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Annisman's Second Annual Christmas Giveaway! *New* Winner Announced!

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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 8:04:54 AM

CONTEST HAS ENDED, CHECK POST # 2!

I imagine a fair number of you have seen at least one of my giveaways here on Tom's. The most recent one was a GTX 480 that was won by AMW if I remember correctly.

There have been four or five other giveaways, including steam games, other video cards, hard drives, cpu's, memory and other computer hardware. Usually I upgrade my computer, and am left over with generally new, and well taken care of 'extra' parts. I used to sell these parts on Ebay, or here on the forums, but that is tedious, and you never get the amount that you want, so now I just give them to you guys.

This is my second annual Christmas giveaway, it is no different that one of my other giveaways, it just takes place a few weeks before Christmas.

As the title vaguely suggests, I am giving away a GTX 285. It is a BFG, overclocked edition, my brother was using it in his rig until I swapped it for a GTX 460 (from my old setup).




Anyways, all you have to do to enter for this giveaway is to post in this thread and list the computer setup you will be adding the card to

Secondly, you need to post one of the following for my amusement: A picture of a pet (doesn't have to be yours, you can find it on the internet!) dressed up in a christmas costume. OR A de-motivational poster (keep it clean) OR any other picture involving cats, kittens or 'cats in sinks' which is my favorite.

Thirdly (and lastly) you must not enter if you have a high-end graphics card already, so if you have a card that is equal to or better than a GTX 285 then don't enter please! :non:  Give someone else a chance, thanks.

You can look up the 'Tom's Hardware Graphics Heirarchy Chart' if you are not sure.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, must live in the USA to be elligible.


Now of course, these guidlines are not hard, and rather rediculous, but, still, I reserve the right to do these things how I want to right ? :D 

I will ship the card a few days after the contest is over, I will pick the winner randomly, I will pay for shipping. :hello: 

Lastly, I want to say Merry Christmas!

For my family, Christmas is about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I hope whatever you celebrate brings you joy and comfort this holiday season!

And of course, good luck to all !

- Annisman
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 8:05:19 AM

*** Reserved to Announce Winner***


The *New* winner of the random giveaway is Pyrozen, he's got a full 24 hours to get ahold of me before I pick another name.

EDIT: WINNER HAS CONTACTED ME!


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends, God Bless!

Look for other giveaways as soon as I can spare them, I am out of money and spare parts lol.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 8:47:37 AM

I guess I'm in. I don't have the pic handy right now but I'll edit it when I get in. I should have some odd cat pic on my drive somewhere. (do the facepalm or fail pics count as de-motivational?)

E6600 on a Foxconn X38 board with 4GBs of GSkill DDR2-800 ram. 1.75TB of drive space, Delta sourced Antec EA500W PSU and a 5750 to top it off. The setup as a whole is pretty good on my 1680x1050 LCD. My 5750 only seems to handle 2x AA however.

Win or lose, congrats to you sir for doing this.

Edit: This pic has always made me laugh.



I've also heard good things about this pic before.



And, because you can never have enough cat pics, I offer this just because we can.



Actually because we are geeks thats probably Mt. Dew or Pepsi, but you get my point.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 8:54:12 AM

4745454b said:
I guess I'm in. I don't have the pic handy right now but I'll edit it when I get in. I should have some odd cat pic on my drive somewhere. (do the facepalm or fail pics count as de-motivational?)

E6600 on a Foxconn X38 board with 4GBs of GSkill DDR2-800 ram. 1.75TB of drive space, Delta sourced Antec EA500W PSU and a 5750 to top it off. The setup as a whole is pretty good on my 1680x1050 LCD. My 5750 only seems to handle 2x AA however.

Win or lose, congrats to you sir for doing this.


Fail pics are good to use, I'm not gonna be picky.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 9:08:22 AM

Have you got a closing date for this?
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 10:51:53 AM



Now let's see, what is in my PC... *ponders for a moment* ...ah, I think I remember!

i7 920
MSI X58 Pro-E
2x3GB of some RAM that I think is G.Skill
Zotac GTX275
Corsair HX-520
Coolermaster CM690 (not a fan of it)
640GB WD Caviar Black
30GB OCZ Vertex
Dust
More Dust
Even more dust


Thanks again for running this annisman. Merry Christmas all!
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 1:15:08 PM

Damn got a GTX460 so count me out :( 
My other rig can sure use a upgrade over those two 9800gt.

Good luck to who ever wins :) 
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a c 143 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 3:23:53 PM

As always, Annisman, thank for your generosity and good luck to all who enter!

Think I'll give this one a go:

My System:
Intel Core I5-760
Gigabyte H55M-S2V
4 Gig (2x2GB) RAM
ATI HD 4650




-Wolf sends
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December 11, 2010 4:02:44 PM

My system:
Intel C2Q Q9550
X48 mobo
MSI Radeon 4850
2GB DDR3-1333

Cat picture
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 4:06:39 PM

As I cannot enter the competition.

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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 4:21:45 PM

God bless you for your continued generosity annisman.

Quote:
Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.
St. Augustine of Hippo


Merry Christmas!!

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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 6:34:58 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you got a closing date for this?


I'll close it within a week, but no specific date. Think 5-7 days.
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December 11, 2010 7:08:16 PM

Hey all

My entry for the give away:

Specs
Intel e6750 Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz || Gigabyte P35-DS3L rev2.0 || g.Skill 4GB 1066 DDR2 5-5-5-15 || XFX Geforce 8800 GTS 320 MB || OCZ 600 watt



It is very generous of you to hold a give away :)  Thanks for being so kind to your fellow gamers!

Merry Christmas to all!
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December 11, 2010 7:10:23 PM

Intel E8500
2gb DDR2-800
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L
NVidia GTX 260 (older 192 SP version)

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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 7:31:56 PM

Annisman said:
I'll close it within a week, but no specific date. Think 5-7 days.


I'll sticky it then and un-sticky it next Sunday or Monday.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 7:32:14 PM

This topic has been sticky in top of the forum by Mousemonkey
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 7:36:21 PM

Am I allowed to enter considering I won the HD4770 a while back?
(Thanks again btw, nice card for low resolutions.)
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 7:44:22 PM

jyjjy said:
Am I allowed to enter considering I won the HD4770 a while back?
(Thanks again btw, nice card for low resolutions.)

No you can't!!
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 10:49:12 PM

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December 12, 2010 12:20:59 AM

UGHHHHHHHHH fuxin...accidently clicking bookmarks and losing my super long post...ah well here we go.

For disclaimer purposes, I am probably buying a 6890[ok, not 6890, whatever the equivalent is to the 5870 is, damn AMD and your confusing naming schemes] when they come out[or when I can manage to get one] if they are ~300$. If they're not out by February I'll probably go with a 5870. I am also [hopefully] building a new rig for Christmas. Telling you this because of the third stipulation. I realize it's only two months, but it'd be nice to have the...285[lol forgot] for those two months, and then later as a PhysX slave hopefully if I can get it to work. That being said, I know there are more deserving people probably and that's why I'm putting this upfront and bolding.

Current system is a 8800GTX, Intel Core 2 duo @2.33ghz, 2[1x2]GB ram, etc. Uhmm..and here's the sink cat, since I believe my dog is far too old and bionic to wear Christmas clothes.





I suppose that's my two cents D:

Happy Christmas[Yes I live in the US, but I prefer to say it that way =-p] and God bless.
[Finding that cat took a bit, it was the one I liked best. I hope no one else posted it ];]
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 12:24:46 AM

winuwinu said:
UGHHHHHHHHH fuxin...accidently clicking bookmarks and losing my super long post...ah well here we go.

For disclaimer purposes, I am probably buying a 6890 when they come out[or when I can manage to get one] if they are ~300$. If they're not out by February I'll probably go with a 5870. I am also [hopefully] building a new rig for Christmas. Telling you this because of the third stipulation. I realize it's only two months, but it'd be nice to have the...285[lol forgot] for those two months, and then later as a PhysX slave hopefully if I can get it to work. That being said, I know there are more deserving people probably and that's why I'm putting this upfront and bolding.

Current system is a 8800GTX, Intel Core 2 duo @2.33ghz, 2[1x2]GB ram, etc. Uhmm..and here's the sink cat, since I believe my dog is far too old and bionic to wear Christmas clothes.


http://i56.tinypic.com/sxhbx0.jpg


I suppose that's my two cents D:

Happy Christmas[Yes I live in the US, but I prefer to say it that way =-p] and God bless.
[Finding that cat took a bit, it was the one I liked best. I hope no one else posted it ];]


Super cute picture, and thanks for being up-front about your upgrade intentions.
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December 12, 2010 1:23:11 AM

ah well,
get the cat/demotivational out of the way first, i'd be putting it in a core 2 quad 2.33Ghz, gts250 1Gb, 8Gb ddr2 ram,
and have a friend with a 7900GTX that would love a gts250 for christmas :D 
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 1:50:15 AM

Lol @ Annisman's cat-in-sink fetish.

I spot a DEATH ADDER!!! Nice! My Girlfriend ruined mine a few weeks ago, since they apparently react very poorly to spilled drinks. So for Xmas I'm apparently getting a Roccat Kone+! She actually did the research herself and determined it the best (by asking OCN, AT, and TPU because they were on my favorites!), I never heard of it before. Isn't she sweet (when she wants to be)? I miss my DA, though, my old shedding and dirty Diamondback is barely holding me off.

Anyway, I'm posting to say Merry Christmas and happy Holidays to you and everyone else. Congratulations to whoever wins.

And just for you Annis:


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Priceless!
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 2:33:15 AM

Hehe. For my birthday (which is in...30 minutes), I got a DirectCU HD6850. Feels great to not 'want' any sort of sys upgrade now. You'll make someone happy!

Feel free to use my little kitty as a picture.



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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 2:47:39 AM

shadow187 said:
Hehe. For my birthday (which is in...30 minutes), I got a DirectCU HD6850. Feels great to not 'want' any sort of sys upgrade now. You'll make someone happy!

Feel free to use my little kitty as a picture.
http://i51.tinypic.com/2ns6rd1.jpg


http://i54.tinypic.com/wkg5t3.jpg


Its been bugging the hell out of me, not wanting to change ANYTHING about my system. Not that it is a bad thing, its just such a new thing for me!

Your kitty is great!
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:15:35 AM

Thanks :) 

There's something where you can send in a picture to have it put onto a postcard. If it does make it then you can win a reward or something..but we're planning on sending the first picture. It looks so...professional? Nice? Holliday-ish? Not sure, but it's pretty dang nice (and yes, I took it ;) ).
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:15:58 AM

That kitty is so cute.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:23:19 AM

Here's two more, including the requested 'cat-in-a-sink'.



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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 4:58:16 AM

Quote:
@Annisman I never thought boys also like cat so much.


I like their sassy attitudes.
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 5:27:33 AM

USA !!!!
I'm in India.I currently have an 8400 GS and I was ready to give all the things for your amusement. But when I read USA!!. I was minblown. Anyway good luck to the rest
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 6:10:07 AM

I think I will pull myself out of the running. The last thing I need is an even hotter card in the middle of summer! I'd probably be forced to actually clean out all of the dust! :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 7:10:31 AM

Quote:
I never thought boys also like cat so much.


Sir, I will have you know that I surf icanhascheezburger.com daily. I love both cats and dogs, but I find that cats have more of a personality, while dogs are more affectionate.
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 8:23:17 AM

Love cats, funny, that I have never been able to own one....
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 8:26:34 AM

Allergic?
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 9:42:18 AM

No I still live at home, but when I get outa here, first thing I'm doing is buying a cat, I mean, who needs a refridgerator ?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 10:43:46 AM

Annisman said:
...I mean, who needs a refridgerator ?


Umm... The CAT does! Where else are you going to keep the Dom Purr-ignon?





-Wolf sends
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 10:47:31 AM

jyjjy said:
Oh well. I shall post pics of my kitty anyway and you can't stop me :p 


I can't (and won't) stop you from entering and winning either but I can protest! :lol: 
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 1:57:08 PM

I actually finds that my cat is more affectionate than my dog (that I had). A dog is indeed more of a stand-by-your-side, but cats just know when to be somewhere to make the owner happy. My little kitty is, every morning at 5:15am, outside my door. As soon as I open it, she walks in, jumps on my bed, purrs, and makes my morning *just* that much better.

I feel bad for those with allergic reactions though.. I'm allergic to my kitten actually. Every time I carry her I HAVE to wash my hands and arms, otherwise I get no sleep because of my headache/stuffed nose.
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 2:40:07 PM

Congrats to whoever wins!
Live in Canada so can't participate....
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 2:40:22 PM

And Merry Christmas!
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 5:16:26 PM

shadow187 said:

I feel bad for those with allergic reactions though.. I'm allergic to my kitten actually. Every time I carry her I HAVE to wash my hands and arms, otherwise I get no sleep because of my headache/stuffed nose.


Perhaps in the future you should get a Siberian cat. They are Hypoallergenic.
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 6:05:11 PM

Or one of the hairless ones, but they are kinda ugly.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 6:22:10 PM

Cats: Invading hardware discussion since 1970.

But I might end up getting a Husky. Wolves have always been my favorite animal, and a Husky is the closest you can get.
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December 12, 2010 9:20:37 PM

Cm storm sniper case.

Antec tru power 480w psu

Radeon 3870

Generic 775 mobo ripped from a crappy hp.

Generic optical drive form the same shitty hp

2 gb ddr2 (Samsung, from the Hp)

e6600 dual core.

Bassically I bought the storm sniper case for 50$ of hard fourm, built a rig around it. I then sold my rig and took some parts from an old HP Xw4400 workstation and shoved them in the case.

(Found the PSU at my local garbage
!)
My friend charles bought a Gtx 570, he loaned his 3870 to me so i can play cs source :) 

Im going to be building a sandy bridge system of either (Hopefully) your Gtx 285 or a Gtx 460 or maybe even a 5870 or a gtx 480.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 10:28:03 PM

shadow187 said:
I actually finds that my cat is more affectionate than my dog (that I had). A dog is indeed more of a stand-by-your-side, but cats just know when to be somewhere to make the owner happy. My little kitty is, every morning at 5:15am, outside my door. As soon as I open it, she walks in, jumps on my bed, purrs, and makes my morning *just* that much better.

I feel bad for those with allergic reactions though.. I'm allergic to my kitten actually. Every time I carry her I HAVE to wash my hands and arms, otherwise I get no sleep because of my headache/stuffed nose.

I agree. Cats are very affectionate but sometimes you need to earn that affection. Dogs are more like affection sluts, giving it away to all :p 
As for the allergies have you tried Benadryl? Worked great for my brother who has issues.
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a c 361 U Graphics card
December 13, 2010 10:21:20 PM

I don't want the card...

But I'll post a pic...




What's up with cats and sinks?
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December 14, 2010 12:04:28 AM

My cat in a box

My brother with the same cat and his new bike.

http://vimeo.com/16964820

My system:

AMD Phenom X4 955
Gigabyte 790XT-USB3
4 GB RAM
600W PSU
EVGA 8600 GTS 512MB

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Thanks to Annisman for spreading holiday spirit!

edit: Not sure if the video is working right. Let me know if you can see it.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 12:21:03 AM

jaguarskx said:
I don't want the card...

But I'll post a pic...

http://www.funnycatpix.com/_pics/Sink_Cats819.jpg


What's up with cats and sinks?


I dunno, it must be pretty comfy in there.

Also: You still using XP bro ? For serious ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 12:24:05 AM

skeeziks said:
My cat in a box
http://i55.tinypic.com/2nom68.jpg
My brother with the same cat and his new bike.

http://vimeo.com/16964820

My system:

AMD Phenom X4 955
Gigabyte 790XT-USB3
4 GB RAM
600W PSU
EVGA 8600 GTS 512MB

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Thanks to Annisman for spreading holiday spirit!

edit: Not sure if the video is working right. Let me know if you can see it.




Hahaha that video is hilarious!

Your brother's bike has massive tires.

I liked the end credits " Mr. Felix as Mr. Felix "

He did a great job.
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