

and acarzt, pics coming soon, still have to drive to Portland today. Not sure where to post them though

[/quote]

According to that article it sounds like only 1 person has died.

Also you can upload your pics here, or you can use photobucket and post up your thread in the general off-topic forum(this one).

lifeskills 4 years ago

Whoops, i did not clarify. The other two were seperate incidents, not covered in that article. but whateva, need that CyberPower PC. Give me CyberPower PC.

AKwyn 4 years ago

Since when did this thread turn into a thread discussing the death of 3 hikers? I thought this was supposed to be about the PC?

animatortom 4 years ago
HA-Ha...What!! Where did that one come from Taylor?!
 
You must have just gotten back from the Netroots conference!
Nah...Hopefully you have just been spending to much time @ Oaksterdam?!
SO, when did the Sea of Japan.. become the East korean sea? Maybe that's where they will put three hikers:P Or maybe we should all do a Bar crawl in Baghdadabad :P
No seriously...I need this PC, and it wont go to my Girlfriend:P
She will just be allowed to bask in my glow and enjoy my enhanced productivity Cool
Inspector 4 years ago

:D, you already have a beastly build! :). Im just a teen with a crappy old computer that can't afford to build a new one :(. I REALLY need this now... Surprise

acarzt 4 years ago

meh, you have your whole life ahead of you to get a sweet computer inspector lol

Inspector 4 years ago

Well, ya i do but when your a teen you got to experience everything before you grow up and end up working 24/7 and get no time to use that sweet computer :D.

acarzt 4 years ago

Man... ain't that the truth... I want to retire already lol

 

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]

Well, ya i do but when your a teen you got to experience everything before you grow up and end up working 24/7 and get no time to use that sweet computer :D.

[/quote]

Well you could work from home, that'll solve your problem of having to work 24/7 and allowing you to use that sweet computer 24/7.

realneil 4 years ago

Idea 6 days to go before they announce,..........tick-tock! Embarrassed

fat78 4 years ago

do sad stories increase chances? lol

 ITs little fat's birthday next month and all he wants is a sick computer rig

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]do sad stories increase chances?[/quote]

Oh heck yeah!, pour it on and make it entertaining too!  I'm up for some good tearjerkers any-day. lost puppies, smashed fingers, whatever,........

animatortom 4 years ago
It was my Birthday last month and nobody noticed...
 
My computer is so outdated there are sparks coming off of the P4 fan which only has three blades!..
 
The old girlfriend smashed the playstation into the big screen...
 
Then she put her heel through my hand, as she was walking out the door while I was petting the dog....

After he died from head trauma, I couldn't get the blood out of the carpet....
 
So I lost the deposit after I got evicted for the ex and her new boyfriend making to much noise while I was at work, and telling the landlord to F-off while shooting holes through the walls blaming me...
 
Only to find out that I lost my job when I got home because her new BF was my boss...
 
SO after she wiped out my bank account, I go to the computer to check my resume..
 
Only to find that she poured Zima on the CPU, so it blows up when I turn it on....
 
Then I walk down the street and Evil wont even buy me a drink because I'm so pathetic....
Smashing my fingers in the Bar door.......
 
I keep walking, and see new puppy's..
 
One bites me and I have to go through rabies shots at the free clinic....
Made worse by Obamacare, giving me Hep-C...
 
And since I am only 15 and cant afford a new computer, the crappy blown up one is the only thing I am left with!
 
So whoever wins...

At least send me the box, so I can have a new home...
 
and Hope of what a real computer looks like.....;(
realneil 4 years ago

You go Tom!!      Wheee,.....!!

But wait,.....we have yet to hear one about having only one ball left after an accident with a spear-gun whilst diving for pearls!!

acarzt 4 years ago

True story... one of my buddies lost one of his balls in an unfortunate wrestling accident lol

Less than true story, the doctor said if I win this system, he might be able to get his ball back.

And apparantly it'll cure that cancer i've been hearing about lol

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]True story... one of my buddies lost one of his balls in an unfortunate wrestling accident [/quote]

Did you ever see that Tom Selleck movie called "Folks!"?

One of the funniest movies I ever saw,....lots of dark humor. A very black comedy if there ever was one. Tom Selleck gets put through the wringer in so many creative ways,......all of you should see it if you can.

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="acarzt"]True story... one of my buddies lost one of his balls in an unfortunate wrestling accident lol[/quote]

How horrible.Surprise Was he wrestling Mike Tyson?

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="acarzt"]True story... one of my buddies lost one of his balls in an unfortunate wrestling accident lol[/quote]

How horrible.Surprise Was he wrestling Mike Tyson?

[/quote]

Actually, he wasn't wrestling at all lol

He was minding his business watching tv. He was laying belly down on the floor and 2 guys were in the room wrestling.

One thing led to an other and someone's knee came down right between his legs and crushed one of his balls into the floor.

He said he passed out immediately from the pain. Woke up later in a hospital sans 1 ball.

It's a pretty horrific story, and I will never lay on the floor like that again after hearing it. lol

realneil 4 years ago

Never, ever go to sleep under a Clydesdale with the hiccups.

fat78 4 years ago

why were there two guys wrestling in the first place

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

why were there two guys wrestling in the first place

[/quote]

Probably trying to impress a girl,..........

animatortom 4 years ago

why were there two guys wrestling in the first place

Probably trying to impress a girl,..........

Quote

NO, they were probably trying to make another Youtube nutshot video!

Instead of wrasslin..They should have just went to the Blue Oyster bar, if they wanted to grab other men and sqwuash balls!

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

why were there two guys wrestling in the first place

[/quote]

Was this one of those tequila-induced wrestling matches?

acarzt 4 years ago

LOL I have no idea why the guys were wrestling or how it started... I know they were all marines.

Or maybe it was an other military branch....

And that it happened in a barracks.

Ah either way... it ended in terror and tragedy.

Can you imagine how awful it would be for one of your nuts to be crushed?

It was just Knee-nut-ground.... no where for that ball to go but boom. Ouch... makes me shudder every time I think about it.

animatortom 4 years ago

Don't ask..Don't tell......=terror and tragedy Zip it!

Tell them, that move should be called the Luke Skywalker......Because he crushed the death star Indifferent

At least you will always be able to beat him in a race,.... because he can never go Ballz-Out anymore.

Anyways...Back to the case? Yes, I personally love this Co...Co....Coooler Master! In my progressive build on the workstation this is my all time second choice! My first one would be the Corsair8 series. This one is more practical because of the external connectors. This whole system would be perfect, because I wouldnt have to worry bout flashing a new board, or the reg issues with Microsoft when changing MoBo's. I can take the SSD and GPU, switch and it ready....You Know just Pop it in and GO!!  Kind-ov a Nutless situation..I would say Geeked

animatortom 4 years ago

"Never, ever go to sleep under a Clydesdale with the hiccups?"

NO.....Never go to sleep under a Clydesdale with "the Trots"!Confused

For those? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20trots

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20trots[/quote]

Trotskyite Communists?

?

acarzt 4 years ago

holy crap Tom, that is an outrageous amount of tags!

Inspector 4 years ago

LOL ya, tom has alot of tags but they don't relate :( lol. Also i thought teh higest amount of points you can get was 20... i see a few 35's! :D

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]i thought teh higest amount of points you can get was 20... i see a few 35's[/quote]

We're supposed to get points? Oh!

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]

Also i thought teh higest amount of points you can get was 20... i see a few 35's! :D

[/quote]

Everytime someone replies to your post, the points go up for that post. :-)

realneil 4 years ago

You had 35 when I hit reply this time,..................What is it now?

This post changed your post points to 50 from 35. Now you owe me a beer, Whoops, I don't drink.

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]

LOL ya, tom has alot of tags but they don't relate :( lol. Also i thought teh higest amount of points you can get was 20... i see a few 35's! :D

[/quote]

Well if this is any constellation, you'll probably have the most points for this post starting with this post.

acarzt 4 years ago

some of the news posts i've seen hit the hundreds lol

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]

 
So whoever wins...

At least send me the box, so I can have a new home...
 
and Hope of what a real computer looks like.....;(
[/quote]

If I win... i'll send you the box with a picture of the computer in it... cuz that's what true friend are for Left Hug

 

animatortom 4 years ago

True...That is also Texans and Mustang owners sticking togetherCool

Did I also mention that I was petting my dog when she put the heal through him...

His head was in my lap, so when he got a spike in his noggin he ended up biting down....

Ended up getting both balls, At least he died like every dog should..with a ball in his mouth..

I don't know how you winning would help your friend? But at least I would be able to search online for prosthetic Nuts :(

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]he died like every dog should..with a ball in his mouth[/quote]

There you go!       Was his name "Mountain Oyster"?

[quote user="animatortom"]at least I would be able to search online for prosthetic Nuts[/quote]

They're called Ben Wa Balls arent they?

fat78 4 years ago

last week i sacrificed my computer i was using in a hotel to save a little kid and his little puppy from the fire in the hotel. now i must use the library's computer if i want to go on the internet .

animatortom 4 years ago

last week i sacrificed my computer i was using in a hotel to save a little kid and his little puppy from the fire in the hotel. now i must use the library's computer if i want to go on the internet .

Quote

Yeah, Fat78....That little kid and his puppy was.....Was me and Ball-Z

 
I went to a doctor after the incident with the heel....
 
He sent me back in time to try and fix things,...
 
Although I should have known something was wrong since it was a doctor who couldn't even afford a computer...
 
Or, even knew how to reattach a testicle!....
 
We were staying at a hotel after my dad died, when he got back from Nam and found out my mom was cheating...
 
We hear some little fat kid was so exited for his birthday cake, he knocked it over and the candles caught the hotel on fire....
 
We were almost out when, somebody knocked what is now known as a computer onto our heads...
 
In turn, knocking my mom out where she ended up dieing in the fire...
 
He turned around and tried to say your welcome only to scar the kid more....
 
Which in turn, caused that kid to grow up with a fear of fire, computers and a distrust of women...
 
Leaving him scared towards having nice tech or a sane girlfriend...
 
The only thing he was left with was a faithful puppy...
 
Now that he is gone, and the girlfriend, and computer,....nothing is left!

Just a hope that Cyberpower restores his hope and faith in mankind!
acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]

I went to a doctor after the incident with the heel....

 He sent me back in time to try and fix things,...
 
[/quote]

That must have been Clem playing around with his time machine again...

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]He sent me back in time to try and fix things,...[/quote]

While you were there, you should have bought some Microsoft stock. If you had, you could now be living in an upscale neighborhood in Washington State in a 66,000 square foot estate that 'talks' to you and spending all of your time on philanthropic endeavors throughout the planet.

[quote user="animatortom"]hope that Cyberpower restores his hope and faith[/quote]

Lest we forget, that's not just CyberPower, it's also Intel, CoolerMaster, Kingston, and all of the happy campers working at HotHardware.com (our facilitators) too. Thanks again to all of our sponsors for your donations that make these 'best on the web' contests keep on happening for us.

fat78 4 years ago

Atleast you are alive my wife died in that fire. Now i must live day by day with the pain in my heart

lifeskills 4 years ago

anyone know how to add video to my files, so I can post it?  Is there size/format limitations, cause I keep getting an error message when I try.

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="lifeskills"]

anyone know how to add video to my files, so I can post it?  Is there size/format limitations, cause I keep getting an error message when I try.

[/quote]

Post it on youtube and then link to it,............

Inspector 4 years ago

Whats all this talk about balls? and stories? O.o

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]

Whats all this talk about balls? and stories? O.o

[/quote]

Who's balls?  What stories?

acarzt 4 years ago

Yea, just do what neil said, it's much easier :-P

Dave_HH 4 years ago

Umm... PING!!!  Big Smile


New HH Giveaway!

http://hothardware.com/News/NVIDIA-and-HH-Just-Cause-2-Giveaway-Just-Cuz/

Just to whet your whistle till the next big one comes along.Wink

animatortom 4 years ago

Was his name "Mountain Oyster"?

NO....Ballthazar :P

Ball-Z for short :(

Inspector 4 years ago

LOL Ball-Z :D. Was that short for dragon ball-z?... :D

realneil 4 years ago

Itch-Z balls, not to be confused with sweaty, stinky, or salty,...........

realneil 4 years ago

Ok,... I think we've thrashed that subject thoroughly,.... now how about that bitchin case that this computer comes in? This thing is close to perfection if what I'm seeing on the CoolerMaster website is true. What a crapload of cool features! (but no nuts)

CoolerMaster 690II Advance

 

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

Ok,... I think we've thrashed that subject thoroughly,.... now how about that bitchin case that this computer comes in? This thing is close to perfection if what I'm seeing on the CoolerMaster website is true. What a crapload of cool features! (but no nuts)

CoolerMaster 690II Advance

 

[/quote]

If those specs are accurate... them man... this is a SWEET case.

I really like that SATA dock on top of the case. That's so awesome!

acarzt 4 years ago

The doc said he would use the computer too google how to reattach a testicle...

I'm kind of conserned about that fact that it's been long tho...

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

do sad stories increase chances? lol

 ITs little fat's birthday next month and all he wants is a sick computer rig

[/quote]

Better yet, why not claim that your PC is obsolete, people love to hear "that" story.

3vi1 4 years ago

[quote user="fat78"]

do sad stories increase chances? lol

 ITs little fat's birthday next month and all he wants is a sick computer rig

[/quote]

I would doubt it.  There's a world full of people that could really use this thing, and it's going to make anyone who wins deliriously happy.

Incidentally, I heard acarzt's family has a genetic predisposition to  a cancer that can only be cured if he gets a PC capable of folding core_15 GPU units. (I live to entertain realneil <g>)

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"] I heard acarzt's family has a genetic predisposition to  a cancer that can only be cured if he gets a PC capable of folding core_15 GPU units. [/quote]

And that's what I was talkin' about! YEAH!!

Inspector 4 years ago

Psh Taylor, this is a thread for contestants to chat it out! You can talk about what ever you like... Just like all those other contest we had xD

fat78 4 years ago

is it just me or is any one else seeing the replies scrambled

acarzt 4 years ago

Scrambled how?

Everything looks normal to me.

fat78 4 years ago

nvm its fine now. for a little bit the post were out of order

fat78 4 years ago

For some reason my laptop changes the order of post around.

sackyhack 4 years ago

The order of the posts are different in the forums than in the comment section of the article.  Maybe that's what messed you up.

Inspector 4 years ago

Prubinst, you will have to start posting and hope you win the next one :). Why do people come in and say i want to win? then i never see them again... :(

animatortom 4 years ago

Inspector...You might have to ask JturnBull that questionStick out tongue

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]Why do people come in and say i want to win? then i never see them again[/quote]

You need some time on your hands to be successful at this. A good dose of dedication is also in order. Many of these guys just happen to find the site, see the contest and think that one or three posts will get them a brand new computer. Why not post a few times? I don't blame them at all.

Marco and Dave just may surprise us all one day and award one of these systems to one of the 'Hit & Run' posters! The recent Eyefinity winner (JturnBull)  hasn't been back has he? (if so, then I apologize, but I haven't seen him) To be fair, his entry WAS certainly a winner and I think that he won it fair and square, but he's gone.

In the end, It'll go to who they decide it goes to, for their reasons and by their methodology. They say to post, we post. Personally I don't think that Flaming chiding anyone is doing any good for our chances. Maybe I'm wrong.

Some of us are lucky enough to get their attention, and that's cool. The fact that this opportunity even exists is tremendous!

Good Luck to all of you Scurvy Dogs! Tuesday you'll know who it is this time!

acarzt 4 years ago

Yea, Dave and Marco could shock us all and pick some guy who made just 1 epic post and then dissappeared lol

*crosses fingers and hope they don't* lol :-D

slugbug 4 years ago

You weren't using the Firefox Dyslexic extension were you?

Inspector 4 years ago

Slugbug, who is that a reply for?

 

Also acarzt, i say next time a contest comes up we use that reply to get the points up... :D

lonewolf 4 years ago

@ realneil you are spot on. Yea the last winner had a great presentation on the eyefinity but "Loyalty is everything" as the Gambino family would say. I am not hear for a handout, I truly enjoy this site and all it has to offer.

I got help right off the bat here with my question and that goes along way with me!!!!!!

Good luck to all.

slugbug 4 years ago

"By Inspector on Jul 29, 2010

Slugbug, who is that a reply for?"

It was a reply to fat78's post about replies being scrambled.

AKwyn 4 years ago

I've been trying as hard as I can but it seems July is a very slow month for news; I don't know if I contributed as well as I did to be included in their sweepstakes.

acarzt 4 years ago

Make your own news! lol

I had the same content to rummage through and I managed in some cases almost 80 posts in a day! lol

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="TaylorKarras"] I've been trying as hard as I can [/quote]

And that's the key. Try and don't stop trying. Don't get frustrated and give up.

In time, it will probably happen as it did for me.

animatortom 4 years ago

Kinda like dating @ the bars....50,000 No's, and one yes still make a Yes..:P

 

Keep trying and you will eventually get lucky!  Thanks HotHardware/Cyberpower Big Smile

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]50,000 No's[/quote]

50,000 No's????? 50,000??

animatortom 4 years ago

Yeah, That was a reference to that old Eddie Murphy sketch where he was talking about Michael Jackson Zip it!

acarzt 4 years ago

lol 50,000 no's and I think it's time to start paying for the company of a woman lol

realneil 4 years ago

 Wilted Flower  It's never, ever, time to pay for it,......never.  Wilted Flower

lifeskills 4 years ago

Very excited to see who wins the PC, but these next two days are going to be long.  Good luck everyone

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="lifeskills"]

Very excited to see who wins the PC, but these next two days are going to be long.  Good luck everyone

[/quote]

No kidding man! It's already been a long week lol The anticipation is killing me lol plus they sometime announce the winner(s) late lol

AKwyn 4 years ago

I got $500 bucks the winner is acarzt.

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="TaylorKarras"]

I got $500 bucks the winner is acarzt.

[/quote]

So if I don't get it... are you gonna give me that $500? lol

*edit*

lol if read just the right way... that could sound like I just won $500 from you lol

Sweet... I just won $500... and I might win a new computer too ;-)

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="TaylorKarras"]

I got $500 bucks the winner is acarzt.

[/quote]

Dude, you're on!

Optix 4 years ago

Congrats Tom!

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]Dude, you're on![/quote]

Ha! I thought that that post may have a repercussion or two. I didn't have the extra cash or I might have taken him up on that. Then it would have been sweet if HE had won. (like paying 500 bucks for the box he won!)

acarzt 4 years ago

Hey, where's my $500? lol

digitaldd 4 years ago

[quote user="Super Dave"]

[quote user="TaylorKarras"]

I got $500 bucks the winner is acarzt.

[/quote]

Dude, you're on!

[/quote]

Collect if you can Dave..

 

Congratulations AnimatorTom...

animatortom 4 years ago

 Wilted Flower  It's never, ever, time to pay for it,......never.  Wilted Flower

Yeah, women are like computers, one way or another you have to pay for it, or else you end up playing with yourselfStick out tongue

Although, I have never paid for it! Never needed toCool I do see the sailors on the corner here in waikiki, literally spending like drunken sailorsDevil Which is just sad, In wartime our military should not have to pay for it! To me, that was once know as a war profiteer!? I have been lucky in that department, yet... always have to pay for the computers!

So I agree with you Neil...Never pay for it! Yet Acarzt is a prime example of winning and still having to pay for it? That is why he said if he wins, it goes to his girlfriendStick out tongue  SO if he doesnt, then he will need that 500 dollars to keep her happy with nights out on the town. Or else he will be fraggin MMORPGing by himselfGeeked Personally, I would use it to be more productive and have the ability to produce faster and secure more work . In order to make her happy, although she already is, without the need for a Pos-T-VacIndifferent

So on behalf of our wives and girlfreinds...Thank you HotHardware and CyberpowerComputer...From all of usYes

acarzt 4 years ago

lol... oh this rig would be a blessing...

The GF spent like 4-5 hours today on MY rig playing Bioshock 2 lol

:-P I need to win her a rig of my own so I can reclaim mine lol

sackyhack 4 years ago

I think they should pick a new user who sets a good example for other new users....did I win??  No?  *begins to unbutton shirt slowly* how about now?  No I'm not wearing a black wool sweater under my shirt, why do you ask?

AKwyn 4 years ago

[quote user="sackyhack"]

I think they should pick a new user who sets a good example for other new users....did I win??  No?  *begins to unbutton shirt slowly* how about now?  No I'm not wearing a black wool sweater under my shirt, why do you ask?

[/quote]

I don't know, you and lifeskills might be the good examples here, all the other ones are generic Charlie Browns (fat78).

realneil 4 years ago

@Tom,

Wilted Flower  It's never, ever, time to pay for it,......never.  Wilted Flower

Not because you're ugly or handsome, or rich or poor. Not because your 'wee one' is really wee, or not even if you go to parties and sit around 'licking your own eyebrows' to attract attention.

You never pay for it because it makes it less and not special, like pooping or something.

  If it has no heart or feelings to it then it isn't worth doing. Especially for money.

Also, if someone wins this, then it's over, right then and there. If they want to donate it to the relief efforts in Haiti or give it to the one who has their heart, it's no business of anyone's but the winner. Giving it to the significant other is really a smart move, but I'd strip it down first! Yuk-Yuk!.


 

animatortom 4 years ago

OK Neil, you put way to much thought into it :P
 
What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. I never have had to worry about the wee one, or a hell-no face :) But there are others out there who need to obtain things like Bentley's or Rolex's in order to attract others in their hunting routines.  Winning something like this should be just as special as having to save up for it yourself! Yet some people still look at it as just another toy, like pooping! They will just do it again?
 

We are all prostitutes in one form or another, if you have never done anything that gained you a paycheck or received "special" favors in one form or another, then I would tend to agree. Then you would probably be some Buddhist monk living a solitary life from birth, in the hills of Tibet. I just always try and do what is right for me, and help others the same way. Then hope that others are just as happy. Kinda like this contest, we all just have to hope and see what comes our way. yet like dating you get what you pay for, one way or another :( So don't say you have never had to sit through a chick flick?!
Besides, if my SO, wants it she better strip down first...Yul-Yuk ! Devil

 We all just hope for the best and see what comes our way. My dating routine and philosophy on life has always been like Hudson in "Aliens" .... because if you don't play you cant win, or loose? You kinda have to walk into it and see what comes your way, So go in and say ....
 
"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you @!%#$! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this?"
 
If that fails just say "Game over man...Game over....!! Why don't you put her in charge......":(

Good luck to all, You will know before me since the time difference from New York, to the middle of the Pacific :P
"HI,...I'm Charlie Brown!"
realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]if you have never done anything that gained you a paycheck[/quote]

That's 99.9999% of people born without a silver spoon in their mouths. Sure I worked for many years, was in the Army, and built Spaceships too.

[quote user="animatortom"]I never have had to worry about the wee one, or a hell-no face[/quote]

Why worry about it anyway? (even a tiny one feels like it's a monster)

[quote user="animatortom"]Besides, if my SO, wants it she better strip down first...[/quote]

Oh crap,... goodnight, I just don't have the energy right now.

Goodnight Tom, and all of you, and good luck too.

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]Kinda like dating @ the bars....50,000 No's, [/quote]

Maybe you will have better luck HERE with Tara!

Inspector 4 years ago

LOL Daave, she might be that one yes :D

 

Well Good Luck to All! Will be excited to see the winner!

lonewolf 4 years ago

@ Super Dave like Quagmire would say "huy huy aaaaaallllllllright giggity-giggity-goo"!!!!!!!

fat78 4 years ago

the day has come time to nut up or shut up.

i think i am going to win ( sleeping with a few higher ups)

fat78 4 years ago

oops thought it was monday already lol

Inspector 4 years ago

OMG Fat, its not monday? i thought it was! :( lol

 

There is only one more day! Best Luck to all and acarzt! :P

acarzt 4 years ago

lol... if anyone should have forgotten what day it is and thought it was monday... it should be me lol

I work Sunday trough Thursday. Man that get's confusing sometimes.... especially since i've been working monday through friday for almos a year no *sigh* :-P

realneil 4 years ago

They announce on Tuesday according to the first page,...

Oops! My bad, It's Monday.

acarzt 4 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

They announce on Tuesday according to the first page.

[/quote]

Quote from the first page:

"The contest will run through July, and we'll announce the winner on Monday, August 2, 2010."

So technically... the contest may very well already be over and a winner is already chosen :-P

lifeskills 4 years ago

Looks like I'll be glued to this site again tomorrow. HotHardware really knows how to keep the fans coming back!

acarzt 4 years ago

lol They sure do!

Maybe they'll annouce the winner at midnight?! :-D

Unlikely... but that sure would be nice! lol

animatortom 4 years ago

LOL...Lookin for a little midnight love from the GFIndifferent

acarzt 4 years ago

Looking for a little midnight love from HH :-D

If I win, can I get a HH T-shirt sign by all the guys? :-D

fat78 4 years ago

I most likly wont be on tomorrow got to go out most of the day

eunoia 4 years ago

.

acarzt 4 years ago

lol.... so much for a midnight announcement.

The anticipation is killing me.

animatortom 4 years ago

Just go tell her you won it and Im sure you will get someStick out tongue

If not, try tequilaDevil

acarzt 4 years ago

All out of tequila... but I've got plenty of other sources of alcohol in the apartment lol

lifeskills 4 years ago

Used to have the same problem Acarzt.  Girlfriend always up on the computer.  This year I convinced her to custom build instead of going Imac.  Built her a phenom II 955 box thats pretty sweet.  Needless to say shes off my rig so If I win this...  Its all mine!!!

fat78 4 years ago

Password it if you win so she stays off lol

lifeskills 4 years ago

or just tell her that Spore and The Sims wont run on it lol

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]try tequila[/quote]

Wilted Flower Tequila = Ta-Kill-Ya Wilted Flower

NAkbar 4 years ago

i need this computer

superjoe324 4 years ago

this could be my beast

fat78 4 years ago

btw i am robbing the winner.

nefarious 4 years ago

whos the winner

acarzt 4 years ago

lol no one knows yet. They sometimes don't announce until the next day..... soooooo... ya know...

We'll see..

Inspector 4 years ago

AwW! i came home form work hoping the winner would be announced already!

 

Bet they waiting till midnight of today to announce it like a few other times... :) lol

sackyhack 4 years ago

It's like how on reality show contests they wait 5 minutes between "And the winner is" and the name of the winner, making you lean forward in anticipation. Except instead of leaning, I'm slamming F5 at super-sonic speeds.

acarzt 4 years ago

Yea... they like to make us wait lol

chainzsaw 4 years ago

lol funny comments guys, well good luck to everyone. Makin us wait and all.

marco c 4 years ago

Check it!

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/50024.aspx

ddayjason 4 years ago

I have been doing exactly that since the early nineties, even with some big corporations. The problem here is a mater of principle. The response I received from ATI did not address my general concerns about their marketing practices. They basically said FU...Buy more!!!

So, I will not contribute to those marketing practices if they are unwilling to even understand and work with the people that have supported them for so many years. I know all companies do these type of things, and I also believe that is what has driven people away from companies like Intel and NVidia. It is also reversing those practises, that will drive people back to them. With these to-big-to-fail companies, they have just turned into companies that are just to big to care!

The main problem is that the bad marketing made me decide on the 8800 without upgrading the rest of the computer. Which, in turn has not improved my productivity! I have seen a slight increase in the rendering, yet other problems have replaced the time spent on the ones fixed. With a budget going to one card, instead of going to upgrade the entire system, all I feel I have done is blow the budget and many months for integration. Only to have a system that has shown little improvement, as far as productivity. If I would have gone with a new CPU and DDR3 RAM with the 7800, I would have been able to cut months into weeks. Instead, I am still stuck with a 2.6Duo-core, and 4GB DDR2, which causes lock ups when trying to do the final renders! For most artist like most people, time is money!

I would just be wasting time if I created materials for their marketing campaign, knowing that their own products don't contribute to increased productivity!

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