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As Promised: Free ASUS 6600GT

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June 7, 2007 3:33:23 AM

Hello all. I recently won a used 7900 GT from the very generous PETEvsDRM here on the forums. I am hoping to be able to help someone else, though not quite as dramatically. The 7900 is replacing a good condition Asus 6600 GT which I no longer need, and I figure there must be someone out there who needs an upgrade, even if it is only to a 6600 GT.

The contest has the same rules as the earlier one did:

1. I am not rich myself, so you have got to live in the US.

2. Pictures of the inside of your old rig will help. (if you have a handwritten note that says Space1Monkey in the picture that would go a long way towards proving it is a real pic)

3. You have to have some reason why you can't get it yourself.

4. You have to have a pci express slot.

I will ship this out this weekend (9th June) to whoever wins.

Here are a few pics of the 6600GT:





June 7, 2007 4:13:33 AM

I don't need the card. But I just want to say I think you guys are amazing for doing this.
June 7, 2007 5:25:21 AM

WHS ^^^

Nice work passing on the luv.
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June 7, 2007 6:18:20 AM

Curse be to my AGP mobo! :x

I can see myself on some long EE2/RoN sessions with a card like this. 1280x1024 res (full spec for me on my 17") with full effects. Yeah 2003, what a year :lol: 

Seriously though, good to see you've kept "pass it on" alive. Props to you, our friendly celestial primate :D 
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 7:54:31 AM

I salute you, maybe the winner here will pass on their card. Although soon we are going to be giving away free TNT 2's :lol: 
June 7, 2007 8:08:41 AM

Hi, I am an 18 year old female and i try to play games with my husband... he has a 7800+ and I have a 5200FX and... its modded... the fan died on it and I have had it jerry rigged since... well.. since i have had it.. the 6600 will allow me to play games with my husband.. that is one thing that I have wanted to do for a long time... (he plays BF2142 and my 5200 does not play it well at all hah) I want to suprise my husband by being able to go in his games and beat his butt!!! many thanks for a consideration space1monkey! enjoy your day! I have an a8n-prem mothetboard so I am ready for an pcie upgrade

P.S my husband is Shizamaaur, I don't have any posts because i follow his account here on THGF, I will be willing to give away my FX5200 to a needy person!

I will have pictures posted tomorrow! sorry I can't do them tonigiht, I don't have my camera.
June 7, 2007 8:17:43 AM

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Hi, I am an 18 year old female and i try to play games with my husband... he has a 7800+ and I have a 5200FX and... its modded... the fan died on it and I have had it jerry rigged since... well.. since i have had it.. the 6600 will allow me to play games with my husband.. that is one thing that I have wanted to do for a long time... (he plays BF2142 and my 5200 does not play it well at all hah) many thanks for a consideration space1monkey! enjoy your day!

P.S my husband is Shizamaaur, I don't have any posts because i follow his account here on THGF, I will be willing to give away my FX5200 to a needy person!


I'm going to save space1monkey some time by asking you these questions:

-Do you live in the U.S.A?
-Can your mobo support a PCI-E card? Your FX5200 says no.
-Why can't you get it yourself?
-Need pictures!

Sorry if it seems a bit rude of me but your post was rather devoid of (required) information.
June 7, 2007 8:25:54 AM

I understand, my motherboard that I have sitting waiting for a video card (a8n-prem) can support pci express.
I live in Pekin, Il, USA
My husband has recently bought his pc, and our kids currently take most of our budget, they play WOW (14, and 16 years old we buy them monthly cards) I don't understand how the game can be that interesting. Schooling is expensive, but I would rather see them with good schooling than anything else... we all know how the world works these days! I absolutely love all the battlefields, and I have an account that I got for Christmas, I would love to be able to play with my husband! thanks!!! PICTURES SOON I promise! I need to get my camera from my eldest brother

Also, any advise on how to upload pics, I don't want to ask my husband because I want it to be a surprise if I anything happens!!!! thanks eveyone!
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 8:35:59 AM

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I will be willing to give away my FX5200 to a needy person!

What did I just say in my previous post? :lol: 

As for uploading pics, make a free account with a site like photobucket (click here) and you can upload them from your pc to their site. Then you just copy the
June 7, 2007 8:41:55 AM

I swear I didn't see that, I promise I will give away my 5200!. i hope you all realize that! :cry:  I'm not gona have my camera till tomorrow! I promise I will have pics!
June 7, 2007 8:43:41 AM

Battlefield is pretty intensive, a 6600gt probably won't cut it. You'll definitely need 2 gig of ram and a fairly fast chip. Just in case you thought it would allow you to play BF2142 really well - it won't.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 8:48:00 AM

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I swear I didn't see that, I promise I will give away my 5200!. i hope you all realize that! :cry:  I'm not gona have my camera till tomorrow! I promise I will have pics!

I'm not saying you wont, its just funny that I said maybe the winner would pass on their old card, and then you went and said you would. Love it :lol: 

I just hope we dont get down to giving away REALLY old cards. It will be time to start over after this.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 8:49:21 AM

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Battlefield is pretty intensive, a 6600gt probably won't cut it. You'll definitely need 2 gig of ram and a fairly fast chip. Just in case you thought it would allow you to play BF2142 really well - it won't.

It will kill here 5200 tho. Sure she wont be playing max graphics, but its performance she wants, not eye candy (correct me if I'm wrong). Shizey dont expect lots of eye candy tho.
June 7, 2007 8:52:48 AM

I have a gig and a half of ram and a 3800+ x2 proc waiting... do you guys think that would be enough to play bf2142 on low... my vid card now wont even play it on low... I am currently using an abit a8v or something like that
June 7, 2007 8:56:18 AM

Thanks... that's what I want... to atleast be able to play the game at a smooth play.. it could even be at a low graphic quality, as long as i get to whoop Shizaamaaur! ;) !!!
June 7, 2007 9:01:58 AM

Right now I'm on an Athlon 64 3500+, 2GB RAM, and integrated graphics:(  I do have an PCI-e slot. I can't afford a card because I lost my previous job when my employer shut the business down, and I'm still between jobs, and I still need a way to pay for college so a video card is the last thing I can afford right now. I used to be a hardcore gamer but when my video card burned out I couldn't afford another, so I'm stuck on integrated. I will post pics of my rig tomorrow(well it's 4am here so later today I should say) Since I don't have an old card to give away, if I got this card I would continue the tradition and send out a spare 775 board I have laying around to a deserving member(eh I know it's not a video card but it's something right?)
June 7, 2007 9:26:08 AM

I don't want the card but I salute you for doing this. I'm just hoping we won't get to a used TNT2 given away by someone.

When do we hear aboout an ATI based card? like a x1900XT :p 

I reaaly enjoy this thread :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 9:33:55 AM

Why is everyone saluting me (or replying to me anyway) I'm not giving away a card Space1Monkey is :)  (good on ya son :trophy: )

@JT001: what 775 board is that?

@Shizey: Since you have a dualy and 1.5gb RAM, you should have no problems playing the game on low-mid settings. I play with 1gb RAM, gets a little jerky occasionally but i can handle it.
June 7, 2007 9:40:59 AM

i also have integrated graphics, yet i am still a pretty hardcore gamer. I'm limited to older games that do not require alot of power. I go to UC Irvine and have to pay about $2800 a quarter for just tuition alone, not to mention another 1500 for an apartment and books. I actually bought CS:S on steam because of my friends, but my computer can't handle it. My mobo is an intel 915GAG, so it has an empty pci express slot. I bought this computer for $400 3 years ago. Being a computer enthusiast, i've pretty much made my computer as efficient as it can using ghetto mods, rigging up fans with zipties, redoing all the wiring, and replacing the cpu cooler (prescotts run HOT!!). I've tested out a few 775 heatsinks and fans, so i am willing to pass those on, i have a mounted for 2 hours TT silent 775 heatsink lying around

Thanks for your consideration

a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 9:44:20 AM

I think I can read "Space1Monkey" on that paper :p 
June 7, 2007 9:47:58 AM

haha yea it's off my roommate's camera phone
June 7, 2007 10:07:07 AM

cool cool :) 

good work people.


lol, but yeah...eventually we will end up giving away some nice vintage cards 8) :) 
June 7, 2007 10:22:23 AM

The board is an asrock dual-vsta 775, nothing too fancy but i figured it'd be appropriate with it being compatable with a lot of different hardware, and I have no use for it because I don't have a 775 CPU(had an E4300 but I had to get rid of it almost as soon as I got it)
June 7, 2007 10:24:13 AM

People are being so generous these days :lol: 

Well to the OP, it's very nice of you to give your old card away :trophy:

Plz don't give it away to the guy who asked for a new pc on this forums :?
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 10:29:11 AM

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The board is an asrock dual-vsta 775, nothing too fancy but i figured it'd be appropriate with it being compatable with a lot of different hardware, and I have no use for it because I don't have a 775 CPU(had an E4300 but I had to get rid of it almost as soon as I got it)

I could do with one of those, I need to get me a C2D and 2gb DDR2 RAM. Look at my sig. DDR1 RAM is more than twice the price of DDR2 in australia. I can get 2gb DDR2 667 for $95 or 2gb DDR1 for $199 8O :x

EDIT: I could even use my current DDR1 ram until I could afford the DDR2! :D 
June 7, 2007 11:17:57 AM

What's the verdict? May is long gone :) 
June 7, 2007 12:55:02 PM

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What's the verdict? May is long gone :) 


Yea? , what happened to Graphics Cards for Needy Children, winner?

is there a video...

(b/w camera rolling with man in deep desperate voice speaking of how your donation will aide to pull a noob from the clutches of low FPS)
June 7, 2007 1:01:31 PM

So....your initial post said "I'm an 18 year old female," and your second says you have kids 14 and 16. You might want to clear that one up :-)

Kman
June 7, 2007 1:09:44 PM

Way to pay it forward! That's awesome.

Hey, if I win, I promise (cross my heart) to give someone my 8800GTS. :-)
June 7, 2007 1:21:38 PM

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So....your initial post said "I'm an 18 year old female," and your second says you have kids 14 and 16. You might want to clear that one up :-)

Kman


Nice catch. Too bad people try to be sneaky when it comes to free stuff. :?
June 7, 2007 1:25:36 PM

Well.. there does stand free 8O :lol: 

But yeah, good catch.
June 7, 2007 1:44:58 PM

Quote:
So....your initial post said "I'm an 18 year old female," and your second says you have kids 14 and 16. You might want to clear that one up :-)

Kman


Nice catch. Too bad people try to be sneaky when it comes to free stuff. :?

Well, I was *hoping* that she's really 38 and hit the 1 by mistake. But Occam's Razor points to your suggestion as well :-)

Kman
June 7, 2007 1:50:28 PM

Woot !

Good to see the gesture being carried on.
Way to go Space1Monkey! :D 

So anyway, I really need this 6600, cuz I am like, so needy and ummm I want to go to school and become the president and your video card would really help me save all of the needy children, kittens, and harmless old ladies if you send it to me!!!!11!!

Here is a pic of my rig
June 7, 2007 2:00:48 PM

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I will ship this out this weekend (9th May) to whoever wins.

I'm calling BS on this guy... he goes on and on about how poor he is and he can still afford a time machine!
June 7, 2007 5:19:13 PM

is the contest still in progres because i need that 6600 Gt but the only problem is that i`m not from US can i pay the shiping if i win please this is my only chance to get one of those here in my country is realy expensive to have one i`m from Paraguay - South America please tell me if the contest is still running i going to put the pictures of my rig
June 7, 2007 6:41:14 PM

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I will ship this out this weekend (9th May) to whoever wins.

I'm calling BS on this guy... he goes on and on about how poor he is and he can still afford a time machine!

Look at the original post date, it's in June 6th 10:33 pm (as in yesterday!!!). There is no way he could ship in May!!! He must mean June 9th, so keep submitting your entries.
June 7, 2007 7:04:55 PM

Well, I guess I should have cleared that up. They are my kids, but I was not the one who had them, my husband did in his previous marriage.. :oops: 
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 8:14:32 PM

Whoa, must be weird to have two kids that are only 2 and 4 years younger than you. Do they call you mom? I've been around these situations often but usually the kids and the stepmom are older, usually in mid to late twenties. And it seems as though you are in a good situation where they respect you. I've never seen that before with ages so close.
June 7, 2007 9:58:23 PM

Yeah, it was weird at first but now they are my kids I love them. On a side note, It was my birthday today!!! anddd well for my bday my husband bought me an 8800GTS 640mb ram!!!!!!! SO thanks for the consideration! and to whoever wins, congrats!!!! thanks again Space1Monkey!!! you are truly a great person! NOW OFF TO PLAY BF2142!! :p  :p  :D  :D 
June 7, 2007 10:09:15 PM

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Yeah, it was weird at first but now they are my kids I love them. On a side note, It was my birthday today!!! anddd well for my bday my husband bought me an 8800GTS 640mb ram!!!!!!! SO thanks for the consideration! and to whoever wins, congrats!!!! thanks again Space1Monkey!!! you are truly a great person! NOW OFF TO PLAY BF2142!! :p  :p  :D  :D 


Lol, congrats and happy b-day. :lol: 
June 7, 2007 10:19:17 PM

Yeah, she's happy. Now I can't get her out of that damn game! A mistake! :lol: 
June 7, 2007 10:53:45 PM

Posts like this make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside........ :wink:
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2007 11:03:09 PM

People seem to be ignoring your #3. I hope whoever gets it truely can't afford a new card for their best/only system.
June 7, 2007 11:08:44 PM

ok here is why i think you should send me the video card.

1. im using a emachines computer that i bought from walmart for 150.00 at the christmas blitz because i could not afford anything else.
2. i cant afford to upgrade my video card from the 6200tc card that is in the computer because i have a wife and 3 kids at home.
3. i only have a antec power supply because my wifes dad found it and gave it to me.
4. i think the radeon express 200 onboard graphics are better than my pcie video card but that takes cpu and memory away.
thanks for the chance to upgrade my video card.

and yes i live in USA

here is the pic of my case.

June 8, 2007 12:10:03 AM

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I'm calling BS on this guy... he goes on and on about how poor he is and he can still afford a time machine!


Good catch, sorry, yes, it will ship out this weekend JUNE 9th. Going to correct OP now.


I know I havn't been responding to folks on here, sorry, busy shutteling the kids around. I've seen a few good entries so far, keep the coming and don't forget to address the 4 main stipulations (and include pics if you can get them).

Nice pic PETEvsDRM, it that the PC my new 7900 came out of? :D 
June 8, 2007 12:55:51 AM

Very nice of you ^.^
June 8, 2007 2:10:13 AM

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I will be willing to give away my FX5200 to a needy person!

What did I just say in my previous post? :lol: 


Jajajajajajajajajajajaj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DUDE YOU MADE ME CRACK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JAJAJAJAJAJA!
June 8, 2007 2:10:33 AM

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Yeah, she's happy. Now I can't get her out of that damn game! A mistake! :lol: 


Wow! Amazing, she even has a better card than u do now :lol: 
June 8, 2007 3:00:05 AM

Its a good thing what both of you are doing.....I hope these chain continues even if we end up giving crappy cards.........coz someones garbage is someones riches. :wink:
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